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Review of Piper Restaurant, Holland

Piper Restaurant is located on the South Shore of Lake Macatawa, about 30 minutes from our Inn. Situated among the marinas and yacht club, overlooking the mouth of the channel to Lake Michigan. A nautical setting if there ever was … Continue reading


Allegan Antiques Market

The Allegan Antique Market is held at the Allegan County Fairgrounds, about 10 minutes from our Inn the last Sunday of every month between April and September. One of the largest in Michigan, this market features over 400 dealers. In … Continue reading


Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant

We stopped at Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant on our way south last week. Located in Buchanan, about an hour and 20 minutes from our Inn. This is probably too far when staying with us, but a good lunch location … Continue reading


Review of Curragh Irish Pub in Holland

Curragh Irish Pub is located in downtown Holland, about 30 minutes from our Inn. The atmosphere is of a traditional Irish pub: casual, friendly, and usually full of people having a good time. A generous amount of outdoor seating is … Continue reading


Review of City Vu Bistro in Holland

We had lunch recently at City Vu Bistro a restaurant located on the top of City Flats Hotel in Holland, Michigan, about 35 minutes from our inn. Probably the most appealing aspect of this venue is it’s view. There aren’t … Continue reading


Review of Food Dance Restaurant, Kalamazoo

Food Dance is located in Kalamzoo, about 30 minutes from our inn. We had dinner there a couple of weeks ago to sample their late spring menu offerings. We have always favored this establishment because of their focus on local … Continue reading


Kollen Park in Holland Michigan

If you need a break from the crowds of tulip time in Holland, or any time you want to stop shopping or dining in Holland, we recommend a visit to Kollen Park. Located on Lake Macatawa, a short drive from … Continue reading


Review of Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant, Holland, MI

The best thing about Boatwerks Restaurant in Holland is the view. They are located on Lake Macatawa, next to Kollen Park, about 35 minutes from our inn. Their food is good, service-also good, but we go there for the view. … Continue reading


Review of London Grill Bombay, Plainwell Restaurant near Kalamazoo

Ruth, Liz, and I went to The London Grill Bombay, a Reastaurant in Plainwell, near Kalamazoo, Michigan last Saturday evening. This is about 20 minutes from our Inn. Themed as “British Empire”, which means a combination of Indian foods including … Continue reading


New Releases for April, 2010 at Fenn Valley Winery

We stopped by Fenn Valley Winery, a leading West Michigan Winery offering tours, tasting, and lots of advice in the tasting room. I really like visiting these folks because they are located close to our inn, in the vineyard from … Continue reading