In an idyllic location halfway between Grand Bend and Bayfield, steps from the Lake Huron Shore, Hessenland Inn offers historic charm with modern comfort. Second-generation owners/innkeepers Chef Frank Ihrig and Event Co-ordinator Liz Ihrig have added a vineyard (now producing!) to an impressive list of onsite amenities.
Sprawling lawns and gardens and a five-acre vineyard lead to private beach access. An inviting saltwater pool and indoor whirlpool are available for guests. Vintage “European Country Inn” features with stylish updates create a warm ambiance, making this a popular locale for weddings and other celebrations. The Coach House Reception Hall is available, along with a panoramic Garden Room, and the Inn’s Dining Room is a welcoming spot for a comfortable meal any time.
“Surrounded by quality-driven producers and farmers and bountiful Lake Huron, we truly live in the bread basket of Ontario,” says internationally-trained Head Chef Frank Ihrig. Hessenland, Feast ON™-certified, features traditional German fare favourites and celebrates innovative local cuisine. Signature dining events — such as the summer’s Mongolian Grill evenings, Long Table Vineyard Dinners, Soulitude Retreats, Novemberfest and more — offer a range of menus and experiences, from intimate tables to grander group experiences. Recommendations include:
• Ontario’s West Coast Lakefood Chowder featuring fresh Lake Huron fish;
• Rouladen, a German speciality, thinly sliced beef rolled with vegetables and double-smoked Metzger’s bacon;
• Pork Schnitzel, handmade on a daily basis, breaded, sautéed and served traditionally with lemon or a housemade sauce.
German-inspired Farm-to-Table, Winery & Inn
72981 Bluewater Highway (Hwy 21)
519-236-7707 or 1-866 -543-7736
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Average: $12 apps, $22 mains
Steps from Lake Huron
Private Beach Access
Modern & Heritage Accommodations
Saltwater Pool, Indoor Whirlpool
Coach House Reception Hall
Panoramic Garden Room
Wine Tours & Tastings by Appt.