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White Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   303 S. Mears Avenue, Whitehall, MI 49461   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Whitehall B&B and Inns
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hospitality Plus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We were in the area for an organized bicycling event and found this B&B to be perfectly located. The bicycling trail is just a very short walk from the front door. There is a view of the lake and there are a couple of nice restaurants within a few minutes walk. A small theater is just across the street. There is also a lovely state park/beach just a few miles away. Cathy is a great resource, not only for everything in and about town, but for things to do along whatever route you happen to be travelling next, and she is as welcoming and friendly as you'll find. The place is quiet, restful, very clean and nicely decorated. Breakfasts healthful and tasty. We did not have a chance to try the boat tour, but will do so next time!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

We just completed our 5th stay at Cathy and Ron's White Swan Inn. This inn is a perfect location to enjoy the Montague to Hart (bicycle/foot/roller blade) Trail; Michigan's first linear state park. The inn is a very clean and comfortable historic style building. And you cannot top Cathy's excellent breakfasts especially if served on the screened porch. Be sure to check out Captain Ron's power boat charter options for White Lake (which is viewed from the inn) and/or Lake Michigan aboard the 40 foot Swan Three. On summer weekends, enjoy the Howmet Summer Theater directly across the street from the inn. AND there is an excellent ice cream parlor one block from the Inn. Perfect for any summer evening. We are looking forward to our 6th stay at the White Swan Inn.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

Beautiful Victorian home in a quiet neighborhood, two blocks to shops and restaurants. The innkeepers, Cathy and Ron, are gracious and pleasant, and really make you feel welcome. Each of the four rooms is beautifully furnished and decorated, and the breakfasts are elegant and tasty, made with fresh, healthful ingredients. And the two resident cats, Cricket and Max, are delightful!

Staying at the White Swan Inn made my annual 4-day trip to the area better than ever, and I hope to go back on a regular basis!

--Kathy, Chelsea, MI

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

The White Swan is a beautiful and authentic victorian home. I've stayed on numerous occasions and Cathy out does herself every time with her delicious breakfasts. The rooms are inviting and there is even free wifi.

The White Lake area is great place to get away from the city and spend some time outdoors. During the winter I took advantage of fabulous cross country ski trails. In the spring I enjoyed the bicycle trail and lovely scenery. The Lake Michigan beaches are clean and not very crowded, and the community is fun and artsy. Each time I visit, there is something interesting playing at the theatre which is right across the street.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

It's been a while since we stayed at this place, but I have nothing but nice things to say about this place. We went there for my wife's Bday in summer. The place was nice and clean and the hospitality was great. We felt at home and the hosts were really nice and made us a special vegetarian breakfast - to die for! The room we stayed had a nice jacuzzi with a remote and we thoroughly enjoyed it. They even lent us their bicycles to ride into the nearby town. Quaint and romantic are the two perfect words to describe this place...

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

My family and I travelled out to the Whitehall area for a wedding, and am so glad we stayed at the White Swan Inn! The owners, Cathy and Ron, were so helpful, gracious and accomodating, and made sure we had a comfortable room, great food, and an inside track to all the activities and places to go in the area. They even arranged a babysitter for our son so we could attend the grownups only wedding reception! Can't recommend them enough; you feel like family in their beautifully-appointed home. Plus, they were very comfortable having our 5 year old boy staying with us in our room...and their two cats kept him entertained throughout our visit. The location is perfect, close to the beach, the main street, shops and restaurants. You couldn't ask for anything more!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Rapids
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2008

We scheduled a small, two-day business meeting at the White Swan in in Whitehall, Michigan during the midweek, which gave us an overnight experience at this lovely bed and breakfast inn.

First, the home is beautiful and spacious -- just elegant enough without being imposing or stiff. My room with private bath was homey and squeaky-clean, with one of the most comfortable beds covered with luxurious linens I've ever experienced.

I guess what really made the overnight special was the hospitality of our innkeeper hosts -- Ron and Cathy Russell. They were warm, unflappable and flexible in meeting our business needs -- like moving furniture around to accommodate easles and laptops.

Our food-certified hostess cooked dinner for eight of us that evening, as there are few restaurants open in Whitehall in the off-tourism season. Yummy and filling! Breakfast was equally delicious with a veggie egg casserole steaming next to a platter of crisp bacon.

The entire experience was one of comfort and ease. I always expect to feel like an interloper in someone's home when staying at a B&B. Not so at the White Swan. I felt like it was my home.

  • Liked — Hospitality
  • Disliked — Parkinig area was muddy
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about White Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast

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): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — White Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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