Friday, August 22, 2014

Map of Watervale

A special hand drawn map of WATERVALE Resort
The cottages and the Inn line the smaller Herring Lake, and a short walk over the Dunes and you are at the big lake, Michigan. This map includes the cottages, the Inn, the Casino, and pathways between. We will be having the Wedding Ceremony (weather permitting) on the Terrace over looking Lake Herring, with the Reception at the Old Casino.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Maps and Things: There and Away...

Watervale Inn
1244 Watervale Rd
Arcadia, MI 49613

A GPS or Navi might not work to get to Watervale Inn! 
We know you have to drive no matter how you travel, so we hope to make it as painless as possible! Here are some maps from nearby cities that might help! (Recommended to print them out;) 

From Grand Rapids

From Traverse City

From Toronto:

From Toronto, take Hwy 401 W to merge onto HWY-402 W via EXIT 183 toward Sarnia (Portions toll) (Crossing into Michigan, United States). Then.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Getting There!

Getting There

Guests may fly into Chicago, O'hare or Midway, Grand Rapids, MI or Traverse City, MI Airports. Southwest airlines has hubs in both Chicago and Grand Rapids. There is driving time associated no matter where you fly in! Its possible to carpool/rent cars with people you know, and we are happy to help coordinate people coming from overseas! 

Driving times:
From Chicago is approximately 5 hours.
From Toronto is approximately 7.5 hours
From Grand Rapids is approximately 2.5 hours
from Traverse City, MI is approximately 1 hour

We are looking for ride shares for people flying in to:
Grand Rapids
We are also looking for ride shares from Toronto! 
Please email:  (US/abroad) (Toronto)
if you need a ride, or want to share with someone just shoot us a mail, and we will get you connected! 


We will also be posting a driving map here at the blog! 

What to BRING with you!

Watervale Weekend
you might be wondering: Northern Michigan in September? 
What do I need to have  with me at these cottages?

What to Bring 

Average temperatures in Michigan in September are typically in the 70's during the day and a chilly 50's in the night . Watervale is surrounded by 2 lakes and includes a tennis court, volley ball, beaches, and beautiful hiking in the woods and to the sand dunes. 

We highly recommend you bring a swimsuit and sweaters/jackets. 

Flashlights,  sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking shoes, music (player), snacks/drinks for your cabin (if you like!) Cottages at Watervale do not have irons or hairdryers so if you need 'em, bring 'em!  (We will have SOME extras on hand….)
**Some people are driving, so you may want to also consider: beach towels/chair, cooler, etc. 

Row boats, kayaks and canoes are all for rent to use on Lower Herring Lake and if the sun is shining, we will be taking a group hike to "Baldy" to run down the sand dunes into the lake! 

Each cottage and the rooms at the Inn  are charming and  rustic. You will be sharing a bathroom, so Please remember to plan accordingly with your personal items;) We will be providing Dinner Friday and Saturday nights and breakfast is included Saturday and Sunday mornings, but all other meals are on ON YOUR OWN! Please bring snacks, beer/wine, sodas, lunch fixings with you, or prepare to venture into town for your lunch needs! We will provide a full list of places to go for those of you who want to go out for lunches! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Welcome to Watervale...

If you are reading this, it means we are PRETTY sure you are coming to celebrate us getting hitched! 

We are so thrilled that you can make it and we want to make sure you have a GREAT time, so we are putting together this little blog to keep people up to date with info about the wedding. 

Stay tuned for all kinds of information regarding: Housing info (we got you covered!), What to Bring, Ride-Sharing, Event Schedule and how to get to Watervale for the weekend….This is a platform where you can comment and let us know YOUR QUESTIONS directly. We very much want to support everyone coming all the way to Michigan to celebrate with us, so please feel free to comment as needed;) 

Its a beautiful place with a lot of history for the Small Family Clan, and we can't wait for a fantastic celebration with all our favorite people!