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837 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3217
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#3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kalamazoo
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4.8
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4.9
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4.6
Value
4.7
Kara's Kottages are in 6 separate locations situated near the Downtown District. All are furnished with many comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you'd expect from a beloved B&B, like fireplaces, beds you melt into, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars. Please read individual room descriptions for additional location details. Available for overnight, weekly or monthly stays, Kara's Kottages are an excellent choice for business or pleasure.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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SeadooSue wrote a review Jun 2022
Livonia, Michigan87 contributions25 helpful votes
What a wonderful alternative to a hotel room. We were in town for a college orientation and these were recommended. We stayed in the Driftwood suite and it was cozy and comfortable. It was nice to have a full kitchen and room to spread out. Plus the back patio was delightful!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Elena G wrote a review Feb 2020
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I was truly impressed by the quality of everything I got staying at the Acorn kottage. Such a reasonable price to pay for exclusive comfort of homey environment. Kara was so helpful whenever I had a question, she even personally stopped by to fix some minor issue right away (the speaker cord was disconnected, and I could not figure out why TV had no sound). I felt very comfortable making my own breakfast without a need to dress and go to a hotel's lobby for it. There is plentiful supply of everything from bathroom to kitchen items, and beyond. The place was very quiet, I did not wake up even once during the night, which is unusual for me. Slept like a baby in cozy bed. Thank you Kara!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Danielle G. wrote a review Nov 2019
Lansing, Michigan8 contributions3 helpful votes
We could not give Kara's Kottages enough stars. She was kind, accommodating, and inviting; the amenities were exceptional. The entire atmosphere was romantic. Kara's thoughtful touches in regard to decor (claw-foot tub, soft linens, sound machine, antique lighting/fashions) make the stay all the more enjoyable for a couple or solo traveler who is looking to relax. We will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Amy B wrote a review Oct 2019
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I was a little apprehensive when I saw the outside of the building, but once inside our room, I was very impressed. Very clean, nicely decorated, beautiful kitchen and we felt very cozy there! I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sabbyfrog2 wrote a review Oct 2019
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I was in town for a family funeral and my stay at the Kottage was a very welcome refuge during an extremely stressful time. The rooms are cozy and comfy and everything you can think of that you may need is available. Having the freedom to cook my own meals was a great money saver and the fire pit outside was a relaxing way to end each day. If I'm back in town again, I will be staying here. For what you get for the price, it's an absolute bargain.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mabtom wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed here for one night during a road trip and what a treat. A beautifully furnished, fully equipped apartment in a beautiful Victorian. The beds were so comfortable with gorgeous cotton sheets. Great shower provided with all the products that you would need, soft white towels and robes. The kitchen was fully equipped and the fridge / freezer had the makings for breakfast (plus a welcome glass of wine after a long day’s driving). We even had time to relax on the the sofa to watch some tv. Kara has thought of everything and was amazingly responsive with recommendations for where we could catch a late dinner on a Sunday night. The place is fantastic and is such good value, compared to two rooms in a best western!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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kateo4001 wrote a review Oct 2019
Saginaw, Michigan6 contributions3 helpful votes
Exactly what we expected it to be. A nice, cozy stay in a beautiful space. It was our first time staying in a place with the entry to our space in a shared area and we were happy with the privacy we still had. We had to call a couple of times with questions and the staff was incredibly helpful and nice.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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612cecilym wrote a review Aug 2019
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Our stay at the Birch Bark Cottage was AMAZING! I will figure out how to leave a 5 star review. The Birch Bark Kottage is a 2 bedroom, full kitchen, separate dining room, separate living room and spacious bathroom. Although there were only 2 of us in the Kottage, we had family in the area where we were able to host them in the Kottage and had everything we needed as if I was in my own home. There is also a great deck with nice chairs and fireplace and table and chairs and gas grill as well. Tastefully decorated and CLEAN. We totally utilized nearly every, pot, pan, plate, bowl,cup and utensil. We cooked full meals and even made cupcakes. Plenty of free parking. We will definitely be back to visit our relatives in the Kalamazoo area and will be sure to book way in advance to ensure that we get to stay at the Birch Bark Kottage. You will not be disappointed. By the way there are 2 more kottages within the same building.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Kara K, Owner at Kara's Kottages
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review! Glad to hear that the kottage worked so well as a gathering place for you and your family. Take care and hope to see you again soon!
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JoyousLife2016 wrote a review Aug 2019
Mattawan, Michigan, United States1 contribution
A sweet haven - I had to work late and instead of driving home and having to arrive very early the next morning I booked the cottage. Such a cozy little place - I didn't figure out how to use the volume on the tv but that was ok because I was too tired to watch. Not just a bedroom and little artsy suite - just loved it!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: this is right on Rose Street - minutes from everywhere.
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AddyAdventures wrote a review Jul 2019
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Luna Kottage is a treat! It's within walking distance of downtown and the apartment is incredibly comfortable. We enjoyed the fluffy robes and soft blankets. Kara stocks the kitchen with breakfast foods, so we never had hungry kids. She was exceptionally accommodating to the needs of our family. We would definitely stay at her property should we ever return to Kalamazoo.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Kara K, Owner at Kara's Kottages
Responded Jul 30, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kara's Kottages
Which popular attractions are close to Kara's Kottages?
Nearby attractions include Kalamazoo Valley Museum (0.7 miles), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (0.5 miles), and Kalamazoo State Theatre (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kara's Kottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kara's Kottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Kara's Kottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kara's Kottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kara's Kottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crow's Nest, The Studio Grill, and Rustica.
Is Kara's Kottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Kalamazoo.
Are pets allowed at Kara's Kottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Kara's Kottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Henderson Castle (0.4 miles).