At Old Orchard Road
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1422 South Shore Dr.
Holland, MI 49423
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Welkom, A History of Inn At Old Orchard Road ~
This sturdy Dutch farmhouse, built in 1906, sits
where it once was profusely surrounded by
brilliantly blooming gladiola and mum plants. Flower
farms were almost indigenous to the area and traces
of the old foundation for the bulb and seed storage
building are still in evidence today.
Purchased in 1973
by its present owner, Innkeeper Elizabeth DeWaard,
the house had withstood the presence of many large
families and although very strong, was in disrepair.
Thus began a long rejuvenation project.
In May of 1997 (after the owner retired from 35
years of teaching) it opened as a Bed and Breakfast.
And once again, the house was filled with many
Birds and rabbits
welcome your presence on nearly an acre of fresh
Breathe in cool lake breezes from the quaint front
porch while relaxing on antique wicker furniture or
head for the spacious patio, rustic gazebo (below
left) or refreshing fountain (below right) in the back
yard where sun or shade is your choice.