Watervale Inn

The Inn at Watervale has remained in the same family since 1917.  Four generations of the Kraft/ Noble family have had the privilege of welcoming guests to our little corner of the world. With our vintage cottages and incredible natural setting that includes a mile of shoreline on both Lake Michigan and Lower Herring Lake, Watervale has provided a gathering spot that is a constant in this ever-changing world. It has been more than one hundred years of traditions, memories, and connections. We look forward to the next one hundred years!

The Margaret Cottage at Watervale Inn

Watervale offers fourteen cottages that range between two and five bedrooms, suites of rooms with private baths and the Inn with shared bath down the hall. Check our Cottages page for complete descriptions of each lodging option.

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Originally a logging town built in 1892, The Inn at Watervale is on the National Historic Register. Much of Watervale still stands with the original boarding house, homes for the married loggers, general store and post office available to rent as summer cottages and rooms.

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Watervale has something to offer to everyone. Miles of shoreline on Lake Michigan, swimming beaches on Lower Herring, kayaking, and canoeing our shores not to mention our tennis, basketball, pickleball, shuffleboard and volleyball courts.

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