The Neighborhood Hotel

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN + GENUINE COMFORT

The Neighborhood Hotel Grand Beach is your escape. This is a place where nature’s bounty is celebrated and pure comfort is prioritized. Imagine beginning your day with sounds of nature, coffee by the campfire followed by a dip in the glistening pool or yoga near the ravine. The adventurer explores the woods and waters of Harbor Country before a round of golf or tennis. Meanwhile, the relaxed vacationer continues to bask (possibly reclined) amongst the native trees and greenery. The day comes to a close with bbq delicacies garnished with fresh herbs from the garden + s’mores under the stars (or in the plush living room for indoor folks).

Your suite is the ideal blend of rustic cabin meets ethereal luxury. The common spaces are campy-hip with warm touches that even smell good (think wood paneled walls, aromatic pine trees, smoky embers). This is your place for adventure, connection, or to just chill.

Our Rooms

JUST STAY

Fourteen large, stylish suites (including two cottage homes) feature thoughtful amenities for work and play. Amenities include:

-In-Unit Fully Equipped Kitchens
-A/C throughout
-In-Unit Smart TV (w/ YouTube TV!)
-In-Unit Yoga Mat
-In-Unit Hairdryer
-In-Unit Moccamaster Coffee Machines w/ Local Beans
-In-Unit Private Patio (select suites)
-In-Unit C.O. Bigelow Bath Products
-In-Unit Bath Towels
-In-Unit Steamer

-Communal Washer/Dryer (in-unit in the cottages)
-Communal Outdoor Fire Pits
-Communal Grills
-Communal Lawn + Deck/Porch
-Communal Pool
-Communal Basement Game Room + Bar
-Communal Living Room + Kitchen

EXPLORE HARBOR COUNTRY + GRAND BEACH

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Michigan’s southwest coast, Harbor Country, has welcomed generations of visitors to enjoy lovely beaches and an overall relaxed lifestyle.The state’s slogan, Pure Michigan, is quickly apparent as you swim through Lake Michigan, enjoy beer and wine tastings at the many family-owned vineyards, trek to the top of massive sand dunes, or paddle a canoe around the smaller, inland lakes. Southwest Michigan is a mecca of family-friendly beach towns with great shopping and dining — have fun exploring or fully chilling! Fun fact: Grand Beach was designed as a resort community way back in the day & the stately white gates have welcomed visitors since the early 1900’s while the golf course dates back to 1911.

THE HISTORY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD GRAND BEACH

Built as Pinewood Lodge

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Joseph Deuel (a realtor from New Buffalo) sold a 600 acre parcel of land to Floyd Perkins of Fuller Advertising in Chicago. Perkins intended to develop the parcel into a shooting preserve but changed course and turned it into a summer recreational community near the shores of Lake Michigan. Fun fact: Grand Beach is the only Harbor Country town that was master planned as a resort community.
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Pre-fab houses by Sears Roebuck & Company became available for purchase in Grand Beach — the new “summer colony” where you could live the dream near a beach and golf course.
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The stately white entry gate to Grand Beach was created. It still stands today and serves as one of the main identifying features of Grand Beach.
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Developers of the future Golfmore Hotel built The Pinewood Lodge which is now The Neighborhood Grand Beach. Pinewood Lodge was known for hosting famous heavyweight fighters of the era for training including Cinderella Man, James Braddock.
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The Golfmore Hotel in Grand Beach was completed. The Golfmore, known as ‘the jewel of the Dunes,” featured 175 rooms plus a nightclub, large dining room, 200 ft. ski jump, equestrian facilities and a golf course. The hotel helped further establish Grand Beach as a sought after summer destination and was a pretty happening spot throughout the roaring 20’s.
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Rumored legal turmoil involving crooked finances, raids, etc., caused The Golfmore Hotel to be frequently shut down in the early 1930’s. In 1939, a fire destroyed the main hotel and it was never rebuilt. The Pinewood Lodge survived the fire as it was far enough away and has been maintained throughout the years.

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY + RENOVATION

We honor history while breathing fresh life and character into old structures. The design goal for the Neighborhood Grand Beach was to preserve the warmth of the original woodsy cabin while creating an airy, playful space with a whisper of low key luxury. The end result boasts smoky scents from the original stone fireplace, bohemian accents like hanging chairs, and pops of color that mingle with the natural earth tones of the landscape.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Coming Soon:
The Neighborhood Little Italy
Where welcome drinks come in the form of bold espresso + crisp prosecco. We can't wait
Chi? [Who]
The Neighborhood Hotel
Cosa? [What]
Warmth, bellezza, history. The cornerstones of Italian culture that The Neighborhood Little Italy captures in its third + largest location with 35 suites (Studio - 2 bedrooms).
Quando? [When]
Spring/Summer 2023
Dove? [Where]
In the heart of Little Italy! Here, you're nestled in a neighborhood with an old world feel that seamlessly welcomes the new and modern. Plus, the most bustling parts of the city are just a stone's throw away and easily accessible on foot/public transit! Places like: The Illinois Medical District + Fulton Market + West Loop + UIC + The United Center + the Loop.
Perché? [Why]
To experience fun, adventure, and comfort!
Come? [How]
Our buildings have stories ingrained in the walls (in a non-creepy way) - stories that are meant to be told and shared. The Neighborhood Little Italy was formerly the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame which honored the greatest Italian-American athletes, broadcasters, and sports workers to benefit athletics in the United States. Once again, we've fallen for a space outfitted with cool history + architecture. Grateful to all of the hard workers and supporters who are turning another NEIGHBORHOOD HOTEL vision/dream into reality!
The Neighborhood Little Italy building design
Rebel House is nailing the design. Soaring ceilings give way to chic urban lofts with sophisticated Italian villa vibes. the top floor's outdoor terraces feature captivating views of the city and the piazza across the street. La vita é bella.
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