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The Painted Turtle Inn

3205 Lakeshore Drive , Saint Joseph, MI 49085 USA (Show map)
4.8
59 Reviews
$175 - $325
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About

The Painted Turtle Inn is a distinctive lodging facility located in St. Joseph, Michigan which opened in May 2013. Situated right on Lakeshore Drive, overlooking the bluff and with each room offering vantage points highlighting the lake, the Inn is known for its location, luxury accommodations and gourmet breakfasts. The home features a completely redesigned interior to ensure a clean, quiet and comfortable experience for our guests along with modern conveniences including fully updated private baths for each of our five guest rooms.

Rooms & Rates

Moonlight Serenade

The Moonlight Serenade Room, with its contemporary grey and white décor, is named in honor of St. Joseph being awarded Most Romantic City by the Detroit Free Press. The clean lines of this room provide a contemporary style room where you can sleep immersed in modern design. A king size bed and deep, air bath style tub are sure to provide all the creature comforts anyone could ask for. Be sure to catch glimpse of the sunset out the front window while you are dressing for dinner.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Dragonfly

The Dragonfly Room is a pastoral haven of comfort. Inspired by the gardens on the property which were the pride and joy of the original and only owner of this house, Mrs. Parr, this room overlooks the gardens and expansive meadow behind the house. The rustic style of this room will be softened with the earthy tones of its décor. This room features an invigorating spa-style shower, an inviting king size bed and several windows to enjoy the garden and lake views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Dunegrass

The Dunegrass Room conveys the essence of the fabulous beaches of Lake Michigan from outside to inside. From the sandy colored walls to the pebbled floor of the shower, you will be transported to the Michigan shoreline just by entering the room. Relax in the freestanding air bath style tub before retreating to the plush king size bed. You may even be able to fall asleep to the waves of Lake Michigan lapping on the shore if you open the windows at bedtime.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Griffon

The Griffon Room is named for the first European-style sailing ship to sail Lake Michigan. The crisp blue and white color scheme shows off the original paneling nicely while complementing its nautical theme. A comfy queen size bed and a large air bath style tub make this cozy room one of the best appointed staterooms you will ever stay in. Be sure to check out all the maritime treasures of Southwest Michigan including the rotating train bridge that was built in the early 1900s and is still in use today.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Vintner's Retreat

The Vintners Retreat is our most luxurious room and celebrates the abundance of vineyards and wineries in the area. Decorated in jewel tones, a king size bed, two-person air bath style tub and large picture windows overlooking the lake all make this our most coveted of rooms. Whether you are making your way around the Wine Trail or just visiting one or two tasting rooms, this room will confirm that you really are in wine country here in Southwest Michigan.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Anniversary stay at The Painted Turtle Inn

4.6 on September 17, 2014

My husband and I just had the best experience ever at The Painted Turtle Inn. The Dragonfly Room was beautiful and nicely updated, with an outstanding 5-head shower. The room made you just want to stay in all day. Christine is a wonderful cook!! You never walked away hungry and each mornings' breakfast kept getting more delicious. The hospitality of her and her husband was outstanding! They made you feel right at home and even included a complimentary wine-down happy hour on Friday night. We will be back and this is where we will stay each and every time we visit St. Joseph Michigan - hats off to The Painted Turtle Inn!!!


Amazing escape!

5 on September 16, 2014

We escaped to the Painted Turtle for a kid-free anniversary weekend. We couldn't have been happier with our stay! No detail is overlooked and you feel right at home and very pampered! The decor is lovely, accommodations are comfortable, bathroom is amazing, and hosts are kind. Location is just a short drive from downtown in a quiet location but easy to find. Breakfasts were absolutely amazing, we are still thinking about them! Can't wait to come back!


Sweet September

3.4 on September 09, 2014

Great find, I will revisit.


My stay at the Painted Turtle Inn

4.4 on September 08, 2014

We had a great time. Room was nice and breakfast was good. Good food is available near the Painted Turle Inn.


Very nice!

5 on September 02, 2014

The food, rooms, location, setting, and hospitality were perfect. Will stay with them again when we are in the area.


Peaceful paradise

5 on September 02, 2014

The Painted Turtle Inn is the most amazing place! The entire home and grounds are beautiful and the service is exceptional! The food is FANTASTIC! We have been there twice and will continue to go each year. Such a great get-a-way that is only a short drive.


Top notch B&B in an unpretentious but special lake side town

4.0 on August 30, 2014

My man and I have side by side birthdays so we take a birthday trip every August. The Painted Turtle Inn was the perfect respite and base for our visit to lovely St. Joe. The photographs do the rooms justice - the distinctive decors and discriminating attention to every detail have transformed a rather ordinary suburban home into an extraordinary B&B experience. We've stayed in a lot of B&Bs and this ranks at the top. And Christine and Joel's hospitality and thoughtfulness is fantastic.


Top Notch - Must Stay

4.6 on August 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the dragonfly room of this resort near our anniversary weekend and absolutely loved it! The remodeling updates and other little details did not go unnoticed and were first class. Christine and her staff provided great hospitality and we will stay here again if we return to St. Josephs.


Impeccable B&B

5 on August 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Painted Turtle for our anniversary weekend. The rooms were artfully designed, clean, and comfortable. The service was beyond outstanding. The breakfast was the best I've ever had, even at home. Christine went above and beyond to accommodate my husband's gluten allergy. We will definitely return - multiple times!


A Great Experience

4.8 on August 24, 2014

My husband and I were celebrating our 20th Anniversary and wanted a special place to stay on the last night of our trip. We found it in The Painted Turtle Inn. What an ideal location right on Lakeshore Drive in St. Joe! We stayed in the Vintner's Retreat which was beautifully decorated, roomy and comfortable. The bathroom was very spa-like with a nice-sized shower and jacuzzi tub. Christine and Joel were delightful hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our gourmet breakfast. We'll definitely be back.


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Location

Location Type

Beachside, Lakeside, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4pm - 6pm ET
  • Check Out:: 12pm ET
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% deposit required at time of reservation, unless stay is for one night only then full payment is required.
  • Cancellations: Reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival will be refunded in full, less a $30 service charge. Reservations cancelled within 14 days of arrival will forfeit deposit. However, we do offer a one-time courtesy change where your balance, when paid in full, may be applied toward a future stay within one year. No refunds will be allowed after changing date of reservation. No-shows and shortened stays will be charged full amount of reservation with no refunds or date changes allowed.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Christine and Joel Shull

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Wineries, cooking, shopping, gardening, sewing, woodworking

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9am - 11am
  • Serving Location: On patio, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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3205 Lakeshore Drive , Saint Joseph, MI 49085 USA (Show map)

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