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Kara's Kottages

837 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A hidden gem! I found these "Kottages" here on trip Advisor and was drawn in by the review of past guests. The property did not disappoint. Instructions were sent within the hour for self check in and out, the place had everything you can think of for breakfast, toiletries and even a "mini-bar" for an extra charge in the room.... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We stayed in Kara's Birch Bark Kottage on the weekend of our son's Kalamazoo College graduation. It was the perfect place to stay in town. The location, steps from the campus, could not have been more convenient. The accommodations were wonderful. As owners of two rental properties in Maine, we are often told by guests that we have thought of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a great little place to stay! We stayed in the Birch Bark cottage. It has a fully stocked kitchen to make breakfast or anything you might care to really. The fridge and freezer are full of food and there is a mini-bar in the fridge. If you are looking for wine, then I suggest that you go to... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Beautiful B&B located close to downtown Kalamazoo. Well stocked kitchen and a variety of food such as eggs, sausage, yogurt, granola and cereal. No fruit as pictured in the photos. Our first night was spectacular, but the second night the guests downstairs came in noisily at 12:30 am and were smoking and loud until 4 am, a blatant disregard for... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I managed to convince my daughter to go away for a weekend where we could be together and catch up, without her dealing with her senior year college demands. We could basically go anywhere in a 100-mile radius from where she studies, (I had to take a 7 hour flight anyway). We ended up choosing the Kalamazoo area because we... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've traveled extensively all over the country and stayed in quite a few "B&Bs." It takes a lot to make me stop and say, "wow!" Kara's Kottages very much impressed me. The use of the space and the interior design is outstanding. Very comfortable, very cozy... if you need it, it's in the room. Now this isn't a bed &... More 

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed in this dinky b & b for one night, it was so lovely to have our own cosy space with everything we needed. There are lots of little touches to make this place special : basket of DVDs to watch, fridge and cupboards with lots of food items available to us and included in the price; on site washing... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Kara's Kottages is the perfect place to stay when visiting Kalamazoo either with a family or just as a couple. The Birch Kottage was decorated with great style and seemed very spacious. The amenities that are provided make the place really feel like a home away from home. All of the little touches don't go unnoticed. Although we live nearby... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and I loved the Birch Kottage for an overnight getaway recently. Very roomy, beautifully decorated, great amenities, extremely comfortable. Kara did not miss a single detail. It was a little different B&B experience to make your own breakfast, but the kitchen was so well stocked it turned out great. Really amazing what you get for the price. It... More 

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Gobles, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

What a wonderful place to stay!! We just wanted to sneak away from the house for a night, and it was like we went from one home to another. Kara has truly outdone herself with every detail. From the time we walked in, we were amazed with the attention she has paid to make us feel at home. The feel... More 

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