Elite Magazine says,
“…reputedly one of the state’s finest bed and breakfast inns.
Searching for love in the right places…Couples in search of a getaway might ask themselves, if this is not romance with a capital “R”, what is?”


Favorite Websites www.southhaven.org
tons of suggestions for your visit www.miwinetrail.com
maps and event information

trail of 12 farms, picking schedules and events.

everything happening in our neighbor town



Our Top 10 Favorite Adventures: so we have eleven –who cares

  • Sunsets – Watch an amazing sunset from the bluffs on Monroe Boulevard or from any beach.
  • Dinner – Search for the perfect meal. Try Everyday People in Douglas, and David drools over the steaks at Sophie’s in South Haven
  • Deerlick Creek Beach – Take an early morning trip to search for sea glass and rocks.
  • Packard Park Beach – Walk down to this quieter beach and relax. Take a break and walk to Captain Lou’s located under the drawbridge. Have a beer in the sun overlooking the harbor. Pick up a sandwich at the North Side Deli (about 6 bucks for a great sandwich custom made with a side and a pickle) for a picnic back at the beach.
  • Antiquing - Drive the antiquing loop searching for deviled egg plates to add to my collection. I always leave David at the inn. He slows me down.
  • Sherman’s Ice Cream – Indulge in a cool desert. An evening drive east on Phoenix, look to your left at the lines and you’ll know you’re there. Some of our guests go twice a day. Just order a single!!!
  • Drive to Saugatuck – Follow the Blue Coast Artist’s Trail, stop at all the galleries. When we arrive in Saugatuck we people-watch, hit the boutiques and tasting rooms. We can never leave without a tenderloin sandwich at Phil’s.
  • Thursday night music at Riverside Park – Borrow lawn chairs or a blanket from the inn, grab a sandwich from the Depot, stroll to the park, sit back and enjoy the music - all summer long.
  • Light Up the Lake We love to celebrate Independence Day! Don’t miss the parade, the spectacular fireworks, and the fabulous fine art fair. David and I bought a sculpture last year. It doesn’t really go with the Carriage House décor but we love it. Call to find out when the fireworks will take place.
  • Bike the Kal-Haven Trail – Take a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine or stop at a farmers market or restaurant along the way. Our guests love this scenic route especially in the fall.
  • Kayaking on the Black River – Bask in natural beauty. All you need is wine, cheese, crusty bread and a paddle. For those a little less athletic (like us) rent a motorized dinghy.

Just a few more…

  • Leaf peeping along the back roads, apple picking, cider and donuts at McIntosh’s, pie at Cranes.
  • Browsing Black River Books.
  • Sipping champagne, watching the sunset on a sailboat
  • Attending festivals, there are so many it is hard to pick a favorite.
  • Strolling hand in hand to Tello’s for a romantic dinner
  • Walking to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
  • A river excursion on the Lindy Lou