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“The only place to stay on the South Lake Michigan shore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Country Inn

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Lake Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 New Buffalo B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The only place to stay on the South Lake Michigan shore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

A great location in New Buffalo a short walk from the train station but with ample parking for those who drive. Spotlessly clean rooms in the middle of downtown. A must stay for anyone planning a visit to SW Michigan.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
We very much appreciate your review, and thanks so much for staying with us. Simply put, the SW Michigan shoreline is beautiful. When guests ask about things to do in the area, the number one recommendation is a walk along the beach at sunset. Around this time of year the sunset crosses behind the Chicago skyline, and this can make for some fantastic views. Our Facebook page has many great sunset pics-- but nothing like seeing them in person. Hope to see you back soon
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Lake Country Inn for one night on our way through Michigan. Our room (green room) was beautiful and clean, and the Inn is within walking distance of lots of shops, restaurants and the beach. We spoke with the owner, Mark, for awhile during breakfast and he is passionate about innkeeping and making sure his guests are comfortable and happy. Our only "complaint" was that the bed was much softer than we are used to, but it wouldn't be enough to deter us from returning. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ErinK3287
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thanks so very much for the review. Since we are small, there are frequent opportunities to speak with guests when I stop by the property. I really enjoy these conversations as we have lots of fantastic people staying with us, and being around people who are having fun and relaxing feels great. When the guest is having a great time, so are we. Thanks for being part of our summer. Hope you can return soon.
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Dunlap, Illinois
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Enjoyed our three week day stay here with friends. Nice parking in lot adjacent to building. Great veranda seating for guests and separate large building on property with fireplace/sofa/chairs and tables for games. Queen beds were comfortable and room was clean. Staff very friendly. Could walk to downtown in a few minutes. Only thing I'd change would be to have more sound proofing between adjoining bathrooms and add a straight chair so there would be seating for two people at the same time without one having to sit on the bed. Not applicable to all rooms. Our room had an attractive antique dresser, but a desk with a chair in that space would have suited our laptop and seating needs better. Multiple rooms for our group with paying individually was great. A great stay!

Room Tip: No problem with street side room noise, but not there on a weekend.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Illini48
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
We are very pleased your group enjoyed the stay, and thank you very much for the review. We often have groups of couples stay with us, and they find the community room in the backyard a great place to congregate. We are looking into additional desk/seating for some of the rooms as you suggested. Otherwise, we try to encourage our guests to let us know if they need something as we can usually accommodate requests. Hope you can return soon-- thanks again.
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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed at the Lake Country Inn July 28 - August 2, 2013 in the aqua room. The staff was very friendly and welcoming and we felt very much at home during our stay. And, the room was one of the cleanest rooms I've ever stayed in. My husband and I enjoyed having coffee in the mornings sitting on the back porch, and having wine in the four season room by the fireplace. The location made it easy for us to walk to the beach and restaurants. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bonnie B
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Our slogan is " Your Place at the Lake". So we are very pleased you felt at home duing your stay. Our porches are very popular with guests and contribute to the feeling of being at a home.
Also, while the property looks like a house, it was built specifically in 2005 to be an inn. So glad you stayed with us. Hope you can return soon
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Archbold, Ohio
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had the Green Room and it was great. Location is right in town but quiet. Arrived early and room was ready. They have an all season room to read or play games. We ate our breakfast out there and they even turned on the fireplace for us. You really can't go wrong staying here!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark464
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks so much for the review and for staying with us. Thank you also for posting your picture. The Four Seasons room is separate from the main building/guest rooms, and is located in the back of the property. It is a great spot to take breakfast, play games, or just hang out. The space also works really well if you are with a group. The room has multiple large windows and glass patio doors so it has a very open feel. Fireplace is getting used more now with cooler temps returning. Hope you can return soon, and congrats on your anniversary.
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Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our three night stay; the room's decor was lovely and the entire property was very well maintained and clean.We had a nice conversation with the owner who clearly takes pride in his business.The staff were very friendly and always accommodating.We would highly recommend this Inn.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank skg7748
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Thank you so much for the review. Helping someone have a great vacation is our goal, and it really feels good knowing you enjoyed yours. Check out our new video interview posted on our Facebook page and on our home page, lakecountryinn.com. The video has some great footage of the property and area, as well as some personal comments from myself. Really glad you stayed with us-- hope you can make it back soon.
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92 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a nice little Hotel/B&B near the beach. We stayed in the orange room and found it well kept and clean. The bed was a bit on the soft side but the pillow a bit to hard so I didn't get a good night's sleep. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Milmiria
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lakecountryinn, Owner at Lake Country Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Our sincere thanks for staying with us and for the review. We have memory foam or memory foam with gel mattresses in all of our rooms. In general these are very popular; however, they do feel soft when you sit on the edge as they do not have the support along the edge that traditional mattresses have. I will also remind the staff to make sure guests know that we have a lot of different pillows to chose from. Hope we see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Lake Country Inn

Property: Lake Country Inn
Address: 18 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1836
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Location: United States > Michigan > Berrien County > New Buffalo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in New Buffalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nine room, boutique Inn located in the center of New Buffalo, MI. Short walk to restaurants, shopping, bars, Amtrak, and one of the best beaches on Lake Michigan. Beautifully decorated rooms are quiet and private. Building was built new in 2005. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Internet TV with free Netflix and refrigerators in select rooms. Adults only. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lake Country Hotel New Buffalo
Country Inn New Buffalo
New Buffalo Country Inn

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