2020 has been a year to remember for all of us, and everyone is hoping 2021 brings positive changes. We find ourselves reflecting on the months since reopening the Kalamazoo House this summer, but first we have an exciting announcement to make about one positive change taking place right now. A Warm Hello … …
Hello from Laurel and Terry, After being closed since March, this popular downtown Kalamazoo bed and breakfast inn is reopening. As the former innkeepers here from 2007 through 2014, we are excited to start welcoming guests to this beautiful, historic property starting Friday, July 31 and into the Fall. We can’t wait to greet old …
To those who have reached out in such kindness after our temporary closure, and to all the friends of The Kalamazoo House, we know we owe you an update. We only wish it were less bittersweet and more definitive for you.
In this time of such uncertainty, our highest priorities are the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees, followed closely by ensuring the security and long-term continuity of this historic institution. With both of those in mind, we’re writing to announce that together with our stakeholders we’ve made the very hard decision to temporarily close the inn—for an unknown period of some months.
So in any disaster or crisis, you see silver linings and good things. For years I’ve joked that my faith in humanity gets shaken almost daily, and restored every time—almost always by the end of the same day. Both in our Kalamazoo community and in the outreach from our K-House guests, my confidence and love for the goodness of humans is soaring to new heights.
Announcing The Kalamazoo House BizClub for Repeat Business Travelers (Loyalty Program for Individuals). For a long while we’ve been trying to identify a win/win to say thanks to our loyal, solo business travelers, and to share some of the savings of that lower cost structure of weekday biz guests whom we know and trust. Note: This is a guest-specific loyalty program, not a “corporate rate plan”. Benefits of belonging include:
For an insider’s guide to Kalamazoo music, however, the following is what we had in mind. When you stay at the inn and want to stroll to check out the local venues to see what might scratch your particular musical itch, you’re bound to stumble on some local and regional talent that could be finalists on “American Idol,” or “The Voice”, or be featured acts in Nashville. Oh wait, all those we have recently seen just wandering in the evenings. Headliners at large venues are great, but here are our personal favorites.
Two challenges are going to result in a slow increase in the amount of promotions and specials we offer at The Kalamazoo House, staring with the holiday season of 2018.
Breakfast at the Kalamazoo House looks a little bit different from what you might find at other bed & breakfasts, but guests who visit this historic Michigan inn may not know what this morning rush entails. Let’s pull back the curtain and take a closer look at what goes on when the owners and proprietors, Stephanie and Steve, are serving up your hot breakfast first thing in the morning.
In celebration of Steph’s completion of a grueling two-year masters program to be an NP (on top of full-time work, inn help, parenting, and other illness challenges in the family), we’re celebrating with our own pure Michigan fall getaway. Where do innkeepers go?