Conveniently located off I-94, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Portage, IN invites guests to spend a weekend on Lake Michigan, which is less than two miles away. You can 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 play in the children’s pool.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Once you’ve hiked through Indiana Dunes State Park, you can upload photos of your trek with free Internet. If the kids still have energy, they can visit our game room to play pinball and arcade games. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
You’ll be ready for your next adventure after a restful night in our guest rooms or suites, which feature Tempur-Pedic® beds. Groups appreciate adjoining rooms that keep everyone close while maintaining privacy. Standard room amenities include:
Need space for beach balls and sand buckets? Reserve a Family Suite with all standard amenities plus these upgrades:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Fuel up for a day at the lake with our complimentary 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 in Portage for over 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, it’s within an hour of the hotel up 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 historical 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 offers a snack bar and a fishing pier, perfect for looking out over the shelf ice of Lake Michigan in winter.
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Groups & Meetings
The Country Inn & Suites offers a meeting space that’s convenient for guests arriving from I-94. Choose from two event spaces, each with free high-speed Internet access, for groups ranging from 10 to 40 people. Our staff is happy to recommend catering options and help with set-up.
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