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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 breakfast
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Center with Internet Access
Kids club
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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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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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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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Do you ever get jealous of your kids going away to camp and wish there was a place for YOU to go do fun things!? Do you ever get home from your family vacation and need a vacation from lugging your kids' stuff around? Well, White Birch Lodge is a little like camp and a LOT like a relaxing vacation! WBL is the perfect family destination! Our kids LOVE it so much that they would choose a week at WBL over Disney or a week at the ocean or a week pretty much ANYWHERE else. We use this week as a family reunion (4 families) where everyone has their own cabin or accommodation, but we meet for meals together in the dining hall and can go off on our own or see each other as much as we like. All inclusive means more than your 3 square meals a day (which a professional cook provides so you don't have to shop, cook, or clean!). Also included are water sports (ski, tube, wakeboard, paddle board, kayak, sail boats), sports (tennis courts, bocce courts, a basketball court, a soccer field, beach volleyball), and a rec hall for indoor table tennis and foosball. The staff is comprised of college students who do your dishes, drive your ski boat, entertain you with a ski show, provide a nightly bonfire for s'mores, and make your week as easy on YOU as possible. AND... the staff will care for young children at "kid's camp" where they can spend 2 hours each morning and/or afternoon doing crafts, activities, sandcastle competitions, and play at the park. Parents can take a ski run knowing that their children are having fun while safely being entertained! Monday night there is a friendly "sports night" where the staff take on the guests in various sporting events! Tuesday there is an old fashioned square dance (including some line dancing just for kicks). Wednesday night is an adult buffet (so you can have a date night) while the kids have a party on the basketball court, and Thursday there is a ski show full of tricks and laughter. Staff (with the help of your kids) ring a bell and it's meal time! Meals are delicious with plenty of choices for young and old and everyone in between! You can choose accommodation from a cozy condo with amenities to a rustic cabin. We stay in a cabin (#14) which has 2 separate rooms, 1 full bath (including a tub), and 3 queen beds. EVERY room is within 50 ft of Elk Lake and the beach area! This is our 12th year vacationing here! (My husband's family has been coming up for 25+ years!) The Lodge provides it all. They have the skis, the lifejackets to fit all sizes, the picnic tables, the beach chairs, the beach toys.... The setting is picture-perfect with stunning, crystal clear water. Most people say the water is as beautiful as the caribbean! It may be a lake, but it is clean and clear. Don't know how to ski? That's ok. They will teach you! (Recommended age is 7 for kids to begin.) Don't know how to sail? They will teach you! Forget how to sit on a beach chair and read a book? It will come back to you! I promise! Give this place a try! You will love it! It is only a 9 week season so be sure to book in! We have made lasting friendships because we go back the same week each year.
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My wife and I and our two 7 year olds had to decide between Disney, Myrtle Beach, the Bahamas, and a little known all inclusive resort in Northern Michigan. Based solely on Trip Advisor reviews we chose White Birch Lodge for something completely different. Let me assure you, it was. The ladies that handle reservations were very friendly and patient during booking ( I had a ton of questions). Many current staff members are college young men and women that have been guests at the lodge since they were children. They were the friendliest, most positive, kid loving group that you can imagine. Every staff member truly "gets it". White Birch Lodge is the exact opposite of a commercialized crowded vacation destination. Families truly come together at this resort and many long term friendships are made. My kids loved tubing, shuffle board, water skiing, camp fires, playing ghost in the grave yard, etc, etc. My wife and are we're very satisfied with the quality of all of the meals. Accommodations were perfect for the surroundings (keep in mind this is a rustic, old school type family vacation, not the Ritz). We asked the kids before we left where they want to go on vacation next year and without hesitation they said "White Birch Lodge". Many families, including us, have coordinated their schedules so we can get back together next year same time, same place. That says a lot considering we didn't know one person there just 8 days ago. Take a chance, you will not regret it!!!
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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.