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Historic Hotel Nichols

We are great friends with Hotel Nichols, Downtown South Haven’s only locally owned and operated hotel since 1884.

Category: Historic Hotel Nichols Tags: Hotel, South Haven, Lake Michigan

Built in 1874, this casual, 2-story hotel in downtown South Haven is a 16-minute walk to the beach and 1.4 miles from Interstate 196. Straightforward rooms with vintage, country-style decor all include private bathrooms and air-conditioning and have free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and minifridges. Apartments add living rooms and full kitchens. Free perks include garage parking for bikes and motorcycles, and coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day.

Mid-April - Memorial Day (Pre Season)


Private Bathroom

Comfy Beds

Free Coffee

Great Value

Free WIFI

Great Reviews

Downtown South Haven

Lake Michigan

Campground Policies & Rules

We are big believers in being good neighbors. Be respectful and friendly and everyone will have a great time!

Quiet hours are from 11pm to 8am. We do patrol regularly, but if a guest is being problematic do not hesitate to call us! If they are bothering you, they are likely bothering others!

Our store is open from 9am until 10pm on weekends, 9-9 weekdays and 9-7 Sundays. We have firewood, ice, amazing grilling meats from Bob's Processing, Palazzolo's Ice Cream, basic camping equipment, toiletries, beverages and more!

For reservations there is a minimum 2 night stay required, 3 night stay for during holidays. If sites/cabins are still available within a week of your desired vacation, we will allow shorter stays on cabins/campsites. Just give us a call to check! We also always hold a minimum of 5 primitive sites for walk-ins off the trail!

Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to arrival (14 days for major holidays and festivals) are due a full refund. Cancellations made within that 7 day window will be charged for the 1st nights stay, with the remainder refunded. Cancellations made the day-of arrival and early check-outs will not be refunded.

Fires are allowed only in designated rings/pits. Please do not move our fire rings! If you do, you will be charged $25 to clean up and repair the damage caused.

Due to state and local regulations, no outside firewood is allowed within the campground. We do offer bundles for sale at our store. We also can sell bulk firewood if you plan to burn a lot but please, plan ahead as we do not always have this on hand!

We love our woods and wish to preserve them. Thus, we ask that no one cut or bring anything out of the woods to be burned.

Pets are allowed everywhere on our property other than in the store and bathrooms. You are responsible for your pet at all times. Pets are required to be leashed at all times. Please clean up any messes left by your pets!

Check In Time: 4 pm or later. Early check in may be possible, just check with the office on the day of your arrival for availability. There is an additional $30 charge for arrivals prior to 12 pm for Cabins/Cottages.

Check Out Time: 11 am or earlier. Extended check out may be possible, just check with the office on the day of your departure for availability. There is an additional $30 charge for Cabins/Cottages for extended departures at 2:00 pm or later. If one remains after 4:30 pm, a full nights rate is charged.

We include bedding, pillows and towels in all of our cabins for your convenience! If you desire additional pillows or bedding for the pull-out couch and are not paying for the extra people we charge $10 for use of the set. We can have it in your cabin and ready for you if you plan ahead!

Family cabins sleep up to 8 people (couples cabins 4) depending on your comfort level. The daily rate includes up to 6 people (2 for couples). There is an extra charge for any extra people of $10/person/day.

No open flame cooking allowed in cabins.

No Smoking allowed in cabins. There is a $250 cleaning fee if smoking noted in cabin/cottage.

You as our guest are responsible for any and all damage done during your stay. The financial amount will be determined by the Kal-Haven Outpost based upon the time and material cost to repair said damages.

Our cabins allow pets. All damage that is associated from the pets will be the responsibility of the guest.

We allow up to 6 guests per primitive site and 8 per RV site. If you are found to be in violation of this, you will be charged for an additional site for each night of your stay. We suggest no more than 2 medium sized tents on primitive sites, but more are possible if they fit within the confines of your site. We also allow 1 tent on an RV site provided you do not exceed the 8 person limit.

Please, be respectful and clean up after yourselves. If excessive garbage is found on your site, you will be charged $20 per hour to clean up (we really don't want to have to do this, just be a good neighbor and all is well!)

Tent sites 38 through 44 are for our adult (21+) guests only. This is to help prevent those who wish to stay up later from bothering those with small children. We still ask that you maintain a reasonable volume after quiet hours.

With the curent stay-at-home orders, we are closed to recreational camping until May 15th.

We are open to the following: Critical Infrastructure Workers. Needy Individuals that have nowhere else to go. Individuals that have to travel, and meet one of the sixteen exceptions in Section 7, listed on the 2020-59 Executive Order.

All amenities will remain closed other than our store. If the nonessential business order is extended and prevents your stay, you will be offered a full refund or we would be happy to move your reservation to a later date.

We have developed an in depth plan to keep our facilities cleaner than ever once they are able to open, including hand sanitizer stations, frequent spray-sanitation of the bath facilities, and a check-in procedure that allows proper social distancing. As the situation has been changing quickly, we will continue to adapt our plans to meet the most up-to-date recommendations.

About Us

With wooded tent sites, Family & couples cabins, pull-through RV sites w/ hookups & fully furnished vacation homes, we have a stay for every style!

Our Hours

  • Memorial Day - Labor Day

  • Weekdays 9:00 - 9:00
  • Weekends 9:00 - 10:00
  • Sunday 9:00 - 7:00
  • Subject to change

Contact Us

00500 CR687, South Haven, MI 49090

(269) 206-0900