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J. Paules Fenn Inn

J. Paules Fenn Inn is located in Fennville, Michigan. The bed and breakfast is six miles from Lake Michigan, making it a more popular place for visitors to stay at. The inn offers six different rooms to its guests, all of which are slightly different than one another. Breakfast is made from scratch and then served every morning for those visiting so that guests don't need to leave the inn if they don't want to. There is a water fountain and a frog pond to go along with the views on the property. There is also a gazebo, a fire pit, and a picnic table on the property that are all for guests to use.


J. Paules Fenn Inn is located on two acres of land. A small gift shop on the property sells essentials and mugs. The library also has a wide selection of books, magazines, and movies for guests to borrow. The bed and breakfast is comprised of six different rooms. Two of the rooms have a jack and Jill style bathroom, making it possible for them to be converted into a two-room suite. Every room has its own unique color palette and decor. The West Suite features a Queen Anne-style bed made of cherry wood. The suite has a private deck with views of the backyard, maple trees, and extensive gardens. The room has a tub and shower combo. There is a jacuzzi tub and a fireplace in the bedroom as well. The King Room has a large seating area with a fireplace, fridge, and a private bath across the hall with a six-foot soaking tub and rainfall showerhead. Guests are able to take a bath in a jacuzzi tub or take advantage of the two-pillar sinks in The English Room. This room also features a dressing area and a queen-sized bed. J. Paule's Tree Top Suite occupies the whole third floor. The property has a dining room overlooking the large yard and maple trees. Guests can enjoy dine-in evenings with a counter stove, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a bar sink. The room has a jacuzzi tub and a couch with a pull-out bed for extra guests. This honeymoon suite is trendy among younger couples. Guest rooms number five, six, and seven are simple rooms. The decor in each room is neutral, with moody lighting and large windows. Each of these rooms has a small dining area, refrigerator, a large armoire, television, and a sliding door out to the back deck. Guest Rooms Six and Seven have twin beds and are located just outside the kitchen. They can be joined together as one large suite as well. All three of these guest rooms allow dogs and have walk-in showers. They are all on the main floor of the J. Paules Fenn Inn. This provides convenience to guests who do not wish to climb the stairs. Each room has an alarm clock and radio, a television with cable and a DVD player, and various books for guests to read. Robes, sea salt and lavender pods, shaving essentials, toothbrushes, and sewing kits are included in each room. A medicine cabinet is also filled in each bathroom with essential medicines such as ibuprofen, allergy relief, and acid reducer. Breakfast is offered every morning.

The owner Paulette makes each meal from scratch. Guests can expect to eat from a menu of casseroles, scones, stuffed french toast with cream cheese and jam, turkey patties, Belgian waffles, pigs in a blanket, omelets, and croissants. The inn has two Keurigs, along with a wide variety of coffees and teas available all day long. Orange juice, milk, and fruit are served with every meal. The surrounding grounds of the property are well-groomed with lush gardens and cleared play areas. The owner recently added a 'Buddha Garden.' This space has many unique plants and statues. When entering the property, guests are greeted by a large water fountain. A frog pond, gazebo, fire pit, and picnic tables are also spread across the property's acreage. J. Paules Fenn Inn is just six miles from Lake Michigan, multiple wineries, orchards, and forests.


When visiting J. Paules Fenn Inn, guests can expect a very family-friendly culture. The restored home can be found as a pleasant and quiet place to stay at. The owner, Paulette, welcomes all of her guests personally. She wants each guest to be comfortable and shows them where everything is. Paulette also gives guests a list of popular places to eat and visit in the area.

The property accommodates a broad demographic of guests. Younger couples will book the third-floor suite for its solidarity, and older couples stay in the first-floor rooms to avoid climbing the stairs. Each room has everything your home would have, and Paulette takes great pride in how functional space is. The well-rounded breakfasts served every morning fill guests up first thing and helps them start a bright day. Guests often comment on how historic and beautiful the home is. How clean the rooms are and how tasty the breakfasts are. The energy within J. Paules Fenn Inn is very positive. There is always fresh air flowing through the home, and the well-groomed gardens have water feeders and food for birds and squirrels. One guest left this review on Tripadvisor, "I'm glad we chose this bed and breakfast. It was a peaceful getaway with super friendly staff and wonderful grounds." The surrounding town is equally inviting. There are shopping centers, lakes, walking paths, and parks. Wineries and orchards surround the town.


Paulette Clouse purchased the home that is now the J. Paules Fenn Inn in 1984. A family with five children previously owned the house. Paulette initially purchased the home to convert it into a restaurant. There were, however, some obstacles that were in the way of that happening, so it was suggested she turn it into a bed and breakfast. In 1986 she began renovations on the property. She added a bathroom to each room, added to the gardens, and rented out each room as she finished them. She purchased a small restaurant in downtown Fennville and said, "I am pleased I started the bed and breakfast. I prefer the hospitality industry."

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2254 South 58th. Street
Michigan, United States 49408


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