You won’t run out of fun things to do in Kalamazoo when you stay at Kalamazoo House, the TripAdvisor-rated #1 Kalamazoo hotel. Plan your itinerary with a wide range of outdoor activities, live theater productions, museums, and everything in between. Kalamazoo has become the epicenter of romance and fun. And the Kalamazoo House is the sole luxury hotel alternative that puts it all within reach.
Your authentic Kalamazoo experience starts here
Come and experience the gracious accommodations, great breakfasts, and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.
Each of the inn’s 10 uniquely appointed and spacious suites offers the finest of amenities. Every detail is attended to with genuine care ensuring the Kalamazoo House guests experience a getaway that exceeds expectations. This is why we have achieved the #1-ranked Kalamazoo Hotel on TripAdvisor for the last five years.
Every guest at the Kalamazoo House boutique hotel has access to enjoy the inn’s first-floor dining area, beautifully designed parlor, and several outside porches overlooking the attractive landscaping.
All common areas are ideal for sipping a glass of adult beverages, gathering with friends, enjoying afternoon tea, or relaxing in the parlor during the evening.
Each morning guests of the Kalamazoo House will enjoy a two-course gourmet breakfast. Breakfast begins with our freshly ground coffee, all-natural juices, and teas.
The first course is a seasonal fresh fruit dish. For the second course, choose between a sweet or savory dish. We also provide grab-and-go breakfast for business travelers.
- Privacy: Each of our rooms has its own bathroom, and heating and cooling system.
- Location: It doesn't get better! Walk to everything, restaurants, shops, breweries, nightlife, theaters, museums, and several outdoor stages.
- Flexibility and COVID-conscious: Contactless self-check-in, and electronic coded entry.
- Technology: Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, ROKU, and Amazon Echoes
Unique experiences at Kalamazoo House
Why let romance fall into a predictable routine? Combine the luxury of jetted tubs, fine linens, and unparalleled ambiance at the Kalamazoo House with the ease of finding restaurants and so many things to do right beyond our door. Why not enhance your getaway with our romance package, including flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and wine basket.
Kalamazoo began its rise to the epicenter of craft brewing with Bell’s in the 1980s and has become one of the great destination cities in North America for craft breweries.
During a stay at Kalamazoo House, you could sample brews at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Final Gravity Brewing Company – Kalamazoo, Latitude 42 Brewing Company, Olde Peninsula Brewpub, One Well Brewing, Saugatuck Brewing – Kalamazoo, The Beer Exchange, Texas Corners Brewing Company, or Wax Wings Brewing Co. Several of them are within walking distance of the inn. Ask the innkeepers about craft beer group walking tours.
Kalamazoo's booming craft beer industry builds on a long history of arts, culture, theater, live music on almost every night, nightclubs, museums, and dining that would make any big city proud. Kalamazoo House puts you just steps from it all. Our town was recently ranked among the top 25 most food-savvy cities in the U.S.
Mountain biking will get your heart pumping. Ranked number one in Michigan by mtb.com, Maple Hill Trail, seven minutes away from Kalamazoo House, is noteworthy for its jumps, rock features, and banked corners.
Bicyclists staying at Kalamazoo House can go in multiple directions on paved bike trails. You can head east toward Galesburg or north toward the Kalamazoo Nature Center, with multiple attractions along the way. The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail is popular. For a longer ride, strike out on the 34.5-mile Kal-Haven Trail linking Kalamazoo with South Haven.
Twenty feet from Kalamazoo House, visit the highly regarded Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Its impressive Dale Chihuly sculpture is visible from the window of our Kalamazoo Suite. Take a tour of the Kalamazoo State Theatre, a 1927 “picture palace” featuring a ceiling that resembles the night sky.
The Gilmore Car Museum, 30 minutes away, is a collection of seven museums on a 90-acre campus. You can see more than 300 vintage cars, from an 1899 steam-powered runabout to 1930s taxicabs to muscle cars, concept cars, and more. There’s a motorcycle gallery, a pedal car collection, and a Model T driving school whose time slots are always sold out in advance.
The Smithsonian-affiliated Air Zoo Air and Space Experience features more than 50 historic aircraft, exhibits, and immersive experiences.
The Kalamazoo House is a nationally registered historic landmark built in 1878 by David Lilienfeld, as his cigar manufacturing business grew to national prominence just blocks away. The home was the social center of Kalamazoo society at the time, and now, welcomes everyone to create and preserve their own memories adding to the longevity of a magnificent home.
Kayakers, the Kalamazoo River has about 50 access sites along 123 miles, from the confluence of its north and south branches in Albion to its exit in Saugatuck to Lake Michigan. Some stretches of the river are more developed for recreation than others, so consult Google for up-to-date information.
Only a 15- to 25-minute drive from Kalamazoo House, you’ll find varied winter sports:
- Bittersweet Skiing and Snowboard Resort
- Timber Ridge Ski Area, for skiing, snowboarding and tubing
- Echo Valley Winter Sports Park, for tobogganing and tubing
Back at the inn, relieve sore muscles in our infrared sauna. Sessions can be booked at the same time you reserve your room.
Gull Meadows Farms, nine miles from Kalamazoo House, is a favorite West Michigan destination for the tastes and experiences of fall. Pick your own apples from early September through mid-October. Take a wagon ride to the farm’s pumpkin patch, and select your own. Gull Meadows also offers a six-acre corn maze; some evenings it’s available to navigate by flashlight.
For trails, Al Sabo Preserve, 15 minutes away, has 741 acres of woods, open meadows, rolling hills, and streams to explore.