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Batesville, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I just wanted to thank the great staff at the blue heron inn. We just got back from staying there this weekend during the gathering of the orange. We have 4 kids and all of the hotels there could not accommodate us to stay any where it was 2 rooms we would have to rent way to much for us....

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1Thank Kim S
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 7 August 2014

I read all the bad reviews on this place but today we visited and rented a pontoon boat from them for fishing on Pine Lake. They charge $175 per day, about a hundred dollars cheaper than anyone else. While it is true their boats are old, they run fine, and we had a ball fishing and boating around. The boat...

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1Thank zabriskibound
Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 7 August 2014

This was a gem to find. Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a ground floor room with a lake view. The room was very large, and very clean, with a comfortable bed. Great water pressure in the shower, and a nice jacuzzi tub. A hot breakfast was included, and was probable the best breakfast I experienced...

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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I spent two nights here with my husband the last weekend of June. I really enjoyed our stay, overall. Staff were great, restaurant/bar was good, breakfast was ok. I'd live to come back again! Oy complainants: pool area could use a cleaning, absolutely no water pressure (toilet wouldn't even hardly flush), and I wish the bar would be open later....

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Dyer, Indiana
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My husband and I chose this place because we wanted to visit the antique shops in LaPorte and surrounding towns. We chose one of the lakeside rooms with both a fireplace and a spa in the room. We were impressed by the cleanliness of the room and the bathroom, and the nice furnishings. We were on the third floor and...

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This review is based on comparing it to a Cabin... like in Chain O Lakes, not the Conrad. This is not the Conrad. :-) First off... it moves. it moves a lot during the day, less at night (boat traffic is down) but even when you walk around... and it makes some noise. It is clean, but shows signs of...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 July 2014

I'd like to begin by saying that on my 60 years on Earth, I may've complained 2 or 3 times total. I know that things happen, and 99.9% of the time, I accept them as part of life and move on. Here's what we experienced this past weekend: When we made a reservation (Approximately 3 weeks ahead of time) ,...

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10Thank Ted G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 July 2014

"Blue Heron / Red Herring" "NIGHTMARE ON LAKESIDE STREET!" With out a doubt the worst experience in a business in my life in an industry that is supposed to be based on hospitality. Thank God, the unstable, volatile owner doesn't work for the Post Office if you know what I mean! The owner's ranting and verbal assault left my daughter...

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10Thank Brenie C
St. Joseph, MI
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This place has a lot of potential. It's right on Pine Lake and if you choose the right room, you can get a great view of the lake at a reasonable price. That is exactly what my husband and I did a couple years ago - we made a reservation for a specific room that we were told we could...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed for 2 nights (hotel has 2 night minimum requirement during summer season on weekends). Staff was helpful since we asked if possible to check in bit earlier since we had to change for a wedding. They have map of area in the front desk. Self serve hot breakfast was eggs and sausage and included fruit and yogurt. As...

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  • 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: RM409 - RM890 (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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