Welcome to Arbutus Lake!

Welcome to Arbutus Lake!

Located 10 miles southeast of Traverse City, Michigan, our buildings and grounds are the perfect mix of blending our historic past with start-of-the-art facilities.

T. Grace Macdonald Lodge

T. Grace Macdonald Lodge is a fully winterized facility built and dedicated in 2004. Affectionately known as TGMcD, the beautiful building features plenty of space for groups to meet, dine, and sleep. 

The sign in front of TGMcD. Backside of TGMcD. The bunk rooms in TGMcD. Fireplace in TGMcD.

Trailside Lodge

Built in the early 1900's, Trailside Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy century old traditions such as Hayo-Went-Ha campfires and skit nights.   

Trailside Lodge Trailside Lodge The fireplace in Trailside. Space inside Trailside Lodge.


Newly rebuilt cabins lines the shores and fill the woods of beautiful Arbutus lake. Each cabin can sleep 10-12 people.

Cabin at Arbutus Cabin at Arbutus

Challenge Course

Challenge opportunities at Arbutus Lake include zip lining, rock climbing, as well as conquering the high ropes course. Low ropes team building challenges are also available. 

Arbutus Challenge Course Arbutus Challenge Course 

Bath Houses

Enjoy a shower under the trees in the newly renovated bath houses at Arbutus Lake!

The inside of a bath house. Stalls of the bath houses.

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