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White Birch Lodge

571 Meguzee Point Road, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
White Birch Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

WBL provides a great, family-focused vacation on the shore of beautiful Elk Lake. Highlights include daily water skiing and other water sports, family-style meals, nightly activities, and a friendly staff of college students--all surrounded by the majesty of the north woods. Some guests return every year, and it's never too late to start your own family tradition!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited WBL for the first time this year. I had experienced resort-style vacations with my family growing up. These types of vacations were always our favorite, but I didn't think places like this existed anymore. While searching the internet to see if I could find something similar, WBL kept popping up, and always had stellar reviews. So my family... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We traveled to WBL with our two elementary school aged kids. The kids immediately made lots of friends and had a fantastic time. They tried water skiing for the first time, went tubing, kayaking and played lots of soccer and basketball. The college kids who work there were very friendly, accommodating and excellent with the kids. The beach area is... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We are from the Chicagoland area and found this lodge on the internet. We decided to book after reading the positive reviews. We were very happy we did. Food was unexpectedly delicious (like grandma makes) with fresh options to compliment the meals (salad bar & fruit). The staff was fantastic with the kids (my kids are 7, 5 & 2).... More 

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Troy, MI
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was our first trip to White Birch Lodge and we had a great time! We are a family of three generations ranging in age from 2-87 years old and there was something for everyone. The property is absolutely beautiful and the people could not be friendlier, both staff and other guests. It says a lot that many of the... More 

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Rossford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

When we made our first reservation at WBL in 1970, we asked the owner, Cliff Conrad, what we should bring. His reply was "all you need to bring is your swimming suits". We found that answer to be right on target except we did bring our tennis raquets. Everything else needed for the enjoyment of the purest bluest lake in... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I can't say enough about this magical place. We have been returning yearly to White Birch Lodge for the past 17 years. It has something for everyone. Elk Lake is the most beautiful lake that I have ever experienced. The rooms are comfy and clean. The food is excellent and most importantly MADE FOR YOU!!! Three times a day, they... More 

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Bozeman
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

You couldn't pick a better place to just relax and enjoy the peaceful, scenic beauty of Elk Lake with the even more scenic Lake Michigan so close by. There is so much to do and see here, but it is the perfect place to just sit back, relax and enjoy. The great people at the White Birch Lodge will take... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Was there a few weeks ago with my daughter after not being there for over 30 years. WBL had alot of wonderful memories for me and I am so happy to add more recent ones. My daughter (14yrs) loved it and I did too. Everything I loved about WBL was the same and all the changes were positive. It is... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

WBL is a great place for all ages. We had 3 generations in our group. Lots of activities for the kids, always something fun to do. Or just relax in the shade. Meals are included, so parents get a vacation, too. The staff is comprised of college kids who work hard at keeping the guests happy, entertained, and well-fed.

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