Season’s Greetings from Hotel Walloon!

December 5th, 2015


Ninetieth Century author John Ruskin once said “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” Although it is safe to say that as an Englishman, Mr. Ruskin on no occasion enjoyed the influence of a Northern Michigan winter, we still share his optimism about the coming months!At Hotel Walloon, we are blessed to be within the lake effect snow belt that reaches out from Lake Michigan towards the center of the state.  Rather than ice storms or freezing rain, we often are graced with giant flakes of fluffy light snow that create a wonderful winter playground for all that live and travel here.  Guests of the hotel can rent snowshoes and cross country skis at Tommy’s (next door to the hotel), and explore the hiking trail and a newly constructed snowmobile trailhead. Hotel Walloon is also located within 30 minutes of three of the best ski resorts in the mid-west!  Those who seek a milder pace can enjoy our fireplace with a favorite book or head into the billiards room with a glass of red wine.There are so many ways to enjoy the Northern Michigan “different kind of good weather” at Hotel Walloon. We hope you will join us soon. For reservations please call 231.535.5000 or visit our website at www.hotelwalloon.com.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

Bryan Banfield | General Manager

Tommys Walloon Lake

This winter Tommy’s will be offering cross country ski and snowshoe rentals! A new snowmobile trail head now leads directly to the Village of Walloon Lake! It will be easier than ever to access the Village of Walloon Lake by snowmobile.Don’t forget Tommy’s offers complimentary ice skates for those who want to enjoy the Ice Skating Rink next door to Barrel Back! Coming soon Winter 2016!

Barrel Back Ice Rink


Barrel Back is open 7 days a week offering Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

Sunday through Thursday open from 8:00am to 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday open from 8:00am to 10:30pm.Barrel Back features live entertainment on Tuesday evenings with Pete Kehoe and Wednesday evenings with Michelle Chenard throughout the winter months.

Walloon Lake Inn


The Walloon Lake Inn is open Thursday through Saturday all winter long featuring live entertainment on those evenings!Every Thursday evening throughout the winter months at the Walloon Lake Inn are wine flights and small plates for those who enjoy variety.Thursday, December 31st, the Walloon Lake Inn will be offering a pre-fixed menu with entertainment provided by the Charlie Milliard Trio in celebration of the New Year!

Saturday, February 13th, the Walloon Lake Inn will be featuring a special Valentine’s Day Menu.


Vogue Salon and Spa located across the street from Hotel Walloon will be offering guests who stay with us 20% off in-store products and services!
Hours through the winter are as follows:
Monday Noon to 5:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Sundays.The Vintage Mercantile Cottage is full of antiques, vintage and new for those special people on your Christmas list this year. They specialize in bringing in the work of local artisans including, paintings, handmade mittens, seasonal pillows and beautiful cards. If you are looking for something extra special, stop in today!

Hours through the winter are as follows:
Monday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed Tuesday
Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm.

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