Falling Waters Lodge

Falling Waters Lodge Across the river from historic Fishtown and downtown Leland, steps away from restaurants, shopping, charter fishing, marina, and Manitou Island's ferry. Choice rooms and apartments w/ kitchenettes overlooking the water. Open April-January 2 only

Welcome to Falling Waters Lodge in Leland, Michigan. This picturesque lodge offers and incomparable stetting with lovely views of Leland River, the waterfalls, Lake Michigan, boat docks, and Leland's 200-year old Fishtown. Most rooms have views of the water. Suites offer special amenities including kitchens, lofts, and even a penthouse with a spiral staircase! Falling Waters Lodge is ideally situated for beauty and convenience. Cross the charming wooden footbridge over the falls into historic Fishtown and downtown Leland. Or take the sand path to Leland beach and enjoy miles of beautiful Lake Michigan shore. Stunning sunsets! During your stay explore the widely-acclaim Leelanau Peninsula where you will find Sleeping Bear Dunes which National Geographic destined the most beautiful place in America. You will also find many great local wineries, restaurants, and historic sites. Whatever interests you may have, Leelanau County has something for you! Relax, feel the atmosphere, and enjoy a restful stay at Falling Waters Lodge.

Go take a hike. 🌲✨
07/07/2019

Go take a hike. 🌲✨

It’s a beautiful dam day here in #fishtown. ☀️💦💙*no we don’t ever get tired of that pun, thanks for asking...
07/03/2019

It’s a beautiful dam day here in #fishtown. ☀️💦💙

*no we don’t ever get tired of that pun, thanks for asking*

The Old Art Building
07/02/2019

The Old Art Building

This week at the OAB:

MONDAY ~ July 1 ~
1-3 pm: Kid Creator Camp - Patriotic Palooza (Age 5-8)

TUESDAY ~ July 2 ~
1-3 pm: Kid Creator Camp - Patriotic Palooza (Age 5-8)

WEDNESDAY ~ July 3 ~
1-3 pm: Kid Creator Camp - Patriotic Palooza (Age 5-8)

THURSDAY 🇺🇸 July 4 🇺🇸
1 pm - Bike decorating & Face Painting. Bring a picnic and join us on the front lawn.
3 pm - Leland 4th of July Parade. Bring your decorated bike and ride with us in the parade!

SUNDAY ~ July 7 ~
10:30 am - ⚽️ Women’s World Cup Final (Match begins at 11 am) ⚽️

Register here for Kid Creator Camp (day or week):
https://www.oldartbuilding.com/product/kid-creator-camp/

Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce
06/29/2019

Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce

It’s going to be a great weekend in Leland!

You probably shouldn’t bother coming, we’re all having an awful time. ☀️☀️☀️
06/27/2019

You probably shouldn’t bother coming, we’re all having an awful time. ☀️☀️☀️

It’s official! The article I wrote about our beast of a #bestdamlodge is LIVE on our website (https://www.fallingwater...
06/26/2019

It’s official! The article I wrote about our beast of a #bestdamlodge is LIVE on our website (https://www.fallingwaterslodge.com/our-history-1)! 💙
📸: @courtandnick of a 📸: @davidstewart02

THANK YOU @boardmanreview - we are lucky to have creatives up here in #nomi we love to work with.

And then just like that, it was as if the sun had never left. ☀️💙📸: The Compass Points Here
06/25/2019

And then just like that, it was as if the sun had never left. ☀️💙
📸: The Compass Points Here

The most moody and romantic day; it’s time for a glass of something you love and a book (@leelanaubooks, got any good ...
06/24/2019

The most moody and romantic day; it’s time for a glass of something you love and a book (@leelanaubooks, got any good suggestions?). 🍷🥃🌫📖💙✨
📸: David Kasyanyuk

06/24/2019
Leland Michigan News & Photos

Emphasis on EVERY BUSINESS IS OPEN! 🙌🏻😍💙✨

Fun to watch, and every business is open. Certain plans were already in place for preparing for this, and temporary remediation is already in place at one location. Call 231 256-8878 to ask how you can help prepare for more permanent upgrades for the rising water levels.

Boardman knows what’s up!
06/23/2019

Boardman knows what’s up!

We've been pretty darn lucky with these first official summer days 🏖

See you today 4-6!
06/23/2019

See you today 4-6!

WOW 3 beautiful days in a row! We are so excited to end this beautiful weekend at Falling Waters Lodge tonight. This gig is out on their deck looking over Fishtown and it’s open to the public! See you tonight from 4-6!

We’re lucky enough to have some of her work in our rooms, check this out! 😍💙✨
06/21/2019

We’re lucky enough to have some of her work in our rooms, check this out! 😍💙✨

On Monday you can find me with my art prints, image transfers, and apparel @lelandgal in Fishtown from 5-8pm! I’m so excited to be included in this pop up series this Summer! This will be one of only two shows that I’ll be doing this year until the holidays, so I hope to see you there!! My dear friend @sweetwaterfloral will also be hosting a workshop and there are still spots at 4:30 (link in profile) 💙 @ Leland gal

Soaking up that glorious Fishtown sunshine! ☀️🐟💙
06/20/2019

Soaking up that glorious Fishtown sunshine! ☀️🐟💙

The Cove
06/20/2019

The Cove

#puremichigan #purefishtown

Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce
06/19/2019

Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce

PLein air painters on Leland bridge — hope they captured the powder puff clouds!

06/18/2019
The Boardman Review & Falling Waters Lodge

We had the amazing opportunity to work with The Boardman Review on this beautiful, updated portrait of me, Cooper, and our beloved Falling Waters Lodge. Cooper and I couldn't be more grateful to see this beast of a building showcased in such a wonderful way. *please enjoy how often we talk to/at our dogs 😂*

This is "The Boardman Review & Falling Waters Lodge" by The Boardman Review on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce
06/18/2019

Leland Michigan Chamber of Commerce

South beach walk

The Cove
06/17/2019

The Cove

Starting to look like summer!

06/15/2019

It’s a little more grey than this today but we’re still feelin’ margs on the water is always a good life choice. 👌🏻💙

📸: @thecompasspointshere

06/13/2019
Traverse City Tourism

Our little Fishtown! 🐟💙

Fishtown has been an integral part of Leland's story since before the town was founded in 1852. The history of Fishtown is the history of fishing. 🐟

Step back in time, wonder around the docks, enjoy a meal and take your time discovering this unique destination in our region.

There’s something very satisfying about looking at this photo and knowing, despite how beautiful it is, it’s still a...
06/12/2019

There’s something very satisfying about looking at this photo and knowing, despite how beautiful it is, it’s still a before photo.

That deck no longer exists - replaced with a beautiful (and safe, you’re welcome @auto_owners!) new one. The deck furniture is gone, also replaced with pieces that aren’t broken or painfully weathered. The stairs are now new, and the hallway carpeting has been ripped out to show off the clean concrete walkways beneath.

It’s a comforting reminder though, no matter how much farther we have to go still, our #bestdamlodge has always been worth a visit, and maybe it’s okay we haven’t knocked all our to-dos off the list yet. 💙

These peaceful, sunny mornings that seem to reach out forever. ✨
06/07/2019

These peaceful, sunny mornings that seem to reach out forever. ✨

🍷🍾🎨
06/07/2019

🍷🍾🎨

Artscape Artwalk tomorrow, June 7 ~ 5-8pm, throughout Leland ~ Local wine, art and live music by Joe Wilson and Kevin Gills — and chance to win a Leland gift basket! More info: http://www.lelandmi.com/events/artscape-artwalk/

Yesterday was our two year wedding anniversary. We spent the day completely oblivious until @coopheston’s parents each...
06/04/2019

Yesterday was our two year wedding anniversary. We spent the day completely oblivious until @coopheston’s parents each sent sweet, celebratory texts. We’ve never loved each other more or thought less about the trappings of “marriage”. Suffice it to say, we didn’t get each other anything and no one felt anything but satisfied. Cheers to living married life our way. 💙

📸 by @joshhartmanphotography at a styled shoot featuring the always beautiful @fieldguidefarmhouse, flowers by @miwildflowerevents, makeup by @nakina.ko, and dress by @oneoakbride 🔥

Best dam view around 💦☀️💙
05/31/2019

Best dam view around 💦☀️💙

Leelanau.com
05/29/2019

Leelanau.com

It's pretty darn calm in Leland Harbor right now!!!

We’ve never been good at separation of church and state here at the #bestdamlodge. Friends and staff are all family an...
05/28/2019

We’ve never been good at separation of church and state here at the #bestdamlodge. Friends and staff are all family and sometimes friends are staff and staff have usually gotta be friends, or else how would we ever get anything done?

Our beloved @nicolettechicklet has been dreaming of crowns for as long as we’ve known her and when she said this was the year she put her hat (👑) in the ring for #cherryqueen and that she was looking for a corporate sponsor, we told her the lodge had set that money aside years ago for whenever she was ready.

She stood by our sides when we said our vows, she’s literally shed blood, sweat, and tears to bring our dreams for the lodge to life, and shows up time and again when we say there’s a chore at the house we kinda, maybe, sorta want some help with and is she free after work? This lady laughs at some of the worst jokes and dog-sits (and generally loves) our #bestdamdogs. She is present, in all ways, in our lives and it is the least we could do to support her pursuing her dream.

If our vote counts, she’s always got it. #nikforcherryqueen 💙

Leelanau Conservancy
05/25/2019

Leelanau Conservancy

We’re excited to launch our second summer series of Conservancy Yoga- kicking off Monday, May 27 at 5pm on the Leland Village Green! Join 200 hour yoga teacher Katherine Palms for an outdoor slow flow practice with a focus on integrating breath and movement through Sun Salutations, balancing, and core work. All levels are welcome.

Mark your calendar for our summer 2019 Dates:
Monday, May 27th at 5 pm at the Leland Village Green
Saturday, June 29th at 9 am at the Leland Village Green
Saturday July 13th at 8 pm - Sunset at Van’s Beach
Saturday, August 10th at 7:30 pm - Sunset at Van’s Beach
Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 pm - Sunset at Van’s Beach

Each class is donation-based with Katherine generously donating all proceeds to the Conservancy.

Katherine is certified through yoga alliance from her 200-hour training in 2013. Since then she has continued education with a 10-day immersion trip to study yoga in India in 2014, a 12-Step to Recovery training in 2015, along with Holy Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Inversion Training, and other workshops in the past two years. Katherine is a substitute yoga and barre teacher at Yen Yoga and Fitness, and Center Ice Fitness. This summer she will be teaching at Yoga4 in Lake Leelanau, French Valley Vineyard in Sutton’s Bay, and at Sleeping Bear Fitness in Glen Arbor. Follow and stay updated on classes with her on Instagram @M22_YogaGirl.

Katherine has a passion for understanding the body and encouraging a life filled with ease in movement, and peace of mind. It is her great pleasure to be offering her service teaching donation-based classes for the Leelanau Conservancy, as she has a deep love for the area and feels yoga had a large part in her ability to move to Leland in 2016.

🙌🏻💙
05/25/2019

🙌🏻💙

We can’t wait to be back at Falling Waters Lodge tomorrow from 2-5 for a Memorial Day Weekend show out on their beautiful deck. For those of you who have asked, YES, it’s open to the public and we can’t wait to see you there!

Spoiler alert: #bestdamlodge can be found not once, but twice (!!) on this list! 😭😍💙
05/24/2019

Spoiler alert: #bestdamlodge can be found not once, but twice (!!) on this list! 😭😍💙

You voted. We counted. The results are in!
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See if your favorites made it into the Red Hot Best of Northern Michigan 🔥👇
https://bit.ly/2JVxK02

Sunshine, dogs, and Lake Michigan - everything you need for a perfect day. ☀️🙌🏻💙
05/23/2019

Sunshine, dogs, and Lake Michigan - everything you need for a perfect day. ☀️🙌🏻💙

The Cove
05/23/2019

The Cove

05/22/2019

Don’t break out the waders just yet, we’re still able to advertise just “on the water” and not “in the water”. 💦🤞🏻

Leelanau.com
05/22/2019

Leelanau.com

Leelanau Wildflower Rescue will hold their annual Plant Sale on Leland's Village Green Memorial Day Weekend! The sale is open from 9 AM - 4 PM on Friday & Saturday and offers the rare opportunity to purchase native ferns, trillium, and more along with a selection of native trees and shrubs provided by locally owned Four Season Nursery, who will be on hand to answer questions about going native.

It's a great collection of plants, and folks who've purchased wildflowers (such as me) are delighted year after year to see trillium or dutchman's breeches pop up every spring! Proceeds from the sale help to maintain the Village Green and assist with other Leelanau Conservancy projects.

The Wildflower Rescue Committee continually seeks new sites on which to dig. If you are building a home, driveway, addition, or know of someone who is, please contact the WRC so they may have a chance to remove these precious wildflowers before the excavators arrive! Contact chair Joanie Woods: 231-256-7154 or call the Leelanau Conservancy at 231-256-9665.

💙
05/21/2019

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May 20, 2019 Water levels still an issue but so far no buildings have floated away.🙂

Leland Michigan News & Photos
05/15/2019

Leland Michigan News & Photos

Leland today.

Whatever today does or doesn’t mean to you, we hope you enjoy the sunshine. 💙
05/12/2019

Whatever today does or doesn’t mean to you, we hope you enjoy the sunshine. 💙

There’s sunshine and now this is all we want to do - our lady lake is warm enough, yeah? ☀️💙📸: @thecompasspo...
05/10/2019

There’s sunshine and now this is all we want to do - our lady lake is warm enough, yeah? ☀️💙
📸: @thecompasspointshere

Come be gentle with yourself before the rush starts. ✨
05/09/2019

Come be gentle with yourself before the rush starts. ✨

Never a dull moment at the #bestdamlodge  - one corner of our land is eroding, and lately, eroding more quickly. But don...
05/08/2019

Never a dull moment at the #bestdamlodge - one corner of our land is eroding, and lately, eroding more quickly. But don’t worry: it’s on the list. 🙄😬😉

The sun is back! ☀️😍
05/07/2019

The sun is back! ☀️😍

Today it’s not this sunny. Yesterday however, well that’s a whole different story. ☀️ Since we’ve got a good h...
05/06/2019

Today it’s not this sunny. Yesterday however, well that’s a whole different story. ☀️

Since we’ve got a good handful of new folks around here, and it’s been a bit since our faces have graced your feed - time for another little intro!

I’m Emily and that cheesin’ cutie is Cooper. We’re the Heston’s and we own the #bestdamlodge. Old enough to be so much more comfortable in the chaotic space that is #smallbusiness ownership, and young-looking enough I still get carded for R-rated movies, we’ve been each other’s rocks in some capacity or other for almost a decade now. We’ve only owned the lodge for just over two years now, despite feeling like it’s been a literal lifetime, and neither of us can think of anything we’d rather be doing.

Come for a visit, we can’t wait to meet you (or catch up with you!). 💙

The Cove
05/03/2019

The Cove

Haven’t seen the water this high since 89’ #puremichigan

Address

200 A Ave
Leland, MI
49654

General information

For rates and booking information please see our website www.fallingwaterslodge.com or give us a call 231-256-9832.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(231) 256-9832

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