Cross Village Mi
Home to Historic Legs Inn
Quaint Cross Village Mi has a love affair with Legs Inn because its owner, Stanley Smolak, a Polish immigrant had a love affair with Cross Village and its people in 1921. And everyone in northern Michigan holds this special landmark as a tribute to all the strong immigrants who came to live in northern Michigan many decades ago.
Just walking through its front doors makes anyone realize that whomever created this special place had to be special himself. Stanley Smolak fell in love with northern Michigan and decided not to settle in Detroit or Chicago but in Cross Village Mi in 1921. It was a lumbering community and Mr. Smolak had the idea of creating a fantasy world of stone, timber and pieces of driftwood that he would find on the shores of Lake Michigan just down from the bluff where his "monument to nature" was being created.
Many Ottawa and Chippewa Indians helped him make his dream a reality. In fact, Legs Inn is a Michigan historic landmark. It's a place you don't want to miss!
The food is just fantastic with some of the best Polish dishes that you can find anywhere. The American dishes are terrific too especially the whitefish. But, you must try the Pierogies for they are the best in the world - in Kathy's opinion! There are over 100 kinds of beer from around the world to enjoy!
It's A Fantastic Drive from Either ...
or from Harbor Springs on the winding and twisting M-119 with about twenty one or so miles known as
The Tunnel of Trees!
The outdoor patio has a breathtaking view of crystal blue Lake Michigan. And the indoors has such terrific architecture and decor that it's a joy to eat inside too. It's been written up in the New York Times as well as the Chicago Tribune as a place you don't want to miss on your northern Michigan vacation. If you are staying on Mackinac Island make a point to somehow visit for lunch one day!
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Legs Inn is known for its food and decor but they also have quaint cottages to rent during the summer months. Check it out on their website on the above link. Legs Inn is not open year round unfortunately...they close around the 3rd week in October.
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