In a town celebrated for its Dutch heritage, choose beautiful Dutch Colonial Inn bed and breakfast not only for its stately setting but also for the authentic hospitality you will experience in the Elenbaas home. The setting is a charming, quiet, residential neighborhood in the quaint town of Holland. Built as a wedding gift, this 1928 home has been restored and renovated to accommodate the needs of guests. We offer Dutch hospitality at its finest along with a delicious full breakfast.
The inn offers lovely guest rooms and exquisite executive suites with king- or queen-size sleeping accommodations and two-person Jacuzzi tubs. The fireplace adds to the wonderful ambience in the suites along with elegance and charm. The romantic suites offer a wonderful atmosphere for a honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration, or just a getaway. Several spacious common areas offer plenty of room for relaxing, reading or gathering with fellow guests.
Mahogany and cherry furnishings from the 1930s and an extensive collection of Ruby flash thumbprint glassware collection enhance the beauty of the Inn.
Innkeepers for three decades, Bob and Pat treasure the compliments of guests, including this one: “Bob and Pat were, without a doubt, the most gracious innkeepers we have ever met. The inn is beautiful and we did not want to go home. The inn was so much more beautiful than anywhere we have ever been before. The food was delicious and the hospitality was beyond exceptional. Wonderful! Magnificent! Great People!”
Unique experiences at Dutch Colonial Inn
Lighthouses and Waterways
The Holland Lighthouse, known as “Big Red,” is located in the channel area connecting Lake Macatawa with Lake Michigan. Lake Macatawa is a residential lake that houses beautiful homes on both the south and north sides and is very close to our unique downtown. Kollen Park located on Lake Macatawa has a wonderful walkway along the water. The Boatwerks Restaurant also located on Lake Macatawa offers enjoyable outdoor dining in the warm months. Enjoy great food and relax as you watch the water traffic and yes you would be able to take your watercraft to the restaurant, dock it and enjoy your time at the Boatwerks. The Holland State Park is one of the most beautiful and busiest in the State of Michigan. With a picnic area near the channel, it is most relaxing to pick up a pizza or a meal of your choice, and watch the boats and personal watercraft go by. You also have a perfect view of Big Red and you will be able to take a walk along one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Michigan. You will see people fishing on the pier, pleasure boats, personal watercraft and sailboats. Watching a sunset on Lake Michigan is the best! Romance, breathtaking views and being able to take great photographs make watching the sunset very popular!
Holland deserves its awards as one of the most beautiful small town cities in America and also one of the most friendly. Our brick sidewalks and our streets are heated, so there is not snow downtown Holland during our winter months. An outdoor fireplace in the heart of downtown even has heated seats so you are able to enjoy ice cream as your heart desires and stay warm and cozy on those cool fall and cold winter nights. The Dutch Colonial Inn is also an award-winning B&B as we are voted the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Holland! We are now beginning our 30th year!
Holland is a hub for many bike paths leading to our beaches and our neighboring towns of Saugatuck, South Haven and Grand Haven. Along the bike paths are beautiful parks where you may enjoy a picnic lunch. Or, if you wish, make a stop at deBoer Bakkerij for Holland’s unique “Dutch” item of a “Pig in the Blanket.” Bike downtown from the Dutch Colonial Inn or head out to our beautiful state park. Tunnel Park, located on Lake Michigan is another option.
The Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast is appointed with many beautiful antiques, mostly purchased in Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana and the Natchez, Mississippi, area. The home is almost all furnished with mahogany and cherry furnishings dating to the 1930s. The original home was built in 1928 and is now uniquely furnished to fit that era. A beautiful display of Ruby Flash King’s Crown glassware is on display in lit china cabinets, including a one-of-a-kind Ruby Flash punchbowl. Collecting over 1,000 pieces of Ruby Flash King’s Crown glassware has been amazing. Bob and Pat have had a great time hunting for unique pieces of the glassware and other furnishings for the B&B.
Celebrate an anniversary, birthday or enjoy your honeymoon in one of our beautiful suites. A very popular suite for any occasion is our unique two-level Tulip Suite or our Jenny Lind Suite. Each suite includes a double Jacuzzi tub, spacious sitting areas, a king-size bed and a couple of homemade, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.
There is a change in the air when the trees begin to color the area of Holland. Come and enjoy our unique downtown area with its fine eateries and one-of-a-kind boutique shops. We can feel the rhythm of life shifting and we like it. We call it “sweater weather.”
Fall sharpens your senses and changes your perspective. Time passes quickly but special memories last forever and your special memories can be made at the Dutch Colonial Inn. Come visit and discover the difference a day makes as you relax in one of our beautiful rooms.
Pigeon Creek Park is located approximately five or six miles north of the Dutch Colonial Inn. This Ottawa County Park includes over 400 wooded acres and features 10 miles of cross-country ski trails, including trails groomed for classic skiing and skate skiing. Three miles of groomed trails and a sledding hill have lights. When ski conditions are satisfactory, the Pigeon Creek Lodge is open on weekends and selected weekdays, and offers ski and snowshoe rentals, a food and beverage concession and a place to warm up.
Van Raalte Farm also has marked, groomed trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. The lighted sledding hill is very popular. Van Raalte Farm is located just two miles east of the inn.