The Area


In the heart of West Michigan, the City of Montague is a charming town nestled on the shore of scenic White Lake connecting to Lake Michigan. We invite you to explore our quaint downtown shopping district, family friendly parks, and extensive bike trails. Whether you are here for a day, a week, or longer, there’s so much to see and do in every season!

We invite you to learn more about our special community events, the farmers’ market, weekly free concerts at the band shell, as well as the parks, and churches.

Click Here: for a link to the City of Montague’s activities

Bygone Basics (

This culinary experience is the sister to Amanda’s Bequest and is on the same property. It is one of the few year round activities in the White Lake area.


Whitehall is a unique blend of old-fashioned small town and progressive, full-service city. Whitehall is located in northern Muskegon County, five miles from the Lake Michigan coastline on White Lake. Although much of its economy is tourist-related, especially its extended marina on the lake; it also contains some small businesses and manufacturing facilities. It is a commuter town to the greater Muskegon area just ten miles to the south.

Click Here: for a link to Whitehall’s city page

The Historic Howmet Playhouse. The playhouse is located two blocks off the main street of Whitehall’s traditional downtown. The ninety-five year old theatre has been presenting fine arts and entertainment to the greater West Michigan area since 1916.

White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

The area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping residents and guests alike discover the various dining, services, and things to do in the area.  Additionally, they put on some of the area’s greatest events, so be sure to check this link out!

Muskegon County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

Just to our south a few minutes is the larger city of Muskegon.  Here is a compilation of things to do there.  You’ll find events, attractions, cultural opportunities, dining and more here.

Book Nook and Java Shop

Unique book Store / Coffee Shop.  Great live music events and a nice wine bar.  (John and Valerie Hanson met and were married here…)

SCUBA Diving

There are a lot of shipwrecks and aquatic life to scuba dive on around here.  John and Valerie are both divers and who knows you might happen to be here when John takes his boat out on the Lake.  You might just tag along.  To book a charter with a caring and skilled Captain and Scuba Diver, check out Elixir Dive Charters .   To learn more about diving in the area click here, on the West Michigan Underwater Preserve.


With a trail head just a half mile away on an easy access road, you can access hundreds of miles of great biking.  White Lake Excursions is a great place to get quality rental bikes.  The Hart-Montague trail is a great place to start to explore…and then…expand your boundaries!  Pick-up one of the several bike tours that stop and/or start/come through this area.  Stay here…eat good food…don’t sleep on the ground for a night or two…

Ever geocache?  This scenic area has plenty of wonderful discoveries for you!  John and Valerie have an active cache in the area too.

Kayaking and Water Sports

Kayaking White River and White Lake are becoming popular sporting activities as the area is beautiful with a lot of wild life to be seen and gentle, protected waters.  Located near Maple Grove Beach, we can meet you and pick you and your kayaks up, if traveling by water and are staying with us.  White Lake Excursions is a great place to get quality rental kayaks or other equipment for fun water activities.  Interested in boating?  Check out the many options Duneshore Boating has for you.


Snowmobiling and Cross Country Skiing

We are located near a trail for both snowmobiles and skiers that links to many miles of trails.  This is a winter-wonderland and Montague welcomes snowmobiles!  We have plenty of space for parking trailers.  Join us over the holidays and get the best winter has to offer and share a fantastic and memorable holiday.  Or, snag a few day stay with our great winter rates and play in the snow, enjoying plenty of hot chocolate (with marshmallows) back at our Inn.  We even have extra pairs of skis and snowshoes to borrow and trails we have created that start out our back yard and can connect with the other bigger trails.

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