Carriage House at the Harbor

Carriage House at the Harbor

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4.5
#2 of 10 B&Bs in South Haven
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.8
Value
4.5
This beautiful harbor-side mansion was the first, and only, Bed and Breakfast in Michigan to receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award. It boasts 12 uniquely inviting guest rooms, each elegantly appointed with a private bath, comfy robes, and first class amenities. Many rooms have cozy fireplaces, whirlpools, and private balconies overlooking the harbor. Breakfast is not to be a forgotten experience at the Carriage House Harbor.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Game room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Adults only
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
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Location

118 Woodman St, South Haven, MI 49090-1142
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Randy F wrote a review Aug 2022
Pinckney, Michigan951 contributions361 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We come to south haven every year. We stayed at a nearby b&b for the past 5 years. We loved the other place, for whatever reason my wife book here this year. The room was bigger, there was a small balcony overlooking the harbor. The breakfast was fantastic. Coffee out at 7am. Staff was very friendly. Highly recommended for a nice stay.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Jul 18, 2023
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Give me a call and I'll help you find the perfect room with balcony for your next stay!
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zoeygirl68 wrote a review May 2021
Michigan22 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed in both the Brett and the Phaeton, both with fantastic
porches. Rooms are clean, freshly decorated and light and airy, unlike so many historic B&B's that have dark rooms and busy wallpaper that can make you dizzy. I am not a "B&B" traveler typically, but this B&B changed that. My husband and I just returned from our 16th anniversary at Carriage House and this was our 2nd time, and loved it even more. The breakfast is unequivocally the VERY BEST BREAKFAST we have ever had at any travel location. Kellie is friendly, and quick with information to suit whatever you wish to do, whether it be relaxing or seeing local sites. The common areas are welcoming and since this B&B overlooks a gorgeous harbor, the views are terrific in any season.
We are already thinking about booking again soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get a harbor side room for the view!
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded May 18, 2021
It was so nice to see you guys again! It's always the best compliment to have guest return and especially for such a special occasion. I appeciate the lovely review and so happy we switched you to a B&B traveler!
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Courthouse wrote a review Jun 2021
Michigan14 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here in mid June for our 30th wedding anniversary. We originally booked the White Chapel room for two nights, but then our schedule cleared and they were able to get us into another room, The Brett, a night early, then they moved our suitcases into the White Chapel when it was ready. Both rooms were beautiful, clean, lots of great touches. Sometimes we like to mingle at breakfast and sometimes we don's and here there is plenty of room for either option. We ate out on the beautiful deck overlooking the marina and had it to ourselves. The location is great as it is an easy 10 to 15 minute walk into town, or a 5 minute walk to a secluded public beach adjacent to the bustling North Beach. I recommend getting the 'extra's that are available for special occasions. They had chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in our room waiting for us on our first day, and a beautiful bouquet the second day. I changed my mind several times about what to get and when to get it, but the innkeeper was wonderful to work with, and the bouquet stayed fresh for the rest of our week long vacation at two other hotels.
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Thank You! It was fun to make your anniversary special. You are good man to treat your wife so lovely. We look forward to you coming back for a little more pampering soon! -Kelly
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Godzbaby1 wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two day midweek getaway, for my husband's birthday. This amazing place didn't disappoint. The rooms were nothing but splendid. The linens were excellent quality and the entire place was spotless. Food was fabulous but not nearly as impressive as the hostess who ran her tail feathers off making sure everyone was spoiled rotten. Not one possible amenity was over looked or forgotten. The absolute best accomodations I have ever had the privilege of staying in. It is more than obvious that guests are highly appreciated and the staff has a true gift of hospitality. The home is a true victorian masterpiece, quality craftsmanship is on full display. The harbor screams for attention and the house complies with it's massive windows overlooking a spectacular view with ample seating indoors and out to enjoy watching water traffic. This place alone is reason enough to visit South Haven.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Apr 18, 2021
Thank you so much for the kind words! I was a pleasure to meet you and I really enjoyed our converations. Hope to see you soon. -Kelly
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Taylor W wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I highly recommend the Carriage House on the Harbor! We checked in just for one night as we wrapped up our Michigan honeymoon, and we were so thrilled that we picked both South Haven and this B&B for our final night. The house is amazing, the rooms were very well appointed and the breakfast was to die for! The location is perfect, a 5 minute walk across the street to a public beach and just across the Harbor from downtown South Haven. We stayed in the White Chapel room which had a jacuzzi tub and private balcony overlooking the Harbor. Also, the bed was amazingly comfortable. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Suzanne Schloss, Owner at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Aug 29, 2020
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Congratulations on your marriage, best wishes for the future. We hope you'll spend your 1st and all anniversaries with us. Interesting fact - a lovely couple married at the inn in 1996 the first year it opened. They have spend their anniversary with us for 23 years and have a reservation for this year as well. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a complimentary review.
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BellaGirl3 wrote a review May 2021
Michigan26 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for the weekend. He was very hesitant about a B&B (prefers to have his own space and not have to make small talk). We both loved Carriage House! The location is perfect - very walkable to restaurants & shopping, but driving is easy too if preferred. Breakfast was wonderful with a beautiful view of the marina, and the cookies and popcorn available for a snack were appreciated after we walked all over. It was a great place to relax. We stayed in the Concord which had been recently renovated and was very clean. It's a little on the smaller side but it was just fine for us. We highly recommend and we'll probably be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Jul 5, 2021
Thank You for the great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm thrilled we won your husband over. I'm sure breakfast and the view didnt hurt! -Kelly
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Linda T wrote a review Sep 2023
Dayton, Ohio2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kelly made us feel welcome and made sure we had what we needed to be very comfortable. Her breakfasts are worth looking forward to, and the dining area overlooking the harbor was beautiful and relaxing. She made sure that we had all the info and ideas we needed for our daily plans. It couldn’t have been a better place to stay for our getaway. I highly recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debra B wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a beautiful victorian home that is close to the beach and with a fantastic view of the harbor. We had a room with a jacuzzi tub and balcony. Everything was clean and they were very cautious with covid requirements. The breakfast each morning was fabulous and presented beautifully....a work of art. There was plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the patio, the dining area, and the the entire house. Owner was lovely and very accommodating.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Owner at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I was nice meeting you and hope you return soon.
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Carriage House was a fabulous place to celebrate our anniversary. From the comfortable, clean, and inviting room to the relaxing jacuzzi tub to the beautiful view from our porch, our room was wonderful. The decadent breakfasts were an incredible treat, as well as amenities such as freshly baked cookies and popcorn. Kelly and the other staff members were kind, attentive, and took time to talk with us during our stay. The location couldn’t be better—a short walk to the beach or to town. Thank you for the best anniversary celebration ever!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Jul 18, 2023
Wow Elizabeth, thanks for the review! We enjoyed having you at the Inn. Hope you two come back for another anniversary!
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37043Lee wrote a review Aug 2023
Crown Point, Indiana31 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been coming here for years. However, this last visit was perhaps the best. Rooms have been remodeled. Kelly has taken over as host, and she is superb in taking care of her guests. She really made us feel welcome. Breakfasts are very good…and large. In the afternoon, cookies and popcorn are left out for snacks.

This B&B is on the water which offers a spectacular view of the boats, and is a two minute walk to the beach. How about that?
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Kelly Schloss, Innkeeper at Carriage House at the Harbor
Responded Aug 17, 2023
Thank you for the review! I really appreciate the compliment. When will we see you again? Call me and we will find the perfect room.
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Lisa S asked a question Mar 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Is this place child friendly for a 2 1/2 year old?
Answer from Kelly S
We love kids but this is an adult getaway.
Salina_Maude asked a question Jun 2017
Bavaro, Dominican Republic1 contribution
I need two rooms for Saturday July 22, checking for possible availability.
Answer from Kellycunningham
Cincinnati3 contributions
Check out their website. That’s how I booked. Very easy
Brad W wrote a tip Sep 2023
Ann Arbor, Michigan1,040 contribution194 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is no heat in the rooms and common areas without a space heater."
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charles h wrote a tip Mar 2022
Crown Point, Indiana100 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room facing the river."
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Ellen055 wrote a tip Jul 2021
Carleton, Michigan199 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The driveway is pretty steep. We drove our car that is pretty low and definitely will bring the SUV when we return next time."
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zoeygirl68 wrote a tip May 2021
Michigan22 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a harbor side room for the view!"
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Glen M wrote a tip Oct 2019
Naples, Florida22 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We enjoyed the Phaeton room...nice balcony overlooking the harbor."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carriage House at the Harbor
Which popular attractions are close to Carriage House at the Harbor?
Nearby attractions include North Beach (0.2 miles), Michigan Maritime Museum (0.2 miles), and Decadent Dogs (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carriage House at the Harbor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Carriage House at the Harbor?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Carriage House at the Harbor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Carriage House at the Harbor?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carriage House at the Harbor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taste, Clementines, and Black River Tavern.
Is Carriage House at the Harbor located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of South Haven.
Does Carriage House at the Harbor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Carriage House at the Harbor accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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