Circa 1845, Blackberry Ridge Inn is a new and freshly renovated B&B in the quaint community of Graafschap on the south side of Holland, Michigan. Experience a real flavor of Mayberry in this friendly community. Each morning expect a delicious full comfort food breakfast made with ingredients from the Inn's own organic garden. Blackberry Ridge Inn has a 1/4 mile former harness racing training track for guests to walk on. Shop right in Graafschap at Knobb Hill Antiques and historic Graafschap Hardware. And in just minutes, enjoy Lake Michigan beaches, golf, wineries, orchards, hiking trails, and resorts such as Saugatuck and Grand Haven. Blackberry Ridge Inn is looking forward to your first visit with warm hospitality. Massage therapy is available on site by appointment. The owners are artists and have paintings for sale on site.
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 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, Village, Wine country
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.)
M-37 South to M-6 West merge onto I-196 to the Holland exit for 16th St. Turn right off of ramp (west). Follow 16th St. until light at Graafschap Rd. Turn left (south). Then turn left (east) onto Church St. The Inn is on the right side of the street.
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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
, Seasonal outdoor hot tub, 1/4 mile walking trail on premises, Seasonal overnight horse stalls for additional, massage therapy on site
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Coffee/Tea facilities, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Outdoor music concerts, Golf - 9 holes par 3; 1/2 mile from inn, Nature Center and trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, 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 in its lakes and cross country skiing in winter snow. Ron's a certified massage therapist and offers sessions by appointment. Also an artist, he sell paintings at the B&B. They own a the unScene cafe in town serving wonderful paninis, soups, scones, and muffins - all made from scratch
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Enjoy this delicious Italian dish that is like a crustless quiche and made with all natural ingredients (organic is season). The natural ingredients include spinach, roasted red pepper, red onions, roasted garlic, feta and parmesan cheeses, and eggs.