Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast

Kalamazoo, Michigan

When you choose Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast, you'll be right in the heart of it all — just steps from all the fine restaurants, live theater, art galleries, festivals, nightspots and eclectic shopping that make this such a vibrant small city.

And when you're relaxing in the inn you'll find comforts and amenities that make it "more like a boutique hotel than a regular bed and breakfast,” according to a recent guest.

When it comes to historic vs. modern, you really CAN treat yourself to the best of both worlds. While we're located in the South Street Historic District, our grand 1878 Victorian home has been thoroughly updated to provide all the modern essentials you require to stay connected and comfortable---like dependable high-speed WiFi for your laptop or smart phone, flat-screen HDTVs with expanded cable and music channels in every room, and central heat and AC zoned for each individual guest room.

Which of our 10 distinctive guest rooms will you choose? If you're traveling with your special someone, you may want to treat yourself to one of our Premiere Whirlpool Rooms, with snuggly king or queen bed, oversized whirlpool for two and perhaps a romantic electric fireplace.

If you're traveling for business, you might choose a queen or king room with a large work desk. Or if you're on a budget, you might select our small double room, which is just fine for one or two. But no matter which room you choose, you'll be treated to luxury linens, fresh flowers, in-room chocolates, and all the essential toiletries you'll need for your stay.

The treats don't stop there! When you return back to the inn from an evening on the town, you'll find a plate of chocolate chip cookies waiting for you. Grab some milk from the guest refrigerator or make a cup of tea or coffee, and you'll have the perfect bedtime snack.

In the morning, breakfast is the ultimate treat. Our breakfast philosophy is CHOICE. You choose when to eat. You let us know approximately what time you want to eat, and we make sure your selected entree is prepped and ready for you when you are ready for breakfast. Our usual breakfast window is from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on weekends, and 7:30-9:30 a.m. on weekdays. You choose what to eat. Before you go to bed you'll select from five or six choices on our ever-changing breakfast menu — some of our most popular recent entrees are Cajun Corned Beef Hash, Crustless Spinach-Feta Quiche, Steelcut Oats with Michigan Cherries, Southern Comfort, and our house specialty, Banana Nut Crunch French Toast. You choose with whom you eat. Unless you make the choice to sit with other guests, your party will have your own table in our Breakfast Room or our Parlor.

Come stay in downtown Kalamazoo and see why TripAdvisor has ranked us among the top three bed and breakfasts in Michigan. Follow the link to our website for more detailed information about our inn, our rooms and our amenities, and check out the Local Area page for links to restaurants, entertainment options, and sightseeing activities.

Unique experiences at Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast

Craft Beer

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. The Kalamazoo House puts you at the heart of it all, within walking distance of the eight downtown breweries. Ask Steve and Steph for advice, ride the brew bus between breweries, book a walking tour along with your room, or arrange a car service. Whatever your pleasure, The Kalamazoo House is the ultimate way to experience your Kalamazoo craft brewery experience.

Historic Charm

The Kalamazoo House B&B 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 innkeepers Steve and Stephanie Gibson have recently compiled a fascinating book of images and details about the rich history of the magnificently preserved private residence.

Cool City

Find out why Kalamazoo keeps making top-ten lists of places to stay, and why The Kalamazoo House B&B has been called the place to stay in Kalamazoo by publications like The Washington Post. The booming craft beer industry piggybacks a long history of arts, culture, theater, live music, nightclubs, museums, and dining that would make any big city proud. And The Kalamazoo House puts you just steps from it all.


Michigan is paradise for those who love adventure and the great outdoors. Its bent grass golf courses are legend, and the beaches and lakes are unparalleled. Add Kalamazoo’s location at the intersection of stellar bike trails, an indoor rock climbing facility downtown, two winter ski resorts, a leading nature center, a river kayak adventure that has you paddling to a brewery at the end. With all this at our doorstep, you’ll see that The Kalamazoo House B&B is where your next adventure needs to begin.


Kalamazoo is teeming with culture every day of the year: live music, visual arts, seven active area stages, concert venues, art fairs, touring Broadway shows at the University, countless national acts at the great State Theatre downtown, plus the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, the Gilmore Car Museum, The Kalamazoo Air Zoo and air/space museum, and so much more. Your cultural enjoyment in Kalamazoo begins at nationally registered Kalamazoo House B&B in the heart of it all. From there the first stop is twenty steps away at the highly regarded Kalamazoo Institute of arts.


Why let romance fall into a predictable routine? Combine the luxury and Victorian elegance of jetted tubs, fine linens, and unparalleled ambiance at the Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast with nearby fine dining, live theater, great music, festivals, massages, gift packages, or a brewery or winery tour, all steps away from this luxurious inn.

Winter Fun

Cap off a day at one of the area ski resorts with some live music and fun in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo. Or better yet, plan a winter walking brewery tour as the second day of your ultimate Michigan winter experience. The options for winter fun are plentiful—from a toboggan run experience, to ice skating, to special Hats, Boots, and Hops weekends at The Kalamazoo House Bed and Breakfast.

Guest Rooms: 10

 Who We Are:

Steve and Stephanie Gibson, your hosts




447 West South Street, Kalamazoo, MI, United States 49007