South Haven is a little slice of heaven and the Yelton Manor is the perfect base camp to explore the best of what the West Michigan coastline has to offer. When getting away for a weekend or even a full blown vacation, we really enjoy a combination of “things to do” along with the ability to comfortably do nothing at all. And although South Haven and the Yelton Manor are perfect when looking for “things to do”, ie beach, shopping, festivals, eating, spa-days, bike rentals, charter boats (all available nearby with insider recommendations from the innkeepers), the Yelton Manor delivers exceptionally where other B&Bs fall short by lacking memorable character. On a lazy day or perhaps during a rainy afternoon, the Yelton Manor offers so much to explore. It’s like the West Michigan annex of the Smithsonian, the National Botanical Gardens and the Sundance Film Festival all rolled into one. Oh, and don’t forget the Library of Congress. The rooms and the common areas all have hints of culture and lifestyle from early 1900’s West Michigan. The grounds are adorned with lush gardens and landscaping that are impeccably manicured. The books found throughout the Manor and the Guest House will offer hours of interesting reading to wait out a little drizzle or even pass the time after lunch while waiting the required 1-hour before going back in the water (by the way, Lake Michigan’s silky soft beaches are only 150 ft from the Yelton’s front door with beach towels in the front hall closet). And the Innkeeper’s office has a DVD lending library that would make Steven Spielberg jealous. Seriously, they must have over 2,000 titles including new releases. We got American Hustle and Philomena – both Oscar nominated flicks from this year’s awards. Here are a few other highlights… garden-fresh sprouts & grains with a deliciously wholesome breakfast, homemade hummus, jalapeño jam and cucumber-infused water served during the afternoon reception and of course spotlessly clean accommodations. Rain or shine, the Yelton Manor is an ideal way to relax, recharge and rejuvenate.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Yelton Manor Hotel South Haven
- Yelton Manor b&b