Welcome to Sleeping Bear Resort

Voted Best Mom & Pop Cabin Resort in Northern Michigan

Traverse Magazine 2016

Located on a bluff overlooking the beautiful and serene Herendeene Lake, Sleeping Bear Resort is exactly half-way between Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Traverse City. The resort’s lakefront lodging options consist of 6 Cabins, a 5 bedroom log home and a 6 bedroom farm home. ┬áThe property extends 450 feet along the eastern shore of the lake and includes a beautiful private beach with plenty of water toys for our guests to enjoy.

Sleeping Bear Resort is a popular destination for family reunions and for outdoor enthusiasts wishing to explore all that the Sleeping Bear Dunes region has to offer.

From Mid-June thru Mid-August, we offer Saturday-to-Saturday weekly rentals and during the Spring, Fall and Winter we offer shorter stays.

Top Daytime Excursions During your stay at Sleeping Bear Resort:

  • Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Take an adventure on one of the many hiking trails with outstanding views of Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • Stroll through the quaint little villages along the Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Discover the Grand Traverse Commons
  • Spend a day or afternoon at one of our beautiful beaches
  • Experience Downtown Traverse City
  • Visit our wineries, breweries, distilleries or cider houses
  • Take a scenic drive through the vineyards and fruit orchards throughout the rolling hills of the Leelanau Peninsula and Old Mission Peninsula


Types of Accommodations

The Lodge
The Lodge is a 5 bedroom log home with a wrap around covered porch overlooking Herendeene Lake.

Bear's Den
The Bear's Den is a 6 bedroom remodeled farm home with a beautiful view of Herendeene Lake.

All six Cabins are 470 square feet, can accommodate up to five people and have great views of Herendeene Lake.