Inn at the Park Bed & Breakfast
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Delight in the Victorian elegance and modern luxury of Inn at the Park Bed and Breakfast, a South Haven, Michigan bed and breakfast. Of all the luxury inns in South Haven, we boast the LARGEST rooms and suites! Come and experience the pampering and our famous NI-KO-KONG which means beautiful sunset.
Our newest addition is the Breakfast Bistro that we have in the backyard where we serve breakfast...and where you can enjoy your morning coffee, tea or afternoon adult beverages. Enjoy late evening conversation under the Victorian chandelier and reminisce about the day. You are surrounded by gardens, birds and great food.
Arriving at the Inn, you are greeted by our unmistakable style of luxurious B&B hospitality, unmatched by typical hotel lodging. Our sumptuous Victorian guest rooms are elegantly appointed with cozy fireplaces, TV/VCR, wireless Internet, private baths, some include a soothing whirlpool Jacuzzi, and all have either a king or queen size bed.
In the morning, be awakened by the aroma of freshly baked breakfast breads and the anticipation of one of our signature breakfast specialties served in the bright, cheery breakfast room. Have you heard about our native black squirrels? They will entertain you on the other side of the front window while you indulge in your gourmet breakfast.
We have been known to surprise you with Lake Michigan smoked Salmon cakes made from freshly caught, and smoked, Salmon that lived just past our front door... OR how about our Christmas Creme'Eggnog french toast?
Some of our secrets we give away, others can be found in the 2010 Pamela Lanier cookbook.
Our courteous and thoughtful staff is dedicated to providing understated luxury in an elegant, comfortable setting that will beckon you for years to come.
Our Lake Michigan bed and breakfast is ideal for enjoying many area attractions. It is conveniently located just a block from Lake Michigan, the harbor, shops, and restaurants of the quaint town of South Haven, MI. Our location is ideal for a weekend getaway, a lavish retreat, or even a romantic honeymoon destination. Park your car and walk to everything.
Spend a day or a week at our elegant Michigan bed and breakfast, and you will never be bored. Enjoy South Haven’s harbor walk and numerous Lake Michigan water activities: go sailing on the Cat's Meow , hire a fishing charter from Miss Vicky, go on a sunset cruise aboard the Friends Good Will tallship, go kayaking or canoeing down the Black River... Or choose one of the challenging golf courses nearby, make an appointment for our relaxing day spa with manicure, pedicure, or wonderful massage, tour the area wineries and fruit farms, or stroll South Haven’s turn-of-the-century downtown.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Carol Ann Hall for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
We are affordable luxury.
What are you best known for?
Attention to details, hospitality, and our great cooking
What makes your inn unique?
The fact that we look like a very old Victorian house when, in fact, we are just a 16 year old building built specifically to LOOK old.
What do you love most about your inn?
The people of course, but we also love the gardens in summer and fireplaces in winter.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Beach in the summer and pampering in the winter.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
How clean it is and they can’t believe it’s only 16 years old.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
That as a beach town, South Haven is the only beach town that you can actually walk to both beach AND town in 3-5 minutes from just about anywhere.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Bike the Kal-Haven trail, walk across the street to the maritime museum and book a sail on the tall ship, pick blueberries, go to the movies and get popcorn for just 50 cents, rent a kayak/ jet ski/ canoe/ or paddle board and heard for the Big Blue, watch the sunset from the end of the pier, do a Pub crawl, go antiquing, or just RELAX in our gardens or by a fireplace!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
The Taste. It has just opened and serves small portions of everything. It’s a Tapas restaurant and the Chef is amazing!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 10 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We don't accept pets.
About the Park
Our property isn’t old so we can’t brag of the historic events that took place at our Michigan bed and breakfast. What we can brag about is the spacious suites that offer you the luxury…and don’t forget the romance…that our home has to offer our guests.
The house was built in 1996 after the tear down of a small ranch house that was the location of an area medical/dentist office. No ghosts in this house and no squeaks!
Once inside the B&B, you will find thirteen fireplaces with one in each guest room, sitting areas you can cozy up in with a good book or hot beverage, and whispers of yesteryear in the stain glass doors and windows that have been harvested from “historic” homes, floor boards from the original house, and antiques placed throughout the entire house and guest rooms.
The most recent change is the outside of the house. We selected colors (with the help of the professional decorator) that would mirror the inside of the house so that everything was tied together. We like to think we are now in the company of the painted ladies club. It was a very difficult decision to make, but we did it and have gotten very positive feedback.
Another addition is the enhanced gardens in the backyard, which now includes a mesmerizing waterfall with Adirondack chairs on a sitting deck. The sounds of the trickling water, the singing of the birds, and the soft fragrances of flowers can only be accredited to Mother Nature. The gardens are filled with color all season and contribute to the floral arrangements in our dining room and often in the guest rooms.
Driving Directions from the Chicago Area
- » Take I-94 East to I-196 North. » Continue on I-196 North for about 20 miles. » Take exit #20. Turn left on Phoenix road.Continue on Phoenix for about 1-1/2 miles. » Turn right at the second traffic light onto Broadway (5/3 Bank on the corner). » Continue on Broadway for about 1/4 mile - it will make a 90-degree turn to the left (the street name changes to Dyckman at this point). » Once you cross the Black River drawbridge the Inn at the Park is one block further on the right.
Driving Directions from the Grand Rapids Area
- » Take I-196 South to Exit #20 and turn right on Phoenix road. » Take I-196 south towards South Haven » Take exit #20 for Phoenix Road » Turn right from the exit ramp onto Phoenix Road. » At the second traffic light, turn right onto Broadway. » Follow Broadway around a sharp turn to your left (as it becomes Dyckman Avenue) and cross the Black River drawbridge. » Once you cross the Black River drawbridge the Inn at the Park is one block further on the right.
Driving Directions from Kalamazoo
- » Follow M-43 west towards South Haven, approximately 35 miles. » At the first stoplight in South Haven turn right onto Blue Star Highway (A2). » At the next stop light turn left onto Phoenix Road. » At the following stop light turn right onto Broadway. » Follow Broadway around a sharp turn to your left as it becomes Dyckman Avenue and cross the Black River drawbridge. Once you cross the Black River drawbridge the Inn at the Park is one block further on the right.