Benton Harbor, Michigan is a small town located off the state's west coast, near the shores of Lake Michigan. The area is a summer tourist destination, known for its beautiful Great Lakes beaches and relaxing wineries. While there is only one romantic getaway in Benton Harbor, and there are also a couple in its sister city, St. Joseph, which is about two miles away.
Courtyard by Marriott Romance Package
The Courtyard by Marriott in Benton Harbor offers couples a romance package for their trip to the west side of Michigan. This package includes champagne, a Kilwin's chocolate sampler, an in-room movie and breakfast for two in the Courtyard Cafe. Staying at the Courtyard gives couples the opportunity to visit the Lake Michigan beach, stop by some wineries or visit the local farmer's markets that made Benton Harbor famous. Tabor Hill Wine Tasting Room, located on Main Street in Benton Harbor, is just one of the wineries that can be visited. The hotel also offers an indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, as well as an exercise room.
South Cliff Inn Bed and Breakfast
Located in Benton Harbor's sister city, St. Joseph, the South Cliff Inn is a cozy destination for a romantic weekend in western Michigan. This was the first bed and breakfast built in St. Joseph, and it has seven rooms available to stay in. The Sunset Room is well suited for a romantic escape, with a private balcony overlooking Lake Michigan, as well as a private bath and shower and a sitting room. The bed and breakfast is located on a bluff overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan, and has gardens and decks available to sit and relax on. For some night time entertainment, guests can check out Czar's 505, and for a day excursion, take a trip to the Heritage Center.
Chestnut House Bed and Breakfast
The Chestnut House Bed and Breakfast in St. Joseph, which recently reopened in 2007 after a complete refurbishment, offers couples a romantic getaway package in the fall months. This time of year is less crowded, so couples have an opportunity for quiet and romance. The romance package gives couples a 25 percent discount if they stay two or more nights, and the bed and breakfast is close to local wineries, art galleries and antique shops. Chartreuse Co-op Art Gallery is a downtown art gallery that is worth a visit, as is the Box Factory for the Arts. This quaint bed and breakfast has four rooms available to stay in.
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