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“Great Spot on Lake Michigan for family reunion or retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Camp Tosebo
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7228 Miller Rd, Manistee, MI 49660   |  
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Manistee
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“Great Spot on Lake Michigan for family reunion or retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Camp Tosebo, formally known as Todd's Seminary for Boys (To-se-bo), is a restored boys camp that located on Portage Lake (inland lake with access to Lake Michigan. The main building can accommodate around 20 people. The place houses much of the history of the camp, from memorabilia, pictures, to each room having unique name tying back to history of camp. There is the old trunk house that sits behind it that caters to couples. The camp is within walking distance to Portage Lake. They have a private beach area where the old camp Boat house sits. There is also a dock that guests may use during their stay. The lake is great for recreation (fishing, water skiing, etc.). The lake literally spills into Lake Michigan via a small causeway. Back at the grounds, there are grills, basketball court, tennis court, walking trails, and much more.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

We came to Camp Tosebo for my father-in-law's 80th birthday celebration. There were 22 of us, from many different states. This camp was terrific!! We couldn't have asked for a better location-the beach is a very short walk away, the main house, where most of us stayed was fabulouse and the trails and places to walk were great. We also rented the Welcome House, for the teenage boys, and that was perfect for them. The main house has a large commercial kitchen, which was great for fixing meals every night. The bedrooms were wonderful and the beds very comfortable.

The entire place was spotless when we arrived. A great value for the money!

Perfect for large groups, families, couples, even a retreat for work.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2007

Old Camp Tosebo has changed ownership since I have stayed there. You must rent the entire facility rather than just a room, so it's great for reunions, business retreats etc.
It was a boy's camp in the 30' to late 50's or 60's. Todd's Seminary for Boys (To-se-bo) It had become somewhat neglected until purchased by a young couple with local roots. They spent a fortune updating and revitalizing the main house as well as many of the surrounding buildings and caretaker's cottage. There is a large, fully modernized kitchen for you to make meals. A large main dining room adjoining a living room with large fieldstone fireplace. Many guest rooms some with private bath, clawfoot tubs, some with shared bath. A "caretakers" cottage with two bedrooms, a Trunkhouse with two bedrooms. They have a website for more info, google Camp Tosebo.
There is access to the beautiful lake Portage across the street, which connects to Lake Michigan. Onekama is the nearest town and Manistee is just south.

Stayed May 2007
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Address: 7228 Miller Rd, Manistee, MI 49660
Location: United States > Michigan > Manistee County > Manistee
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Free Parking
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Manistee
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Number of rooms: 10

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