Welcome friends – new, old and friends whom we have not yet me up here on Lake Gogebic! My name is Jim Eismueller and I am the new owner of the Walleye Lodge on the North Shore of Beautiful Lake Gogebic (Go-ge-bic) on Bergland Bay along with Mary Beth, our son Anthony and faithful dogs Buddy and Larry!
We relocated to the Lake Gogebic area from Youngstown, New York in May of 2012. Originally from Oak Park, Illinois Jim spent several years as a Charter Fisherman on Lake Michigan where his Uncle Eddie still charters out of the Kenosha Harbor. His family has owned and operated a heating, sheet metal and air conditioning business on the same corner in Chicago for the past 50 years which is where he gained a lot of his mechanical/engineering knowledge that is proving to be extremely helpful in this venture. Additionally, Jim was the Chief Engineer for the Seneca Hotel and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York where he assisted with the development and opening of a 600 room hotel facility and go-generation plant!
Mary Beth is also not a stranger to the hospitality industry as she has more than two decades experience with some of the Nations largest hotel and gaming establishments They are very proud of their son Anthony who is eager to learn this business and who often helps his dad out in the Bait Shop or on the docks. This is a family run operation and our family is very passionate about exceeding the expectations of our guests!.
We just celebrated our 5th Anniversary at the Walleye Lodge and we are working on some great new property enhancements. Since we’ve been here we have completely renovated all of our rooms with new carpeting, flooring, beds, linens and more. Three years ago Jim put in an entire new heating system. Two years ago he put in all new windows and doors and this year we added brand new docks and we now are dealers for Floe docks and Lifts! We’ve increased our fleet of boats to six and are very proud of how far we have come! We are far from done and have some great plans in place which we are confident that our guests will love!
We invite you to come alone, or bring your family, friends, neighbors, or work colleagues with you (we strongly encourage reservations), and relax in the comfort of our lakefront setting and enjoy the year round splendor of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
We look forward to seeing you soon!!
Jim, Mary Beth, Anthony, Buddy & Larry