Circa 1845, Blackberry Ridge Inn is a lovely renovated Bed and Breakfast on 6 acres in the quaint community of Graafschap on the south side of Holland. Experience the real flavor of 'Mayberry' in this friendly community. Served each morning is a delicious full comfort food breakfast made with seasonal foods and ingredients from the Inn's own organic garden. Blackberry Ridge Inn has a grassy 1/4 mile former harness horse racing training track for guests to walk on. In just minutes, enjoy shopping, wonderful restaurants, Lake Michigan beaches, golf, wineries, orchards, hiking trails, and other lakefront communities such as Saugatuck and Grand Haven. Only 5 minutes from Hope College. Blackberry Ridge Inn is looking forward to your visit with warm hospitality. Massage therapy is available on site by appointment. The owners are artists and have paintings for sale at the inn.
Because of a lifetime love for horses, the horse wallpaper had to be saved in renovation. The age of the wallpaper is unknown for sure, but was possibly placed there in the early 1900's. Those staying in the Cowboy room will enjoy its Southwest flavor as well as horses galore.
The Music Room developed with the Cathey's enjoyment of music and Ron's musical talents including playing the guitar. In this room is an old organ. Former owners said the organ had always been in the house; consequently, the organ remains in the room.
Garden room has warm knotty pine walls and fluffy ruffle curtains. It gives a gentle flowery feeling and even has its own picket fence. The Garden room reminds gardeners of Spring time when flowers and vegetables begin to grow in sunshine, blue skies, fresh air, and water all the necessary ingredients for growth.
5 on September 10, 2014
We happened upon the Blackberry Ridge Inn after a long day of motorcycling lake MI on the Circle Tour. This was perhaps the most pleasant surprise of our trip. Owners Ron & Sybil Cathey graciously accepted us last minute into their home. The very clean and comfortable Garden Room has many artistically quaint touches. The property has the requisite pets of a B & B (in this case, 2 horses & 2 cats!), many books to peruse, & a cozy deck in the backyard with a nice view. Breakfast w/Sybil & Ron was enjoyable and delicious...baked pancake with cheese and sausage, pesto potatoes, fruit. Would recommend their establishment to both friends and family.
5 on October 14, 2013
We stayed at the Blackberry Ridge in June of 2012. I know I'm quite delayed in writing the review, but wanted to give our stamp of approval! We stayed for 3 nights, and felt totally at home here, Ron and Sybil were delightful company, the breakfasts were exceptional, and our room had everything we needed to make our stay exceptional. Ron and Sybil were great hosts and concierge's! The Inn is close to everything and yet feels as if you were in the country and stepped back into time. Thanks Ron and Sybil for sharing your great home with us.
5 on August 29, 2013
A home of this historic stature naturally is hosted by a couple with the manners and hospitality of bygone eras. Our room, the Garden Room, was spacious and well appointed. The bath area was the largest we've experienced in a B&B. Situated just outside the metropolitan rush, this oasis offers quiet, warmth and a true family feel. Highly recommend. Gary and Barb Apple Valley, MN
5 on April 28, 2013
We stayed in the Cowboy room and had a great night's sleep. The hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage and fruit and the very friendly hospitality of Ron and Sybil were icing on the cake. The location was very convenient to all the local attractions. We are anxious to return for another stay.
5 on May 21, 2012
My Friend and I had a delightful stay here! The croissant breakfast was super, I can't wait to make it for my family. The accommodations were great. Both Ron and Sybil were so gracious and made us feel at home. We stayed in the cowboy room, clean, comfortable with a beautiful bathroom. We would definitely go back there again. Thank you!
Grand Rapids, Saugatuck, South Haven, Grand Haven, Countryside, Lakeside, Small town, Village, Wine country
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.)
M-37 South to M-6 West. Merge onto West I-196 towards Holland. At Holland take 16th St. Exit. Turn right off of ramp (west). Follow 16th St. through Holland. 16th eventually turns into Southshore Dr. Stay on Southshore Dr. a few blocks until you come to Graafschap Rd. Turn left (south) onto Graafschap Rd. Go a couple of miles or so. Then turn left (east) onto Church St. (across from Graapschap Hardware store). The Inn is on the right side of the street. A sign is in the front yard.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Horseback riding trails, Windmill Island, Dutch Village, State park and township public beaches, U-pick orchards, full size and par 3 golf courses, tulip farms, hiking trails, bike trails, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Library, Parking , 1/4 mile walking trail on the 6 acre premises, Seasonal overnight horse stalls for additional cost , massage therapy on site.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Outdoor music concerts, Golf - 9 holes par 3 located 1/2 mile from inn, Nature Center and trails, shopping just 5 minutes from inn, Hope College sports., Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
Ron and Sybil Cathey
Our hobbies are reflected in the names of our rooms - the Garden Room, the Cowboy Room, and the Music Room. We also enjoy all the great outdoors Western Michigan has to offer such as swimming and kayaking in its lakes and cross country skiing in winter snow. Ron's a Life Coach and massage therapist and offers sessions by appointment. Both Ron and Sybil are artists and sell paintings at the inn.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Please advise when making reservations.
Enjoy this delicious baked dish that is filled with savory ingredients and made just a bit sweet if topped with maple syrup. The tasty ingredients include cheeses, meats, eggs, and milk.