White Swan Inn      
303 S Mears Ave, Whitehall, MI 49461-1323, USA    
(888) 948-7926, (231) 894-5169
  • Free Night Participating Inn


- $179

Book a Room $119 - $179

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Cathy Russell, Ron Russell

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Circa 1884. Maple trees shade this sturdy Queen Anne home, a block from White Lake. A screened porch filled with white wicker and an upstairs coffee room are leisurely retreats. Parquet floors in the dining room, antique furnishings and chandeliers add to the comfortable decor. Chicken and broccoli quiche is a favorite breakfast recipe. Cross the street for summer theater or walk to shops and restaurants nearby.

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$119 to $179

Off Season: $109 to $169

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Travelers Checks, Personal Checks, Discover, American Express, Master Card and cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Snacks/Refreshments


This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 1 with whirlpool. The types of beds available include King, Queen, Twin and Double.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

Corporate and extended stay rates, dinner upon request
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Television
  • Off-site Dry Cleaning Services
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Gym Nearby
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • Flexible Cancellation
  • Desk
  • Daily Newspapers
  • Corporate
  • Extended Stay Rates
  • Dinner Upon Request

Events Hosted

    • Family Reunions
    • Meetings
    • Romantic Getaways

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Spa Packages: Total Relaxation Package

Pet Restrictions

Limited basis, off season
  • Pets Allowed
  • Innkeepers pets on premises
  • Limited Basis
  • Off Season

Innkeepers Association Memberships

Michigan Lake to Lake B&B Assoc., PAII

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

two night minimum stay on summer weekends, three nights for holiday weekends

Children Restrictions

selected rooms, contact innkeeper


7 day cancellation policy. Should you cancel more than 7 days prior to your arrival date, you'll receive full credit less a $20 bookkeeping fee. A cancellation of 7 days or less, you will be liable for the first night and any others we cannot rent up to the full length of your reservation. This includes shortened stays within the 7 days. No refunds for early departures.


Smoke Free Property.

Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Sports Events, Major College
    • Tennis
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Luge Run
    • Dune Rides
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Scenic
    • Sunset Cruises

Historic Interest

White Lake Historical Society 2005 Preservation Award

Historic Memberships:

  • Local Historical Society

Historic sites nearby:

White River Light Station (5 miles), Hackley-Hume Historic Homes (20 miles), Little Sable Lighthouse (20 miles), Owasippe Scout Reservation (5 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Scales Fish and Steak House , Old Channel Inn.

Nearby College/University

Muskegon Community College, Baker College

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are May 25-Oct. 25, Sunday-Thursday and Oct. 26-May 24 anytime.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

Michigan Apple Muffins

Bike rides past the many orchards will whet your appetite for a variety of apple delights. The following muffin recipe is a favorite of guests at the White Swan Inn

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Makes Even an Ugly Duckling Comfy!

I have stayed at the lovely White Swan twice and would gladly do so again, given the chance. The innkeepers, Ron & Cathy, are personable and aim to please. Local produce (when available) is incorporated into the breakfast menu. (Michigan blueberries are the best!) And like many B&B owners/managers these days, yummy recipes are shared with guests and those on their mailing list. The last time I stayed at the White Swan I was traveling solo and stayed in the Mariner room where I was quite comfortable. The thing I like best about this B&B is the location. It's very close to where I grew up so I can easily walk and shop on Colby Street or drive just a short distance to visit friends and family. Finally I appreciate that it's in an historic home, renovated perfectly for hospitality and rest.
Jill Clark

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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InnSide Tip - Do Visit Montague!
Just across the causeway, on the other side of the river and lake is the small town of Montague. It's just a few minutes away from Whitehall and has some of its own charm like the World's Largest Weathervane, Dog 'n Suds drive-in, and the hometown of Miss America 1961. Drive along Old Channel Trail, if you get a chance, and take in the scenery and the beach. Even in the rain or cooler temps., Lake Michigan is a wonderful sight to behold, and at least stick your toes in!
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What a great place to gather with old friends and relive past fun times and create new ones.

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Publicity and Press Reviews

White Lake Beacon, Muskegon Chronicle, Michigan Travel Ideas, Bed, Breakfast and Bike Midwest, Book of Lists, Arrington's B&B Journal, Cookbook-Great Lakes, Great Breakfasts, Cookbook-Celebrate Breakfast, WKAR TV ("Best of Bed & Breakfast"), Cookbook-Inn Time for Breakfast, Voted by inngoers-Best in the Midwest 2003.


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