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