This stay was for an anniversary weekend in August 2014. Dove's Nest was very enjoyable. Our host, Jitka (say yitka) was very pleasant. She started by giving us a tour of the dining room and common area. Then we walked out side to see the grounds. They have a very nice back yard full of trees and evergreens for seclusion as well as a deck and patio area. On the side there is a small, secluded pond with seating. There are several places to sit outside and relax. They also had a fire pit available to use in the evenings. We dined outdoors for breakfast each morning which was a nice way to start our day.
On the main floor is their two bedroom suite and upstairs there are three rooms. We stayed in the Pond View room. The rooms were spacious and well furnished. Plenty of closet space and dressers to unpack your clothes and stay a while. Exceptionally comfortable mattress. My wife wanted to pull the sheets up to see what kind it was but we forgot. You will sleep well!
The room had a HD flat screen TV with Blue Ray player that could connect to the internet. Very high end technology for a B & B. You could play Pandora or watch a number of steaming video services (i.e. Netflix and others) if you have your account info. Wi-Fi in the room was adequate, probably a little better down stairs.
We had three windows on two walls for nice ventilation, but they do have central air as well. We did not need to turn on the fireplace that looks like it would provide legitimate heat if needed.
Jitka had a nice variety of brochures showing activities in the area as well as menus of local restaurants. She gave us a couple of her recommendations.
Morning breakfasts were outstanding. Three course breakfast each day with unique recipes that were very tasty.
All in all a great stay and we would recommend to others.
Things to do in the area include visiting St. Joseph (10 min drive) for beaches, dining and boutique shopping, winery tours and fishing in Lake Michigan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dove Nest B&B in St.Joseph,MI is very well known for its fine accommodation, delightful, hearty breakfasts, friendly and homey atmosphere. Hosting international guests from all over the world, Dove Nest received 2013 Certificate of Excellence being recognized as the Top-Performing business on Trip Advisor. St. Joseph’s Dove Nest B&B is uniquely surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. Away from the noise of highways and major roads it offers serenity and peacefulness. Located very close to a beautiful Lake Michigan with its sandy beaches and unforgettable sunsets. 15 wineries are just a few miles away from our B&B; it makes us a destination for guests who love wine tasting . WHAT MAKES OUR DOVE NEST A DISTINCTIVE B&B EXPERIENCE? Is it an ambiance of burning fireplace in each room? Elegant bedrooms each uniquely designed and fully appointed? Comfy bed or luxury bedding? Our gardens with hundreds of shrubs, trees, plants, pond and dove aviaries? Serenity of surrounding? Or is it ALL THE ABOVE bundled together with excellent breakfasts, wonderful hospitality and friendliness of Dove Nest’s innkeepers? That’s what makes Dove Nest B&B in Saint Joseph, NOT JUST A PLACE TO STAY………it makes it an experience……YOUR EXPERIENCE!! ... more less
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