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“I Have Never Been So Pampered”

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Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 16 South Haven B&B and Inns
Battle Creek, Michigan
1 review
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“I Have Never Been So Pampered”
Reviewed August 30, 2004

The Yelton Manor is hardly a far-away escape for us, if you believe such things as maps and scales of so-many-miles to the inch. Yet, it evokes a state of mind such that each visit is like a pleasant, too-brief reverie. Elaine is the ever-frenetic hostess, a whirlwind of enthusiasm and efficiency; if you are so lucky to catch her when she exhales, you will be infected with her excitement for not only savoring life, but for chewing the stuffing out of it. Her breakfasts are phenomenal, her afternoon "teas" enough to fill you for the evening... and the cookies...and the gardens...and the innumerable tomes that abound everywhere, and when moved, always seem to be back in the right place the next day....and ... and ... I'm sorry, I have to call for another visit.

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Reviewed August 25, 2004

We were first introduced to the Yelton 11 years ago as an anniversary gift from our daughter, and we have been coming back every year. What a delight place! The beautiful gardens, the unique decor of each idividual room, the friendly inn-keepers, etc. No wonder it is our favorite B&B. We have enjoyed the charm of all four seasons, and would not hesitate to recommend the Yelton.

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Reviewed August 22, 2004

My fiance and I had an absolutely wonderful weekend at Yelton Manor. Everything was perfect from homemade breakfast in the morning, appetizers in the evening and the thousands of books spread throughout the manor. I cannot wait to go back!

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Reviewed August 11, 2004

We recently spent a very pleasant weekend at the Yelton Manor. It had been several years since we had been there and we were courious to see how it was doing. We needn't have been concerned. It just keeps getting better! The staff is still friendy, the beautiful rooms are still immaculate, the food is still good and the greetings of the innkeepers as warm as ever. The grounds are overflowing with beautiful flowers, a change since our last visit. The coffee's always on, the brownies are still on the sideboard, what could be better? The Yelton Manor is the only place we stay in South Haven!

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Reviewed August 9, 2004

From the amazing assortment of plants and wildflowers on the grounds to the immaculately maintained building to the warmth and hospitality of the innkeepers, my wife and I have never been disappointed with our visits to Yelton Manor. We do find the abundance of treats and snacks in nearly every common area of the Manor to be the only difficult challenge on a visit to Yelton--how does one resist those wonderful little morsels? We expect and receive a smooth stay whenever we're here.

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Reviewed August 9, 2004

My wife and I have had the privilege of staying at The Yelton Manor for the past 10 years. (Of course occasionally we had to check out and return to the real world!) The Yelton Manor is simply the best bed and breakfast you will ever stay at PERIOD. The facilities, the amenities, but especially the graciousness and hospitality provided by the innkeepers, Rob and Elaine, is simply phenomenal. We have recommended this place to family and friends for years, and are glad to finally provide our wholehearted endorsement via web. We have stayed in B&B's in Vermont, Prince Edward Island, and others - and I simply guarantee that they do not compare with the treatment you receive at the Yelton, which is far superior. Their aspiration to be "The top of the crop of luxury B&B's" isn't simply a slogan...it's a firm commitment!

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Reviewed August 5, 2004

We just returned from a two night stay at Yelton, given to us by our family for our 25th anniversary. We've been going to the Manor for years, usually in December. What a wonderful change to be able to see Elaine's beautiful garden! The books, breakfasts, comfort and hospitality are all as advertised. We've stayed in B&B's around country, and Yelton Manor is by far one of the tops. After a 5 year absence, we've booked a weekend in December. Let's hope for some snow to keep us in front of the fireplace surrounded by cookies and candy!

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Additional Information about Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast

Property: Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast
Address: 140 N Shore Dr, South Haven, MI 49090-1135
Location: United States > Michigan > Van Buren County > South Haven
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in South Haven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two gorgeous Victorian mansions, named "Top of the Crop in Luxury B&Bs" by The Chicago Tribune and consistently ranked #1 lodging in Michigan by TripAdvisor! Expansive gardens, lovely decor, porches and parlors, fireplaces and jacuzzis, lake view balconies, great food, 1000's of books and video, dedicated innkeepers. All rooms have private bath, CTV/VCR/DVD, CVD stereos. Closest B&B in South Haven to sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and walkable to everything. ... more   less 
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