Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast

5000 Scottdale Rd. , St. Joseph, MI 49085 USA (Show map)

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Dove Nest B&B in St.Joseph, MI 269-429-2211) is very well known for its fine accommodation, delightful, hearty breakfasts, friendly and homey atmosphere. Hosting international guests from all over the world, Dove Nest received 2015, 2014, 2013 Certificate of Excellence and Service Excellence 2015 being recognized as the Top-Performing business by Trip Adviser. St. Joseph's Dove Nest B&B is uniquely surrounded by vineyards and apple orchards. Away from the noise of highways and major roads it offers serenity and peacefulness. We are very close to a beautiful Lake Michigan with its sandy beaches and unforgettable sunsets. 15 wineries located just a few miles from our B&B make us a destination for guests who love wine tasting . WHAT MAKES OUR DOVE NEST A DISTINCTIVE B&B EXPERIENCE? Is it an ambiance of burning fireplace in each room? Elegant bedrooms each uniquely designed and fully appointed? Comfy bed or luxury bedding? Our gardens with hundreds of shrubs, trees, plants, pond and dove aviaries? Serenity of surrounding? Or is it ALL THE ABOVE bundled together with excellent breakfasts, wonderful hospitality and friendliness of Dove Nest's innkeepers? That's what Dove Nest B&B in Saint Joseph, MI is.. NOT JUST A PLACE TO STAY....... IT'S AN EXPERIENCE...... YOUR UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!!

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

We're ready to go back!!

4.6 on July 24, 2017

Our experience with Doves Nest was wonderful! Jitka and John were superb hosts and made sure we were as comfortable as we could be. Although there were several other guests occupying their beautiful B&B, we felt...and thought...we were alone. Solitude and peace during our entire two night stay. The bonus was the cookies and pastries left for us each day when we arrived back from our day trips! We will definitely return as our travels take us to Michigan frequently!


A Beautiful Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 07, 2017

I stayed at Dove Nest B&B for one night last week. I stayed in the Garden Victoria Room. It was very comfy and very clean. The property is gorgeous. I planned to spend more time at the beach, but just wanted to sit by the pond, and on the deck overlooking the pond. It was so peaceful and relaxing. John and Jitka are incredibly nice. I really enjoyed talking to both of them. I definitely recommend Dove Nest B&B. I hope to stay there again sometime soon.


Great Escape

4.2 on July 04, 2017

Hospitality was top-notch, the place was warm and welcoming, and the grounds had beautiful landscaping. Very quiet and peaceful, the breakfast food served was fantastic, and especially enjoyed morning breakfast when served outside on the back deck. The hosts were very kind and provided great conversation and advice or recommendations for things to do in the area. It is about 10 minutes from downtown St. Joseph so it's not too far from the beach and shopping but far enough away to provide a peaceful place to retreat to day or night. Great experience and would highly recommend.


Great B&B

4.8 on June 21, 2017

we needed a peaceful place to relax around a very busy schedule...this was perfect....lovely room, beautiful landscaping, close to but away from shops and busy traffic, breakfast was beautifully served and our hostess was kind and friendly....very positive experience......


The Perfect Weekend Getaway!

5 on June 05, 2017

Our hosts, Jitka and John, were everything you could hope for when getting away for a weekend. Friendly, informative, knowledgeable and gracious. We chose the Blue Sky room on the first level and found it to be very clean and cozy, just as we hoped! The grounds are so well kept, filled with impressive flowers, trees, birds and other touches that added to the relaxing atmosphere created by our hosts. My wife and I spent time simply relaxing outside on the porch with a glass of wine and new friends. The beautiful weather was also a plus! We walked the downtown St. Joseph area, which was only minutes away, having dinner and site seeing. The breakfasts at the inn were delicious and served with thoughtfulness. If possible, have John provide you with a tour of the grounds for an understanding of the history and pride reflected in their serene surroundings. We look forward to returning soon and will be highly recommending this B&B to friends and family!


A nice getaway with my husband!

4.6 on May 21, 2017

Very clean room! We liked having the mini fridge (stocked with water and Coke) and the balcony. The landscape and gardens are beautiful and well kept. We enjoyed that it was located close to town and wineries, yet in the country and more quiet. The breakfast was delicious and we enjoyed the stories shared by the owners. We prefer eating alone to avoid the awkward small talk among other guests, but there was a separate small table that we should have taken advantage of. Overall a great stay and we would definitely return but next time for a longer stay!


A peaceful place to stay!

4.8 on August 14, 2016

The owners, John & Jitka go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable and their morning breakfast is outstanding!! It's only 6 miles into ST JOSESPH'S and so much to do! WELL WORTH THE STAY!!


pleasantly surprised

4.4 on July 19, 2016

Had never stayed at a b and b before. The entire grounds were beautifully kept. I felt welcomed upon arrival as if it was my own home. The room were cozy and very clean with much attention to detail. The other guests were pleasant and we enjoyed their company. The hosts, John and Jitka were lovely.


Wonderful Retreat

5 on July 03, 2016

Very hospitable hosts, clean,well furnished rooms and a wonderful gourmet breakfast all while surrounded by beautiful landscaping. We had a great time and would definitely return! Thanks Jitka and John!


Great Getaway!

4.8 on June 13, 2016

The Nelson's are great hosts! The atmosphere was relaxing and we especially enjoyed the 3 course breakfasts! Beautifully landscaped grounds. Very comfortable beds. We would love to stay here again!


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Rooms & Rates

Royal Oak Room

The Royal Oak Room is our most popular room for anniversaries, honeymoons, Valentine Day or any other special occasion. High ceilings, private balcony, walk-in closet, an oversized whirlpool tub and private refrigerator are few amenities to make your stay supremely comfortable. The setting is royal, bright and spacious. One window overlooks the evergreen filled backyard adorned with Spruces, Firs and a majestic Pin Oak. From the other window you peek at our beautiful pond laced with bamboo grove. Private balcony invites you to enjoy coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $260

Pond or Garden Room ( based on availability)

Spacious room with fireplace, HD TV, private bathroom, comfortable beds with luxurious linens. Queen bedroom also available. Inquire or more info : 269 429 2211. 3 course hot breakfast is included in the room rate. Enjoy our beautiful gardens. Close to Michigan Lake Beaches, County Parks, Wineries. We offer Private Wine Tours in our area. Inquire @ 269 429 2211 or 269 208 1493. Visit our web: www.dovenestbedandbreakfast for more info.

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

Nightly Rate: $190 - $210

Pond View Room

With light maple floor, earthy tones of décor and greenery behind the windows, this room evokes feelings of comfort, nature and casual elegance. With a great view of the pond you may spot a muskrat taking a swim in search of food or building materials and, if you look closely, you may see one of our Japanese Koi coming to the surface to enjoy the sunshine. Even in the evening you will be surrounded with nature as you listen to hear a frog's serenade. Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate. We reserve the right to change the price without prior notice.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

Garden Victoria Room

French elegance of this beautiful bedroom attracts guest with romance in mind. The room offers comfortable King bed and a cozy fireplace to warm your heart. The warmth is reflected in the beautiful walnut hardwood floors and the richly toned, soft area rug. Surround yourself with comfort as you sink into the oversized leather chair and turn on the ceiling fan to create a light breeze. Enjoy view of the front garden with trees and flowers. Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate. Discounts on stays for more than 2 days.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $210

Blue Sky Room

Find a cozy retreat as you snuggle down in a queen-sized bed, enjoy the softness of the high thread count sheets and the flicker of the electric fireplace. You will awake refreshed and eager to start a new day with a quality night's sleep that the Blue Sky Room offers. It has the convenience of the main floor but still the privacy that you desire. Tucked on the side of the B and B, you can enjoy a beautiful pond view and have the option to extend your space to include a side room creating a private suite. (see Blue Sky Room Suite). Full hot breakfast is included in the room rate.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $170

Pond Walk Out Suite

Queen size bed bedroom with luxurious sheets, fireplace, kitchenette, large bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, living room area with HD TV. Lots of seating space. Walk out to the pond, enjoy watching wild ducks or fish. Enjoy your drink in one of our resting areas: front porch, back deck, pond deck. This suite can accommodate up to 4 people (pull out sofa with soft memory foam mattress). Price based on double occupancy. Extra person charges apply. 3 course hot breakfast is included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $260 - $290

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sport Fishing, Hunting, Biking, Golfing, Salmon, Perch, Trout & Steelhead Fishing, Local Farms, Orchards, Beautiful Sunsets, Sandy Beaches, Sunset Cruises, Art Festival, Venetian Festival, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Homestay, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Gardens, Pond, Fire Pit, Patio, Front and Side Porch, Deck, Natural Fireplace in Common Area, Ample of Parking, Movie, Music and Book Library, Complimentary Parking Pass for Silver Beach

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Computer, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Wine Tasting, Recreation Trails, Art Festival, Venetian Festival, Peach Festival, County Fairs, Antiques Shopping, Dancing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Video Arcade, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4.00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11.00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only we have designetad area for smokers by the fire pit
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes we do not have nursery facility, Blue Room Suite only
  • Childcare Provided: No qualified child care is not available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No no pets allowed to avoid allergy reaction
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights stay on weekends during high season
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit is charged at the time of booking
  • Cancellations: The Dove Nest Bed and Breakfast is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 2 (two) weeks prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than two (2) weeks* notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can re-book your room(s), a full or partial refund may be made. There will be $35.00 admin.fee charged for any changes in reservation. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests. Check-in: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. If arriving outside of check-in times, please call to make arrangements. Check-out: 11:00 AM. Absolutely No Smoking inside; however designated outdoor smoking area is available (by the firepit). Guests who smoke in their rooms will be asked to check out immediately and a $250.00 charge will be assessed to the credit card on file. This amount is to cover the cleaning charges incurred in rendering the room smoke free for subsequent guests. No Pets. Please call for help in making arrangements to board your pet locally. Special situations allow for children, please call to make arrangements. Candles Due to the insurance company policies we allow votive candles only Incense: incense burning is not permitted. $50.00 charge for cleaning, deodorizing;
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jitka and John Nelson

Languages spoken

Czech, Polish, English, German

Resident Pets

none

About the innkeepers

raising doves, pigeons, racing homing pigeons, gardening, tree planting, reading, traveling,

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Meals

Breakfast

3-course full breakfast

  • Time Served: 9.00 am
  • Serving Location: patio, deck, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, vegetarian


Recipes

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