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“Lovely experience” 5 of 5 stars
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White Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast
303 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall, MI 49461   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Whitehall B&B and Inns
Ionia
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“Lovely experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

What a lovely experience we had at the White Swan Inn. My husband and I found this B&B to be the perfect compliment to our weekend getaway. Our room was beautifully decorated and so comfortable. Our breakfast on both days was delicious and Cathy and Ron were the perfect host and hostess. I highly recommend this B&B!!

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

It was the third time we stayed there. As it had been before everything was wonderful this time as well. The room was very good, the breakfasts were delicious. Cathy and Ron are wonderful hosts. We really recommend that place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clare, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Several family members stayed at the White Swan; ranging in age from 18 - 50s. We all felt welcome and at home. The beds and accommodations were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. We enjoyed the close proximity to town, bike trail, and beaches! The owners were professional and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

This B and B was beautifully decorated with Victorian touches. The room had a quiet air conditioner as well as a comfy bed. The host and hostess were very friendly and service oriented.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

My wife and I have long been in love with the idea of a B&B, but in practice we had found ourselves losing faith. It seemed we were always feeling at least a little let down by the property, the inn keepers, the food. But Cathy, Ron and the beautiful White Swan Inn itself did a lot to restore our faith.

The property itself manages to feel authentically historic while remaining accessible and "lived in." The rooms are comfortable, tastefully appointed and spacious, and the neighborhood is quiet, quaint and eminently walkable. Breakfast was generous and included fresh local ingredients, and left us feeling satisfied without being heavy. Finally, Cathy and Ron are very gracious and knowledgeable hosts who very deftly manage to be helpful, friendly, warm and welcoming--without being intrusive or affected.

The add-on of a sunset cruise was well worth it, particularly since we were able to bring our own bottle of wine aboard to supplement the generous cheese and fruit tray Cathy prepared. Ron was able to provide local lore and histories behind the properties lining the lake, and we felt like welcome friends by the time we were back ashore.

If we find ourselves in the vicinity of Muskegon or Whitehall again, we will absolutely look up this lovely gem again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We spent 3 days in June at the White Swan Inn. It is a wonderful house very well cared for. It is comfortable, pleasant, and very clean. Our favorite part was breakfast. It is clear that Cathy puts her heart into providing a wonderful experience for her guests. Thank you Cathy! --Diana

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Cathy and Ron are the kind of B&B hosts you dream about. They were kind, helpful, and always available to answer our many questions. Cathy directed us to the excellent (but under-visited) Hackley and Hume homes while we waited the next day for our 4:45 pm ferry across Lake Michigan. Breakfast was a delight of mixed fresh fruit in warm yogurt, a home-made muffin, and a filling omelet, all served in their beautiful Victorian dining room. We stayed in the spacious Covell room and wished we could have stayed longer. Cathy went out of her way to efficiently help another guest find accommodations for the following night elsewhere in Michigan. Oh, and the tempting chocolate chip brownies left for our evening snack...I ate way more than I should have. If you need to stay anywhere around Muskegon, stay here in Whitehall instead. The road following the lake is a relaxing way to meander to Muskegon. Thank you both!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 303 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall, MI 49461
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Location: United States > Michigan > Muskegon County > Whitehall
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Whitehall
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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