Classic Urban Lodging

Welcome to Kara's Kottages

Nestled in charming historic neighborhoods in close proximity to Downtown Kalamazoo are 6, very well appointed "kottages" referring to the comfortable style of the interiors spaces. These decadent kottages are available to the public for nightly, weekly or monthly rental, are completely furnished and include breakfast.

All 6, private kottages within these 3 locations are furnished with all the comforts a guest desires, including kitchen basics, a cozy living room, separate bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Plus, all the warm touches you’d expect from a beloved B&B– like fireplaces, beds you melt into, European-style breakfast treats and even mini-bars.

Available for overnight, weekly or monthly rental, Kara’s Kottages are an excellent choice for business or pleasure. 

Spacious accommodations

What Makes us Unique from Other Lodging Choices

If you’re seeking an innovative and modern b&b experience, you’ll enjoy our notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better. However, if what you’re seeking is a traditional b&b experience which includes prepared breakfast with other guests, daily housekeeping, frequent interactions with the innkeeper and renting only one room, I might recommend another option.

Kara’s Kottaages offers much more privacy, flexibility and space than traditional B&Bs, which includes self check-in’s, kottages that can accommodate entire families, DIY meals of what you want - when you want, the option to host small gatherings indoors or out and an elusive innkeeper.


837 W. Main St.
Birch Bark Kottage ~ Driftwood Kottage ~ Pine Cone Kottage

926 W. Kalamazoo Ave.
Redwood Kottage ~ Acorn Kottage - Now Open!

509 N. Clarendon St.
Douglas Fir Kottage

What you will enjoy most about each Kottage is the attention to detail and special touches. This home reflects Kara's nearly 20 years of design experience, healthy outlook to life, connection to nature and strong work ethic.

These conveniently located kottages are in close proximity to Downtown Kalamazoo, 2 multipurpose trails, unique shopping, great restaurants, 3 colleges, several brew pubs and much more.

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