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 morning, as we were the only guests that night, and she was complaining about not getting good help, having to clean and work so hard. Well, when we are paying you $250 per night, we don't want to hear about that. Either sell the place or just fake it and collect your money.
On the plus side, the king bed in our room was very comfy with nice linens as advertised. Breakfast was good, and the biscuits were exceptional. On the negative side (other than hospitality), we had a porch with rockers, but it had not been swept in some time. The notes in the bathroom about why we had to use the white towels felt mean. I felt like my mean aunt was going to come in and yell at me. The couple seem to collect everything, which fills the house. Not a stack of 5 magazines, but hundreds of mags, books, knick knacks, you name it. it...You could call it eclectic or you could call it hoarding. Also felt dark and musty. Open up the windows, dust out the corners, get rid of 50% and you'd have a fresh place.
OK, so if you just need a great bed, good biscuits and no small talk, this is the place for you.
- Also Known As:
- Sleeping Bear Hotel Empire
- Sleeping Bear b&b