Kara's Kottages

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

About

Kara's Kottages are in 3 separate 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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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Great Kalamazoo Stay!

5 on June 14, 2016

We stayed in the Douglas Fir Kottage above Kara's actual house and it was a great stay! The whole place is super clean and very comfortable. The decor is gorgeous and very romantic. It was also walking distance to a great Indian food place and only a little over a mile from downtown so that was walkable as well! It was a perfect place for a two night stay in Kalamazoo.


Adorable b&b

4.0 on June 13, 2016

The place was great! So nice and clean but would have loved some other breakfast options.

Innkeeper Response
Hi and thanks for your positive review! I see that you mentioned wanting more breakfast options. Since we value the opinion of our guests and hope to meet and hopefully exceed their expectations, I was hoping that you might be willing to share with me what other breakfast items that you had hoped for. Here is a list of what I offer for easy reference: English Muffins Cream Cheese Bagels Waffles Eggs Sausage Patties & Links Assorted Cereal Organic Granola Greek Yogurt Almond Milk Fruit Juice Peanut Butter Whole Bean Coffee & Grinder Half & Half Assorted Teas Oatmeal Farina Muffin Mix Dried Cranberries Real Maple Syrup Ciniman Rolls


Newest unit

5 on June 11, 2016

Nice decor, well stocked, close to the college, casual comfort,private and convenient. Highly recommend.


Wedding Weekend

5 on June 06, 2016

We rented all of the Kottages for the weekend of our daughter's wedding. Our immediate family stayed there along with the bridesmaids and their spouses. To say it was an amazing place in just not enough!! Both the inside and outside areas are so welcoming and homey. It was a great place for everyone to gather and relax. The breakfast selection was so much larger than we expected - you name it, it was there. Kara was so helpful and accommodating. Perfect place, perfect weekend!! Stay here - you will not be disappointed! Deb K


Lovely

4.2 on April 13, 2016

Lovely, comfy, cozy, clean. What a wonderful little retreat! Thank you Kara!


Shannon and Jen's stay

4.8 on March 26, 2016

This was a romantic getaway for us. I perposed to my lady and Kara help make everything perfect for our stay. Would absolutely stay again and will tell others about her Kottages. Very nice


Exceeded expectations

5 on December 29, 2015

We had a great stay. Parked in a covered garage, walked in to a super clean, cozy, homey room. We had total privacy with our own two bedroom suite. Breakfast was in the fridge, ready to eat when we were. The sheets, robes and towels were really high quality. The private living room was filled with DVDs, books and comfy furniture. I would definitely recommend.


Douglas Fir Kottage

4.2 on December 01, 2015

My husband and I stayed for two nights. We were in Kalamazoo to attend a local music festival. Our accommodations were absolutely charming and impeccably clean. The photo gallery is a perfect representation of Kara's offerings. We plan to come back and stay just for a leisurely get away to enjoy the comfortable surroundings. We'll explore some more of Kzoo but probably spend equal time lounging around the "Kottage". The skylights above the bed and claw foot tub let in the clear starry night and made the whole experience that much more romantic.


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.


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Rooms & Rates

Pine Cone Kottage @ 837 W. Main St.

This kottage is located on the 1st floor of our original 837 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

Driftwood Kottage @ 837 W. Main St.

This kottage is located on the 2nd floor of our original 837 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/shower surround, granite vanity, 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 Kottage @ 837 W. Main St.

This Kottage is located on the 1st floor of or original 837 W. Main St location, only 1/2 mile from the downtown district and sleeps up to 5 guests. This beautiful Kottage offers a modern and well stocked kitchen with lots of high end materials, a separate dining room that seats 4-6, 1 very spacious bathroom with a double vanity, soft water and a tub/shower surround. Also, enjoy the privacy of two separate bedrooms with a luscious queen bed in each, along with an inviting living room with furnishings that include an over-sized and comfortable sofa, electric fireplace, flat screen television, and a leather love seat with a pull-out twin sleeper along with many more comforts.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Douglas Fir Kottage @ 509 N. Clarendon St.

This beautiful, 2nd floor, loft space is located within a 1920's bungalow at 509 N. Clarendon St.. Note: This kottage is in the upstairs of a residence in a quiet neighborhood. This space is newly renovated and includes a private bedroom, bathroom and living room, all within 1.5 miles from the Downtown District. It includes 1 queen bed and 1 very comfortable pull-out twin sleeper. A total of 3 guests are comfortable here so long as they are okay with sharing a bedroom as all beds are in the same room. The spacious bathroom offers a soaking, slipper tub, plus a subway tile shower enclosure, a rain shower head, double vanity and lots of warm lighting and colors. Enjoy evenings gazing at the stars through 2 over sized skylights or watching television and movies on Netflix in this intimate living room on comfortable furnishings that include an electric fireplace and views of the mature tree tops.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Redwood Kottage @ 926 W. Kalamazoo Ave.

NEW!! This Kottage is located on the 1st floor of our 926 W. Kalamazoo Avenue location in the heart of the Historic Stuart Neighborhood, 1/2 mile away from the downtown district and sleeps 4 guests. This lovely Kottage offers a modern, eat-in kitchen with lots of high end materials and very large living room full of comfortable furnishings that include a sectional sofa, electric fireplace/console, 48" 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 XL twin daybed, great for lounging or for additional sleeping. An additional twin sleeper is available in the chair and a half in the living room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Z-Acorn Kottage @ 926 W. Kalamazoo Ave.

This room is for innkeeper use only

  • Maximum Capacity: 5

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Location

Location Type

Airport, Downtown

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Kara Keller

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Kara is a Michigan native with an appreciation for nature, a passion for good design and a love for historic homes. She moved to Kalamazoo from the shores of Lake Michigan in 1990 to attend college. She remained in Kalamazoo because of it's youthful energy, amazing people and an up and coming direction which has since been realized. When she's not combing the earth for treasures to use in her sweet kottages and working on DIY projects, she's often found enjoying recreation sports, outdoors.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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.