Yelton Manor Bed & Breakfast

140 N Shore Drive , South Haven, MI 49090 USA (Show map)

About

Luxurious, romantic Lake Michigan B&B, an elegant adult retreat, homemade delicious food. Closest lodging in South Haven, MI to the sandy, sunset beach of Lake Michigan. Easy walk to everything in the quaint resort town but blissfully out of earshot of the bustling harbor and nightlife. #1 for 10 straight years on TripAdvisor, named by Chicago Sun Times "Top of the Crop in Luxury B&Bs”, named "Most Romantic B&B" by Amoco Motor Club. Enjoy a full, healthy, farm to table breakfast each morning at your leisure, take to dining rooms, guest room, garden or beach. Join for wonderful homemade “Beach Break” snacks each afternoon. Surrounded by lavish, award-winning gardens and the “Sun and Stars” patio, night lit and WiFi connected. All 17 rooms have elegant private bath, flat screen cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box, central air/heat, fan, upscale personal amenities and linens, absolute cleanliness and luxurious decor. Many rooms have fireplaces, jacuzzis and balconies. 28 year veteran owner/innkeepers Elaine and Robert are always on hand for gracious hospitality and professional concierge service.. Both mansions have lovely porches, elegant parlors, private nooks and hideaways with 1000s of books, music, board games, day and night homemade treats, fresh popcorn, signature triple-chocolate brownies and classic/current DVD library. Onsite parking, bike storage, free WiFi. Not a highway hotel, not a forgotten cottage, not quaint, but a new-fashioned step up for your beach getaway.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Great stay

4.0 on May 28, 2015

My husband and I received our 3 night stay at Yelton Manor as a gift. We have never stayed at a B&B, so needless to say, we were excited for the relaxing get a way. We were welcomed with a smile by Robert who showed us all around, and gave us a map of prime eating spots in SoHo. He also said he could make reservations for us if we chose. The Jasmine room was where we stayed, and it was great. The room had no overhead lights, but it did have quite a few lamps. A fire place and L shaped Jacuzzi was there for our use. The shower was a touch small, but that's fine. The bed was comfy and everything was very clean. The towels smelled of bleach which was both comforting and reassuring to a clean person like myself. The Manor itself was filled with books, and tons of little places to sit and just escape. Loved the little candy dishes filled with chocolates and all the great snacks out and about. Fresh fruit, warm popcorn, iced water and plenty of beautiful glasses to use for any drinks you like. A refrigerator in the kitchen was also there to use. Breakfast was great if you're into the clean eating thing. Sprouts, organic yogurt and cheeses, organic juices, cereal and bread. Hard boiled eggs too. I really wanted waffles and fried eggs, but you could walk up to Phoenix St Café for that. Overall, it was a great stay, nice inn keepers, freedom to do whatever you want, and clean rooms. Super nice, but I don't know if I would spend that amount of money, ($240-300 a night) on a B&B.


Yelton Manor B&B...Truly a Step Above!

5 on May 23, 2015

This B&B is truly a step above! Innkeepers Elaine & Robert have found the perfect blend of luxury and comfort, hospitality and oasis. The rooms are immaculate and charming, but high tech with strong wifi, blue tooth speakers, and all the latest DVDs for your in room viewing. The grounds have an amazing Sun & Stars Patio for dining on their healthy, delicious breakfast and snacks, lounging in the beach front sun, or watching the sunset with a glass of wine. Only 2 hours from downtown Chicago, you'd have to take an 8 hour flight to find better!


Warm, welcoming, friendly enjoyable B&B each and every time

5 on May 01, 2015

I have stayed at many B&B's around the world. Yelton Manor is stellar. From the moment I pulled into the parking lot I felt relaxed and happy to have arrived. The innkeeper tour was informative, yet brief and my questions about where to eat, could I walk to town, etc. were answered with enthusiasm and excitement. Being across from the Lake is fabulous as I enjoy walking the beach at all hours of the day. The Manor style is cozy with so many books of all types that interest me as well as magazines to read and enjoy in various spots to sit and enjoy them in so as to allow my partner to enjoy a nap or time in the room. The myriad of DVD's was a fun adventure with information from the innkeeper for ideas as what each one was about. Breakfast was delicious with a variety of options to choose from. I have enjoyed staying at Yelton Manor and when I am in Michigan again I look forward to my next visit. Thank you so much Elaine and Robert for sharing South Haven with so many.


Fabulous as always!

5 on April 30, 2015

We have stayed at the Yelton Manor a couple of times now and I thought it I should write the review that they have deserved. We love it there! The service is consistent and excellent. The innkeepers, Elaine & Robert are present and so super friendly and professional. The staff is super friendly and helpful also. We have stayed in both houses that are on the property and seriously, we can't pick a favorite. We keep coming back to the Yelton Manor, even though it's fairly close to where we live because we feel like we are able to get away from it all when we stay there. It's relaxing and you truly feel like you've gotten away from the hustle and bustle of life because the innkeepers and staff do whatever they can to make your stay the best ever. The beds are amazing and I love to go to sleep at night reading one of the many books or magazines available. In the morning, the smell of breakfast and coffee great you and if you leave hungry after breakfast, it's not because they didn't have enough food for you to eat. Oh and I would be remiss if I didn't mention the fresh fruit in season that they serve too, major yum. By far, this is one of the best bed & breakfasts in southwestern Michigan. Enjoy!


Absolute Treasure

5 on April 29, 2015

I cannot recommend Yelton Manor highly enough. Elaine and Robert have a way of making you feel at home the instant you arrive. From the rooms to the food to the beautiful hosts, it was difficult to want to venture outside. When we did, we discovered a lovely small town with so much to discover. Our experience at Yelton Manor was everything we could ask for and more. Will definitely come back!


Very, very Top Drawer... Ahhhhh-mazing!

5 on April 28, 2015

The Yelton Manor offers a fantastic location with luxurious accommodations - super clean! The Inn Keepers do a wonderful job of welcoming you to their home / hometown, providing recommendations to the best of local eating, including the hot spots that only the locals know about. Breakfast was fabulous - fresh, organic & wholesome! Everything is made from scratch, with many of the ingredients coming from the garden and/or nearby farms. The afternoon snack is a perfect way to relax into evening. The hummus is made fresh daily and they have a homemade jalapeno jelly that is out of this world. And don't get me started on the brownie bites, homemade of course, ooey gooey chocolatey goodness. We were really impressed with the recently renovated gardens - a complete Eco-friendly, water conservation re-design; very inspiring in a 'think globally, act locally' way and absolutely beautiful too. Our stay was an enchanting and rejuvenating experience, highly recommended! We'll be back.


Perfect Getaway Place!

5 on January 21, 2015

We have stayed at the Manor many times, each visit has been just a great as the previous one if not better. Elaine, Robert and staff go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. Once you stay you WILL return. You have Good, Better and The Best B&B's and then you have Yelton Manor at the top of the list. You definitely need to book a stay at the Manor, you won't regret it, guaranteed.


Wonderful weekend in South Haven

5 on October 28, 2014

Our children gave us a two night stay at the Yelton Guest House as an anniversary present. From the minute we walked in to register we knew we were going to have a great experience. Elaine and Rob were both extremely gracious hosts and extremely helpful. The room was absolutely beautiful and the amenities were wonderful. Having the continental breakfast of coffee, orange juice, muffins, and breakfast bread waiting outside the door each morning let us plan our day the way we wanted to. We have stayed at a number of B&B's but this one was by far the nicest experience we have had.


Relaxing and Wonderful

4.4 on September 20, 2014

This was our second time staying at the inn and it doesn't disappoint. Every detail is well thought out and executed. It's warm and inviting. The breasfast is healthy fare and very delicious. I love the fact that they share their recipes on line. We are making staying at the inn an annual tradition.


Extra special

5 on August 18, 2012

Our stay at Yelton Manor Bed and Breakfast in the Ivy room was a real treat! Lots of them in fact, spread all over the house. The candies and books were everywhere! We greatly appreciated the hospitality of the innkeepers and their suggestions for dinner and activities were spot on. It was so nice to be just across the street from the beach and a short walk to the park, harbor, farmers' market and shops. Afternoon snacks were very welcoming and the breakfast was healthy and hearty. Thanks so much to everyone for making our stay so special that we would very much like to return.


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Rooms & Rates

Jasmine Room

A lovely 1st floor room in The Manor with a Queen bed, private bath with shower, premium personal amenities and linens, double L-shaped jacuzzi and fireplace (in season), Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box, views to the Secret Garden. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $290

Magnolia Room

Victorian elegance on the second floor of the Manor, with a Queen size bed, private bath with tub and shower, premium personal amenities and linens, reading/sitting area. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $280

Camelia Room

An elegant, spacious 2nd floor room in The Manor with a 4-poster King bed, sitting area, private bath with shower and oval jacuzzi, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $315

Iris Room Suite

The Anniversary Suite on the 3rd floor of The Manor, double sized and very private, with a King 4-poster bed, private bath with oval jacuzzi and shower,premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $315

Rose Room Suite

The very special Honeymoon Suite in The Manor, double sized with exceptional 3rd floor privacy, King bed, private bath with oval jacuzzi with shower, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $315

Dewey Hotel Suite

The ultimate 3rd floor suite in The Manor Guest House, double sized with ultimate privacy, fabulous stained glass windows, two-seater balcony with glimpses to lake and garden views, King bed, private bath with shower and double L-shaped jacuzzi,premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $315

Avery Beach Hotel Suite

A sunny, double-size 2nd floor suite in The Manor Guest House with elegant stained glass windows. King 4-poster bed, sitting area, fireplace (in season), private bath with shower and oval jacuzzi, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $275 - $315

The Ivy Room

A cozy 2nd floor room in The Manor filled with antique charm, Double bed, private bath with shower, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box, views to the garden and lakeside. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $235

The Forsythia Room

A bright and airy 2nd floor room in The Manor with a Queen size bed, private bath with tub and shower, premium personal amenities and linens, reading/sitting area. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $275

The Forget Me Not Room

A warm and cheery 2nd floor room in The Manor with a Queen size bed, private bath with shower, oval jacuzzi tub, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $290

The Snapdragon Room

A popular 2nd floor room in The Manor with a Queen 4-poster bed, sitting area, private bath with tub and shower, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $275

The Lily Room

A spacious 2nd floor room in The Manor with a King size 4-poster bed, sitting area, private bath with shower, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $280

The Orchid Room

A cozy, private 3rd floor room in The Manor with a Queen bed, private bath with shower, sitting area, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $220 - $275

The Shamrock Resort Room

A pretty 1st floor room in The Manor Guest House with Queen 4-poster bed, fireplace (in season), sitting area, private bath with shower and jacuzzi, premium personal amenities and linens. Overlooks front garden. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $290

The Mendelsohn Resort Room

An elegant 1st floor room in The Manor Guest House, decor in deep green and rosebuds. Queen bed, sitting area, fireplace (in season), private bath with shower and oval jacuzzi, premium personal amenities and linens. Flat Screen Premium Cable TV/DVD, Bluetooth sound box. Includes afternoon "Beach Break" snacks from 3-6PM, daylong treats, and healthy, homemade buffet breakfast at your leisure each morning. Breakfast is portable to dining rooms, personal guest room, garden or beach. Central heat/AC, hair dryer, fan, free WiFi, beach towels, free classic/current movies and fresh popcorn. Enjoy porches, parlors, 1000s of books, and personal owner/innkeeper concierge services. Free parking and bike storage.

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $290

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Location

Location Type

Lakefront, Lakeview, Oceanfront, Small town, Wine country

Airport

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

Directions to property:

Interstate 196, Exit 22, North Shore Drive, 2 miles south

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Full summer resort, Decks on site, Gardens on site, Religious Services, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, TV Video games, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Premium coffee, fresh healthy food, privacy in exclusively adult ambiance, !000s of books and DVDs, porches, gardens, owner/innkeepers on site, fireplaces, jacuzzis, balconies, lake views, steps to beach and walkable to everything but on quiet corner out of earshotof harbor and nightlife

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nite on weekends 3 nite on holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total stay
  • Cancellations: 50% deposit isrequired for all reservations. Deposits are returned if cancellation is made 15 days prior to arrival. A $25 per room processing fee is applied to all cancellations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Elaine Herbert & Rob Kripaitis

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Self-styled corporate-escapees, Elaine and Robert built The Manor in 1988 and The Manor Guest house in 1991. Always available, totally hands on and making sure that everything is perfect for your holiday, they do what they love and they love what they do.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7AM - 10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room,

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Beach Break snacks served daily 3PM-6PM, delicious, healthy homemade snacks, BYOB


Signature Dish

Triple chocolate brownies
We are famous for our Triple Chocolate Brownies, but we also serve other snacks all day, including always hot popcorn and seasonal fresh fruit


Deals


Special Package

Cool Summer Savings

Bargain rates Monday through Wednesday, $50.00 off any room, no minimum stay required

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