Relaxing Michigan Accommodations

Activities & Amenities

Rekindle childhood memories of marshmallow roasts, canoe trips and days spent relaxing in the sun. When you stay at the Michillinda Lodge cottages. In addition to comfortable accommodations, we offer an array of amenities and activities to choose from. Play basketball, tennis and other sports on this 18 acre waterfront sanctuary flanked by towering wooded dunes. Explore the historic White River Light Station - just one of the many historic sites located nearby. Craving an adrenaline rush? Visit the thrilling amusement park Michigan's Adventure, only five minutes away, which features one of the best wooden roller coasters on the planet, in the largest amusement park in Michigan.

Exchange vows with one of Michigan's most stunning landscapes as the backdrop when you host your wedding at the Michillinda Lodge. Dazzle your guests with a reception held beneath elegant white tents set up on the lawn.

Some of the exciting activities and amenities available at the Michillinda Lodge cottages include:

  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Two tennis courts
  • Horseshoes
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard courts
  • Playground
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • Campfires
  • Lake Michigan Shoreline

With five state parks, a world-class amusement park and various historical sites nearby, guests of Michillinda Lodge have access to countless attractions within minutes of our location.


White River Lighthouse Station Museum 3 minutes
6199 Murray Rd, Whitehall, MI                                     231-894-8265
Plan a visit to the museum and climb the spiral staircase to the top of the light house tower, browse the many 19th and early 20th century photographs and examine our collection nautical artifacts, look out across Lake Michigan as the light house Keeper did a century ago

Michigan’s Adventure
5 minutes
4750 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445                     231-766-3377
Michigan’s Adventure offers fun for all ages in both their dry and wet adventure parks. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair Parks, the owners of Cedar Point.

World’s Largest Weathervane 10 minutes
8718 Water Street, Montague, MI 49437                     231-893-1155
Standing on the corner of Dowling and Water Street, the hand forged aluminum weather-vane is 48 feet high, 14 feet long, and weighs 4,300 pounds.

Montague City Museum 10 minutes
Church & Mead St., Montague, MI 49437                     231-894-6813
This gem of a place hidden beneath the facade of a worn old church building is tucked away Montague, which boasts a rich history of Michigan industry.

The Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum 20 minutes
560 Mart St., Muskegon, MI 49445                              231-894-8265
Commissioned just a few days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Silversides completed 14 combat war patrols in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II.

Big Sable Point Lighthouse 40 minutes
Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431      231-845-7343
The Big Sable Point Lighthouse is one of the few Michigan lights with a tower reaching 100 feet Completed in 1867 Big Sable's tower measured 112 feet high.

Horseback Riding/Hayrides

West Michigan Equestrian Center 15 minutes
2100 E. Riley Thompson Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445    231-766-3879

Rainbow Ranch, Inc.
20 minutes
4345 South 44th Ave, New Era, MI 49446    231-861-4445

Charter Fishing

DOMINATOR Sport Fishing Charters
Captains Dominick & Jennifer Ferels: (231) 750-5824
Whitehall, Michigan

GetAway Charters 8 minutes
Captain Dan: (231) 730-2991
Captain Isaac:(231) 730-0421
Whitehall, Michigan

Captain Chad Kozik
Captain Chad: (231) 578-0447
North Muskegon Michigan


Howmet Theater 7 minutes
304 South Mears, Whitehall, MI                               (231) 894-1966
The playhouse is a City of Whitehall project, located two blocks off the main street of a traditional downtown in Whitehall, Michigan. Our ninety-four year old theatre has been presenting fine arts and entertainment to the greater West Michigan area since 1916.

Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail 10 minutes
Business 31 – Water Street,  Montague, MI 49437     (231) 894-4585
The Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22-mile trail passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route

White Lake Community Music Shell 10 minutes
Launch Ramp Road, Montague, MI                             (231) 893-4585
On the shores of White Lake. Enjoy free concerts every Tuesday; June-August at 7:30pm. Featuring jazz, folk, country, swing and international groups. An Arts Council of White Lake project.

Port City Princess Cruises 20 minutes
1133 W. Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49441               1-800-853-6311
The Port City Princess is the only ship that tours Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan and offers themed cruises, dinner cruises and special events.

Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts 20 minutes
425 W. Western Ave., Suite 200, Muskegon, MI          (231) 722-9750
This Center is comprised of two theaters, a visual arts gallery and reception space, four meeting rooms and two rehearsal halls along with support spaces. It offers a schedule of plays, symphony concerts, musicals, and theatrical performances.

Craig’s Cruisers 30 minutes
1551 E. Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI                    (231) 798-2400
Go-Karts, Sprint Karts, Kiddie Karts, Mini-Golf Island, Bumper Boats, NEW Pizza Restaurant, Batting Cages, Large Game Room, and private outdoor picnic area.

Mac Wood’s Dune Rides 40 minutes
629 N. 18th Ave,  Mears, MI 49436                             (231) 873-2817
Since 1930, Mac Woods has provided guests with a safe, fun-filled 7 mile Lake Michigan dune ridge lasting about 40 minutes.

Canoe/Kayaking/Bicycle Rental/Boat

South Shore Marina Boat Rental 5 minutes
6806 South Shore Drive, Whitehall, MI 49461    (231) 893-3935

Duneshore Boating – Boat rentals 15 minutes
Located on White Lake in Montague  (231) 893-5405

Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery 20 minutes
735 Fruitvale Rd,  Montague, MI 49437  (231) 894-4209

Public Golf Courses

Bent Pine Golf Course (18 Holes) 5 minutes
2480 Duck Lake Rd, Whitehall, MI 49461   (231) 766-2045

Hickory Knoll Golf Course (36 Holes) 10 minutes
3065 W. Alice St, Whitehall, MI 49461   (231) 894-5535

Old Channel Trail Golf Course (27 Holes) 17 minutes
8325 Old Channel Trail, Montague, MI 49437   (231) 894-5076

Private Golf Courses

White Lake Golf Course 3 minutes
6777 South Shore Dr, Whitehall, MI 49461

Guests have access to golf this spectacular, private course during their stay. To schedule a tee time, visit our front desk and we can can assist you.

Beaches and Parks

Duck Lake State Park 1 minute
3560 Memorial Drive, North Muskegon, MI 49445   (231) 744-3480

Goodrich Park 7 minutes
100 N. Lake Street,  Whitehall, MI 49461

Montague Township Park 12 minutes     
Whitbeck Road and Hanson Street, Montague, MI 49437   (231) 894-4414

Meinert County Park 20 minutes
Montague at the end of Meinert Road  (231) 894-4881

Pioneer Park 25 minutes
1563 N. Scenic Drive, North Muskegon, MI 49445  (23) 744-3580


Downtown Whitehall Shops 8 minutes

The Lakes Mall 20 minutes
East of US 31 on Sternberg Road, Norton Shores, MI 49441    231-798-7154


Tartan Hill 25 minutes
4937 South 52nd Ave, New Era, MI 49446  (231) 861-4657

Jomagrha Winery 30 minutes
7365 South Pere Marquette Hwy, Pentwater, MI 49449   (231) 869-4236

Oceana Winery 25 minutes
4980 S. 52nd Street, New Era MI 49446 (231) 343-0038