The Lilley Mansion


The Lilley Mansion is West Michigan’s premiere Bed and Breakfast offering an uncompromising level of service and guest experiences. 4 meticulously appointed master suites with spa amenities and a European feel.

The Lilley Mansion is conveniently located on the intersection of Exchange and Division streets in the historic town of Spring Lake. Our accommodations have been meticulously designed and furnished with luxurious finishes that will help make your stay both invigorating and relaxing. We are located near shopping, dining, live shows, nightlife, and all within comfortable walking distance to our front porch.

The Lilley Mansion is proud to offer complete concierge services. Our friendly staff are always happy to assist with detailed maps and area suggestions to help you with your Spring Lake adventure.

Each of our four master suites feature a King ultra plush comfort mattress and private extra large master bathrooms with deep ultra lush soaking tubs and separate showers. In addition, each suite features a double vanity. Every room is on the second floor and only registered guests have access.
In addition to the complimentary WiFi we offer flatscreen televisions in each room with AppleTV.

A gourmet breakfast is prepared each morning by our European chef. Breakfast is served at 9:00am in the Breakfast Room. We offer our own in-house coffee blend called Lilley Blue and a wide variety of gourmet teas.
For guests who have allergies or special needs for foods, please let us know before your arrival. Our general breakfast items may include gluten, soy, meat, nuts or preservatives which may be allergens for some. We can provide a list of ingredients for items. Again, with some advanced notice, we are happy to provide alternatives to you.

We are proud to offer the finest toiletries from DoTerra during your stay. These toiletries are organic, sustainable, and meet our high level of quality. Should you need additional products you do not find please let us know and we will try to make accommodations.

Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property for our guests and visitors.

The Lilley Mansion offers private dinners for those guests staying overnight subject to availability. If you would like to include a multi-course private dinner with your stay, please contact us directly to discuss.

From time to time The Lilley Mansion will host public and private events. You are always welcome to purchase tickets for the public events. We post all events on our EVENTS page.

As a guest of The Lilley Mansion you are entitled to some great savings throughout Spring Lake. We have partnered with gyms, restaurants, stores, and local businesses to save you money. Please inquire about our full list of participating businesses.


The Lilley Mansion was built by Francis Lilley in 1876 and serves as a classic example of the second empire style of architecture. At the time of construction, the town of Spring Lake had yet to be incorporated. Although Spring Lake’s population was just 1800, the town boasted nine sawmills, a printing office, three hotels, and five churches of different Christian denominations. The town also had numerous means of commerce, including two general stores, two drug, three grocery, two hardware, two furniture, two butcher, and one feed store! In addition, over half of the total land that now encompasses Spring Lake was devoted to growing fruit.

Born in Essex County, England in 1844, Lilley immigrated with his parents at the age of 11 to America, first settling in New York and later Milwaukee. In 1867, they relocated to Spring Lake, where Francis worked in the Lumber industry. When the town was incorporated in 1869, Francis served on the Spring Lake Council as the elected City Marshall. In 1874, Francis Lilley and George Sisson formed the now famous partnership of Lilley and Sisson, located about three blocks from where The Lilley Mansion currently sits. Two years after their partnership formation, the Lilley Mansion came to be.

In 1866, Lilley married Elizabeth Ballinger. Together they had two daughters, Helen and Maude. Elizabeth passed in 1904 and Lilley on March 13, 1923. Both are buried together at Valley City Cemetery in Muskegon.

After his passing, the home was occupied by William Spencer and his family until 1945, when it was purchased by two dentists, (and the first female dentist in the state of Michigan) Dr. and Dr. Albert Rysdorp and family. In 1959, Clyde Kieft purchased the home and converted it to apartments. In the fall of 2005, Norm Beebe purchased the property and resold it in the Spring of 2019 to the current owner.

Much care and attention will be made to restore the home as diligently as possible, with emphasis on maintaining original architecture, history, ad its importance to the local community.