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“Loved White Birch Lodge!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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White Birch Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elk Rapids
Toledo, Ohio
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114 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Loved White Birch Lodge!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

My family made our first trip to White Birch Lodge, hope to make it an annual event. There is something for everyone at WBL. Water sports for all ages - skiing, wake boarding, and tubing; kayaking, sailing, and wake board paddling. Or you can just relax in the sun while reading a book. Programs for young children each morning provide a break for parents.

The staff is terrific, handles everything from serving meals to teaching a novice to ski.

Rooms are adequate, about what you would expect in a summer cottage. But you only sleep in your room. WBL had so many outdoor activities to enjoy the room is rarely used!

Food is served family style, is tasty and plentiful. One night features an adult dinner where the parents eat in the dining room and the children, supervised by staff, enjoy an outdoor picnic. Gave parents another nice break.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

Writing to politely refute the earlier poster who felt the Lodge had shady internet practices. If they had checked with the actual WBL website maybe they wouldn't have been so upset. I have never felt mislead by WBL with any advertising or their website. We are getting very close to 20 years of visiting there and I can't say enough about how wonderful they are to work with. I have grown children who count the days until we can get back up there, just like they did when they were younger! I hope the poster who was upset actually tried WBL and saw what a special place it is. Can't wait to bring up the next generation to visit and enjoy!

Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Lincoln, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

What a great time our family had at WBL. All of the staff was wonderful and our kids had the time of thier life. All they talk about is going again next year. The staff made us all feel like we were at home and the ski show was top notch. We recommend WBL to anyone with kids or adults who just like to have fun.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

My husband and I stumbled across White Birch Lodge a few years ago and loved it so much that we started having friends from all over the U.S. and the world meet us here for a summer getaway. The last time we went, our friends were bringing their children and we look forward to many more reunions in the future! My husband and I love our cozy cottage with it's screened in porch that is just a couple of short strides away from the crystal clear lake and a white sandy beach that is perfect for relaxing and soaking up some sun. However, my husband, who is not much of a sit-still-and-relax type of traveler, there are boats, wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking, sailing and swimming. The dinner bell and delicious food will have you reminiscing on your childhood and the evening activities, if you choose to participate, and accommodating staff will make you feel right at home. A truly perfect spot for both friends and family!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

We had a WONDERFUL time at White Birch Lodge. From the time we booked our reservation until our departure we experienced nothing but the best service and accommodations. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Our room was spotless, which is very important to my family and I. Besides the amazing lodge itself, the surrounding area is glorious. We were able to participate in a number of water sports on the beautiful lake, such as paddle and wake boarding. The dining has serves really great food and takes the fuss out of dinner. I have already convinced 2 friends to visit, and they loved it too.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lee M
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Additional Information about White Birch Lodge

Property: White Birch Lodge
Address: 571 Meguzee Point Road, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
Region: United States > Michigan > Antrim County > Elk Rapids
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Elk Rapids
Number of rooms: 43
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 
Also Known As:
White Birch Hotel Elk Rapids

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