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3 Small Cabins, 2 large cabins and 1 “Loft” Cabin available for Rent. Call Office to book your stay 37 Seasonal Campground Sites, and 25 Docks. Call Office to Check Availability.   Office Hours * Due to limited Office hours this season ~ messages will be checked daily and we will return your calls a.s.a.p.
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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

Free WIFI (WIFI In and Around Lodge Building)

Our Board and Staff

President – Wayne Morgan
Vice President – Steve Wellman
2nd Vice President – Dawn Harmon
Secretary – Dawn Julian
Treasurer – Jeanne Boswell


Lake View ~ Sleeps up to 4


Cabin is a studio style apartment with 2 double beds. Sorry no rollaway available in this cabin.


Full Kitchen

Bathroom with Shower


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


Small efficiency 1 room cabin

Sleeps up to 2


Cabin #2 is located in the rear of the laundry/community shower building. This is the cheapest option, but has no view of the Harbor.


Full kitchen

Half bath ~ no shower  (access to community shower located in the same building)


Cabin is efficiency with 1 double bed.

Sorry no rollaway available in this cabin


Cute and Comfortable One Bedroom Cabin ~ Sleeps up to 5


Full Kitchen and Bath with Shower


Cabin #3 is located at the entrance of our parking lot, just steps away from full access of the lake.


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

Cabin #4

Our Largest Cabin ~ Lake View ~ Sleeps Up To 9

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

2 Double Beds

Living Area

Full Kitchen


Cabin #5

Large Cabin with 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


The “Loft” is located upstairs in the lodge and offers spectacular views of Grindstone Harbor ~ This is the only Cabin that doesn’t have a full kitchen.

Living Area

Newly remodeled main living area, with full size Refrigerator and microwave. One full Bath with shower and one half bath.


Located upstairs in the Lodge the “Loft” offers a birdseye view of Lake Huron


2 Bedrooms with 2 Full size beds, sitting area and TV in each. 

Cabin Rates

Cabins feature air conditioning/heat, Cable HD TV/Flat Screen TV.

CABINS #1, 2*, 3, 4 & 5 INCLUDE: 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. ( *CABIN #2 has no shower, guests may use the community shower located in the same building) CABIN #6 (LOFT) INCLUDES: A full-size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, dining table, as well as all bed and bath linens also provided. Each Cabin has a charcoal BBQ and picnic table. Community bonfire pit.
SORRY, NO PETS Nightly rates are based on two-person occupancy. Add $20 per person, per night for each additional person after two. Check in: 3:00 pm ~ Check out: 11:00 am NEW for 2022 season ~ Sunday check out: 8:00 pm 2 night minimum stay on all reservations. Holiday weekends require minimum 3 night stay. Cancellation Policy: Minimum one 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 one week notice is given and we are unable to rent the cabin. No Show will result in one night charge.  Holiday weekend reservation requires minimum 2 weeks cancellation notice. Three day charge will be made to credit card used to secure reservation if less than 2 weeks 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.

Thank you for a great 2023 Season!

For our 2024 Season: May 1st – October 15th

               Weekday        Weekend,                                         Friday-Saturday Cabin #1 ~ $110.00      $150.00 Cabin #2 ~ $85.00       $125.00 Cabin #3 ~ $125.00      $150.00 Cabin #4 ~ $150.00      $190.00 Cabin #5 ~ $150.00      $190.00 Cabin #6 ~ $150.00      $190.00

Additional guests (except immediate family) $20.00 each per night Roll Away available in Cabins 3, 4 and 5 for Additional $10 per night.


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

36 Seasonal Sites

Site rental is $1,500.00 per year NO TENTS ALLOWED Electric, now upgraded to 50 amp, (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.

Historical Display


DAILY RATES: $40.00 ($45.00 if sleeping on boat) WEEKLY: $240.00 MONTHLY: $500.00

SEASONAL RATES: Res/Shareholder $400.00 Resident: $900.00 Non Resident: $1,100.00 NOTE: WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE TRANSIENT BOATS OVER 25′ IN LENGTH.


25 Docks available for rent. Check with office for availability.

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State boat launch on the Grindstone City Marina requires State park/boat launch sticker for use.

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

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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 – 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

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. – 25% 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 involvement in decision making interests of the park.
Whalen’s Grindstone Shores, Inc.

Calendar of Park Events

Welcome to our friendly community!  Below are the events tentatively  planned for the 2024 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 20th, 2024 @ 4:00 pm BBQ provided – bring your place setting, beverage and a dish to pass.
Shareholder Meeting

June 22, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

(Workshop @ 2:00 pm) August 17, 2024 @ 3:00 pm (Workshop @ 2:00 pm) Election of Officers
Yard Sale

Yard Sale Trail and Arts/Crafts: Tables are free! August 9, 10, 11th To coincide with the M25 Yard sale Trail

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          Phone (989)738-7664