The Beaver Island Lodge was built in 1950 as a one story Hunting and Fishing Lodge on beautiful Lake Michigan. In the early 1980s, the Lodge was expanded with two extra floors of condominiums, as tourism was developing in Beaver Island. Current owners Eric and Dana Hodgson have been in the hospitality business on Beaver Island since 1996. Dana is actually several generations native. They became initially involved with the Beaver Island Lodge in 2010 and proprietors in 2013. Since then they have embarked on the road to transform the authenticity and history of this 1950s lodge into the best dining and lodging experience available on Beaver Island. Self-proclaimed “foodies” they represent decades of experience in the food & hospitality industry, bringing their passion to the Island they love. In recent years, all the rooms and suites have been upgraded to reflect today’s augmented hospitality standards.
Current Lodge Managers TJ and Han, bring a wealth of hospitality experience and innovation to the table, developed over years of operating small hotels and bed and breakfast homes in the US, the Caribbean and Western Europe.
The Beaver Island Lodge and The Sunset Restaurant are two complementary venues in one location, organized to comfortably and efficiently host a variety of special events. Perfection in amenities and personalized services, both venues ensure that your special occasion is a memorable success.
• Weddings and Receptions •
• Rehearsal Dinners •
• Anniversary Parties •
• Family Reunions •
• Birthday, Homecoming and Graduation Parties •
• Corporate or Private Retreats •
• Bridal and Baby Showers •
• Fund-Raising Events and Team-Building Retreats •
• Memorial Service Luncheons •
The Beaver Island Lodge offers 14 guest rooms and suites over three floors, as well as an adjacent family cabin. Each room is individually decorated and offers a serene and relaxing atmosphere. Room reservations for groups may be blocked out upon request.
The Beaver Island Lodge and The Restaurant at Beaver Island Lodge are open seasonally beginning in May until late October.
The entire dining area of The Sunset Restaurant has a capacity of approximately 85 to 100 guests per seating. For smaller parties, we offer a private dining area that comfortably seats 16-20 guests. Our menu offers a variety of exquisitely prepared American cuisine including regional specialties. The Sunset Restaurant at Beaver Island Lodge offers a fine dining experience in a casually elegant environment. Our guests enjoy breathtaking sunset views and an alluring panorama of Lake Michigan.
The adjoining bar, cocktail lounge and outdoor patio also offer relaxed venue options. It is stocked with a full complement of spirits and a comprehensive wine list. The outdoor patio accommodates approximately 50 guests and the cocktail lounge can seat approximately 25 guests.
The Sunset Restaurant welcomes special events during the daytime hours. Space availability is limited to the hours between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There is a 50 guest minimum for day parties. A minimal seven day advance reservation is required.
All special events are tailored to reflect the personal needs and requests of our guests. To begin planning, please contact us by phone (231-448-2396) or Email.