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White Birch Lodge

571 Meguzee Point Road, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
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Nestled on crystal-clear blue Elk Lake in Elk Rapids, Michigan, White Birch Lodge is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort. Family-owned and operated since 1958, vacations at White Birch Lodge are a tradition. Guests return generation after generation to enjoy affordable, care-free vacations in a gorgeous waterfront setting. We feature an incredible watersports program including waterskiing, wakeboarding, and more in a private, safe lakefront setting. Our enthusiastic, energetic college-age staff does ALL the work while you and your family enjoy all that Northern Michigan and Elk Lake have to offer!
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Ana wrote a review Sep 2020
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My family and our friends families visited White Birtch Lodge in August . It’s is very nice camping place , clean , staff very nice and helpful. The only thing couple of our friends had very old rooms, not updated at all , style 1930’s. Not all units have air conditioning, very disappointed. No one notified us about those things ,we found out at the arrival day. AC is needed because of the humidity and the rooms are getting hot . Other then that very nice place to relax at the camping style . Access to beach , spot and parking to keep your boat which is great.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Mike Conrad, General Manager at White Birch Lodge
Responded Oct 30, 2020
We apologize that your experience didn't exactly match your expectations. We do our best to represent our accommodations accurately on our website and via correspondence. We offer a large variety of rooms at our unique property. Our main lodge is a historical building originally constructed in the 1890s. All rooms have been updated frequently through the years with an intention to maintain the classic character that most of our guests find very charming. Accommodations range from rustic simplicity to modern luxury. Northern Michigan summers are typically very pleasant and cool enough that air conditioning is not a necessity. A cool evening breeze off beautiful Elk Lake usually provides comfortable sleeping weather. During hotter times, we offer air conditioning as an additional amenity that can be added upon request. Our condominiums all feature permanent air conditioning. Availability of air conditioning was clearly communicated and is documented in extensive email correspondence with this guest. Unfortunately there was still some confusion. Rooms with more amenities were available and were offered as well. Photos of all rooms are displayed clearly on our lodging web page. White Birch Lodge has 5-star ratings across all online travel review platforms, as well as a 62-year history of highly satisfied customers. We are a small family owned business that strives endlessly to provide a unique, relaxing, and fun experience.
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JohnG wrote a review Aug 2020
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White Birch Lodge was fantastic! The resort is the definition of relaxation with beautiful sand beaches surrounded by trees and the crystal clear waters of Elk Lake. The lodge offers many different rooms options to accommodate any guest. The staff are very helpful and the grounds are very well maintained. They even provide free bikes to cruise into town! Very close to excellent restaurants and area activities. They revamped the classic all inclusive experience to ala carte and we stayed for 3 nights. Perfect spot for families, couples, or just getting away for the weekend. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Get a lakeview room or upgrade to a condo!
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BeenthereChicago_IL wrote a review Oct 2019
Chicago, IL13 contributions7 helpful votes
Fantastic location on beautiful Elk Lake. Classic family oriented northwoods resort. I was there for a retreat in late September and enjoyed the rustic setting, great accommodations, and friendly staff. Would love to come back in the summer. Great restaurants in town of Elk Rapids and surrounding area.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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D E S wrote a review Jul 2018
3 contributions5 helpful votes
2017 was our 11 straight year we have taken our extended family of children and grandchildren to vacation at White Birch Lodge ( not counting the years a long time ago when our children were small). WBL is a truly wonderful family resort. No cooking required! There is a wide assortment of housing from rooms to cabins to townhouses to condos and they are all right on the beach. Water sports for everyone and a daily kids camp for the little ones helps mom and dad have some down time. Staffed mainly by college students who are almost all former campers, the entire staff treat you like family.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ann R wrote a review Oct 2017
Sydney, Australia76 contributions48 helpful votes
A wonderful destination on the gorgeous lake at Elk Rapids. The accommodation is varied and I am certain all budgets and needs can be catered for here Great restaurants nearby and plenary of shopping A perfect spot halfway between Traverse City and Charlevoix
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about White Birch Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to White Birch Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Walk of Art (1.2 miles), Rennie Orchards (2.7 miles), and Twisted Fish Gallery (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at White Birch Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and a business center.
Which room amenities are available at White Birch Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at White Birch Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at White Birch Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to White Birch Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pearl's New Orleans Kitchen, Harbor Cafe', and Siren Hall.
Is White Birch Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.