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Thoughtfully Designed

From mornings on your private balcony to evenings spent by the Lobby fireplace, Hotel Walloon was designed to create an inviting guest experience. Throughout the Hotel, you will find comfortable common areas to encourage guest interaction in an intimate atmosphere.

Thoughtful touches and amenities are featured in every guest room including luxury bedding to your preference, heated marble bathroom floors, and in-room binoculars.


Unparalleled Hospitality

Modeled after the Gold Standards of Hospitality, Hotel Walloon is a place where the genuine care and wellbeing of our guests is of the utmost importance. Our service philosophies, gracious staff, and the traditional elegance of the Hotel create a warm, relaxed, yet refined environment.

As part of our mission to be the premier lodging destination in Northern Michigan, we are proud to be the only privately-owned AAA Four Diamond Hotel.


How one developer singlehandedly saved the Village of Walloon Lake

Just a few years ago, the outlook was bleak for the once-bustling northern Michigan resort community of Walloon Lake.

The recession, years of neglect, a court battle over the village lakefront and a private stranglehold on the local water system had given locals little reason to feel optimistic about the future of a dying village located at the foot of a pristine glacial lake that Ernest Hemingway once called home. But a lot can change when money and motivation come to town.

Homeowners, township officials and others around the 9-mile long Charlevoix County lake have watched with some incredulity as a single developer from Grand Rapids has, in just three years, put the brakes on a decades-long spiral of disinvestment and rebooted the village as a destination.

Their success is largely credited to a collaborative approach that has involved significant input from local stakeholders — everyone from township planners and neighbors to the village old-timers who meet mornings at the general store.

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