At the Water’s Edge Cottage "Thank you for providing such a beautiful place for peace and spiritual reflection. The cottage is perfect!  It was a wonderful, relaxing weekend stay."— Dana Norris

At the Water’s Edge is a private retreat cottage available to clergy and laity for the specific purpose of spiritual growth and study. The cottage sleeps four (two bedrooms each with a queen bed) and comes with a fully equipped kitchen and internet service.

The attached private deck with picnic table and gas grill, plus a fire ring in the yard offer more opportunities for cottage guests to relax and recharge.

Reserve the cottage for personal reflection, study, prayer,  meditation, silent retreat. Take a break to focus on your own spiritual growth or dedicate time to write, research, relax, or reconnect.

  • Two bedrooms, with one queen bed
    in each
  • Fully equipped kitchen facilities, including stove/oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee pot, tea kettle, toaster
  • Dining and workspace at island with four stools
  • Living room with couch, recliner and fireplace
  • Free High-Speed Internet
  • Air-conditioning
  • A beautiful wrap-around deck faces the lake with picnic table, chairs and gas grill
  • Private fire ring with outdoor seating
  • Private prayer labyrinth
  • Enjoy Retreat Center amenities: Lake Huron beachfront, outdoor benches and swings, memorable sunrises.

Cook for yourself or inquire about service in Kresge Dining Hall.

Check rates and availability by contacting Guest Services at 810-327-6272 or Or use the form below.


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  • 8794 Lakeshore Road
    Burtchville MI 48059-1115

    Fax: 810-327-6223
    Office: 810-327-6272
    Rev. Ann Emerson, Director (Ex. 201)
    Mrs. Heather Marsack, Guest Services Coordinator (Ex. 200)
    Mr. Dan Markey, Operations Supervisor (Ex. 204)

    Central Registrar: 833-588-2267, option 1

  • 810-327-6272
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Yoga Association of Greater Detroit has enjoyed a great weekend here at the lakeshore. ... See MoreSee Less

Yoga Association of Greater Detroit has enjoyed a great weekend here at the lakeshore.Image attachment

Another terrific Choir Retreat wrapped up last evening with the presentation of seven pieces of music the group learned in about 10 hours of rehearsal. Our thanks to our leadership of Michael and Matt, our choir members and everyone who came to the concert! ... See MoreSee Less


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This Choir Retreat was a marvelous opportunity to sing to the Lord. We had a wonderful director, wonderful accompanist, wonderful singers and a marvelous acoustical chapel. Thank you Lord❣️

2 year going! Wonderful experience! The praising is exhilarating, your soul and mind are so much more at peace. You get lost in the music and surrounding environment. L.H.R.C. does a nice job putting on this event! Fantastic to be around and sing with people that have a passion for music and praise!

It was so sad to miss this year😭..but I couldn't reschedule my daughter's 10th birthday party..her first overnight party ..shes so grown up...i plan to attend next year again though!!

All this singing, when you could e been looking for my record. LOL

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