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Whaleback Inn

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1757 N. Manitou Trail, M-22, Leland, MI 49654
Whaleback Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed June 30-July 4, 2015; Room #23 with view of Lake Leelanau, double queen room. It was quite spacious for the two of us. I appreciate that the sink was separate from the shower/commode area. Includes a nice little fridge that kept ice frozen, and drinks cold. The property is old, but the innkeepers have made many improvements, modernizations,... More 

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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was just perfect, I can't say enough about it. Tammie & Scott are real people and wonderful host/hostess that we have ever experienced! The cottage was very clean, fresh linens every day which was a bonus. There was not one thing that was missing for our wants and needs. It was our 25th anniversary and when we got... More 

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Navarre, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scott and Tammy, the owners of the whaleback inn were wonderful hosts. The room we stayed in was the king size bed with whirlpool tub and panoramic views of lake leelanau. We travel a lot, and the room was as clean and well designed as we have had. Stayed for a weekend and the bed was so comfortable I didn't... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good experience in nice clean room. Scott and Tammie are very helpful and friendly! Breakfast was excellent and well done. Highly recommend as a launching pad for exploring Lealanau county. Be careful with the driveway. Somewhat blind leaving

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Wabash, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the Inn was. Felt more like a B&B than a place to stay. The staff were so friendly. We would recommend anyone wanting a nice getaway place to stay to give the Inn a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Tammie and Scott were fabulous hosts in what feels very much like a B&B. Breakfasts are on the large front porch on top of a hill overlooking Lake Leelanau. We stayed in the King Lakeview Room and woke to a sunrise every morning. This place is top-notch.

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Dearborn, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Stayed 2 nights last week (Sun. May 10 and Mon. May 11). We were the only occupants since it's off season but the owners were very accommodating and friendly. The room was small but clean and neat with a nice view (excellent shower). Wireless worked great (nice to sit on on the deck and look at the lake while working).... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We usually stay on the Bay side of Leelanau but this time decided to stay closer to Fishtown and Leland. This hotel over looks Lake Leelanau. Simply beautiful in the Fall with all the colors on the trees. The room was very clean and there is a breakfast room a couple doors down where we stayed that had a microwave,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wonderful location for winter trails, wineries and restaurants. Comfortable accommodations with terrific hosts. We enjoyed our stay and will return. Loved the peace and quiet of the off season. Not many places are open but just enough for us.

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Novi, Mi.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stayed at the WHALEBACK for 3 glorious days at the end of August (friend's daughter got married in town.) LOVED THE WHALEBACK! Owners Scott &Tammy do an amazing job of keeping their guests happy & comfortable. People can call it a B&B- but I'll call it a Lodge, cuz I'm not a fan of B&Bs. This place rocks! Clean,comfortable,cozy,... More 

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