Special Events

Woods at Melwel Lodge on Big Basswood Lake
RELax, recharge & realign

Corporate Retreats
& Workshops

Melwel Lodge on Big Basswood Lake
Focus & Refresh

At Melwel, we work with our guests to provide the optimal environment for board meetings, visioning, team building, training, workshops or simply the space to kickback and unwind.

Relax and recharge with colleagues buffered from distractions where nature itself provides an opportunity to focus, think clearly and connect. Weave the experience of nature, cabin comfort, campfires, sunsets and star-set night skies into your next retreat, workshop or event.

We can be reached from Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit within a one-hour flight and an hour’s drive from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Interior of Melwel Lodge on Big Basswood Lake
Time Together
Family Reunions
Fire at Melwel Lodge on Big Basswood Lake

Melwel is the type of place where relaxing, settling in, and reconnecting comes naturally. The cabins that dot the shoreline are like a family onto themselves, each one related but a little different than the next.

Gather lakeside or in the glow of the lodge for family events and meals. With plenty of activities to keep even the youngest occupied, from the treehouse playground to pickleball, canoeing, fishing, and swimming, there's something for everyone at Melwel.

At the end of the day watch our renowned sunsets, toast camp-fired marshmallows, and share stories and time together. Whether you're looking for activity-rich days, a peaceful getaway, or even a chance to do a bit of both, Melwel is a place for it to naturally happen.

Our team at Melwel will be happy to work with your family to develop a reunion that everyone will love.

Wedding Days & Honeymoon Nights
Forest shores, dappled light &
I do.

Imagine this day, one of the most memorable of your life, under a canopy of centuries-old hemlock, maple and pine overlooking the sparkling waters of Big Basswood Lake.

Imagine the glow of the lodge, the "I do" and the sound of clinking glasses rimmed by a sunset sky.

Contact our team to discuss planning your special event.

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