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What Our Guests Are Saying...

About the Food

 ……The breakfast was as elegant as any fine restaurant could offer. Your hosts, John and Jitka are just as inviting and warm as their lovely bed and breakfast. We felt like this was a home away from home. The other wonderful advantage is that the wineries are only about 10 min. from this place. We visited Tabor Hill and had a lovely experience." - JKRAYL12 (Trip Advisor)
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 "Jitka and John were very hospitable and warm. They went out of their way to make our weekend very special. The breakfast was amazing and plentiful. The room was spotless and lovely. Jitka and John are an awesome couple who show much passion for their business and their surrounding property." (From B&
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I was there with my parents and we were treated royally. I have a gluten sensitivity and my needs were treated with care and concern. The breakfast was carefully prepared, the Nelson's are a delightful couple to be around. The house is cozy and rustic in a wooded area. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the area...
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About the Amenities

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 ……We had a fabulous time here. The amenities included a fireplace (on a very cold weekend) and full length mirror, very comfortable bed and fabulous food. We would recommend it. We have stayed in B & B's in many parts of the world and this one rates at the top….

We had a girl's wine tasting trip planned. We were looking for a comfortable B&B where we could hang out, play games, visit and have someone prepare us a delicious breakfast, which is exactly what we found. Since there were three of us we needed more than one room and the Dove Nest had the perfect arrangement with the lovely, two bedroom private "wing". Each room in the house had fresh cut flowers from their yard and had special touches to make you feel very pampered (fireplace in some rooms, chocolates by bed).

"My husband, 4 year old son, and I spent a night here when I had an appointment in St. Joe. I did not want to stay in a regular hotel, wanting something a bit more personal. Dove Nest is the only B&B in the area that will let children stay, and for that, I am eternally grateful. John and Jitka are very genial and were incredibly wonderful with my son. Jitka even found some Legos for him! The Blue Sky room was very nicely appointed and very comfortable. The large bathroom was fantastic! All in all, Dove Nest is very homey, and it is easy to relax! The only thing that put a blot on our stay was the weather! However, even with the rain, we were able to enjoy their beautiful property. I cannot wait to return in summer to have a paddle in the canoe and take a tour of some nearby wineries" - (From B&

The room was really wonderful! The food was absolutely delicious-fantastic getaway…..

About the Romance

"My husband and I decided to visit the B & B where our son proposed to his fiancée. The rooms were spacious, the bed so comfortable and the food so fabulous. No one could ever say they left the table hungry. We had a quiet evening after wine tasting in southwest Michigan. John and Jitka shared their home, their gardens and their love of cooking to make our stay a very memorable event. " Kitty V. (Trip Advisor)

My husband and I got married this past Aug and decided to have a short honeymoon in St Joseph right after the wedding. The Dove Nest B&B was just what we needed - a quiet, romantic, clean, beautifully decorated B&B, built by the owner himself. You can tell that John and Jitka take pride in making their guests feel welcome...

We stayed here one night for our 42nd anniversary. We wanted something special and were happy to come across this lovely place. We chose the Royal Oak Room and it was large and elegant. So many details have been thought of to make the guests happy and comfortable. We always notice and appreciate that. We loved the beautifully landscaped grounds, and they were particularly colorful on the autumn day we were here. The doves around made it charming and interesting too. The breakfast was terrific. We liked the idea of the first course being brought to our room. Our hosts were so friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. We also enjoyed our little chats with them. What more could you ask for!

I decided to surprise my boyfriend and take him to a bed and breakfast for his birthday and since we have never been to one, it was a great idea. John and Jitka were amazing hosts. 
Thank u for making our first experience at a B & B one we will never forget.

…We got engaged here and would love to come back on our wedding night…..

….and she said YES! I had planned on proposing to my now lovely fiancé for months after reading your great reviews on line and you totally exceeded all expectations…….

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About the Experience

….Your hospitality was amazing….Everything about our stay was amazing: the breakfast, our lovely room, the wineries, restaurants, can’t forget the shopping…..

…what a fabulous “Babymoon”. He should come within the next 2 weeks. Thank you so much for the room upgrade, fabulous food and enjoyable conversation….. have sold my husband on B&B experience. Your gracious hospitality and beautiful surroundings have given us 2 days of rest and memories….

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