I came in from Chicago to avoid distractions and get some professional writing and thinking done. I stayed in the main house, which was nonetheless extremely peaceful. My room was charming, silent, and the the wireless internet signal strong. If I wanted different surroundings, there were a ton of pleasant spots in and outside, and the most remarkably well-curated set of books on a host of topics one could wish for. The beach is a short stroll away. The innkeepers, Robert and Elaine, even reserved (without my asking) a separate table during breakfast so that I could eat undisturbed if I wished.
I am not a softie in these reviews, but I cannot think of any way to improve on my experience. I not only got a ton of work done, but left South Haven refreshed and ready to do some more. I will definitely be back!
- 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