Black River Inn Bed & Breakfast

704 70th Street , South Haven, MI 49090 USA (Show map)


Located in a beautiful country setting along the Black River, our three delightfully charming rooms offer a truly relaxing experience in one of Southwest Michigan's great vacation areas. Our small size makes for a wonderfully intimate getaway or the starting point for a memorable adventure. We are the closest inn to the scenic Kal-Haven Trail, only a two minute walk from our front porch.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Could not have asked for a more wonderful experience

5 on August 07, 2017

There are not enough words to express the amazing experience my wife and I had for our stay. Upon arriving to the B&B we found ourselves immersed in the gorgeous residence. Judine met us in the kitchen upon entering and greeted us with a smile. She took us on a tour of the home and our room before informing us of the bonfire they would be having that night in the yard which was a blast and so relaxing. The beds and our room were amazing and so comfortable, we felt so at home. The little treats left out on the counter and the breakfast food went beyond our expectations and was all delicious. We spent our day out on the town and returned to finishing our anniversary celebration with eating our cake and our champagne. We came home to two wine glasses left for us and a cake cutter. The sweetest touches to help us celebrate! Bob and Judine are so welcoming into their home and are perhaps the best couple to own a B&B. Our experience was phenomenal and we would recommend this B&B to anyone and will definitely return!


5 on June 12, 2016

Wonderful host. Beautiful place. Nice area just out of town. Wonderful food. Could not be more relaxing and comfortable.


5 on July 30, 2014

We had a wonderful getaway for our 5th Anniversary. We loved Judine and Bob and had a great time! Very clean, food was wonderful, and she was so sweet to talk to every day. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Definitely a place we will return to!

2013 awesome weekend getaway

5 on April 29, 2013

We enjoyed an awesome B & B experience at Black River Inn!! We wanted to get away for my husband's birthday, and enjoyed our first visit in 2013 to the west side of this beautiful state. Black River was the perfect choice! The room was beautiful, the food beyond delicious!! Bob and Judy have excellent attention to detail in everything they do. We like the trail nearby and want to stay again at this gorgeous and tranquil, country setting that's conveniently close to town.

A cold weekend made warm

5 on April 29, 2012

My wife and I visited the Black River Inn on a cold windy weekend in April. Despite the cold temperatures outside the hospitality and comfy accomodations more than made up for it. We were greated warmly by Bob and Judine who made us feel right at home. We share a bottle of wine and lots of great conversation. Breakfasts were fabulous. We were even greeted by a hen turkey outside the breakfast nook. It was wonderful watching Bob and Judine working together on breakfast and making their guests feel welcome and comfortable. This was our first anniversary and first time at a B&B. Doubt we will stay any other place in the South Haven area. We stayed in the Lake Placid room and found it very comfortable. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud. We hope to try another of their wonderful themed rooms. Thank you Bob and Judine for such a memorable weekend. We came in as guests and left as friends.

Quaint and Cozy

5 on November 06, 2011

My Fiance and I decided to stay here for a romantic weekend getaway in early November. The inn is a less than a two minute walk from the Kal-Haven trail. This trail is so surreal and peaceful. The fall leaves, the covered bridge, the black river, the hidden gazebos along a backdrop of blueberry fields and corn fields. Upon our return from our hike - Judine had yet again warm chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, and pink lemonade waiting for us. When we were ready to leave for our dinner, Bob had directions already written out for us to take. The service and hospitality these two give is impeccable. Aside from the wonderful breakfasts, scenery, and friendly atmosphere, the accommodations were top notch. Newly renovated rooms, very spacious, and clean. We stayed in the St. Moritz suite, which included an extra large Jacuzzi tub and electric fireplace. The room was extremely nice and cozy to the point we did not want to leave. The bed was the MOST comfortable bed I've slept in (definitely beats the Hilton) king size and extra soft sheets. We also watched a movie in our room which we selected from their DVD collection. Robes and slippers were available and very useful - as the floor in the bathroom tended to get chilly. The house is set on a hilltop with a gazebo in the backyard. The grounds are very nicely kept and decorated for the season. The breakfast nook is very inviting and they also have a reading room upstairs and downstairs. The experience here was one that my fiance and I will never forget. A definite must for South Haven and a place we will return to in the future.

Absolutely Wonderful!

5 on September 27, 2011

The Black River Inn Bed & Breakfast exceeded all of our expectations for a wonderful 2 night getaway to celebrate our anniversary. The home was very clean, the breakfasts outstanding. We stayed up late Saturday night enjoying the company of Bob & Judine. They are great inn keepers who obviously pay attention to every detail from the local, fresh produce used in the breakfasts to the aromatherapy oils for the therapy spa tub. The suggestions they gave for places to eat & things to do were excellent. We stayed in the St. Moritz suite & the bed was so comfortable. It felt like we were sleeping on a cloud! We have stayed at several b&bs & this is our new favorite!

Our Stay at the Black River INN

5 on June 16, 2011

We stayed at the Black River Inn for 2 nights. We stayed in the St Moritz Suite. It was so beautiful and peaceful. The breakfast was very good. The innkeepers were friendly. The hiking trail behind the inn was fantastic. It was such a beautiful morning walk for my husband and I. What we liked about it was that it was away from town which made it so peaceful and relaxing. It also had a huge therapeutic tub in the room. Loved it! The decor was beautiful and it was very clean. We would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a quite getaway. You'll love it!

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Rooms & Rates

St. Moritz Suite

Named for the site of the 1924 and 1948 Winter Olympics, this well-appointed, spacious room emanates an old world charm yet features great amenities. The amenities include: •Luxurious deluxe king size bed •Oversized Maxx therapeutic spa tub •Plush robes, slippers, bath sheets and hair dryer •Private bath with shower •Stone fireplace and wood beamed ceiling •Pleasant, roomy sitting area •Flat screen TV, DVD player and radio alarm clock •Internet access •Central Air

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $190

Lake Placid Room

The spirit of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and the “Miracle on Ice” is called to mind in this rustic Adirondack themed room The amenities include: •Relaxing Queen size log bed •Two person Maxx therapeutic spa tub •Plush robes, slippers, bath sheets and hair dryer •Log framed private bath with shower •Comfortable rocking chair •Flat screen TV, DVD player and radio alarm clock •Internet access •Central Air

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $150 - $170

Chamonix Room

Step back in time to the site of the first Winter Olympics in this cozy, intimate French themed room The amenities include: •Relaxing Queen size wrought iron post bed •Fireplace •Private bath with large two person jetted shower •Plush robes, slippers, bath sheets and hair dryer •Flat screen TV, DVD player and radio alarm clock •Internet access •Central Air

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

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Location Type

Riverside, Hiking/biking trail, Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From the west - take I94 east to exit 34, I196. Take I196 north to exit 20, Phoenix Road. Take Phoenix Road east about one mile to 70th Street. Turn left on 70th Street and go about one mile. Our inn is the first house on the left past the bridge. From the east - take I94 west to exit 34, I196. Then follow the same directions as above. From the north - take I196 south to exit 22, Northshore Drive. Take Northshore Drive east and turn right on 72nd Street. At the T intersection, Baseline Road, turn left. Follow Baseline Road for about 2 miles to 70th Street. Turn right on 70th Street and go about 250 yards. Our inn is on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Horseback riding, Gingerman Motor Speedway, Summer Festivals, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Videos , Afternoon snacks, Bicycles available on site, picnic lunches available upon request at time of booking for a fee, body massages available upon request at time of booking for a fee

Room amenities

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

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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  • Check In:: 3pm-7pm EST
  • Check Out:: 11am EST
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on most weekends, 3 nights on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required when making reservation. Balance due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: If you cancel up to 14 or more days prior to your arrival date there is no penalty. Cancellations less than 14 days are responsible for the entire reservation plus a $20 cancellation fee unless we can re-book the room for all nights. Early departues or no-shows will be responsible for the full amount of the stay unless, of course, we can re-book all nights.
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Bob and Judine Kisielewicz

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

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Hearty and delicious home cooked breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Special meal options

Gluten Free or Vegetarian upon request

Signature Dish

Country Style Cinnamon French Toast
Served on Sundays

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