Whalen's will be opening up again for cabin rental starting July 1st


(989) 738-7664

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Located on the Grindstone City Marina in Grindstone City, Michigan – Whalen’s Grindstone Shores features
4 Cabins and 3 Rooms Available for Rent.
Book your stay today – click “Reservations” button above.

35 Seasonal Campground Sites,
and 25 Docks. 
Call Office to Check Availability.

Office Hours
Friday        9:00 – 4:00
Saturday   9:00 – 4:00
Sunday      9:00 – 4:00
 Monday    9:00 – 4:00
   Tuesday  10:00 – 1:00  
   Wednesday  10:00 – 1:00        
  Thursday   10:00 – 1:00    


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About Whalens Grindstone Shores

3373 Pointe Aux Barques Road,
Grindstone City, Michigan 48467

Cabins – Rooms – Gift Shop – RV Park (Seasonal Sites) – Cable TV – Air Conditioning 
(WIFI In and Around Lodge Building)

Our Board and Staff

Left to Right
Vice President – Steve Wellman
Secretary – Kathryn Hannan
Treasurer – Sandy Grahn
2nd Vice President – Jim Snell
President – Wayne Morgan
Manager ~  
Maintenance ~

Cabin #1

 Lake View – Sleeps Up To 4 


Cabin is a studio style apartment with 2 double beds.  
Sorry, no roll away available in this Cabin.


Full KItchen – Bathroom with Shower


Cabin #1 is attached to our Lodge building and located at the end of the lakeside porch.  

Cabin #3

Cute and Comfortable One Bedroom Cabin ~ Sleeps up to 5


One bedroom Cabin with a double bed, pull out couch in frontroom.  There is also a roll away bed available for an additional nightly charge.


Full Kitchen and Bath with Shower


Cabin #3 is located at the entrance of our parking lot.  With a minimal view of the lake, it is just yards away from full access of the lake.

Cabin #4

Our Largest Cabin ~ Lake View ~ Sleeps Up To 9

Cabin #5

Lake View ~ Sleeps Up To 7

Living Area With Pull Out Couch

Exits To Porch

Full Kitchen

Dining Area

Living/Kitchen Area

Additional View

View From Cabin

Picture Window

Cabin Rates

Cabins feature air conditioning/heat, Cable HD TV/Flat Screen TV.
A fully-equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove with oven, coffee pot, toaster, dining table, pots, pans and kitchenware, as well as all bed, bath and kitchen linens also provided. Each Cabin has a charcoal BBQ and picnic table. Community bonfire pit. 


Nightly rates are based on two-person occupancy.
Add $10 per person, per night for each additional person after two.
Check in: 3:00 pm ~ Check out: 11:00 am
Holiday weekends require minimum 3 night stay.
Prime Season reservations require minimum 2 night stay on weekends.

Cancellation Policy: Minimum two week cancellation notice required for all non-holiday reservations. A one night charge will be made to credit card used to secure reservation if less than two weeks notice is given. 
No Show will result in one night charge. 
Holiday weekend reservation requires minimum 30 day cancellation notice. Three day charge will be made to credit card used to secure reservation if less than 30 day notice is given, IF reservations cannot again be secured by another party for the holiday weekend.  A one night charge will result if last minute booking by another party can only be made for less than the 3 nights. 

Early Season 
May 1st – June 15th

Cabin #1      $100.00
Cabin #3        $90.00
Cabin #4      $125.00
Cabin #5      $125.00
Roll Away available in Cabins 3, 4 and 5 for Additional $10 per night.

Prime Season
June 16th – September 2nd

                           Weekday    Weekend F/S
Cabin #1 ~ $110.00      $125.00
Cabin #3 ~ $100.00      $115.00
Cabin #4 ~ $150.00      $165.00
Cabin #5 ~ $150.00      $165.00
Roll Away available in Cabins 3, 4 and 5 for Additional $10 per night.
Prime Season reservations require minimum 2 night stay on weekends.
Holiday reservations require minimum 3 night stay.

Late Season
September 3rd – October 15th

Cabin #1      $100.00
Cabin #3         $90.00
Cabin #4      $125.00
Cabin #5      $125.00
Roll Away available in Cabins 3, 4 and 5 for Additional $10 per night.

Room #1

Located Upstairs in Lodge Building
Sleeps up to 4


2 Double Beds

Small Dining Area

All Bed and Bath Linens Provided


Shared Bathroom with Shower
2  Additional Shared Half Baths ~ One Upstairs, One in Lobby 

Room #2

Located Upstairs in Lodge Building
Sleeps no more than 2


1 Queen Bed

Marina View

Smallest Room, but best view overlooking the Grindstone Marina 


Shared Bathroom with Shower
2 Additional Shared Half Baths ~ One Upstairs, One in Lobby

Room #3

Upstairs in Lodge Building
Sleeps up to 4


2 Double Beds

Small Dining Area

All Bed and Bath Linens Provided


Shared Bathroom with Shower
2 Additional Shared Half Baths ~ One Upstairs, One in Lobby

Room Rates

Nightly Rates ~ Early, Prime, Late Seasons
Room #1     $85.00
Room #2     $60.00
Room #3      $85.00 
Roll away bed available for additional $10 per night in Rooms #1 and #3.
Check in: 3:00 pm ~ Check out: 11:00 am

Rooms are clean and cozy, and feature Air Conditioning/Heat, Cable HD TV/Flat Screen TV.
All bed and bath linens are provided.   
Rooms share a common area with a full-size refrigerator and microwave.
Rooms share bath w/shower and a half bath upstairs, with additional half bath in lobby.
Free coffee available in the lobby each morning. 

Room #1

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Room #2

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Room #3

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Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our visitors say:

The entire resort is clean, parking is right outside your cabin, and the dock is within a stone’s throw from your cabin. The view of Lake Huron is amazing and the campground is maintained beautifully. Management takes great care to see that everything is just perfect for each and every guest

Alan & Gail J.

Clarkston, MI

Whalen’s Grindstone Shores is conveniently located for a weekend getaway. I can leave work on Friday and be there in just a couple of hours. I’ve launched my boat, and spent most weekends through spring and summer in a cabin at Whalen’s, for many years now”.

John A.

Rochester, Michigan

We love Whalen’s! It’s like a secret hide-away. The view of the marina reminds us of Europe. The friendliness reminds us of home”.

Wendy and Lenny N.

Huntington Woods, MI

RV Campground

35 Seasonal Sites
Site rental is $1,300.00 year   

Electric (monthly billing), picnic table and fire ring at each site.  Potable water and a dump station located at center of campground.  Showers and Laundry Facility also on grounds. 
Due to campground popularity, a waiting list to enter the park is active.  Please call the office to check availability. 


DAILY RATE: $25.00 ($35 if sleeping on boat) WEEKLY: $150.00 MONTHLY: $300.00
SEASONAL RATE: Res/Shareholder $400.00 Resident $700.00 Non Resident $900.00


25 Docks available for rent. Most are rented seasonally, but check with office for availability for your stay.

Fish Cleaning Station

Fish Cleaning Station is available to all Whalen’s Residents and Guests. Please be mindful and follow cleaning rules.

State Boat Launch

State boat launch on the Grindstone City Marina is public and free of charge.
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Area Attractions

Grindstone City and the Huron County area is rich in history and interest. 
Below are just a few favorite attractions. 
For additional information on these and more, including area restaurants,
visit the Port Austin Chamber of Commerce website

For information about local fishing charters,
visit – www.huroncounty.com/fishing-charters

If you plan to kayak, please check local weather conditions first, or call
Port Austin Kayak (989) 550-6651. 

Lake Huron can be a dangerous place. 
Please check the weather and follow safety tips/laws before beginning your adventure. 
Respect the lake – Be safe!

For Sale

Whalen’s Grindstone Shores is a Corporation owned by a multitude of Shareholders, most of whom are Summer or Weekend Residents at the park.  From time-to-time, Resident Mobile Homes/Trailers will come available for sale – usually with a share of Corporation stock.  This is where you will find them listed. 
RV’s in the Campground will sometimes come available for sale, as well.  Some being sold must be moved, but if the owner is also leaving the park, the RV purchased allows the buyer entry into the park ahead of all on the waiting list.  This is where such RV’s will be listed.

Mobile, RV or Corp. Share

Please be advised – the following Mobile Home and one Share of stock are being offered for sale – with Corporation Shareholders given priority by seniority for a two week period from July 17, 2019.
Mobile Home Owners:
Karen and Bob Lixey Lot #18
10’x50′ Mobile Home Fully Furnished (2 bedrooms/1 bath) Excellent Condition! Stays on lot. Rent is included and paid for 2019 season.
Set up for off season occupancy (water storage tank)
New windows
Full Bath with Newer walk in shower
Aluminum Awning
Air conditioners (2) Kitchen and Bedroom
2 Bedrooms:
King size bed in Master Bedroom
Twin bed in 2nd bedroom
Sofa bed
Washer and Dryer
TV – Cable ready
Storage Shed (8.5×10) with Lighting and Electrical Service
Price: $35,000
Reflects home and one share Whalens Grindstone Shores Inc. Stock. Offered as a package deal ONLY.
Interested parties contact:
Wayne Morgan, Corp. President

or Karen and Bob Lixey

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Mobile, RV or Corp. Share

FOR SALE ~ One Share of Whalens Grindstone Shores, Inc. stock
Selling Price: $16,000
Interested parties may contact
Patrick Payter

Benefits of being a Shareholder include:
– First notification of mobile home sales offered for sale in the park, with 2 week priority to purchase.
– Discounted rate on annual lot rent.
– !5% discount for friends and family rental of Cabins and Rooms.
– Discounted rate and priority status for dock, boat storage.
– Ownership in corporation holdings.
– Voting rights and involvment in decision making interests of the park.

Mobile, RV or Corp. Share

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1994 Wilderness
5th Wheel Travel Trailer
w/Slide out. Located at Lot #11 on Pike Street

Selling Price: $3,500.00 OBO
25×8 ft, sleeps 4, comes fully furnished.

Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Air Conditioning and Heat, Queen Size Bed, Pull-out Sofa, Dining Table w/2 Chairs, Dishes, Pots, Pans, Vacuum, Linens, etc.

Contact: Mary Martinez

Mike Moroni

One Share of Corporation stock is also available with purchase of trailer. Call for more info.

Mobile, RV or Corp Share

Mobile Home For Sale
Owner – Carolyn Osterlund

1977 DeRose 12×36 Park Model
Lot #4 (Lakeside) with Lake View

Fully furnished 1 bedroom/1 bath w/tub and shower
Sofa Bed – Flexsteel
End Tables w lamp
Antennae and Ship-to-Shore radio (marine band, CB)
CD Radio and Tape Player w/Speakers
Cable Ready
Bay Windows in Front
Air Conditioner
Kitchen Table w/6 Chairs
Ample Storage
Ceiling Fans in Kitchen & Bedroom
Full Size Bed
Built in Dresser
Bedside Tables
Storage Shed (8×5 ½)
Freezer (4 cu ft)
Picnic Table
Outside Aluminum Awning (8×23)
Propane Gas Tank rent and Park rent paid for 2019
Selling Price: $16,000
Available for viewing. Interested parties may contact office
or Carolyn/Carl Osterlund

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Mobile, RV or Corp. Share

Whalen’s Grindstone Shores, Inc.

Calendar of Park Events

Welcome to our friendly community!  Below are the events planned for the 2019 Season.  

Season Open/Close

Park Opens May 1st
Water will be turned on by this date.

Park Closes
October 15th
Water will be turned off this date.

Park Picnic

Whalen’s Annual Park Picnic welcomes all residents and guests of that weekend.  
July 27, 2019  4:00 pm 
BBQ provided – bring your placesetting, beverage and a dish to pass.  

Shareholder Meeting

June 22, 2019    11:00 am

August 17, 2019  3:00 pm
(Election of Officers)

Yard Sale

Labor Day Weekend – Sat and Sun
8:30 am – ?

History of Grindstone City

Most Michigan natives are aware of the importance of Grindstone City’s Historic past and its importance in the grindstone industry. Its name is synonymous with the finest of abrasive stone, which was found at no other place in the United States.

In the year 1834, Capt. Aaron G. Peer, with his Schooner, the Rip Van Winkle, was forced to take haven in this natural harbor, during a storm. Capt. Peer is known as the “father” of Grindstone City, and located the first land in what is now Huron County. The sloop took anchorage here in a storm, and that Capt. Peer, his crew and his father came ashore to what was then a wilderness of pine, cedar, ash, beech, and maple, the cedar being so thick that snow remained in places although it was midsummer. In their exploring they found some big flat stone along the beach and on further examination, found evidence that these strata of rock was underlying the area to a lesser or greater extent. Samples were taken to Detroit where they were found superior to the Ohio flagstone which city officials were planning to use to pave some of the streets. He later took some of this rock to Detroit, where it was used to pave a few blocks on Jefferson and Woodward Avenues. This was the first use made of grindstone rock as far as is known. It is interesting to note that the foundations and basements of early brick buildings in Port Huron; including the Harder and the old Johnston-Howard block later known as the Hartstuff Block and which now houses the Barnet Drug Store, were built of these stones. On one trip, the sailors rigged up in a crude fashion a stone slab and used it to sharpen their tools. That year (1838) Capt. Peer, getting the idea from the sailors began shaping the grindstones at the place later known as Grindstone City. The industry was carried on here for a century by Capt. Peer and several other people and companies. Capt. Peer later bought 400 acres of land, on which to produce grindstones. It was operated by Jacob Peer, Capt. Peer’s father. Later Pierce and Smith took over the quarries, and “turned stone” for ten years, until Pierce died and his share reverted to Capt. Peer. They then built the first mill run by water power. Previously the turning had been done by horsepower. In 1888, The Cleveland Stone Company purchased all the properties and quarries around Grindstone City and became sole proprietors of the industry. They were the last company to own and operate the quarries and company store. They had a mill to make whet stones and scythe stones. The stones made here varied in size and weight from small kitchen stones weighing from 2 ½ to 10 lbs. and from 6 to 10 inches in diameter; to the huge grinding stones that weighed over two tons. The largest stone ever turned weighed over 6600 lbs. The memorial stone on the corner of Copeland and Rouse Road, in Grindstone City, is said to weigh 4750 lbs. Grindstone City received its name in 1870. It happened in this way. Mr. James Wallace, one of the owners of the quarry at that time was talking to Mrs. Sam Kinch Sr., when she remarked that the village was growing so fast that it ought to have a name. They were discussing Stonington as a name when Mrs. Kinch suggested Grindstone and Mr. Wallace added City and from then on the village has been known as Grindstone City. LEARN MORE

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