I have visited South Cliff Inn and "Mr. Bill" a few times over the years and brought two of my friends up to celebrate our 60th- these past 4 days. We shared the Admiral's Suite- the only accommodation to fit three( a queen and a very comfortable pullout) It was very comfy and was like having our own small apartment with no view but ground floor entrance and close to parking. We enjoyed the alfresco dining with our delicious breakfast ( YES, 5 STARS, Bill!) every morning as the weather and VIEW of Lake Michigan was perfect. The lakefront deck through the gardens served as our "perch" about every afternoon to enjoy the complimentary wine and cheese. The house itself and grounds are very quaint and most conducive for that relaxed feel. Bill serves not only as proprietor and Chef, but also as tour guide assistance and restaurant critic. We sampled restaurants Ry Bell( beautiful upper open deck and vantage lake view with music) Silver Beach Pizza( thin crusted awesomeness), the open deck restaurant at Tabor Hill Winery(BONUS-Norman Love CHOCOLATES for sale!)and Gran Mere- beautiful upscale dining overlooking Lake Michigan and GREAT Martinis! We spent an afternoon at Silver Beach- COLD water but delightfully fine sand and beach atmoshere! ALL of these places-PLUS SHOPPING at cute boutique type stores- a very short drive from South Cliff Inn. My friends became smitten with the area AND the people as well. But nothing beat coming home to the comfort and HOSPITALITY of our B&B- which belongs to the Michigan Lake-to-Lake association and is the professional guideline for the BEST PLACES! We'll be back!
- Also Known As:
- South Cliff Hotel Saint Joseph