Welcome to the Lodge!
Wilwin Lodge sits on property that once hosted a large lumbering operation, complete with a mill, railroad spurs and its own village. It's now a peaceful retreat deep in the north woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. A place of hope and healing, recovery and renewal, education and inspiration, sharing and support.
Erected in 1914 to give lumber buyers a comfortable place to stay while they made their deals with the mill, the lodge sleeps up to 15 people in a total of 6 bedrooms. With a 2 story atrium and dual stone fireplaces, it's a stunning building.
The property consists of nearly 600 wooded acres, a total of 5 buildings including the lodge and Soldier's Retreat, and nearly 10 miles of well maintained trails.
Check out this video to hear how this wonderful facility has already helped so many veterans and how you can help us do even more.
You can check out the full slideshow on Photobucket.
Latest newsDining Hall Photos
There will be many photos gathered soon. Early spring grass will provide many photo ops before the convention. They will be combined with construction photos into a slide show viewable here..Upcoming Plans & Events
Visitors to the 2013 Department Convention at the Sault will have a chance to visit the Wilwin Lodge on the last day of the convention. This will be the 2013 version of the Open House. Final plans including transportation options from the convention will be announced soon.
Unfortunately we were unable to get enough people signed up for the outing and we have cancelled the event. Anyone who has already turned in their money can expect a full refund. We apologize for the inconvenience. You should also receive a letter from the Farwell SAL if you haven't already. New Picnic Tables!
The new dining hall with its long covered porch, and the new pavillion as well, means that we need more outdoor tables. We've gone back to the local provider of our first batch of tables and he has made and delivered 2 dozen more of them. As before, you can sponsor a table for a donation of $150 and we will put your name on the table for you. You can honor your post, unit or squadron, or you can memorialize a friend or loved one. Please contact Lou Oberle if you wish to sponsor one before they are all gone.