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Lake Country Inn

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18 W Merchant Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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CHicago, IL
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay on an August weekend - had the green rooms with its many windows - I love to look out and have sunshine coming in of a morning. The room and bathroom are spacious, clean, pleasing décor and everyone functions. Never had any issue finding a spot in their private parking lot. The continental breakfast is just... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights here in the "Saffron Room". Large comfy, clean, modern, beautifully decorated second floor room, bed and bath. Large furnished balcony overlooking a side street. Luxurious bed linens and bath supplies. This room did not have a refrigerator but guests can use the "community fridge" behind reception. Breakfast was amply continental and we were able to take our... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us and for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We changed our property to adults only about two years ago. While potentially this has cost us some business, it has been working out very well for our guests. Actually, we often have parents stay with us while someone is... More 

La Grange, Illinois
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51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've read the other tripadvisor reviews on Lake Country, you can see there is a lot to like about the inn: attractively furnished, well maintained, and clean rooms; centrally located and within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and the beach. I am, however, short of going beyond the very good rating and matching the several excellent tripadvisor ratings. I... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review and thank you for staying with us. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay. Like all popular beach resort areas, our little village does get congested downtown during a beautiful, hot summer weekend. However, since New Buffalo is so small––population of only 1700 with only one traffic light––I would say our congestion is relatively minimal... More 

Des Moines Iowa
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124 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

No expense was spared in remodeling this oasis in a Michigan beach community; the rooms are named for colors that the decorator used to their full extent. More importantly, however, is the cleanliness and soft towels and nice amenities. Add to that very hospitable owners and staff combined with a very nice continental breakfast you have a great place to... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your review. We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit. While our property has the look and style of an older building, it was actually built brand-new from the ground up in 2005. Hi quality materials are present throughout the property and include Pela windows, Kohler fixtures, and some very nice furnishings from the... More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I were interested in checking out Lake Michigan from the Michigan shore. New Buffalo was so easily accessible so we headed to Lake Country Inn based on a recommendation from friends. The Inn was the absolute perfect respite for a birthday weekend. We were close to the beach, downtown shopping and dining. And more importantly, the Inn... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to New Buffalo. Thank you so much for your review and for staying with us. While our property is only a one hour drive from downtown Chicago, you will feel like you have escaped to a place much farther away. The small town atmosphere and our beautiful shoreline really help you... More 

Catonsville
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89 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great location in New Buffalo. Friendly staff and well appointed rooms that have room to move around. The rooms are beautifully appointed with a nice bathroom with good quality toiletries. We were in transit to Wisconsin and stayed the night. They had good recommendations for dining - dinner and breakfast. They have a nice continental breakfast but we opted for... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate your staying with us and thanks so much for the review. Our building was constructed in 2005 so all the systems are current. Also, the property was specifically built to be an Inn so there is lots of extra sound proofing. Plus, there are now worries about losing power to the building during one of our summer... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First time overnighting in New Buffalo, as we usually make it a day trip. Inn is conveniently located walking distance to restaurants & shops. We drove to beach ($10 parking per day) because of the chairs & coolers we were carrying, . We were in the orange room, comfortable bed, nice walk in shower. Because we were on the 1st... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you so much for your review. Glad you were able to enjoy our great New Buffalo beach. The summer weather has been fantastic this week and this is when New Buffalo really shines as a " beach town". The water temps in Lake Michigan are still a little... More 

Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a great place to stay. Very clean, very nice service, and great rooms. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. You can walk anywhere in town. We had the saffron room which came with a balcony which was great.

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for staying with us and for your review. Our location is definitely one of our properties strong points. You really don't need to use your car after you check in. So after taking in a fantastic Lake Michigan sunset, it is just a short stroll back to your comfy room or to one of our great... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed here for 2 nights to chill. The Inn was beautiful and so clean. Lovely balcony with chairs and table we used to enjoy a few gins at sunset. Huge shower for 2 and 4 poster bed. The only downside was breakfast, bagels, yoghurt, coffee, juices available...would have loved some eggs or something more filling! If... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us and for your review. Now that summer has finally arrived, the porches and balconies are really starting to shine as great places to relax after a fun day at the New Buffalo beach. Hope you had a chance to catch one of the incredible SW Michigan sunsets! For guest wanting a larger breakfast... More 

Brownsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a reasonably priced place to stay near the beach for a get-a-way. We were blown away by the value of Lake Country Inn. We were walking distance from a grocery store, several restaurants, and Lake Michigan. The rooms were elegantly decorated, perfectly clean, and so peaceful. We are really looking forward to returning... More 

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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your review and for staying with us. Delighted that you enjoyed your visit! New Buffalo is really a pretty small village. Given our central location, you can pretty much walk to everything. Also, there is an Amtrak train platform one block from the inn if you wanted to take a day trip into or from... More 

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