One of my most favorite dining spots in West Michigan has re-opened.  The popular Bostwick Lake Inn held their grand re-opening Tuesday.

The Bostwick Lake Inn had closed several months ago, when former owner, and my friend, Jim Webb decided to retire from the restaurant business.  The Gilmore Collection stepped in and bought it.

They put a lot of money into the place to renovate both the exterior and interior.

The entire interior of the restaurant has been returned to its original luster with many additional enhancements. The bar and back bar have been replaced by an even grander historic 25’ antique bar complete with brass foot rail from the (since closed) Thornapple Daily Grill in Ada.

The exterior color of the building will no longer be the iconic white of the past century but will instead sport a lively contemporary color scheme.

The BLI also features a complete state-of-the-art renovation of the kitchen. Everything in the old kitchen was replaced with gleaming stainless steel commercial restaurant equipment.

They added an ice cream/general store inside the main entrance, along with additional outdoor lakeside seating.

They said that later this year a kayak launch and beach fire pits will be added, too.

The menu will focus on an array of small plate appetizers along with burgers and, certainly, Gilmore’s signature artisan pizza selections. Of course, great steaks and seafood will be on the menu as well.

The Bostwick Lake Inn will be open from Tuesday through Sunday, 4 to 11 p.m. with extended bar hours on Friday and Saturday.

Can't wait to sit out on that deck overlooking the lake.  A little bit of heaven.