We pride ourselves on providing an adult, quiet, secure, residential location without the party – the kind of place where you go to enjoy a nap, a good book, the company of friends, drinks on the patio, and the beauty of an island sunset. The Anchor Inn Boutique Hotel is not a 'party hotel.'

We will not tolerate any behavior that disturbs other guests, including playing music too loud, arguments or fights, slamming doors, or smoking in the building or balcony.  Other behaviors that are particularly intolerable are throwing things off balconies, or damaging a room.  Any of these behaviors can result in your being asked to leave without a refund.


  • Check-in is between 3 and 6 pm.  Check-out by 11 am. 
  • Hotel rates are based on occupancy per room of 2 people. The rate for the Wee Anchor Cottage is based on an occupancy of 4 people. A fee will be charged for additional guests as follows:  $150/night/adult and $75/night/child. 
  • We are not a party hotel. Quiet hours are between 11p and 7a. Behavior that demonstrates a lack of consideration and respect for other guests, our neighbors, or property will result in you being asked to leave without a refund. 
  • If the hotel property is damaged, your credit card will be charged for the cost of repair/replacement per our fee schedule.
  • Guest rooms and facilities are for registered guests only. Unregistered guests will result in an additional charge of $150/night/adult and $75/night/child and you may be asked to leave.
  • Smoking only in the designated smoking area behind the Wee Anchor Cottage. There will be a cleaning fee of $500 charged to your credit card for smoking in other areas of the property.
  • Children are welcome in the Wee Anchor cottage.  Children must be supervised at all times. 
  • Dogs are welcome in the Wee Anchor Cottage.  Dogs are not allowed inside the hotel or our food service areas.  Please see our dog policy for further information regarding your dog's stay with us.
  • Parking is limited to only one car or golf cart per unit. Each vehicle will be issued a parking pass to be displayed on the vehicle.  Vehicles not displaying the parking pass will be towed at the vehicle owner's expense. Additional parking passes will cost $200/night/vehicle.
  • Effective August 1, 2023: 
    • Reservations/Cancellations:  A minimum 50% deposit is due at the time of booking. Deposits are subject to a 20% cancellation fee prior to fourteen (14) days. At 14 days prior to your arrival, your full balance will be charged for your stay. 
    • There will be no refunds for cancellations that occur within fourteen (14) days of the arrival date. No refunds for early departures or no-shows. No same-day reservations will be accepted after 3:00 pm. 
    • If rebooking is needed, the reservation must be scheduled within one year of the original check-in date and includes a rebooking fee. If rebooked reservations are canceled, no refunds will be given. NOTE: any reservations made via must adhere to the policies of for deposits, cancellations, etc. 
  • We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. 


While most of the days on the island are sunny and the lake waters are calm, there are occasional times when the winds can get high or a storm can brew up. When things of this nature happen, the lake waters are too rough to be safe for the ferries to operate and they must shut down their operations. When the ferries shut down your ability to get on/off the island is limited to air travel.

We are not liable for any ferry boat services nor for the weather on the lake.

If you are unable to get to Put-in-Bay due to both ferries not operating, we won’t be able to refund your payment. However, we will rebook your stay within a year of your original reservation. All payments will be applied to that future reservation.

If you’re unable to leave Put-in-Bay due to the ferries not operating, we will make every attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for you. However, we can only guarantee your reservation dates as booked. Posted rates will apply. Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from the island.

All ferry services must be shut down for this policy to apply.


  • All dogs must be registered and approved by the Owner or Reservations Manager BEFORE checking in.
  • We accept up to 2 guest dogs in the Wee Anchor Cottage at one time.
  • A deposit of $100 is required at check-in; if no damage or excessive cleaning is necessary, this deposit will be refunded. 
  • The guest is responsible for their dog’s behavior and any damages, injury, or lost revenue caused by their pet.
  • Your dog must be kenneled or removed during housekeeping or we will not be able to tend to the cottage.
  • Your dog must be leashed at all times while out of the cottage.
  • We expect that our guests will clean up after their dogs both indoors & outdoors, including disposal of waste.
  • The Anchor Inn is NOT responsible for your dog’s health or safety.
  • Of course, we know that many dogs share their owner’s bed. If this is the case, please allow us to place a dog-friendly quilt on the bed.
  • The cottage must be inspected by our staff prior to your departure.
  • If additional clean-up or repair/replacement is necessary, appropriate charges will be added to your credit card.   
  • ADA-approved service dogs are welcome in any area of the hotel.  Owners must provide documentation that their dog is an ADA-approved service dog.

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