At Willow Pond B&B

9896 Carlsen Road , Fenwick, MI 48834 USA (Show map)


A getaway At Willow Pond will leave you feeling relaxed and rested, pampered and refreshed. The well appointed guest rooms, sumptuous country breakfasts, and the beautiful grounds will tell you to leave it all behind.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A home away from home!

5 on November 12, 2015

It’s been a few weeks since our stay at At Willow Pond Bed and Breakfast and I’m excited to tell everyone how great this place is. We arrived about an hour early and were greeted by Claire who was in the process of preparing our room. We asked if we could explore the property in the meantime. The property is filled with different animals to go out and visit. One of the two horses in the pasture came to the edge of the driveway to say hello and look for treats from the new guests. We decided to relax on the front porch swing. When it was time to head in the house smelled of toasted marshmallows (which Claire admitted was an experiment gone wrong in the kitchen) We were escorted to our room. Claire pointed out all of our amenities and made sure we had everything we needed. We stayed in the Sunrise Suit which was a GREAT room. Electric fireplace, king size COMFORTABLE bed, Jacuzzi tub, and stand up shower with awesome water pressure. Now on to breakfast. AMAZING! The first day we had pumpkin pancakes with a side of meat and an apple dish to go along with it. Day two we were served eggs with a squash hash, meat, and a roasted pear. There is not a shortage of coffee in the Vandenburg home! Claire did retry her experiment in the kitchen later that day and made a delicious apple syrup which we had with our breakfast. It was SO good on the fresh sausage that they had got from their Son. Claire tries to by her produce locally when possible which is awesome. There were always cookies in the cookie jar which we enjoyed on our way in or out. Looking back at everything; the room was great, the breakfast amazing, but what I enjoyed the most was spending time getting to know Claire and Jerome! Two people who love people! Our conversations were full of stories of the past and lots of laughter. (And a good amount of BS) Jerome and Claire make At Willow Pond more than a bed and breakfast. For My wife and I, it felt like home. Thank you Claire and Jerome for everything!

Relaxing, Wonderful experience & delightful !!

5 on August 20, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a place to stay near our relatives. I would never have believed that we would locate such a nice place to stay in Fenwick, Michigan. Jerome and Claire are just super nice people. The guest rooms are also super wonderful. The breakfasts are excellent. The animals are interesting. And the pond is just such a super addition to the atmosphere of At Willow Pond.

Peaceful Getaway!

5 on August 22, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time at this peaceful getaway. The hosts are very gracious, the room was beautiful, and the food delicious. It was only an hour away from home, yet it felt like we were a million miles away. We highly recommend At Willow Pond!

A Great Place to Stay

5 on July 25, 2014

We have stayed with Claire and Jerome several times now. Without question it’s the best choice you could make. There great and take care for anything you need. Being Military we don’t get to travel very often, when we are there it feels like were still home, but without all the hassle. My children love spending time helping out Claire and goofing around with Jerome. I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else.

A Beautiful Country Setting

5 on July 22, 2014

We spent three nights in June and loved the tranquil location, various animals, and delicious gourmet breakfasts. Claire and Jerome are the perfect innkeepers. Their recommendations for dining in the area were spot on.

Great 3 years running

5 on July 09, 2014

this was our 3ed year staying at Willow Pond, almost one week every time. as always Jerome and Claire where accommodating and wonderful. we consider them friends because they treat us like family. we have booked our 4th week for next year and look forward to seeing them and that wonderful breakfast each day we stay. we miss them already.

Nice Gluten Free choice

3.6 on January 21, 2014

A little hard to find but that adds to the privacy. It was nice to have a B&B that served gluten free items.

Escape to the countryside

3.8 on January 12, 2014

Great hosts! We had a wonderful, relaxing time.

Fantastic Experience

4.6 on December 09, 2013

Claire and Jerome were outstanding hosts and made the experience so enjoyable. Claire's cooking was the best. The setting was something out of a storybook. We will be back again.

Wonderful Hosts and Nice Setting

5 on December 04, 2013

Claire and Jerome are wonderful hosts. We had a great time visiting with them at breakfast. Our room was nice and cozy. Their home is in a nice rural location and within reasonable driving distance from Greenville and Ionia for those looking to site see. This was a nice two day get away for us to relax and recharge. We highly recommend this B&B to anyone looking for time away to get some rest and relaxation.

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Location Type

Stocked pond, Countryside, Small town


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 49 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, golf, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No We are a non smoking property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Check with the innkeepers about children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required pets allowed on the property, not inside the inn
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card info is required for booking.
  • Cancellations: 7 day notice required for cancellation Cancellations within 7 days of intended stay are charged the 1st nights stay or half of extended booking, unless room can be rebooked. No-shows are responsible for the price of the full booking.



Claire and Jerome Vandenburg

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , horses, ducks and chickens

About the innkeepers

Claire enjoys gardening, the outdoors and good literature, and learned to fly from her husband. Jerome is the animal person, with the heart of a farmer, a pilot and guitar player in the past, still a music lover who will break into song without notice!

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  • Time Served: 7:30-9:30
  • Serving Location: can request in room breakfast, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , vegan, gluten free