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The Painted Turtle Inn

3205 Lakeshore Drive , Saint Joseph, MI 49085 USA (Show map)
4.8
70 Reviews
$175 - $325
per night

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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.

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4.8

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

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amazing!

4.8 on December 09, 2014

i can't say enough about this gorgeous B&B! christine is an exceptional host - laid back, accommodating - from the wine and cheese on arrival to the wood-burning fire/cozy living room/dart board to the immaculate cleanliness of our room (the dragonfly) to the unexpected special touch of the delicious breakfast, our expectations were exceeded. we'll be back! thanks for such a wonderful stay!


Late fall wine touring

4.6 on November 24, 2014

Great rooms, great atmosphere, beautiful views, across the street from a large bluff overlook of the lake, nature trails on the property, close to 5+ wineries, food was outstanding... pretty great stay!!


Wonderful

4.8 on November 20, 2014

Great bed and breakfast...awesome completely new modern rooms with amazing bathrooms...sheets were fantastic and breakfast was great!! Would definately go back!


a night's stay

4.0 on November 14, 2014

A friend and I used this as a getaway to celebrate our 10 yr friendship. We loved the closeness to Lake Michigan and the decor of the rooms. We would definitely recommend it to others.


Warm hospitality and splendid breakfasts!

5 on October 28, 2014

My niece and I stayed for 4 nights. The accommodations were lovely. It was the perfect atmosphere for catching up on family news and enhancing our decades long friendship. We strolled along the meadow paths at the inn, enjoyed the cliff-top swing across the street overlooking Lake Michigan, attended a concert at the old Box Factory, ate a fine supper along the river at a restaurant near the theater, climbed the dunes and visited the historic lighthouse. One evening we had a great pizza delivered from Ramona Belles. Time flew by. Many thanks to our hosts!


Great stay!

5 on October 23, 2014

This is our second time staying at a The Painted Turtle Inn, and both times were wonderful. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable. The breakfast is delicious too! We look forward to going back soon.


Great weekend getaway

4.8 on October 21, 2014

Truly enjoyed our stay at the Painted Turtle Inn, the breakfast prepared by Christine was outstanding and my husband couldn't be more pleased to be served meat with each breakfast we had as well as generous portions. The location directly across the street from a park which we walked to each night for sunset was perfect! We stayed in the Vintner's Retreat it was a nice size room and we loved the 2 person jacuzzi! Great detail was taken in decorating the room.


WOW!!

4.8 on October 14, 2014

We were very lucky to be able to get a night at the Painted Turtle after our original travel plans were changed. The accommodation is superb- everything you would want your own home to be and more! We were in the Vintners Retreat which is very opulent. This was the only room available but if I was to return I would probably like to try the Griffon. The bath in the Vintners retreat is superb as is the shower. No expense spared for quality fittings. Where the painted Turtle really comes into its own is the service and the gourmet breakfast. I am still salivating just thinking about those delicious blueberry muffins. There is absolutely nothing I could fault with our wonderful hosts and beautiful property. Many many thanks.


Great stay!

5 on October 02, 2014

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights to celebrate our 20th Anniversary! We were so pleased! Christine and Joel are fabulous hosts! The breakfast is amazing! The afternoon snacks and wine were delightful also. We stayed in the Dragonfly room and it was lovely! It was spacious and decorated very nicely. What a relaxing and enjoyable stay!!! We hope to visit again sometime!


Seond year stay and even better

5 on September 29, 2014

We were greeted by the host and hostess upon arrival, as snack was given as we met other arriving guests. Chris and Joel are excellent hosts. Unfortunately we missed walking on the trail out back. The Dunes Room allowed a view of sunsets over the lake. Neat room and comfortable bed. It is a recommended place to visit.


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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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $300

Nightly Rate: $250 - $300

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

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

Nightly Rate: $200 - $275

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

Nightly Rate: $225 - $300

Nightly Rate: $225 - $300

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

Nightly Rate: $175 - $250

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $325

Nightly Rate: $250 - $325

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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
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay required on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

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

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