Harbor Village and The Inn at Harbor Shores are key additions to the 530 acre master planned Harbor Shores development with its centerpiece Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, site of the PGA Senior Championship in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 presented by KitchenAid. Located approximately 90 highway miles from Chicago, The Inn will be a favorite vacation and business destination as well as an upscale meeting and special event venue. The waterfront setting includes The Marina at Harbor Shores and overlooks the St. Joseph River with direct, deep water, access to Lake Michigan. The Inn is connected to 13 miles of walking trails leading through spectacular natural settings, miles of nearby Lake Michigan beaches, kayak and canoe launches and the Harbor Shores Golf Club. The Innís premier location is also within walking distance of unique shops in St. Joseph and the Benton Harbor Arts District, and a short drive to world-class vineyards, quaint farm markets and beautiful nature centers.
Scheduled to open Spring 2014 as a resort / business full service hotel, The Inn is being built and appointed to Four Star standards. The design concept, while influenced by the classic architecture of late 19th and early 20th century Lake Michigan hotels, embraces 21st century conveniences and amenities. The Inn offers ninety-two rooms, luxury suites and executive-level penthouses with Lake Michigan views.
The Inn includes a casual, comfortable dining experience right off the lobby at Plankís Tavern with waterside outdoor seating. A special amenity is a rooftop deck on the 9th story with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, St. Joseph River, Harbor Shores Golf Course and the City of St. Joseph. An indoor swimming pool, indoor / outdoor whirlpool and fitness center along with a luxury resort spa are additional amenities. The Inn Market offers gifts, sundries, local food and wine, art and Plankís to go fare.
Meeting and event planners will find accommodations to meet their highest expectations. The Inn offers a 5,000 square foot meeting room, smaller conference and break-out rooms in addition to harborside tented space for indoor / outdoor events as well as the 9th floor rooftop deck.
Golfers challenging the Jack Nicklaus Signature Harbor Shores Golf Course, with its inviting clubhouse less than one-quarter mile distant, will be provided the convenience of shuttle service to and from The Inn. Guest boaters will find convenient docking at The Harbor Shores Marina, steps from The Innís amenities. Seasonal slip boaters and guest boaters will have access to the many public amenities at The Inn including Plankís Tavern, the Spa and the Inn Market.