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1757 N. Manitou Trail, M-22, Leland, MI 49654
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Whaleback Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Leland B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • 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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Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whaleback Inn was the perfect place to stay while enjoying the Leelanau Penninsula and the Leelanau wine tour. The location is perfect and near great restaurants. We had a beautiful view of Lake Leelanau from our porch. It's close to beaches to enjoy Lake Leelanau, Lake Michigan, or the quaint towns surrounding the area. But best were the Innkeepers,... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like most places in Leland, The Whaleback is quite rustic. Think log themed rooms, with earthy tones. We met the owner, Scott, and you can tell he works hard to make your stay enjoyable. He brought us beach towels, in case we wanted to swim. The main benefits of this place: breakfast, solid wifi, location Breakfast: basic continental, but served... More

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Macomb, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent two weeks in August 2014 exploring the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. In the process we stayed at 7 different bed and breakfasts. The first thing I’d like to say is that it’s really hard to compare B&Bs: by their very nature they are different and often quirky. However, I’ll do my best.... More

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Durham, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were in awe at the beautiful setting of the Whaleback Inn! It sits atop a hill overlooking Lake Leelanau and is backed by a large wooded lot. The room was terrific - the furnishings were all log style - very clean and spacious. The Inn provided a Community Room for use 24/7 which included a large refrigerator, ice, purified... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I visited Leland for the first time for a wedding. This darling little hotel suits the town. It is as simple and peaceful as Leland. Our first thought is that it was small and I found it odd that the sink was part of the room instead of the bathroom. However, it really is cute and lovely.... More

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Omaha, NE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were pretty happy we found this place. It was very clean with really fun rooms the kids loved. They even had a little dock we watched the 4th of July fireworks from. The family who owns it is really nice, too.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Tammie and Scott are great hosts. A lovely place to stay. Great breakfast. Property is beautifully maintained and very clean. Great find as we were wandering through Michigan. Definitely would like to come back!

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Detroit, Michigan
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522 reviews 522 reviews
105 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Perfect view. Just stayed here for a wedding. I was very impressed. The view, the service, everything. The owners were easy to work with. They have a great breakfast and community room. You can walk down to the water and take in the view, or you can have a seat on the massive porch and look at the view. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a newly remodeled cottage suite with small kitchen, separate bedroom and wood burning fireplace. Loved it. Continental breakfast each morning on the wraparound porch with great view. Owners were helpful. Location. Good. Close to Fishtown, dunes, etc.

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I just spent the weekend in this lovely Inn. Scott and Tammy are wonderful hosts. The room I had was one of the very few without a view, which I knew going in and that was fine because all I had to do was open my door and enjoy the location. Everything was very clean and the bed was comfortable.... More

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Address: 1757 N. Manitou Trail, M-22, Leland, MI 49654
Location: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Leland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Whaleback Hotel Leland

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