4.8 on July 08, 2013
We have stayed a many of Michigan's B&B's and the White Swan is a nice find. In the city residential area close to shops and the harbor, you will enjoy your stay and if you forget something in your room Cathy will ship it to you. The price is right for the value.
4.4 on June 21, 2013
We typically stay at hotels and are somewhat picky about quality and comfort choosing to spend the extra money that we might suffer disappointment. Finding nothing of interest in Muskegon proper we began looking in the general vicinity and stumbled upon The White Swan! We loved the look of it and it's location, and the price was right so...we booked a room! Prior to our arrival we learned that due to an extended stay by another guest in our room of choice, we were being upgraded! It was wonderful! A very large room with a sumptious bath! Very comfortable! And nicely decorated! Our hosts were charming, friendly and very helpful with resteraunt reccomendations, etc! We wiould love to return again one day when exploring Michigan's west coast! Bob and Donell
4.6 on December 23, 2012
It was a lovely room, private, quiet. The Christmas decorations in the house were beautiful. We took this time of year to finish Christmas shopping in a small town. The food was excellent, coffee any time etc.
5 on September 18, 2012
What a wonderful B&B! It's like stepping back in time. All of the original woodwork in the house which was built in 1889! The owner of the White Swan Inn pays close attention to detail. The rooms are large and very comfortable. Our breakfast was wonderful!! I would go back there in a minute! Cathy and Ron are the perfect host. Very knowledgable about the area and very accommodating! You won't be disappointed!
5 on August 09, 2012
Our stay at the White Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast was just such a wonderful experience. Cathy and Ron were so nice and hospitable and the food was so tasty and unique. Cathy is really a great cook!! We also appreciated the modern accommodations for such an old beautiful vintage home; Flat Screen TV, Pillow Top Bed, etc. We really appreciated the stocked refrigerator and coffee maker right outside our room. And thanks for the snacks that were left for us when we checked in late; it was a tasty treat after traveling all day. Thanks for such a wonderful and relaxing stay!!
We appreciate the compliments regarding your recent visit. We make every effort to anticipate and exceed our guest's expectations. Thank you!
- Cathy (innkeeper)
4.6 on May 30, 2012
Cathy & Ron were such gracious host. The Inn was very comfy. It felt like home and the breakfasts were delicious. It was our first experience at a B&B and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Steve & Linda Williams, Andrews, IN.
5 on March 25, 2012
It was the best we stayed at. Wonderful food! We would stay again.
4.8 on March 01, 2012
This was our 4th stay at the White Swan. Cathy makes it very easy to want to come back. She is so lovely and accommodating, surprising us with an upgrade to a larger room if we wanted. We had hoped to do lots of cross country skiing during our stay, but due to the weather found ourselves instead cozying up in our room for a lot of the day just relaxing. It was great. Thanks, Cathy, for another wonderful time!
4.4 on October 23, 2011
We had a wonderful stay at White Swan Inn, even during 2 hours of thunderstorms and power going out, comfortable room and great breakfast.
4.6 on July 10, 2011
The kind host placed us in the second floor front room with a view that you see in the picture because my husband is tall. All amenities were available to us: a shower, sink, comfortable bed, t.v., desk for writing. Down the hall were beverages and cookies, 24/7. For us, an added attraction were the two sweet house cats available for petting, a nice touch since we were missing our own cat at home. Breakfast was a nice strata, along with juice, coffee, and fresh fruit. We very much enjoyed our stay and will stay again at a future visit in beautiful Whitehall.
5 on April 26, 2011
Really enjoyed my stay at White Swan. Food was delicious; room was well-appointed and super clean; very hospitable innkeeper. All in all, a great value!
5 on October 18, 2010
Cathy & Ron; My husband Mike wanted to surprise me for my 50th Birthday.And boy did he ever-I've never been to a Bed & Breakfast Inn and let me tell you White Swan Inn was absolutely spectacular. The gorgeous sunset and the walk on the beach. Then the rooms in this fabulous house was absolutely breathe taking. The breakfast was delicious even for a diabetic. The herbal Raspberry tea upstairs for the guests - W O W! My husband did top the surprise 50th birthday party I took him to several years ago. Well, Mike you won - this was fabulous,breathe taking,nothing like I ever experienced before. Thank you - Teresa Mallek
5 on September 25, 2010
My husband and I enjoy celebrating our anniversary by spending the weekend at a Bed and Breakfast near Lake Michigan. We enjoyed our stay at the White Swan Inn so much last year, that we were eager to return there this year! The location is great. Walking distance to quaint shops, and access to a wonderful Hart-Montague bike trail (which we did bring our bikes both trips). The rooms are nicely decorated, clean, and comfortable. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts (blue berries - yum!)! Ron and Cathy make you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. We enjoyed time on their screened in porch either sipping coffee in the morning, or sipping wine in the evening. A big treat for us this year is that they offer a charter cruise out on their boat! The scenery on White Lake was lovely and it was a relaxing way to spend a romantic evening.
4.8 on September 14, 2010
This is a lovely B&B in an 1884 Victorian home. The home is beautiful, the innkeepers are friendly and hospitable. We had reserved the smallest room, but we were the only guests and Cathy upgraded us to the larger front bedroom. We were given a tour of the other rooms and they are all outstanding. Snacks and coffee always available, very comfortable, every amenity we could have wanted.
4.8 on August 23, 2010
This was our first experience with a B & B. I wasn't sure how it would be because I went with my family and was worried it was a thing just for couples. However, once we got there, we never once felt out of place. Cathy and Ron right away were eager to learn our names and gave us a quick tour of the house. The home was in wonderful condition and a great place to stay for anybody who has an appreciation for older homes. Once you get there you are in walking distance to restaurants and even a playhouse right across the street. It was wonderful being able to wake up to the great smell of breakfast being prepared and having a coffee maker to make our own coffee, and grab a pop if desired. There was always brownies placed in the hall for snacking. If you had to leave your pets back at home, you'll be able to find comfort in the two sweet house cats. I would hate to ever have to stay in a hotel again. Thank you Cathy and Ron.
5 on August 13, 2010
We've been to the inn every year for almost 10 years. That should say it all. The rooms, the meals, area and our hosts, Ron and Cathy, are great every time.
5 on July 31, 2010
Our first Bed and Breakfast experience and we were so pleased at what we found at the White Swan Inn in Whitehall, MI. A beautiful, peaceful place with hospitality well beyond our expectations!
5 on July 23, 2010
We rode the bikes from Toledo to Whitehall. The Inn is beautiful and decorated just so perfectly. We got a ride on the new boat, with Captain Ron and Kathy and the other inn guest. It was the best place we stayed the rest of our 10 day trip!
5 on July 22, 2010
We just completed our 5th stay at Cathy and Ron's White Swan Inn. This inn is a perfect location to enjoy the Montague to Hart (bicycle/foot/roller blade) Trail; Michigan's first linear state park. The inn is a very clean and comfortable historic style building. And you cannot top Cathy's excellent breakfasts especially if served on the screened porch. Be sure to check out Captain Ron's power boat charter options for White Lake (which is viewed fron the inn) and/or Lake Michigan aboard the 40 foot Swan Three. On summer weekends, enjoy the Howmet Summer Theater directly across the street from the inn. AND there is an excellent ice cream parlor one block from the Inn. Perfect for any summer evening. We are looking forward to our 6th stay at the White Swan Inn.
4.4 on April 25, 2010
Our visit at the inn was very nice. The hosts were very helpful and accomodating. The inn is a short walk to town and a park. The host even mailed a item we left behind. We would return for a visit.
5 on April 20, 2010
White Swan hostess is so personable and welcoming. She and her husband made our stay memorable. Breakfasts were delicious!
4.6 on April 02, 2010
A clean, comfortable, charming B&B with very warm and welcoming hosts. We loved the boat models and pictures.
5 on December 17, 2009
My partner and I spent a wonderful afternoon, evening and morning at this gorgeous B&B. It was peaceful, warm, welcoming and, spacious with beautiful old wood furnishings. The hosts went out of their way to make us feel at home and anticipate all our needs and wants. I recommend the White Swan to you with great enthusiasm.
5 on December 09, 2009
Very nice, would not hesitate to stay here again. Cathy was wonderful. Very enjoyable stay.
4.4 on October 05, 2009
Exquisite gem of a B&B in a picturesque town hosted by a gracious couple. From the fabric-wrapped soap to the brownies under glass, every detail was thought out to make for a memorable stay.
5 on October 01, 2009
Great base for biking and relaxing. Delicious breakfast, comfotable accommodations, knowledgable and down to Earth innkeepers. Highly recommend to others and likely to return ourselves.
4.2 on September 23, 2009
Excellent getaway--excellent hostess, accomodations and breakfast. We hope to return soon.
4.8 on September 09, 2009
Friends recommended WHite Swan. We were not disappointed -- had a wonderful 2 night stay. Snacks, coffee, soda, cookies, reading material, videos, fireplace, tv, jacuzzi tub, and on and on. Great hostess was the top of all goodness, wealth of info for surrounding sites.
4.4 on September 07, 2009
We enjoyed a 2 night stay at this beautiful and cozy B'n'B. Breakfast was delicious, the room was clean and the extra touches were perfect - tasty baked treats, bath robes, home made soap, to name a few! Cathy and Ron were so hospitable. They provided great recommendations for dinner and even gave us the exact time to catch the sunset on Lake Michigan one night! Their screened-in porch was a nice place to relax with a bottle of wine one evening and we thoroughly enjoyed the jacuzzi tub after a lengthy bike ride! The location of this B'n'B is just perfect. It is close to a variety of things to see and do from shops, to the beaches and parks, and even a local theater is right across the street. They made our 3rd anniversary celebration memorable and we can't wait to spend our 4th there next year!
4.2 on September 03, 2009
The White Swan is a labor of love for Cathy and Ron. They go a step beyond to ensure their guests have the best possible experience. Cathy tells about all the breakfast offerings before they are served-fresh, hot, and delicious. Air conditioning is available if you need it in the warmest temperatures. I adore the "oasis" in the upstairs hall that has fresh baked goodies, a water cooler, and a single serve coffee/tea contraption with dozens of flavor options including decaf. There's a small fridge that has room to keep your can of Coke cold until you want it. The screened porch is lovely in the evening, and the kitties Cricket and Max keep me from missing my cats too much while I'm on vacation. Vastly superior to a hotel stay!
5 on August 25, 2009
Wonderful cozy room with everything we needed for a comfortable two night stay. Delicious and healthy breakfasts and fabulous cookies to top it off! Loved it!
5 on August 24, 2009
What a wonderful getaway! The White Swan Inn was a warm and inviting home on White Lake, MI. Our host & hostess made us feel like we were visiting friends and the breakfasts were delicious. The perfect place!
3.6 on August 18, 2009
I enjoyed the inn immensely. Cathy & Ron were gracious hosts and I would recommend a stay there to anyone.
5 on August 13, 2009
A perfect getaway staying at a beautiful B&B and also an opportunity to appreciate taking a step back in history and seeing this 125 year old house in all it's glory! The comfort and food was all 1st class. Just loved it!
5 on August 07, 2009
White Swan is a wonderful B&B. Cathy and Ron are great hosts. Cathy's apricot scones are the best. looking forward to a return visit.
4.4 on August 06, 2009
the meals were wonderful. The side porch to sit on was fabulous!
4.6 on August 03, 2009
We love this B&B! Cathy is a wonderful hostess, the rooms are amazing, her breakfasts are always good, coffee & treats available 24/7. It's just great.
5 on July 29, 2009
We have stayed at the WHite Swan 3 years in a row and love the ambiance and wonderful jacuzzi in the Cygnet Suite. Cathy prepares delicious from-scratch breakfast treats and always has homemade cookies by the coffee-maker for her guests.
5 on July 01, 2009
We were on our honeymoon and the owner was very accommodating. We were only able to stay a couple of days, and the owners allowed us to rent the cottage for only the days we were there, not for the week. Everything was very clean, and we will definitely come again!!
5 on June 30, 2009
Always enjoy my stay at the White Swan. Homey and friendly atmosphere in lovely setting.
5 on June 16, 2009
Our visits to the White Swan Inn are always a relaxing a renewing experience. Cathy and Ron are the perfect hosts, they are always willing to attend to our needs and make us feel special. Food and accommodations are wonderful and we love the nearby access to bicycle trails. We look forward to our next visit.
4.2 on May 28, 2009
Tour of the White Swan Inn's rooms proved they were all very inviting. However, the most economical room, the Mariner's Room, was our choice and an excellent value.
5 on May 20, 2009
We stayed 2 nights and used the inn as a 'home base'. Cathy really worked with us to make our stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. We really appreciate her efforts. Keep up the good work! We'll stay again!
5 on May 05, 2009
Cathy and Ron were genuinly friendly and accomodating. Breakfast was outstanding and we felt comfortable and at home.
5 on April 16, 2009
The food and service is terrific. The Innkeepers were extremely personable as well as knowledgable regarding the area. Would highly recommend the White Swan to every one looking for a great getaway.
4.2 on April 16, 2009
I waned a place for a personal renewal retreat. I'd asked if my room had a comfy chair for reading. Cathy upgraded my room to the one adjacent to the comfy sitting area. I got my reading and renewal and loved it!
4.4 on March 15, 2009
We had a very delightful weekend here, just the getaway we needed. Cathy and Ron were gracious hosts, the room was cozy (the tub was especially wonderful), and we just loved it. We'd go back again, for sure. (If you go, you should also check out Sam's Bistro around the corner for dinner!)
4.4 on March 03, 2009
Warm, cozy, quiet, relaxing, great food, friendly hosts, everything you could want for a night away. It keeps you coming back for more!
5 on January 22, 2009
Very comfortable and great food and conversation.
4.6 on December 01, 2008
We found the White Swan to be very clean and pleasantly decorated with exceptional hospitality.
4.8 on November 03, 2008
Loved the screened in porch. We enjoyed the short walk to town. Beautiful view of the lake. Awesome breakfast!
5 on October 23, 2008
an absolutely charming B&B. this is our first visit to one and we will definitely be back!
4.2 on October 22, 2008
great and accommodating
5 on October 09, 2008
We have stayed at 10 different Bed and Breakfasts in Michigan and White Swan Inn is far above the rest in rooms, service, value, cleanliness and dining. But what we appreciate the most is the Inn Keepers hospitality which is incredible....Kathy has a calming, easy going nature and yet is always "on the spot" to serve whether it is finding recreational spots, activities, dining reservations, or travel routes. We would highly recommend her and White Swan Inn to anyone passing through the area.
4.4 on October 03, 2008
Nice rooms and excellent breakfasts. Hosts were very nice and friendly. We would come back.
5 on September 24, 2008
A great place to stay. The hospitality was phenomenal. A very quiet, relaxing, and nice plact to stay! A pleasant experience & a good relax.
4.0 on September 06, 2008
We stayed at White Swan Inn for our 5 year anniversary. The inn is charming and comfortable. The innkeepers are great, very friendly and hospitable. Cathy offered to get play tickets for us and make dinner reservations. We had a great time!
5 on August 14, 2008
Spent 4 days here. The inn is beautiful and the hosts were wonderful. Great breakfasts and beautiful grounds
5 on August 07, 2008
This was our first B&B and it was a great experience. The innkeepers were great, the food was delicious, and the rooms were beautiful. We may never stay at a hotel again.
4.8 on August 06, 2008
Cathy, Ron and their three cats are very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was incredible! They recommended restaurants, introduced us to other guests and made us feel welcome. A very friendly bnb.
4.6 on July 31, 2008
Our stay at White Swan Inn was absolutly wonderful. Our inn keeper was so friendly and welcoming. The house is beatiful and furnished ever so perfectly. Our room was spacious and so inviting, that we didn't want to leave. The large screened in porch was the best feature. Sitting outside, a gentle breeze floating past and the peace and quiet of a small town made for a supurb stay!
3.4 on July 23, 2008
Very nice hostess - wish I had more time to relax on front porch. Nice room - showerhead spray more of a mist??
4.8 on July 08, 2008
The White Swan was an place to stay for our honeymoon. Thank you!
5 on June 29, 2008
We came back to the White Swan Inn for a second year. I'm told there are superior B&B's, but they must give gold away to be any better. Our room, the Cygnet Suite, was marvelous. My wife especially loves the huge jacuzzi bathtub. Though dinner is available, we've only had the breakfasts which are far and away the best I've had in a long time. It's a very comfortable place; so much so that I forget I'm in someone else's home. I especially like being able to go out on the screened-in porch with a glass of wine and a book in the afternoon and read (or sleep). Cathy is a joy to be around and a superior hostess.
4.4 on June 17, 2008
the perfect place for anyone wanting personal attention and relaxation with as much privacy as you want. i would go back in a second!
4.8 on June 16, 2008
we had a weekend of tent-camping planned for the memorial day weekend when the weather forecast started to look too chilly. fortunately, i read an article in the det.free press about this place. my husband and son still got to fish and i still had a warm bed and a lovely hostess! perfect!!
4.0 on June 16, 2008
A nice little town, antique stores, book/art shops, nice parks, walking distance to neat little restaurants and a wonderful hostess. Just great for a couple of days getaway.
3.8 on June 10, 2008
Cathy made us feel like her own children; she took care of us! She made sure that our room was to our liking and fed us very well. Lastly she was accommodating to our requests. Thanks.
3.6 on June 04, 2008
met and exceeded expectations
4.8 on May 26, 2008
Cathy and Ron were exceptional hosts in an exceptional inn. They welcomed us into their home as if we were their best friends. We were made to feel very comfortable during out stay. The breakfasts were the best we've had yet. We will definitely be back again.
4.2 on May 19, 2008
As always, excellent hospitality and lots of thoughtful touches. Love the coffee machine!
5 on April 25, 2008
Our visit to White Swan was perfection even including a jazz concert at the Howmet playhouse. Wonderful company, delicious food and fabulous service
5 on April 16, 2008
Wonderful service & terrific breakfast. This Innkeeper really knows her business, & is a gracious host!
4.8 on April 01, 2008
Charming Victorian with good in-town location and friendly, informative innkeeper.
5 on November 29, 2007
Gracious hospitality, beautiful home, relaxing, delicious food, very comfortable room.
4.4 on October 16, 2007
Lovely victorian home with beautiful screen porch. Breakfast was exceptional and owner was very friendly and accommodating. Would recommend to friends.