A tranquil respite, J. Paules Fenn Inn is a
great B&B setting for those wanting a Michigan
vacation near the popular Lake Michigan tourism
destination of Saugatuck/Douglas. Hidden away on two country acres, the bed and
breakfast was built around 1900 using an architectural style known as Country
Four Square or Art Deco.
Solid oak accents define the main floor,
whose open layout flows from one room to another across a patterned wood floor.
The cozy décor and eclectic furnishings reflect the hospitality of the owner,
who has served as inn’s hostess for more than 20 years. The owner of three
rescue dogs, the innkeeper has designated the bed & breakfast as
pet-friendly for those guests who travel with their furry family members.
She serves a full gourmet breakfast each
day, featuring such menu delights as pecan French toast, stuffed French toast,
and apple-puff pancakes. Guests can satisfy their morning appetites in the
country-style dining room or an enclosed sun porch. The inn’s personal touch is evident each
evening, when the hostess serves a buffet of homemade desserts, with coffee,
tea, and wine and grape juice bottled at a local winery and stamped with the
inn’s own label—a charming keepsake for guests.
The warmth of the hostess can be found in
the lovely decorative touches all through the five guest rooms. Each one is
outfitted with a queen/twin bed, private bath, fireplace, in-room temperature
control, air conditioning, TV, and VCR/DVD/CD player. All but two of the rooms
feature a Jacuzzi tub, and WIFI access is available throughout the inn.
The inn’s charm spills outdoors to flowering
gardens, dotted with gazebos, sitting areas, and fountains—little niches where
guests can claim their own calming oasis. Guests have the option of ordering personal
serenity packages, including massage and reiki therapy, wellness-spa
aromatherapy with moisturizers, and detoxification using sea salt. A
wrap-around porch, barbecue grills, picnic tables, fire pits, and decks further
contribute to the inn’s atmosphere of cordiality.
At J. Paules Fenn Inn, hospitality and
tranquility always combine to create the decisive getaway.