Around the Resort

During your next vacation, you can relax in three different natural environments, all at one resort. Only Wandawood offers you 1000 feet along the north shores of Elk Lake, 35 acres of old orchard and forested areas and a serene wilderness beach on Grand Traverse Bay.

Paddleboards and boats on the dockAt Elk Lake, you can enjoy swimming, sailing and boating, or just lounging in the sun. The resort waterfront includes two rafts plus nine beaches each with a dock. Row boats, canoes, paddleboards, and kayaks may be rented by the day or week. Next to the resort office, two ping pong tables, a tetherball game and a sandbox offer entertainment for the young and old alike, with equipment for croquet and bean toss available as well. Along the Wandawood service drive, resorters enjoy strolling, jogging and playing catch or Frisbee. Each of the cottages have some private yard area, with a picnic table, yard chairs and a charcoal grill. At the Wandawood Office, you will find a collection of brochures and information on local events, as well as a library.

Grand Traverse Bay Beach

Wandawood bay property

Many resorters enjoy exploring the orchard areas and wooded pathways in the 35 acres across Cairn Highway from the center of the resort. This area gives you the opportunity to spend time away from the water in a restful environment reminiscent of the farming history of the property.

The 500 feet of private Wandawood Resort frontage at Grand Traverse Bay is adjacent to 2,500 feet of frontage which was donated by our family to the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy over past years. At the Bay property, you can experience solitude during long walks along the wilderness beach or just relax in the sun and water.