Vintage Modern Stays in Northern Michigan

Midwestern Hospitality Designed for Rest, Connection, & Exploration.

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At Water Camp, we’re on a mission to create beautiful and memorable stays for you and your family to enjoy all year long. Our cabins are the perfect place to rest from the busyness of life and reconnect with nature and family. Whether you’re looking for a couples getaway, a family-friendly vacation rental or need a place to stay with a larger group, our homes are designed for optimal comfort and curated to ensure you get the most out of your stay.

A True Northern Michigan Escape

Where experiential hospitality and childlike wonder create a lifetime of memories

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2 Bedrooms | Sleeps 5 | 1 Bath

3 Bedrooms | Sleeps 6 | 1 Bath

3 Bedrooms | Sleeps 6 | 1 Bath

Grant & Hannah | The Birch Cottage

The home itself is so peaceful and you won’t find a better view of Torch Lake. It’s literally right outside the side window! Waking up to the beautiful fireplace, relaxing on the patio and taking a stroll down to the dock were all highlights. The small details inside of clever amenities should not be overlooked but the impeccable decor and overall mood of the living space is what really sets this place apart. We will definitely be back!

“We absolutely loved our stay!”

Matthew | The Cedar Cabin

This was perhaps one of the best, if not best, furnished Airbnbs, which added up tremendously to a place that felt like a second home walking in. Alison goes the extra mile to make this place special for those that stay. The lake is close, with a beach and a nice long dock, and swings for the kids. The location of the cabin to Torch Lake is great and has breathtaking sunsets and views. I cannot recommend the locations hosted by Alison and Water Camp enough!

“Alison was a phenomenal host”

Jared | The Blue Spruce Cottage

Blue Spruce was perfect for our summer trip to Torch Lake. The cottage was beautiful and spacious. Great view of the water from the house and getting to wake up and swim or kayak Torch everyday was a DREAM. Thank you Alison for your intentionality and attention to detail when it comes to creating a warm and welcoming space!

“This was our second stay and we loved it.”

Our guidebook has been curated to include all our favorites in the Torch Lake area. Need a good restaurant recommendation? We have plenty. Thinking of renting a boat on Torch Lake for the day? We’ve got you covered.

Our Guidebook is the perfect companion for your stay

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Since then, we’ve expanded our stays and helped hundreds of guests find the perfect place to reset, connect with one another, and explore. At the end of the day, it’s not just a vacation, it’s a time to grow closer with the people you love and return to your “real life” with a new sense of joy and purpose.

We created Water Camp after finding a little cabin for sale right on Torch Lake. It was a dark, stormy day, but even amid the rain, the bright, iconic turquoise of the lake and the beautiful scenery surrounding it drew us in.

From Far-Off Dreams to Cozy Stays

Hello from Alison & Jon