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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for parking?

Because we're located inside a state park, the gate charges an admission fee for entry. Save the receipt and we'll fully refund your parking fee when you dine with us.

When do you have live music?

We have live music every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. Check out our Live Music Schedule on this site for a detailed performance calendar.

Where are you located?

We're located at:

Fourwinds Lakeside Inn & Marina

9301 S Fairfax Rd

Bloomington, IN 47401 

Do you do anything differently on Holidays?

We are open with normal business hours on holidays that fall during our open season.  In many cases we do add additional live music for holidays.  

Does the restaurant have indoor air-conditioned seating?

Yes! In addition to our outside patio, the main restaurant dining room & bar has indoor air-conditioned seating. Either way, you'll enjoy fantastic lake views!

Do you offer to-go food orders?

We do offer to-go food orders. To-go food can be ordered at the to-go window at our bar. 

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, we are dog friendly outside on our Patio if you have a friendly dog!  All dogs are to be on a non-retractable, 4ft leash at all times and must remain on the ground while on our patio. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the hotel.

How do I go about applying to work at Windjammer?

Get in touch with us through the "Careers" section of our website or send us an e-mail at

Does the restaurant have a space available for group bookings or private events??

Yes! The Fourwinds Lakeside Inn has multiple banquet rooms and separate indoor and outdoor facilities that we use for private events. For more information, please visit our website at or send an e-mail to 

Can I make a reservation?

At this time, we do not take reservations and seat guests on a first come, first serve basis. We have found this creates a better guest experience for all.

Does the Windjammer have boat parking for customers coming from the water?

Yes! We have 10 courtesy slips available to the public located on our gas island. The restaurant is just a short walk away.

Is the restaurant open to the public?

Yes! Although we are located within the Fourwinds Marina & Lakeside Inn, we are open to the pubic by land or sea!

Is the Windjammer open year-round?

No, we are a seasonal restaurant.  Most years we open sometime in April and close at the end of September.  Be sure to check our website for the most up to date hours.