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Premier location to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau Peninsula

Sleeping Bear Resort is centrally located half way between Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Voted most beautiful place in America by Good Morning America). The resort sits at the base of the Leelanau Peninsula which is home to more than 20 wineries and several quaint Lake Michigan coastal villages. The property is a very popular choice for planning your Michigan family reunion and can handle groups up to 54 people in eight rental units. Sleeping Bear sits on a bluff and occupies 450 feet of frontage overlooking the pristine and undeveloped Herendeene Lake, which is a 40 acre no-wake lake. You will see loons, eagles and lots of other wildlife during your stay at the resort. There is a beautiful sandy beach with kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, fishing boats and a large water trampoline for the guests to use free of charge. The resort was founded in 1971 and most recently purchased by Randy and Doreen Fosgard in 2012. Since that time, the accommodations and grounds have been totally renovated. The resort mission is to provide guests an experience that will last a lifetime.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 8 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Traverse City
  • Nearby Water Herendeene Lake
  • Open Dates All Year


Spend some time on the shores of Herendeene Lake during your next trip to Sleeping Bear Resort and you'll realize a day at the beach has never been so fun! Explore these picturesque shores at your own pace with kayaks, paddleboards, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes all available to use right onsite. The kids will love swimming out to the water trampoline for a day of fun in the sun. Start planning your getaway now!


Sleeping Bear Resort offers weekly stays (Saturday to Saturday) during the peak summer months. It is very popular for family reunions. Beginning in mid-August, shorter stays are available. The resort is open from the week leading up to Memorial Day until mid-March. Its central location near Lake Ann allows guests to easily explore Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, the coastal towns of Frankfort, Empire, Glen Arbor, Leland, Northport, Suttons Bay and Traverse City.


Sleeping Bear Resort's location near Traverse City offers golfers easy access to one of the hidden gems of the Midwest golf scene. You'll have easy access to more than a dozen courses just a short drive from your comfortable accommodations ranging from lengthy resort courses to challenging public options. Make sure to plan a tee time or two before you arrive!


Plan your next Northwest Michigan corporate retreat or off-site planning session at Sleeping Bear Resort. "The Lodge", a five-bedroom log home complete with knotty pine interior, a wraparound porch, and spacious living area is the perfect spot the enjoy the quintessential Midwest getaway while taking care of business as well. Plan team building activities on the water with the help of canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rentals. Venture a little further to visit Traverse City and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Business and pleasure blend perfectly at Sleeping Bear Resort!


Sleeping Bear Resort is a prime family reunion venue, as families are able to enjoy the outdoors of Northern Michigan, create long lasting memories, and participate in the events and activities that the area offers. The resort can accommodate groups of up to 54 people and the grounds ensure you have all the space to spread out together!


There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy during your stay at the Sleeping Bear Resort. Enjoy a day of exploring Herendeene Lake in your kayak or canoe, or just cast your fishing line in hopes of catching a trophy bass or blue gill. Take a hike along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or take a bike ride on the Betsie Valley Trail!


You'll make memories with the kids while fishing for panfish in the pristine waters of Herendeene Lake. Whether you stand at the sun-lit edge of the dock, the plastic cradle of your paddle boat, or the bench platform of our fishing boats, this moment is pure magic.


Surrounded by Michigan's nature, there really is no better place for a romantic trip than at Sleeping Bear Resort. The resort itself exudes rustic ambiance and only holds a small amount of visitors, so the experience will be intimate. Enjoy a boat ride on Herendeene Lake or hike along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. There's so much to do at this Michigan resort, you may have to plan another trip!


Sleeping Bear Resort is located on the bluffs of Michigan. The sights each day will take your breath away! If that's not enough for you, take a hike along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. There's so much beautiful nature to be seen, like Big Powderhorn Mountain, that you won't want to spend a second inside.


For a refreshing Michigan lakeside retreat there's no place better than the Sleeping Bear Resort. In the morning air slide your lake-light vessel over sand and into the rippled mirror of Herendeene Lake. The sunny surface cradles your floating hull, that bouncing buoy, a marker in time where memories are made.


Escape to Michigan and stay at Sleeping Bear Resort for your perfect honeymoon. The resort itself exudes rustic ambiance and only holds a small amount of visitors, so the experience will be intimate. Enjoy a boat ride on Herendeene Lake or hike along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Say I do to this ideal location, just as you've said I do to one another.

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

The six-bedroom Bear’s Den Cabin, five-bedroom Lodge, and six two-bedroom cabins are open to interpretation— a starting line for your next family tradition. The accommodations are filled with all the amenities and accessories for a great lakeside vacation! The lodge's deck area overlooking Herendeene Lake provides picturesque views you won't soon forget!


Choose the accommodations that best fit your group's needs during your next holiday retreat in Michigan! Sleeping Bear resort offers a five-bedroom lodge and two six bedroom cabins, which are perfect for whatever size group you have. During the summer months, get out and enjoy Herendeene Lake and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In the winter, cuddle up and enjoy the peace and quite of your cabin.

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker
  • Deck
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Picnic Tables
  • Refrigerator
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Gambling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Shuffle Board
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wineries
  • ATV/Fourwheeling
  • Beach
  • Biking/Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating & Watercraft
  • Boat Docks
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fire Pit(s)
  • Fishing Pier(s)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Outdoor Grill(s)
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Play Ground
  • Snowmobiling
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Nearest Airports

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) / 13.5 miles
  • Wexford County Airport (CAD) / 38.8 miles
  • Antrim County Airport (ACB) / 36.5 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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