Walloon Lake Inn History


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 serves to connect the Inns rich 124 year history with today’s upscale dining appetites.


Closed Jan. 9 - Apr. 26
Open for dinner: Thursday - Sunday at 5pm
Closed: Monday - Wednesday

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Phone: (231) 535-2999

4178 West Street, Walloon Lake, MI 49796

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