The Boulevard Inn, located in St. Joseph, Michigan, delivers the best of both worlds by blending a chic urban high rise hotel with an historic small town lakefront locale. And speaking of location, the Boulevard Inn’s is prime, situated upon a scenic crest overlooking Lake Michigan, Silver Beach, Lake Bluff Park and a vintage lighthouse at the end of an elongated walkable pier.
An elegant lobby complete with marble flooring and mahogany woods, welcomes guests to the hotel, while park-like outdoor spaces promote dining al fresco, relaxing strolls and people watching along the lake. And if fact, the Boulevard Inn is within walking distance to everything that St. Joe’s has to offer including cobble stone shop lined streets, cafes, a museum, sugar sand beaches, pubs, piers and parks. Nearby surrounding towns like New Buffalo, Stevensville, South Haven and Union Pier also boast wineries, fruit stands, u-pick orchards, outlet shopping, fishing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, antiquing, galleries, boutiques and much more.
My husband and I spent a romantic weekend at the inn and reserved a Park View Suite which boasts 600 square feet and gorgeous panoramic views of the lake and its spectacular sunsets. Guests can also rent a two bedroom suite featuring granite countertops, upscale appliances, lush upholsteries, eclectic, yet comfy, furnishings, and breathtaking scenery. The Boulevard Inn presents rooms with charming views of downtown St. Joseph and its delightful shopping district. Suites at the inn are priced at around $189 and up and include a complimentary breakfast buffet. Prices are dependent upon the time of year.
The hotel offers a fitness room, full-service business center and high speed wireless internet. And the property showcases an on-site gourmet restaurant. The Bistro on the Boulevard highlights fine dining, an impressive wine list and fresh local ingredients. And the Bistro advertises breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring everything from made to order omelets, waffle stations, honey braised beef short ribs and steak burgers to sushi, filet, duck, risotto and walleye. For our dinner at the Bistro we shared the delectable salmon followed up with a sumptuous sampling of warm bananas Foster bread pudding and vanilla bean ice cream.
To cap off our dreamy St. Joseph’s retreat, we savored a glass of locally produced wine along with the calming outdoor evening Lake Michigan landscape. For more information about the Boulevard Inn, reservations, pictures, menus, packages, events and to plan your next romantic getaway, log onto www.theboulevardinn.com.