We have stayed at the Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast Inn two times now--once in Sept 2005 and just again in Aug 2007. I knew we would have an enjoyable time again since it was so positive the first time. Dave prides himself on trying to give his guests a positive experience with as many homey extras as most bed and breakfast enthusiasts expect.
We have always found the food very good. Homemade cookies were plentiful and memorable; and the breakfast of meat, egg dish, pastry, and fresh fruit is enjoyable--always served buffet style with fresh flowers. And the wicker table/chairs where you eat (in good weather) on the most fantasticly restful HUGE front wraparound porch is our personal favorite! The well cared for flower gardens and hanging planters create an even better ambiance. A hammock and a swing-for-two are restful areas in the large yard that is fairly shielded from the quiet country main street by large trees. Parking is off street and has never been a problem for us.
The thoughtfulness of complimentary use of wine glasses, cheese servers, free soft drinks and bottled water in a mini-fridge, silverware, paperplates and napkins for bedroom snacks, brochures of the area highlights, magazines, books, music, and movies, not to mention the special packages you could add to your stay experience like massages, picnic or wine & cheese or chocolates , etc. speak of a host that wants his guests to enjoy themselves. Extras such as boardgames, beach towels, and umbrellas make you feel like you want to stay long enough to use them at your leisure.
The beautiful house itself is decorated with detail , clean, inviting and interesting in the history of the original owners displayed on the beautiful stairway landing under the multicolored stainedglass window. Since this is an authentic nineteenth century home we were not surprised that every room did not have a large tub/jacuzzi. Our first stay was in the suite at back first floor with couch, chair, fireplace, large TV , jacuzzi/shower etc.--very roomy and comfortable. The latest stay was in a smaller room decorated in blue and white on the second floor . The bathroom was shower only but there seemed enough room for the average person. As another person commented in these reviews This is a Bed and Breakfast in an old historic single family home--NOT A CHAIN RESORT!!
Dave has always been gracious--even when we forgot about the time zone change for a late arrival!! We very much enjoy ourselves at the Kingsley House and always wish we could stay longer and more often.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enchanting Historic Queen Anne Victorian in the heart of Southwest Michigan amid Fruit Orchards, Wineries and breathtaking countryside. Located in the center of it all, with so much to see and do year-round in nearby Saugatuck, Holland and South Haven.Voted Top 12 Inn Worldwide, Best Breakfast in the U.S. and Best Innkeeper in the U.S. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kingsley House b&b Inn
- Kingsley House Hotel Fennville