What started in the 1940s as a seminary is now a luxurious, overnight destination in Plymouth, Michigan, a short drive from Detroit. 

The exterior of Saint John’s Resort in Plymouth, Michigan (photo courtesy of Saint John’s Resort)

What started in the 1940s as a seminary is now a luxurious, overnight destination for those seeking a relaxing stay. Saint John’s Resort in Plymouth, Michigan, is a convenient, 25-minute drive from Detroit and boasts a range of accommodations, from deluxe rooms with king-size beds to a two-level presidential suite. Rooms also feature lush bedding, kitchenettes or full-size kitchens, a Nespresso coffee machine and Molton Brown toiletries.

Upgrade opportunities abound, and a stay makes for a perfect getaway for friends, a bachelorette party weekend or bridal shower. Saint John’s Resort’s Cherry on Top upgrade includes a personalized cake and bottle of champagne or wine. For those seeking to maximize the self-care aspect of their trip, the Relax & Renew experience includes in-suite spa treatments and breakfast. Guests can also head three minutes down the road and get in some mindful movements with the White Buffalo Yoga upgrade. For those who would rather hit a few golf balls, the Five & Drive package sets guests up with passes to the resort’s driving range.

On-site dining is offered at Five Steakhouse, named for the culinary team’s belief that dining should stimulate all five senses. The restaurant, which is also open to the public if you’re not staying on-site, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, as well as weekend brunch. Enjoy the autumn weather with a meal outside on the restaurant’s terrace.

Also be sure to visit The Wine Grotto, a wine cave and bar with the feel of a speakeasy that is located on the lower level of the hotel. With a selection of over 150 bottles of wine, as well as a lineup of bourbon and scotch options, there is something for every palate. The bar also offers a wine-friendly, small-plates menu, providing something to nosh while you sip. 44045 Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, Michigan 48170, 734/414-0600, saintjohnsresort.com