Kara's Kottages

837 West Main , Kalamazoo, MI 49006 USA (Show map)


Kara's Kottages are in 3 seperate locations situated near the Downtown District. All are furnished with many comforts of home, including a well stocked kitchen, cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you’d expect from a beloved B&B, like fireplaces, beds you melt into, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars. Please read individual room descriptions for additional location details. Available for overnight, weekly or monthly stays, Kara’s Kottages are an excellent choice for business or pleasure.




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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.2

A Real Treat.

5 on November 12, 2015

I travel constantly on business and staying at Kara's Kottage made it a restful and fun experience. I highly recommend Kara's.

Kara's Kottages in Kalamazoo

4.6 on November 04, 2015

Kara's is always a wonderful place to hang our hats while we spend time with our college student in Kalamazoo. It is very comfortable, and the amenities go above and beyond what one would expect. You scarcely need to bring any toilet articles as most everything is provided. The ease and comfort of the facility make it worth a return trip.

Anniversary weekend in Kalamazoo

4.2 on October 19, 2015

Was looking for the perfect place to stay at during our weekend in Kalamazoo. Kara's Kottages was more then perfect. Great location,great amenities, and over all a great place to come back to after taking in all the great sites of Kalamazoo.

Fall Weekend Getaway

5 on October 15, 2015

Kara's Kottages was absolutely wonderful. My husband and I stayed at the newest unit, the Redwood for one night. Kara was very attentive and accommodating as we tried to book a unit as well as when we were trying to access the complimentary Netflix. In terms of the unit, it was as if we had stepped into a magazine. Kara's attention to design detail is impeccable. She thought of and included every convenience, down to antacids in the bathroom! We honestly did not want to leave to go anywhere! Beds, towels, robes, and furnishings were clean and comfortable. The entire unit was extremely clean and in fantastic condition. There were plenty of healthy breakfast items to prepare and a fully stocked kitchen in which to prepare it. I would recommend any of Kara's Kottages to anyone! We will be returning for sure!

Lovely experience

4.8 on September 22, 2015

Our stay was a wonderful experience. We were not sure exactly what to expect, but we were very pleasantly surprised.The rooms were spacious, extremely well decorated and neat as a pin! The location was very close to great dining and downtown Kalamazoo. Kara went beyond stocking the necessities and provided a bit of luxury. The complimentary coffee and snack cart was much appreciated along with a mini-bar with very reasonably priced extras. We would definitely stay at Kara's cottages again.

Kara's Kottages

4.6 on August 30, 2015

Wonderful stay. Delighted at the kottage, well worth staying again.

Just like Home

5 on August 11, 2015

Wonderful stay in Kalamazoo. Every little detail at Kara's Kottages was thought of. Definitely stay here again!

Wonderful place to stay close to downtown Kalamazoo

4.6 on July 17, 2015

We stay here every time we come through Kalamazoo. The "cottages" are just beautiful - right off the pages of Pottery Barn. There is even a lovely patio with a firepit, chairs, and a nice big table. And, the house is close enough that you can walk to downtown Kalamazoo. By the way, this isn't a typical B&B. There is no shared dining area. She does have some eggs and other breakfast items available to cook your own breakfast (there is a kitchenette in the room with a full size fridge and stove). So, this is way I gave the Onsite Dining only a 3.

Awesome BNB, without the 2nd B

4.0 on April 12, 2015

My husband and I stayed in The Pine Room at Kara's Kottages. It was a breath-taking room, with private sitting area (fireplace, tv), kitchen (stove, microwave, full fridge), and full bath all included in the suite... and this is the smallest of the rooms! She's done a lovely job with the reno! We were less than a mile walk to the downtown area (Kalamazoo Mall), and countless breweries, restaurants, and shops. Kara was a gracious hostess, and left us everything we could possibly need. The only thing that kept our stay from being perfect was the lack of breakfast. Let me preface by saying that Kara leaves a fully stocked kitchen with many breakfast choices (eggs, bagels, biscuits, cereal, granola, juices, milk, cream cheese, etc.)... for you to make for yourself. With no breakfast being served, we ended up skipping out both mornings, and simply opting for leftovers from dinner the nights before. We were also expected to do all of our dishes before we left. That part did not feel like a BNB to me... at least, not one we've been to before (more than a dozen in several states). I don't want to deter anyone from staying at Kara's Kottage, because we really did enjoy the stay, over all. We just felt like part of what we pay extra for in a BNB is a more personal breakfast experience.

My first B&B

5 on April 08, 2015

This was my first B&B and I enjoyed every second of it! Even though it was only for one night, I know for sure that I will be returning again and again. Kara was there to greet me and she showed me around the other two rooms and I was in awe. The decor was beautiful and all I could think is that I'll have to come back and bring friends! It is definitely a home away from home. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, everything was great. The reason I came was to surprised my girlfriend and she loved it, it's definitely better than a hotel. I give it two thumbs up!

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Rooms & Rates

Pine Cone

This well appointed kottage is located on the 1st floor of our original W. Main St. location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district and sleeps up to 2 guests.This well appointed space is an open concept room encompassing a fully furnished living room, inviting bedroom and well stocked kitchen. Comfortable furnishings include a queen bed, lush sofa and chair, wicker bench, electric fireplace, bookshelf room divider and flat screen television. Its spacious and well stocked bathroom offers soft water, a glass shower enclosure, a pedestal sink and many stocked toiletries.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179


This kottage is located on the 2nd floor of our original W. Main St. location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district and sleeps up to 5 guests. This warm, loft style space has an open concept living room and kitchen separated by a quaint, eat-in peninsula. Comfy furnishings include a lush sofa, 2 chairs and ottoman, electric fireplace, flat screen television and many more comforts. Both spacious and restful bedrooms include 1 queen bed in each. 1 very comfortable, pull-out twin sleeper is available in one of the bedrooms. The spacious bathroom offers a tub surround, granite counter/sink, lots of natural lighting, tall ceilings, soft water and many convenient toiletries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Birch Bark

Our 1st floor, 2-bedroom, 1-bath Kottage sleeps 5. This original Kottage offers a beautiful and well stocked kitchen and dining room, a spacious and private bathroom with two sinks and two comfortable bedrooms with queen size beds in each. Our warm and inviting living room has furnishings that include an over-sized sofa, electric fireplace, flat screen television and a leather chair and a half with a twin sleeper.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Douglas Fir

This beautiful, 2nd floor, loft style space is located within a 1920's bungalow that is within Kara's residence in a quiet, Kalamazoo neighborhood. It is newly renovated and includes a private bedroom, bathroom and living room, all within 1.5 miles from the downtown district.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179


NEW!! This Kottage is located on the 1st floor of our Kalamazoo Ave. location in the heart of the Historic Stuart Neighborhood, 1/2 mile away from the downtown district and sleeps 3 guests. This lovely Kottage offers a modern and well stocked, eat-in kitchen with lots of high end materials and a well appointed and very large living room full of lovely, modern furnishings that include a sectional sofa, electric fireplace/console, large, flat screen television and many more comforts. Also, included in this kottage is a charming bathroom with a very unique and newly restored claw foot bathtub & shower combo. This space offers one bedroom that includes a luscious, Restoration Hardware style queen bed along with an Indonesian style daybed great for lounging or for additional sleeping.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown


Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo Battle Creek Intl.) 8 miles

Directions to property:

See check-in instructions for directions and address. Kara's Kottages has 3 locations and when you receive your check-in instructions a few days prior to check-in, included in those instructions is the address to the property where you'll be staying.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Night life, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Sports venue, University, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Parking, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Cross-country ski trails

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only All cigarettes are to be properly disposed of.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes There are stairs leading to this suite. Caution is advised.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Must speak to innkeeper for policies and contracts.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum for weekends and holidays.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: No security deposit required.
  • Cancellations: Kara’s Kottages are designed to be a user friendly and flexible lodging choice for today’s modern traveler. This means that we will hold a room for our guests from the point of their reservation until their check-in. In return, we ask that our guests contact us at least 10 days prior to their arrival date if their travel plans have changed or if they need to cancel a reservation to assure that they will not be responsible for any costs associated with that reservation. If a guest cancels or makes alterations to their reservation less than 10 days prior to their arrival date, we must hold them responsible for the entire reservation. In this case, we will make every effort to advertise that Kottage and refund any nights that we are able to re-book.



Kara Keller

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About the innkeepers

I am a Michigan native with an appreciation for nature, a passion for good design and a love for historic homes. I originally moved to Kalamazoo from the Shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. I decided to remain a resident because of the youthful energy, amazing people and up and coming direction which has since been realize. In my spare time, when I'm not combing the earth for treasures to use in my kottages, I'm exploring life with my husband, Dean and our amazing friends.

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  • Time Served: Prior to check in.
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

, Breakfast Only

Signature Dish

Breakfast Only
See "breakfast" on our website for an itemized menu.