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  Relax and unwind in beautiful Southwest Michigan at Ancestral Acres Lodge

Our historic 1880's Queen Anne mansion is on the National Historic Register and survives today as one of the largest and finest Eastlake houses in Bronson Township. Our luxuriously renovated Lodge and Barn, situated on the scenic four hundred forty-seven acres Ancestral Acres Nature Preserve, provides an exquisite and unique venue for your community or charitable event, wedding, shower, family reunion, catered dinner, vacation, business retreat, educational seminar, special event, youth program, or corporate meeting

Property Features:
  • 6 bedrooms - Sleeps 15 comfortably
  • Gourmet kitchen with double convection oven, center island, six burner cook-top, two large sinks, two dishwashers
  • Formal dining rooms, are easily set up for rehearsal dinners, showers, intimate parties and more
  • 2 large wrap-around porches
  • Large outdoor spaces, ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions, community events, large Barn or tented events, family reunions, retreats, yard games, photography and more
  • Guests can choose to reserve the entire lodge for groups, families and large events or rent individual rooms
  • 1,800 square foot third-floor Lodge ballroom is available for events up to 80 guests
  • 5000 square foot barn event space for up to 300 guests. (Larger events by special arrangement.)

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Family Reunions


The six bedroom mansion   graciously accommodates fifteen guests. With two parlors, a formal dining room, eat in gourmet kitchen, and four modern bathrooms, families and groups will have ample space for large gatherings and home cooking. If desired, we can provide you with a chef for that perfect meal. The third floor ball room is perfect for larger events.  Two large wrap around porches and a smaller porch off of the second parlor provide relaxed viewing of the two acre yard and one acre pond.
Our  majestic Queen Anne mansion and its large back yard and pond provide a dramatic venue for your wedding celebration in any season. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for small events, preparing refreshments, and formal meals. Our 1800 square foot, two story, ball room is available for your indoor wedding and reception.  Our totally renovated, nearly 5000 square foot Barn is perfect for large wedding receptions for as many as 300 guests. (Larger events by special arrangement.)

Make your wedding memorable and unforgettable at Ancestral Acres Lodge!
Conferences & Retreats
Ancestral Acres Nature Preserve
The lodge is a perfect getaway for your corporate meetings, seminars or classes for your group or club. Have a much more productive offsite meeting in our quiet and relaxed setting, which is worlds away from the hectic and fast-paced business environment.  With the formal dining room and two parlors, smaller groups can conveniently meet separately, or together. The modern kitchen is perfect for preparing meals for a lunch or dinner meeting. For a larger meeting, the grand ballroom would easily seat 80 attendees. Consider the unlimited possibilities to make a real and long-lasting difference for your business's future and productivity.
Ancestral Acres Lodge is situated on its own 447-acre Nature Preserve with miles of walking and biking trails through fields of wildflowers and native grasses, woodlands, and forested wetlands. Four ponds attract migratory birds. Beautiful Swan Creek traverses the property.  Oak, maple, cherry, paw-paw, and beech trees adorn the forest paths.  Birders, photographers, hikers, bikers, and nature lovers are invited to explore the property which is rich in natural beauty, birds, butterflies, and wildlife.

  1. Trail through woods
  2. Swan creek
  3. Swan creek
  4. Swan creek
  5. Expansive prairie
  6. Forested wetlands
  7. Forest pond
  8. Forested wetlands
  9. Pond
  10. New Pond
  11. Swan creek
  12. Bridge across Swan Creek
  13. Forest wetlands
  14. Wildflowers flowering in the fields
  15. Fall colors
  16. Duck pond
  17. Flooded wetlands
  18. Prairie restoration professionally managed
  19. Wetlands in the woods
  20. Fall forest scene
  21. Forest view
  22. Wildflowers before the bloom
  23. Woods trail
  24. Grand ballroom
  25. Kitchen
  26. Gourmet kitchen
  27. Gourmet kitchen
  28. Second Parlor with tiled fireplace
  29. Grand ballroom
  30. South view of Ancestral Acres Lodge
  31. Antique Photo of Ancestral Acres Lodge
  32. Antique Historical Photograph
  33. Inside Look Article by Don Reid, The Dailey Reporter

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1063 Holmes Road
Bronson, Michigan 49028
Special Rates for Community or Charitable Events
For whole lodge or room rental please call for information, rates, and availability: 309-657-2563