Tyler Place Family Resort history spans six generations from an 1800s tenting community to today’s highly acclaimed destination family resort. On the Inn lawn where our grandparents met as 10-year-olds in 1874, our own grandchildren and guest children play today, sharing a common history of indelible family vacation memories.
The land, which is now The Tyler Place Family Resort, combines a former dairy farm and Victorian mineral waters spa and park. In the late 1890s our grandparents, great aunts and uncles, and their friends from surrounding towns hauled children, tents, and housekeeping paraphernalia to the shores of Shipyard Bay, where, for a few weeks out of the summer, they explored the woods, picked berries, rowed about in boats, went fishing, built tree huts, swam, had cook-outs over campfires, watched the moon rise over the lake, star-gazed, and relaxed. Later, family cottages replaced the tent sites, trains and automobiles replaced the horse-drawn wagons, but the flavor of summer has always remained the same.