Huron County

HESSENLAND INN: Where Heritage is Infused into Every Vine and Vintage

Written by The Editors

Long Table Vineyard Dinners

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.

The Scene

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.

Menu Highlights

“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:

Co-owner & Head Chef Frank Ihrig

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.



The Best of Local Ingredients

Fresh Housemade Desserts

Group Dining Experiences