White Swan Inn

Whitehall, Michigan

Gracious hospitality awaits you at every turn at White Swan Inn. From a welcoming smile at the door, the thoughtful amenities in each guest room and a delicious breakfast every morning, your visit is designed for pure relaxation.

White Swan Inn features:

• a beautiful spacious whirlpool suite
• large bedrooms with private baths
• all-season fireplaces
• beverages and home-made snacks available
• a relaxing wrap-around screened porch with white wicker furniture
• off-street parking and enclosed bicycle storage on site.

Whitehall, Michigan, and the surrounding White Lake area serve as the perfect base to explore all that the Lake Michigan shoreline has to offer. Located halfway between Chicago and Mackinac Island making a nice break from driving as you are heading to northern Michigan. Any season of the year, a visit to Whitehall includes numerous outdoor activities like golf, biking, boating or cross-country skiing, plus theater and museums, shopping, dining, and gorgeous sunsets at Lake Michigan. There is an unending array of things to see, do or experience in the beautiful White Lake area.

Charming, walkable town

Walk to charming shops, a wonderful assortment of restaurants, art gallery, take in a play or concert at the Howmet Playhouse theater across the street, bike the paved Hart-Montague or White Lake Pathway bike trail or stroll along White Lake to visit the World's Largest Weathervane.

Since 1995, White Swan Inn B&B has been an inspected and approved member of Michigan Bed and Breakfast Association, the premier bed and breakfast association in Michigan. The association regularly inspects members for cleanliness, hospitality and professionalism, and expects members to meet the highest standards for customer satisfaction.

In addition to the four guest rooms at White Swan Inn, guests and enjoy an intimate getaway at one of our vacation rentals, located just a mile away from the B&B. Swan's Nest Bungalow is the newest option for guest's wishing more space and privacy. Swan at Stonehearth is perfect for quiet romantic interludes; the stone fireplace invites snuggling. Traveling with a pet? Pet-friendly Swan Cottage with a fenced yard is the perfect option. Each property has central A/C, nicely equipped kitchens, lovely linens and fluffy towels and a compliment of amenities to insure a relaxing getaway. Our vacation rentals offer a quiet in-town setting and conveniently located just a few blocks from downtown Montague and the Hart-Montague bike trail. Short drive to the beaches at Lake Michigan. Perfect for your family vacation or for out-of-town guests; and certainly more comfortable than a hotel if you are working in the area and need long-term accommodations. The three cottages meet the same high standards of cleanliness, comfort and safety as applied at White Swan Inn.

Take a sunset cruise with us

Third Swan, a cruise charter boat owned by the innkeepers at White Swan Inn
Third Swan, available for sunset cruises and other charters.

And check out our summer option. Third Swan Charters LLC offers charters and romantic sunset cruises aboard our 40-foot motor yacht with a USCG-licensed Captain Ron Russell for a relaxing tour of White Lake and the Lake Michigan shoreline. Plus dockside accommodations are available aboard our motor yacht during the summer/fall season.

Rest assured that your visit to White Swan Inn B&B, Swan Cottage, Swan at Stonehearth, Swan's Nest or Third Swan Charters will be a delightful and relaxing experience. Contact us directly for reservations for best pricing and information. Cathy and Ron Russell and our cats, Max and Gypsy, welcome you! We hope that the White Swan Inn will become a favorite relaxing destination.

Unique Experiences at White Swan Inn


The arts are a huge asset to the Whitehall/Montague area. From the historic Howmet Playhouse and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, to outdoor art installations along the area bike trails, the an annual Chamber Music Festival you are never far from music, theater and the visual arts. Guests at White Swan Inn only have to walk across the street to take in a play or music production at the recently renovated Howmet Playhouse. Stewart Shell at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, located in the Manistee Forest, is alive with music during the summer months.

The Muskegon Museum of Art, dedicated in June 1912, opened to international acclaim. With an incredible permanent collection that is the envy of many in the art world, the museum further enriches the community with a changing exhibition schedule and the opportunity to experience art and artists from around the world.


Just a short drive from the inn, visit the charming White River Light Station & Museum. Tour the museum with its wonderful array of maritime artifacts, then climb to the top of the light for a view of the White Lake channel and Lake Michigan. Just to the north are three additional lighthouses that make up the Sable Points Lighthouse Tours: Little Sable Point Lighthouse at Silver Lake; Ludington North Breakwater Light in Ludington, and Big Sable Point Lighthouse at Ludington State Park. Check out each one for extraordinary views of Lake Michigan.

Craft Beer

A three-block walk from White Swan Inn takes you to Fetch Brewing Co in downtown Whitehall. Housed in an historic bank building, Fetch is creating some amazing beers and hard ciders. Many of their beers feature all-Michigan hops. Check out the seating in the old bank vault, where the floor is covered in pennies.

Recently opened in downtown Muskegon, you will find 18th Amendment Spirits Co. Prohibition may have been a national failure, but 18th Amendment Spirits Co. is creating success distilling everyone's favorite spirits. Cool building and décor, too.


Ask innkeeper Ron, a licensed captain, about taking a sunset cruise to Lake Michigan, in season, aboard Third Swan, a 40-foot motor yacht docked on White Lake. What a lovely way to end the day in West Michigan.

You'll also find canoe, kayak and river tubing along the White River at Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery or you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board at Waterdog Outfitters in Montague.

Historic Charm

Located in Muskegon, only a 20-minute drive from White Swan Inn, the Hackley & Hume Historic Site showcases late Victorian architecture. The Hackley House is restored to its 1890 splendor while the Hume House is more open and modern. Sharing a carriage house, the City Barn reflects architectural elements of both houses.

Also in downtown Muskegon, check out the Muskegon Heritage Musuem. Filled with artifacts and exhibits showcasing Muskegon's industries, historic homes and businesses of the past. Did you know that Brunswick was headquartered in Muskegon? The museum is dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial & social history of the greater Muskegon area.

Natural Wonders

Sand dunes at Lake Michigan are the iconic epitome for a really relaxing evening, a sunset cruise to Lake Michigan aboard Third Swan, a 40' motor yacht docked on White Lake is a lovely way to end the day in West Michigan. Muskegon State Park and Hoffmaster State Park are just a short drive from White Swan Inn and an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the lakeshore.


Let your bike take you for a color spin. Experience fall color at every turn along paved bike trails radiating from the White Swan Inn in Whitehall -- White Lake Pathway, Hart-Montague Trail, and Meijer Berry Junction. All are easy-riding miles just perfect for a leisurely afternoon ride. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Bring your mountain bike and head to Owasippe Boy Scout Reservation just a couple of miles from White Swan Inn for easy to advanced trails through the historic scout reservation.

For your convenience, we have a large carriage barn on site to house your bike overnight. If you don't have a bike, rentals are available just a half-mile from the B&B. Fuel up with a delicious breakfast featuring local fruits and vegetables before heading for the trails. And return after a full day to a relaxing room and a restful evening.

Guest Rooms: 3

 Who We Are:

Ron and Cathy Russell, innkeepers



303 S Mears Ave, Whitehall, MI, USA 49461