One of the 50 Coolest Small Towns in America

One tiny village on a small island in the north end of Ottawa County near the Canadian border continues to get quite a lot of attention, especially as the tourism season ramps up. Put-in-Bay has found its way into yet another list of top vacation destinations. Most recently, this humble little community on South Bass Island was named one of “The 50 Coolest Small Towns in America” by Esquire magazine. “This island on Lake Erie got its name from 18th century schooners that would ‘put in’ on the bay to... View More

Put-in-Bay: Where to Stay? Things to Do & More

Where to Stay? Put-in-Bay, Ohio is home to amazing places to stay, things to do and restaurants/bars to explore. The small Lake Erie Island is enjoyed by over three quarters of a million people every summer and is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Midwest!  Guests have plenty of options when it comes to Put-in-Bay lodging, hotels and resorts. Your Put-in-Bay vacation rental awaits! Choose between fully equipped Island Club rental homes, waterfront condos, or a Put-in-Bay resort. Whether you’re planning your trip at the Put-in-Bay Condos,... View More

Put-in-Bay June Season Starter Specials

Put-in-Bay June Starter Specials Book Your First 2020 Put-in-Bay Getaway and SAVE $$$ Get a load of these deals! JUNE MADNESS! We always want our friends to see the best specials that Put-in-Bay has to offer. Your dollar can go as far as possible on your next island vacation, and these lodging deals are going to be hard to beat in 2020! Check out our specials for more info on how to have a great Summer-starter vacation for less money than you may think! Special #1 – Great June Rates... View More

Put-in-Bay: The Walleye Capital of the World

Put-in-Bay Ohio: The Best Walleye Fishing Around Every year, Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) hosts thousands of fisherman from all over the Cleveland, The United States world. The western basin of Lake Erie provides some of the best fishing available and is often referred to as “The Walleye Capital of the World”.  Popular catches fisherman can expect to reel in consist of walleye, yellow perch, and smallmouth bass. Put-in-Bay Ohio has officially opened back up to the public after being shut down due to the current covid-19 situation in the state... View More

Out-of-State Fishing Licenses Now Available

Your Put-in-Bay Fishing Experience Fishing has always been a part of Put-in-Bay Ohio’s culture. All year long, Lake Erie offers great fishing experiences! Doesn’t matter if its Spring, Fall, or Summer, there are people fishing from Put-in-Bay. Even during the frozen winter months, locals enjoy ice fishing in their shanties. Finally, we can say there is a light at the end of the tunnel given the current circumstances all over the world. Here from Put-in-Bay we are excited to announce the State of Ohio, starting May 8th, 2020, will be... View More

Miller Ferry Updates Spring Schedule

Ferry Schedule Changes Through June 7 The start of the season has been delayed and delayed but finally people are getting ready to visit Put-in-Bay again! The Miller Ferry has updated their Spring schedules again and we are happy to share them with you. There are three distinct “mini-seasons”, so make sure you check the right one for your travels (click one to enlarge)! Miller Ferry - Lifeline to the Island The Miller Boat Line is the island’s only passenger and auto ferry, providing daily service to the Lake Erie... View More

The Original Put-in-Bay Island Club Fall Ball Party & Wine Fest Weekend

The Weather Looks Great for the Original Official Island Club Fall Ball Weekend & Wine Fest! October is one of the best months at Put-in-Bay for weekend festivities! We kick it off the first weekend of October (4-6, 2019) every year with two of the biggest and the best… The Official Island Club Fall Ball Customer Appreciation Party and the Put-in-Bay Wine Fest! The first event is the Original Put-in-Bay Fall Ball Party held at the Island Club Home Rentals and co-sponsored by the Commodore Resort. This street party has been going... View More

What You Need to Know: Kid Rock Bash at the Bay August 29 – Put-in-Bay

It is almost time for Kid Rock! We are excited as you are for this huge event and can’t wait to see you. Most lodging partners are taking steps as a property manager to increase the safety of all our guests, and while they may be an inconvenience, they are for everyone’s benefit. Down below, find all the info you may need on Golf Carts, Ferries, Alcohol, Chairs, Put-in-Bay taxis, etc. The island takes security and safety precautions seriously to ensure that everyone has a safe, enjoyable time while staying... View More

Hotel Victory 100 Years Since Tragic Fire

Put-in-Bay and Hospitality have been intertwined for over a century. Guests have flocked to the rocky outcropping in Lake Erie to relax, unwind and forget about their troubles. One of the most prolific and grand resorts to grace South Bass Island was the Hotel Victory. This year marks 100 Years since this legendary Put-in-Bay Hotel burned to the ground. Hotel Victory History Just prior to the construction of the Hotel Victory, fire played a role in its development. During the 1870s and 1880s, South Bass Island began to flourish as... View More