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Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 5 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed here one night for our 42nd anniversary. We wanted something special and were happy to come across this lovely place. We chose the Royal Oak Room and it was large and elegant. So many details have been thought of to make the guests happy and comfortable. We always notice and appreciate that. We loved the beautifully landscaped grounds, and they were particularly colorful on the autumn day we were here. The doves around made it charming and interesting too. The breakfast was terrific. We liked the idea of the first course being brought to our room. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. We also enjoyed our little chats with them. What more could you ask for!

Room Tip: We like large rooms so chose the Royal Oak Room. It also had a balcony which was nice.
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Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Mi.Flower-Child
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I decided to surprise my boyfriend and take him to a bed and breakfast for his birthday and since we have never been to one, it was a great idea. John and Jitka were amazing hosts.

Their cute B & B was greatly located 6 miles away from everything. Downtown St. Joe, the wineries n shops.

They provided a great little breakfast every morning n even set up a special section for my boyfriend's birthday.

Thank u for making our first experience at a B & B one we will never forget.

Tony & Tina

Room Tip: We stayed in the garden room which was quant and cozy!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Dove Nest B&B. Hosts John and Jitka made us feel welcome and took care of every last detail to help make our weekend special. Everything from serving delicious breakfasts by candlelight to beautiful fresh-cut flowers from their garden. We couldn't have asked for better accommodations. There were so many fun and relaxing things to do in the area ~ something for everyone. We definitely recommend staying at the Dove Nest B&B.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is a delightful cottage style home on lovely property. We stayed in the Royal Oak room for two nights and highly recommend the experience. Our room had a private balcony overlooking the gardens which we enjoyed each morning with the 1st course of the breakfast (yes there are 3 courses) and china pot of coffee or tea. Attention to details is evident from fresh flowers and chocolates, the fluffy bath towels, heavenly bed with soft linens, lavendar soaps and the breakfast! Each morning you are greeted with beautiful music; la vie en rose (my favorite) and what is clearly a carefully thought out breakfast with high quality ingredients. Loved the blueberry mustard! Thank you Jitka and John for a lovely stay. Caroline and Roger

Room Tip: Royal Oak, 2nd floor great views with private balcony
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My wife and I spent our 32nd wedding anniversary at the Dove Nest B&B and had an outstanding time! The grounds were spectacular, the room was immaculate, and the three-course breakfasts were fabulous.

During our stay we visited several of the wineries within a six mile radius of the B&B. We enjoyed the weekend festivals and the friendliness of the locals. Finding the wineries and great restaurants was easy with help from our hosts.

I would highly recommend staying at the Dove Nest as John and Jitka made you feel like family.

Mike & JoAnn V.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Garden Victoria room and it was beautiful and more than adequate for our stay.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JoAnn V
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

We spent two nights at the Dove's Nest to start off our honeymoon before heading east. We had a lovely stay. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were caring, considerate, and eager to serve. The breakfasts were tasty and delicious. The Royal Oak room was spacious, clean, had a very comfortable bed, and a great view of the property. The only negative thing to say was that we heard an alarm sounding on the owner's cellphone downstairs early Saturday morning which woke us up. All in all, we highly recommend and would visit again.

Room Tip: The Royal Oak room has the best views.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We recently spent two nights at the Dove Nest B&B. The house is tucked away in a quiet rural area, just a short drive to the lake and wineries. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful in terms of getting us oriented to the area and sights. The room was very clean and the king size bed was luxurious. The house itself was pleasant though lacked the character one finds in many B&Bs, particularly older buildings. The grounds surrounding it were beautifully landscaped and breakfast was served on the deck. Breakfasts were fine, but not particularly exciting. Eggs both mornings were a little dry and came from the kitchen two at a time. Because all (six) guests politely waited for everyone to be served those served first had lukewarm food. With local blueberries at the height of their season it would have been nice to have a dish that featured them instead of the grocery store strawberries. All in all, a satisfactory stay, but next we're in the area we'll probably try one of the other B&Bs.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast

Address: 5000 Scottdale Rd, Saint Joseph, MI 49085-9388
Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > Saint Joseph
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Joseph
Price Range: $232 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dove Nest B&B in St.Joseph,MI is very well known for its fine accommodation, delightful, hearty breakfasts, friendly and homey atmosphere. Hosting international guests from all over the world, Dove Nest received 2013 Certificate of Excellence being recognized as the Top-Performing business on Trip Advisor. St. Joseph’s Dove Nest B&B is uniquely surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. Away from the noise of highways and major roads it offers serenity and peacefulness. Located very close to a beautiful Lake Michigan with its sandy beaches and unforgettable sunsets. 15 wineries are just a few miles away from our B&B; it makes us a destination for guests who love wine tasting . WHAT MAKES OUR DOVE NEST A DISTINCTIVE B&B EXPERIENCE? Is it an ambiance of burning fireplace in each room? Elegant bedrooms each uniquely designed and fully appointed? Comfy bed or luxury bedding? Our gardens with hundreds of shrubs, trees, plants, pond and dove aviaries? Serenity of surrounding? Or is it ALL THE ABOVE bundled together with excellent breakfasts, wonderful hospitality and friendliness of Dove Nest’s innkeepers? That’s what makes Dove Nest B&B in Saint Joseph, NOT JUST A PLACE TO STAY………it makes it an experience……YOUR EXPERIENCE!! ... more   less 
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