South Haven Summer Getaway – Day Trip from the Inn


Our guests love our unique location situated a midst rolling hills and wooded wonderland with our own private lake front access and walking trails open exclusively to them. Although there’s plenty to do on-site, a 20-30 minute drive to several Lake Michigan beach towns make us the perfect stopping point. While planning your weekend getaway (or extended weekday stay with our Kiss Work Goodbye special), we’ll help orient you to the best restaurants wineries, breweries, shops and beach views for your taste. South Haven is the perfect day-trip town, and here are just a few of our favorite spots for planning your getaway:
South Haven, Michigan

Kal- Haven Trail: Explore the beautiful wooded bike or walking trail that runs 33.5 miles from South Haven to Kalamazoo. With several access points near us, this trail winds through the country side past farmland and small towns with a beautiful arbor of trees.
*Royal Recommendation: Park your car at the South Haven Trailhead for a shorter bike ride ending downtown South Haven. Ask your Innkeeper for the most direct route from the Inn and for a Kal-Haven trail map.

Walk along the channel and the pier connecting to beautiful South Beach.South Beach, Michigan
Royal Recommendation: Grab an ice cream cone downtown at Kilwin’s and enjoy it on your walk along the pier. 

McIntosh Orchards- Just outside of downtown South Haven, McIntosh features a range of hard ciders and fruit wines in their tasting room located amidst a beautiful orchard. McIntosh’s wrap around porch is full of gliders, benches and tables to enjoy a glass of wine or hard cider right on site overlooking the orchard.
Royal Recommendation: Ask for a flavor shot of one of their fruit wines mixed into your mug of hard cider for the perfect taste of summer.

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12 Corners Vineyards Stop in for a tasting of 12 Corners Vineyard’s wine located downtown South Haven on Phoenix Road

Su Casa Mexican Restaurant an authentic Mexican restaurants in the area with updated atmosphere and windows overlooking downtown South Haven.

Taste Restaurant- Taste is a new martini bar and small plate restaurant featuring amazing sandwiches and inventive small plates perfect to mix and match any time of day.

Clementines a local and tourist favorite, Clementines is a family owned restaurant that is the staple of many South Haven visits. We recommend a lunch time stopping point.

Summer getaways near Allegan, Michigan
Sherman’s Dairy Bar- Located just before you hit downtown South Haven on Phoenix Road, Sherman’s Dairy Bar is a great stopping point after a day at the beach, on the bike trails or of boutique shopping.
Michigan summer getaway
Royal Recommendation: Sherman’s ice cream is amazing, but even their smallest portions are extra large!

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