The Inn’s Gallery shows original, colorful impressionist paintings and monoprints by artist/innkeeper Mary Hammer.

During your vacation in South Haven, MI, you will want to be sure to take time to explore the various pieces on display throughout the Inn in all the common areas, The Inn Gallery, and in such guestrooms as the Studio Room, The Apartment, and the Penthouse Lakeside.

Occasionally, there will be the need for dancing and merrymaking.  This is definitely one of the reasons why this Inn is so unique
Guest’s can enjoy there breakfast on the original tables inside the gallery or on the outside front 66 foot wrap around deck on the front of the Inn, or on one of the back decks, or even walk out and enjoy a cup of coffee out on the properties 16 foot strip of land overlooking the Harbor and the lovely town!

Acrylic Painting by Hammer Title: “Yes, We Do Have Bananas”

The Inn itself is Mary’s largest work of art. In the many small historic rooms, she has wall hangings on display from places like India, Guatemala, and China.

This unique Inn welcomes travelers of all ages, as well as families, to stay here from North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and other parts of the World.

Mary’s Contributions to South Haven & the State of Michigan

Mary served on the Kal-Haven Trail Board of Directors for 3 years, driving on icy roads in Van Buren county to meetings to ensure that the trail was purchased by the state from Penn Central Railroad. She presented to the State of Michigan the proposal for the covered bridge across the Black River, hence the lovely bridge which stands today; thanks to Bob Nichols donation of materials.

Another important contribution to the State of Michigan’s history is the fact that Mary Hammer co-founded Michigan’s Lake to Lake B&B group in 1983. It still remains the sole state recognized group of accredited Bed and Breakfast Inns across the State of Michigan.