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Reviewed 6 July 2016

I loved the idea of being on a floating cabin on a lake! We stayed on the 4th of July so the atmosphere was great and the fireworks show that some homeowner did (we watched from the park next to the cabins) put our city fireworks display to shame! You could also see the fireworks from the fair grounds in...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 June 2016

My wife and I live in the suburbs of Chicago. A friend recommended this hotel, so we ventured out last Saturday for a one night mini vacation. What a wonderful relaxing time. The hotel is located directly on Pine Lake, was well maintained and clean. There is a pool, attached restaurant / bar and a brand new tiki bar on...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

The Blue Heron is a very nice, friendly hotel. It has 2 floors but no elevator. They offer breakfast in the morning. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful, large beds and I mean high off the ground. If you are short bring a stool....I'm 5'3" and I had a hard time getting on the bed....

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I saw a piece about the inn in the Indiana visitors' guide, so I booked a floating boat house. It was so relaxing -- I had only planned to stay for 3 nights, but I booked a 4th because I didn't want to leave! I felt the motion of the waves, especially the second night when some storms went through,...

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Brownsburg, Indiana
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This Inn is the best Inn that I have stayed in my entire life! The people there are so incredibly kind, they give you free cookies and coffee when you come in and they are just so nice and thoughtful. They allow dogs there so if you need to take your pooch somewhere, this place is definitely it! Right outside...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We got a beautiful room right on the lake. Large, well appointed. Jacuzzi tub fireplace just perfect! Coffee and breakfast all included. Great value. Highly recommended. A perfect place for a couple or a family

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We ended up here by chance (good luck) when we were trying to find a vacant room to stay for the night during our road trip. Lady at the front desk was extremely helpful and nice. She even gave a tour of the two available rooms to me, and a second tour for my parents five minutes later. This review...

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Whitehall, Michigan
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The hospitality at the Blue Heron is outstanding. While on business in LaPorte, we had been staying in the local Hampton and Holiday Inn just for the points. But soon realized all that we had been giving up. The rooms are large, they generally all come with extended amenities, such as fireplace, jetted tubs and a view of Pine Lake....

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We booked our room with only one objective - to simply relax! … And I must say the mission was definitely accomplished! Not only were we given a spacious, comfy room overlooking the lake but we also experienced world class customer service! How wonderful to be greeted in the morning by my first name by the lovely lady working at...

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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Sorry to say the price was ridiculous. The 314 suite was not worth the price. Air conditioning did not work in main area. Very dated and had to buy and use febreeze to cope with the damp mildew smell. Honestly disappointed. They need to fix air and update before they rent this room again. They are aware of the condition...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about The Blue Heron Inn

Address: 1110 Lakeside St, East Shore of Pine Lake, LaPorte, IN 46350-2216
Region: United States > Indiana > LaPorte
Price Range: $122 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
The Blue Heron Hotel Laporte
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“Ground floor was good, but you could hear other people walking around above you.”
 of 5 bubbles Chillin-in-Wisconsin, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Upper rooms facing the lake were my preferance”
 of 5 bubbles lawrencekneip, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request a room facing the lake for a great sunset experience!”
 of 5 bubbles 148maryannw, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“209 was very nice”
  • 2nd floor king suite room overlooking the lake
 of 5 bubbles floridatravelerssss, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid floating cabins if you don't like musty or the 80s. Not as much movement as I thought there would be.”
  • 80s decor in the cabins, no hot water to shower. Handicap bench in corner?
  • Lots of turtles liked to visit our deck. They like Cheetos.
  • VHS VCR, NO WAY!!! Glad I didn't come to watch the TV.
  • Inside the cabin to view (my blanket on the bed, removed comforter)
  • Couch has seen better days, as well as everything in the cabin.
  • View/weathered deck.
  • View from cabin deck to one side- the restaurant, filled with people when it's opened.
  • View from the deck of our cabin. A lot more lake to left but sunset visible here.
 of 5 bubbles 581tinaf, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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