Choose one of Judson Heath Colonial Inn's eight romantic, charming guest rooms in the heart of Saugatuck’s downtown Historic District. As you’ll quickly discover, we love what we do.
Our mantra -- hip meets historic -- influences every decision we made in the restoration of this old house and every element of our hospitality.
Guests experience touches of the home’s rich history in decorative and trim details, but when it comes to guests’ comfort, we’re all about that which is up-to-date. All of our rooms feature luxury linens and bedding, flat-screen TVs with Roku, bedside USB ports, and, of course, WiFi.
Five of our rooms have king beds; three rooms have queen beds. All rooms offer beautifully tiled rain showers. Three rooms also have two-person jetted tubs.
The Richland is conveniently located on the first floor. Second floor rooms Percheron, Oxbow, Singapore, and Ge-Ya-Bway have floor-to-ceiling windows. On the third floor, the combination of vaulted ceilings and the slopes of the roof above add architectural interest to the Elton, Jagger, and Bowie rooms.
Even our approach to breakfast blends hip and historic. The ingredients are as fresh and locally sourced as possible, and our menus are au courant. But we cook on a circa 1920s stove. We serve a three-course gourmet breakfast. Baked goods are scratch-made. Our coffee is made from fresh-roasted, fresh-ground beans.
Since opening Judson Heath Colonial Inn in 2017, the inn has amassed dozens of five-stars reviews. In one example from April 2019, an Indianapolis couple really seemed to get what we’re all about: "The owners of this newly-renovated inn put the same level of care into making your stay warm and welcoming as they did into the restoration of their beautiful B&B. Food? Amazing. Hosts? Inviting. Accommodations? Impeccable. My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights on our 5th wedding anniversary and we loved every minute. The inn is an easy couple blocks from the quaint town center. Jenn and Steve willingly provided awesome recommendations and never let us down. We couldn't provide a higher recommendation."
Unique experiences at Judson Heath Colonial Inn
The home’s Georgian Federal design by influential architect Asher Benjamin is considered architecturally significant, and its history in Southwest Michigan is rich.
Elnathan Judson built what is now Judson Heath Colonial Inn in 1837 in Richland, Michigan, where it operated as a stage coach stop. In 1854, Judson moved the structure 50 miles to its current Saugatuck location and used it as his family’s residence as well as housing for his mill workers. George Heath bought it In 1870 to serve as a personal residence and guest quarters for ship captains. In the early 1900s the inn changed hands again and became the Colonial Inn. After decades as a resort, a rest home, and a private residence, the innkeepers acquired it and undertook an extensive restoration in repurposing it as a luxury bed and breakfast. We like to say "Established 1837 – Reborn 2017."