On May 31, 2019, the Huffaker Family purchased The Clinton Inn in the heart of Clinton Michigan. We’re excited for this new adventure. Although our family business, Huffaker Homes LLC, has experience with residential real estate in Arizona, this is our first commercial venture.
At the start of 2019, we set our sights on Michigan and started looking for possible vacation properties throughout the state. When we found the Clinton Inn, we immediately fell in love with it. We flew to Michigan the next week, spent some time touring the area and the hotel. We put in a formal offer the next day and began the purchasing process. The rest is history.
We are a small family business that believes in community involvement and giving back. We hope to become an integral part of the Clinton community and that the residents of Clinton will be proud of what we do. Our plans are to maintain the historical charm and beauty of the Clinton Inn while making some changes to the restaurant operations while also getting the hotel fully operational again. We’ll be very active in the day to day management and operation.
Here an update on what we have accomplished as of 11/1/2019:
- We have 4 rooms open for nightly rental. All rooms have brand new high quality beds, mattresses, and linens.
- We implemented our Sunday Brunch Menu and have had some great success with our unique dishes, including Marvin’s nearly world famous waffles.
- We opened the Clinton Coffeehouse on the ground floor and serve up some of the smoothest coffee in Michigan.
- We’re getting ready to renovate a section of the 2nd floor which will allow us to open up 4 more rooms and double our capacity.
- We’re planning to renovate the 3rd floor apartments and turn them back into Hotel Suites, however the timeline for this is TBD.
- We continue to work daily to improve our offerings and make each customer experience better.
- We now offer private events for corporate parties, wedding dinners, birthday parties, and more. We can accomodate up to 100 guests.
- We’ve installed Free WI-FI and high speed internet avaialble for guests in the Clinton Coffeehouse and throughout the hotel. Our coffee lounge area is a great place to come and hang out or have an impromptu meeting or “work from home” day.
We have enjoyed being part of the Clinton community and hope you’ll join us on this crazy adventure!