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Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast

5000 Scottdale Rd. , St. Joseph, MI 49085 USA (Show map)
97 Reviews
$125 - $245
per night

Check Dates Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified


Dove Nest B&B in St.Joseph, MI is very well known for its fine accommodation, delightful, hearty breakfasts, friendly and homey atmosphere. Hosting international guests from all over the world, Dove Nest received 2013 Certificate of Excellence being recognized as the Top-Performing business on Trip Advisor. St. Joseph's Dove Nest B&B is uniquely surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. Away from the noise of highways and major roads it offers serenity and peacefulness. We are very close to a beautiful Lake Michigan with its sandy beaches and unforgettable sunsets. 15 wineries located just a few miles from our B&B make us a destination for guests who love wine tasting . WHAT MAKES OUR DOVE NEST A DISTINCTIVE B&B EXPERIENCE? Is it an ambiance of burning fireplace in each room? Elegant bedrooms each uniquely designed and fully appointed? Comfy bed or luxury bedding? Our gardens with hundreds of shrubs, trees, plants, pond and dove aviaries? Serenity of surrounding? Or is it ALL THE ABOVE bundled together with excellent breakfasts, wonderful hospitality and friendliness of Dove Nest's innkeepers? That's what Dove Nest B&aB in Saint Joseph, MI is.. NOT JUST A PLACE TO STAY.......IT'S AN EXPERIENCE...... YOUR UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!!

Rooms & Rates

King Room

French elegance of this beautiful bedroom attracts guest with romance in mind. The room offers comfortable King bed and a cozy fireplace to warm your heart. The warmth is reflected in the beautiful walnut hardwood floors and the richly toned, soft area rug. Surround yourself with comfort as you sink into the oversized leather chair and turn on the ceiling fan to create a light breeze. Enjoy view of the front garden with trees and flowers. Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate. Discounts on stays for more than 2 days.

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


Royal Oak Room

The Royal Oak Room is our most popular room for anniversaries, honeymoons, Valentine Day or any other special occasion. High ceilings, private balcony, walk-in closet, an oversized whirlpool tub and private refrigerator are few amenities to make your stay supremely comfortable. The setting is royal, bright and spacious. One window overlooks the evergreen filled backyard adorned with Spruces, Firs and a majestic Pin Oak. From the other window you peek at our beautiful pond laced with bamboo grove. Private balcony invites you to enjoy coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening.

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

Pond View Room

With light maple floor, earthy tones of décor and greenery behind the windows, this room evokes feelings of comfort, nature and casual elegance. With a great view of the pond you may spot a muskrat taking a swim in search of food or building materials and, if you look closely, you may see one of our Japanese Koi coming to the surface to enjoy the sunshine. Even in the evening you will be surrounded with nature as you listen to hear a frog's serenade. Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate. We reserve the right to change the price without prior notice.

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

Garden Victoria Room

French elegance of this beautiful bedroom attracts guest with romance in mind. The room offers comfortable King bed and a cozy fireplace to warm your heart. The warmth is reflected in the beautiful walnut hardwood floors and the richly toned, soft area rug. Surround yourself with comfort as you sink into the oversized leather chair and turn on the ceiling fan to create a light breeze. Enjoy view of the front garden with trees and flowers. Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate. Discounts on stays for more than 2 days.

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

Blue Sky Room

Find a cozy retreat as you snuggle down in a queen-sized bed, enjoy the softness of the high thread count sheets and the flicker of the electric fireplace. You will awake refreshed and eager to start a new day with a quality night's sleep that the Blue Sky Room offers. It has the convenience of the main floor but still the privacy that you desire. Tucked on the side of the B and B, you can enjoy a beautiful pond view and have the option to extend your space to include a side room creating a private suite. (see Blue Sky Room Suite). Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate.

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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Fantastic stay--Great wine tour!

5 on July 02, 2014

My husband and I truly enjoyed our stay at the Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast in May. John and Jitka were able to accommodate our late arrival and made us feel so welcome. The three course breakfasts were the best we've ever had at a B&B. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. We also did a private wine tour, during which one of the owners (Jitka) drove us from winery to winery. We were able to pick which wineries we went to, didn't have to worry about navigating, and were able to go to more wineries than we ever could have on a local commercial wine tour. A great experience!


5 on June 29, 2014

The Doves Nest B&B is a well run establishment. The facility is perfect for relaxing. The Doves Nest is centrally located to winery's, shopping, fine dining, and one of the greatest beaches you will find. If you are staying In the St. Joseph, Stevensville Area make sure to stay at the Doves Nest. By the way breakfast is awesome.

24th anniversary weekend

5 on June 21, 2014

This B & B is tucked away and conveniently located for everything in the St. Joseph, Stevensville area. We found it to be a pleasant surprise, because the owners have created an oasis in the middle of rather routine looking farmland and outlying area of St. Joseph. You will be surprised at the beautiful home (built by the owner, some 31 years ago) and serene atmosphere. The fact that the owners also operate a tree business will please as well. There are more tree varieties on this property than you can imagine! Very nice.

Clean Fresh Air

4.8 on May 24, 2014

I spent 2 nights at this property and loved every minute. The wonderful breakfast was a great way to start the day. But first a walk in the beautiful surrounding farm land. My room was spacious but yet cozy. The bathroom was very updated and I loved the plush terry bath robe. A great location if you plan on visiting the surrounding wineries and a close car ride into St Joseph's.

Absolutely loved our stay at dove Nest B & B

5 on December 24, 2013

Do not hesitate to spend time at this Bed and Breakfast! From the freshly baked apple pie that was waiting for us upon our arrival, to the delightful room, and amazing breakfast, it is a first class B & B. One will not find more accommodating, kind hosts than Jitka and John. The Inn is so inviting and warm, we felt as if were in a Currier and Ives setting. The woodwork that the host incorporated into the inn adds to the ambience. Our BlueSky room with electric fireplace, and bath, so lovely and clean. Even the sheets are ironed. Whether in the summer, or winter, this is the place to stay. We can't wait to return!!

Family Retreat

5 on November 08, 2013

Our family and extended family stayed in all of the rooms and had a great time! We were made to feel so welcome. We were given beach towels and chairs to use, a bonfire out back and sweet treats every afternoon. The breakfasts were a gourmet treat!

Beautiful B&B

5 on September 30, 2013

We recently got married and we were searching for somewhere to take our "mini honeymoon." My daughter and son-in-law recommended Dove Nest. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived and were greeted by Jitka and John. They are so friendly and made us feel right at home. We stayed in the Royal Oak room which was beautifully furnished and enjoyed the view of the gardens from our porch. The breakfasts they served us each morning were simply delicious. We really enjoyed our stay at Dove Nest and we definitely plan to return next year.

Top Notch in Everything

5 on September 20, 2013

We stayed in the Royal Oak room and it was so relaxing! Our daughter is 19 months old. We hadn't had a night away just the two of us since she was born and now we are pregnant with our second. It was so wonderful to get away! The fireplace, jacuzzi, coffee on the porch in the morning looking out at the gorgeous property, the bed was so comfortable.... it was just what we needed. Jitka was out of town while we were there but John was a perfect host and cook. He even tweaked the morning menu for my husband who doesn't like fruit and substituted with cinnamon steel cut oats. Everything tasted fresh and delicious, the home and room were extremely clean, and John gave us helpful tourist advice but also graced us with his some pretty cool stories of his life! We would love to go back again!

Louisville couple pleased with their Dove Nest getaway

4.6 on September 02, 2013

Having never been to anywhere in Michigan except the Detroit airport, my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised to find such a friendly, manner in St. Joseph. Jitka and John were very welcoming hosts who worked very hard to provide the kind of relaxation that we were seeking. We stayed in the room overlooking the pond, providing a lovely breeze and nice view of the water feature. Every night, when we returned from our day's excursion, a pair of Jitka's tasty dessert treats was on freshly placed upon our dresser. Each morning was a new three course breakfast, complete with variety, great taste, and beautiful presentation. (We typically weren't even hungry again until late afternoon.) The gardens surrounding the sprawling residence adorn each twist and turn. The grounds are superbly kept and create a tranquil environment for a stroll down by the pond area or a lazy view of the sunset from their fabulous deck seating. (Note: If weather permits, Jitka and John will serve your breakfast outside!) With a wealth of traveling, life experiences, and global guest engagement, the proprietors of the Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast will go more than the extra mile to make your stay a wonderful getaway to southern Michigan. We look forward to our next stay with Jitka and John.

Family get-away

5 on August 25, 2013

Our host John was operating solo the week we visited and did a great job. He especially made our 7 yr old daughter feel really special; she wants to go back soon! Very relaxing and unique stay. Thanks very much.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


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

Directions to property:

see our website: .dovenestbedandbreakfast

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sport Fishing, Hunting, Biking, Golfing, Salmon, Perch, Trout & Steelhead Fishing, Local Farms, Orchards, Beautiful Sunsets, Sandy Beaches, Sunset Cruises, Art Festival, Venetian Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Gardens, Pond, Fire Pit, Patio, Front and Side Porch, Deck, Natural Fireplace in Common Area, Ample of Parking, Movie, Music and Book Library, Complimentary Parking Pass for Silver Beach

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Wine Tasting, Recreation Trails, Art Festival, Venetian Festival, Peach Festival, County Fairs, Antiques Shopping, Dancing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4.00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11.00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: we do not have nursery facility, Blue Room Suite only
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No no pets allowed to avoid allergy reaction

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights stay on weekends during high season
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit is charged at the time of booking
  • Cancellations: The Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 2 (two) weeks* prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than two (2) weeks* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made. There will be $35.00 admin.fee charged for any changes in reservation. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. Check-in: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements. Check-out: 11:00 AM. Absolutely No Smoking inside; however designated outdoor smoking area is available (by the firepit). Guests who smoke in their rooms will be asked to check out immediately and a $250.00 charge will be assessed to the credit card on file. This amount is to cover the cleaning charges incurred in rendering the room smoke free for subsequent guests. No Pets. Please call for help in making arrangements to board your pet locally. Special situations allow for children, please call to make arrangements. Candles Due to the insurance company policies we allow votive candles only Incense: incense burning is not permitted. $50.00 charge for cleaning, deodorizing;



Jitka and John Nelson

Languages spoken

Czech, Polish, English, German

Resident Pets

none Others

About the innkeepers

raising doves, pigeons, racing homing pigeons, gardening, tree planting, reading, traveling,

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3-course full breakfast

  • Time Served: 8am - 9:30 am
  • Serving Location: patio, deck, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , gluten free



Hot Deal

Supper Deal @ Dove Nest

Regular Rate: $245 now $195 (20% Savings:)

Enjoy oversized, high ceiling Royal Oak Room, sip the wine by fireplace and relax in jacuzzi tub for 20% OFF the posted price.(regularly $245.00, Three course hot breakfast will await you in the morning. Enjoy beautiful Silver Beach with all its amenities, ride a horse on the Carrousel and have a bite at one of the restaurants on the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. You will take the memory of unforgettable sunsets with you. We also offer private tour through the wineries of YOUR choice in our area. We offer a FREE ENTRANCE PASS to all Berrien County Parks and famous Silver Beach. You will love Beach Town of Saint Joseph, and gorgeous sunsets above Lake Michigan. You won't be disappointed. Effective for Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays only. Please mention this add when making reservation.

expires Wednesday

Details Diamond Collection

5000 Scottdale Rd. , St. Joseph, MI 49085 USA (Show map)

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