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White Birch Lodge

571 Meguzee Point Road, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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Pinnacle, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We recently spent a week at the lodge and were met with an unfortunate summer storm that took out the power for three days. I don't judge the lodge for this storm , it was not in their control but I was surprised that they were not better prepared for a storm! Putting that aside, the charm of WBL is... More 

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Des Moines
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

When I Googled "Top 10 Family Lake Vacations", I was debating between Minnesota and Michigan (we've never visited or vacationed in either state). I was reminiscing about a roadtrip to visit family in Iowa and Chicago when I was between my 10yo daughter and 7yo son's ages and wanted to recreate the great American Heartland roadtrip for my kids. Plus,... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is our second summer at WBL and once again, we've had an amazing vacation! This may seem surprising, because our first full day here included the worst storm this area has seen in recorded history. We were without electricity until Tuesday evening, but that didn't stop the Conrad family and WBL staff from providing outstanding service. They got a... More 

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Troy, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

This is our second stay at WBL and all comments in my review from last year still hold true. I wanted to write another review to give BIG kudos to the owners and staff for how well they handled the power outage this week. Major storms blew through the area on Sunday, knocking down many trees and leaving over 100,000... More 

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5 Thank PeglegTraveler
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

What an awesome week with our family. White Birch Lodge staff and owners continue their 'magic': gorgeous comfortable venue, excellent food, great programs for our kids, safe beaches and water activities for the whole family, evening campfires by the lake, and so much more. The warm, clear azure-colored waters of Elk Lake were so inviting during a week of sunshine... More 

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5 Thank Haldaman
Westerville, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

White Birch Lodge (WBL) is an amazing family vacation experience, like no other! We take other vacations (in addition to our annual trip to WBL) and we own our own lake house...No other place compares to being at WBL. Although the accommodations are very rustic (think of the movie "Dirty Dancing"), they actually add to the charm. You don't go... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My family and I have stayed at WBL three times now and are looking at going back this year. For families with younger kids White Birch Lodge is great. The kids program in the morning, the movie in the afternoon, etc. takes them off your hands and the parents can relax. The property is also great - I like the... More 

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4 Thank Drake L
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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4 Thank Jon A
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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3 Thank cindyloo70
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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