The Ole Forest Inn provided us with a wonderful stopover in the UP en route to Petoskey, MI from Madison, WI. The location is to die for if you love the woods and water (and the weather cooperates, I guess, as it did for us). The setting on the lake is gorgeous and the Inn is well-maintained. We stayed in the Chamberlin Suite which was spacious, private and very clean. The weather was unusually warm but there was good ventilation and we had no regrets being on the 3rd floor.
It's a pretty casual place but everyone was genuinely friendly and VERY attentive and accommodating. You want to eat on the porch or take some port to your room - no problem! Dinner and breakfast were excellent; we really can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the 18 hours we were there. It was the perfect break for a long drive, allowing us to meet our friends for lunch in Petoskey the next day. We'll come back again when we get the chance.