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cRRIAGE HOUSEWith it’s laid back, slow cadence it’s easy to fall into the intoxicating rhythm of spring at the Carriage House at the Harbor, South Haven Michigan. Last year was gorgeous as they always are. Early showers scrub the air, leaving it awash in sunlight. David and I love to shed our coats, take long walks watching the flowers and trees bloom. 

My youngest son Brad, a sports photographer, took this picture of the dogwood blossoms. Our website is filled with photographs showing his skill.

Come breathe in spring with us! Suzanne and David


April 1-29

Essence: The Horses of Deborah Butterfield - Frederick Meijers Gardenshorse

April 28
James Band - Douglas

April 28
Wine Makers Ethnic Dinner - A Trip to Brazil, Fenn Valley Winery



May 4
War on the Great Lakes - Exhibit, Michigan Maritime Museum

May 4 - June 17
62nd Annual Members Show - South Haven Center for the Arts

May 5
Lindu Lou launch - Michigan Maritime Museum

May 5
Art and All That Jazz, Douglas

May 5
Girls Afternoon Out, Fenn Valley Winery

blue coast

May 5 - 12
Tulip Time Festival, Holland

tulip time


June 2
Festival of Cars

judy collins


chatterlyThe Carriage House was honored with a visit from Mark and Sue Chatterly in February. Chatterley's small to large-scale sculptures, all in clay, feature abstracted and beautiful bodies, their surfaces bubbled and pitted with primordial fire. His work is held in private and public collections in the United States and all over the world. Mark was recently featured in a PBS Special.

In 2001 I purchased one of his sculptures at a gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was one of those ”I have to have it moments”. I call her the “Shameless Hussy”.  In transport she broke a small portion of her foot. How glad I was to find out Mark actually lives in Michigan. He so kindly spent a weekend with us and repaired her foot. I was very happy to hear my sculpture has doubled in value.

lindy lou

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May 12
Dogwood Sale, Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum

bonsai show

May 12-13
Bonsai Show & Venders, Frederick Meijers Gardens

May 16
Salt of the Earth Brew & ‘Cur Beer Dinner, Fennville

May 19
Melissa Manchester, Saugatuck Center for the Arts

May 19-20
Steelheaders Fishing Tournament, Michigan Steelheaders

May 25
Chain Ferry Opening, Saugatuck

May 25
Friends Goodwill Sailing Season opens

May 27
Marcia Ball, Saugatuck Center for the Arts

May 28
Memorial Day Parade, South Haven

May 28
Memorial Day Parade, Saugatuck 9am

May 28
Memorial Day Parade, Douglas 10am

June 16
Classic Wooden Boat Show

June 23
Wine Festival and Open House - Fenn Valley Winery


foundry hall

carriage house south haven


davidBesides being an innkeeper David is a published author. Based on stories he shared with his children, he has written The Adventures of Peanuts, Popcorn, Chestnuts and Tootles. It is an adorable book about 4 monkeys. It’s available here at the inn or on Amazon.

Thanks to all who have purchased his book.

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