Waldenwoods Resort & Conference Center
Meeting & Banquet Facilities
“Days and nights alike at Waldenwoods speak the mystic language of nature in her loveliest mood. We hope you find here all the joy and happiness that we have.” So spoke J. Robert Crouse, who founded Waldenwoods (originally a business retreat visited by such notables as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone).
Waldenwoods still offers a special up-north, but close-to-home experience to visitors and members alike. Members can rent anything from a rustic cottage to a luxury villa or camp for free on one of 320 large grassy campsites. Waldenwoods Resort offers boating, fishing and hiking. Families can play together or simply lounge by the Olympic-size swimming pool. Summer activities include golf, fireworks, hayrides, dances, bonfires, tennis and beach volleyball. Winter is equally festive with a winter carnival, New Year’s party, Valentine’s Ball, ice fishing competitions and sledding.
The stately 10,000- square-foot Cromaine Lodge sits on the water’s edge and is an ideal spot for your wedding or conference. Upstairs, overlooking Michigan’s most beautiful sunsets, is the Bellringer Club member lounge, open year-round for food and cocktails. Today, Brian Crouse has joined his father, Frank, to plan an unparalleled residential community. It will be home to those who appreciate the outdoors and want to live in a historic resort community. The resort will be the gem at the center of this community. Waldenwoods is also the headquarters for founder J. Robert’s historic philanthropic effort, called the Hartland Area Project. Many achievements of this eff