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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 December 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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5Thank Jon A
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 August 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...

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5Thank cindyloo70
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 August 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...

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1Thank nelsonkenyon
Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 10 August 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)....

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Troy, Michigan
Reviewed 7 August 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...

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1Thank peglegdebs
Rossford, Ohio
Reviewed 25 July 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...

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1Thank THOMAS K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 July 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...

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1Thank Julie D
Bozeman
Reviewed 20 September 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...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 19 July 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...

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Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed 17 July 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Birch Lodge

Address: 571 Meguzee Point Road, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Region: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
White Birch Hotel Elk Rapids
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“Go online and look and them talk to staff, they are honest and will be truthful.”
 of 5 bubbles LizE805, 20 Aug 2015 | Read review
“WBL offers a variety of options from lodge rooms to condos. Some stand-along cabins, too.”
 of 5 bubbles JonA472, 18 Dec 2014 | Read review
“If you do not need a kitchen, forgo the kitchen option. There are very quaint cottages with screened in porches, which I envied all vacation long. Opt for these if possible!”
  • Cottages with Screened In Porches
 of 5 bubbles susanlD6473OY, 9 Aug 2014 | Read review
“talk with the staff they will help select a room or suite that works for you”
 of 5 bubbles shakaboom, 19 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Rooms in the original lodge are great as are the condos. Conrad house does not get the best air flow. The small cinder block cabins are very basic, but have a screen porch, nice for sitting out at night. You go to WBL for the fun, not for fancy rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Megan10001000, 5 Sep 2012 | Read review
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