Stayed here two nights in July 2014 by myself. Really a split decision on this place....
The good things: absolutely excellent bed, and I am fussy about that. Mattress appeared to be new with a pillow top. The location can't be beat, just about midway between Glen Arbor and Empire, near the scenic drive, dune climb, restaurants, hiking trails, beaches. Loved the personal touches in the decor and the old up north feel of the place.
The bad things: cleanliness - the dust was thick on my nightstand, there was hair and powder makeup in the sink, and the bathroom shelf was smeared with something greasy. Obviously had simply not been cleaned. The closet smelled bad enough that I didn't want to hang my clothes in it. Noise - my room (#7) connected to the community room with just a flimsy door, and I could hear every word that came from the other side as people were preparing breakfast or socializing in the evening.
I might stay here again because location and bed quality are very important to me, but I would certainly not stay in room 7. The other options are either more expensive, farther away, or less comfy beds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, is on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike/Ski Trail. Bike rentals on site. We are within walking/riding distance of the Dune Climb, Lake Michigan, Glen Haven, Glen Arbor and Empire. Free WiFi, private bathrooms, cable TV, campfires, nature trail and cooking options. Most units are air conditioned. The North Wing is perfect for group events. It has 5 guest rooms plus a Community Room with full kitchen/living/dining space for guests of the North Wing to share. If you prefer a more private experience the South Wing is for you. Each room has its own refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. There is a one bedroom cabin in the center of the resort next to the owner/managers house which has it all. BBQ, picnic tables, campfire, 120 old historic barn and nature trail out back for everyone to enjoy. If you want to get married at or near Duneswood ask about our special wedding packages where you rent the entire 12 room resort and grounds for your special event. ... more less