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The Painted Turtle Inn

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3205 Lakeshore Drive, Saint Joseph, MI 49085
The Painted Turtle Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend, soon to be fiance, and I had an amazing weekend at the Painted Turtle. Not only did we enjoy everything that St. Joseph had to offer, but where we stayed had a big impact on us. The hosts were wonderful and willing to go the extra mile when planning a couple precisely timed activities. The room we stayed... More 

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Arizona
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great B&B. The room was gorgeous. The quality and finish, cleanliness, and attention to details was superb. Breakfast was the best we've had in a B&B - extremely good. Hosts were hospitable without being intrusive. The location, across the road from the lake, next to a little city park/overlook on the lakeside is very nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a one night stay at the Painted Turtle Inn in the Vintner's Retreat. It was very comfortable and luxurious! The room had great amenities...a TV, iPod docking station, DVD player, comfortable king size bed, and a huge bathroom with a whirlpool tub. There is a nice walking trail in the back of the property too. The Inn is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This was our second time staying at the Painted Turtle Inn (because we loved it so much the first time). It was just as fabulous as we remembered it. The breakfast was incredible, the room was pristine, and Christine and Joel were excellent hosts. We can't wait until our next trip up!

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I recently booked the Moonlight Serenade room at the Painted Turtle Inn for a relaxing girls weekend getaway. Christine and Joel were amazing hosts and extremely accommodating. The room was fantastic, the bed and linens were luxurious, the bathroom was like a mini-spa. Our wine and snacks upon check-in were much appreciated, and breakfast in the morning was delicious. We... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We selected the Painted Turtle Inn for our recent trip to southwest Michigan based upon reviews here and elsewhere. Our expectations were far exceeded. Our room (Moonlight Serenade) was spacious, beautifully decorated in a contemporary style and had an amazing bath and lovely linens. It has a lake view, too, which would be spectacular in summer. Reception was perfect...wine and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at the Painted Turtle Inn for one midweek night. The welcome wine and cheese in front of a roaring fireplace was a perfect break after our drive. Everything was decorated very nicely, and more importantly the owners were super and very hospitable. Breakfast (fruit, baked oatmeal, eggs, and local sausage) was delicious and kept us... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

my fiancé and i booked this B&B on a whim just a week before, and our expectations were exceeded in every way! the owners were responsive, and sent a confirmation email with specific directions the day before. the home is immaculately clean, and they thought of every detail! on arrival we had a modest display of cheese and crackers, with... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Painted Turtle Inn was the nicest bed and breakfast we have stayed in. Loved the room and big spacious bathroom. We stayed in the Vintners retreat. A bit cold but would love to return to this place in warmer weather to enjoy the St Joseph Beach area. Christine was very friendly and her breakfast was really good. Lots of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 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... More 

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