Designed for family vacations and productive business trips, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Portage, IN invites guests to enjoy a convenient location off I-94 and less than two miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. Stock up on equipment at the nearby Bass Pro Shops before strolling down to a fishing pier at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. After a day of fun in the sun, relax in the hotel’s hot tub as your kids slide down the waterslide at our children’s pool.
Once you’ve hiked through Indiana Dunes State Park, upload photos of your trek with our free Internet. If the kids still have energy, they can visit our game room. Amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
You’ll be ready for your next adventure after a restful night in our guest rooms and suites, which feature Tempur-Pedic® beds. Groups appreciate adjoining rooms that keep everyone close while maintaining privacy. Standard room amenities include:
Need space for your beach umbrellas and oversize folding chairs? Reserve a Family Suite with all standard amenities plus these upgrades:
Bars & Restaurants
Fuel up for a day at the lake with our complimentary, hot breakfast, offering waffles, fresh fruit and a variety of other favorites.
For lunch and dinner, try one of the many nearby restaurants like Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria—an award-winning favorite that has been in Portage for more than 30 years.
Things to Do in Portage
Set sail from the nearby Portage Public Marina on Lake Michigan, where you can launch your watercraft or simply watch the boats come and go. If you’re planning a day trip to Chicago, the city is just an hour northwest on I-94. Check out these local attractions:
Bass Pro Shops– Everyone loves the giant aquariums and wide selection of outdoor gear at Bass Pro Shops, only a five-minute walk from the hotel. Grab something sweet at the Fudge Shop while you browse three acres of hunting, fishing and camping equipment. Want fish for dinner without catching it yourself? Try Islamorada Fish Company, the store’s on-site restaurant.
Indiana Dunes State Park – Explore 15 miles of Lake Michigan coastline at the Indiana Dunes State Park, about a 15-minute drive away. The park isn’t just for hikers and fishers; you can visit the historic Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm to sample freshly made maple syrup.
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk– On a clear day, you can see the Chicago skyline from Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk, a popular beach park about a mile from the hotel. Known for the variety of migratory birds that fly through each season, the park includes a snack bar and a fishing pier, perfect for looking out over the shelf ice of Lake Michigan in winter.
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Plan Your Next Meeting or Event
The Country Inn & Suites offers meeting space that is convenient for guests arriving via I-94. Choose from two event spaces for groups ranging from 10 to 40 people and enjoy free Wi-Fi in both rooms. Our staff is happy to help with setup and recommend catering options if you are planning a meal.
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