"Thanks for the great time. Very clean, nicely decorated and interesting layout! The more we looked around the more interesting details we noticed, especially the kitchen!!"
Rod and Patty - Harbor Springs, Michigan
When you stay at The Old Dam Inn you have exclusive use of several acres of land and 3,200 square feet of living space, with eight bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms. The kitchen is well prepared for large groups, with two refrigerators and two stoves (ten burners, two ovens and two broilers) and two dishwashers.
There are three bedrooms on the main floor, including one with a full private bath (Newt's Nook). There is also a shared full bath adjacent to the other two bedrooms (Sunrise and Sunset) and the kitchen. The main floor has a formal dining room and living room, as well as a large three season porch adjoining the living room and a covered deck off the dining room.
The second floor has five bedrooms and three baths, two of which are in private suites (The Crow's Nest and Raptor's Roost). The third bath can be shared or used as a private bath if the Lava Lounge and Inner Sanctum bedrooms are used with the Whitetail Point and Raptor's Roost bedrooms as two suites. Altogether, the Inn can very comfortably accommodate 20 overnight guests - our maximum overnight capacity is 25 guests.
The kitchen, garage and four of the bedrooms (Newt's Nook, Raptor's Roost, The Crow's nest and Lava Lounge) have televisions with Netflix and other internet based programming (not antenna/broadcast or cable TV). High speed wireless internet service is complimentary throughout the house and grounds.
Heating & Cooling: The Inn uses a large tankless hot water heater to provide endless hot water for all five bathrooms and the kitchen. This water heater also feeds a hot water "forced air" central furnace to heat the entire house, even in the coldest of months. Six of the eight bedrooms have ceiling fans and there are two ceiling fans in the kitchen. At least six other portable fans are available. At this time The Inn does not have air conditioning and there are very few days when we think it would be used. The Inn is in a heavily forested area adjacent to the water and in our part of Michigan it does not get real hot very often. The maximum temperature reached in 2014 was 86 degrees (two days total). The highest temperature reached in 2015 was 89 degrees. We did have one day in 2016 that reached 91 degrees.
Our COMPLETE GUEST HANDBOOK contains all of this information and much more, including our Rental Agreement, House Rules, List of Amenities, all of the Lake Contour Maps and information about nearby rivers.