Gray Goose Inn

350 Indian Boundary Road , Chesterton, IN 46304 USA (Show map)


The Gray Goose Inn, Country English in style sits on 100 wooded acres overlooking private Lake Palomara. As you enter the front door you imediately sense the spirit and tradition of our Colonial heritage. A mixture of antiques, fine reproductions, tapestries, and old prints set the stage for your stay. A gourmet breakfast is served in our dining room reminiscent of an English pub. While dining watch Canada Geese, Ducks, Blue Heron and other wildlife. Walking trails ring the lake for the nature lover or for just a leisurely walk. Guest rooms are individually decorated from Shaker, 18 century English, French Country to English Victorian. A truly unique corner of Dunes Country.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

weekend getaway

5 on June 10, 2015

very relaxing serene setting

the nicest place around

3.0 on June 09, 2015

very accurate and well managed. nice owner, very cool and fine. excellent breakfast

Peaceful B&B

4.6 on May 20, 2015

Our time at this B&B was very peaceful. We wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the tranquility. The breakfast was a little skimpy, but delicious. Snacks, coffee and tea were provided throughout the day. One of us has stayed at a B&B before and found it a little awkward walking in past the owners as they watched television. This owner is not visible much of the time, making it far more comfortable.

Loved it

5 on May 19, 2015

The host was amazing, the breakfast was tailored to us which is not easy since we are vegan and do not eat sugar. The site was great. We loved watching around the lake. We were given an upgrade since there was no one else there. I would definitely return.

Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 on May 14, 2015

The Gray Goose Inn was a perfect spot for our weekend getaway. Despite the weather, Tim had great recommendations for restaurants and things to do in town during the day. The trail around the Inn is gorgeous, and the Dunes are very close by. Tim was very accommodating, and the breakfast was delicious. Everything about our stay was very relaxing and peaceful. I would highly recommend it!

A great place to stay while visiting Chicago

5 on May 07, 2015

We stayed at the Gray Goose Inn and took the South Shore Line in to Chicago each day. We avoided driving and parking in Chicago and stayed in a lovely, quiet setting.

great getaway in a lovely setting

5 on March 25, 2015

We go to the Gray Goose often - and for good reason. It's a lovely place - pretty, peaceful, comfortable, and relaxing. There are several choices as to room size and accomodations - something for everyone. Breakfast is always outstanding. Tim, our host, and the staff are extraordinary.

The Gray Goose Inn

4.6 on February 26, 2015

I had a lovely time at the inn. The inn keeper was very informative of the history of the inn and things to do and places to eat in the area. Very friendly staff. The breakfasts were above my expectations. I would definitely recommend this inn. I hope to make it back next year.


5 on February 07, 2015

Our stay was perfection in every aspect, from the sunny winter day overlooking the frozen lake, our cozy fireplace, conversations with our. Friendly host Tim, our fabulous room, our awesome breakfast and on and on. We loved the decor, the antiques, art work, etc. we will return at our first opportunity. One of the best we've ever found

Perfect weekend getaway

3.8 on January 07, 2015

The weekend was rainy and miserable but the inn was warm and comfortable. We arrived Friday evening and Tim helped us to pick out a restaurant for dinner. On Saturday we went shopping in the rain at the outlet mall in Michigan City (15 mins away) and came back to a warm, clean room where we turned on the fireplace and read until we left for another wonderful, recommended restaurant. The only complaint we had was that the weather didn't allow for walking around the lake. But the picture window in the dining room overlooking the lake was a beautiful treat at breakfast. The birdfeeders right outside the window made for perfect bird watching. We will be back!

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Location Type

Lakefront, Small town


South Bend, IN (SBN-Michiana Regional) 80 miles

Directions to property:

Off I-94 exit 26A to 1st stoplite 1/4 mile, turn left at sign. Off I-80- 90 exit 31, left at Rte 49 to 4th stop lite at Indian Boundary left 1/4 mile to sign.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Gift Shop, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Wet bar , Meeting room for up to 15 people

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Chellburg Farm, Dunes State Park, Splash Down Dunes Water Park, National Lakeshore Park, Historic Bailey Homestead, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Designated common areas only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Suitable for 3 years up
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum for holidays and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 1st (one) nights lodging required.
  • Cancellations: If you fail to cancel 10 days prior to your reservation or are a NO SHOW you will be charged for the entire time reserved. We are a small property and this policy is strictly adhered to. (call for business/corporate policy)



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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

South of the Border Baked Egg Caserole
Southwestern seasoned baked eggs, topped with salsa or a seasoned mushroom sauce. Served with a corn bread pudding and seasonaly garnished. An epicurean delight.