Cottonwood Inn

4690 Cottonwood Dr. , Holland, MI 49423 USA (Show map)


Cottonwood Inn is a Christian Bed and Breakfast in a rustic setting near Lake Michigan, trails, sand dunes, marinas, and many restaurants. Come and see the unique architecture, and the many areas to relax at the Inn.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful B&B

5 on April 12, 2016

It was so relaxing staying at the Cottonwood Inn - Liz and Don are wonderful hosts and were very helpful and informative. Every morning we were treated to delicious breakfast made from scratch by Liz! For example, fluffy waffles with strawberries and cream, or cheesy omelette with baked donuts topped with a tasty glaze, with fresh coffee brewed each morning made for a good start to each day. As an avid birder, I was very pleased with the variety of birds that visit the feeders and they can be heard in the woods behind the Inn. The building is beautiful with a rustic warmth and together with the lovely decor Liz has created a very inviting and relaxing ambiance. There are thousands of books that one can read in several cozy spots. The Cottonwood Inn is conveniently located to everything. There is so much to see around Holland, I would love to visit again. Highly recommend the Cottonwood Inn.

Our First B&B Experience was Amazing!!!

5 on June 07, 2015

My mother and I came to Holland for a biking weekend and decided to give the B&B experience a try. We had no idea what to expect and we are definitely hooked! We stayed in the John Calvin Room and there wasn't a dust bunny to be found. We did alot of biking during our stay and coming home to a bubble bath in the claw tub was heaven! Liz is like a calming butterfly. She's there when you need her and then when you turn around she's gone leaving you to enjoy your privacy. We loved waking up to Liz's smile and really enjoyed the conversations we had with her about the history of her home and how she came to be a B&B owner. We found we had alot in common with Liz but the BEST part besides her were the AMAZING breakfast(s) that she made for us! Our favorite meals that weekend were right there at the B&B. The food was phenomenal and the table was decorated so beautiful complete with candles. We really enjoyed the old fashioned way of sitting around the table all together with the other guests and having great conversation. That doesn't happen very often in today's world. It was a FANTASTIC way to start the day. I would describe the Cottonwood B&B and Liz as very welcoming, peaceful, calm relaxing and zen!!! Liz cuts no corners. She only has the best for her guests from the spa like sheets down to the organic ingredients she uses in her homemade breakfasts. We will be raving about this experience for weeks! Liz has set the bar high for our next B&B experience. It's going to be pretty hard to top her!

Great Stay!

5 on December 12, 2014

We had a great weekend here and Liz is a fantastic cook! The house has plenty of space is is about 2 miles away from the lighthouse. We ran up to it (all on trails) and did a 6 mile loop. Highly recommended.

Special early breakfast

4.4 on November 23, 2014

Our granddaughter, a nursing student at Hope College in Holland, was being inducted into a National Nursing Honor Society in Grand Rapids and we needed to leave very early in the morning to get there on time. Proprietor Liz made us a special early morning breakfast so that we could be on our way in a timely manner. This was way earlier than her regular scheduled breakfast, but she went out of her way to accommodate us. Thanks Liz. Al & Virginia Trudeau, Oakland Township, Michigan

Wonderful stay!

5 on November 10, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we only hoped it was longer. I was so impressed with how immaculately clean our room, bathroom, and living space was. The home was a very cozy and relaxing place to be. I have a gluten-allergy and Liz was very accomodating, the breakfast and coffee were delicious. We definitely plan on returning.

Beautiful home and lovely hostess

5 on June 26, 2014

The Cottonwood Inn is a wonderful place to stay. Liz was very welcoming, and offered great advice of places to visit in the area. About 15 minute drive to downtown Holland and Saugatuck, this bed and breakfast is ideally located. Bikes and kayaks are available and free to use. The breakfast was delicious, and Liz made us feel at home during our stay. We highly recommend The Cottonwood Inn. Jesse and Darcy

Great Weekend Getaway

5 on June 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Cottonwood for two nights for a short getaway. The B&B was conveniently located close to Holland State Park, Saugatuck State Park, and downtown Holland. Liz was very helpful in recommending things to do and places to eat. She also let us borrow her kayaks for a fun excursion at Lake Macatawa. The breakfast was delicious and the rooms were very nice! If we are ever in Holland again, we would stay at Cottonwood again.

A calm escape

4.8 on February 17, 2014

My wife and I loved our stay at Cottonwood Inn. The house has a cozy, rustic feel. There is plenty of space to relax, read (in a reading nook), or play board games. The room we stayed in (John Calvin) was the biggest with a fireplace, walk in closet, sitting outcove, and its own bathroom complete with a 1911 tub! The other rooms were a bit on the smaller side but there are three communal living spaces to offer space and privacy. What made the stay for us was Liz's wonderful hospitality. She is very personable, and made us feel very welcome in a new environment. She recommended us the good local restaurants and even offered us coupons for a free dessert. She cooks an an incredible breakfast, and she is immensely kind. It snowed 5" during our stay, so she woke up early and shoveled a path to our car and even cleaned the snow off of our vehicle! I have never been treated so well by a BnB host. I don't think you could go wrong staying here!

Cottonwood Inn- charming, clean, comfortable

5 on February 15, 2014

Cottonwood Inn was truly an awesome retreat. Very charming and impeccably clean. Liz, the innkeeper, was so gracious and welcoming. We stayed in the Jonathan Edwards room, it was clean and very comfortable. We had Belgian waffles loaded with fresh strawberries and sausage on the side. The second morning we had blueberry baked French toast with bacon on the side. Both breakfasts were homemade, delicious, and filling! Snacks, coffee, tea and water were always available. Cottonwood Inn is ideally located in the town of Holland, MI. Even in the middle of winter we didn't have enough hours in the day to do all that Holland had to offer. We enjoyed the bustling downtown, full of boutiques, shops, and eateries, we also went resale shopping and didn't make it to all of the stores or any of the antiques shops! We will definitely visit again!

Perfect stay in an ideal location

4.8 on January 20, 2014

What a wonderful experience staying at the Cottonwood Inn. Liz, the owner was so accommodating. She shared key points of interests in the area and identified them on a map. Breakfast was filling and delicious. The house is spacious but quaint. The large sitting area w/fireplace in the John Calvin room offered privacy and the gathering room w/fireplace offered a warm social environment. It's located 1/2 mile from the lake and the lighthouse is a short walk from the parking lot. Great location, great experience.

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Rooms & Rates

John Calvin Room

Queen size poster bed with high-quality mattress and linens. Claw foot tub with shower. Beautiful cherry finish electric fireplace and sitting area with view. Wi-Fi.$145/ night

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Jonathan Edwards Room

Queen size bed with premium mattress, beautiful linens, private bathroom, Wi-Fi, table with linen chairs.$125/night

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Charles H. Spurgeon Room

Queen bed with premium mattress, excellent linens, WIFI, wicker chairs, private bathroom down hall.$115/night

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $115

Samuel Rutherford

This room is a bonus room for when family travels together. The antique double bed has cozy linens. There is a sunny window seat, wicker chair, dresser, and closet. Bathroom right across the hall. $99/night

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

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Location Type



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

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Tulip Time Festival, Dutch Village, Windmill Island, Dune Rides, Ferry Boat Rides, Charter Fishing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Wheelchair access, Wi-Fi , New & Used Christian Books for Sale

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in the Inn. Ok to smoke 20 feet from the Inn.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: $40 per night cancelled if less than 14 days, full amount if less than 48 hours.
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Liz and Don Deater

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00 A.M.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free, Diabetic

Signature Dish

Strawberry cream cheese stuffed French Toast

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