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Dewey Lake Manor B & B

11811 Laird Road , Brooklyn, MI 49230-9035 USA (Show map)
48 Reviews
$89 - $139
per night

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Sitting atop a knoll overlooking Dewey Lake, a "Country Retreat" awaits manor guests in the Irish Hills of Southern Michigan. This 1860's Italianate home has five guestrooms with private baths and fireplaces, one with Jacuzzi tub furnished with antiques and old-fashioned wallpapers. A large deck and glass enclosed porch, with a view of the lake, provides a pleasant place to enjoy a summer breakfast or to just relax. Other rooms include a parlor with a piano and a sitting room with a bay window overlooking the lake, there are eighteen acres to wander and a picnic area by the lakeshore. Guests may also enjoy the paddleboat, canoe, and evening bonfires by the lake. The central location of the Irish Hills offers antiquing, fifty-two spring fed lakes, golfing, fishing, quaint towns, and much more. Car enthusiasts are just 3 miles from Michigan Speedway. Whether you come to enjoy the sweet sounds of a summer night or the quiet stillness of the frozen lake, your stay will be one to remember.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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48 Reviews

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Stayed Thursday June 12-16 2014 and we loved it. Going back in August!!

5 on July 13, 2014

We went for the NASCAR race and it is only a mile and half from the track. We loved the convenience of being so close. Joe and Barb were very nice and their B and B is beautiful!

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Thanks for the kudos-we appreciate it.

anniversary stay

4.6 on August 23, 2013

beautiful property and wonderful hosts!

A great B & B

4.4 on August 10, 2013

Our first time at a B&B and what a nice stay!! The Innkeepers take so much pride in this place. Breakfast was great! We will definitely come back.

Wonderful place to get some R&R

5 on June 27, 2013

Wonderful food, peaceful setting. I could not ask for a better place to stay and recharge.


5 on May 19, 2013

Nikki Schnebele

Enjoy a Mini Vacation in MI Irish Hills

5 on February 23, 2013

Thursday (February 14, 2013) afternoon through Sunday (February 17, 2013) morning we stayed at Dewey Lake Manor ( Bed and Breakfast (BnB). We had a beautiful room in a beautiful building on a beautiful site overlooking Dewey Lake. We had tasty breakfasts with excellent conversations with fellow guests and with Barb and Joe Phillips, the owners.

First Impressions!!!!

5 on January 30, 2013

This was our first experience with a B&B and we could not have chosen a more perfect way for celebrating our anniversary. Upon our arrival, Barb greeted us at the door and showed us to our room where we were welcomed by warm gas fire place and a congratulatory rose in a vase. Barb and Joe also provided us with a complimentary bottle of chilled wine. Breakfast was absolutely fabulous and cinnamon bread and butter have now become a staple in our home. Can't wait to come back.

Pleasant and peaceful with lovely hosts

5 on January 20, 2013

We spent a very relaxing several days over the holidays. A step back in time with a very historical home made very quaint and comfortable. Joe and Barb are very gracious, informative and helpful. We look forward to our next visit. Kirk and Connie .

Wonderful place to go for the holidays!

5 on December 28, 2012

Wonderful food, the decorations make the entire house lively. Great conversation during breakfast, I recommend for everyone who wants a getaway that is not like the norm.

...slow down at Dewey Lake, create lasting memories and enhance your life.

5 on November 16, 2012

As you search the numerous choices of places to stay, stay focused on the reason for choosing a B & B – to experience and truly relax in a different time and place away from your daily life. If you are seeking a prominent, magical vacation-home setting that is an architectural gem steeped in history and lovingly cared for by charming innkeepers, Brb and Joe, Dewey Manor needs to be your destination. Located within an area that is described as a wine-lover’s paradise, this B & B congers up feelings of “Somewhere In Time”, “The Secret Garden”, or “On Golden Pond”. Turn off the smart phone, put away the ipad and leave the laptop notebook at home in order to really slow down your mind and enhance your senses. The simple pleasures of life reign supreme at Dewey Lake Manor, such as a casual stroll, a paddle on the lake, getting absorbed into a book, or enjoying a scrumptious country breakfast each morning. Our stay at Dewey Lake Manor was a memorable experience as we celebrated a birthday and our 18th wedding anniversary. This is a place where you can dream without boundaries and feel the freedom that you had once felt when you were a child. As a couple that has traveled extensively and has stayed at numerous Michigan B & B’s, our heartfelt recommendation is for you to end your search and make a reservation to slow down at Dewey Lake, create lasting memories and enhance your life.

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Rooms & Rates

Mapleview Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

Floral Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

The Lakeview Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

The "Servants Quarters

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

The Evergreen Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakeside, Waterfront

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, Nature area, botanical gardens, buffalo ranch, quaint towns, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos , Canoe, paddleboat, grills, picnic table

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Croquet, Volleyball, Skydiving, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes depending on number ,ages , room availabilitty
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes limited
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 days for races; 2 holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card number or 50%
  • Cancellations: 5 day; special events whole house 30 day; races - none unless room is re-rented.



Joe & Barb Phillips

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

About the innkeepers

Joe is a retired electrician, has a great interest in vintage cars, and NASCAR races. He enjoys dogs, especially Black Labs and makes a really "mean" waffle. Barb is a nurse, who loves old homes, antiques, and has a great passion for barns. She loves to garden and would really like to get her Master Gardeners certificate.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 9:30am
  • Serving Location: porch, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Rice Pudding

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Innkeepers: Joe & Barb Phillips


  • Nightly Rate $89 - $139
  • Reviews (48) 4.7
  • Rooms 5
  • Phone 1-5174677122 1-5174677122
  • Fax 1-5174672356
11811 Laird Road , Brooklyn, MI 49230-9035 USA (Show map)

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