My wife and I have stayed at many B&B’s in the Midwest. The Carriage House on the Harbor has set the standard that we compare all other B&B’s that we visit. We have been coming to South Haven for years and we had stayed at the Yelton Manor a few times until the Carriage House was opened. Once we stayed at the Carriage House at the Harbor, no other B & B could compare to it! The Carriage House on the Harbor has become our second home without all the responsibilities of a vacation home. We have been coming to this BB for the past 8 years 2-3 times a year.
Scott and Victoria (Innkeepers) have a very professional, friendly and helpful staff. You are greeted by a smiling friendly face when you check in and are reminded about the hors d'oeurves which are served every night at 5:00. The hors d’oeurves are different every night and is a large spread that goes beyond the ordinary cheese and crackers that most B&B’s provide.
The rooms are always meticulously clean and beautifully decorated with antique furnishings. Most have 2 person Jacuzzi’s, Cable TV (combo VCR/DVD) and gas fireplaces that are controlled by a wall switch. There are always complimentary fresh baked cookies, popcorn, trail mix, candy and soft drinks available all the time, which is perfect to munch on while watching movies from the Carriage House’s movie library. My wife and I also registered at the local video rental store in town so we can catch up on the most recent movies.
After a movie, it’s time to hop in the Jacuzzi and then sit out on the deck to watch the boats and enjoy the soothing sounds of the harbor.
But then there is the Breakfast….
What better way to start the day by enjoying a 2 course breakfast overlooking the harbor. On nice days during the summer the breakfast can be enjoyed outside on the deck, which also overlooks the harbor. Scott is usually around during breakfast serving and pouring coffee.
When Scott is not around Patti or one of the other staff members will help you out with whatever you may need (directions, dinner recommendations, reservations, etc..) Patti has been a consistent factor in the operating and high standards ever since this B&B opened.
Each time we stay at the Carriage House we notice improvements, some small and some large. Many B&B’s that we have visited fail to maintain the grounds or show signs of wear. This is not the case at the Carriage House. Scott, Victoria, Patti and the staff are always looking for ways to improve the overall B&B experience when staying at the Carriage House.
This is the place if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy being pampered.
My wife and I highly recommend ‘The Carriage House at the Harbor’ over any other B&B’s in South Haven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful harbor-side mansion was the first, and only, Bed and Breakfast in Michigan to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award. It boasts 12 uniquely inviting guest rooms, each elegantly appointed with a private bath, comfy robes, and first class amenities. Many have cozy fireplaces, whirlpools, and private porches overlooking the harbor. Breakfast is a not to be forgotten experience at the Carriage House Harbor. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Carriage House At The Harbor Hotel South Haven