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 *****