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We have Wireless Internet Service in all meeting and lodging rooms at KBS.

Meeting Rooms (link to meeting room dimensions)
he Conference Center offers 11 flexible meeting rooms, accommodating groups from 2 to 120.  From an auditorium that seating 120 classroom-style  to an executive boardroom seating 14, from a basic classroom to the historic elegance of the W. K. Kellogg Manor House. All meeting rooms are in close proximity to terraces, patios, or beautiful lake vistas, creating excellent sites for your refreshments and breaks. We are located on 32 acres on beautiful Gull Lake. We have wireless internet in all meeting rooms.

For a lodge cabin style secluded meeting site, we offer Spruce Lodge (located at the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary-1 mile from KBS).


The Conference Center offers several rooming styles. We have (30) apartments in VanderPloeg and Sherriff Halls. All apartments are equipped with a kitchenette, full-size refrigerators and stoves or microwaves, desk with chair, fans, TV's with Dish Network, wireless internet, and private bathroom. The apartments can host 77 people in total.

One room (efficiency) apartments with two twin beds in room 11' 5" X 14'  living area, kitchenette and private bathroom with shower. One room apartments sleep 1 to 2 people.

Two room apartments offer two twin beds in room and a sleeper couch in 17' 4' X 9' 10" living room, (1) 10' x 10' bedroom, kitchenette, private bathroom with tub. These apartments sleep 1 to 3 people.

Orchard Dorm Suites each have two twin beds, bathrooms shared between two rooms (4 beds/1 bathroom per suite) with separate vanity areas that include a sink and counter space, a small refrigerator, in-room phones, fans, desk with chair, computer network connections, wireless internet and TV's with cable. The 12 Orchard Dorm Suites sleep 48 people in total.

We have three (3) Cabins overlooking Windmill Island offering an inexpensive option for groups who prefer bunk-style lodging with Cabin A sleeping 6 people in same room, with living room and bathroom. Cabin B sleeping 16 people with beds in two separate rooms (2 bathroom stalls & 2 showers in bathroom), dorm size refrigerator and microwave and Cabin C sleeping 20 people with all beds in the same room (3 bathroom stalls & 2 showers in bathroom), full size refrigerator and microwave. No additional cooking facilities are available inside cabins. The Cabins sleep 42 people in total.

Carriage House Apartment - The apartment has 4 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, air conditioning and is fully furnished. Sleeps 6-7 people. 1425 square feet.

All housing is within walking distance to meeting rooms and McCrary Dining Hall.
Air conditioning in Cabins, Caretaker's Cottage and Carriage House Apartment only.

Housekeeping - To reduce the amount of water used in housekeeping, no daily towel, linen or cleaning service will be provided during your stay. Rooms will be cleaned upon departure. We are adopting environmental procedures and policies. We invite you to join with us to conserve water by using your towels and linen more than once. In addition to decreasing water and energy consumption, you help us reduce the amount of detergent waste water that must be recycled within our community. Extra linen, provided upon request.

Dining & Our Professional Catering Team


Our Chef offers superb meals, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our friendly McCrary Dining Room and Deck Area overlooking beautiful Gull Lake. All meals served in McCrary Dining Hall are buffet style and include beverages, bread, full salad bar, soups, entree and dessert. All guests will receive the same selection. All meals in McCrary Dining Hall are served chef's choice. During meal service there may be multiple conference groups, KBS staff, students and/or researchers served along with your group.

Our chef has created many fun and delicious options for your meals -- barbeques and ethnic themes to formal plated or buffet receptions served at the W.K. Kellogg Manor House (next door to McCrary Dining Hall).

We have wireless internet, a ceiling mounted LCD projector, large screen and TV with Dish Network in McCrary Dining Hall. Private meals may be served in the Kellogg Manor House.

Standard audio/visual equipment in our meeting package includes TV/VCR, flip charts, easels, podium, slide projectors, overhead projectors, projection screens, microphones, and telephone conferencing.   Ceiling mounted LCD projectors are in Auditorium, Terrace Room, Carriage House and all classrooms.

We have (16) posterboards (8' wide by 42" high - 2 sided and free standing),
rental fee of $4.00 each includes set up and take down. Please reserve in advance.


The W.K. Kellogg Conference Center offers a number of recreational activities.  Enjoy swimming, fishing in Gull Lake (with license),  volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Or take a walk along the trails on our quarter-mile lakefront where you will come upon a pagoda and gardens, a reflection pool, and picnic areas.  Go bird watching, tell stories around a bonfire, watch a beautiful sunset over the lake or stay up late and go star-gazing.  The Orchard Dorm Suites offer an activity room open to all guests, equipped with a tavern sized pool table, TV/VCR, cable TV and air conditioning.

Related Areas of Interest

Area Attractions
  • Numerous Championship Golf Courses
  • Gilmore Car Museum
  • Kalamazoo Air Museum
  • Bittersweet Ski Resort
  • Timber Ridge Ski Resort
  • Echo Valley Sledding Park
  • Fort Custer Park, Mountain Bike Trails
  • Full Blast Water Park
  • Theatre, Shopping, Bowling, Etc.

Visit www.discoverkalamazoo.com for more off-site excursions.