We chose this B & B on week's notice because pets were accepted & it was advertised as being in a town near Saugatuc, MI. This was the only available room for the dates we needed and, described on the website as a suite, but we discovered upon checking in, was really an attic on the 3rd floor, not an actual suite! It did have jaccuzzi tub, very untidy, in the living area, yet across the room was a makeshift bathroom, but no shower! The only cool air was in the bedroom . . coming from a really old small window type airconditioner! Needless to say, it was unbearably hot in most of the living area & freezing in the bedroom! We were hoping to watch the Opening of the Olympics only to discover that the flat screen TV only took DVD's, while the tiny 26 " old TV with regular programing was in the cold bedroom! A minimum 2 night stay was required, so we were really stuck at this place. We told her that she had not told us about the lack of a shower or the terrible heat in the attic & that the room was not very clean, whereupon Innkeeper Paulette, became quite rude. After pressing her, the best she offered was another old fan to help to cool the attic. and $50. off the nearly $400. bill for the so called Tree Top Suite. In the main floor area of the house, the Innkeeper & her family were always sitting around watching TV, the entry desk area was a mess, as was much of the outside area next to the glassed in Porch where Breakfast was served. We waked through the kitchen to get to the porch and then she actually peeled veggies into the garbage pail right on that same porch while we ate breakfast. The meals were the only good thing about the entire stay. We felt more like we were staying in a Farm House with the family out in the "sticks" than in a B & B!
All in all it was the worst stay we have ever endured in a B & B and we have stayed many nights in a lot of B & B's all over the country. This Inn & Innkeeper may have once had some charm, but both have lost it a long ago. .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This private home, has been welcoming guest for the past 28 years as J. Paule's Fenn Inn. Very centrally located and with-in walking distance to Hutchen's Lake with wonderful fishing. Sitting on over 1-1/2 acres of land this 6 bedroom home is in a perfect spot for weddings, receptions, family reunions, or a romantic getaway. Just minutes from wineries and orchards yet so close to the beach s of Lake Michigan, one mile from Fennville and Saugatuck/Douglas are just down the road with all they have to offer. All the rooms have private baths, 2 rooms baths are across the hall. Some have tubs and no showers, so please read the description of the room carefully so you will not be disappointed with your stay. We do take Dog's/$20 extra per day per pet, sorry no cat's, allergies. Please read all pet and Inn policies before you book. Two rooms are on the main floor so if you are a light sleeper you may not be happy with those room, we do have noise machines in each room, but please consider that when booking, again we want your stay to be a good one. We serve a Full breakfast every morning and have no problems accommodating special food needs. ... more less
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