We are now accepting Reservations for Enigma (Adults Only) on Saturday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m.

On-line Reservations have been turned off for our show tonight. Even as you read these words, we are setting up at River Lake Inn for the big show. There are still a few seats left, so give the restaurant a call at 269-432-2626 and tell them to save one for you.

Halloween Evening Highlights

  • The Magic Show & Seance on Halloween starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • The cost to attend is $34.95, which also includes dinner.
  • Dinner includes a full salad bar
  • Guests have an entrée choice of “Bloody Drippings” (Sirloin Merlot)
  • … or “Zombie Eyes” (Shrimp Scampi)
  • The alcoholic beverage for the evening is a “Vampire’s Kiss.”
  • Dessert, either carrot cake or a brownie fudge sundae, is also included with the meal.
  • Beverages, tax and gratuity not included.

Prepare to be amazed…

Is this a special occasion? Birthday? Anniversary? Please let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to prepare something special. Also, please let us know if your group includes children and what their ages are — we have magic designed especially for kids.

Click the Orange dot, then click “Directions” to find your way to River Lake Inn.

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Click the Orange dot, then click “Directions” to find your way to River Lake Inn.

What people are saying about River Lake Magic…

“Love watching you perform Ron, Great magic, Great food, and dining among friends, makes for a wonderful evening.”
Randy Burritt Leonidas, MI
“It was a lovely way to spend my birthday, Ron. And I definitely think you should work in more of these adult themed shows.”
Kim Forde Kalamazoo, MI
“Had a wonderful time. You were great Ron!”
Tracy Oakley Sabol Colon, MI
“What a fun night! Good food, good friends and Ron’s magic! I love being your assistant Ron Carnell. Those little girls did indeed steal the show! You just seem to get even better with every show I see.”
Paula Alexander Colon, MI
“You put on a wonderful show Ron, I’m so glad we came! Dinner was delicious as well! We had a terrific time from beginning to end. Thanks for all the laughter and smiles.”
Kit Detering London, Ontario
“Ron you were so entertaining, A fantastic night of magic and good dining. It was well worth the drive.

“It’s not just about the magic effect, though that is important, it’s the entertainment, the heart that goes into it, I’ve been told that it’s 10% props 90% heart, I saw a lot o’ that last night, thanks again for a great evening.”

Randy Morris Gobles, MI
“I just got home from the most enjoyable evening… A friend and I went to the River Lake Inn for dinner and Magic… If you’ve never gone, get a group together, and do it… Ron Carnell is a great entertainer, we had the best time. He does an awful lot of interaction with his audience, I even got to go up and be part of his act…Seriously this would be a great evening for anyone…Dinner was wonderful. I enjoyed it so much, I just wanted to share.”
Carol Campbell Colon, MI
“It was a great night of fun, friendship and magic.”
Gary Laundre Grand Rapids, MI
“Lunch in the Signature Room at Schuler’s was preceded by a live magic show given by local magician, Ron Carnell, who both amazed and amused–a truly wonderful performer.

“You were in top form today, Ron. Hope we can do it again sometime.”

Bradley L. Taylor
Associate Director, Museum Studies Program at University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
“Great Show!”
Anne Riopel
“Ron…Congratulations on your continuous “Excellent” Magic Shows at “River Lake Inn”.

“What I like most about you is the fact that you are an entertainer ala (Karrell Fox) complicated fancy cuts and displays of a deck of cards…no…you entertain!

Marien Hopman Chatham, Ontario
“Ron Carnell it was a absolute great night! We appreciate your talents. My name was the funny punch line for the rest of the night. We will definitely be back again.”
Thomas J Klaiss Coldwater, MI
“Yes my wife and I loved the show you showed us some tricks I’ve only see on tv shows it was very cool”
Levi Wilcox Coldwater, MI
“Great show! :)” Amanda and Todd
What did the Today Show say about The Magic Capital of the World?

Most of our shows at River Lake Inn are G rated, maybe a bit PG if there are no kids in the room.

Enigma is PG-13. This is Comedy Club style entertainment, although I suppose most people would find it pretty mild by Comedy Club standards. There won’t be any swearing or hugely blue stuff; it’s PG-13, not R.

Still, children will NOT be admitted to this show. Enigma is Adults Only.

* What happens when a king finds himself romantically embroiled with not one, but TWO beautiful queens?

* Is it true that size doesn’t matter? Or was that just a tactful lie to make us feel better?

* When a man reads a woman’s mind, it isn’t always sugar and spice he finds in there. Or is it?

* Life and limb (okay, mostly one limb) are put at risk, with the outcome totally determined by the audience. Don’t try this one at home!

* And lots more innuendo, insinuations and potential injury to innocent illusionists.

Enigma is definitely not for kids. Not for prudes, either, and probably not for the squeamish. With those few caveats, however, laughter and awe are pretty much guaranteed.

As always, we offer an intimate cabaret-style show before dinner, with our emphasis always on the humor, and then a special encore performance while your meal is still settling over coffee or wine. Because, of course, there’s no such thing as too much magic, especially in the Magic Capital of the World.

You don’t even have to like magic. You just have to love to laugh.

* $34.95 Pre fixe price includes salad bar, dinner selection, home-made dessert, and the MAGIC SHOW. Beverages, sales tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome. Call 269-432-2626 to let ’em know you’re coming!

River Lake Inn Restaurant
767 Ralston Road Colon, MI 49040

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