Summer is on the horizon! In the meantime...

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• We're kuchen up some fun for the big 101!...
• I Casino reason to stop now!

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James K. Evans
· January 6, 2017
There's no place I'd rather be. Within an hour of arriving on my first visit in 1988, I was in love. The serenity and unmatched beauty of Watervale and the surrounding area have been a source of const...ant artistic inspiration to me. Part of the reason I wrote my Michigan zombie trilogy was to have an excuse to describe the beauty of Watervale. Truthfully, I've always thought of the books as a love song to Benzie County. Watervale is the only place which frequently appears in my dreams. Just like in real life, in my dreams it's time to check out and I'm not nearly ready to leave. See More
Barry Viola
· October 3, 2015
It was my first time to Watervale as a guest of the Castlemans. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited in my life. I learned to relax and enjoy life at this place. I can't wait to ...go back again. 51 weeks of the year, I've got the Watervale Blues! See More
Shirley Gage Hodges
· August 11, 2017
We were so impressed with Watervale Inn. Such a charming location and the staff were wonderful. We enjoyed the site very much and enjoyed the peace and tranquility and view of the lake.
Lori Thompson Wilkerson
· July 20, 2017
Wonderful friendly staff, amazing food, clean rooms, with plenty of activities for young and old alike. The lake views are just gorgeous! Thanks for a great vacation!
Trent DeBonis
· June 11, 2016
Watervale is home. If you want a calm, elegant, entertainment-filled vacation, Watervale is the place for you. Watervale houses memories for generations of families, and I enjoy every minute of my tim...e there. 6/5 stars. I would recommend this place to anyone. See More
Rick Taylor
· June 25, 2014
Watervale has a sense of nostalgia that can't be replicated anywhere else. Watervale is the only place where I can truly relax and find the peace and serenity I long for. The owners and staff are trul...y remarkable and that's why we always come back year after year. See More
Blair Foote
· January 6, 2017
Absolutely my most favorite place on earth! I love it so much I moved 8 miles away
David Laura Trumbo
· May 12, 2015
One of our favorite places in the world. The staff can't be beat, the food is amazing, the atmosphere forces you to celebrate life and make memories!
Kellen Roggenbuck
· May 4, 2017
This is my home away from home, my absolute favorite place on Earth.
Amy Glass
· November 16, 2015
Beautiful setting & warm hospitality. Charming, quaint, elegant. Perfect spots for curling up with a great coffee & a book and for long walks through beautiful woodlands and the gorgeous Lake Michigan beach.
Jill Fehrenbach
· July 20, 2016
Our favorite place on earth. We love the atmosphere, the people, activities and food. A beloved tradition that gets better every year.
Mike Swope
· July 16, 2017
Beautiful and great lodging as well. You have to spend some time exploring this area.
JoAnn Stewart
· January 6, 2017
Amazing... I've been coming since I was a baby and it is heaven on earth!
Jay Woessner
· June 17, 2016
This place is terrible.


[Not really.] [Not even close.] [But the best part is how quiet it is.]
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Mary Noble
· May 5, 2016
Of course I love it. It's home. But it is also a very unique place to vacation. There are very few places left like it.
Jennifer Erena
· January 17, 2017
If you want a quiet and peaceful or active and social vacation, this is it! A forever favorite!
Nicole Heller Rottet
· September 10, 2015
But don't tell anyone... we like it not too crowded!!
Deidra McIntyre Edwards
· October 1, 2015
Best getaway for family vacation! Can't wait to go back!
Norman Innes
· October 22, 2014
They have the original dinnerware but the quisine has been updated from "farm house" to ALICE WATERS.
Kent Goldblum Glasgow
· April 8, 2015
Relaxation at it's Michiganest.
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Happy New Year, friends! May 2018 bring you health, happiness, and HERE! 😉🏖

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Wishing all of our guests and families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

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Ask and you shall receive! Here’s a quick burst of color from Fall 2017! We’re not quite at peak colors yet, but it’s beautiful all the same. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram for up-to-date photos throughout the offseason, Hope everyone is having a great fall; we miss you!

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Thank you for a wonderful centennial season! Watervale has now been a gathering spot to families for 100 years, and we look forward to 100 more!

To close this 100th season, we’re excited to announce that effective today, Watervale will be back on Instagram! By popular demand, our new account will be maintained throughout the year to give you a taste of Watervale during all 4 seasons. Be sure to give it a follow! @watervaleinnmi (

Until next year, friends! There's only 285 days until the start of our summer 2018 season, but who’s counting?

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In honor of our 100th, share a happy and/or funny memory of Watervale that only a fellow Watervalien might understand.

Watervale Inn celebrates 100 years as a family run business! What began as a lumber town in 1892 has evolved into a summer family resort dating back to 1917. Join us for a walking tour of our historic cottages and grounds on Saturday, June 10, 2017. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Benzie Area Historical Society.

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