We had visited South Haven and stayed at the Carriage House the previous year so were looking forward to returning to both the town and the B&B.
Suzanne and David are wonderful hosts who went out of their way to make sure our stay was pleasant. From giving tips on where to eat, to what activities were happening in town, both Suzanne and David were always available for questions and help. We wouldn't have known about the wonderful Hawkshead Restaurant at the golf course had it not been for Suzanne and David.
The Carriage House itself was once again beautiful, clean and well maintained. The breakfasts were hearty and the service was fantastic. Appetizers are served at 5.00pm if you get a little hungry before dinner and they are delicious also. Not to mention the popcorn and cookies.. :)
We stayed in the White Chapel room which had it's own private balcony which I enjoyed very much. We also had a jacuzzi which I used once and found it very relaxing! The views over the harbour are simply stunning. The reason I gave only 4 stars for rooms and sleep quality was that we heard our neighbours in the room above us a lot and they liked to move around late at night. One night they were up until 1.15am laughing, flushing toilets and moving around which we heard enough that I was woken up.
Other than that one night, the ambiance at the Carriage House is one of relaxation. The tiered porches are lovely to sit on and read a book in peace. The gardens are well landscaped and maintained.
South Haven itself is a place we are very fond of. The beaches are clean and comfortable, the lake this year was just the right temp to swim in and there are always lots of activities taking place. We love to stroll on the piers every morning after breakfast and every evening before dinner.
Thank you Suzanne and David for another lovely stay at the Carriage House.
- 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