Header Photo: The Morris Estate
Have family or friends coming into town for the holidays – or, just looking for a little getaway close to home? While chain hotels have their place, Berrien County offers a wealth of less-conventional lodging opportunities that can make your experience truly one-of-a-kind. From charming inns to boutique hotels to upscale condos, here are just a handful of the creative places you can stay and play in Southwest Michigan:
Enjoy small-town charm in sophisticated style at the Monogram Inn & Suites, downtown Bridgman
Sophisticated, spacious, and newly-renovated guest rooms and suites offer an upscale experience a stone’s throw from dining, breweries, wineries and more, within walking distance of Weko Beach and all the small-town charm downtown Bridgman. The Monogram Inn & Suites offers lodging for up to eight guests, with amenities like free parking in reserved spots, an elevator, full, stocked kitchens, multiple bathrooms, and laundry facilities. Add in thoughtful touches like SmartTVs, free Wi-Fi, complementary bikes for guests to use, and board games to borrow and you’ve got a great option for reunions, family get-togethers and girl’s getaways. During the off-season, Monogram pivots to offer extended stay leases with scaled discounts for weekly, monthly, 3-month and 6-month lease options.
Step away from stress at a B&B nestled among wineries: Among The Vineyards Bed & Breakfast, Baroda
Tucked away in the farmland-filled countryside and just a few miles from the Lake Michigan shoreline, Among the Vineyards B&B offers true relaxation and hospitality. Four unique wine-themed rooms offer luxury linens, fireplaces, large-screen flat-screen TVs, WiFi, and more; and some rooms also offer deluxe touches like the real cedar two-person soaking tub in the Traminette room. A multi-course breakfast made with locally-sourced ingredients starts your day, after which you can visit a variety of local wineries, breweries, orchards, or quaint small towns. Vacationers who appreciate peace and quiet, take note: Among the Vineyards is an adults-only getaway unless you rent the whole house. “The world beats us up, and we are so busy we don’t take enough time to connect one on one with our loved ones,” says Barb Antonucci, Owner & Innkeeper. “Hospitality is my gift and I want to use it to give people a place to reconnect and relax.”
Enjoy upscale hotel amenities + plenty of space: The Condos At the Inn At Harbor Shores, Benton Harbor
If you’re looking for the ambiance of an upscale hotel with the capacity of a vacation rental, The Condos at the Inn at Harbor Shores offer the best of both worlds. With luxe amenities like a full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, meeting rooms and a selection of on-site dining options – not to mention the Inn’s amazing harbor views – The Inn at Harbor Shores offers a best-in-class experience. And with the option to rent one of the luxury condos for a short length of time or an extended stay, you can experience all those amenities with the whole family. With 1280-square-foot, two-bed, 2.5-bath units that sleep 6, there’s plenty of room to spread out.
Retreat at a Historic Riverfront Getaway – The Morris Estate in Niles
With 600 private acres on the St. Joseph River, miles of walking trails, and a covered bridge, this special space delivers peace and serenity to any kind of getaway. And with a variety of lodging options from rustic and casual to modern and lavish – eight suites and two private cabins in all – accommodating your group’s unique needs is no problem. Enjoy the unique history and ultimate relaxation of a getaway at The Morris Estate!