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Guests’ Thoughts

We have collected a few guest comments here, and you can also check us out on TripAdvisor for more reviews by clicking here. Thanks!

 
  • Why do we like Birch Shores?

    Why do we like Birch Shores? I had to think about it because it’s hard to put in words.

    1st – It’s old . . . yes, we prefer the “settled in” feeling of something that’s been around for a while. Sorry – modern is not what I came for!

    2nd – Patina; this means the rounded corners of wooden furniture and the mature trees, landscaping. No fresh asphalt for me!!

    Finally, the natural setting can’t be beat. Direct sunsets, prevailing breeze off the lake, warm water blown in on the east side of the lake.

    Enough said . . .

     
    The DeMeritts, Santee, GA — 14th July 2014
  • Our 26th year!

    We like the fact that you can hang out on the beach, watch the volleyball games, or just talk with friends, Or, you can take a road trip and explore for hours. This is our 26th year!

     
    Yahoo User, — 25th May 2009
  • A Family Tradition

    BSR is a family tradition- for 29 years we have been spending the fourth up north-the lake holds many memories of fishing, water skiing, tubing, wake boarding and just cruising around sunset. The Bitely’s are congenial hosts and do everything to make your stay enjoyable and memorable.

     
    Sandy, — 15th May 2011
  • Can’t wait!

    Can’t wait to go up for two weeks this year 09 is going to rock at birch shores!!!

     
    Yahoo User, — 25th February 2009
  • A Lovely Place

    I have been traveling to this lovely place yearly since I was 8 weeks old–I am now 53.  For more than 60 years, my family have called this our ‘northern home’ and I can envision no time in my life–or in the lives of my children–when that will not be so.  I have, over that time, stayed in virtually every motel unit and cabin available here and I have always arrived to spotlessly clean and welcoming surroundings.  The Resort was conceived as a family-friendly, quiet and hospitable place of woods and water, friendly faces, peaceful ease and a lot of simple good fun–it is not intended as a luxury getaway but as a place to relax and enjoy all the surrounding beauty of this wondrous peninsula, “Above the Bridge” with one’s family and friends, or, as I often do, for a time of quiet solitude and reflection.

     

    I spent my childhood vacations here, as have my children and it is that sense of unchanging continuity that brings my family–and so many others–back here year after year.  There are few places and situations in our modern lives where we can truly revisit childhood memories in such a visceral way–the fact that the Bitely family has maintained this place true to its original conception is a testament to the values of place and family rarely seen anywhere today.  I count on their continued steady and loving stewardship for my grandchildren and feel it almost a shared legacy that I will be proud to hand down to them.

     

    Birch Shores Resort is a unique and beautiful place that I would highly recommend to anyone seeking peace, calm, friendly people and beautiful surroundings—rustic and down to earth? Absolutely.  Delightful?  Very much so.  I give Birch Shores my highest rating of  5 *****

     
    Michelle W., Ferndale, MI — 15th July 2013
  • Perfect Up North Spot

    Birch Shores is the perfect up north spot if you’re looking for a place where the kids can play in the sand and swim all day long.  Fishing and boating and sunning and total relaxation for the adults are what we look forward to every year and have done so for the past 28 years.  Just returned from our week and can’t wait until next year!

     
    Debbie N., Sterling Heights, MI — 22nd July 2013
  • We absolutely love going to Birch Shores Resort.

    We absolutely love going to Birch Shores Resort.  We have been  going every single summer for years.  Everyone is treated like family there.  The family that owns Birch Shores are the nicest people and greet us with a hug and give us a hug when we have to leave at the end of the week.  The kids love the extra things that they do.  On Mondays there is a hot dog roast on the beach, Friday night ice cream social and there are nightly rides in the 4 wheeling truck for the kids.  They come running from everywhere for that.  The cabins are very clean and are bug free.  Which in the U.P. is a huge thing!  You have a gorgeous view of the lake from every cabin.  A great way to end the day is to go down to the beach and watch the sunset over the lake, enjoy the warmth of a fire and meet new people.  I highly recommend Birch Shores if you want a homey atmosphere!

     
    Sheri B. , Saginaw Charter Township, MI — 22nd July 2013
  • Treated Like Family

    We absolutely love going to Birch Shores Resort. We have been going every single summer for years. Everyone is treated like family there. The family that owns Birch Shores are the nicest people and greet us with a hug and give us a hug when we have to leave at the end of the week. The kids love the extra things that they do. On Mondays there is a hot dog roast on the beach, Friday night ice cream social and there are nightly rides in the 4 wheeling truck for the kids. They come running from everywhere for that. The cabins are very clean and are bug free. Which in the U.P. is a huge thing! You have a gorgeous view of the lake from every cabin. A great way to end the day is to go down to the beach and watch the sunset over the lake, enjoy the warmth of a fire and meet new people. I highly recommend Birch Shores if you want a homey atmosphere!

     
    Allypeanut, Michigan — 22nd July 2013
  • Beautiful Accomodations

    The Family who runs the Resort is very warm and friendly people to deal with. When we inquired about things to do and places to eat, they offered up several ideas for both categories. The cabins exceeded our expectations of how clean a cabin in the U.P. could get. Their boat rental fees; boats with motors and 2 newer and beautiful pontoon boats are reasonably priced. They do have many row boats that are free when renting a cabin. I would not hesitate to stay here again in a minute! We really enjoyed our stay.

     
    Mike S., Riverview, MI — 9th September, 2013
 
 

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