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Novelty, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

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... More 

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Thank Mark P
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was our first year at White Birch Lodge. We were looking for an all inclusive vacation in the states. We have a 9 year old son and liked the idea that they have a kids camp and many activities to keep him occupied so that my husband and I could have relaxation time. Our experience was amazing. When you... More 

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Thank Marie H
Detroit, MI
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

White Birch Lodge is the perfect place for our family vacation. Elk Lake is beautiful, the accommodations are very comfortable, the food is great, water sports so much fun, and both the staff & other families are very friendly. What a wonderful place to spend a week, we can't wait to return!

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1 Thank hjhglobal
Pinnacle, North Carolina
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35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We recently spent a week at the lodge and were met with an unfortunate summer storm that took out the power for three days. I don't judge the lodge for this storm , it was not in their control but I was surprised that they were not better prepared for a storm! Putting that aside, the charm of WBL is... More 

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1 Thank Liz E
Des Moines
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

When I Googled "Top 10 Family Lake Vacations", I was debating between Minnesota and Michigan (we've never visited or vacationed in either state). I was reminiscing about a roadtrip to visit family in Iowa and Chicago when I was between my 10yo daughter and 7yo son's ages and wanted to recreate the great American Heartland roadtrip for my kids. Plus,... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This is our second summer at WBL and once again, we've had an amazing vacation! This may seem surprising, because our first full day here included the worst storm this area has seen in recorded history. We were without electricity until Tuesday evening, but that didn't stop the Conrad family and WBL staff from providing outstanding service. They got a... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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226 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

This is our second stay at WBL and all comments in my review from last year still hold true. I wanted to write another review to give BIG kudos to the owners and staff for how well they handled the power outage this week. Major storms blew through the area on Sunday, knocking down many trees and leaving over 100,000... More 

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6 Thank peglegdebs
Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

What an awesome week with our family. White Birch Lodge staff and owners continue their 'magic': gorgeous comfortable venue, excellent food, great programs for our kids, safe beaches and water activities for the whole family, evening campfires by the lake, and so much more. The warm, clear azure-colored waters of Elk Lake were so inviting during a week of sunshine... More 

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6 Thank Haldaman
Westerville, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

White Birch Lodge (WBL) is an amazing family vacation experience, like no other! We take other vacations (in addition to our annual trip to WBL) and we own our own lake house...No other place compares to being at WBL. Although the accommodations are very rustic (think of the movie "Dirty Dancing"), they actually add to the charm. You don't go... More 

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Sarnia, Canada
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

My family and I have stayed at WBL three times now and are looking at going back this year. For families with younger kids White Birch Lodge is great. The kids program in the morning, the movie in the afternoon, etc. takes them off your hands and the parents can relax. The property is also great - I like the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • 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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