DeLano Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast

302 Cutler Street, Allegan, Michigan 49010
Innkeeper(s): Marcia & Kent Neigebauer
  • Introduction

    DeLano Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, front view

    When looking for a Michigan bed and breakfast, the DeLano Mansion Inn stands apart from the rest. Located in central Southwest Michigan in the charming small town of Allegan, we offer superior lodging in the Saugatuck/Douglas and Holland areas. The DeLano Mansion is the perfect place for that romantic getaway in Michigan. Spend your honeymoon at the DeLano, or if you want to celebrate your anniversary, our spa and romance packages are sure to set the mood for your relaxing and romantic getaway.

    If you are seeking a little more adventure, we offer adventure packages for our guests that you may not find elsewhere. From hot air ballooning, kayaking, skydiving, or learning to be your own brewmaster to flying lessons in a 1942 WWII fighter/trainer plane. Reserve online, or call our staff, and we will create that perfect Michigan getaway package for you. We make every effort to excel at exceeding your expectations. Find out why the DeLano Mansion Inn truly stands apart from the rest.

    Relax on our wraparound veranda, or on cooler evenings retire to one of our parlors sipping your favorite beverage. After a peaceful night's sleep, awaken to the scent of breakfast wafting through the inn.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Marcia for sharing her own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    The romance and relaxation of the Inn.

    What are you best known for? 

    Beautifully decorated rooms, wonderful breakfasts and care in finding ideas of things to do.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Romantic rooms.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    How beautiful the house is.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    The Inn is the reason they came but they also like the area of SW Michigan and the beauty of the area.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    How well taken care of the guest was, from finding things to see and do and having the room clean and perfect.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The Allegan City itself.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit Holland, MI and Saugatuck/Douglas, take a sleigh ride, canoe on the river, shop in Allegan, and visit Kalamazoo for brewers and Fennville for the winery.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes, the shops and coffee shops of Allegan are within 2 blocks of the Inn.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Grill House

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Holland, Saugatuck (we have information on both areas).

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have six rooms (All with fireplaces and 4 with whirlpools).

    Do you accept pets?

    No, we do not accept pets (will give suggestions for local boarding of pets).

  • Amenities

    DeLano Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, Parlor

    When looking for Southwest Michigan travel lodging in the Allegan/Saugatuck area, we are the perfect stay for your "home away from home". Located just a short walk from the Allegan County buildings, or a two-minute drive from companies such as Perrigo and Allegan General Hospital, DeLano Inn is also ideal for an alternative to business lodging at a Saugatuck hotel.

    We understand business guests, and can meet just about any need you may require. Flexible check-in/outs, free WI-FI, coffee/tea service available 24 hours a day with 16 flavors of coffee, and of course our wonderful breakfasts may be arranged as early as 7:15 for those early risers (for earlier times, we can arrange a to-go bag filled with our signature coffee cakes and assorted fruits). We pride ourselves in our hospitality skills. We are able to exceed the expectations of guests who are only familiar with typical American hotels and motels.

    We have hosted corporate guests from six continents including the countries of Italy, Mexico, India, Israel, Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Great Britain, Indonesia, South Korea, China, Hong Kong South Africa, Morocco, France, Canada, and Myanmar as well as many others.

    Discounted rates for business travelers available. Please call us toll free for reservations/information at 866-686-0240.

    Amenities Include

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary concierge services
    • Hair dryer
    • Alarm clocks
    • 24-hour coffee/tea service available
    • Ironing board available upon request
    • Meeting room for up to 12 people
    • Flexible check-in/check-out
    • In-room desk in some rooms
    • or use our formal dining room for more space
    • Dry cleaning/laundry pick-up/drop off
    • Airport pick-up/drop off available
  • Weddings & Special Events

    Delano Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, Dream Wedding

    Picture the perfect Michigan wedding celebration at the DeLano Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfast, one of Allegan's oldest and most elegant properties. Our slate and brick-paved garden walkways with our majestic maple tree and glorious greenery provide the perfect backdrop for your perfect wedding ceremony. For an intimate wedding of distinction, the DeLano Mansion offers a one-of-a-kind location for your wedding. Reserve the elegant rooms and gardens at the DeLano Mansion Inn for your family and friends.

    As private, intimate Michigan weddings and receptions are what we cater to at the Inn, we require wedding couples to reserve all six guestrooms at the inn for your wedding. By reserving the entire inn, your wedding party receives the undivided attention of our staff and full use of the rooms, garden courtyard, and parlor.

    Wedding ceremonies and receptions require the entire inn is reserved for your private event, with the exception of our intimate elopement package.

    Please Note: For Friday, Saturday, and Sunday weddings, we do require a two-night minimum reservation for all rooms. Wedding licenses must be picked up at least 4 days, and no more than 30 days, prior to the wedding date.

  • Seasons

    DeLano Mansion Inn Bed and Breakfastt is The Perfect Four Season Getaway

  • DeLano Mansion History

    David Doane Davis moved to Allegan in June of 1835, and during the early years of his residence, he followed his trade as carpenter, participating in the building of many early Allegan structures. Later he was engaged as a contractor and spent much of his time involved in many enterprises of considerable importance to the town’s growth. D.D. Davis married Miss Hannah J. Robinson on May 18, 1836, and they became two of the pioneers of Allegan. Being very energetic and industrious, they were highly successful in accumulation of property. Their first home was a log house built where the existing downtown of Allegan stands. In 1863, they built the home which is now the DeLano Inn. D.D. Davis served on various boards in Allegan including the First Baptist Church. D.D. Davis died on December 17, 1871 after having lived a successful, yet unremarkable life, one that was very conservative and well planned.

    Hannah Davis was more than an ordinary woman; she possessed deep religious convictions, as well as being thrifty and industriousness. She was very outspoken in her beliefs, and extremely active in advocating various causes. When she died on September 30 1877, the First Baptist Church lost its strongest supporter, and many people lost a friend who had been their source of support. She left her home and estate, valued at more than $60,000, to the church.

    The church used the Davis house as a parsonage and as a boarding house between pastors. First Baptist Church sold the parsonage to Mr. Horace B. Peck on September 13, 1884. Mr. Peck was a banker who had owned City Bank of Allegan since 1873, and was involved in several different businesses in town. He held several public offices, including that of village president, but his political views did not rest well with the public. Mr. Peck sold the home to Mr. Chaddock in April of 1890.

    Mr. Chaddock ran a small local bank in Allegan till around 1877 or 1878, when he had to close his bank and sell off his property, leaving him virtually penniless at the time of his death some time later. He sold the home in July of 1898 to Hiram and Viola DeLano for just $3,000; yes, only THREE thousand dollars!!

    Hiram and Viola DeLano proceeded to sell the home to their son, Earl DeLano. Then, they bought it back, doing this several times, so as to create the appearance that the Allegan State Savings Bank (which the DeLano family owned) was a secure and well-run bank. Hiram DeLano died in 1921 and through some court litigations and sale(s) of the home among family members; Earl DeLano finally retained ownership of what is now the existing property. Earl and his wife, Mignon Sherwood DeLano, owned the home until 1987 when Mignon died, having been preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 1977.

    In 1987, the Ashley family bought the home, renovated it, and ran the home as a bed and breakfast until approximately 1994, when they closed the Inn and later sold it.

  • Area Information

    DeLano Mansion Inn Bed & Breakfast, courtyard

    Beaches and berries, sand dunes and sunsets, town and country. Southwest Michigan is a potpourri of agriculture, recreation, city lights and lighthouses. This corner of the Lower Peninsula benefits from Lake Michigan-moderated coastal temperatures and sandy soil, which have made it a productive fruit belt. Ribbons of roads through gently rolling terrain connect orchards and vineyards, roadside stands and wineries, small town antique stores and laid-back resort areas. Inland lakes, streams and rivers, trails, parks and nature areas offer fishing, canoeing, bicycling and hiking, while King Salmon lures charter fishing parties to the Great Lake.

    Along the shore from the state border northward, Lake Michigan Beachtowns are known for unique shops, B&Bs, festivals, the "Art Coastâ"cities of Saugatuck/Douglas, South Haven's Maritime Museum and, of course, mile after mile of sandy beaches.

    Holland's Tulip Time Festival is a blooming good time each spring, but the flavor of the Netherlands lasts all year at attractions like the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory and outstanding collection of Dutch art, books, woodcuts and furniture at the Holland Museum. Other must-see regional attractions include the Air Zoo and space museum in Kalamazoo, vintage vehicles uniquely displayed in the red barns of the Gilmore Car Museum, and the 19th century architecture of charming and historic Marshall.

    The City of Allegan is located in Allegan County and in the middle of the Allegan State Game Area, where hunting, hiking, fishing, swimming and boating are abundant. We offer a 700 seat auditorium, a newly renovated historic art-deco movie theater, antique shops and shows and more.

    DeLano Manison Inn Bed & Breakfast, Gazebo

    Allegan also offers three area golf courses and within 15 minutes of two winter ski resorts. Excerpt from

    Allegan County Fair Grounds Events

    • Allegan Antique Market (last Sunday of the month, April - September)
    • B-93 Birthday Bash held each June
    • County Fair held each September
    • Michigan Fiber Festival held each August

    Activities in and about town

    • Bittersweet Ski Resort -15 slopes ranging from easy to difficult, just 20 minutes from the Inn
    • Books Coffee and Friends
    • Cranes Orchards (Fennville)- 15 varieties of apples, plus a great restaurant and wonderful pies
    • Fenn Valley Winery -14 varieties of grapes produce the finest wines. Open year round for Free tastings and retail sales
    • Kayak Connection - Kayak rentals on the Kalamazoo river. Check out the Inn's Kayak Package, too
    • Northland Bay - natural soaps, bath salts, milk bath, gift sets, potpourri, oils, candles, painted furniture, unique decor & more
    • Padgham Airfield - Contact Dodgen Aircraft for information
    • The Regent Theatre - Restored Art Deco theater, just blocks from the Inn.
    • Something Sweet - Fine chocolates, candies, and gifts. Fantastic gift baskets made while you wait
    • Timberridge Ski Resort - Skiing, tubing, and snowboarding. Includes a quarter-pipe for snowboarders. About 30 minutes from the Inn
    • Restaurants
    • Golf Courses
    • U-pick Farms - Ask the innkeeper for details on where to find your favorites!
  • How to Find Us

    Directions and map to our Lake Michigan bed and breakfast follow. Located in Allegan, The DeLano Inn is conveniently located for Saugatuck and Holland, Michigan lodging.

    Driving from Chicago

    • Take 94 East
    • Turn north from exit 60 - you'll be on M40
    • Continue on M40 about 23 miles, right into Allegan
    • You'll come to a stop light where M40 meets M89
    • Turn left onto Cedar Street - this becomes M222.
    • Turn right at the second light - you're still on M222 (Monroe Street)
    • Turn right at the next corner - this is Walnut Street
    • The Inn's driveway is the second on the right

    Driving from the South (Indiana or Ohio)

    • Take 131 North
    • Turn west from exit 55 - you'll be on M222
    • After about 9 miles, you'll go down a steep hill and over a river
    • Turn left on the third street past the river - this is Walnut Street
    • The Inn's driveway is the second on the right

    Driving from East (Detroit)

    • Take 94 West
    • Turn north from I-94 onto North US-131
    • Continue on US-131 and exit at Exit 55
    • Take a left from exit 55- you'll be on M222
    • After about 10 miles, you'll go down a steep hill and over a rive.
    • Turn left on the third street past the river - this is Walnut Street (right after Chestnut Street)
    • The Inn's driveway is the second on the right

    Driving from the North (Traverse City)

    • Take 131 South
    • Turn West from exit 55 - you'll be on 222
    • After about 9 miles, you'll go down a steep hill and over a river
    • Turn left on the third street past the river - this is Walnut Street
    • The Inn's driveway is the second on the right