by Jeff Bogle
This gorgeous, sprawling resort sits upon a well-manicured green grass lawn, surrounded by picturesque Douglas firs, perched up along the banks of Lake Michigan. Lake Bluff is the grandest of South Haven’s accommodation choices and offers many suites perfect for larger families.
Our Editor Loves
- Playground and separate adult and children's pools
- Stunning Lake Michigan view
- Recreation room with tabletop and arcade games
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
Came for a friends wedding in south haven in hopes of relaxation and nice lodging. Well I didn’t get either of them! Rude and stern staff with very dull personalities. Room smelled. Very loud and could here everything through walls. Only good thing about this place was the views of Lake Michigan. No direct access to Lake Michigan though. Room appeared dirty as well as bugs on the floor. Bathroom very small. Our second day there the lady at front desk refused to give us more bath towels as there was 3 people in our room. She was very rude about it. We ended up forfeiting our last night there and just leaving to go to a nice holiday in a couple miles away. WiFi was very poor inside room and grounds. I definitely won’t be back to this aged place.
by Debbie S
The thing to know about the Lake Bluff Inn is that, while the rooms may not resemble the trendy "updated" rooms at the $300-400 per night resorts nearby, they are clean and comfortable. We have enjoyed staying at "retro" motels and historic motor courts all over the country, and the rooms here are very much like others we have enjoyed--with very comfortable beds. You do pay a premium to stay in a room with a lake view, and the suites are more expensive also; we stayed in a queen room in a one-story motel-style building farther back on the property for $129 a night, and felt like we had gotten an incredible deal considering the location, property, and overall amenities. All rooms have at least a fridge and microwave and a coffee maker. The room A/C unit was a bit noisy, but after sunset the lake breeze was cool, and we opened the window and slept beautifully with the ceiling fan on over our bed.
The grounds are extensive and beautiful, with a large pool and separate kids' pool, plus a hot tub and sauna in a nearby building. There are picnic tables outside the rooms, as well as benches and picnic tables spread across the lawn area near the pool, all overlooking Lake Michigan. The deck that runs down the bluff offers a lovely place to hang out and enjoy views of the lake. I would guess many of the guests are regulars; guests were friendly and it's easy to chat with others who are out enjoying the view if one wishes to socialize. This would be a terrific place for a family reunion, wedding, anniversary party, or other group trip. It's a relaxed and unpretentious place set in a quiet neighborhood with an incredible view, and we felt very comfortable.