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(269) 432-2626

Your River Lake Inn hosts, Marv and Anita Bliss, have created a wild life sanctuary since opening the restaurant in 1976.  April through September you can enjoy the hummingbirds swarming to the windows and feeders.  July and August the butterflies are abundant throughout the gardens. October through March view the deer under the lights.

Enjoy dining on our deck or in one of our three dining rooms: Commodore Perry's Pub, Winery or the Rookery; followed by a stroll past the Koi Waterfall Pond into the beautifully landscaped Butterfly Gardens and Blue Bird Trail. If you’re not up to the mile walk just venture out to Marv’s well stocked Bird Store.

River Lake Inn is open year-round.  Our hours are Monday through Saturday from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sundays from noon until 8:00 pm. Come dine with us and enjoy all we have to offer including a stroll through our gardens and nature trails!  For information or reservations, call us at (269) 432-2626.

Directions to River Lake Inn Restaurant
767 Ralston Road  Colon, MI  49040


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