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The Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in a residential neighborhood in Holland, Michigan. There are five units available for reservation in the establishment. The inn was developed in 1987 and is owned by Bob and Pat Elenbaas. Bob and Pat cook a full hot breakfast every morning, which guests can take to their room or eat in the dining area, living room, or sun porch. The Tulip Festival in Holland takes place near the bed and breakfast and attracts many guests during the summer months. The Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast is open year-round.
The Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in a quiet, residential neighborhood. The house has been described to have a homey feel, with a quaint front porch and white wooded rocking chairs on the porch. The inn has five rooms that guests can choose from. The Jenny Lind Suite offers a king-size bed, a fireplace mantel, and a private bath with a double jacuzzi tub and tiled shower.
The Cozy Corner Room offers guests a queen-sized bed, an electric fireplace, and a private bath. The Master Suite is the room with the widest arrangement of amenities, offering a queen-size four-poster bed, mahogany furnishings, a sitting area, a gas log fireplace, and a private bath. The Garden Room has a queen bed, electric fireplace, double jacuzzi tub, private bath, and sitting area. The Tulip Suite is a two-level suite that the owner, Pat Elenbaas, highly recommends to her guests. The suite provides guests with a gas log fireplace, a king-size bed, and a bathroom on each floor.
There are also various property-wide amenities which are offered to all guests regardless of the suite they are staying in, including a full breakfast, living room, and sun porch. The Inn serves a full breakfast, consisting of a fresh fruit cup with vanilla yogurt and a pastry or muffin. The main entrees include quiche, French toast, sausage, and coffee cake. It is a priority for owners, Bob and Pat Elenbaas, to provide an ample breakfast for their guests.
The property is open year-round and tends to see the most traction during the summer months. The Tulip Festival in Holland is an annual event that starts in May and has been celebrated since 1929. Holland has lots to offer visitors, including unique boutique shops, eateries, and state parks. One attraction for guests to see is the windmill imported from the Netherlands at the Windmill Island Gardens. Other local attractions include the Holland State Park and the Kollen State Park.
The Holland State Park offers a sandy beach and a playground with the view of a lighthouse. Two eateries that the owner, Pat, recommends are Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant and Alpenrose Restaurant. Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant has various options, including salads, burgers, steaks, pizza, and dessert. Guests can experience a European restaurant serving crepes, quiche, soups, salads, and sandwiches at Alpenrose Restaurant.
The owners' goal at the Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast is to create an appealing and welcoming atmosphere for guests. One of the ways in which they strive to attain that atmosphere is through their efforts to develop an elegant ambiance while still allowing guests to the property to "feel at home."
Typical guests to the property include those from demographics such as honeymooners and couples seeking a romantic weekend getaway. The primary goal of the property is to be a place where guests can relax and unwind, either in their room with their fireplace or rocking on the front porch in the rocking chairs. Every morning guests are provided with a cup of coffee, and they are welcome to start their day off on the front porch, sipping their coffee.
Guests have left generally positive reviews, commenting on the hospitality and the breakfast that is provided. One guest said, "Bob and Pat are terrific hosts in a home that is inviting, charming, and spacious. Pat knows where everything in the community is, and made terrific recommendations about places to see and things to do. Breakfasts were wonderful with lots of advanced attention to special dietary needs." Another guest left a review saying, "We really enjoyed our stay at the Dutch Colonial Inn. The house was immaculate, the bedroom was comfortable, the breakfast was delicious, and the hosts are warm, friendly people. The B&B is located in a pleasant neighborhood; it was nice to be able to walk around the neighborhood in the evening to see the various architectural styles. Would definitely stay here again." Bob and Pat feel that their bed and breakfast is "lovely," and they do what they can so that guests come away from their stay with those same feelings about the house.
Dutch Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast has been running as a B&B since May of 1987. The house was built in 1928, and the current owner, Bob Elenbaas, has done all of the renovations since they opened. Bob and his wife Pat decided to open the bed and breakfast because they wanted "to put their big and beautiful house to use." Throughout the years and their experience, they have loved getting to know their guests.