Built-in 1925 in the blossoming lakefront town of South Haven in Southwest Michigan, the Glassman Resort was considered a full-service resort. All meals were prepared and served in the dining hall, which featured twenty-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and beautiful maple floors. At the time, the majority of guests arrived via steamships crossing Lake Michigan.
By the 1960s, the resort industry was suffering, and many properties fell prey to neglect or fires. Few resorts remained. In 1989, the former owners, Jan & Bob purchased the Victoria Resort Bed and Breakfast. Decades later, the bed and breakfast still maintain the vintage flavor of the original structure. The original five-panel wood doors, decorative door handles, and unique hinges are still in place. In many rooms, the original closets are still in place – tiny by today's home standards but perfect for a visit to the area. Original hallway doors were repurposed for the bathroom doors in the King Deluxe and Queen Deluxe rooms. In Cottage B and Cottage C, the original transoms are still in working order above the bedroom doors.
From the exterior, Victoria Resort Bed and Breakfast appears the same as it did nearly a hundred years ago. However, we have added luxury amenities and comforts to our Southwest Michigan bed and breakfast with today's comforts in mind. Guest rooms include jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, large flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, small refrigerators, and private bathrooms. The guest cottages also retain that vintage feel and offer full kitchens, flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi with two having real wood-burning fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs.
At Victoria Resort Bed & Breakfast, we are always working to keep the charm of yesteryear while providing the comforts of today in creating memories of tomorrow. Today, the Victoria Resort and Bed & Breakfast are operated by Jim Martin, his wonderful team, and two Resort Bull Terriers. We invite you to stay at our bed and breakfast and experience all that South Haven has to offer.