We are rapidly adapting to a difficult social situation as we work under mandated business operations during the COVID-19 Outbreak. In accordance with government mandates, and to ensure the most efficient operation and least food waste, we have certain policies that we are required to follow. Your continued support and patience are appreciated.

Curbside Meal Pickup / Online Ordering

We are now offering Family Style Dinners available for curb-site pickup between 4 PM and 7 PM Tuesday through Saturday. In addition to the meals, we also have fresh-made salads and soup also available for pickup.

PLEASE NOTE:  We have ONE family-style meal option each day. Please view the menu to see what day we offer a specific meal. It will only be available on the day it is advertised. It is very clear in the menu description. Even if you choose a different day, it will only be available on the date as provided. This is due to a limitation in the ordering software and we have no control over it at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

Essential Items Available for Purchase

We are now offering certain essential items for sale that we have procured through our restaurant and hotel supply chain. Our goal is to offer supplies to the community that may be difficult to obtain at the grocery stores due to various factors related to the COVID-19 situation.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

The Michigan Governor has issued numerous executive orders extending the business shut down in Michigan due to the COVID-19 virus. The order allows restaurants to provide carryout and curbside meals only. Dining inside is not allowed. The governor continues to extend the shutdown, and there are too many executive orders to cite correctly. You may review the 100+ executive orders here: https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer

The Clinton Inn and the Clinton Coffeehouse are following the mandates and will use this page for the most current updates and information regarding our business and available offerings. 

The Clinton Coffeehouse inside the Clinton Inn will be closed until further notice. We had planned to open once the dining room restrictions were lifted, but since they continue to be extended with no end in sight, we just don’t know at this point. We offer retail bags of coffee for sale on our website that can be picked up curbside during restaurant take out hours.

We are now offering FAMILY STYLE takeout dinners 5 days a week during the hours of 4PM and 7PM on select days. We will not be offering delivery. Everything will be takeout/pickup on the curbside at the back of the building.

We will offer ONE menu option per day and have options for A) Single Portion Dinner, B) Dinner for Two, C) Dinner for Four, and D) Dinner for Six. We have numerous options for fresh salads available any day that we are open.

Our hotel operation is closed until further notice. We will likely keep it closed until the spring of 2021. We will honor any existing reservations currently on the schedule. If you have a reservation and need to cancel it, please submit a contact form with your reservation information and we provide a full refund of any monies paid.

We are not able to offer any catered events or private parties due to the mandated shutdown. We will resume this operation once the mandates are lifted.

Gift Certificates Available for Online Purchase

Purhase Gift Certificates Online

We are now offering Gift Certificates online in the amounts of $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 for use in the restaurant at The Clinton Inn and the Clinton Coffeehouse.  You are able to purchase the gift certificate on-line and pay in full. Once we receive your order, we will mail you a physical certificate for the value purchased. The gift certificates will be valid for up to a year after they are issued, and can be used starting immediately once we re-open the restuarant and Clinton Coffeehouse.

NOTE: When you buy a $50 gift certificate, we will send you one valued at $55. When you buy a $100 certificate, we will send you one valued at $115. We will only be offering this during the mandated shutdown. 

Shop Now

Click the link below to go to our online store to purchase your Gift Certifcate and pay online.

The Clinton Inn Online Store

Experience the historical Clinton Inn! Gateway to the Irish Hills

The historical Clinton Inn welcomes you. Since it’s opening in 1901, the Clinton Inn has offered delicious food options and unique and comfortable lodging in a quaint and charming setting. We offer great food, drinks, and cocktails in our restaurant, premium and delicious coffee in the Clinton Coffeehouse, overnight lodging in our boutique hotel, and private events and catering.


NOTICE: With the exception of a few special event weekends, our hotel operation is shut down at a minimum through the end of December 2020. We will honor any existing reservations. Due to the never-ending Covid-19 situation, we are not accepting any new reservations through Dec 31, 2020. Additionally, any reservations made require a 2-night minimum stay and we require payment in full at the time of booking.  If you need to cancel a reservation that you have made previously, we will refund 100% of any payment you have made. Just fill out a form on our contact page and provide your reservation details. Once a reservation is cancelled it cannot be re-booked.

You can search for available rooms online through our secure portal. Click the button below to find out what rooms are available:

The Huffaker Family purchased The Clinton Inn in June 2019. It’s an old historic building that’s unique, charming, very quirky, and some of the locals tell us it’s haunted. We currently have four (4) rooms available for nightly stays. All rooms are on the second floor and have their own private bathrooms. Since our purchase, we have replaced the beds, mattresses, pillows, sheets, towels, and other linens with new items. The beds feature hotel grade King and/or Queen sized mattresses and are super comfortable. Room 1 has been given a full facelift, and we’re updating furniture, fixtures, and decor throughout the entire hotel as an ongoing project. A larger remodel to open up more rooms is currently being planned.

Restaurant at The Clinton Inn

The restaurant at the Clinton Inn features awesome, American style comfort foods for lunch and dinner.


Restaurant Features

  • Sunday Brunch Menu

  • Friday Fish Fry

  • Homestyle Saturday Nights

  • Happy Hour 4pm-7pm Daily

  • Lunch and Dinner Menus

  • Kids Menu / $5 Meals

  • Made from Scratch Soups

  • Gourmet Burgers

  • Craft and Local Beers

  • Birthday Celebrations

  • Special Holiday Dinners

Clinton Coffeehouse

Stop in at the Clinton Coffeehouse to get your caffiene fix! Located just inside the front lobby of The Clinton Inn, the Clinton Coffeehouse features unique and fun lattes, mochas, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, and smoothies. We also feature many freshly roasted single origin coffee from locations like Ethopia, Kenya, Costa Rica, Guatamala, and more.

Clinton Coffeehouse Business Hours

Day of WeekVenue TypeBusiness Hours
MondayCoffeehouse7:00am - 6:00pm
TuesdayCoffeehouse7:00am - 6:00pm
WednesdayCoffeehouse7:00am - 6:00pm
ThursdayCoffeehouse7:00am - 6:00pm
FridayCoffeehouse7:00am - 6:00pm
SaturdayCoffeehouse8:00am - 6:00pm
SundayCoffeehouse + Brunch8:00am - 6:00pm

About The Clinton Inn

Early settlers came to Clinton From New York state and named the village after their state governor, Dewitt Clinton. The site of the Clinton Inn was first settled by Alpheius Kies, who built a log house. After several changes in ownership, Alonzo Clark built the present 3-story brick hotel. It officially opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1901.

The hotel has three stories; the first floor features the full service restaurant, the Clinton Coffeehouse, and coffee lounge. The second floor is all guest rooms while the third has served as apartments since the 1980’s.

The hotel was purchased by the Huffaker Family in May 2019. The hotel was in a state of disrepair at the time of purchase, and numerous improvements have been made.  Currently 4 rooms are available for nightly rentals, and larger renovations are planned to bring the hotel back to it’s glory days.