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“The Perfect Engagement Story”

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Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 16 South Haven B&B and Inns
Brockport, New York
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3 reviews
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“The Perfect Engagement Story”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

My boyfriend (now fiance!) took me to Yelton Manor for the weekend in October where he asked me to marry him. The weekend could not have been more perfect. Our room was beautiful and romantic and we were treated like royalty during our stay. I found out after the proposal how instrumental Elaine and Robert were in making the arrangements and ensuring that the engagement was perfect, and I cannot thank them enough. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had the perfect weekend, and we did. We have visited Yelton Manor time and time again because we love the location, the beautiful accommodations, the delicious food, and the unparalleled customer service. I now look forward to visiting Yelton Manor even more because it has become such a special part of our love story. I 100% recommend visiting Yelton Manor for your next romantic getaway.

Room Tip: All of the rooms I have stayed in have been beautiful. I recommend a jacuzzi suite for a romantic ge...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

My (now) fiancée and I have had the privilege of staying at the Yelton Manor about half a dozen times over the last few years. The Manor has been a place that we to to relax and recharge, to escape the daily grind, and to focus on our relationship. Simply put, the Manor has become a special place for us. The intimate setting, beautiful decor, and healthful food are a few of the qualities that make us so comfortable at the Manor. But, more than anything, Elaine, Robert, and their staff give us the service to forget our daily worries and the space to spend time with ourselves. That balance of world-class attentiveness and respect for our space and time has made the Manor our place.

Having explained the special relationship we have with Yelton Manor, it will come as no surprise that I chose to propose there. Elaine and Robert helped prepare all the details to create a romantic surprise: an upgraded suite, dozens of roses, champagne, and dinner reservations to name a few. More to the point, after helping set the stage for the special moment, they gracefully exited stage, allowing the two of us the space to enjoy our moment together.

If you are looking for an opportunity to spend quality time with your significant other, there's none better than Yelton Manor.

Room Tip: The Rose Room is worth every penny. It is literally the most intimate room I have ever spent a weeke...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

Our week long visit to Yelton Manor B&B was the highlight of our summer vacation through the Great Lakes. We enjoyed the outstanding location on Lake Michigan and in the small, friendly town of South Haven. The Yelton fully delivered on the promise of high quality accommodations, hospitality and food. My husband and I both have special diets that were graciously honored...and SO delicious! The home is very stylish and beautiful but comfortable, with plenty of built in amusements including books, movies, games, etc. The inn is spotlessly clean, and that's a must for us as we both have allergies. The gardens were huge and very lovely, we enjoyed the outside deck with wine and appetizers. The Yelton is a gem. Maybe a snidge pricier than the other B&Bs in the town but obvious from the exteriors alone that this is the best choice. Inside...there is no doubt! We will come back....next time with friends!! Many thanks to Elaine and Robert, we had SO much fun with you!

Room Tip: We chose a 3rd floor suite for the added benefit of total privacy and quiet...and The Iris suite was...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Yelton Manor B&B was the finest lodging we experienced in our Great Lakes summer vacation.
Elaine and Robert are master innkeepers who have created a hospitality experience that is first class all the way. All needs are anticipated, all desires honored. We loved the fresh food and the open kitchen where joy and laughter made us feel comfortable and loved. Our room was very very comfortable with all the luxurious touches that make a traveler say AHHHHHHHHHH. The gardens were lush and well tended, Lake Michigan's sandy beach directly out the front door for sunsets and long walks. There are so many reviews on Tripadvisor that describe the experience, so I will just say: choose this marvelous B&B! The rates are very reasonable for the value of all the over the top amenities and the personal care every guest receives. We loved it and will return whenever we are able. BTW, the cute town of South Haven is also very wonderful.

Room Tip: We loved The Camelia Room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

My wife and I celebrated a very romantic 15th wedding anniversary at The Yelton. Everything was perfect. We enjoyed the exceptional luxuries of the gardens, healthy and delicious food, charming innkeepers, there is just too much to mention. This inn is the most comfortable place on earth. We will be back and are very very grateful that this B&B graced our lives.

Room Tip: We loved the big double jacuzzi in The Jasmine room!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, MI
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

My Boyfriend and I drove up to South Haven in October to see all the beautiful Fall colors that he has missed living in AZ for the past 13 years. We had an amazing time and he really enjoyed the ambiance and coziness of the Manor. He and I especially enjoyed how accommodating the Owners of the Manor were, even making dinner reservations for us. We really enjoyed the food especially the fabulous breakfast with so much healthy home made food to choose from. I highly recommend this amazing experience to anyone that hasn't been here.

Room Tip: Love the Iris and Rose rooms!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

At Yelton Manor B&B we discovered that our perfect destination for rest and rejuvination was created for us! Well thought out details at every turn made our stay easy and WOW. The innkeepers seem to understand what every guest needs and wants, and there is fluid comfort from arrival to departure. We loved the soft music playing overhead, the daily weather report at the always tempting brownie and treat table, the screened in porch with the fanciful chandeliers and evening candles all aglow, and the healthy and delicious food. The gardens were beyond amazing and we spent several evenings sipping wine tucked into the garden deck, enjoying the privacy and beauty. Lake Michigan is across the street, steps away, and the sandy beach was lovely, sunsets dazzling. the town of South Haven is around the corner and has much to offer without ever getting back into a car. the inn is spotless clean and has numerous nooks and corners for curling up and relaxing. There are 1000s of beautiful books all around, 1000s of great DVDs, current magazines on all topics. The innkeepers are always available for anything a guest might need, and they are both very happy and fun people. We loved our stay and the details make this inn an awesome value. Don't spend a little less somewhere else and get lots less, upgrade your life to this marvelous B&B, just sayin. I have never written an online review before but this inn merits the rave.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast

Property: Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast
Address: 140 N Shore Dr, South Haven, MI 49090-1135
Region: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in South Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two gorgeous Victorian mansions, named "Top of the Crop in Luxury B&Bs" by The Chicago Tribune and consistently ranked #1 lodging in Michigan by TripAdvisor! Expansive gardens, lovely decor, porches and parlors, fireplaces and jacuzzis, lake view balconies, great food, 1000's of books and video, dedicated innkeepers. All rooms have private bath, CTV/VCR/DVD, CVD stereos. Closest B&B in South Haven to sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and walkable to everything. ... more   less 
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