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Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast

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

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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!!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

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106 Reviews

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Just What We Needed

5 on February 20, 2015

We stayed in the Royal Oak suite & we were spoiled each morning with the best three course breakfast I've ever had. Highlights of our stay: we loved the large room with vaulted ceiling plus relaxing in the jacuzzi tub. We appreciated the beautiful views from our balcony with sliding door and were so happy they had a DVD library with lots of movies to watch. With all this, I have to say the innkeepers Jitka & John are so wonderful, they gave us what we wanted plus the privacy we needed. Highly recommended -- we will be coming back!

A Stay to Remember! - And Come Back Again!

5 on December 10, 2014

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you Jitka and John! We sisters couldn't thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality. Upon arriving we were captivated by the beautiful landscape, very large trees (in color) front and back. Flowers and just a welcoming entrance into this beautiful B&B! The rooms were furnished and decorated with everything we needed & then some! Very comfortable sleeping...felt like coming home. There was no skimping on the breakfast and snacks. Jitka is a wonderful cook and the food was delicious. We enjoyed conversing with Jitka & John while there. We learned about her heritage and how closely we were linked with our Slovak ancestory. When in the St. Joseph, MI area, you must make plans to stay at The Dove Nest. You won't be disappointed! Best Always, Chris, Sheryl & Denise

Quiet and beautiful

4.8 on October 25, 2014

We stayed there one night in early October. The hosts are very pleasant and accommodating and the 3-course breakfast was fantastic

A great getaway!

5 on August 24, 2014

Wonderful place to relax! The rooms are lovely, the grounds spectacular and the breakfasts a sheer delight.

Excellent stay

4.8 on August 24, 2014

Our host, Jitka (say Yitka) was very gracious and a wonderful cook. The three course breakfasts were outstanding. The rooms were roomy and comfortable, with plenty of room and closet space to unpack your luggage. Very comfortable beds for a great night sleep. Several different outdoor seating areas throughout the grounds if you are looking for a quiet place to read a book or relax. A large deck and patio in back where we were served breakfast. They also had a fire pit for evening bon fires. Plenty of things to do nearby - dining and shopping in St. Joseph, Silver Beach on Lake Michigan and many nearby wineries to taste at. Nice technology in the rooms too which is somewhat rare at a B & B. HD flat screens with a Blu-ray player that connects to internet for Netflix, Pandora etc. (using your own account) or a DVD from their own library. We would recommend a stay here.

Our stay at Dove Nest

4.2 on August 24, 2014

My husband and I were needing some quiet time and we got rest and relaxation at the Dove Nest. The place is very clean which is important to me. It's a lot more quieter than a hotel. The staff made great effort in making their guests feel comfortable. The breakfast was very tasteful and I enjoyed the outside setting.

St. Joseph Magic

5 on August 01, 2014

My husband and I had a delightful time at the Dove Nest. Our hosts, John and Jitka, were so hospitable. Our room was cozy and clean. There was even a robe hanging in our closet. Jitka created some delicious breakfasts and custom made some dishes for my husband. Although there were no doves, the racing pigeons were fascinating and the flowers were magical. We would certainly return in the future.

Peaceful Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 01, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful two day stay to the Dove Nest. Easy to find off of I94 off the main hustle and bustle of downtown St Joseph but an easy drive to town or the beach. we had asked about antiquing to our host, Jikta and was given great advice to visit Niles MI about 20 minutes away and was pleased to find two. Early large antiquing malls. breakfast each day was a real treat with all homemade goodies from quiche to muffins to biscuits wonderful coffe cakes and fresh fruit. The room was extremely clean and the bathroom spacious and accommodated our needs. I would recommend this comfortable clean bed and breakfast to any one.


5 on July 31, 2014

We have just returned from our stay in The Royal Oak Room at The Dove Nest. We, reluctantly, said our farewells to Jitka and John but, the feeling of being enveloped in Old Word charm, gentility and service came home with us. We shall return to meet Jitka, John and Company soon. This B&B in every detail is a place to remember and a memory to treasure.

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!

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Rooms & Rates

King Room

Spacious room with fireplace, HD TV, private bathroom, comfortable beds with luxurious linens. 3 course hot breakfast is included in the room rate. Enjoy our beautiful gardens. Close to Michigan Lake Beaches, County Parks, Wineries. We offer Private Wine Tours in our area. Inquire @ 269 429 2211. Visit our web: .dovenestbedandbreakfast for more info.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

Nightly Rate: $190 - $190

Junior Suite

Queen size bedroom with luxurious sheets, fireplace, fully equipped kitchenette, large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, living room area with HD TV. Lots of seating space. Walk out to the pond, enjoy watching wild ducks or fish. Enjoy your drink in one of our resting areas: front porch, back deck, pond deck. This suite accommodates up to 4 people. 3 course hot breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $260 - $260

Nightly Rate: $260 - $260

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $245

Nightly Rate: $190 - $245

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $190

Nightly Rate: $165 - $190

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $190

Nightly Rate: $165 - $190

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150

Nightly Rate: $135 - $150


Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


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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

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, 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, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

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

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  • Check In:: 4.00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11.00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only we have designetad area for smokers by the fire pit
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes we do not have nursery facility, Blue Room Suite only
  • Childcare Provided: No qualified child care is not available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No no pets allowed to avoid allergy reaction
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights stay on weekends during high season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • 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


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



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

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