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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. 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.

An ideal destination for family vacations, fishing, bird watching and more, we will be undergoing renovations after this summer season to improve your experience and preserve the history of this 100-plus year old lodge.

We have two options for your stay—the motel and the lodge.

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.

Birch Lodge

Each of the five spacious rooms in the historic Birch Lodge has a private bath, queen bed and mini-fridge. All rooms have their own thermostats and air-conditioning. Rooms are limited to two people. No rollaways or cribs are available.

Two rooms offer lake-front views, and 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. No smoking, candles or cooking in the room, please.

As our 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 visit our reservation page. All stays are by advance reservation only. We are open seasonally, mid-May through October.


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