Information compiled by Jim and Linda Pirog

xxxThe main structure of the current Balcony House was built in the 1890’s as part of Imperial’s original town school. Around 1922 the structure was moved to it’s current location by E. E. Widger. Mr. Widger added the north wing, enclosed the porches and an enclosed seven foot wide balcony on three sides of the house.
xxxAlong with several other buildings on the same block he created a tourist resort call “Balcony House Hotel and Tourist Camp.” Tourist camps sprang up in the 1920’s and 1930’s as automobile travel grew in popularity. Imperial was located on the DLD (Detroit/Lincoln/Denver) Highway which was a major east/west thoroughfare of that time.
xxxIn later years the Balcony House served as a boarding house, a dormitory for high school students whose families lived out in the country, and small apartments. In the late 1980’s the house was abandoned when the owner moved out of state.
xxxThe Balcony House was purchased by Jim and Linda Pirog. The Pirog’s and their family loved boating at the beautiful Enders Lake, in the Imperial area. The Pirog’s purchased the Balcony House for a change of life style looking towards retirement.
xxxRenovation of the house began in September of 1997. Over the next 20 months, the Pirog’s spent many weekends with friends and family working on the house. Rather than waiting for retirement, the Pirog’s moved their family to Imperial.
xxxThe Balcony House Bed & Breakfast opened for business on May 2, 1999. The Balcony House was restored with travelers needs in mind. Each room is unique and inviting, with its own theme.

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