What’s up with our Suite Names?
The Lakeside Suite is easy, it’s situated on the side of The Lodge that faces Blue Lake. We highly recommend taking in this view from the claw foot bath in the ensuite!
The Edison, Ford and Firestone suites take a bit more explanation.
Actually, it would make a great Jeopardy question clue. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone have this in common. Answer: Who are “The Vagabonds”.
In 1914 Henry Ford introduced John Burroughs to two other titans of American industry: inventor Thomas Edison and tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone. Between 1914 and 1924, these influential men loaded their autos with camping gear and embarked on a series of historic road trips dubbing themselves “The Vagabonds”.
It is said that the group came to The Blue Point Hotel (later renamed “The Blue Lake Lodge”) between 1914 and 1924 to get away from the publicity and enjoy quiet days of fishing.
Walk in their famous footsteps. Like The Vagabonds, come visit The Lodge and enjoy quiet days of fishing on the sparkling blue waters of the Tri-Lakes in Mecosta County, Michigan.