Ditto the positive reviews re: aesthetics and good karma for fixing up an historic home, but know that your room is not cleaned during your stay. One extra set of towels is provided, but trash is not emptied, floors are not swept (hello, beach sand!), and bedding is not changed.
There is no staff on-site, and our call to management went unreturned. Maybe you could request a mid-stay room cleaning during booking; we just didn't realize that was something we'd have to ask for.
No onsite staff also means a code pad to enter the building, and counting on other guests to lock the door upon entering. Twice we returned to find the front door unlocked.
Overall, beautiful property and comfy bed, but very pricey (over 150/night with the steep IN tax) for no breakfast and no cleaning once you check in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- DunesWalk Inn - A renovated 1881 Mansion now a 5 room boutique hotel/vacation rental property situated in the Indiana Dunes just minutes from beautiful Beverly Shores Beaches.Retreat, Relax, Renew at DunesWalk Inn at the Furness Mansion. Situated on nearly 4 acres, DunesWalk Inn brings modern amenities and the comfort of a boutique hotel to a historical setting in the Indiana Dunes. DunesWalk Inn is "your home in the Dunes" with a choice of 2 suites and 3 rooms for your vacation stay, or short-term or long-term rental needs. All accommodations are non-smoking and have private full baths, wireless internet connections, and flat-screen televisions. The suites are furnished with kitchenettes and sitting areas. Our first floor "Furness Suite" sleeps five and has a private deck overlooking our picturesque setting which abuts the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. In winter, enjoy the private fireplace. The third floor "Beverly Shores Suite" sleeps six and boasts a fireplace, whirlpool bath, and a modern loft-like setting. The second floor offers 3 rooms each with private full baths and two rooms with kitchenettes. DunesWalk Inn also provides our guests with a lounge area with flat-screen television, library, and fireplace; coin-operated laundry services, and vending and ice machines.Minutes to the beach at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Beverly Shores, Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall in Michigan City, and countless other attractions in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte Counties, Indiana and near-by Berrien County, Michigan. ... more less