Introducing A Dove Nest B&B in Michigan’s Wild and Wonderful Thumb

A Dove Nest B&B is located in Kingston, close to Frankenmuth and the Lake Huron shore, yet surrounded by acres of private, protected wilderness.

Innkeepers Bob and Terry Dove love to share their lakeside log cabin home with nature lovers who come to enjoy their 112 acres of secluded glacier-carved hillsides, open fields, woods, trails and wetlands — and uniquely offer special, seasonal packages for hunting and fishing. 

As Told in Their Own Words……

Q.  Describe the atmosphere and ambiance of your B&B.

A.  A Dove Nest B&B is quiet and peaceful. While its protected wilderness environment makes it a perfect escape for nature lovers, at the end of the day there’s a fireplace and jetted tub in each of our guest rooms. While some experience A Dove Nest as a perfect romantic getaway or a wedding destination, hunters see it as a place they can enjoy their sport while indulging in the comfort of great lodging. Miles of walking trails make us a great place to clear your head and remember the truly important things in life. Some of our guests have taken to calling us “the new up north.”

Wildlife Habitat
The property is recognized as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Waterfowl are drawn to English Lake, a scenic part of the landscape from inside the B&B or out.
Wild geese and deer are among the wildlife that live in harmony with A Dove Nest innkeepers and guests.


Q.  What attractions draw travelers to you?

Because A Dove Nest is in the heart of the Thumb and close to all major highways, we are an easy drive from Detroit and the large metro areas to our south. Once you’re here, we’re only 28 miles to Frankenmuth, the year-around Christmas town; and just 34 to the marvelous year-around resort village of Lexington on the blue waters of Lake Huron.

Q. What are some of the highlights in your area?

People in the Thumb like to celebrate and there’s a festival of some kind all year long. We have ice festivals, snowmobile festivals, ice fishing tournaments and more in the winter. Spring and summer are filled with small-town celebrations of all kinds from car shows to craft shows, parades and the start of the farmers’ markets season. Fall brings the Caro Pumpkin Festival, the Octagon Barn Farm Festival, the Cheeseburger Festival and a whole lot more. The turbine windmills in the Ubley area are a must see and The Country View Bulk Food Store is a must visit.

Guests enjoy this in-room, deep Jacuzzi tub in the Panda Crossings room.

Q. What puts  A Dove Nest a step ahead of other lodging options in the area?

Most lodgings in our area are motels and all the lodging properties are in towns. We are unique in our wilderness setting.

Our breakfasts are second-to-none. We serve a hearty family-style breakfast at the dining table overlooking English Lake. We serve homemade jellies and pancake syrups made from wild fruit gathered on the property. They perfectly complement generous servings of eggs, hash browns and breakfast meats.

“Extras” are standard here. Guest are invited to help themselves to pop, juice and water from a stand-up cooler. We invite them to munch on goodies from our snack buffet whenever they get the urge. And we provide them with oversized spa towels for the outside hot tub. Oh, we didn’t mention the outside hot tub?  Come enjoy it for yourselves.

Q. Are there any misconceptions about your area you’d like to clear up?

Most people think the thumb is all flatland. This is true for a lot of it. But Kingston marks the spot where the glaciers pushed hard to give us an area of rolling hills, lakes and wetlands unlike most of the area.

Q.  How do guests describe the atmosphere and ambiance of A Dove Nest?

Peaceful, relaxing, stress releasing, romantic, amazing, restful, creative, natural, rejuvenating, warm, like home, inviting, welcoming, private, secluded, clean, first class and great food!

If you wondered about that paved circle of stone in front of the B&B, wonder no more.                                        It’s the perfect stage for lovely weddings — always welcome at A Dove Nest.

Editorial Notes
To join the Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Association, A Dove Nest flawlessly passed a Quality Assurance Review by third-party, professional inspectors, which required meeting more than 100 points of cleanliness, safety, professionalism and hospitality. To maintain their membership, they must pass a repeat review every three years.

.….If you choose to stay at A Dove Nest, we guarantee you can “rest assured.”

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