invite you to share our lovely lakefront home with us.
At Cricket Lodge you will find warm hospitality,a relaxed
and friendly atmosphere with four clean and comfortable
guest rooms. Once you arrive, leave your schedules behind.
Read a book, take a nap on the deck by the lake, stroll
through our herb garden or just sit on our old fashioned
porch glider and look out over the lake and dream.
you care to be more adventurous, you will find we are
within walking distance to bicycle and golf cart rentals,
Island trolley tours, cruise ships, sail boat charters,
restaurants, and gift shops.
credit cards are not accepted. Payment by check, cash
or travelers checks will be accepted.
Cancellation Policy: If cancelled within ten days of arrival,
deposit is refunded less a $10 processing fee. If less then ten days, deposit is
refunded less a $10 processing fee only if the room can be re-rented.
How to find
Island is a twenty minute ferry boat trip from Marblehead,
Ohio. Exit Rt. 2 at Rt. 269 North. Take 269 North to Rt.
163 turn right onto Rt. 163 East and follow the signs to
Marblehead. Cricket Lodge is on Lake Shore Drive two houses
east of Division Street.
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Lodge was constructed in 1905 as a summer cottage for the
late John and Bert Himmelein. John Himmelein was the manager
of the Himmelein Stock Company. For 35 years, his wife, whose
stage name was Beatrice Earle, was the leading lady of his
Lodge was named after a favorite character in one of Beatrice
Earle's plays. It remained a part of the Himmelein family
until 1984 when it was purchased by its present owners,
Frank and Chris Yako. In 1985, the home which had previously
been a private residence, opened its doors as Cricket Lodge
Bed and Breakfast.
are filled with the smell of freshly brewed coffee, tea,
homemade muffins and breads. Coffee is available at seven
a.m. for the early risers who may want to explore the island
in the quiet morning hours. Breakfast at Cricket Lodge
has become to many the time of day when old friends gather
and new friendships are made.
serve leisurely breakfasts on our screened in front porch,
weather permitting. We gladly will accommodate any dietary
needs with advance notice.
Lodge has become to our guests a place to enjoy the simple
things in life, to talk, listen, and laugh. A place where
many say "this is the way life should be." We hope your
stay will leave a lasting impression and a desire to return,
to the place where memories are made from breakfast in
the morning to turn down service at night.