Guest testimonials

Our guests are the reason Chimney Corners is still a thriving vacation resort that has lasted through the generations. We love receiving stories and photos of all the wonderful memories our guests have created over the years at Chimney Corners and we are honored to share their stories with you.

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"On behalf of everyone at Advanced Bionics, I would like to thank you and your wonderful team for helping to make our recent stay at Chimney Corners such an amazing event. It is often difficult to get a group to agree on most anything, let alone individuals from 12 different countries!!! Our meeting this past week consisted of representatives from China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Holland, Switzerland, and (of course) USA. EVERYTONE HAD A BLAST!!!!!The best compliment that I can pay you it to tell you again that the entire group wants this meeting held every year at Chimney Corners!!! And this is a group that can literally go anywhere in the world!For all you did to help get us set up and for the assistance given to us by Adrian, we thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! ”
“Chimney Corners holds a special place in all of our hearts (among the hearts of hundreds and hundreds of others who have stayed there over the years)!”
Janet Z.
Plymouth, MI
“It has been almost a year since our last visit to Chimney Corners. First off, I wanted to say that it was the best vacation that I have ever had and that includes trips out of the country :). Marc and I had such a wonderful time that we still talk about it and recommend you guys to anyone who asks.”
Chicago, IL
“65 years ago this year, Edith Fox from Cincinnati first dug her feet in the Chimney Corners’ sands. She beckoned her extended family to come, and they did, and to this day we honor her by continuing the traditions of our dear Aunt Teed. This never-ending reunion remains our renaissance. No matter what type of year, we always know we have our beloved Chimney Corners on Crystal Lake. The beautiful caribbean blue where we sip our rejuvenation, where the cedars announce their presence, and where the setting sun brings to an end another day in our storybook of memories.We’ve gathered in good times and not so good times, but we’ve always gathered and given each other strength and fun and love and family. Chimney Corners and Crystal Lake are inseparable. Without one the other would not be the same, and would not be the same without the long-standing families who have also made the trip the last full week of July. Thanks to the three generations of Rogers who have given us the best week of our year, and we are all blessed there’s another generation coming along that will keep “The Latch String Out.”
Virginia Beach, VA
“Chimney Corners is the most special place in the world to me. I have felt this way since I was a little girl. This is a place where you can truly enjoy the people you are with and all of the friends that you will make. There is something magical in the beauty that surrounds you. This is the place to go to be able to step back from the craziness and enjoy the things in life that money cannot buy. I visit Chimney Corners often in my thoughts. This is a place that lives in my heart all year long.”
Amy W.
Macomb, MI
“Chimney Corners has been our favorite family getaway for over 50 years and we have grown in number as our children have married and now join us with their families. Why do we love Chimney Corners? Beautiful Crystal Lake, plenty of paddle boards for fun on the water, the happy little Beach Dining Room for Breakfast and Lunch, and the best golf courses in Michigan within an hours drive BUT I saved the best to last.. being with the wonderful owners, Mary and Jim Rogers, who took over from Jim’s parents, Mollie and Jim in the 90’s. Every year has brought new improvements and conveniences. We are prompt to get our reservations in each year right after the Christmas rush.”
Betty R.
Ann Arbor, MI
“The incomparable natural beauty and recreational opportunities of the area along with the unique history, character, spaciousness, and comfortable accommodations of the resort, have led us back to Chimney Corners time and again. We consider it our own “lake home”!”
Jay and Betsy
Fort Wayne, IN
“As one of an original family of nine, we have vacationed at Chimney Corners since 1958. My parents are nearly the same age as Jim Sr. and Mollie Rogers and my brothers, sister and I are nearly the same age as Eddie, Claudia and Jim Jr. Jim Jr.’s and Mary’s children are nearly the same age as our children. The Gaudettes grew up with the Rogers (two weeks at a time every year). Mom would say over the years that Chimney Corners saved our lives and is the reason for our good health. Growing up in a Chicago neighborhood within our own subculture could be precarious near the peak of summer. We have had no health issues in our life time. Who can say if our Michigan second home correlates directly to our complete wellbeing. Each of us believes so.”
Chicago, IL
“Four generations of our family have vacationed at Chimney Corners for 43 years. Many family traditions have been established there and lifelong friendships have begun there. We have stayed in 12 different housing options – each just right for our group whether 2, 16 or in between. Chimney Corners is a great place for all ages – we have ranged from 4 months to 85 years. Once there, our family never wants to get far from Crystal Lake. Chimney Corners isn’t just for summer vacations. Return in the fall, as we have done, for breathtaking fall colors or in the spring for trillium in the woods.”
George and Martha B.
Mason, OH
“I wanted to share that we are really trying to see as much of the US as we can so it is extremely rare for us to return to an area even if we enjoyed it because there is always a new place to see. So on only one other occasion have we returned and stayed at the exact same resort/b&b…but we just truly enjoyed the area and the laid back atmosphere you offer so we are looking forward to being back in the area and exploring what we may have missed last time!”
Bloomington, IL
“We just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful weekend staying at Chimney Corners. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Our cottage was so charming and quiet, which made for a nice relaxing weekend. Thank you again for accommodating us last minute…we will keep you in mind for future trips up North. Thank you,”
Michelle T.
Greenlake, MI
“I have been going to Chimney Corners for over 30 years! Just long weekends at 
first and now two weeks spring and fall. Have stayed in at least six different cottages and friends and family have stayed in other accommodations including the lodge. Have found them all to be unique, clean 
and comfortable. The staff is friendly and very helpful. A great place to relax and play.”
Bob D.
Sanford, MI
“Nearly thirty years of bi-annual visits to CCR have deepened our love for the resort and admiration for our hosts. The Rogers and their staff leave no stone unturned to make us feel very special and increase our anticipation for the idyllic stay we will have there. Unwind has a special meaning at CCR!”
Jan D.
Sanford, MI