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“Beautiful B&B in a beautiful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast

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Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 3 Empire B&B and Inns
Wyoming, MI
1 review
“Beautiful B&B in a beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

Great service, amazing breakfast, but watch your head :)

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

Our stay was absolutely fabulous. Every morning we were given the choice of breakfast at 8:30 or 9:15 which was great for planning early trips! Not to mention their usage of fresh local produce! The couple who runs this little B&B are genuine and enthusiastic about their little slice of heaven. We were able to fully see and travel the Sleeping Bear Dunes with great ease due to proximity of the location of our accommodations. By being out in the country - you can have peace and tranquility. It was nice to be away from the distractions. Most importantly - we LOVED the hammock.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Karliovach
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ann arbor michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

We stayed for two nights in the Sleeping Bear Room at the Sleeping Bear B&B and loved it. The place was so peaceful and so charming and Susan and Van were very hospitable hosts. The breakfasts were excellent and the room clean and comfortable. In particular, we appreciated being close enough to all of the places we wanted to go around Sleeping Bear Dunes and Leelenau peninsula without being in the midst of the traffic and noise in the towns. So quiet and peaceful!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank robd
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Manhattan, KS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

Stayed just one night, but wished for more (business meeting called us to Petoskey). Laid back atmosphere. The kitchen definitely sums up this very eclectic couple that run the place: organized chaos. Van's artwork is strewn on every open spot and Susan's garden and cooking supplies fill all the other niches. The charm of this old farmhouse is in the squeaky floorboards (yet, very quiet in rooms), dormers, and the smell of home cooked breakfast. We had the Sleeping Bear French toast with orange-rum syrup...YUM! Watched birds of all kinds flit and sit a while at the feeders just ouside the huge dining room window. At night, with baby monitor in hand (we travelled with a 2.5 year old) we headed out to enjoy a bottle of wine in the garden (lots of little sitting areas and charming lights strung make for an irresistible outing). We slept in the "Gilbert room", no picture on their website, but it had plenty of room (queen bed, a twin daybed, dresser, small dormer window with ac unit (ran quietly and kept room very comfie). Don't miss catching a bite to eat in Cedar (Cedar Rustic Inn? Can't remember the name of the restaurant, Susan will know. Awesome steak and perch!), heading in to Sleeping Bear Dunes Natiional Seashore, play park in Empire right on beach for kids, or heading north to Glen Arbor for some more great food and shopping.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank LittleAppleRed
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Rochester, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2010

Susan and Van are very engaging hosts. They are well educated and very informed about the area, willingly share their knowledge and make a mighty fine breakfast too. The Sleeping Bear room is very comfortable and quiet, eclectically appointed with antique wooden shovels. They have many wonderful books detailing the history of the area as well as interesting diversions.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank yeti01
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Additional Information about Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast

Property: Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast
Address: 11977 S Gilbert Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9599
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Empire
Number of rooms: 5
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