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Camp Tosebo

7228 Miller Rd, Manistee, MI 49660-8903
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Welcome to Camp Tosebo. We are a unique vacation rental/resort located on the shores of Portage Lake near Onekama Michigan. Located near the gateway to Michigan's fabled M-22, Camp Tosebo offers a true northern Michigan cottage experience for large family vacations, group retreats, and weddings.
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Cherie wrote a review Jan. 2021
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A beautiful weekend getaway spot in a winter wonderland! The caretakers suite is Absolutely beautiful, clean and with all amenities you would need. Old Victorian charm with elegance. 20 minutes to Tippy Dam, Bear Lake and Manistee. We are looking forward to renting again in the summer time!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mandy F wrote a review Jan. 2017
Ypsilanti, Michigan10 contributions
Camp Tosebo was an ideal location for our small wedding.  The owners are extremely kind and easy to work with.  The location is beautiful and the camp provides fantastic amenities.  There is tons of space indoors and outdoors to utilize for any number of activities.  We loved the huge fire pit and being able to explore the grounds outside.  Also, the kitchen and dining area were fantastic and more than sufficient for a large group of guests. It's great for reunions, retreats, and vacations for couples to large groups. We're looking forward to visiting again!
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
bonwalton wrote a review Aug. 2016
Columbus, Ohio11 contributions5 helpful votes
Our large family had such an incredible time at Camp Tosebo and we would highly recommend it, especially for families with small kiddos. We went the last week of July 2016 with 46 people aged 2 to 91 years and there were tons of activities for everyone! The small kids (2-6 yrs) loved the freedom of running all over the grassy hill and swimming in the protected section of Portage Lake. The older kids (7-15 yrs) played tons of basketball and had fun exploring the trails. The adults enjoyed visiting on the shady porch while watching the kids play, cooking meals together in the great kitchen and playing tons of cards in the huge dinning hall area. Highlights: - Brought in a square dance caller! Karen Dunnam had our whole family dancing on the camp's basketball court. There's even power up there! - Used the porch of the Clubhouse as a stage and had a talent show - Memorable campfires with family sing-a-longs - Set up our Pickleball net on the basketball court. Our competitive tennis players were impressed with the pristine courts at Red Park, but Pickleball was easier for a wide range of ages. - Fantastic parade as part of Arcadia Daze (seems like every summer week has a cute celebration in some nearby town) The sleeping areas worked well too! The young families appreciated privacy in the Trunk House, Kit Cottage and the Welcome House. The 40+ year olds enjoyed staying in the Clubhouse and the oldest members were very comfortable in the ground floor Caretakers Apartment (with AC!). My husband and I stayed up in the Rustic Cabins with the "tough couples" (aged 25-38) and we actually loved it! No power or wifi, but there are two flushing toilets up there and it's perfect for late night campfires! Random discoveries from 1st time MI vacationers: - Meyers has everything! A giant local store ~15 min away - Not having AC in all units was completely fine - Mosquitoes were minimal and didn't cause any issues - The sun is up until after 9pm in the summer, so you have more time to play! - Sleeping Bear Dunes wasn't ideal for small kids. We agreed Camp Tosebo and its beach was way more fun. - Not having a washer and dryer was the only tricky part for us, but we did several trips to the laundromat. Our family will deeply cherish the memories and we're so grateful to the owners of Camp Tosebo for sharing their incredible spot with us! They were easy to work with and super responsive.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
Brian K wrote a review Jul. 2015
Boyne City, Michigan245 contributions16 helpful votes
Old school charm, short walk to the beach, great for kids- playroom and board games. 100 year old boys camp with small town appeal. Minutes from Manistee and great fishing. Highly recommend for family get away. Internet on site. Shared kitchen with other families makes it cozy.
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Date of stay: July 2015
myconductor wrote a review Aug. 2011
Covington, Kentucky172 contributions138 helpful votes
Camp Tosebo, formally known as Todd's Seminary for Boys (To-se-bo), is a restored boys camp that located on Portage Lake (inland lake with access to Lake Michigan. The main building can accommodate around 20 people. The place houses much of the history of the camp, from memorabilia, pictures, to each room having unique name tying back to history of camp. There is the old trunk house that sits behind it that caters to couples. The camp is within walking distance to Portage Lake. They have a private beach area where the old camp Boat house sits. There is also a dock that guests may use during their stay. The lake is great for recreation (fishing, water skiing, etc.). The lake literally spills into Lake Michigan via a small causeway. Back at the grounds, there are grills, basketball court, tennis court, walking trails, and much more.
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Date of stay: September 2010
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Tosebo
Which popular attractions are close to Camp Tosebo?
Nearby attractions include Black Cap Farm - Native Plant Nursery (3.6 km), Shirley's Place (3.7 km), and Rosies place (7.8 km).
Is parking available at Camp Tosebo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Camp Tosebo?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Glenwood, M-22 Grill, and Yellow Dog Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Camp Tosebo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia (11.7 km).
Is Camp Tosebo accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.