Flat Iron Lake House


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The Flat Iron Lake House is located in the Flat Iron Lake Preserve in Greenville. It is primarily a Calvin College research facility, but is available for rental during the academic year for small educational meetings and overnight retreats (of 25 people or less).


Meeting space: The great room with fireplace can fit up to 25 people. In addition, the smaller living room and laboratory areas can fit 10-15 people each and are great for small group activities.

Kitchen: The Lake House has a recently remodeled kitchen with stove, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. It also has two 10-cup drip coffee makers. The kitchen is outfitted with an assortment of pots and pans for cooking and serving food, and table service for about 12.

Restrooms: There are two full baths on the main floor and a ¾ bath off the basement laboratory. No bath towels are provided; users must bring their own.

Sleeping accomodations: The house has two bedrooms with beds for four and five individuals, respectively. One additional bedroom has a single bed. The main classroom has ample floor space for people in sleeping bags. No bedding or linens are provided; users must bring their own sheets, pillows and sleeping bags.

Outdoor facilities: In season the deck provides a pleasant area for meetings, meals or just relaxing. Near the lake there is a fire pit which can be used. Users will need to bring their own wood. Docks provide access to the lake for fishing or relaxing by the water.


Rental is currently free to Calvin departments and student organizations. Christian Reformed churches and related agencies receive a 50% discount on the rental fee.

The standard fee applies for groups not affiliated with Calvin College: a half day (4 hours or less) is $150, and a full day (more than 4 to 24 hours) is $250.

Make a Reservation

Please note: The Flat Iron Lake House is not available for private events such as weddings, parties, etc.

Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. All reservations must be approved by the Preserve Director. Once approved, your information will be passed on to an event coordinator in Campus Events, who will work with you to handle the remaining details.

Reservations must be made at least 15 days before the event. To rent the facilities, contact Julie Wilbourn. Please have the following information available:
- Organization name and address
- Purpose of event
- Preferred dates, times & alternates
- Number of participants
- Contact name, phone & e-mail

Please read our Reservation Guidelines for more information about the facility.

Flat Iron Lake House




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