Friday, January 6, 2012

Places to Stay in and Near Leland, Michigan

Falling Waters Lodge

This picturesque lodge features unique rooms with lovely views of Lake Leelanau, Lake Michigan, the waterfalls, Leland river and of course Fishtown. Relax and enjoy the stunning sunsets! The accommodations offer special amenities including kitchens, Loft Suites and even a Penthouse with a spiral staircase. FALLING WATERS LODGE is ideally situated for beauty and convenience. Whatever your interests are: Walking through the quaint shops, taking part in cultural outings, enjoying the many outdoor activities, charter fishing or just a getaway weekend and the great foods of Leland...Falling Waters Lodge is the place to stay! April-November only.

200 West Cedar, PO Box 345, Leland, Michigan 49654
Phone: (231) 256-9832

Fountain Point Resort

Established in 1889, this National Historic Site with 19 cottages of all different sizes and an eight-room bed & breakfast style hotel is located on the shores of Lake Leelanau, in the middle of beautiful Leelanau County.

Open May - October
990 South Lake Leelanau Dr
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653


On the shore of Lake Michigan's Good Harbor Bay in beautiful Leelanau County, Jolli-Lodge is a classic resorts that offers visitors the perfect "home base" from which to partake of three seasons of vacation fun. Nestled amidst the trees just 3 miles south of Leland, we offer a variety of lodging choices for groups large and small. Mid May to Nov. 1st.

29 N. Manitou Trail, Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Leland Lodge Resort & Restaurant

18 Oakwood-appointed lodge rooms and 5 fully-equipped guest cottages. Large deck for outdoor dining overlooking the Leland Country Club and beautiful Lake Leelanau. Open all year. Four blocks from Fishtown.

565 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 344
Leland, Michigan 49654
(231) 256-9848

Leland Rentals

Vacation rentals in and around the Village of Leland.

302 N Main St, PO Box 636, Leland, Michigan 49654
(231) 256-9211

Snowbird Inn Bed & Breakfast

Romantic peaceful retreat. close to Leland, yet nestled on 18 private acres. Our lovingly restored turn-of-the-century home features spacious guest rooms with private baths. Guests enjoy lavish breakfasts, wifi, and central air. Lake Michigan is a short walk from our door. Year-round.

M-22; South of Leland, Leland, Michigan 49654
231 256-9773

The Riverside Inn

An intimate and historic setting with outdoor dinning available alongside the Leland River. Our award winning wine list complements the fresh local ingredients on our world inspired menus. Dinner nightly and Sunday brunch. Reservations recommended. Off season hours vary.

302 E. River Street, PO Box 1135, Leland, Michigan 49654
(231) 256-9971 or 1-888-257-0102

Traditions Bed & Breakfast

Secluded country inn nestled in the woods. Charm and elegance with antiques and treasures throughout. Private baths, full breakfast, central location.

1800 N. Eagle Highway, Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Whaleback Inn

Family memories always in season! Well appointed lakeview rooms-cottage suites with fireplaces -a deluxe king whirlpool room -a family cottage -relaxing porch overlooking Lake Leelanau -private sundeck and dock -nightly or weekly reservations welcome! One mile south of Leland on M-22.

1757 N. Manitou Trail, P.O. Box 1125, Leland, Michigan 49654
231-256-9090 or 800-942-5322

Places to Stay in Northport and Omena

We encourage you to visit our local businesses whether you’re visiting Northport and Omena for an afternoon, a day, a week or making our lovely community your permanent residence.

You’ll be surprised at the wide array of products and services available. Plus you’ll like doing business with our friendly shop keepers. We look forward to having you visit!

The Carriage House

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE is an attractive dwelling overlooking Northport Bay. This rental vacation home has many features including a garage, washer and dryer, expansive deck and fireplace.

For more information contact:
George W. Anderson

Sunrise Landing Motel

Sunrise Landing is located 22 miles North of Traverse City and 3 miles South of Northport on M-22. The resort is situated right on West Grand Traverse Bay with 150' of clean sandy beach. All units have views of the bay and open up onto a large grassy yard where there is plenty of room for the kids to run and play.

The beach, just a few steps from each room, has a nice swimming area and plenty of sand to build a castle. Evenings enjoy a beach fire and watch the stars.

Richard and Jeannie Stearns
6530 N. West Bay Shore Drive
Northport, MI 49670


GPS Coordinates N 45 4.696 W 85 35.505

Omena Sunset Lodge Bed and Breakfast

Dave and Linda Jacobs
12819 Tatch Road
P.O. Box 242
Omena, MI 49674


Old Mill Pond Inn

Bed and Breakfast located in a large Victorian home overlooking Northport's Mill Pond. Owner David Chrobak also caters and offers a selection of yummy birthday and wedding cakes. To book a room, schedule a catered event or order a cake please contact David at 231-386-7341.

The Old Mill Pond Inn
202 West Third Street
P.O. Box 276
Northport, MI 49670

David Chrobak, Proprietor

Northport Bay Retreat
6512 N. West Bay Shore Drive
Northport, MI 49670


Bayshore Cabins

These Lake Michigan cabins are available to rent from May through October. Check our Web page for current rates. Daily rentals are only available during May, June, September, and October; call for rates. Special off season rates offered.

Bayshore Cabins
10890 N. Shore Drive
PO Box 351
Northport, MI 49670

phone 1 (866) 303-5402 toll free, or
phone (231) 386-5402

Places to Stay in Suttons Bay

To get the most out of your shopping, dining, cultural or business visit to Suttons Bay and beautiful Leelanau County, consider spending the night! Experience Michigan's premier northwest coast in a tranquil environment far away from city crowds. Suttons Bay area accommodations are all unique, memorable and owner managed. There's someplace special for every budget ranging from cozy downtown B&B's to luxury wineries and historic waterfront resorts.

Fountain Point Resort

Historic lakefront resort for families, weddings, and special events. Sleeps 130 people.

990 S Lake Leelanau Drive
Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Phone: (231) 256-9800


Guest House

B & B with water view. Queen beds with continental breakfast. Dining, shopping and beaches within a short walk.

504 Saint Joseph Street

Phone: (231) 271-3776


Korner Kottage Bed & Breakfast

In the Heart of Suttons Bay - 4 Guestrooms w/ Private Baths. Gourmet Breakfasts, WIFI, Cable, A/C, Refrigerator in Room.

503 N Saint Joseph Street

Phone: 888-552-2632


Red Lion Motor Lodge

Quality, affordable lodging. Country setting, West Bay views. Efficiencies & townhouses. Pets welcome.

4290 S West Bayshore Drive
Suttons Bay, Michigan 49682

Phone: (231) 271-6694

Sunrise Landing Motel & Resort

Scenic, peaceful & quiet, sandy beach. Near shops, restaurants, wineries & casino. Daily/weekly rates.

6530 N W Bayshore Drive
Northport, Michigan 49670

Phone: (231) 386-5010

Traditions Bed & Breakfast

Country elegance in a quiet woodland location offering warm hospitality, central location, private baths and a formal breakfast.

1800 N Eagle Highway
Lake Leelanau, Michigan 49653

Visit UpNorth Vacation Rentals

We manage homes, cottages and condos in Suttons Bay and throughout Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties for vacations. Open all year! Own a property? As about our management services.

Winter Hours- Monday - Friday, 9 - 5 pm
Summer Hours- Monday - Sunday, 9 - 5 pm, Sunday hours limited hours

600 West Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Phone: (231) 922-8922 or 800-901-8922

Whaleback Inn

Cottages, suites, lakeview rooms overlooking Lake Leelanau. Open year round, private dock, nightly/weekly stays.

1757 N Manitou Trail
Leland, Michigan 49654

Phone: (231) 256-9090 or 800-942-5322

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Places to Stay in and Near Glen Arbor and Glen Lake, Michigan

Beach Walk 5 & 6

At The Homestead. This relaxing 2/2 beachfront condo sleeps six. Tastefully decorated with spectacular views of Lake Michigan from living/dining, kitchen areas and master bedroom (king bed). Sandy beach included.

PO Box 425
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4430
Web Site:

Bluewater House

NEW 2005! West shore of Big Glen Lake. Two bedroom suites sleep seven max. Full kitchens, patios. Interconnecting room rental available. Summer: weekly, Fall, Winter, Spring: lodging (2 night min.), optional B&B.

7929 S. Glen Lake Rd.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4996
Web Site:

Duneswood Resort

Open all year, pet friendly, WiFi. Catering to womyn and their friends. On 7 acres of woods near the Dune Climb. Bikes to rent. Limited camping June-October.

7194 S. Dunes Hwy. (M109)
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: 231-668-6789
Web Site:

Empire Lakeshore Inn

Open year'round. Locally owned & operated. Cable TV, phone, Wi-Fi, A/C. Kitchenettes available. Clean & comfy! Each room with a unique theme! Great Rates! Corner of M-22 & M72.

P.O. Box Box 537
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: 231-326-5145
Web Site:

Foothills Motel & Cafe

Year round resort/motel with eight clean comfortable rooms. Restaurant on site serving breakfast & lunch until 3 p.m. Quiet country setting close to golf, skiing, public beaches and Glen Arbor. No pets.

7097 S. Dunns Farm Rd
Maple City, MI 49664
Phone: 231-334-3495
Web Site:

Glen Arbor Lakeshore Inn Motel

Located in downtown Glen Arbor. Just two blocks from Lake Michigan. We offer excellent accommodations at reasonable rates. Call for further information.

5793 S. Ray St., (M-22) PO Box 265
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-3773
Fax: 231-334-6121
Web Site:

Glen Craft Marina & Resort

Luxurious beachfront suites and rustic cottages offer gorgeous views of beautiful Glen Lake. A handcrafted log exterior with 1-3 bedroom suites available. Overlooks marina with boat rentals, boat sales & service. VISA/MC & Discover accepted.

6391 S. Lake St.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4556
Web Site:

Glen Craft Villas

Beautiful beach front villas on Big Glen. Well equipped kitchens, fireplaces, fire pit, raft, shuffleboard, sauna, tennis, basketball. Weekly rentals at valued prices. 3 night minimum off season. No pets.

6375 S. Krull Lane PO Box 38
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-3969 or 512-787-9285
Web Site:

Glen Lake Cottages

Fantastic location on Little Glen Lake. Beautiful, sandy-bottomed, shallow waer. Great for kids! Enjoy one or take all three cottages for family reunions. Rowboat, canoe and pedal boat.

7627 S. Dune Hwy.
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: 231-334-3960
Web Site:

Glen Lodge

Big Glen Lake, west shore. Furnished suites. Sleep 4-6. September 15 - June 15 weekends ($100 + tax, 2 night minimum). June 15 - September 15 weekly ($1000-1200). Fireplace, fire pit, skiing, hiking, biking, Wi-Fi, swimming, fishing. Guests must furnish all linens.

7953 S. Glen Lake Rd.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4656
Web Site:

Grandpa's Place

Grandpa's Place is a one room studio nestled in a quiet corner of downtown Glen Arbor. The location offers privacy while allowing guests the opportunity to be able to take advantage of walking to all the recreation, dining and shopping that Glen Arbor has to offer.
A view from your window might find deer feeding from the deer feeder or humming birds sipping nectar from their feeders.

Brightly colored flowers adorn window boxes in the summer months and a small outside deck provides the perfect location to enjoy a picnic supper. In the winter months you can cross country ski or snowshoe right out your door and into the woods.

Bill and Dotti Thompson are anxious to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

• 2 Queen Beds (Sleeps Four)
• Linens Provided
• Iron & Board
• Coffee Pot
• Microwave
• Refrigerator

5926 S.W. Manitou Tr. (M-22) PO Box 351
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4486
Web Site:

Indigo Bluffs RV Resort

Spacious sites, on-site amenities and pool. RV Park welcomes towables. Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Seasonal rentals. Motorcoach only section offers rental and ownership options. May through October.

6760 W. Empire Hwy. PO Box 375
Empire, MI 49636
Phone: 231-326-5050
Web Site:

J&A Chalets

A-Frame cottages on the north shore of Little Glen Lake. Each chalet has three bedrooms, all facilities, furnished except sheets & pillow cases, fishing boat included. No pets/smoking. Limit 5-6 persons. Dr. John Polomsky.

7349 W. Day Forest Rd.
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: 231-334-6226

LeBear Resort

Pamper yourself at the beautiful LeBear Luxury Resort and Spa on the shores of Lake Michigan overlooking the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and club room.

5705 Lake St. P.O. Box 70
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-2500
Web Site:

Maple Lane Motel Resort

Reasonable rates. Boats, beach and other amenities. Open all year. For more information, check out our website.

8720 Dorsey Rd.
Empire, MI 49630
Phone: 231-334-3413
Web Site:

McCahill's Crossing

On M22, just south of the Narrows Bridge. Newly remodeled four-room motel offers affordable lodging in the Glen Arbor area. Dairy bar offers delicious home-made ice cream, old-fashioned sodas as well as retail. Check website for opening date!

6999 W. MacFarlane Rd.
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4891 or 800-707-5921
Web Site:

South Beach at the Homestead

Homestead Resort one bedroom condominium on Lake Michigan with sugar sand beach. Ground floor unit, fully furnished and very attractive, Sleeps up to 4 people. No pets. Open year round.

6200 Maple City Rd.
Maple City, MI 49664
Phone: 231-633-5041 or 231-228-6201
Web Site:

Sylvan Inn B&B

In 1885, George Grady built this historic landmark Inn and appropriately named it Grady's Inn. A fine boarding house for lumbermen, it wasn't until around 1910 that George renamed the Inn and began catering to vacationing folks enjoying the dunes and lakes.

Lots of things have changed since those early days but some things remain just the way George liked them:

- The Inn's quiet corner location just a block from downtown Glen Arbor where you can enjoy the shops, galleries, restaurants and Lake Michigan beaches and just a mile from the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

- Perfectly clean, inviting rooms.

- Fresh breakfast with great coffee.

We'd like to think George would approve of the changes made since:

- 14 tastefully updated guest rooms.

- Spa & sauna.

- Complimentary wi-fi, guest computer, refrigerator & ice machine.

- Great wrap-around porch!

Come join us at this perfect home away from home!

6680 Western Ave PO Box 39
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-4333
Web Site:

The Homestead

AMERICA'S FRESHWATER RESORT - Northern Michigan's largest waterfront resort community, located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a unit of the National Park Service. Along with its unmatched natural setting and miles of frontage on Lake Michigan and the Crystal River, it has four small hotels nestled in the woods or perched on a sandy bluff with spectacular views of Lake Michigan.

Open year round, The Homestead has golf, tennis, swimming pools, sandy beach and kayaking in the summer. It also partners with Manitou Passage Golf Club, one of Golfweek's Best New Courses, to offer special packages. In the winter, it is a full-service ski resort with downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. There are several restaurants, shops and a luxuriously-appointed spa. The Homestead has a selection of award-winning wedding sites and reception facilities for large or small weddings, family reunion planning and meeting/conference facilities.

Wood Ridge Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Phone: 231-334-5000
Web Site:

Villa Glen

Fabulous location on Big Glen Lake, southeast shore. Sandy beach, safe swimming, gorgeous sunsets. Postcard views of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Alligator Hill. Laundry, beachfront campfires, swings, recreational equipment, paddleboards. Summer: weekly only. Discounts--spring, fall.

4516 Villa Glen Dr
Maple City, MI 49664
Phone: 231-334-3704 or 616-846-4567
Web Site:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Leelanau Businesses

Visit Leelanau Wineries for a listing of Wineries and Vineyards in Leelanau County.

Leelanau County is home to many wonderful and diverse businesses. Interesting boutiques, shops, children's clothing, well drilling, restaurants, jewelry stores to name just a few. You can buy and sell Leelanau Real Estate and your cottages and family homes.

There is a Leelanau Business that is just perfect for what you need. Some of our favorites include these Leelanau County Businesses:

Suttons Bay Businesses

Businesses which are popular in Suttons Bay and Leelanau County include:

Grocery Stores and Catering

Hansen Foods of Suttons Bay
Hansen Foods, The Good Cook's Store, is the grocery store in Suttons Bay. A full service grocery store conveniently located right off M22 (Bay Shore Drive). Farm fresh produce, a full hot deli, Premium Angus Beef, the largest wine selection in Leelanau Peninsula, and even dairy fresh milk in glass bottles like we grew up with!

Ethnic Garden Catering Peggy Donaghy, Leelanau and Suttons Bay Caterer at 231-271-3697 or 231-499-1238 - Offers full-service catering for weddings or parties from 10 to 450 people . Serving Leelanau County and northern Michigan for over a decade working with local producers of vegetables, cheeses, and meats to bring you only the finest Leelanau has to offer. Specialties include pastries, desserts, focaccia and European style breads, and wood-grilled meats.

Hair Care, Salons, Manicures, Pedicures

Bayside Salon at 231-271-6995 - in downtown Suttons Bay is the only full service salon for women, men and children in Leelanau County. Whether you are visiting northern Michigan or live in Suttons Bay or surrounding community call Bayside Salon for your hair cuts, hair care, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing and all around pampering to your personal needs.

Leelanau Marinas and Boat Rental

Glen Lake Marine at 231-326-5666 of Empire near Glen Arbor delivers to the narrows of Glen Lake featuring daily and weekly boat rentals to meet all your boating and water recreational needs including personal watercraft. Pontoon boats, Jet-Skis, Deck Boats and Fishing Boats. Glen Lake Marine is the home of Manitou Motorsports. Free delivery to Glen Lake. Glen Lake, Mi.

Leland Marina
Situated in historic Fishtown - Up on the main street in Leland, which is just a quick walk across a parking lot you will be delighted to discover the charming, and historic, fishing village of Leland, Michigan. Leland is known for many things including Fishtown. Take time to stop and explore this vacation site.

Suttons Bay Marina
Located near the heart of downtown Suttons Bay. Close to Known Books and area shops and restaurants.

Gift Shops - Specialty Stores - Retail Stores

The Pennington Collection of Northport - The Fun Gift Store Behind the Pink Bench
The Pennington Collection in Northport, Michigan - 231-386-9890 - is open all year. Known as the fun gift store in downtown Northport with the bright pink bench in front of the store. Conveniently located on Mill Street across the street from Tom's Market, practically next door to Barb's Bakery and one block from the Northport Harbor Marina and Park. The Pennington Collection is filled with can't resist gift items for you, your home, your friends and family. Always on hand are affordable gifts for children to buy, and an entire section of the store is devoted to a huge selection of greeting cards. Definitely well worth the trip to the tip of Leelanau County.

Suttons Bay Stores
Suttons Bay is a lovely year 'round village surrounded to the east by the bay, and snuggged in under the hills along the shore. Our downtown main street business district is lined with shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, a movie theatre and a few delightful antique and resale shops. Suttons Bay is located about 15 miles (about 20 minutes if traveling the speed limit!) north of Traverse City on M-22.

Leelanau Builders, Custom Home Builders, and Construction Companies, Cottage Remodeling

Maple Hill Builders - 231.271.4009 - A Schaub Family Father and Son construction and home builder team with a crew of six craftsmen. A General Contractor specializing in building residential new homes and remodeling homes and remodeling cottages in Leelanau County and Grand Traverse County. Headquartered in Suttons Bay, Michigan, they use the latest technologies and the internet to stay in touch with their clients through every process of building or remodeling your home or cottage on the Leelanau Peninsula. Maple Hill Builders is the ideal general contractor construction and home building solution offering on time, on budget completed projects which meet your deadlines.

Lennerth Quality Construction Call Curt Lennerth at 231.590.5919

Sheet Metal, Mechanical Contractors

Leelanau Sheet Metal
Leelanau Sheet Metal at 231.218.5764 is the leading source of custom sheet metal duct work for builders and consumers. They install and fabricate custom heating systems to fit any home or commercial building. Licensed Mechanical Contractors in Leelanau County since 1981.

Leelanau Growers, Vineyards, Flowers, Agriculture

Omena Cut Flowers
Omena Cut Flowers' Photo Gallery
A Widely Known Must-Experience Leelanau Destination! A U-Pick flower farm located 7 miles north of Suttons Bay on M-22 in Leelanau County (sign visible along M-22) - Open dawn 'til dusk daily, May through October with 23 beds to pick from with over 40 varieties of annuals and perennials grown. There is a self service shed on premises with jars of water, scissors, etc.

Glen Lake Marine Boat Rentals in Glen Lake Michigan

Glen Lake Marine at 231-326-5666 of Empire near Glen Arbor delivers to the narrows of Glen Lake featuring daily and weekly boat rentals to meet all your boating and water recreational needs including personal watercraft. Pontoon boats, Jet-Skis, Deck Boats and Fishing Boats. Glen Lake Marine is the home of Manitou Motorsports. Free delivery to Glen Lake.