5 on October 13, 2016
The Kingsley House is a beautiful B&B and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner Chuck could not have been more welcoming and has obvious enthusiasm for the Kingsley House and his guests. The location is a convenient and a short drive to many of the areas top destinations. We will be returning!
5 on September 12, 2016
We stayed in the Northern Spy Room, which was wonderfully spacious with lovely quaint details including a small room inside the turret! Chuck was a relatively new owner when we were there, but he is a natural for hosting and customer service. Chuck's wife, Sally, stayed in the background since having broken her arm recently, but Chuck handled everything with agility and gusto! The home was very clean, the breakfast was ample and tasty, and the location is very nicely convenient to several other tourist towns. I especially enjoyed the little details at this B&B; homemade cookies and spiced pretzels for an afternoon snack, bottled water always available, several coffee flavorings to choose from, to-go coffee cups, and a supply closet with myriad items you may have forgotten to bring. This is a top-notch place to lay your head and we recommend them highly.
3.8 on August 27, 2016
This was our first stay at the Kingsley. We enjoyed our stay and the room was clean, the bed comfortable, the breakfasts were tasty. We stayed in the McIntosh which is a small room with small bathroom. The shower was very tight, a large person would not be able to turn around in it. The new owner, Chuck made everyone feel welcome and served breakfast with a smile.We would go back but would choose a bigger room. It was a great location to visit nearby towns, Saugatuck, Douglas, and Holland. Fennville has its own gems close by too. We walked to dinner at Salt of the Earth and it was delicious.
5 on July 13, 2016
The dwelling itself is outstanding and the hosts Brenda and Chris are wonderful cooks and people!
5 on April 20, 2016
Perfect get-away. Great experience with great people. Our favorite B&B. Thank you for the great stay. Dave & Alana Dorr Otter Lake, MI.
Dave & Alana, thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review - we look forward to our return.
5 on March 27, 2016
My partner Erica and I had such a wonderful time at Kingsley House this weekend! Chris and Brenda are fantastic hosts who made us feel welcome from the very first phone call. Breakfast was incredible - Dutch Apple pancakes, strata, scones, muffins, sausage, everything. They are wonderful cooks and hosts - we had so much fun lingering over the breakfast table to talk, and pet their dog Juju, who is so sweet and quiet and well-behaved, sometimes you forget he's sitting in the corner! They gave thorough and detailed recommendations for things to do during the day, including directions, and everything they recommended was a blast, from beaches to wine to food! We only wish we had been able to spend more time in the area to do more. The rooms are beautiful and so comfortable. We loved learning about the history of the home and getting a tour of the house. It was so nice and quiet this weekend, a nice plus for traveling during Easter -- we definitely plan on returning again in the off-season as well as in the summer! Everything was absolutely wonderful -- the only thing we didn't like was having to leave! They were very generously able to accommodate our request to check out an hour late this morning, which made our weekend even more awesome. Thank you, Chris and Brenda!!!
It was so nice having you both stay with us and JuJu really misses you too - someday he hopes you are able to have a pup who is as wonderful as he is. We look forward to your next visit and more fun conversations. Take care
5 on March 22, 2016
Thanks Brenda and Chris for a wonderful weekend getaway. Everything was exceptional and the breakfast is amazing. When we first arrived we were greeted and Chris gave us the history of the house and then we were shown to our room. Since we were the only guest at the time he gave us a tour of the upper floor rooms and some more history of the house. This was our first experience at a bed and breakfast and we really like the personnel attention. We chose the granny smith suite and it was a great choice. We plan on going back to try out one of the other rooms.
5 on October 04, 2015
I had the pleasure off staying at the Kingsley House with my girlfriend. We were there on opening day of the Michigan bow season and I must say it was a wonderful experience . We were greeted by Chris who was dressed in camouflage (it was like salt in a wound lol) he gave us a tour of the inn and we settle in and later on met Brenda. The Inn is beautiful and Chris and Brenda are wonderful hosts . The food was great! But, I would have preferred the venison steaks and eggs Chris talked about the day before. Of course, this is not a reflection on the beautiful inn or the wonderful owners. This is more a nock on Chris's hunting lol. This was our first experience at a B&B and I would recommend the Kingsley House to everyone! It is a beautiful place, but for me Chris and Brenda made our stay that special memory we were looking for! Thank you both and God bless you hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Dale and Diane
5 on October 04, 2015
Kingsley House was our first bed and breakfast experience and the Inn exceeded our expectations. The Kingsley is truly a romantic inn. If your looking for romance this is the place to be. Brenda and Chris were very gracious host. We were giving a tour of the home and the history behind it. Brenda and Chris are very passionate about their inn and it is reflected in how they run it. The Kingsley is decorated in vintage antiques and lace through out the inn. We were the only ones at the Inn and we were treated like family, even with a large wedding party renting the whole inn the next day, and we all know how stressful that could be. We stayed in the Golden Delicious, Oct 1st, for one night and it was truly a beautiful victorian room. Breakfast was well presented and delicious. The whole experience left lasting memories of a beautiful Inn and gracious host. My boyfriend and I truly felt like we stepped back in time. Thank you, Brenda and Chris. We will be back.. Diane and Dale
5 on September 10, 2015
Hi, my name is Stephanie and I have had the pleasure of staying at the Kingsley House. My boyfriend surprised me with a birthday weekend getaway. This was my first experience staying at a B&B and it couldn't have exceeded my expectations more!!! How can you go wrong when you walk into your room to find chilled wine, cheese and cracker tray (which Brenda, so you know we now keep those awesome crackers stocked in our house, lol ) a cute chocolate arrangement and special bath salts for the Jacuzzi tub. I was in awe!! Chris and Brenda are by far the BEST Inn keepers imaginable. They are down to earth, friendly, fun and pretty much have anything available to meet your needs. Full of recommendations for everything you'd be interested in doing or going. If it wasn't for them, we would not have had the mind blowing restaurant experience at Salt of the Earth. Which was so delicious we went 2 nights in a row!! And Chris and Brenda's breakfast!! Let me tell you... waking up and heading into the main part of the house to have coffee waiting for you along with a table for 2 set up on the front porch to take in the fresh morning breeze and then to be served a breakfast that is simply fresh, mouth watering delicious and made with love. Chris and Brenda, your genuine personalities are unforgettable. Matt and I cannot wait to come back to see you and find out what this "Owl Hunting" is all about, Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts for everything!!!!
5 on September 03, 2015
Beautiful Victorian mansion. Warm friendly and extremely informative owners Chris and Brenda. They were able to steer us towards the Allegan antique market, the Saugatuck food fest,
We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your return. Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review.
5 on August 23, 2015
Feels just like home (if you were born in the 1800's). Quaint, beautifully appointed rooms with an exceptional breakfast every morning. Chris and Brenda were outstanding and very gracious hosts. If you desire a perfect, quiet, romantic weekend to reconnect with your soulmate, then this is the place. Only a 10 minute drive to Suagatuck for some great shopping. Make sure to try the "Salt Of The Earth", a wonderful restaurant within walking distance. We will definitely be returning to this gem!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review and we're happy that your time with us was special and that you enjoyed all the West Michigan has to offer. We are looking forward to your next visit!
5 on July 25, 2015
From the moment we arrived, it was like being greeted by old friends. Then we got a tour of this beautiful Victorian home and learned its history. The house and grounds are immaculate, beds are comfortable, and breakfasts were outstanding! There is a coffee/beverage machine available 24 hours a day and yummy cookies too. Chris and Brenda are great "tour guides." They know all the restaurants, stores, bakeries, orchards, and a cheese maker. They post the time the sun will set each day and where to go for the best vantage point. We ate breakfasts on the big front porch and totally relaxed. We will now use Kingsley Bed & Breakfast as the standard to judge all places in our traveling future.
Thank you for your wonderful review. Our mission is to provide the best B&B experience to our guests and from your review it sounds like we hit our mark. We hope to see you again soon so we can continue to build our family of guests.
5 on June 01, 2015
What an amazing time we had at the Kingsley House! During our stay my husband and I were given the best hospitality yet at a B&B. We received a wonderful tour of the B&B from Chris (including all the guest rooms), enjoyed the huge porch for reading and viewing the stunning flowers and landscaping while eating homemade cookies provided by Brenda, where told of unique places to go for dining, shopping, and beach walking, and had the coziest room in the turret. Did I mention how hearty and truly scrumptious the breakfast was every morning!! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Kingsley house and can't wait to go back.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We try hard to make sure you have the best B&B experience and we are so happy that we were able to deliver that for you. We hope we have the pleasure to spoil you again. Chris & Brenda
5 on May 24, 2015
We throughly enjoyed our stay at The Kingsley House. Chris and Brenda are very gracious hosts. They went out of their way to make our stay special. The recommendations for dinner were spot on. The breakfasts were out of this world. We are looking forward to a return stay.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We're glad that we were able to make your anniversary a special one and would love to see you again. Chris & Brenda
4.6 on May 23, 2015
The beauty of this property--"back-in-time" with every modern accommodation--is augmented by its gracious and gifted hosts. If ever a couple was made for inn hosting, Chris and Brenda are it. Their joy in what they are doing spills over onto their blessed guests. It is impossible to imagine anything coming out of their kitchen that is not delicious. The inn itself is lovely at every turn. Many enjoyable outings are only a short drive or walk away-- a memorable meal at Salt of the Earth, a beautiful hike in the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, or shopping in Saugatuck itself. And when you return and approach the Inn, you will think, "I'm so glad I'm one of the people who gets to stay there!"
What a lovely review and a beautiful comment regarding Chris and I. It is always a special treat for us to know that we were able to provide such a wonderful stay for you both. Can't wait to spoil you again, Chris & Brenda
5 on May 21, 2015
Had a relaxing and enjoyable stay, the home is beautiful and spotlessly clean, the hosts were very helpful and accommodating, the breakfasts were delicious and the countryside is beautiful with lots of activities for everyone, will definitely return
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was certainly our pleasure to have you stay with us - we're glad you enjoyed the breakfasts we prepared as well. We hope to see you again soon. All the best
5 on May 18, 2015
We stayed here for 2 nights to continue our celebration of our 40th wedding anniversary. The owners, Chris and Brenda made us feel like old friends. Everything was exceptional, including breakfast and available snacks during the day. Would recommend this B $ B to everyone.
Thank you so much for leaving such a kind review. We are glad that you felt like old friends because that is one of the most rewarding things about being here and building new relationships with our guests. Have a great day, Chris & Brenda
5 on May 16, 2015
My husband and I stayed two nights at the Kingsley House. We were greeted by the owners Chris & Brenda as if we were visiting a good friend. We received an interesting history of the house and its original owners, to whom they have paid homage throughout this beautiful home.The rooms are decorated to capture the Victorian era. The meals are fresh and scrumptious, prepared and served by the owners with a smile and good conversation. The location is perfect for this area... a block or two stroll to downtown Fenville and very short trip to Saugatuck and Douglas. The Fenn Valley Winery and Cranes Pie Pantry are just down the road, two places we never miss when we are in the area. We will be back to visit the Kingsley House and will recommend this warm and friendly establishment to our family and friends.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and were so happy that you enjoyed your stay at The Kingsley House and the surrounding areas. We look forward to the next time that we can spoil you again. Have a great day, Chris & Brenda
5 on May 14, 2015
Brenda and Chris were wonderful and the place was very charming. Would definitely stay there again.
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we hope we have the pleasure of your company in the future.
4.0 on April 28, 2015
My husband and I stayed 1 night here as we started our long weekend get-away to celebrate our anniversary. We won't wait for a special occaision to come back! The grand old Victorian was an amazing treasure tucked neatly into the small town of Fennville-just minutes from tourist destination Saugatuck, and Lake Michigan. The new owners, Chris and Brenda were amazing hosts, despite my mistake on the reservation! We walked in 1 week earlier than our reservation was for. When I made th reservation online I must have entered the wrong date and not noticed. They were very surprised, but they just welcomed us in, and asked what room we had reserved, and luckily it was available for that night! The fresh baked cookies and bars that were always available really helped to make you feel at home-and they were delicious! The home cooked breakfast was simple, but very nice too. We have stayed at other B & B's that just brought out fruit and boughten pastries and muffins-that is not our idea of a Great B & B. The Kingsley also had a parlor room with a nice TV and comfortable couch if you wanted to just chill somewhere. There is also a big wooden bar in there with a popcorn machine that Chris was more than happy to operate for his guests. These are the little touches that really make this B & B a great place to spend 1 or more nights. We look forward to going back in warmer weather so we can take advantage of the big wrap around porch. This would be a great place for them to serve breakfast when they had small numbers of guests during the warm months.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We are so glad that it worked out for you to enjoy your anniversary a week earlier than planned. As new innkeepers it's nice to know that we are able to serve our guests and make them feel comfortable and welcome. We look forward to your return, Chris & Brenda
5 on April 23, 2015
My daughter and I stayed for our second time and,will stay again. This B&B is not only Beautiful the Owners Chris and Brenda and little pup JuJu treat you like family and breakfast is the best. I highly recommend this B&B Caprice G
Dear Caprice, thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I enjoyed talking with you and Christina and can't wait until we get to chat again. JuJu says to say HI too :o) All the best, Brenda
4.8 on April 07, 2015
Chris and Brenda are marvelous hosts. Such a romantic place! Loved it.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to your return. All the best, Chris & Brenda
4.8 on March 30, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Chris and Brenda, our hosts, were very kind and helpful in planning our weekend. We had no problem finding fun activities and doing some wine tasting. The B&B was clean, cutely decorated and east to get to. The hosts were great and the breakfasts were delicious! Really outdid themselves.
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. We try hard to provide the best experience and it is so rewarding to know that we were able to provide you with a great B&B experience. We hope to have the pleasure to spoil you again. All the best, Chris & Brenda
4.6 on March 25, 2015
I spent two nights at the Kingsley House combining business and pleasure. I knew right away when I talked with Chris on the phone that I would enjoy my time there and Brenda made me an amazing breakfast on both mornings. These Innkeepers are very proud to be B&B owners and have a lovely relationship with each other and their guests. Thank you both for a blissful time away, I can't remember the last time I had a relaxing whirlpool bath on two nights in a row! This was a wonderful break from my busy schedule and I look forward to my next getaway.
Thank you for taking the time to provide such a wonderful review and we're glad that you were able to relax and enjoy the Jacuzzi to enhance your stay. We look forward to your return. Chris & Brenda
4.6 on March 24, 2015
We stayed at this B & B two nights, and the service was wonderful. The hosts were so accommodating, and even made us gluten free quiche & waffles! They were very knowledgeable about area attractions and helped us find fun things to do. The house is a beautiful victorian, and every room has its own charm. This is my new favorite B & B!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It was our pleasure to serve you and we are thankful that we have earned the title as your new favorite B&B
5 on March 16, 2015
My fiancé and I traveled for a one night stay to the Kingsley House! I found Kingsley House online, while searching for great B&B's in Michigan! Once I saw the photos of the Northern Spy suite, i KNEW that it was the room we had to stay in! It was so cozy, and very vintage! The entire house is Vintage….! Brenda & Chris are AMAZING people, so easy to talk to and get along with…we had a blast getting to know them. We know we will definitely return to The Kingsley House in our future :) Also, they (and many more locals) recommended to us that we enjoy dinner down the road at "Salt of the Earth" a true farm to table restaurant! IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!! Definitely recommend this beautiful, historical B&B to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway :) Thank you Chris & Brenda! You guys were awesome, Duane & I had a blast! Love, Emma
Dear Emma, you are so sweet to leave such a wonderful review. It was such a pleasure having you and Duane stay with us, we just wish it could have been longer :o) You are such a fun couple and you will have a great life together. Have a wonderful wedding, we hope to see the newlyweds once you tie the knot. All the best, Chris & Brenda
5 on March 13, 2015
I was very impressed with the beautifully decorated rooms which felt so cozy and welcoming. The service was one of the best that I have seen in my travels. We felt very welcome and the food prepared was very delicious. Cant wait to come back!!
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. We appreciate that you took the time to recognize our efforts to provide you with a great experience and we hope we have the opportunity to have you stay with us again soon. All the best, Chris & Brenda
5 on February 18, 2015
Fantastic getaway here! Chris and Brenda go all out to create a relaxing and welcome stay for you. You realize right away the heart and passion they have for their beautiful home. The location is perfect to get out of the hustle and bustle yet close enough to Holland to quench your shopping thirst. If you want to take a look back in time, there are numerous antique shops to peruse as well. Your breakfast is prepared exquisitely each morning. Sweets and popcorn are available throughout the day. For lunch and dinner we visited Cranes and Saugatuk Brewing Company. Great food and reasonable prices. There is so much to enjoy about this getaway. To top it off, we took a sleigh ride through the woods. You will be very pleased that you chose this B&B. We will be repeat customers for sure.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we are happy that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We can't wait to see you again. All the best, Chris & Brenda
5 on February 15, 2015
Delightful experience. The property was in superb shape, the hosts were very friendly and accommodating, and they created a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is lots to do in the area, which is filled with wineries, art, beach towns, and more. We'll be here again!
What a wonderful response - thank you so much. It is so rewarding knowing we have provided you a memorable weekend and can't wait to have you return for more pampering :o) Take care, Chris & Brenda
5 on February 07, 2015
We loved our stay at the Kingsley Inn! Chris and Brenda are gracious host who do everything to make your visit special! The breakfast spread is delicious! Our room was so sweet and cozy:) Can't say enough good things .. Next time you want to get away call the Kingsley Inn you'll be glad you did!!
Just a quick note to thank you for posting such a positive review. We appreciate it very much. Hope to see you again soon, Chris & Brenda The Kingsley House B&B
4.6 on August 15, 2013
What a great weekend my gal pals and I had in this beautiful home. Rooms were lovely, breakfast was awesome and Sue ( the Inn keeper) rocked. Dinner at Salt of the Earth was divine.
3.8 on August 27, 2012
We stayed just one night and found the Kingsley House to be a great find. The Innkeeper was very warm and welcoming and the B & B had a lot of extra touches that made our stay comfortable. Their coffee and tea was accompanied by flavored syrups to add to your beverage as one example. Having menus for area restaurants readily available, a frig stocked with bottled water, chocolates and cookies on the table to greet us, are just a few more special details that added value to our stay at the Kingsley House. Although some of "in the middle of nowhere" there is an outstanding restaurant in town called "Salt of the Earth". We would recommend the Kingsley House to anyone interested in a B & B in southwest Michigan.
4.8 on August 16, 2012
We only spent one night at the Kingsley, but that was enough to make it the best B & B we've stayed in. Our hostess greeted us immediately and had lots of suggestions as to what local and nearby attractions were and how to get to them. We tried some of them and were pleased. Our room was quaint and Victorian but had air conditioning and shower plus TV. The beds were soft and comfortable, and we had a great night's sleep. The next morning we had a tasty and well presented breakfast on the wide front porch. We enjoyed the lovely gardens and took pictures of some of the beautiful flowers. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return again some time.
4.0 on March 08, 2012
I was very hesitant to stay at a bed and breakfast because I felt that it would not be very private. It far exceeded my expectations! We stayed in the Cider Nook which had its own private entrance. The room was lovely! The breakfasts were absolutely fantastic. The innkeepers, Terri and Scott, were so friendly and so generous. I thought it was great how they had anything that you could possibly forgotten. Toothpast, bottled water, even wipes to remove make-up! That just shows their attention to detail. The food around the area was excellent as well! The weekend was just amazing, and I cannot wait to go back!
4.4 on December 07, 2011
I was wonderfully surprised by the great time we had at the Kingsley House this past November. The room was clean and ready when we got there and the bathroom had a two person jacuzzi tub which was very romantic. There was also a large selection of DVDs which we could use at anytime. The food was great and there was plenty of it. Terrie was very helpful and a delightful host. I'm sure we will be returning soon!
4.6 on September 14, 2011
We were a little dismayed at first, as we learned after booking that the location was in Fennville and not in Saugatuck. All that changed when we got there! Beautifully kept gardens complement the architectural splendor of the inn. We stayed in the Cider Nook, and were right away thrilled with our own private entrance! The room was just big enough, complemented by a spacious bathroom with a jacuzzi tub. The breakfasts simply blew us away! The location turned out perfect, as we easily got to Saugatuck in minutes. But there's only so much to see and do in town, and it was great being so close to the other things we knew we had to see and do. Cranes pantry is just down the road, and horseback riding was also only a couple miles away. From what we had seen of other are B&Bs online, as well as from walking around Saugatuck, we know we made a great choice and will definitely be back. We loved it so much, later the day we returned home we were at a wedding and ended up calling the inn around 10 to book a room for our friends' honeymoon.
5 on August 23, 2011
This is a grand place to visit so don't hesitate to to book a weekend at the Kingsley to enjoy a pampered stay.
4.8 on August 03, 2011
This was an amazing overnight stay. My husband was reticent about the whole B&B experience, but was very pleased. We chose the smallest room -- next time will choose a little larger (could have used more horizontal space) but loved it, loved it. The breakfast was wonderful.
3.6 on June 11, 2011
My boyfriend and I spent two nights (June 8-10) in the Dutchess room at the Kingsley Inn. Overall, we were pleased with our stay. The room was a little cozy but clean and the bed was very comfortable. The biggest disappointment was that the bathroom was literally a converted closest. If you are a plus sized person I would not recommend this room simply because of the size of the shower (tiny!!!). The breakfast was good but a little early for a vacation (8:00-9:00am). We did not arrive back to the Inn both nights until after midnight then had to be up for breakfast at 8. The Inn keepers were pleasant and offered advice on activities to do in the area.
5 on April 18, 2011
We visited The Kingsley House using a Groupon, but we are hooked for life. What a wonderful place! Welcoming, friendly, AWESOME FOOD, great rooms. We had a private entrance that was very nice. It was just such an amazing experience - sad we were only able to get away for one night. Will be back.
4.8 on April 15, 2011
Details. details. They thought of them all. Dreamy jazz music playing in the sitting room, a closet of things you may have forgotten, water, lots of dvds, soda, homemade cookies and brownies all day. [ just in case you didn't get enough to eat at breakfast ha! fat chance] Breakfasts to talk about with your friends later, great cheese, chocolates and wine basket, lovely rooms, even an umbrella stand full of umbrellas just in case. Can't wait to see the lovely grounds in the summer. great restaurants and things to do.
5 on April 15, 2011
Such a relaxing and beautiful B&B. Service was amazing and Dave makes you feel that it is your home. Breakfast was very tasty and love the homemade brownies and cookies.
4.4 on April 02, 2011
What a fantastic place to have a romantic getaway. We have not often been able to visit bed and breakfasts in the past due to my dietary issues. The Kinsley House staff accommodated my needs with no issues and at no extra cost, and the food was wonderful. The service was amazing, and the price was incredible due to a coupon. I can't imagine a better spot to spend time renewing and reconnecting.
5 on March 04, 2011
We were warmly greeted and shown around the inn. Our room was wonderful. We enjoyed our jacuzzi and the fireplace but especially enjoyed playing games and reading in the turrit sitting room. The breakfast was outstanding. We loved all the little details that made our stay special: games and movies to borrow, a basket of things in case we had forgotten something at home (which we had!), York peppermints in the room, and delicious cookies in the entry way. We loved it all.
4.8 on February 19, 2011
We really enjoyed our stay at The Kingsley House. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. As a special note to the Inn Keeper: "Great Job!"
4.6 on February 16, 2011
This is the second year in a row we have stayed at your beautiful bed and breakfast; again everything was first class. So far we have tried two different rooms, each exceeding the other in quality and comfort. Please continue to operate this B&B as well as you have.........
5 on October 27, 2010
Kingsley House is an elegant and peaceful bed and breakfast and one of the best I've ever seen. Jeff and Dave go out of their way to make guests comfortable, from the dvd's and "last minute basket" to the afternoon treats. The breakfast is delicious, creative, and filling. We've been to Kingsley House twice now, and it feels like coming to a second home.
4.4 on October 13, 2010
I usually don't post reviews, but since I relied on these heavily to decide which B&B to stay at for our trip, I decided to do so. I will just start with the food. Excellent! My wife and I can not stop raving about the two breakfasts we had. The french toast Sunday morning alone made the trip worth while. The only problem was that I felt so full after breakfast, and felt like I just needed to rest. The food in Douglas and Saugatuck was also spectacular. My wife loved the comfortable down home feel, and the stay was very relaxing. We stayed in the Dutchess room, and it looks to be the most roomy of the second floor rooms. In regards to the small bathrooms, the house is over 100 years old! It's nice to have the in room bathroom, and I wouldn't have expected anything different from a 100 year old house that was converted into a B&B. This was our first B&B experience, but for sure not our last. They have set a presedence, that will be hard to follow.
5 on October 03, 2010
We recently stayed at the Kingsley House and got the Romantic Package. We were so impressed with everything from the wonderful and clean accomodations, to the delicious breakfast. The owner, Dave, was gracious and helpful. THe bed was comfortable and the massages were fantastic! We would definately stay here again.
5 on October 03, 2010
Our trip was just what the doctor ordered as both of us needed to recover from city life and working far too many hours. Thanks for reminding us to take time to live life for us. Everything was top notch--your attentiveness and attention to details was very much appreciated.
5 on October 01, 2010
My wife and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts over the years. The Kingsley House ranks as one of the best we ever stayed at. Dave was very welcoming and informative about things we could do in the area. Our room was spectacular, clean, and the house very well maintained. We could easily get a beverage or dvd to watch. Breakfast was wonderful and we were provided a full range of eating options from fresh fruit to eggs and sausage. the Kingsley House is the getaway that my wife and I were looking for. I highly recommend it.
5 on September 30, 2010
We sincerely enjoyed our stay, it was a gift and we were really not expecting to have such a nice time. Our picnic lunch was the frosting on the cake especially after we found a quiet gazebo on the waterfront where we dined and spent a peaceful hour.
4.8 on September 29, 2010
Thanks for such a fantastic stay Jeff and Dave! Your help in making our visit so very enjoyable was much appreciated. You made us feel so at home in your beautiful Inn.
3.4 on September 27, 2010
Beautiful home, nice accommodations, fantastic food. The Innkeepers greeted us, showed us around and did their best to stay hidden the rest of our stay, they were not overly warm or attentive. Some may like this, we did not.
4.4 on September 07, 2010
Beautiful property, inside and out. Terrific hosts. Delicious and innovative breakfasts and snacks.
4.8 on September 06, 2010
We stayed in the Cider Nook suite, which was a cozy room in the lower level of the house. Upon arriving we were greeted warmly by the innkeeper and given a tour of the beautiful house. They offer many amenities, such as a guest closet with many games, cold beverages, and items guests may have forgotten to bring along (small sewing repair kit, toothpaste, sunscreen) and also a very large collection of movies. Our room was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We especially enjoyed the jacuzzi tub.
5 on August 27, 2010
Our kids buy us a stay at a B&B each year for our anniversary and after staying at Kingsley House, we are spoiled rotten. We already told out kids we want to return here each year as it was far and away the best we've stayed in. Beautiful house, meticulous details, amazing breakfast, and so close to so many things to do. Who could ask for anything more?
3.8 on August 24, 2010
Cozy decor, friendly staff, great food. Had a very pleasant stay.
5 on August 22, 2010
Loved our stay at the Kingsley House. Wonderful little touches that you'll never get at a hotel. Outstanding breakfasts on their gorgeous wrap around porch. Relaxing music piped out on porch and throughout, very organized and thoughtful. You won't be disappointed.
5 on August 11, 2010
This is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast from top to bottom. Quaint and perfect for a romantic getaway. The service and food is outstanding. Highly recommend it!!!
5 on August 04, 2010
Our stay at the Inn was amazing! Dave and Jeff set up everything for us and were very helpful explaining all the secrets to having an amazing experience from start to finish. LOVED the treats, ice tea lemonade, DVDs all of the extras. So very relaxing and pampered all the way. Thanks guys!!!
5 on August 02, 2010
We had an unbelievable stay at the Kingsley House. Very romantic, very private, excellent food, ambience, location, service. Wish we were back there right now!
3.8 on August 01, 2010
The outside of the house is maintained well. The food is good and the they offer nice snacks and drinks. I didn't like the coffee (I know I'm being picky, but something to keep in mind). The owners were nice but not overly warm. Not a big problem at all, but something to note. Overall we enjoyed our stay. They were very accommodating, and made our stay comfortable and pleasant.
5 on July 10, 2010
We have stayed at the Kingsley House in the fall and winter months for our anniversary and birthdays, so we decided it was time to see it in the summer months. What amazed us this time was the number of repeat guests they had at the Inn, but then that speaks for itself. We were one of six couples at the Inn on a couple of recent weekdays and five of the six were repeat guests (including ourselves). That says a lot for the way these guys run the B&B. A few more things we noticed this time around....the breakfasts are always amazing and always different, the landscaping and gardens are gorgeous, and we have now loved every one of the four rooms/suites we have tried. Can't wait to go back again! We love it here!
4.4 on July 08, 2010
Enjoyed the stay very much. Room was a bit small, but decorated beautifully and charming.
4.4 on June 30, 2010
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Kingsley House. The house itself was beautiful and very well kept. The food was also amazing with lots of variety. These are the things you expect at a good B&B, but it was all the little extras that really set the Kingsley House apart. There is a hot beverage machine with all kinds of drinks, fresh cookies, a large DVD collection, free personal items you may have forgotten, and more. Dave and Jeff really take pride in what they do and it shows. They have created a B&B with a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The location just outside of Saugatuck is also perfect. It is in a very quiet area, but downtown and the beach are a short drive away.
4.0 on June 01, 2010
we really enjoy it, the house is so sweet and the breakfast is so delicious!!It deserve!!
4.6 on May 31, 2010
I recently broke my foot & needed some time to recuperate. I booked a weekend at the Kingsley, staying in the Braeburn suite. We had a private entrance, all the privacy and quiet we could ask for. Dave was there for anything we could have possible needed. It was exactly what the doctor ordered and I spent my afternoons swinging in the shade on the hammock. I can't wait to return without crutches. Sincerely, Dennis & Renee Blatz Berkley MI
5 on May 02, 2010
We loved this place! From the endless cookie jar to the outstanding (and very unique!) breakfasts, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! They catered to our every need and were wonderful hosts! We enjoyed swinging on the front porch and reading inside the sitting room with quiet music in the background. Also, it is so close to Saugatuck, Douglas and Holland that there is plenty to do if you want to go out and about! The inn was amazing and we can't wait to go back again!
4.8 on April 22, 2010
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay as we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary! The Northern Spy Suite was so romantic and the April special of 2 nights for the price of 1 was icing on the cake! Each room is so uniquely decorated, the food and snacks phenomenal, and the innkeeper only there when you need him :) Highly recommended!
5 on April 15, 2010
we received our stay at the kingsley house as a christmas present. one of the best presents we ever received! the whole house had a scenic atmosphere and was just beautiful. the gourmet breakfast was first class and has us craving for more. we will definitely go back! jerry k warren, mi
5 on March 11, 2010
We can't say enough about the wonderful experience we had at the Kingsley House. We were able to unwind, relax, pampered with massages, large DVD library, romance package, lots of extras, fine dining.... Probably not a good place to go if you want to stay on your diet, but we didn't mind going off of ours for a brief indulgence. If you're looking for a great romantic escape, they've got it covered. Thanks guys!! We're definitely fans and will be returning.
4.0 on February 15, 2010
We booked a room at the Kingsley House as a last minute trip for Valentine's Day. We stayed in the cozy Jonathan Suite. The room had a wonderful tub, although difficult to shower in. The bed was very comfortable and the romantic fire place really warmed the room. Breakfast was fantastic, we will be talking about it for a long time!
4.6 on February 01, 2010
This was our first visit to the Kingsley House and I can tell you from experience it was a fun filled and enjoyable stay. The home has so much history and is so comfortable. We met some new friends and on several occassions spent time talking and enjoying each others company. The food was absoutely delicious. We stayed in the Granny Smith Suite, it was very nice and comfortable. I would recommend this Bed and Breakfast to anyone who would like to take a trip back in time and at the same time have all the comforts of home. Truly a remarkable home.
4.6 on February 01, 2010
Our stay was great. David made us feel very welcome, we will definately come back soon.
5 on February 01, 2010
I choose this b&b off the internet for our 20th aniversery, the room was absolutly great, dave was the perfect host. breakfast was fantastic, couldn't have choose a better place. very pleased hated to leave. thanks dave jerry gilpin
3.6 on February 01, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the end of January to celebrate our ninth anniversary. The accomodations are very nice and inviting. The service was very pleasant. We stay at many B&B's and found this to be better than average, warm and welcoming. Dave and Jeff do a wonderful job.
4.0 on February 01, 2010
You exceeded our expectations with your wonderful breakfasts. Our hot tub was great after a day of cross country skiing and the sleigh ride. We look forward to staying with you again however we would pick a second floor room next time as we did not like the room in the basement. Thank you for everything
5 on January 31, 2010
This is our fourth stay at the Kingsley House and the only negative was that we were only able to stay for one night. Our room was beautifully decorated but very very comfortable and even had a window seat. As usual our breakfast had a huge variety of foods from stuffed french toast with walnuts to quiche to melon and strawberries to some of the most delicious yogurt I have every tasted. A variety of homemade cookies in the evening were perfect after our dinner at one of the local restaurants. One of the reasons we keep going back to Kingsley is all of the amenities.....a wonderful selection of DVD's, music, magazines, books, games, the evening cookies, tea and coffee, fireplaces in the rooms and a refrigerator stocked with water and beverages. The Kingsley is also very conveniently located near wineries, ski facilities, antique stores and fine dining. We highly recommend the Kingsley.
4.0 on January 05, 2010
Great relaxing experience. Enjoyed the rest, local dinning, pubs, and shopping. The massage in the morning was AWESOME. Will book again. We were sad to have to cut our stay short.
4.8 on January 05, 2010
The Kingsley House was an outstanding choice for B&B in the Saugatuck area. The rooms and service were great! Dave and Jeff prepared a wonderful breakfast and where more than hospitable. Great time, great people, and a beautifully romantic time at the Kingsley House!
4.4 on January 04, 2010
We loved The Kingsley House in every way except the size of the Granny Smith "Suite." We believe that the common understanding of "suite" is that it has a separate sitting room. That is what we were expecting. Not only was there not a separate room, the king-sized bed filled what space there was so completely that there was no night stand on the right side of the bed, a serious deficiency for drinking or snacking in bed or for placing a book or magazine when it's lights-out. Furthermore, the bathroom was microscopic with the sink being in the main room -- not a situation associated with expectations for a suite.
5 on January 04, 2010
This is my favorite B&B in the area...the house is immaculate, the inn keepers are so hospitable and the breakfast AMAZING. This inn is all about the details, great place to stay
3.6 on December 15, 2009
Kingsley House will always hold a special place on our memory as a charming and cozy first B&B experience. Dave thoroughly and thoughtfully introduced us to all of the amenities of the B&B upon our arrival and was then available for any questions we may have had without being in any way intrusive. Wonderful experience!
5 on December 09, 2009
We LOVED it! It is so peaceful and romantic with the christmas decorations, holiday music, yummy goodies and breakfast.... The Innkeeper is very friendly and makes you feel right at home in this grand Inn. Definitely a must for a summer return.
4.2 on November 28, 2009
We stayed at the Kingsley House for our Honeymoon in November. We had a very relaxing and romantic stay. The food was amazing and we felt very welcome there. We would definitely go back again sometime.
5 on November 22, 2009
What a beautiful, relaxing environment in which to celebrate! From the jacuzzi to the scrumptious breakfasts and bottomless cookie jar/cider - it was just fantastic! The massages were wonderful as well. We stayed in one of the cozy basement rooms with a private entry (basement really doesn't fit, however, as it was intimate, cozy, warm, and inviting). The restaurant down the street is amazing as well, and Saugatuck is charming. Plus, the house is very centrally located for doing the Michigan Wine Trail or heading to one of the bigger cities nearby for some nightlife. Nice place for a little escape!
5 on November 01, 2009
This was the perfect weekend away. The small town is charming in the fall and the hot cider Dave put out was delicious. The breakfast is worth getting up for, and if you can coordinate a hot air ballon to propose it is even better! The local dining and wine was incredible. Am ready to come back!
4.2 on October 29, 2009
The Kingsley House is the perfect place to recharge and relax. The hosts are creative, friendly, and aim to please. Always our first choice for a great get-away spot!
5 on October 14, 2009
Dave went above and beyond. We had to leave early in the morning and were not able to stay for breakfast, so he packed us a breakfast to go.
5 on October 13, 2009
We've stayed at the Kingsley House three times now and have experienced three different suites now and have never been disappointed. The suites all are very private and you feel like you are the only couple in the Inn until breakfast time. On our most recent trip, we stayed in the Cider Nook and loved it...very private and quiet romantic spacious suite. And the food is absolutely amazing! Every trip we have made to the Kingsley House, we have always experienced new and scrumptious food! Highly recommended!
4.0 on October 09, 2009
We stayed at the Kingsley House for two weekdays in October. We used their weekday special, where we got the room of our choice as well as a $40 gift certificate to Salt of the Earth Restaurant. It was a great deal. We got one of the hot tub rooms (the Cider Nook), a great dinner at Salt of the Earth, and a delicious breakfast both days. My only complaint is that the Cider Nook doesn't have any windows--this isn't the innkeepers fault, just how it is. Otherwise, the house was great. Board games, movies, bottled water, and cookies were always available. The bed was comfortable, and the hot tub was great. The breakfast was awesome. And the dinner at Salt of the Earth was amazing. Overall, we loved it and would recommend it to anyone visiting this area of Michigan.
4.6 on October 09, 2009
Such a lovely place in a quiet, peaceful area. The attention to detail is fabulous, everything seemed to be covered. The fall decour was outstanding. Breakfast was relaxed and quite tasty. The bed was very comfortable, the only negative (and it's nitpicking) was the bathroom in our room (The Duchess) was a little small for a big guy. We loved how the staff was available if needed but receded to the background otherwise. It was as if we had the place to ourselves. It was just a really, really nice place to stay and we would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone staying in the area!
4.6 on October 08, 2009
Great place where the owner takes care of every detail. In the afternoon he had complimentart carmel apples, and the cookie jar is always full, as is the beverage refrigerator. I've stayed at many B&Bs across the US and Dave's breakfast was the best I've ever had! Rooms were exceptionally clean as was the entire B&B. Would definitely stay again.
4.8 on October 05, 2009
The detail in all areas is unbeatable,rooms,services,cleanliness,and the BREAKFAST makes the Kingsley House the Best by far. We"ll be back.
5 on September 28, 2009
Absolutely the best B&B we've experienced. We like B&B's and generally have stayed in them in Europe and the NE of the U.S., but have not experienced one as hospitable as the Kingsley. The Innkeepers treat their guests like family in every way....from the food to the rooms to every little touch in the amenities and beyond. You MUST also eat at Salt of the Earth restaurant while staying at Kingsley. It's just a couple of blocks from the Inn and fantastic dining!
5 on September 25, 2009
We typically stay at B&Bs when we travel (from coast to coast) but none of them compare to Kingsley Inn. We agree with the other reivews here about the Inn's beauty, the great breakfasts, the amenities etc. But what truly set it apart for us was just how personable and friendly the Innkeepers were. They truly went out of their way to help us with planning our stay and making everything as nice as possible. It really was like visiting close relatives. Except we can't wait to visit again. :)
4.0 on September 23, 2009
A mixup in the internet reservation meant we spent only one night there (the second of two we'd planned). Dave called the next morning to say the room was ready and we were welcome to check in early. Very personal and thoughtful! Lovely place.
5 on September 21, 2009
Our children gave us a gift card for a B&B and we chose The Kingsley House by searching on line.We loved it. There are so many "little extras"...Dave has thought of everything. The breakfasts were amazing. Terrific hospitality...we can't wait to go back!
5 on September 17, 2009
If you're looking for a romatic getaway, this is the right B&B. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is relaxing and beautiful and the surroundng cities are great places to spend your days.
5 on September 14, 2009
Kingsley House was a wonderful, relaxing getaway. The breakfast was amazing and Dave went out of his way to make us comfortable with the Inn amenities. I felt very pampered and well-taken care of and Kingsley House was well-located being close to Douglas, Saugatuck, and Holland, MI.
3.8 on September 13, 2009
We had a wonderful time.........lovely room, beautiful house, accomodating host, excellent breakfast with plenty of choices even for vegetarians like us. Great attention to detail. The new restaurant in town (Salt of the Earth) is fabulous....
4.2 on September 13, 2009
Efficient place to stay. Excellent recommendations for eating out. Warm and friendly place to stay.
4.4 on September 08, 2009
My wife and I spent August 28th and August 29th staying at the Kingsley House. We had a glorious peaceful and relaxing time. The room was wonderfully decorated and everything was extremely clean and neat. The two breakfasts that we had were just plain outstanding and delicious. We loved eating outside on the porch, even though it was a bit cool. I am sure that we will return there because of its comfort and its closeness to Lake Michigan.
4.6 on September 06, 2009
We did a "mini" honeymoon here and it was nice. A little on the old fashioned type, be we didn't mind. The service was great, and there are many great little perks in the house itself. Totally recommend the Cider Nook...private entrance, and very cozy!
5 on August 25, 2009
Excellent B&B, perfect place to visit and stay. The rooms are beautiful and very well maintained. The breaksfast was great. Lots to do in the area and very relaxing area. Highly recommended.
4.4 on August 20, 2009
The Northern Spy Suite at the Kingsley house made it feel as though we were the only ones in the house, even though there were at least 7 other couples there. The service was remarkable; there was nothing that we went without. Breakfast at the Kingsley house kept you smiling and satisfied until dinner time. We really can't say enough good things about our stay. Thank you Dave & Jeff for your gracious hospitality. See you next year! ~Gabe & Vegas Seguin
5 on August 11, 2009
Very nice, Perfectly romantic, Very private and great service. I will return back and would highly recommend anyone there.
4.0 on August 06, 2009
My husband and I had a wonderful experience. Lovely place, great food and a welcoming owner.
4.6 on August 03, 2009
My husband and I truly enjoyed our four day stay at The Kingsley House. It served as a great homebase for exploring South Haven, Saugatuck and Holland. We stayed in the McIntosh Chamber which was beautifully decorated in blue and white. The breakfasts were very tasty. My husband especially enjoyed the fresh fruit every morning. I am a very finicky eater and I was able to find something to eat every morning. The afternoon snacks and the guest refrigerator were also very convenient. The lack of hot water was a bit of an issue each morning, but I attribute part of that issue to inconsiderate and/or inexperienced B & B travlers who didn't understand jacuzzi tub etiquette. I highly recommend The Kingsley House and hope to have another opportunity to visit in the future.
4.2 on August 03, 2009
We arrived on Sunday evening. Check in was very efficient and professional. The Brae Burn suite exceeded our expectations with a private entrance and beautiful garden/veranda seating. Breakfast both mornings was wonderful. We will return to Kingsley House. Cindra and Tom
5 on August 02, 2009
This was one of the best B&B that we have ever been to. The hospitality was incredible from the moment we stepped in the door. They have thought of everything. One day it rained and there was a closet full of board games, a cabinet full of movies, warm brownies set out and a refrigerator full of cold pop to make sure we still had a great time. Our room was cozy and romantic... the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our anniversary.
5 on August 02, 2009
The music...the ammenities...the peaceful beauty...carefree relaxation unequalled on earth!
4.6 on July 25, 2009
We stayed Tuesday to Thursday for our 25th anniversary. Breakfasts were excellent, the room was nicely decorated and comfortable. The grounds and gardens were beautiful and well maintained. Close proximity to a number of attractions was a bonus.
5 on July 23, 2009
A wonderful place to stay! The home is so beautiful, and we're so glad we were able to stay there. The innkeepers are so nice and helpful! We stayed in the Braeburn room, which had it's own side entrance which was very nice. A very clean, cozy, and just a wonderful getaway! I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone!
5 on July 22, 2009
We were married at the Kingsley House on July 18, 2009. Dave and Jeff made our wedding perfect, they took care of every detail. They're hospitality was very outstanding, they went out of they're way to make our stay truley perfect. I would recommend the Kingsley House to anyone, it was a truley romantic experience. The gourmet breakfast that they serve in absolutely outstanding! We plan to go back for another stay on our first anneversary.
5 on July 13, 2009
We have stayed in B&B's throughout the South and The Kingsley House rivals anyone of them. It is quaint, quiet, lovely rooms and the landscaping is beautiful. We would return anytime and it is only 6 miles from Saguatuck.
4.8 on July 12, 2009
Spent a few days in the Sagatuck area and stayed at two different B&B's. Both were good, but the Kingsley House was inviting, warm, clean, and the host was terrific. I will book again when I am in the area. The breakfast was wonderful!
4.0 on July 12, 2009
This place is spectacular and hard to beat! Breakfast on the porch with delcious homemade foods was a special treat. The rooms are beautifully decorated and clean.
5 on June 24, 2009
My wife and I had talked about getting away to a bed and breakfast for years. The Kingsley House B&B greatly exceeded our expectations. The hospitality was top rate. The food was very unique and delicious. The location was fantastic- just minutes from fine dining, the beach, a winery and recreational parks. We look forward to making a return trip!
4.6 on June 23, 2009
My mother and I paid our second visit to Kingsley House in June 2009. Once again we were delighted with the entire experience. Breakfast on the beautiful porch is a delight. The proximity to Saugatuck and many other points of interest is wonderful.
4.8 on June 08, 2009
We had a terrific anniversary getaway at the Kingsley House. While the house and furnishings are wonderfully historic, the service, snacks, breakfast and extras throughout the stay were perfect!
4.0 on May 16, 2009
What a wonderful two days we seven friends & sisters spent enjoying the food, rooms, service and attention to details. The Innkeeper, Dave Drees, even provided especially tasty gluten free meals for one of us. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the porch beckons to be enjoyed by candlelight and a bottle of wine. And don't forget the never empty cookie jar.
5 on May 15, 2009
We travel to Fennville to visit relatives about twice a year. Each time we pass The Kingsley House we always said some day we would stay there. Our children made our dream come true when they gave us a weekend in the "dream house" for Christmas. Our stay was more than we ever expected. Our room was unbelieveable (like a little girl's dream of a castle), the service fantastic and the food will never be matched. Thank you for making it a memorable stay for us and we plan to return soon.
5 on May 12, 2009
We went the Kingsley for our 27th Anniversary it was wonderful
4.2 on May 11, 2009
we had the opportunity for a one night stay at the Kingsley and it made this leg of our trip so pleasant. Clean, comfortable, friendly and a wonderful breakfast to set us back on the road.
5 on May 01, 2009
My husband and I have never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast prior to our weekend at The Kingsley House. What a wonderful choice we made when making our reservations! Dave and Jeff were very warm and welcoming. The atmosphere was very relaxing. The decor in the house is lovely and I did not expect the abundant little touches that made the weekend so special and memorable. The food served at The Kingsley House was delicious and plentiful. We met with other guests and enjoyed much laughter and comaraderie. My husband and I look forward to visiting The Kingsley House again. Len & June LaBrecque
5 on April 19, 2009
Love, Love , Love this place. We have told everyone we know about it. The place is decorated exquisitely, nothing is left undone. Dave thinks of everything and more to make your stay special.
4.0 on April 16, 2009
My husband and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and we wanted something special. the Kingsley house was perfectly accomadating. We wanted something relaxting and we found it here. From the room to the breakfast everything was perfect. We recommend this to anyone who wants a romantic special getaway.
4.2 on April 15, 2009
Good value. David and Jeffery were exceptional providing good advice and value. Food was excellent. Well recommended
4.8 on April 12, 2009
We stayed in the Northern Spy room and enjoyed our visit immensely. Dave, the innkeeper, did a fantastic job in all aspects. The food was exquisite. Extra details such as the DVD cabinet, game closet, complementary sodas, waters, and hot beverages, and bottomless cookie jar put this B & B above the rest. I highly recommend it!
4.8 on April 01, 2009
We stayed at Kingsley House for our first anniversary. It was beautiful, private, and we could not get enough of the afternoon baked treats. I would definitely recommend the inn, and we will certainly be back again soon!
4.2 on March 28, 2009
We just returned home from our stay in the Cider Nook..this was our first stay at a B&B, and it was better than we couldve dreamed...the privacy that the Cider Nook provided us was just what we needed to unwind from our everyday lives..the breakfasts were wonderful..the first morning I was unable to join everyone in the main room, our hosts were thoughtful enough to make up a plate for me to enjoy in our room...the atmosphere is warm and inviting..we will most definately be returning for future visits..eventually staying in each unique room.... Thank you Kingsley House for allowing us to unwind in your beautiful home.
4.6 on March 19, 2009
Wonderful place for a relaxing getaway. We loved the sitting room of the Northern Spy and the breakfast was fantastic!
4.0 on March 02, 2009
This was the most perfect place to celebrate our 45 th. anniversary, not only was it beautiful but romantic and peaceful as well. There was nothing more that we could have asked for, every detail was attended to including wonderful breakfasts. We will certainly be going back to the Kingsley House again.
5 on February 01, 2009
Our first B and B experience. Everything was excellent! The house was adorable and very cozy. The breakfast was wonderful and the cookies were yummy! Dave and Jeff are excellent hosts! We did the wine lover's weekend which included a winery tour and a 6 course Italian dinner...wine paired to each course...fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! We also met some get couples! We'll definitely be back!
4.8 on January 20, 2009
This kingsley house is beautiful and very relaxing. The breakfasts where wonderful with lots of different things to try. We got messages that where outstanding and much needed. The house is like stepping back in time. We where in the Cider Nook room which was in the cellar. This was very quiet and cozy. We plan to stay again in October 2009 in the top of the house. The town of Fennville has lots to offer also. I highly recomend the Kingsley House.
5 on January 19, 2009
a wonderful place for a romanic getaway. Wonderful food, beautiful rooms, attn to every detail. A lot of little touches you don't get a other B & B's.
4.4 on January 15, 2009
My husband and I were tired of the same old thing on New Years Eve so we participated in the Murder Mystery and stayed for 2 nights at the Kingsley House. Great time, great food, and great hosts! We will go back this summer!
5 on January 05, 2009
The Kingsley House was a great chose for a weekend getaway. The house was beautiful and full of historic charm and Dave, the innkeeper, made this a great choice.
5 on January 05, 2009
We just needed to get away for a couple of days alone after a hectic holiday week. We had driven past the Kingsley House in Fennville several times on our way to Lake Michigan, and decided that someday we would try it. Last weekend was that opportunity, and we were not dissapointed in the least. A beautiful historic home, close to Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland, and Dave was a great host. The food was delicious, and we were able to get away and be alone together for a few days in the most beautiful rooms. I'd recommend the Kingsley House to anyone.
4.6 on January 05, 2009
Excellent place to stay. Nearby winery is nice to visit and also close enough to South Haven for lakeside shopping and dining. Although every room here looked amazing, I highly recommend the Northern Spy Suite.
5 on October 28, 2008
One of the best B&B's we have visited; and we have been going to B&B's for over 16 years. The quality and presentation of the breakfasts were spectacular. Definitely recommend to friends and family! :)
4.6 on October 23, 2008
A beautiful, wonderfully relaxing place to stay. This was our second stay and Dave the innkeeper is a wonderful host. His breakfasts are fabulous! There are wineries, an orchard, lots of galleries and antique shops not to mention shopping. The rooms are beautiful and romantic. Perfect! I would highly reccommend the Kingsley House to anyone.
4.0 on October 12, 2008
Fennville, MI: The Kingsley House Date: 10/10/2008 - 10/12/2008 Plans to visit Saugatuck, MI had us staying in Fennville, MI at the Kingley House---a very convenient, short 6-mi/10 min drive. The hospitality and "extras"---DVDs, games, always a yummy late afternoon snack---made us feel like we were at a friend's home to visit. (I forgot my toothbrush and a new toothbrush was available to keep.) In addition, the wonderful breakfasts provided by innkeeper Dave Drees showcased his culinary skill!
5 on October 11, 2008
Dave always does a great job. His rooms are always clean and his breakfast is always something to look forward to.
4.6 on October 08, 2008
What an amazing way to get away from it all for the weekend. The Kingsley House was gorgeous - definately exceeded our expectations. So much attention to detail. What a welcome diverse, friendly environment. We will definately come again...
5 on October 08, 2008
We celebrate our anniversary each year at The Kingsley House & will continue to do so. The very private rooms/suites are really comfortable & each is uniquely well-appointed. The food is consistently fantastic and Dave is the consummate professional; you will not find a kinder host. The area offers endless attractions, the house & grounds are beautiful. Love the swing seat on the wrap-around veranda...
3.6 on September 03, 2008
Dave is the ultimate innkeeper - gracious and accommodating. One of the most special attributes is Dave's gardens - they are gorgeous and it is evident he take great pride in them. I loved the fresh flowers every day in the parlor. The breakfasts are terrific!!!
5 on September 02, 2008
This is the best bed and breakfast in the midwest... HANDS DOWN!
5 on August 28, 2008
Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Our stay was very relaxing and peaceful. We loved the porch for evening sitting, and for eating your delicious breakfasts! My only recommendation would be to invest in quality bedding (sheets). Again, thank you and we hope we can return to the Kingsley House soon.
4.2 on August 26, 2008
The Kinsley House is a wonderful B&B - it's quaint and very peaceful. We went to celebrate an anniversary and we enjoyed our time there. We will be making a trip back since we were not able to spend as much time as we would have liked to. Dave attnetion to detail is very much appreciated and it is very obvious that he is very passionate about what he brings to his guests!
4.6 on August 26, 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kingsley House, we just wish we could have stayed longer. Our room, the Granny Smith, was lovely and very comfortable. The house itself and the gardens are beautiful and meticulously maintained. The breakfasts were delicious. Even the weather cooperated to make our stay outstanding.
5 on August 23, 2008
I have been struggling with the passing of my mother two months earlier. I needed to have the weight lifted from my shoulders. So I scheduled a night's stay at The Kingsley House on our way to visit friends in St. Joseph, Michigan. I felt the pain and weariness leave my soul as I walked hand in hand with my husband around the softly lit grounds and settled in the wicker swing on the porch.
5 on August 22, 2008
Our stay was wonderful. The Kingsley House is beautiful inside. Dave Drees is a gracious host. The breakfasts where great on the front porch. The home made cookies were scrumptious. The gardens were beautiful to look at. The rooms were quaint and provided a peace rest. We highly recommend this B&B!
5 on August 17, 2008
We stayed at the Kingsley House for 9 days and left with wonderful memories of the place. Our room, the Golden Delicious, was very clean and comfortable, the dining-living room was elegant and always had beautiful fresh flowers dispalyed all around. Every morning we very much looked forward to the elaborate breakfast on the wonderful porch. In the afternoon, surprise homemade sweets were waiting to be enjoyed as was iced tea or lemonade on the porch. The cookie jar and a bowl of jellybean was tempting us every time we passed by it. Dave and Jeff are great hosts and pay close attention to detail which makes the Kingsley House such a special place. We highly recommend the Kingsley House to everyone.
5 on August 16, 2008
My husband and I spent three nights at the Kingsley House in late July. We were treated wonderfully well, the room, the gardens and the house itself are lovely, and Dave and his small staff were helpful and friendly. We certainly will recommend the Kingsley House to friends and family, and hope to return to experience all seasons.
4.0 on August 16, 2008
The Kingsley House is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed the wonderful breakfasts, the delightful snack in mid afternoon, the beverage on the beautiful porch always inviting, the drinks, movies, books, treats and gardens made it a pleasure for us.
5 on August 15, 2008
Our sincere thanks to our host/innkeeper Dave Drees for making our 30th Anniversary one to treasure always! His care & concern was far beyond our expectations and greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend the "Romance Package" with its couples massage & sunset cruise! I earned many "brownie-points" with my pampered wife!
4.6 on August 15, 2008
We really enjoyed our first B&B experience at the Kingsley House. The host was gracious and the breakfasts were wonderful. We were originally going to stay at Wickwood B&B, but after NUMEROUS problems, namely deposit, cancellation fees, return deposit problems, horrible customer service, etc. we chose Kingsley and were very grateful we did. A special thank-you to Dave for honoring our men & women who serve/d our country. We hope to return in the near future.
4.4 on August 08, 2008
Great breakfast! Home was beautiful and kept up very well.
4.4 on August 04, 2008
This was the best B&B we've stayed at. It exceeded our expectations in many ways. The room was fabulous (Northern Spy Suite) and very romantic. Despite there being a "full house" while we were there it was quiet and peaceful. Every detail was paid attention to. The food was delicious. A very romantic retreat!
4.8 on July 27, 2008
My fiancee and I had not previously stayed in a B&B, and we were blown away by the Kingsley House. We stayed in the Macintosh Room. It was small, but comfortable. The breakfast was unbelievable. We loved the amenities. Highly, highly recommended.
5 on July 21, 2008
Wow! What a wonderful getaway the Kingsley House is. From the moment we checked in everything was perfect. The Braeburn suite is secluded and private with an exquisite whirlpool tub. Dave makes the most wonderful breakfasts and cookies! The Saugatuck/Douglas area is beautiful to explore with lots of neat things to do. Take a cruise out on the lake, wander through the stores in Saugatuck, or sit on the porch at the Kingsley House to unwind. Thank you for a great time away from everything.
4.6 on July 14, 2008
5 on July 14, 2008
This was the best bed & breakfast experience I have had. We will definitely return. The service was great. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was relaxing and enjoyable.
4.8 on July 13, 2008
What a wonderfully peaceful place to stay! We loved it! Thank you for the great hospitality, the picnic basket and chocolates upon our arrival. You've been such a help. We will definitely be back again and we are telling our friends.
4.4 on July 08, 2008
Very pleasant overnite stay at the Kingsley House...close to Douglas/Saugatuck...recommendation for dinner at resturant in Douglas was outstanding...would suggest a brief explanation of how to get the DVD player to work for those of us technically challenged
5 on July 04, 2008
Words can not express how much we are blown away by this place! Dave's heart and soul is reflected in every corner of the Inn. From the massages, to the picnic basket, to the amazing details of the Inn and more....we will definitely be back soon!
3.4 on July 02, 2008
The Kingsley House was a great romantic getaway for our five year anniversary. Located in a quiet small town and yet very close to bigger cities.
3.4 on July 02, 2008
5 on July 01, 2008
The Kingsley House is a beautiful retreat. If you are looking for a place to elope, this is it. Dave handled everything for us from the flowers to the cake and champaign as well as the minister. Our ceremony was beautiful. The food was excellent and the room was gorgeous. We couldn't of asked for a more memorable wedding weekend.
3.8 on July 01, 2008
We were married here and it was just beautiful! We wanted a simple yet elegant ceremony and Dave put it all together for us. Everything was wonderful, we would recommend this elopement package to anyone! The breakfasts were unique and delicious! Thanks Dave, we'll be back!
4.4 on July 01, 2008
We loved everything about the Cider Nook. The inroom massages were incredible. The only downside was the price, a bit steep for a Sunday-Monday stay. Other than that the Inn is great in every way.
5 on June 17, 2008
A pleasant and relaxing experience. This B&B was clean, quiet and had all the ammenities we needed! We will go back.
4.8 on June 11, 2008
We had a wonderful weekend at the Kingsley House! Everything was close enough to be convenient, and the winery down the street was an added bonus! In between all the 'tourist' activities, we enjoyed just relaxing and watching a thunderstorm roll in from the cozy front porch, drinking wine and enjoying Dave's homemade cookies. The Duchess Suite was unique due to it's location in the turret, but the bathroom was quite small.
5 on June 11, 2008
Gerald & Donita Traeye (Flint, MI) The most important thing that will stick in our minds was the excellent hospitality we experienced. Our first night, their was a very bad Thunderstorm and Tornado. We thought we were safe in our room in the bottom of the House. Water leaked in our room and before we knew it their was a knock at our room door. Dave and Jeff were their to assist us. They moved our things upstairs to a different suite and it was more elegant than the last. We really enjoyed the breakfast in the morning and the privacy that they gave us. The Kingsley House is the most Romantic spot in Michigan. Its 1800 elegant look will make your romatic stay unbelievable. My wife and I will definatly return!!
4.0 on June 09, 2008
We have returned several times and enjoy the hospitality and privacy. I would highly recommend the Kingsley House.
5 on June 06, 2008
We have stayed at many B&B’s across the country, but never have we ever experienced anything quite like the Kingsley House. This Inn is top notch in every way imaginable, from the breakfasts, to the decor, rooms, amenities, cleanliness, hospitality and more. The location is perfect…minutes from the beach, area resort towns, local winery, orchards, etc. and yet removed just enough to be peaceful and quiet. Just what we were looking for! We our already planning our fall trip at the Kingsley House and can’t wait. Kudos, Dave and staff! Tip for other guest…walk a couple of blocks from the Inn and you will find two GREAT restaurants….from Mexican to Gourmet…great food without the hour wait at other area eateries.
3.6 on June 05, 2008
A lovely place to stay with a lot of conforts but our room was nice with a really small bath and for this reason not so confortable. The town is small and with not many restaurants or services near it.
4.2 on June 03, 2008
The Kingsley House is a great place to sneak away and relax. The rooms are nice. The food is great. The area offers a lot to do for a very reasonable price, and the local dining is out of this world!
4.8 on June 01, 2008
We stayed one night at The Kingsley House and wish we could have stayed for a week- so pleasant, so relaxing. The room was perfect- very clean and very comfortable and we certainly felt at home. We'll be back.
3.4 on May 23, 2008
My wife and I spent a long weekend here recently. Although not located in one of the "tourist" towns, it is only a short drive to Holland, Saugatuck, and South Haven. Breakfast was good and the fresh cookies and baked goods were quite tasty. For other dining, the inn is only two blocks away from one of the better Mexican restaurants in the region. The innkeeper was very helpful and pleasant, as was the rest of the staff.
5 on May 19, 2008
This was a spontaneous trip to see the Tulip Festival and I am glad that I saw the listing for the Kingsley House on the B&B website. The parlor and bottomless cookie jar were a welcome treat after a long drive from the Detroit area. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was wonderful. Dave was such a gracious host - I will definitely be back again!
5 on May 17, 2008
5/5/08 - We just returned from a four day stay at the Kingsley House and can not say enough about our stay - Dave was a great host and provided for us everything we needed. He is also a GREAT cook with brownies and homemade cookies available every afternoon and evening. I would highly recommend this B& to anyone who maybe planning to be in this area. It was like being in your own home! Keep up the good work Dave!
4.8 on May 14, 2008
What a wonderful place to stay. Dave was very friendly and made sure our needs were met. The rooms were very clean, decor was excellent. I would recommend this B&B to anyone. Spend time on the front porch and just let time go by. What a great experience.
5 on May 12, 2008
The internet doesn't do this room justice. The hospitality was great. The breakfasts were awesome. I would recommend this place for your first B&B experience anytime.
4.6 on May 12, 2008
Thank you so much for completely exceeding our expectations and making our wedding day a real life fairytale! We can't wait to come back for our anniversary!!!!!
5 on May 12, 2008
A beautiful and accommodating B and B with lots of extra touches. Dave has though of everything!
5 on May 12, 2008
Our congratulations to Dave & his staff for the fantastic success of his Bed & Breakfast. This proved to be a wonderful highlight to our trip to the Holland area for the 2008 Tulip Festival. The Inn exceeded our expectations in so many ways - the amenities were over the top! We had a great time & hope to make this a yearly event.
4.0 on May 11, 2008
what a delite it was to stay in this very clean and charming B & B..........everything we needed was there for us..........and dave, the inn-keeper, was truly a wonderful & warm host. hats off to this B & B........it is one of the best!
5 on May 09, 2008
The Kingsley House is a beautifully preserved and maintained Victorian home that affords comfort and convenience to its guests. Mr. Drees is a great innkeeper and serves wonderful breakfasts - each day is a unique experience. My sister and I each had rooms that were quiet and comfortable and we found being in Fennville very convenient - a small town atmosphere with closeness to Douglas and Saugatuck for dining. We skipped desserts out because we knew Dave would have great coffee and cookies on hand for us. We enjoyed reading out on the large veranda and the gardens. I hope to visit again!
5 on April 30, 2008
My husband and I had a great time at the Kingsley House. The hospitality and attention to detail was amazing. I would recommend this B&B to anyone who just needs a break from life for awhile.
4.4 on April 30, 2008
We enjoyed the Kingsley very much. Hospitality was beyond great. You guys spoiled us and we loved that. The breakfasts were outstanding. Keep up the good job!! Bread pudding was one of my favorites. And the location was great to all local areaa.
4.0 on April 29, 2008
My wife and I enjoyed our visit to Kingsley House. The house was very interesting to stay in, the guests were fun and the rooms and services great. I was a little disappointed in the immediate town (though it looks like it is growing) but it is close to other fun places and the nearby winery and orchards are fun to visit. As far as food goes, the breakfast is excellent but dinner I was a little disappointed with. The pasta was overcooked and the desert was a little strong. That said, the meal was still pretty good (I have high standards).
4.0 on April 29, 2008
Dave is a great cook, the presentation was very lovely and a nice balance to choose from! The Inn is well kept, clean and very nicely decorated. Dave is so organized and there is much attention to detail. Location is great to visit the area. Very lovely weekend.
3.8 on April 28, 2008
Dave anticipated our every need. There was much attention to detail as far as service. The breakfasts were wonderful. Very gourmet. And, the cookies were great!!!
4.8 on April 27, 2008
My wife and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at the Kingsley House. It was perfect! We wanted something a little more private and the Cider Nook room was exactly what we needed. This was only our second B&B and we weren't sure if we were "B&B people". Our first stay at a B&B a few years ago had us in your typical room, with other guests right next door. I guess we thought it would be more 'private'. Well since we knew we wanted more privacy this time I called Dave at the Kingsley and he suggested the Cider Nook room. It was everything he said it was. Very private and secluded. The house itself is beautiful and Dave attends to any need you may have. We had breakfast delivered to our room one morining(an option if staying 2 nights or more)and it was fantastic. The attention to detail is top notch. My wife and I loved the Kingsley House and will definately be back.
4.8 on April 02, 2008
As always, Dave was very hospitable yet unobtrusive. The rooms are always immaculate and the house is well kept. We come from Joliet, IL and find the trip a short jaunt interrupted occasionally by a stop at the IN/MI casinos. When you stay at the Kingsley House, be sure to spend time shopping the local artisans in Saugatuck and spending an evening dining at Everyday People, and award-winning restaurant in Douglas. And of course, sample the local winery offerings and plan to bring back several bottles. Fenville Winery is right down the road. We have been very pleased with our stays at the Kingsley House and will be back. Linda & Jim Joliet, IL
5 on April 01, 2008
the innkeeper was very pleasant and made sure we had everything we would need. his cooking is awesome both breakfast meals we had were excellent and the room we were in was beyond our expectations. the atmosphere was just perfect for our little getaway from the real world. we will be there again.
5 on March 26, 2008
My husband and I came for a weekend get-away, and had a great experience! We are VERY picky and this B and B exceeded expectations! We're planning on returning. Highly recommended!!
5 on March 26, 2008
I just wanted to say this was one of the nicest bed and breakfasts we have stayed at. The house was beautiful. Dave was very kind and gracious. We will be visiting again soon.
5 on March 24, 2008
We fired up the kitchen with laughter and new friends during the tasty and delicious Tapas cooking weekend! Our main chef, Bill, was outstanding in his easy-fixit menu choices and selection of top quality ingredients yielding mouth-watering results. Dave, our house-host, made sure there were plenty of wines from which to choose during our cooking experience, as well as giving us excellent advice about nearby restaurants with outstanding menus and service for the next evening's meal. We are thrilled to be joining Dave again for the Mid-Week Romance package AND the Wine Lover's weekend coming up in April. We know the yummy mid-afternoon snacks and drinks will be awaiting us, along with the oh, so comfy beds and tastefully decorated rooms. Dave is a generous and thoughtful host whose aim is to please his guests with the best. Thank you, and see you soon, Dave! M&M Baker
4.6 on March 24, 2008
Thanks, Dave, so much for your wonderful hospitality. The breakfasts were delicious and it was great to just get away. We will be back!
4.8 on March 24, 2008
Everything was very well kept, clean and very welcoming. The B&B was very cozy and it was a great place to get away. The food and service was great as well! Keep up the good work!
4.8 on February 20, 2008
The Empire room (now redone) was a joy, and we really had a great time at the Kingsley....we look forward to coming back in the Summer.
5 on February 20, 2008
We stayed at in the Dutchess room for Valentines Day weekend. We loved the beautiful room. We felt transported in time! The antiques were gorgeous, the breakfasts were outstanding and the attention to detail was wonderful! We can't say enough good things about this little gem! We are thinking about going back there next year. I have told all my couple friends about it!
5 on February 19, 2008
I planned the entire romantic Valentines Day escape online with some apprehension....I ordered the flowers I wanted, a picnic basket with a specific wine, all in the Jonathon suite (servants quarters) and then I hoped for the best....I was thrilled to see everything I ordered was perfect and Dave was a gracious host!! The home-style touches were superb!! It was our first Valentines Day together and I could not have dreamed it any better!! See you next year Dave!!
4.4 on February 19, 2008
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Kingsley House over the past weekend. It was our first stay at a B&B and we really enjoyed it. The Kingsley House is quite welcoming and the food was amazing. The surrounding areas were nice as well. We definitely plan on going back and would highly recommend it to anyone considering staying there.
5 on February 11, 2008
This was our second stay at the Kingsley House and we were just as pleased as when we stayed there the first time. This time we stayed in the Cider Nook which is located under the inn. Our room was very private, beautiful and warm with a small corner fireplace and an enormous bathroom with a jacuzzi and shower. Innkeeper Dave again outdid himself with his breakfast buffets which included such things as blueberry cobbler with whipped cream, sausage, quiche, pecan french toast, fresh pineapple with coconut and yogurt with granola and fresh peaches. In the evening there were more treats ..... from eclairs, to cookies to smores and lots of beverages too. The Kingsley's location is wonderful. We went cross country skiing in Allegan for a full day and then went antiquing the following day. Many of the other guests visited the nearby wineries. So for a wonderful getaway we would highly recommend the Kingsley House.
4.4 on February 11, 2008
What a great way to spend my birthday. I loved the room, I loved the warmth of the Inn. Dave, the Innkeeper was great when I had car trouble. I would definitely return.
4.2 on February 11, 2008
The inn was very clean and neat. It was cozy and charming. The inn was peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast was incrdible. The hot drinks and snacks are great. Dave is also very prepared with water, pop, games and movies. I think the only thing that was dissapointing was the lack of seeing the inn keeper. He was very private and really did not talk to us. I wish when we had left he would have asked how are weekened was. He just said thanks and hope to see you again. The only thing I could relate that to is it being such a private place thye really don not talk to you. Other than that it was wonderful.
4.0 on February 11, 2008
Kingsley House has a great location that is close to so many things. We did the gourmet food, winery, antique shops, GVSU play, Allegan Forest. Holland, Saugatuck, Allegan, Grand Haven, South Haven are all within a distance to use Kingsley House as a home base. Consequently we stayed three nights and did it all!
4.4 on February 04, 2008
we just needed a night away from home and it was a very nice and quiet place to be and we enjoyed it very much.
4.8 on January 08, 2008
What a wonderful way to enter the new year.. My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment. We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary with many memories to take home. If only Dave would have come home with us to be here every morning to cater the outstanding breakfasts. Hats off to Dave, he was an excellent host. Murder Mystery dinner was a blast. First timers and we loved it. :) Plan on going back when our busy schedule allows. Highly recommend the Northern Spy Room...Secluded and very spacious. :) Thanks for a wonderful getaway.
5 on January 08, 2008
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at the Kingsley House. The room was great! When you stay here, make sure you make it downstairs for breakfast. Dave's cooking is something you don't want to miss. Make sure you grab a few of his cookies on your way to bed too! While I was there, I noticed that the Kingsley House has won several awards. They are all well deserved. Keep up the good work Dave!
5 on January 05, 2008
we had a great time at the Kingsley House. All of the "extras" that Dave included were greatly appreciated.
5 on January 04, 2008
I've stayed at the Kingsley house 2 times now - once in the summer and once in the winter. Both times it was a blast. The Innkeeper has such a great eye for detail and takes great care of his guests. There's also plenty to do in the area and the breakfast is wonderful! I will definitely be back in the future.
5 on January 03, 2008
What a nice place. The decorations, the rooms, the cookies and drinks. This is a very nice place with great service.
3.8 on December 17, 2007
Immaculately maintained with many charming details
4.8 on December 07, 2007
We could not of asked for more in a Bed and Breakfast. The house was Beautifully decorated for Christmas and the North Spy suite was secluded and very peaceful. The breakfast was delicious and our host was very accommodating with endless cookies, hot cocoa and a great selection of movies to relax in your room with. A quick drive to Saugatuck and a stop at the local winery made our day complete. If you are looking for a peaceful weekend get away The Kingsley House is a must stay.
4.8 on November 27, 2007
great place for a get away
5 on November 20, 2007
Each year my husband and I spend our anniversary week-end at a bed and breakfast. This year we chose the Kingsley House and were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and accomodations were perfect. We will be returning.
4.0 on November 16, 2007
Hi Dave, The only concern I had was the mattress. Both me and my friend have terrible back problems and it was difficult sleeping. Maybe next time I'll learn how to use the hot water carafe. Kathy
4.0 on November 16, 2007
My spouse and I came to Michigan for a weekend getaway. The Kingsley House was a warm and cozy place to stay and allow us to relax. You felt right at home, yet without any work to do! I loved our visit!
4.2 on November 16, 2007
Our children got us a gift certificate to stay at Kingsley House for Christmas last year and we couldn't of been happier with their choice. We found it to be very impressive. They attend to the details that make the stay very enjoyable. I told all my friends about the wonderful food at breakfast. I still can taste that wonderful blueberry bread pudding. I will and have recommended Kingsley House to many people already. Thank you for a memorable weekend.
5 on November 06, 2007
I can’t say enough about how you made our stay at our first B&B a memorable one! We definitely picked the best and now Julia is so spoiled, she doesn’t want to go anywhere else (I also feel the same way!). It is a lovely house, with a gracious host, in a charming town, and wonderful, wonderful food. I could go on and on and on. Please don’t change a thing; you are excellent at what you do. We will be back many more times, you can count on it. Julia plans to eventually stay in every room there.
5 on October 26, 2007
I stayed in many motels and hotels, but never a B and B. My husband received a gift certificate to stay at the Kinsley's. I went online to check the Inn out and it was so gorgeous. The hardest part was picking out the room. We finally chose the Granny Smith because it offer an extra large king size bed. The room was decorate nice and the bed was real comfortable. It had beautiful fireplace but bathroom was a little small. The Inn itself was just beautiful. We enjoyed swinging on porch swing and sitting in the parlor area in the evening. The breakfasts were delicious. Our first B and B was wonderful! When we stay there again, we most likely will stay in a suite that has a whirlpool tub!
4.2 on October 16, 2007
My husband and I had stayed at the Kingsley House 8 years ago and we recently celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary there in Sept. 2007. We loved it more the second time. Dave is a wonderful cook and I loved the little extras such as cookies, hot chocolate, etc. Our massage therapist was wonderful as well. Overall our weekend was relaxing and romantic which was just what we needed! Thank you for having us!
4.8 on October 15, 2007
We stayed in the Cider Nook and besides the occasional creak from floor boards above us, we didn't hear anything. It was very quiet and romantic. Dave's breakfasts were outstanding. We loved the afternoon snacks and "midnight snacks" as well. The complementary coffee was great as well, though I was off caffiene at the time (what was I thinking), and drank the decaf. Dave has tons of information on things to do in the area, nearby restaurants and it really is an extensive library. Highly recommended. Make sure you stay here. No other B&B will live up to this level of service.
4.6 on October 04, 2007
There were six of my felmale relatives that stayed at the Kingsly Inn and we had a great time. We felt so at home and welcomed. Much attention was paid to all the details. We appreciated that. Please continue the fabulous job!!
3.8 on September 25, 2007
Great location, room well kept and clean, excellent breakfast.
4.0 on September 25, 2007
We spent two nights at the Kingsley House in to get away for my husband's 50th birthday. It was one of the most relaxing and romantic times we could think of in our marriage. Dave has thought of every possible detail for his guests and caters to each whim. The breaksfasts are to die for and we came home wondering what do do without breakfast! We would definitely recommend the Kingsley House to our friends and want to come back during the holiday season to visit again! Thank you Dave!
5 on September 24, 2007
From the moment you walk into the Kingsley house, and hear the soft music playing, the find a cookie jar filled with fresh cookies, you feel relaxed, and comfortable. The room's are all so unique, and the breakfast..ohh, the breakfast is amazing.
4.6 on September 23, 2007
My husband and I had a very nice stay at the Kingsley House. I especially appreciated the innkeepers willingness, understanding and knowledge toward my gluten-free dietary needs. I would definitely recommend the Kingsley House to friends and would return again in the future. Thanks! The Gurchinoffs
5 on September 11, 2007
Dave has made The Kingsley House an absolutely delightful experience. His attention to every detail is superb and you can see how much he truly wants his guests to have a wonderful stay. Even though we were there for only one night, we felt totally relaxed and 'at home,' and very nicely spoiled! This will be a wonderful memory of our wedding anniversary for us and we hope to be able to come back for another great experience. Dave, you are the best! David and Tina Monroe, Michigan
4.8 on September 11, 2007
The Kingsley House is a beautiful and well managed BnB. My stay there went beyond my expectations and I would love to go back.
5 on September 07, 2007
We had a great stay! The house is very beautiful and unique. Such a relaxing place with the greatest porch to sit out. We enjoyed the room and had a great time. We look forward to getting another break so that we can return for another stay. Dave does a great job. Breakfast was very good!! The room could use a 20" TV. That would be my only suggestion. Thanks Dave!!
4.8 on September 03, 2007
We enjoyed our stay, it was quiet, beautiful grounds and Dave thought of everything his guests would want or need during their stay. The breakfasts were delicious and different then what other B&B's serve that we have stayed at. The decor or the rooms are each different and unique and the "apple" "lighthouse" themes are very fitting for the location. Comfortable atmosphere!
5 on August 29, 2007
I bought a weekend getaway for my boyfriend's birthday, just to hide and relax. We had the Northern Spy suite and it was wonderful! We took full advantage of all the amenities and loved our room so much, he is still smiling! The homemade treats were delicious and what great breakfasts! We would not change one thing except we should have stayed for a four-day-weekend!
4.0 on August 29, 2007
The building itself is unique. We are looking for an excuse to return.
4.6 on August 28, 2007
Wonderful get away for a special occasion with your loved one!
4.0 on August 28, 2007
This romantic bed and breakfast was just what we needed to rekindle our marriage. The romantic package was outstanding. The breakfast and treats throughout the day were delicious.
3.6 on August 28, 2007
Very clean, quiet, comfortable and comfortable.
4.8 on August 28, 2007
Dave was a very gracious host and very helpful. The breakfasts were outstanding. The accomodations were comfortable and very clean. (only complaint:our t.v. was a little too small). we will recommend this B&B and we would definitely come back for a return visit.
4.6 on August 19, 2007
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Kingsley House. Dave and the staff were wonderful, the room was quaint and clean, loved the porch and the gourmet breakfasts were delicious. Would stay here again!
4.8 on August 13, 2007
We had a wonderful time. Anything you could need or want was there, it was decorated beautifully and the best part was the amazing, helpful staff. They made the stay so enjoyable. We will definately be back!!
5 on August 13, 2007
The B&B was just lovely. The service was wonderful, breakfast was yummy and snacks were perfect! We enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back. It's just what we look for in a B&B.
4.4 on August 13, 2007
Dear B&B.com readers: What was anticipated to be an warm sunny summer August long weekend in Southwest Michigan turned out to be overcast and rainy. My partner and I were celebrating out anniversary and had brought road bikes & swimwear in anticipation of a weekend of being outdoors. What a (albeit welcome) surprise when we ended up spending almost all our time in one of two suites at lovely Kingsley House (in Fennville, Michigan) with their own private entrances. Ours was called the "Cider Nook", which had a almost secret Victorian cave-like feel. Aside from the sense of privacy, a feature I enjoyed was the large bathroom. I have often felt like the bathroom should be a place where we linger a little longer and enjoyed rathe than treat as a room of functionality. So, needless to say, at the Cider Nook, we had enough room in the bathroom to store two expensive road bikes, luggage, and still have plenty of space to allow for one of enjoy reading in the small couch while the other went about with personal hygiene rituals and/or or relaxing in the double jacuzzi. Breakfast in bed was a feature that was available to us but I loved getting out and onto the gorgeous wrap-around veranda, with views of the gorgeous plants and flowers that adorned the grounds everywhere one looked. And this is not speaking of the attention to the small touches...an endless cookie jar and coffee/tea machine, a massive DVD and CD library and guest cabinets stocked gratis with cold beverages, toiletries and emergency supplies. Best of all, the Innkeeper was gracious, helpful, friendly and not at all intrusive...a unique blend of qualities that made our stay that much more enjoyable and memorable. A nice no-regrets intimate find to replace what was originally a frenetic weekend in the Big Apple.
3.6 on August 10, 2007
Breakfasts are so good. My favorite was the warm blueberry bread pudding. A quiet, and quaint getaway.
4.4 on August 07, 2007
Our stay was comfortable. B&B is Conveniently located to South Haven and Saugatuck and many orchards. The breakfasts were a gourmet treat. My Wife and I are looking forward to future stays.
5 on August 07, 2007
Relaxing and serene describes our experience at the Kingsley House... Sitting on the front porch, wiewing the the beautiful flowers was magic. My husband and I really unwound. Location was great and so was the food. The Romance Package was a great deal. We'll be back.
5 on August 06, 2007
The Kingsley House is a beautiful B & B. The house is very welcoming. The decor charming and comfortable. The service, food and cleanliness outstanding!
4.6 on August 02, 2007
I went to the Kinglsey House in July 2007 and I would definitely return. All the rooms were very beautifully decorated and immaculate. The whole house was immaculate. Dave had a great breakfast spread every morning and made from scratch. Sweets were out all day to eat and coffee, tea, hot chocolate at your fingertips. Soft music playing on the huge front porch where we ate breakfast. You were so close to Saugatuck (10 minutes)but you came back to a very restful place to sleep. I loved it and highly recommened this B&B. I enjoyed myself so much I stayed another day. Hope to be back next year.
5 on July 31, 2007
What a wonderful experience! The Kingsley Inn is a must-stay. The house itself is clean, quiet, well decorated, secure, and decorated beautifully. The breakfasts were wonderful...and there is a bottomless cookie jar and jelly bellies! Yummie!
5 on July 29, 2007
My husband and I have stayed at many B&B's but the was by far the absolute best ever!! Our room, the Empire, was huge and beautifully decorated. The many little touches like lemonade on the front porch in the afternoon, delicious cookies in the 'bottomless" cookie jar, the fridg stocked with soft drinks, and a closet full of board games just add to the perfection. I spent a few hours swinging on the swing in the backyard, reading, while my husand enjoyed one of the many movies provided. The bed was very very comfortable and the breakfasts were as beautifully presented as they were delicious. Dave has really found his niche in life!
5 on July 28, 2007
We went not ever being to a B&B before and We had the best time. The food was great, the service was awesome, and the rooms were well worth it. We are going back soon.
5 on July 28, 2007
We were very pleased with everything, we will be back
4.6 on July 26, 2007
The grounds of the house are immaculate and inviting. A porch swing, a hammock, and an additonal swing in back of the house provided an opportunity to linger amidst fireflies and soft breezes--the ultimate experience in relaxation! The breakfasts were excellent, and our host was hospitable and helpful.
4.6 on July 25, 2007
Well-maintained property. There were a lot of little extras to make your stay memorable. Only negative was the water pressure in the Dutchess room shower was low. Everything else was outstanding including the breakfast. We look forward to staying again.
5 on July 25, 2007
I spent the first day of my vacation completing projects for work, running errands, packing, and then driving through traffic congestion in and around Chicago. Later that day when we arrived at the Kingsley House there was a crock of homemade lemonade sitting on the porch. From that point on, all of our stresses melted away. Throughout our stay the extra touches such as homemade cookies, fresh cut flowers, and the best breakfasts ever made for a memorable visit.
4.0 on July 24, 2007
If you love great food, enjoy gracious hospitality and romatic rooms, then this is the place
4.4 on July 24, 2007
I highly recommend Kingsley House. Dave has remembered all the little details and is quite attentive to your needs. At the same time, you are given the privacy to enjoy your vacation, something we have found lacking in other B&Bs. The food is great. The porch is a real plus and a great place to simply relax with a lemonade (provided each afternoon). You simply can't go wrong
4.6 on July 23, 2007
I suprised my new wife when she saw how amazing the house is, and the breakfasts even more amazing. The hospitality was great. Eventhough we had never been to the area, Gary was full of great suggestions. All the local hot spots were just minutes away. We look forward to returning, possibly for our aniversary, or even some get aways.
4.6 on July 22, 2007
Our first ever B&B experience! It was outstanding! We'll certainly be back for some of the other activities in the area. There sure are plenty!
4.4 on July 17, 2007
The breakfast was exemplary and the little amenities like free colas in the rooms were really unexpected. Thank you for the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful place.
4.6 on July 17, 2007
We greatly enjoyed our relaxing night, and the late-night cookies and breakfast were just delicious! Dave makes sure that anything you could possibly need is available at all times. This was our first stay at a B & B, and we will most likely do it again sometime based on our pleasant experience!
5 on July 16, 2007
We spent a long weekend at the Kingsley House and enjoyed ourselves tremendously! Our room, along with the rest of the house, was absolutely beautiful, with numerous ameneties. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast on the wraparound porch in the morning and chilled out with wine and cheese in the late afternoon. The careful attention to detail, romantic rooms and good food made this short vacation very memorable for us.
5 on July 15, 2007
The innkeeper, was very sweet, and Kingsley house itself was quite gorgeous. Everything was wonderful, from the charming furniture and decorations, to the bits of biography scattered throughout the bed and breakfast. Breakfast was also quite scrumptious, with vegetarian options even present (important for me!), and with a lot of love and attention to me and my spouse's comfort. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
4.4 on July 15, 2007
My husband and I recently got away from the city for a quiet weekend and what serenity we found. Lovely home, great breakfast, attentive host, delightful conversations. The Cider Nook, the room where we stayed, provided just the right amount of privacy and space. By all means, if you decide to visit, do not miss a chance to dine at The Journeyman right down the street in downtown Fennville. This was TRULY first class dining where you might least expect it. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next night. Reservations on the weekend recommended.
4.6 on July 15, 2007
The Cider Nook Suite was great! Very private and a huge bathroom. We loved the wraparound porch at all times of the day. Afternoon lemonade on the porch while reading a book was wonderful. Both breakfasts we had were delicious. Close to lots of fun things to see.
5 on July 06, 2007
Very clean and comfortable, we stayed in the Cider Nook, it was very private and cozy. The massage, my wife totally loved it. The food was superb. I sent you a little something via reg. mail. I told my niece and nephew about our stay, they were very interested. Ed & Dee Hooks
5 on July 05, 2007
My stay at The Kingsley House was a true delight. Dave is a wonderful innkeeper who has thought of everything from extra corkscrews to beach blankets. My room was furnished with an eye for authenticity, beauty and comfort. A scrumptious breakfast on the wrap around porch was a charming way to begin the day. It was also a wonderful place to end the day with a glasss of wine. Yummy home baked cookies were an added perk. Fennville is a quiet town which added to the serenity of the Kingsley House. Yet, I only had to drive 8 miles to reach Saugatuck. Every word and picture in the brochure and on line is absolutely true. I look forward to returning to this gracious inn in the near future.
4.6 on July 04, 2007
My only complaint would be the softness of our mattress. Everything else was outstanding. the entire staff was very nice and helpful.The B&B was clean as a whistle. A great location. The best for last was the breakfast. The food was outstanding.
5 on July 03, 2007
Are room was amazing(northern spy)! People were very freindly. Breakfast (2) were awesome! Innkeeper (Gary) he treated us like gold.
4.6 on July 03, 2007
We had a wonderful time at the Kingsley House, the food was amazing, the room was beautiful and the staff were very friendly. We hope to return again soon!
5 on July 02, 2007
Our stay was very peaceful and relaxing. The breakfasts were awesome. Gary is a great cook.
5 on July 02, 2007
Second time visiting... we stayed 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Dave does an incredible job taking care of his guests... almost feel like family or friends, not just "business". Dave makes AWESOME food! and treats! And EXTRAS... like cookies, tea, coffee, cocoa available 24/7! Great time. We'll be back. only suggestion: stronger coffee!
4.6 on June 19, 2007
A great inn with a great breakfast. The only isssue we had was that our room had a low ceiling in the bathroom and I must have hit my head 7 or 8 times in the two days we were there. Otherwise it was a great trip and my wife totally loved the place.
3.0 on June 19, 2007
I recommend Kingsley house to everyone. I say "it met my expectations" because my expectations were so high from other reviews! It is a little off the beaten path if you are visiting Saugatuck, but it is an easy drive. And unlike some B&Bs, the owners leave you be - no annoying conversations! Especially appreciated were all the small things - the home made cookies, the complimentary beverages, wide selection of games/dvds.
5 on June 18, 2007
extraordinary hospitality, very comfy room, the BEST breakfasts we've EVER had in a B&B (innkeeper David isn't just a cook - he's an artist!), great movie selection... Wish we could've stayed for days and days and days...
5 on May 14, 2007
We stayed at the top of the turret and the room was gorgeous. The breakfasts were bountiful and delicious but most of all, the staff was friendly, helpful and accomodating. Couldn't ask for more in a B & B!!! We've been coming to the Saugatuck area for almost 20 years now and the Kinsley House has been one of the best! Thanks Dave!!!
5 on April 13, 2007
B&B's sometimes get the rap of not being private enough. This one is an exception. We had a wonderful relaxing anniversary weekend and the "innkeeper" thought of absolutely everything.
4.0 on April 12, 2007
The romantic getaway we hoped for was just that. Quiet, private, attractive, and gracious. It's a great place to relax and enjoy togetherness.
5 on April 11, 2007
We really enjoyed our stay at The Kingsley House. It was our second visit and we are looking forward to returning again. The food was wonderful and Dave was great.
3.6 on April 11, 2007
My husband and I stayed at the Kingsley house over Easter weekend and were very pleased with the spacious Empire suite and with the overall charm of the house. The bottomless cookie jar was definitely a hit with Alex and I as was the always open guest fridge with bottled water and sodas. We highly suggest having dinner at the Blue Moon restaurant over the dated and tired Butler. This place would be enven better in the autumn and summer when the weather is gorgeous but it was still cozy in the winter.
4.8 on April 11, 2007
EXACTLY what we were looking for. We will definitely be back. The breakfast in our room each morning was the extra touch that no other B & B that we have stayed in has ever done for us. Breakfast was delicious! Thank you very much!! Jennifer and Craig
5 on March 28, 2007
We loved it! The room was great, the tub was very relaxing, the food was delicious and the service was prompt.
5 on March 28, 2007
We had the honeymoon/anniversary package and thoroughly enjoyed the massages and jacuzzi in the room. Very relaxing weekend with a movie in the room and fire going. It was easy to unwind and relax. Breakfast was excellent both mornings and everything was very accomodating
4.6 on February 27, 2007
We stayed at the Kingsley for the first time this past summer. Not a bad drive from Chicago and the area is beautiful. The drive isn't bad to Saugatuck either. The house is gorgeous and very accomadating. We plan to visit again this summer. More recently, we stayed a night in February and splurged for the "Empire" room with the private entrance and fireplace. I highly recommend this option if you can swing the extra money. Breakfast is always tasty.
5 on February 24, 2007
We weren't able to stay longer than one night, but it was worth traveling there to stay! An immaculate home with any and every amenity you can think of. Quiet, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. We will DEFINITELY be going back as soon as possible!
5 on February 23, 2007
The Kingsley House was wonderful. The cleanliness, service, hospitality, breakfast was outstanding. I will definitely return to The Kingsley House.
5 on February 13, 2007
My girlfriend and I planned a romantic getaway for th ewest sid eof the state and chose the Kingsley house for its charm and character. We had a wonderful time there. The breakfasts were outstanding as were the fellow guests who congratulated us on our engagement. Saugatuck is beautful in the winter. Dave was great and very accomodating. It was a fantastic weekend.
5 on February 12, 2007
Paul and I were married on Saturday, February 3...during a blizzard. Neither of us had ever stayed at a B & B before and we were pleasantly surprised. Dave greeted us in the parlor (where other guests were making s'mores and reading the newspapers). He showed us where the DVD's, CD's and games were kept, as well as mugs, cocoa, tea, corkscrews, wine and chapagne glasses, games and a mini fridge stocked with water and sodas. He also recommended a few places to eat in the area if we wanted to get back out in the storm later. Paul and I stayed in the Empire Room... with a jacuzzi for two, a fireplace, and sitting area. We had a totally relaxing time, in a very homey atmosphere. The hot cocoa and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in the parlor while we watched the snow blow around outdoors on Sunday afternoon was a nice treat. Would we go back? Definitely! Would we recommend the Kinglsey House to friends and family? We have :-) Great breakfasts, no interruptions, and, because Dave had shown us where everything was right away, the ability to pick our own entertainment without needing to wait for anyone to help...a very nice, romantic, relaxing way to spend a few days.
5 on February 09, 2007
My husband and I stayed at the Kingsley House to celebrate my 30th birthday and we had a wonderful time. We stayed in the Granny Smith room and it was beautiful. The weekend we were there we had a blizzard and we found our room to be the perfect place to sit by the fire, drink cocoa and watch movies. The bathroom in our room was really snug, so if you are a bigger person or require a lot of room to do your business you might want to look at one of the suites. Dave was a gracious host, there was a good variety of choices for breakfast and the cookies were fantastic. We definately plan on going back.
5 on January 30, 2007
Dave has made the Kingsley House a wonderful getaway! We will definitely be back to this beatiful home with all the added special touches! Thanks, Dave, for being a top-notch host! Breakfast was amazing!
5 on January 26, 2007
We enjoyed our weekend getaway at the Kingsley House. The attention to detail was wonderful. Our breakfasts were absolutely delicious. Our room we so comfortable and we felt very pampered during our stay!!
5 on January 26, 2007
Kingsley Inn was the perfect romantic getaway. The food was great and house was beautiful.
5 on January 17, 2007
I have vacationed at The Kingsley House every summer for the past few years. It is an absolutely wonderful place. Dave, the Innkeeper, is a superb cook, has an amazing eye for detail, and is always willing to give a restaurant tip or suggest something interesting to enjoy in the area. The Kingsley House is definitely a treasure and I look forward to my next stay.
5 on January 03, 2007
Excellent in every dimension, the rooms were beautiful, the service fantastic and the breakfast was to die for! I would definetly recommend the Kingsley House.
5 on January 03, 2007
The Kingsley House is a beautiful home and our host, Dave, was great. He thought of everything from night time snacks to the gourmet breakfast. This bed and breakfast is top on our list of places to return to.
5 on January 02, 2007
The Kingsley House is fabulous. The food was outstanding. Our stay was perfect and we look forward to staying there again.