Put In Bay is so much fun to explore by day, and discover the island’s history. What you won’t find at this boutique hotel is an ongoing party, loud music, or chaos. What you will find are pristine accommodations, large comfortable ‘themed’ rooms, and a central location to everything, yet a setting far enough away that rest and relaxation are prominent.
This is as close as you will get to a luxurious stay like a home away from home! Lavishly live travel to Put In Bay out loud, seeking out the ultimate boutique hotel and experience the area and indulge in luxury, comfort and unparalleled service with my gem of a find!
Ultimate Boutique Hotel in Put In Bay
Step out of the party in Put In Bay and into a more tranquil atmosphere. The Ultimate boutique hotel in Put In Bay is waiting to provide you with a high level of personal service, impeccable comfort and cleanliness and luxurious accommodations after a day of sightseeing, kayaking, and adventuring.
During the week, speaking loosely, Put In Bay is a great family destination, but at night the atmosphere changes more to the vibe that 21+’s love and that is when you want to seek the ultimate boutique hotel in Put In Bay. Traveling to Put In Bay with a family is not a challenge, rather a pleasure. Remember you simply hop the Jet Express from Port Clinton or Sandusky and you arrive.
Weekdays in Put In Bay boasts a very different atmosphere and I’d like to make that distinction before someone reads this and decides to bring the family with a false set of expectations. I love Put In Bay weekday and weekend, but if you are not a ‘party person’ from May until August you may not ‘prefer’ the weekend or weeknights. That is why The Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel is such an important addition to the island.
At the end of every great day of adventure, there is just that time you want to crash rather than travel back across the lake (no matter how easy it is) and you won’t want any more activity other than a remote in your hand, or your tech device to catch up on what you left behind, your answer sits behind the doors of The Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel.
Boutique hotels offer a look and feel that is so distinctly remarkable that they bare no resemblance at all to a branded hotel, but branded hotels should take a cue from intimate accommodation and attention paid per client as the boutique hotel is where it’s at (IMO). Having stayed in a few Boutique hotels I am learning there are things I simply crave about them and seek them out more than traditional hotels.
THE ANCHOR INN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
The Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel opened in May 2017, and in fact, it used to be a 4 bedroom bed and breakfast which was converted into a 9 room Boutique Hotel after a huge renovation. Take a cab, a golf cart or break in those walking shoes and head to 500 Catawba Ave, Put-In-Bay, OH 43456. It’s only about a 10-minute walk from the Jet Express drop off to the hotel and we did it with 5 bags!
Here’s what you are looking for, a prominent building, well-landscaped, and a welcoming front patio where your day will begin with a freshly prepared breakfast by the in-house Chef, Lue.
From the minute we arrived ( I had my teen boys with me) until the moment we left we enjoyed a high level of personalized service which is very important to me. No matter what challenges my schedule met, or what needs we had, Joey, Lynne, and Bill took care of it, without a second thought. In fact, the owner helped me through a very precarious situation when I had no idea what to do and it needed to be solved immediately (love her!)
5 THINGS YOU WON’T FIND AT THE ANCHOR INN BOUTIQUE HOTEL
- Don’t stay here if you love kids and noise above you, below you or running through the halls, because there are NO Halls to run through.
2. There is no bar, but you can bring along your own bottle of wine or buy one at the 2 wineries on the island.
3. No fitness facilities, rather climb aboard a provided bike or take out those athletic shoes and hike the island, after all that’s why you are visiting to explore and discover!
4. Loud kids, crying babies and those adults that have not yet learned how to appreciate the finer things in life are not in this establishment, and AMEN to that.
5. Finally, if you want blaring music, take yourself to a bar, because this boutique is serious about rest and relaxation and honors that commitment with an 11 P – 7A quiet hours policy (thank goodness because we were beat!)
You all know my tag line is, “lavishly living life out loud’ and I am a luxury girl, and always have been. Thank you, Anchor Inn for exceeding the standards. Let’s look at my room before I provide a quick brief, here’s my in-room video of First Mate’s room.
A full amenities bathroom including shampoos, conditioner, soap, plenty of towels, a towel warmer, a hair dryer, Q-Tips, back up toilet paper and more.
In the First Mate’s living area we found: a King Size Murphy Bed (loved this) with a pillow so clean I actually placed my head on each pillow and slept which you all know I never do unless I place a towel down. The pillows smelled of almond scent and were so comfortable and impeccably clean I could not help myself.
Private cubbies are perfect for kids! My boy’s loved their private bed cubbies. In fact, hit the pillows and passed out, without television (even though we had one) and without words.
The First Mate offered a lovely kitchenette area, with a microwave, coffeemaker (coffee, tea and hot chocolate), fresh bottled water, forks, cups, mugs, wine opener (think of a bottle on your own personalized deck).
Our balcony area was at the very top and we overlooked the lovely town of Put In Bay. I enjoyed this both in the morning and at night. It is incredible to watch the town that never sleeps, I think it is cousins to Vegas, lol!
Want to see what I did?
THE ENTRANCE & PATIO AREA
The front entrance is open until 8p and then you need to rely on your key. During the day you will find Lynne, Joey or Bill at the front desk. Should you need anything they are more than happy to help you.
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Yes, that is me with Lynne (GM, far left), Joey (owner, Far Right) and behind her, Bill (her husband)! They are wonderful, fun and so helpful. My personal thanks to each of them for making our stay unforgettable!
If you are ready to head to Put In Bay, make your reservations early so you are sure to get a room at the Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel and lavishly live travel out loud! ~ Dana XO