I met a group of friends here and was very happy at the Inn. The staff was friendly and usually helpful. The decor was dated, but my room and bed comfortable, the refrigerator and AC worked well, etc. I didn't try the jacuzzi. One of my friends stayed in a boathouse and it was fun watching the turtles.
The breakfast was just OK. I did not eat the eggs or sausage, but heard that they were good. All of the cereal and yogurt were generic brands and sweetened. One morning the only yogurt that was out was a carrot cake Kroger brand. The also served canned fruit coctail, muffins, sandwich bread, etc. You aren't going for the food, but rather the homey comfort.
Had a nice time on the pontoon boats, but the reservation system isn't too clear. We had reserved a boat but didn't try to take it out until about 2 PM in the afternoon. The front desk staff said that they guy at the dock went home and we couldn't go out until the next day. We were not notified of the cancellation and the person at the front desk said that she only took names for reservations and couldn't give more information about the hours that the boat dock staff worked, etc.
There is a computer and printer in the lobby.
I did not go to the fitness center, but heard that the treadmill wasn't working.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Heron Inn location on the east shore of Pine Lake in LaPorte, Indiana is dedicated to the tradition of making your vacation a pleasurable and relaxing experience. We feature several accommodation options from a basic no-frills guest room to a two bedroom suite with a fireplace and whirlpool tub. All rooms, regardless of type are decorated with elaborate crown molding, tasteful colors, and fine linens. If you are one of our frequent corporate guests, the refrigerator, coffee pots, and video entertainment options will surely make your extended stay convenient and pleasant. Our complimentary wireless internet access makes staying connected easy and convenient.While staying with us enjoy the intimate and elegant atmosphere of T-Bones Pier 11. This classic steakhouse features steaks, chops, and seafood. We have a magnificent fine wine selection as well.If you have a business function, celebration, or rehearsal dinner, give your guests the best treatment by selecting from several options available to entertain. The Le'Cabernet, which seats up to 50 people offers the elegance for those "special occasions". Pompeii's Pub greets you with a more casual setting ideal for up to 25 guests. Catering of food by T-Bones will wow your guests, and is available to fit many budgets.The Blue Heron Inn is open year round. This charming turn of the century retreat offers something for everyone. Whether you enjoy boating, visiting area orchards, golfing or simply relaxing Blue Heron has it all! Call today to learn about our special packages we offer. Gift certificates are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Blue Heron Hotel Laporte