Experience The Ambiance Of
A Country-Style Inn
In Michigan City, Indiana

When the Essers constructed the Duneland Beach Inn in Michigan City, Indiana over 85 years ago, they probably never imagined what the building would be like today…

Originally built as a comfortable Lake Michigan inn for road-weary travelers and city dwellers looking for a peaceful getaway, Duneland Beach Inn today is proud to offer even more accoutrements – and is far more than just a Michigan City bed and breakfast!

The Duneland Beach Inn was built in 1924 by the Essers, a German couple who relocated to America and Michigan City to build a better life. At the time of construction, the inn was a small hotel, boasting 20 rooms and just one shared bathroom.

Elsie Esser was known as an uncommonly good cook, and word of the table she set soon spread into the city. As her talents became more widely known, the Essers’ Lake Michigan inn became a summer vacation spot for people leaving the busy Chicago lifestyle in search of more tranquil surroundings.

While the number of guest rooms has dropped in our country inn from 20 to just eight, the building has lost none of its original charm! In fact, the Duneland Beach Inn is still known for outstanding food almost 90 years later!

Nestled in an exclusive wooded residential area, this Lake Michigan inn is just a five-minute walk to the private beach. Our private Lake Michigan beachfront access offers what no other inn in Northwest Indiana can!

The Duneland Beach Inn has become known as a great place for a romantic couples get away, a relaxing corporate retreat, or a place to reconnect with family and friends while taking in the Harbor Country attractions such as wine tasting, shopping, dining, golf and other leisurely activities. We are centrally located between two major gaming facilities as well as two major marinas.

Our delicious on-site restaurant offers a number of tasty dishes, and plays host to more than just our inn guests. Clearly a top attraction in the Michigan City dining scene, enjoy a tasty meal and a quaint atmosphere, before retiring to your room for the night.

The Duneland Beach Inn is a country inn, not a full service hotel. A country inn has a full service restaurant that provides a minimum of one meal per day. Per Indiana law the inn is not staffed with a live in “innkeeper” on property. Indiana law does not permit smoking within eight feet of the building, nor are pets permitted. Because we are more of a romantic getaway we do not permit children to stay in the rooms aged 17 or under. Children are welcome in the public restaurant.

We allow our guests to enjoy the privacy of their stay by keeping staff interference to a minimum. All rooms are tidied daily during breakfast hours, unless otherwise instructed by a guest.

Whether your stay will be overnight, for a weekend or longer, you’ll find the Duneland Beach Inn in Michigan City, Indiana to offer just what you’re looking for: a quaint boutique hotel providing the utmost ambiance, with the finest in amenities, accommodations, cleanliness, and service for the ideal getaway.

For additional information or to book dinner reservations in our Lake Michigan inn, phone us at 219-874-7729 or toll free 800-423-7729

Enjoying Your Stay