We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Duneswood Resort
Nearby Hotels
Empire Lakeshore Inn(Empire)(Great Value!)
US$126
US$119
Hotwire.com
View Deal
Very Good 4/5
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$98
US$94
Booking.com
View Deal
Average 3/5
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Honor Motel(Honor)(Great Value!)
US$84
Booking.com
View Deal
Great 4.5/5
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$113
US$96
Booking.com
View Deal
Good 3.5/5
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Northwoods Lodging(Beulah)(Great Value!)
US$107
Travelocity
View Deal
Great 4.5/5
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Crystal Lake Resort(Beulah)(Great Value!)
US$130
Travelocity
View Deal
Great 4.5/5
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
The Hotel Frankfort(Frankfort)(Great Value!)
US$105
US$97
Booking.com
View Deal
Very Good 4/5
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Very Good 4/5
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
No availability for your dates from our partners
Great 4.5/5
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (177)
Filter reviews
177 results
Traveller rating
98
59
13
6
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
98
59
13
6
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscommunity roomdune climbfire pitthe ownerbike trailgreat locationglen arborsleeping bear dunesheritage trailcommon roomfull kitchenshared kitchensleepy bearsleeping bagnational parkstay there againgreat place to stay
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
170 - 175 of 177 reviews
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great inn keepers! So easy to rent bikes and helmets too. Great girls and a wonderful garden with a surprise at night. Super quiet and each room has its own personality. This resort is close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Bike Trail. Empire , Michigan a must see!!

Room Tip: No Pool, but Lake Michigan is just around the corner. ;D
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank goodwillbabe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie R, Owner at Duneswood Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Thanks for letting us know you enjoyed your stay. We work really hard to make every guest feel like Duneswood is their home, not just a place to stay.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We decided to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes and really wanted to go camping. However, my 88-year-old grandmother was also visiting so we weren't sure that it would be feasible for her to sleep on the ground, even with an air mattress. We happened to find this gem while searching the web and luckily there was a room available. Grandma slept in the room, which had everything she needed while my mother, my daughter and I slept in a tent outside the room. There is really a sense of community here and the staff is great. They are so friendly and we really enjoyed spending what little time we had there, getting to know them. The location was perfect since it was right smack dab in the middle of wherever you may want to explore at Sleeping Bear Dunes. I enjoyed my time there so much that we may just make it an annual tradition!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
9  Thank CourtneyKeaton
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie R, Owner at Duneswood Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Thanks for your feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I was really happy to be able to help your family 'camp' together. My family grew up camping and it was always such special times when we were together in the woods. Quite a few camping families have one 'non-camper' and did just like you. Then the whole group has a place to take hot showers! Bardzo Brilliantski! (Very Brilliant). Sometimes guests will book a room the night before they want to camp at D.H. Day Campground, then send one person at daybreak to get in line for a campsite. Then they book a room the night they plan to leave camping so that they can have a hot shower and nice bed to sleep in before heading home. Hope to see you again this year....great family tradition!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We chose Duneswood as an alternative to DH Day Camp Ground for this year's Independence Day weekend. Not everybody knows that Duneswood offers camp sites in addition to their rooms.

The resort is located perfectly. It's only a walking distance from Dunes Climb, only 2 minutes by car from the lakeshore and 5 minutes from a wonderful little town of Glen Arbor.

We've spent there a total of 4 days and 3 nights. I was very positively surprised by the level of service. As it turned out, there was temporarily no hot water under the showers. So the owner let us use her own bathroom! We were also allowed to use vacant rooms to take hot showers. In comparison, DH Day Camping has no running water at all!

The staff is very friendly and multi-cultural (American, Scottish and Polish). Debbie, the owner, joined us the first night at a bonfire. She gave us valuable info about the area, where to go and what to do. We felt like a part of the family, especially when invited to a traditional Polish breakfast - "kanapki" ;) Being Polish ourselves, it's an incredible thing to see how people can embrace and promote your culture!

We will definitely return to Duneswood and I will be happy to recommend this place to our friends.

PS - Duneswood has free Wi-Fi, and it's fast too (40 Mb/s). So if you have to stay connected, don't worry :D

Room Tip: Even though we didn't stay in the rooms, we saw some of them. Each one has a theme and they are all different. Small but very clean and cozy.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
8  Thank mkielbas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie R, Owner at Duneswood Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Thanks for your lovely feedback. We miss you at Duneswood. Hope you come back this summer. All the rooms now have dressers and new decorations! Wrócić do domu do Duneswood to zimą, wiosną lub latem. Twoja rodzina jest tu mile widziany. Tęsknimy za tobą.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Our family really enjoyed spending the night at this pet friendly resort location in Empire, Michigan. WOMYN ROCK! And it is evident by the way this property is cared for. Though the resort is older, the place is well kept with all the necessary amenities while away from home. The bed was very comfortable. The room was so clean we could eat off of the floor! The staff was very friendly and helpful. I just wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back and for now...I'm telling ALL of my friends about this little hidden gem off M-22.

Room Tip: Every room is unique with it's own "theme"...no preference since it's a great stay no matter what room you're in.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
7  Thank Travelqueen1968
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie R, Owner at Duneswood Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2015

Thanks for your review. We work really hard at Duneswood to make everyone feel like family and to keep our rooms and grounds clean and inviting. Hope to see you again this summer.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 September 2016
Google Translation

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Debbie R, Owner at Duneswood Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews