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    Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast

    11977 S Gilbert Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9599
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    1 - 5 of 51 reviews

    Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

    The hosts are not friendly. They just do not seem happy. The place is filled with clutter, especially in the dining/kitchen area. It needs a health department inspection. The place, despite its name, is relatively far away from Sleeping Bear Dunes. We have stayed in...More

    Thank travelwoman88
    Reviewed 7 August 2016

    Our host "Van" was very hostile and passive aggressive. We did not stay for breakfast because we did not want to be around him. The Wi -Fi was too weak for more than one of us to watch Netflix at a time. The drinking glasses...More

    4  Thank Jamie R
    Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

    This was actually the first B&B my husband and I had ever stayed in. What we liked: Very welcoming hosts (mostly Van, as we didn't talk much with Susan), beautiful property, very convenient location (15 min from Glen Arbor, 20 to Traverse City), clean room,...More

    Thank Katie D
    Reviewed 24 July 2016

    The Sleeping Bear Bed and Breakfast was all we had hoped it to be. The location was convenient to the NP, wineries and between the towns of Empire and Glen Arbor. The home was comfortable and far away from the heavy traffic. Susan and Van,...More

    Thank ken w
    Reviewed 15 July 2016

    Great B&B with alot of character and style. Out in the country, but not too far from Sleeping Bear Dunes. Van & Susan are gracious hosts and serve breakfasts with a style and presentation that put a smile on our faces. Our room was clean,...More

    Thank 35joyb
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    • Free Internet
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Family Rooms
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    • 5
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    • Leelanau County >
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    Tina W
    12 April 2017|
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    Response from Susan W | Property representative |
    Yes, we do have daily attention to housekeeping concerns. We typically straighten the room, freshen with new any toiwels on the floor, and change the sheets after three nights. Susan
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    R. Dale S
    21 September 2015|
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    Response from Susan W | Property representative |
    Colors are really starting to pop! The most economical time to visit is during the week. Our off-season rates are in effect on Sunday - Thursday. Availability is good, except for the coming weekend. M22 (near us) was... More
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    PAULA R
    4 September 2015|
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    Response from Susan W | Property representative |
    No, two of our rooms share a bathroom.. There are three rooms that have private baths. Check out our website to see all our rooms with amenities. Susan
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    "Upstairs rooms share a bathroom....but not a problem"
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    "We were in the Gilbert Room. Michigan Room looked very spacious."
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    "All of the rooms are great!"
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    "Close to the towns of Empire, Glen Arbor, Glen Haven. Every where you travel in this part of the state is..."
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