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Stayed in Guest House #3. The view from our balcony was awesome overlooking the Lake. Gorgeous sunsets! Arrived on a weekday mid September so property was very peaceful. Staff was wonderful and ready to accommodate if you needed anything. Room was clean. Grounds well taken care of. Plenty to do. Outdoor pool, shuffleboard, tennis, badminton, horseshoes, etc. And Duck Lake beach and Lake Michigan access is just a couple minutes down the street. There is Wi Fi, but no cable or antenna TV. Upon request, a TV is provided for DVDs or subscription use. Phone service is spotty. Duck Lake Country Store (small store, but plenty of items), is next door and Whitehall/Montague are 10 minutes away. If you are looking to get away to unwind and unplug, this gem of a place is for you.
We stayed in the "Annex" and were in room #25. It had AMAZING views out of every single window, and off the little balcony. We loved our room, it was so cozy and comfortable. They have a nice pool area, tennis and shuffleboard. The only thing I wasn't happy about was in the Annex building, there seemed to be a lot of door slamming & noise. This has nothing to do with the management; they can't control people being conscientious of the volume of their voices or closing the doors quietly. It takes effort to close them gently so they don't slam, you have to be paying attention. There is a little market within walking distance that is fun, with the famous "Dan Morat's Original English Muffin Bread", ice cream, snacks, alcohol, etc. Duck Lake is just down the road where you can access the beach, the channel, sand dunes and Lake Michigan. Parking is tricky, you either need to go past it, turn around and park on the south side of Scenic Dr., or pay a fee to park at the Duck Lake State Park parking lot. Michigan's Adventure theme park is less than 8 miles away, the towns of Whitelake & Montague and the bigger town of Muskegon are less than 30 minutes away as well. But just staying AT Michillinda is awesome because it is tucked away enough to feel you're "away" and such a lovely property. Be aware, there are no TV's. It's part of the "experience" of unplugging. Also, they have WiFi, but ours didn't work at all in our room. Either way, we would definitely stay there again!
Took the family to michigan adventure for the weekend and stayed at this place i found on line. Well i do belive most of us had more fun at the lodge and wish we could have stayed longer. They had everything you needed and the owners are the nicest and most helpful people you could meet. The cabins are great, with a pool, tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball, fire pits, grills etc. By the end of the we slept sound in the nice comfortable beds. Cant believe we never heard about this place, but now that we did we will be going back. Thanks Lee for making our stay so fun.
We loved our stay so much, what a pleasant surprise to find this hidden gem! The grounds are beautiful with a great view of the lake. Our cabin was very comfortable. We liked being there so much Lea was even to accommodate us an extra night on a very busy weekend. The staff is very attentive and friendly and do a great job making you feel welcomed. The surrounding village area is beautiful with hiking beaches, boating, biking, etc I highly recommend this for families & couples
I have been coming to Whitehall since I was 3 and it has not disappointed me once. I stayed in Guest House 3 and it was perfect. Fantastic view, clean, and well kept. Heated pool, games and fantastic views every way you look. It was very quiet and secluded which is something everyone can enjoy. Convenient market right down the road and Duck Lake right down the opposite way. Able to play at WLGC while staying there as well, huge plus for myself. I will always stay here every time I need to get away from the busy Chicago life.
This was a last minute trip to enjoy the drive in theater. I live two hours away so I wanted to just stay near by. We enjoyed the experience, as well as proximity to great restaurants. The cabin was clean and comfortable. Felt like home away from home. I can not wait to go back.
WOW. What a special, special place. We used Michillinda Lodge for our wedding ceremony and for all of our bridal party / some family to stay at during the wedding weekend. I could not imagine a more perfect place - all of our attendees loved having the communal areas to spend time, almost like an adult summer camp! Seriously beautiful grounds. We used the bon fire areas, the chalet, the heated pool, and the games! One of the highlights was watching the storm roll in over the lake on Friday, and then stargazing there the next night! Lea was really great to work with and super lovely (also, have patience if she doesn't get back to you ASAP because she's basically running the place on her own!). The rooms were spotless upon check-in. We were there for opening weekend (Memorial Day) and even with that, there were hardly any maintenance issues among our 80+ guests! If there was an issue, their maintenance guy was on it stat. The beds were sooo comfortable. A note if you're consider reception space: I think I'm correct in saying that there is no "amplified music" allowed, and definitely not music after 10pm. We wanted a live band, so we chose to not having our big reception here. However, it was perfect for events like our welcome party and farewell brunch. Our guests are still raving about the property and I'm pretty positive it's going to become somewhat of a reunion spot for us :) Thanks for everything, Lea!!!
My wife and I spent 3 nights in August in the Annex building. This is a great place to stay for the breezes and views of the Lake. The Manager, Lea, was very friendly and helpful. The first night we had booked the small suite on the Lake side, but, I had no cell signal and the WiFi was low -- I know.. I'm hopeless, even on vacation. Lea was nice enough to move us upstairs facing inland for the next two nights.... we liked that room too... still a view of the lake from the balcony. Sure, the outside could use some paint, but I loved the family feel and the rooms and interiors were well kept and comfortable. The jewel is Duck Lake State Park, about a mile down the road. That's where there is a great beach and swimming. Another thing is the "corner store" right near Michillinda's driveway... groceries, liquor and ICE CREAM... I felt like a kid again, with my wife. If you know what to expect at Michillinda and are looking for a laid back summer place; you will enjoy!
If I could give it 0 stars I would! Where to start....I booked over 3 months in advance based off false info on their website about a beach and amenities and a photo which shows a cute individual "bungalow." Everything on the site reads as if this is an exclusive luxury resort and I believed it based on the price. Location was of utmost importance to me so I specifically asked in writing for a quiet bungalow with water view. When you get an email back that says "You got it!" silly me, I expected a quiet, stand alone bungalow like the picture, water view accommodation. So we get there, it's "rustic" and not in a good way. ALL cabins are attached except the ONE they photographed (dishonest) and they basically sit in the middle of a gravel parking lot. I have stayed in some low-rent places in my day and this place takes the cake. Literally not even paper thin walls, it's as if your neighbor is in your space with no walls at all. If I had known it was a shared wall situation I would have booked elsewhere. If I had known the "water view" is outside the cabin, down a path, around a house, up a hill, and then out to some dangerously rickety, weatherbeaten platform missing lumber in places, I would have booked elsewhere. A cabin behind the dance floor area for weddings (thank God no reception was taking place) tucked back in a tick infested woods, next to a rusty playground I would not let my children play on because it looked like one big safety issue, by a green swimming pool (real quiet location, huh) is NOT by any stretch of the imagination the "water view" I was promised. The 400' beach mentioned on the website? Um, no beach. A place to eat within walking distance? Only if you mean spending $50 on a box of donuts, case of water, and three lukewarm hot dogs at the camp store down the road a "convenient place to eat" come on. Wifi didn't work. There was black mold all over the shower curtain and we killed 3 HUGE spiders before even unpacking and 2 more in the middle of the night, thanks to the daylight you can see under the door leading outside. We were up since 3am traveling cross country so we had to make the best of it. Checked out first thing next day with the rudest, most condescending, pitiful excuse of a manager I've ever had the misfortune to come across. She asked why were we leaving early, and I told her-this place is horribly misrepresented. Literally it's glorified camping and that was NOT the experience I was promised. If the website told the truth about the accommodations I would have never booked here. She then threatened to rescind the refund she was processing because I honestly answered her question. She tells me "Oh is it going to ruin your day, whatever! It's just one weekend of your life!" I stopped her right there and said-look-some of us have limited weekends left. This is the first vacation I have been able to take since BEATING CANCER. We had no reason to come to MI on this part of our trip *except* for this property. When I am shown a beautiful website and get an experience totally opposite of how you present yourself, on top of being promised something 3 months ago and not receive it, yes, it tends to ruin your weekend! I held off on sharing my opinion for several weeks because my daughter left behind her pink pony in that hellhole of a room. I thought the manager who said "she personally cleans our cabin herself, it was fine, a little mold never killed anyone" would do the right thing and mail it back. No such luck. So THANKS FOR NOTHING! You broke the heart of a child, profoundly disappointed a cancer survivor who looked forward to staying with you for MONTHS, and not only do you do a horrible job with customer service you do a horrible job with cleaning because my husband picked up poison ivy from your sheets! Maybe people would manage their expectations better if you didn't have FALSE ADVERTISING to begin with!
This past weekend our family of five stayed at the Michillinda Lodge for the weekend as we were spending one day at Michigan Adventure and another day at Silver Lake Dunes. We were arriving late so the office called us ahead of time to let us know where we could pick up our keys/resort information since the office would be closed. Our room was in the Annex (A23) and was bright, clean, and had plenty of space and beds for five adults. We had an excellent view of the lake and if it wasn't cloudy and rainy over the weekend the view would have been spectacular. But even in the damp conditions there was plenty to offer with the outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, horseshoes, and volleyball. It was also a very short walk to the White Lake Market for ice cream and supplies. Overall this was a very nice place to stay. We all slept well, and we would definitely recommend this place to our friends.
Michillinda Lodge places you 8.4 mi (13.5 km) from Michigan's Adventure. This 27-room, 3-star lodge welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
All of Michillinda Lodge's 27 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and ironing boards. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.
Michillinda Lodge features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can help with dry cleaning or laundry, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Other amenities at this golf lodge include a seasonal outdoor pool, express check-in, and express check-out.