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Gray Goose Inn

Chesterton, IN 46304 USA (Show map)
228 Reviews
$110 - $195
per night

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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
  • Dining4.6

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A Pleasant Surprise!

5 on August 11, 2014

The Gray Goose Inn is not what you would expect to find nestled just outside of an active business and retail area. It is tucked away just far enough to feel like you are "away from it all" while also being "close to everything." The service was was the gourmet breakfast! The grounds and inn are lovely. This was our first visit and there's no question that we plan to return in the future!

Lovely B&B

3.6 on July 31, 2014

The Gray Goose Inn is tucked into a lovely setting near a small lake off the main highway. The grounds are nice, with a screened gazebo and enough property to be able to take a walk. The inn itself is very pretty, decorated in a flowery English style. We stayed in the Gray Goose suite which was roomy and comfortable, with a fireplace and one room with large windows overlooking the lake in the back. Tim, the innkeeper, was pleasant but not effusive, and showed us around. The breakfast in the morning was delicious, and everyone was served quickly and efficiently. The only drawback for me was that trains go through town all night long, and as I am used to the peace and quiet of the country, that bothered me, but I imagine there are people who love the sound of train whistles in the night. All in all a lovely place to stay!


4.6 on July 30, 2014

Adorable, quaint, gorgeous grounds, thoughtful staff. Loved it!

Great, quiet place to stay.

4.4 on July 25, 2014

My wife and I went to the Gray Goose for a two-night getaway. We loved the room we stayed in as well as the service. Everything was clean, and any requests we had were handled in a timely way and with kindness. The breakfasts were fantastic, and the quiet, homey atmosphere was just what we needed.

Gray goose Inn is a winner three times over

5 on July 22, 2014

We chose the inn the first time based on its proximity to the Indiana dunes. We've gone back two more times because it is such a great place to relax. The breakfasts are great, too.

Beautiful place

4.4 on July 19, 2014

Arrived early due to a time change and was met at the door and sent away. Could have at least offered us a drink and the beautiful grounds or the opportunity to sit in the lovely "living room" to watch the birds or play checkers.

Great stay

5 on July 15, 2014

We enjoyed our stay with Tim and Allie and Charley. We stayed in the Lon Schneider suite- Very nice- Fun imagining the family leaving there many years ago. A lovely spot- We attended the farmer's market in town tho it was raining and several booths were shut down. An enjoyable stay. Try it!!

Lovely location and owner

4.6 on July 12, 2014

Chesterton itself may be a bit dinky, but the inn is secluded and has a great setting, and the beautiful beaches are only minutes away. The owner of the inn, Tim, works really hard to make his establishment as delightful as possible. It's affordable, clean, and your every need is met. Personally, I think they try to get too fancy with the breakfasts; I'd prefer old-fashioned eggs and bacon or french toast. That's just my preference, though. The food was inarguably well made.

Great location & wonderful stay

4.4 on July 10, 2014

Beautiful b&b, with VERY comfortable bed (we stayed in the Drake chamber). Good breakfast. Perfect location, close to lots of great restaurants and the dunes state park. We would definitely return.

Great B&B

5 on July 09, 2014

Very nice and quiet

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Location Type

Lakeside, Small town


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

Directions to property:

South Bend is 45 minutes away and Chicago O Hare is 90 minutes away (80 miles)

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

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Suitable for 3 years up
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum for holidays and special events
  • 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)



Tim Wilk

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Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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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.

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase