The Kingsley House

626 West Main St. M-89 , Fennville, MI 49408 USA (Show map)

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Ideally Located in the heart of wine country, fruit orchards, Lake Michigan and Allegan State Forest. Saugatuck, Holland, South Haven all are within 10-15 minutes from the Inn. Victorian Elegance, Romantic Charm and Gracious Hospitality. Relaxing and Inviting Common Areas, Suites and Guests Chambers. Awarded one of the "Top 12 Inn--Worldwide, 2008-2009" "Best Breakfast, 2007-2008" Bedandbreakfast Awards. Also featured in Forbes as one of the Top 50 Ritzy Rezorts of the U.S.

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Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Wonderful, romantic stay at the Kingsley House!

5 on June 01, 2015

What an amazing time we had at the Kingsley House! During our stay my husband and I were given the best hospitality yet at a B&B. We received a wonderful tour of the B&B from Chris (including all the guest rooms), enjoyed the huge porch for reading and viewing the stunning flowers and landscaping while eating homemade cookies provided by Brenda, where told of unique places to go for dining, shopping, and beach walking, and had the coziest room in the turret. Did I mention how hearty and truly scrumptious the breakfast was every morning!! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Kingsley house and can't wait to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We try hard to make sure you have the best B&B experience and we are so happy that we were able to deliver that for you. We hope we have the pleasure to spoil you again. Chris & Brenda


Great Anniversary Destination

5 on May 24, 2015

We throughly enjoyed our stay at The Kingsley House. Chris and Brenda are very gracious hosts. They went out of their way to make our stay special. The recommendations for dinner were spot on. The breakfasts were out of this world. We are looking forward to a return stay.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're glad that we were able to make your anniversary a special one and would love to see you again. Chris & Brenda


Lovely Home, Lovely Hosts

4.6 on May 23, 2015

The beauty of this property--"back-in-time" with every modern accommodation--is augmented by its gracious and gifted hosts. If ever a couple was made for inn hosting, Chris and Brenda are it. Their joy in what they are doing spills over onto their blessed guests. It is impossible to imagine anything coming out of their kitchen that is not delicious. The inn itself is lovely at every turn. Many enjoyable outings are only a short drive or walk away-- a memorable meal at Salt of the Earth, a beautiful hike in the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, or shopping in Saugatuck itself. And when you return and approach the Inn, you will think, "I'm so glad I'm one of the people who gets to stay there!"

Innkeeper Response
What a lovely review and a beautiful comment regarding Chris and I. It is always a special treat for us to know that we were able to provide such a wonderful stay for you both. Can't wait to spoil you again, Chris & Brenda


Beautifully and relaxing

5 on May 21, 2015

Had a relaxing and enjoyable stay, the home is beautiful and spotlessly clean, the hosts were very helpful and accommodating, the breakfasts were delicious and the countryside is beautiful with lots of activities for everyone, will definitely return

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was certainly our pleasure to have you stay with us - we're glad you enjoyed the breakfasts we prepared as well. We hope to see you again soon. All the best


Beautiful Victorian house, great hosts!

5 on May 18, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights to continue our celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. The owners, Chris and Brenda made us feel like old friends. Everything was exceptional, including breakfast and available snacks during the day. Would recommend this B $ B to everyone.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review. We are glad that you felt like old friends because that is one of the most rewarding things about being here and building new relationships with our guests. Have a great day, Chris & Brenda


“Comfort of a home away from home plus, plus, plus”

5 on May 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed two nights at the Kingsley House. We were greeted by the owners Chris & Brenda as if we were visiting a good friend. We received an interesting history of the house and its original owners, to whom they have paid homage throughout this beautiful home.The rooms are decorated to capture the Victorian era. The meals are fresh and scrumptious, prepared and served by the owners with a smile and good conversation. The location is perfect for this area... a block or two stroll to downtown Fenville and very short trip to Saugatuck and Douglas. The Fenn Valley Winery and Cranes Pie Pantry are just down the road, two places we never miss when we are in the area. We will be back to visit the Kingsley House and will recommend this warm and friendly establishment to our family and friends.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and were so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Kingsley House and the surrounding areas. We look forward to the next time that we can spoil you again. Have a great day, Chris & Brenda


Wonderful owners

5 on May 14, 2015

Brenda and Chris were wonderful and the place was very charming. Would definitely stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we hope we have the pleasure of your company in the future.


Beautiful get-away destination!

4.0 on April 28, 2015

My husband and I stayed 1 night here as we started our long weekend get-away to celebrate our anniversary. We won't wait for a special occaision to come back! The grand old Victorian was an amazing treasure tucked neatly into the small town of Fennville-just minutes from tourist destination Saugatuck, and Lake Michigan. The new owners, Chris and Brenda were amazing hosts, despite my mistake on the reservation! We walked in 1 week earlier than our reservation was for. When I made th reservation online I must have entered the wrong date and not noticed. They were very surprised, but they just welcomed us in, and asked what room we had reserved, and luckily it was available for that night! The fresh baked cookies and bars that were always available really helped to make you feel at home-and they were delicious! The home cooked breakfast was simple, but very nice too. We have stayed at other B & B's that just brought out fruit and boughten pastries and muffins-that is not our idea of a Great B & B. The Kingsley also had a parlor room with a nice TV and comfortable couch if you wanted to just chill somewhere. There is also a big wooden bar in there with a popcorn machine that Chris was more than happy to operate for his guests. These are the little touches that really make this B & B a great place to spend 1 or more nights. We look forward to going back in warmer weather so we can take advantage of the big wrap around porch. This would be a great place for them to serve breakfast when they had small numbers of guests during the warm months.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are so glad that it worked out for you to enjoy your anniversary a week earlier than planned. As new innkeepers it's nice to know that we are able to serve our guests and make them feel comfortable and welcome. We look forward to your return, Chris & Brenda


Highly Recommended

5 on April 23, 2015

My daughter and I stayed for our second time and,will stay again. This B&B is not only Beautiful the Owners Chris and Brenda and little pup JuJu treat you like family and breakfast is the best. I highly recommend this B&B Caprice G

Innkeeper Response
Dear Caprice, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I enjoyed talking with you and Christina and can't wait until we get to chat again. JuJu says to say HI too :o) All the best, Brenda


wonderful time at the Kingsley House

4.8 on April 07, 2015

Chris and Brenda are marvelous hosts. Such a romantic place! Loved it.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your return. All the best, Chris & Brenda


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Rooms & Rates

Northern Spy Suite

Romantic Jacuzzi suite with electric fireplace encompassing the entire third floor of the Kingsley House. Victorian at its best, this suite is popular for honeymoons, anniversaries or any special romantic getaway vacation. Features: Vaulted ceilings, Two person Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, Fireplace, impressive separate sitting area, terry cloth bathrobes

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

Cider Nook Suite

Once the former wine cellar, this romantic suite is quiet and secluded. Nestled in the lower level of the turret, it features a private entrance and a café table for two and an electric log fireplace. Features: Large spa bathroom with two-person Jacuzzi, large TV with VCR/DVD, electric fireplace, private side entrance.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $180

Jonathan Suite

The Jonathan suite features a massive antique oak bed and faces a country view and the side garden. A cast iron gas log fireplace and wing back chair completes the cozy atmosphere of the suite. Features: Two person Hydro massage tub, gas log fireplace, massive antique headboard.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $165

Duchess Chambers

Romantic chamber that is light and airy and tucked into the second floor round turret. The five large windows face the front of the Kingsley House and are framed in antique lace with scalloped swags. Unique sink is actually a converted antique oak dresser. TV with DVD player, cozy electric log fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Granny Smith Chambers

Spacious chambers with oak mantle wood fireplace and king size bed that was once two separate twin beds of the Ambassador to the Netherlands and his wife. Large size closet in the room as well. The spacious window seat is ideal to cuddle up with a good book. TV with VCR/DVD player.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

Golden Delicious Chambers

A delightful garden view from the three large windows, a canopy bed and an electric fireplace make these chambers the perfect combination for romance and relaxation. The décor is lace and roses and there is a spacious closet within the chambers as well.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125

McIntosh Chambers

Decorated like a romantic cottage, the McIntosh chambers are a cozy retreat. It also has an electric stove fireplace and faces the Inn's side garden. The bath has its original tile floor and walls.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Standard Deluxe Room

Queen Size Bed with Designer Linens, Private bath (walk-in shower), Cozy Fireplace in all guest rooms in the Inn. Cable TV with VCR/DVD, Extensive Video Library for Guests Use, Wireless Internet in all rooms and throughout the Inn. Complimentary 24-hour Cold and Hot beverages, Full Hot Breakfast every morning of the week. Pampered amenities including plush terry cloth towels, aromatherapy toiletries and more.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $135

Deluxe Junior Suite

Larger than our standard rooms with more features, such as a gas log fireplace and hydrospa tub in the private bathroom or an oversized king bed with a spacious window seat. Junior Suites include cable TV, VCR/DVD, extensive video library for our guests, CD player in the room, garden views, unlimited hot and cold beverages and hot gourmet breakfast every day of the week.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Jacuzzi/Fireplace Suite

Luxury and Pampering at it's Best. Spacious suites with double size Jacuzzi suite in the private bath, Cozy Electric or Gas Fireplace, Cable TV, VCR/DVD, extensive video library for our guest's use, unlimited hot and cold beverages, full hot gourmet breakfast every day of the week. Terry cloth robes provided for our guests along with aromatherapy soaps and toiletries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Braeburn Suite

# Romantic suite wih French country antiques # Corner Whirlpool Tub for two in bedroom # Private romantic garden patio with bistro dining # Cherry Fireplace, Queen Bed, TV with DVD/CD # Ultimate in privacy in our newest secluded suite

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $215

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Location

Location Type

f) Crane's Orchards (5mins), e) Fenn Valley Winery (5mins), d) Lake Michigan (5mins), a) Saugatuck-Douglas (10mins), b) South Haven (15mins), c) Holland (15mins)

Airport

Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 40 miles

Directions to property:

We are 5 miles East of Lake Michigan/I-196 on M-89 (less than 10 minutes from Saugatuck). Ideally located in the center of it all and a short drive to everything!

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Lake Michigan, Saugatuck, South Haven, Tulip Time Festival, Holland, State Forests, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , In-House Massages, Manicures, Pedicures, Wireless Internet throughout Inn property, 24 hour snacks, Large covered porch, Bicycles, Cross country skis

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Antiquing, Artisan's trails, Ice Skating, Festivals year-round, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outdoors only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night minimum required on most weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of your stay and package, or 100% for one-night reservations.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations require a 14 day notice for return of your deposit. Reservations canceled for any reason within the last 14 days prior to arrival are issued a gift certificate for the deposit paid to date. The certificate may be used for a future weekday stay at the Inn.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Brenda Brzys

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Running, Cooking, Biking, Nature, Decorating, Working Out Gardening

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Meals

Breakfast

Hot gourmet breakfast

  • Time Served: 9am-10am
  • Serving Location: Wrap-around porch (May - Oct), Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Picnic basket for 2


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Deals

Hot Deal

20% Discount--Super Summer Savings!

Regular Rate: $149 now $119.20 (20% Savings:)

20% savings on Summer Vacation--Weekdays Monday thru Thursday night for 2 night stay. Please contact the inn directly at 1 2695616425 to redeem this deal.

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