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.
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.
Nightly Rate: $250 - $300
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.
Nightly Rate: $200 - $275
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.
Nightly Rate: $225 - $300
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.
Nightly Rate: $175 - $250
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.
Nightly Rate: $250 - $325
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.
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!
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.
4.8 on September 24, 2014
Fantastic setting on Lake Michigan, outstanding accommodations, breakfast was delicious, and the owners were such gracious hosts. I'd recommend the Painted a Turtle Inn to anyone looking to get away to a quiet retreat in St. Joseph!
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!!!
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!
3.4 on September 09, 2014
Great find, I will revisit.
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.
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.
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.
Beachside, Lakeside, Small town, Wine country
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Live Music, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wet bar
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
Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports
Christine and Joel Shull
Wineries, cooking, shopping, gardening, sewing, woodworking
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian