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Welcome to Birch Lodge and the Birch Lodge Motel

Historic Birch Lodge and the Birch Lodge Motel are situated on almost 20 acres of woods, lawn, and beach only 30 minutes north of St. Ignace, Michigan on Big Trout Lake (aka Carp Lake). Located just west of the village of Trout Lake, MI, the lodge and motel are accessed by a wooded drive winding a quarter mile off of Co .Rt. H-40. View map.

This unique property has been the focus of family vacations for generations. As the new owners, we invite you to start a family tradition of your own. As a base to explore Michigan's Upper Peninsula, it is centrally located to many area attractions, or simply stay on the grounds and enjoy relaxation on the lake.

Birch Lodge Motel

The Birch Lodge Motel is nestled between the woods and the lake. It has eight generous sized, clean and comfortable rooms. Rooms are available seasonally May through October. For more information please view our motel rooms and rates.

Birch Lodge

Historic Birch Lodge is now offering bed and breakfast stays. Each of our five spacious rooms has a private bath, queen bed and mini-fridge. All rooms have their own thermostats and air-conditioning. Rooms are limited to two persons. No rollaways or cribs are available. Rates are $150 per night and come with breakfast of your choice or leave it to us to do something special for you.

Two rooms offer lake-front views. Most rooms have a private sitting room. This is intended as a place to unplug in a quiet space, and although limited wi-fi is available, no TVs are in the lodge. If you need a movie, you can choose one to play in the DVD "vintage theatre rooms" off of the upstairs lobby. No smoking, candles or cooking in the room, please.

As a guest, you may use boats or kayaks, play a game of pool, listen to the jukes in the old Birch Bar, stroll down to the beach or simply pull up a chair on the porch or upstairs balcony and enjoy the lake breezes. A perfect setting to unwind after the day's adventures.

If you would like to book a room, please send an email to with your dates and we will let you know which rooms are available. All stays are by advance reservation only. We are open seasonally, mid-May through October. For more pictures and reservations, please see our Bed & Breakfast Blog.


Beach at Birch Lodge & Motel

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Sunset at Trout Lake


Fall Photo of Birch Lodge


Trout Lake

Trout Lake
Birch Lodge in Trout Lake, Michigan