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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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