About Us

The Ottawas called it Waugonawskisa...The French fur traders and missionaries called it L'Arbre Croche – Welcome to the land of the crooked tree.


The massive gnarled tree of three centuries past is gone. The beauty, the magnificent solitude it identified remains. Still, too, at L'Arbre Croche are the area's natural undulations, the birch, pines and ferns, the natural fragrances of the Northern Michigan woodland. And, of course, the crystal waters of Little Traverse Bay and an almost unbelievable sandy beach.

Homes and condominiums, individually designed, blend naturally with terrain and coloration.

Tennis, pool and sauna facilities are centrally located for the enjoyment of all members and guests. A beach house, serving summer lunches, and a fleet of kayaks are located at the water's edge. 

L'Arbre Croche is the ultimate private, year round residential, resort community offering the finest in family recreation.

L'Arbre Croche Club facilities include beach, pool and tennis courts. The beach snack bar serves a lunch menu in the summer months. Social events with catered dinners and live music are held on the beach. The tennis program is very active under the direction of a full-time tennis pro with mixers and tennis camps. Other activities include a children's day camp, sailing and golf outings at nearby golf courses throughout the summer season.





Harbor Springs, MI