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Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast

11977 Gilbert Rd., Empire, MI 49630
Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Right off 72 on the way to the lake. Absolutely loved this place. Our hosts, Van and Sharon's many talents were immediately apparent. Sharon is an amazing cook. Breakfast was some kind of omelet with some kind of soft white cheese and red peppers, served with thick crispy bacon. buttered toast muffins, fruit and juice. Van is a sculptor by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed one night as part of a golfing trip back in June 2014. Very welcoming hosts, fantastic breakfast (incredible cinnamon scones and maple cured bacon), clean and comfortable rooms. Hope to visit again soon. Recommended.

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Chicago
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8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you like your gardens hidden and your breakfasts hearty, this place is for you. Within easy reach of Sleeping Bear Dunes, great boutique towns and awesome restaurants, Susan and Van run a tight n' tidy lil b&b. All aspects of our stay (reservations, check in, finding recommendation for restaurant) were easy and low-keyed. Wonderful experience, highly recommended.

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Illinois
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18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited Sleeping Bear Dunes area last week and this B & B was a great location. It is a few miles outside of Empire but that was not a problem for us; it is also conveniently located to Glen Arbor. The hosts were friendly and very helpful and knowledgeable about what to see in the area, good restaurants, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This place was great for us. It is a well managed B&B in an old farm house. It is close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The owner gave us great info on seeing the dunes and on dining in the area. The owner is an artist and has many of his own art on display as well as great gardens.... More 

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Susan W, Owner at Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks! It is gratifying when our guests "get" what we are doing and appreciate it. More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

A recent visit to the Sleeping Bear Dunes area included a fabulous stay at Sleeping Bear B&b. I know why it is the number 1 rated inn - one expects good food, nice ambiance and helpful hosts. Sleeping Bear was over the top in all of these categories..breakfasts were the best we have ever had in our travels- Susan is... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed the week of 7/4 and felt exactly the same as the other couple. In fact, I asked my husband if he wrote it! We were welcomed by Van, walked into the house where Susan was sitting at her desk and did not even turn her head to greet us. We did have a chat over breakfast the next... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

My wife and I have only been to three B&B's and this place was not even close to the the way we feel they should be. The owners are Van and Susan. While Van tried to be accommodating and friendly, his wife seemed as if we were intruding on her home and did not say two words to us as... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I just returned last weekend from my first visit to the Sleeping Bear Dunes area and the Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast. I really can't speak highly enough of both the general area, and particularly this B&B. First off, the place is absolutely adorable. As someone else mentioned, it does look a bit cluttered at first, but then it all... More 

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Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

There are not an abundance of places to stay near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore but Susan and Van's B&B is very convenient and cozy if you don't happen to be going camping! When we first arrived, I wondered if we had made a misstep as the owners' collections of various things looked a bit cluttered. But the guest room... More 

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