According to a story from the Associated Press in the Lansing State Journal, childhood summers spent fishing and swimming in a pristine Northern Michigan lake called Walloon Lake, would later inspire Ernest Hemingway's "The Last Good Country."

The newly opened Hotel Walloon is borrowing that reference for the name of an upcoming weekend devoted to celebrating the literary giant's Michigan connection:  "Walloon Lake, The Last Good Country, an Ernest Hemingway Occasion."

For three days from April 29 to May 1, guests will have the opportunity to explore the famed author's boyhood haunt near Petoskey, hear new details about his Michigan life, and dine on dishes and drinks.