Retreat. Relax. Renew.
Nestled in the 500 acres of The Morris Estate in Southwest Michigan, you’ll find an unforgettable bed and breakfast experience.
Our River House provides a perfect getaway for romantic weekends, reunions with long-time friends or guests attending a wedding onsite. Surrounded by the ever-changing beauty of the natural landscape, The Morris Estate offers numerous hiking trails, a historic covered bridge and an outdoor patio with a peek-a-boo view of the beautiful St. Joseph River.
Our luxurious, individualized suites create a peaceful stay. Spacious, private baths allow for spa-like retreats while the lavish accommodations guarantee a restful night’s sleep. Whether you are in search of a cozy nook by a crackling fire, a lively game night with family and friends, or an adventurous afternoon exploring the wooded trails, The River House on The Morris Estate offers activities suitable for all.
Unwind and take advantage of our onsite massage services and relaxation lounge. Pamper yourself with an individual or couple's massage featuring our signature river rocks or refreshing facial.
A charming and quaint cabin, The Red Horse Inn makes for our most unique accommodation. Steps away from the main house in a wooded setting, the cabin serves as a tranquil and secluded stay with the epitome of a room with a view. Untouched, natural surroundings provide ample bird watching, sounds of nature and quiet moments of reflection. Complete with a personal kitchenette and wood-burning fireplace, the cabin is the perfect hideaway to refresh and renew.
A stone's throw away from the bed and breakfast, The Morris Estate offers a vintage 1938 wedding chapel for ceremonies and receptions. Widely popular as a destination wedding, the Chapel is a traditional yet updated venue with full coordination services. With our indoor and outdoor reception venues nearby, guests take advantage of our overnight accommodations.
Unique Experiences at The Morris Estate
Step back into a timeless setting for a picture perfect wedding! The Chapel, traditional white, complete with a steeple bell, provides an idyllic charming ceremony location! With easy highway access and located on the historical Morris Estate property, the venue continues to gain popularity as a destination wedding site! Offering renovated spaces along with modern amenities, the Chapel accommodates up to 200 people. The nicely appointed bride and groom lounges, complete with private dressing areas, hair and makeup stations, provide comfortable areas for preparing throughout the day. The spacious Tent venue, steps away from the Chapel, offers gorgeous views of the natural surroundings and makes for a convenient and picturesque setting. The Morris Estate wedding experience provides complete service along with memories that will last a lifetime!
Quiet, peaceful enchantment await guests who desire the perfect romantic getaway! Customized packages, created to allow couples to reconnect and feel pampered include spa services, chocolate covered strawberries, floral arrangements, champagne and more! Enjoy quiet walks on trails throughout the sprawling property paired with a bike ride to the local lavender farm! Venture out and spend time antiquing, at the beach or one of the many local wineries. Complete your day with a relaxing soak in the hot tub. The River House provides the ideal setting to create lasting memories for couples seeking rest, relaxation, fun and refreshment!
Nestled along the banks of the St. Joseph River, The Morris Estate resides on over 500 acres and located just 15 minutes from University of Notre Dame. Ernest Melvin Morris, an accomplished entrepreneur established the property in the early 1930s and later became a charitable donor to the university as well as local hospitals, libraries and cultural arts centers. Enjoy a day in downtown South Bend to discover the Morris legacy or take a hike on the vast property and trek across the historical covered bridge.
Wooded paths meandering along the beautiful St. Joseph River join along with the ever changing natural beauty, showcases a perfect backdrop for bird watching and exploring the sprawling estate. Catching a glimpse of the resident bald eagles adds a highlighted memory to one's stay The quiet serenity, paired with hidden gems such as the historic covered bridge are ideal for roaming the property. An expansive patio, with a calming water feature and breathtaking views of the river provide a serene setting to enjoy nature.
Southwest Michigan, known for its lush grape vineyards, provides numerous wineries and tasting rooms. Check out our B&B Resource Center for detailed maps and information. Jump on the nearby highway to begin your day of traveling and tasting.