We spent 2 nights 1/31/14 to 2/2/14. If you are looking for a quiet and comfortable stay you will not be disappointed. We escaped our busy lives to this romantic getaway and enjoyed our elegant breakfast sitting by the window watching the birds and wildlife. I was impressed by the cleanliness and attention to detail. The Inn is within driving distance (or take the train) to downtown Chicago. We drove to the city one night and enjoyed the symphony. We also enjoyed an evening sitting by the fire with a glass of wine when it was snowing outside. You will not be disappointed with your stay at Gray Goose Inn.
My fiancee and I have been visiting the Grey Goose Inn over 10 years. It has been a wonderful retreat for us as busy professionals and a perfect place for special occasions. We didn't make it there last year, but in 2012 I proposed during our visit. There have been many happy memories there. Tim is an excellent host, we love the homey feel of the Inn which says simply, "Comfort" in every way at a great price. All the rooms have their own charm and unique character thanks to Tim's decorating. The breakfasts have always been superb. Thanks Tim!
We had a lovely stay and achieved our goal of getting out into nature. This place is in the snow belt of Indiana, so know be prepared for picturesque scenery any time of the year. Plenty of birdwatching and definitely secluded enough to feel very private. Scott and Victoria were accommodating while allowing plenty of space and privacy as needed. A nice walkthrough from Scott at the beginning allowed us to feel comfortable getting around. Breakfast was phenomenal and more than enough to satisfy! Hot tub is easily accessible, even for cold winter nights. The town of Chesterton near by is anything you could want for a quaint, inviting dinner - and your hosts will have plenty of suggestions. Google Maps GPS was just a little off, but just keep your eye out for the red mailbox. Can't wait to stay again for a longer stretch!
We stayed 5 nights while viewing homes for relocation to the area. Tim was so friendly and helpful. We felt very relaxed and comfortable it was almost felt like home. This place and the owner have real character; a welcome change from the generic standard of chain hotels.
Overall, our stay was very nice. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and quiet. Very nice bath robes! Our breakfast was very tasty. Fresh juices, fruits, ect ... . The only thought we had was that there may be an opportunity to add some variety to the breakfast options. We've visited before and the food has always been very good but eggs or ommelets seem to always be the meal at breakfast. Some variety would we welcome on this front. Also, I'm surprised pets are now allowed given that people have allergy issues with dogs/cats ect. ... .
We were in Chesterton for the Mistletoe Market and were delighted to find such a wonderful Inn on the doorstep. We stayed in the Gray Goose Suite and loved everything about our room, especially the fireplace. So cosy on a bitter cold weekend. Tim was a great host, friendly with good restaurant recommendations but not over imposing. Breakfast both mornings was delicious with danish to die for. December was a lovely month to be introduced to the Inn with the beautiful decorations and carols playing. We will definitely be back, hopefully in all seasons.
Nice place to stay; friendly, helpful personnel. They went out of their way to make a yummy hot breakfast for us at 7:30 (normal breakfast hours are 8:30-10:00, which seems a bit late for travelers). My only caution is that they are pet-friendly, and we ended up with dog hair on our suitcases and then in our vehicle. That's the only reason I gave a below-average mark for cleanliness.
My friend and I have been going to the Gray Goose every fall for the last six years and every year when we turn off the ugly busy street and enter the haven of the inn we are enveloped anew in the peace and graciousness of the surroundings. Everything about the experience is special: walk around the lake amid the honking of the geese, sit in the gazebo and enjoy the evening air, lounge in the sun room or living room and feel the karma of home left by the family who built the house and perfectly maintained by the owner. Each room is unique and furnished beautifully so that just being in your room is a pleasure. Breakfast is served in the sunny dinning room with a view of the lake and the food is always delicious. This is a true gem!
My wife and I stayed here Fri. Oct. 25th - Sun. Oct 27th, 2013. Victoria amicably greeted us and gave us a tour of the property, amenities, and our room. The Rocky Mountain Room has a great 2 person whirlpool tub & fireplace. Bed was very comfy. Her recommendations for local places to visit and eat were AWESOME. Breakfasts were fabulous, as were the nightly desserts. Scott was instrumental and went out of his way to contact a restaurant owner on their day off to help us retrieve my wife's coat that she left behind the night before accidentally! WE highly recommend AT HOME IN THE WOODS B&B!!
Reasonably priced B&B with beautiful decorating, attentive and friendly staff, and delicious breakfast. They cheerfully accommodated our gluten allergy. The exterior grounds are well maintained and make for a relaxing romantic walk. The only downside: the walls are a little thin for...ahem...privacy.
We spent one night in the Gray Goose Inn and were very positively surprised at how scenic although so close to an interstate exit! A little disturbing were the train horns at all hours of the day. Just keep your windows closed and you´ll be fine. The breakfast was delicious!
I had a great experience at the Gray Goose Inn! It was my first experience at and Inn and I now will never stay in a hotel again! The room was perfect and quite with a tv (which is important on those cold evenings). The breakfast was amazing and I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing stay!
Tim is the owner and a lot of love goes into running this place and it shows. Dog friendly, close to the dunes, amazing individual rooms, best breakfast ever and walking distance from a bar or two it's a perfect weekend getaway. Love this place. Quirky and breakfast is interesting! Set in beautiful grounds I honestly can't say anything negative a i am a really fussy international traveller!
I reserved a room at the Gray Goose for a weekend getaway from Chicago and am so glad I did! The property was very romantic with its lake and wooded surroundings and my room itself was charming and quaintly decorated. The entire inn was spotless and the common rooms were welcoming and comfortable, complete with free coffee and lite snacks. Time, the inn keeper, gave us many helpful suggestions of nearby restaurants and attractions and the proximity to the Indiana Dunes is the major draw. The breakfasts were served in high style and were delicious. I would absolutely return to the Gray Goose in the future!
We recently returned form celebrating our 34th anniversary at the Grey Goose Bed & Breakfast, everything, and I mean everything was truly exceptional. Warm friendly environment, we enjoyed relaxing down by the lake, and Tim was always willing to offer up advise on where to eat at the best value and eating experience. If you choose to visit the Grey Goose you will not be disappointed. Truly rewarding and a pleasant experience!
A perfect getaway for my wife and I. A beautiful location, the B&B is right on a little pond. It's in a small town where the pace of life is slow, but there is plenty to do in the area as well. Bfast was wonderful and the staff exceptional. Loved it!