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Our adventure begins early on the morning of January 9. This was the scene in our back yard after about two feet of snow fell in the weeks before our departure. Sub-zero temperatures, but it had been cold and snowy since my last golf game on November 5. T. J. came out and spent the night with us, then took us to the Grand Rapids airport ...
Drove to Holland State Park. Stayed 2 nights. VERY busy campground. Everybody goes to the next door beach. We went swimming in Lake Michigan right away. Very hot 90's. Water was 'pretty' clean.
Jim and I rode our bikes 5 miles into town (no water) and finally found a place to have lunch. We ...
... get to learning some Italiano on the way so I welcome the long journey. Pretty nervous about the process of actually getting to my apartment and getting settled in, but I know that I am in God's guiding hand and everything will work out in the end. Happy that you all can be following this blog and look forward to all the posts and pictures for the next 2+ years! More to come....
... a gift and pet a few dogs (this is a dog friendly town)! There was even a wedding with a horse drawn cartage and the girls yelled "Congratulations!!" The bride returned the greeting to their delight - Soohie thought she was a princess (she still has Disney World in her mind). We treated ourselves to Sherman's Ice Cream at our KOA and Visited a GIANT Dollar Tree for some glow sticks for tonights campfire for the girls, and ended the ...
...a "kampground," or at least, that's what KOA calls it - and we love it! We rolled into Covert, MI yesterday afternoon to our first KOA - a very sweet family owns it and the service has been better than some high end resorts we've stayed in! We have a cute tiny cabin off the fishing pond, secluded in the woods away from the tents and RV's. Our cabin has a wrap-around porch, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast Inn Fennville
We stayed at one of the luxury suites with the Jacuzzi, we enjoyed a couple's massage and it was great- very quiet and private. Our room was beautiful and so was the house and the area. Great breakfast, very attentive service. Thumbs up!
Wonderful place for our anniversary!
We selected the Kingsley Inn after reviewing several area B&B's for a place to celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. We enjoyed our stay immensely. Great food and hospitality abound here. The empire room was very comfortable, roomy and private.
Dave is very accomodating and definitely one of the best innkeepers we've had the pleasure to meet. Thank you for a wonderful getway anniversary weekend!
Ruth and Andre de Saint Leger
A wonderful Inn
The Kindsley House is a wonderful place for a weekend retreat. The attention to detail is wonderful. The breakfasts are absolutely delicious. Our room was cozy and comfortable.
I had read all about this bed n breakfast from their website and previous guest reviews and thought I would get what I expected. Actually, I got so much more than I expected. The house is a beautiful home that is decorated to perserve the history of the house. After reading the negative review from one of the past visitors, I think that person was looking more for a Marriott than a bed n breakfast. The home is 120years old, so yes the bathrooms are small. The bathrooms were added so that guests could have their own private bath. And as for the food, it was all wonderful. I think the past visitor missed the part about the food being "gourmet". Dave was a great host and offered us with alot of suggestions of things to do. He also made sure to provide all his guest with complimentary soda and night time snacks. We stayed for 3nights and would have loved to stay longer. We always felt like we were at home. We will definitely revisit this bed n breakfast soon.
A home away from home
This was the best Bed and Breakfast I had ever been to. From the minute we walked through the door until the minute we left, we felt so welcome, comfortable and content. It was as if the Innkeeper was our very own relative inviting us to share his home for a few days. The food was excellent and there were always snacks/refreshments available. Several brochures were provided on what to do and where to go in the area. Even in November there was much to see and do, such as wine tasting and antique shopping. If we wanted to stay in and relax, there were many DVD's and books to choose from that we could take back to our cozy room. There aren't enough good things I can say about this place. I definitely recommend it to anyone!
I stayed in the Kingsley House at the same time as the negative reviewer. I stayed in the turret room and had no problems with the house, the room, or Dave. The house has so many things to accomodate you on your stay. There are wine glasses, champagne flutes, and unlimited beverages (hot or cold) available 24/7. Not to mention the tray of "extras" of things you may have forgotten, i.e. toothbrushes, aspirin, antacids, etc. There are towels for each room and beach towels in case you go to the beach. There is also a "bottomless" cookie jar available around the clock.
Please, please avoid this place! The property is represented as secluded- the house sits "immediately" on a main street/artery- the house is merely 10-20 feet from the curb. If you don't get a jacuzzi room, all you will have is a small shower stall and toilet built into an old closet- I check out the other rooms and all the nonjacuzzi rooms had this set up.
A Romantic Step Back in Time
First impressions are lasting, and our first step onto the amazing wrap-around porch of the Kingsley House immediately set the tone for the rest of our stay. The parlor was absolutely gorgeous and our room was quiet, cozy and adorable. We chose to stay in the cider nook suite...mainly because of the private entrance and whirlpool tub. Although the suite is tucked away on the lower level, without the views of the upstairs, the clever lighting and charming decor impress you evenstill. A romantic, beautiful, peaceful setting.
Breakfast was wonderful and even Dave's dinner recommendations were right on! We were in the mood for a romantic sunset dinner and Dave knew just the place! He has a knack for attention to detail, and is a very gracious host. What a lovely place!
This was my first B&B experience and I have to admit if this is how all B&B are, then Dave Drees has set the bar way high! I was given the task of planning our 1 year anniversary so with 2 weeks and 2 days to go I decide to surf for places to stay in Saugatuck, MI (art coast of Michigan). Of course most of the decent places to stay were booked until I stumbled on The Kingsley. They had one room left, The Golden Delicious. The inn was in Fennville, about 8 miles from downtown Saugatuck, but it was close to the Fenn Valley winery, however, I was running out of options so I booked the room ($125/night) and the Romance Package ($189). It consisted of 2 1-hour, in-house, massages, a bottle of wine from Fenn Valley, 2 tickets to the Star of Saugatuck (paddle-boat ride along the Kalamazoo and Lake Michigan), and fresh flowers in the room upon arrival.
My husband and I stayed there last winter, to celebrate my 40th birthday. The host was very kind and helpful. Our room was large and beautiful (stayed in the room on the top - turret room -. We have two small children so it was a much needed getaway. WE stayed two nights and RELAXED (I even took a nap - in the MOST comfortable bed I had been in, in a LONG time). He has a large selection of NEW DVD's to rent. Breakfast was yummy. It's a short drive to Saugatuck and Holland. Well worth the cost of the room and the ambiance.