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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Overall
4.7

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

Lovely Victorian with Awesome Host!

5 on September 12, 2016

We stayed in the Northern Spy Room, which was wonderfully spacious with lovely quaint details including a small room inside the turret! Chuck was a relatively new owner when we were there, but he is a natural for hosting and customer service. Chuck's wife, Sally, stayed in the background since having broken her arm recently, but Chuck handled everything with agility and gusto! The home was very clean, the breakfast was ample and tasty, and the location is very nicely convenient to several other tourist towns. I especially enjoyed the little details at this B&B; homemade cookies and spiced pretzels for an afternoon snack, bottled water always available, several coffee flavorings to choose from, to-go coffee cups, and a supply closet with myriad items you may have forgotten to bring. This is a top-notch place to lay your head and we recommend them highly.


Comfortable

3.8 on August 27, 2016

This was our first stay at the Kingsley. We enjoyed our stay and the room was clean, the bed comfortable, the breakfasts were tasty. We stayed in the McIntosh which is a small room with small bathroom. The shower was very tight, a large person would not be able to turn around in it. The new owner, Chuck made everyone feel welcome and served breakfast with a smile.We would go back but would choose a bigger room. It was a great location to visit nearby towns, Saugatuck, Douglas, and Holland. Fennville has its own gems close by too. We walked to dinner at Salt of the Earth and it was delicious.


Outstanding B&B

5 on July 13, 2016

The dwelling itself is outstanding and the hosts Brenda and Chris are wonderful cooks and people!


Great B&B

5 on April 20, 2016

Perfect get-away. Great experience with great people. Our favorite B&B. Thank you for the great stay. Dave & Alana Dorr Otter Lake, MI.

Innkeeper Response
Dave & Alana, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review - we look forward to our return.


Truly exceptional!

5 on March 27, 2016

My partner Erica and I had such a wonderful time at Kingsley House this weekend! Chris and Brenda are fantastic hosts who made us feel welcome from the very first phone call. Breakfast was incredible - Dutch Apple pancakes, strata, scones, muffins, sausage, everything. They are wonderful cooks and hosts - we had so much fun lingering over the breakfast table to talk, and pet their dog Juju, who is so sweet and quiet and well-behaved, sometimes you forget he's sitting in the corner! They gave thorough and detailed recommendations for things to do during the day, including directions, and everything they recommended was a blast, from beaches to wine to food! We only wish we had been able to spend more time in the area to do more. The rooms are beautiful and so comfortable. We loved learning about the history of the home and getting a tour of the house. It was so nice and quiet this weekend, a nice plus for traveling during Easter -- we definitely plan on returning again in the off-season as well as in the summer! Everything was absolutely wonderful -- the only thing we didn't like was having to leave! They were very generously able to accommodate our request to check out an hour late this morning, which made our weekend even more awesome. Thank you, Chris and Brenda!!!

Innkeeper Response
It was so nice having you both stay with us and JuJu really misses you too - someday he hopes you are able to have a pup who is as wonderful as he is. We look forward to your next visit and more fun conversations. Take care


Anniversary Weekend

5 on March 22, 2016

Thanks Brenda and Chris for a wonderful weekend getaway. Everything was exceptional and the breakfast is amazing. When we first arrived we were greeted and Chris gave us the history of the house and then we were shown to our room. Since we were the only guest at the time he gave us a tour of the upper floor rooms and some more history of the house. This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we really like the personnel attention. We chose the granny smith suite and it was a great choice. We plan on going back to try out one of the other rooms.


A frustrated bow hunter!

5 on October 04, 2015

I had the pleasure off staying at the Kingsley House with my girlfriend. We were there on opening day of the Michigan bow season and I must say it was a wonderful experience . We were greeted by Chris who was dressed in camouflage (it was like salt in a wound lol) he gave us a tour of the inn and we settle in and later on met Brenda. The Inn is beautiful and Chris and Brenda are wonderful hosts . The food was great! But, I would have preferred the venison steaks and eggs Chris talked about the day before. Of course, this is not a reflection on the beautiful inn or the wonderful owners. This is more a nock on Chris's hunting lol. This was our first experience at a B&B and I would recommend the Kingsley House to everyone! It is a beautiful place, but for me Chris and Brenda made our stay that special memory we were looking for! Thank you both and God bless you hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Dale and Diane


Outstanding victorian elegance!

5 on October 04, 2015

Kingsley House was our first bed and breakfast experience and the Inn exceeded our expectations. The Kingsley is truly a romantic inn. If your looking for romance this is the place to be. Brenda and Chris were very gracious host. We were giving a tour of the home and the history behind it. Brenda and Chris are very passionate about their inn and it is reflected in how they run it. The Kingsley is decorated in vintage antiques and lace through out the inn. We were the only ones at the Inn and we were treated like family, even with a large wedding party renting the whole inn the next day, and we all know how stressful that could be. We stayed in the Golden Delicious, Oct 1st, for one night and it was truly a beautiful victorian room. Breakfast was well presented and delicious. The whole experience left lasting memories of a beautiful Inn and gracious host. My boyfriend and I truly felt like we stepped back in time. Thank you, Brenda and Chris. We will be back.. Diane and Dale


Best Weekend Ever!!!!

5 on September 10, 2015

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have had the pleasure of staying at the Kingsley House. My boyfriend surprised me with a birthday weekend getaway. This was my first experience staying at a B&B and it couldn't have exceeded my expectations more!!! How can you go wrong when you walk into your room to find chilled wine, cheese and cracker tray (which Brenda, so you know we now keep those awesome crackers stocked in our house, lol ) a cute chocolate arrangement and special bath salts for the Jacuzzi tub. I was in awe!! Chris and Brenda are by far the BEST Inn keepers imaginable. They are down to earth, friendly, fun and pretty much have anything available to meet your needs. Full of recommendations for everything you'd be interested in doing or going. If it wasn't for them, we would not have had the mind blowing restaurant experience at Salt of the Earth. Which was so delicious we went 2 nights in a row!! And Chris and Brenda's breakfast!! Let me tell you... waking up and heading into the main part of the house to have coffee waiting for you along with a table for 2 set up on the front porch to take in the fresh morning breeze and then to be served a breakfast that is simply fresh, mouth watering delicious and made with love. Chris and Brenda, your genuine personalities are unforgettable. Matt and I cannot wait to come back to see you and find out what this "Owl Hunting" is all about, Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts for everything!!!!


Weekend Getaway

5 on September 03, 2015

Beautiful Victorian mansion. Warm friendly and extremely informative owners Chris and Brenda. They were able to steer us towards the Allegan antique market, the Saugatuck food fest,

Innkeeper Response
We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your return. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review.


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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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