New Buffalo, Michigan
If you're looking for a local getaway, the Harbor Grand in New Buffalo, Michigan is a great choice! Approximately a 2 hour drive from the Chicago area, a 2 night escape could be just what you need! The Harbor Grand has allowed me to offer my clients an additional 10% discount to their online rates.
This charming 55 room hotel overlooks the New Buffalo Marina and is just steps to town, restaurants and a spectacular Lake Michigan beach. Several room options are available including a marina view with king bed, fireplace and whirlpool bath. Another option would be a village view suite featuring a king bed and separate living area with pull-out couch, which is great for families. A few ground level rooms are available with outdoor patios as well. All rooms include a refrigerator and DVD player.
Amenities include breakfast in bed, an indoor pool and jacuzzi with outdoor sundeck, complimentary bike rentals, dvd library, complimentary wi-fi, fitness room, beach towels and chairs. Pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream can be delivered to your room, day or night for a small fee. The Harbor Grand also offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the Four Winds Casino.
Enjoy the Lake Michigan beach in the summer...bring your cooler, chairs and beach toys! Be sure to return after dinner for a spectacular sunset on a clear evening!
A few of my favorite places to eat are Stray Dog or Redamack's for casual dining...Brewster's Italian restaurant or the Bentwood Tavern for a more elegant meal. Be sure to stop at Oink's for ice cream!
A popular adult activity... making the rounds of the local wineries. Tabor Hill Winery has a lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner which overlooks their vineyard!
Several seasonal activities, festivals and events are available year-round to make the Harbor Grand a great place to visit spring, summer, fall or winter!