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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 15 July 2013

'Sine Qua Non' is a Latin term, which, translated means: "beside which there is none other." That’s so true of White Birch Lodge. The lodge and surroundings (like, the lake!) are incredible. The only place we could find besides WBL's Elk Lake that had water this pure and mineral-like was in Maui. The food, staff, lodging, and owners are simply...

3Thank Haldaman
Concord, Ohio
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Stayed at WBL for the first time in August 2012 and will be back August 2013! My daughter is 10 years old and learn to water ski and wake board during our week stay. My family likes being outdoors and active and this is the place. The Conrad's and the staff are very nice. My only regret is not taking...

1Thank Jeffrey C
Rockford, Michigan
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The White Birch Lodge is a trip that makes the whole family happy. I was giddy to be excluded from meal planning, meal preparation and meal clean up for 7 blissful days. I read on the beach, took out paddle boards and enjoyed the scenery of the lake in peace and quiet. My 2 children had loads of fun and...

1Thank HollyOk
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Our family (2 kids and parents) LOVE WBL! We visited for the first time this summer. The staff is amazing, the skiing is superb, the lake is lovely. We are very easy going and this is an easy going place. My ONLY criticism (constructive) is the food. We basically ate the oatmeal, yogurt, fresh fruit and salad bar (when offered)...

1Thank Megan10001000
Michael C, Manager at White Birch Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate all our reviews and constructive feedback. Our menu continues to expand to feature light, fresh choices to supplement the traditional favorites. Each breakfast features a fresh fruit and oatmeal bar, several cereal/granola choices, and a protein. Salad bars are usually offered with lunch and dinner and include fresh local produce wherever possible. We are committed to satisfying different...

Reviewed 13 August 2012

White birch lodge is a great vacation spot. Best for families of all ages. Simple accommodations and 3 home cooked family style meals per day are the basics supporting inland lake front beach activities and enjoyment. Staff of young folks are great with kids and adults. All-inclusive cost is a terrific value. Staff and guests are friendly. Our favorite get-away...

2Thank Braunmart
Wilmette, Illinois
Reviewed 7 August 2012

White birch lodge is the vacation place for families. We vacation all over the US and love WBL. It is a wonderful place for families to go each summer. We take a high end ski trip annually every winter and bring our kids to florida each spring break but the place they remember each year is WBL. You check in...

5Thank michael t
La Grange, Illinois
Reviewed 28 July 2012

This is the best vacation you could ever ask for. I had been going to a place similar to White Birch Lodge when I was a kid and was always sad when they closed, thinking I would never find a replacement to take my children to one day... Well I found it, and it has surpassed anything I could imagine....

3Thank Zach S
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 July 2012

No stress, happy kids, great laughs, all around best week of the year. Loved WBL as a kid, love it even more as a parent. If you enjoy seeing your kids happy, and exhausted, and your spouse in great spirits, and worrying about absolutely nothing for a week - go to WBL.

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Growing up as a child I always looked forward to my time at White Birch Lodge and now as an adult nothing has changed. This is the best vacation for families and individuals. The lake is gorgeous and the staff is incredible. You don't have to worry about a thing for your entire time there. The memories will live forever.

3Thank Nick D
Arvada, Colorado
Reviewed 24 August 2011

Our time at White Birch Lodge enabled us to completely relax and enjoy time with part of our family without meal-making and activity-finding concerns on our minds. We loved the condo in which we stayed, the constant though almost invisible service of a great, young staff and the spirit created by decades of happy families enjoying what we were enjoying...

2Thank j t k

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  • 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
  • Public Wifi
  • 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
White Birch Lodge Michigan/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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