A little more than 100 years ago, a quaint country inn on the shores of a pristine Northern Michigan lake opened its doors to travelers who trekked for hundreds of miles to enjoy the beauty of the jewel that lay before them – Walloon Lake.

Called Fern Cottage, the Inn was a destination for many visitors and also served as a docking point for the steamboats that would take the travelers to hotels or to their cottages on the lake.

Renovated and renamed the Walloon Lake Inn in 1981 by chef/proprietor David Beier, the Inn operated as a Bed and Breakfast and Fine Dining destination for 33 years.

Today the Walloon Lake Inn is in the middle of a remodel and transformation, as its new custodians hope to connect the Inns rich 124 year history with today’s upscale dining appetites.