Lakeside Inn sits atop a forested bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, which were originally purchased in 1884 by Alfred Ames (more about our history). It now includes the Inn, House of Eleven Gables, an artist studio, outdoor event spaces, a pond, access to a private beach, and more. Take a virtual tour of the Inn
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Lakeside Inn's most used entrance, it is centrally located near the back parking lot. it leads right to the front desk, stairs and coffee.
Enjoy the cafe and its great scenery at Lakeside Inn. The cafe serves breakfast most weekend mornings.
Come in to a warm greeting and be taken back in time over 100 years to a less complicated, relaxing atmosphere in Lakeside Inn's Lobby. The front porch is over 100 ft wide. A favorite of visitors, it is lined with rocking chairs that face Lake Michigan and the sunset.
Lakeside Inn sits 100+ steps above a sand dune from a gorgeous semi-private beach on Lake Michigan.
Our backyard is the perfect space for events, weddings, games like Bocce / cornhole, or to just relax with friends.
Lakeside Inn's backyard pond is host to many frogs! Enjoy the views, the numerous Adirondack chairs, fire pit, and art that surrounds the frog pond.
The House of Eleven Gables is one of the oldest houses in Lakeside, MI. It was saved from being torn down and relocated a few plots away on Lakeside Inn's grounds. Available to rent, it sleeps up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms and includes 2 bathrooms.
Experience artwork from our residency program artists, and other guest artists. Most art is available for purchase.