White Swan Inn B & B

303 South Mears Ave , Whitehall, MI 49461 USA (Show map)


White Swan Inn is located just minutes from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan; halfway between Chicago and Mackinac Island. Gracious hospitality in a relaxing setting is the hallmark of the White Swan Inn. The beautiful Cygnet Suite with its elegant Ultra Bath air massage whirlpool tub pampers the senses. A large screened porch appointed with white wicker furniture is the ideal spot to read a favorite novel or just watch the world go by. Award-winning White Swan Inn is located in the historic resort area of White Lake in Whitehall, MI. The beauty of Lake Michigan; the forests and dunes enhance the area; every season offers a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, concerts and museums. Within walking distance of shops, dining and White Lake, plus bring your bikes for a trip on the paved Hart-Montague Bike Trail Awake to the aroma of muffins baking and enjoy a scrumptious full breakfast before embarking on your day's adventure. We know the best places to shop, eat, play, relax. Relax over dinner at our favorite restaurants or watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. Your destination for gracious hospitality, romance, relaxation and delicious breakfasts. Voted by inn goers as "Best Breakfast in Midwest" 2006; "Best for Family Vacations" 2005; "Best Guest Accommodations" 2004; "Best In the Midwest" 2003; "Best Packages at a B&B" 2002.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Our Stay at the White Swan

4.8 on July 08, 2013

We have stayed a many of Michigan's B&B's and the White Swan is a nice find. In the city residential area close to shops and the harbor, you will enjoy your stay and if you forget something in your room Cathy will ship it to you. The price is right for the value.

A warm and charming change from hotels!

4.4 on June 21, 2013

We typically stay at hotels and are somewhat picky about quality and comfort choosing to spend the extra money that we might suffer disappointment. Finding nothing of interest in Muskegon proper we began looking in the general vicinity and stumbled upon The White Swan! We loved the look of it and it's location, and the price was right so...we booked a room! Prior to our arrival we learned that due to an extended stay by another guest in our room of choice, we were being upgraded! It was wonderful! A very large room with a sumptious bath! Very comfortable! And nicely decorated! Our hosts were charming, friendly and very helpful with resteraunt reccomendations, etc! We wiould love to return again one day when exploring Michigan's west coast! Bob and Donell

White Swan Inn B & B

4.6 on December 23, 2012

It was a lovely room, private, quiet. The Christmas decorations in the house were beautiful. We took this time of year to finish Christmas shopping in a small town. The food was excellent, coffee any time etc.

Whitehall B&B

5 on September 18, 2012

What a wonderful B&B! It's like stepping back in time. All of the original woodwork in the house which was built in 1889! The owner of the White Swan Inn pays close attention to detail. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Our breakfast was wonderful!! I would go back there in a minute! Cathy and Ron are the perfect host. Very knowledgable about the area and very accommodating! You won't be disappointed!

A Great Place To Stay!!

5 on August 09, 2012

Our stay at the White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast was just such a wonderful experience. Cathy and Ron were so nice and hospitable and the food was so tasty and unique. Cathy is really a great cook!! We also appreciated the modern accommodations for such an old beautiful vintage home; Flat Screen TV, Pillow Top Bed, etc. We really appreciated the stocked refrigerator and coffee maker right outside our room. And thanks for the snacks that were left for us when we checked in late; it was a tasty treat after traveling all day. Thanks for such a wonderful and relaxing stay!!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate the compliments regarding your recent visit. We make every effort to anticipate and exceed our guest's expectations. Thank you!

A wonderful weekend.

4.6 on May 30, 2012

Cathy & Ron were such gracious host. The Inn was very comfy. It felt like home and the breakfasts were delicious. It was our first experience at a B&B and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Steve & Linda Williams, Andrews, IN.

White Swan Inn

5 on March 25, 2012

It was the best we stayed at. Wonderful food! We would stay again.

We love this place

4.8 on March 01, 2012

This was our 4th stay at the White Swan. Cathy makes it very easy to want to come back. She is so lovely and accommodating, surprising us with an upgrade to a larger room if we wanted. We had hoped to do lots of cross country skiing during our stay, but due to the weather found ourselves instead cozying up in our room for a lot of the day just relaxing. It was great. Thanks, Cathy, for another wonderful time!

Thunderstorms galore

4.4 on October 23, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at White Swan Inn, even during 2 hours of thunderstorms and power going out, comfortable room and great breakfast.

a wonderful stay

4.6 on July 10, 2011

The kind host placed us in the second floor front room with a view that you see in the picture because my husband is tall. All amenities were available to us: a shower, sink, comfortable bed, t.v., desk for writing. Down the hall were beverages and cookies, 24/7. For us, an added attraction were the two sweet house cats available for petting, a nice touch since we were missing our own cat at home. Breakfast was a nice strata, along with juice, coffee, and fresh fruit. We very much enjoyed our stay and will stay again at a future visit in beautiful Whitehall.

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Rooms & Rates

Jasmine Room

Queen Bed, Private Bath, Comfy Bath Robes, Hair Dryer, Free WIFI, In-Room Flat panel TV, DVD/CD Player, Alarm Clock, Air Conditioning. Beverage Center with complimentary Coffee/Tea and Cookies always available. Crisp white wicker furniture and ivy accents create the quintessential summer cottage bedroom. Queen-size bed, cable TV w/DVD player tucked in a wicker armoire, painted writing desk and a whimsical birdhouse lamp evoke the feel of summer.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

Mariner Room

Double Bed, Private Bath, Hair Dryer, Free WIFI, In-Room Flat panel TV, DVD/CD Player, Alarm Clock, Air Conditioning. Beverage Center with complimentary Coffee/Tea and Cookies always available. Small but charming, cozy room with double bed, private bath, cable TV w/DVD.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $119

Covell Room

King bed (or 2 twin beds) Private bath w/soaking tub and shower, Fireplace, Comfy Bath Robes, Hair Dryer, Free WIFI, In-Room Flat panel TV, DVD/CD Player, Alarm Clock, Air Conditioning. Beverage Center with complimentary Coffee/Tea and Cookies always available. Spacious accommodations with a king bed for great sleeping or the flexibility of two twin beds. Private bath features an extra deep oak-rimmed claw foot tub w/shower for your relaxing pleasure.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $159

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Location Type

resort area, Small town, Village


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 60 miles

Directions to property:

Take US 31 to the Whitehall/Montague exit. (this exit is close to mile marker 129). When you get off the exit, stay to the right and you will be heading West. Go to the 3rd traffic light, which will be in downtown Whitehall. Turn Left at the light, go approximately 2 blocks and the White Swan Inn will be located on your left at 303 S. Mears. Off-street parking is on the south side of the driveway, marked by signs stating "guest parking."

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, golf, lighthouse, boating, luge run, cross-country skiing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos , screened porch, off-street parking, inside bike storage, on-site gift shop, 24 hour beverage station, 2 resident cats

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, dining, luge run, theater, outdoor concerts, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited select rooms
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required service animals always accepted
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum summer weekends; 3 night minimum for holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night amount due at time of booking to secure your reservation. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Minimum nights stay may be required.
  • Cancellations: Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Therefore, we have a 7-day cancellation policy: Should you cancel more than 7 days prior to your arrival date, you'll receive full credit less a $20 bookkeeping fee. A cancellation of 7 days or less, you will be liable for the first night and any others we cannot rent up to the full length of your reservation. This includes shortened stays within the 7 days. No refunds for early departures.



Cathy and Ron Russell

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About the innkeepers

We enjoy meeting visitors to this wonderful part of Michigan. We know the best places to catch the sunset, walk along Lake Michigan, and lots of other out-of-the-way places. Gracious hospitality in a relaxed setting is our hallmark.

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  • Time Served: 8 -9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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