Historic Birch Lodge

Historic Birch Lodge
Historic Birch Lodge, Trout Lake, MI

Friday, January 1, 2016

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Birch Lodge the Bed and Breakfast.....2015 Additions

 Because of the lack of help and a VERY busy motel, we did not open the lodge for booking online as a bed and breakfast.   However we did allow stays for those who inquired, for periods when I felt we could handle the extra business.   We didn't want to over commit to what we could handle without additional help.    We started out last year with two rooms downstairs....the "Dr.'s suite, a large lakefront bedroom with a private sitting room and bath, and "Ada's" suite across the hall, which is handicap friendly....also a large bedroom with private sitting room and bath. 

In July we had the front stairway handrails made code compliant and were able to open the three rooms we had ready upstairs....

Room 3 is lakefront suite with a queen bed,
new private tiled bath,
and private sitting room with two recliners overlooking the lake.
  Room 4 is across the hall from Room 3, and is a large light filled bedroom with queen bed and private bath.
Two large windows overlook the back of the property, and a large window at the side of the room by the comfy chair overlooks the lake.
I love this spacious vintage inspired tiled bath.

Room 5 upstairs is a corner suite off the back hallway.
It is an interesting corner layout with a large bedroom with queen size bed and Morris recliner,
a tiled private bath,
 and a small private sitting room with comfy chair and bookshelf
 overlooking the log cabin and woods.    We also worked on getting the upstairs lobby furnished with new rugs in addition to the original furniture which was stored in the attic.
and a new Bradbury and Bradbury Arts and Crafts Wallpaper Frieze called "Birchwood in Twilight"
  which I decided to frame on the wall.    We also purchased some vintage theater seats and refinished the floor in the other corner room off the upstairs lobby
to begin putting together our DVD theater room....shopping now for the TV and movies!

This fall we also refinished floors and began to move furniture in the rooms over the old Birch Bar.   These rooms are waiting for bathrooms to be added before they will be ready.  Room 6 will be a beautiful lakefront room with queen bed,
  private sitting room and bath.  I am shopping for furnishings this winter!    Room 7 is across the hall and has twin beds and
three large windows, with a lake view from the side of the room.  Will also be adding some finishing touches and well as the bathroom!

 Depending on our help situation,  2016 will have at least Rooms 1-5 available as bed and breakfast stays at least on a limited basis.  Please email us if you are  interested  birchlodgemi@gmail.com.   And visit us on Facebook!