by Lisa Meyers McClintick
If you don’t want to camp, but want to be as close to the national lakeshore as possible, this historic resort near Glen Lake (just inland from Lake Michigan) offers modern comforts, such as new mattresses and flat-screen TV’s. Maple Lake Resort includes 12 motel rooms that sleep four to six people or eight studio-stylekitchenettes that can sleep four. With Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore stretching to the north and south of Glen Lake, it’s a great base for families to explore the park.
Our Editor Loves
- Kitchenettes available
- Spacious rooms for up to six guests
- Prime location near Glen Lake
by nancy t
We happened on this place accidently and were happy to find it. The location is beautiful just a short walk to little Glen Lake which is beautiful. They also provide kayaks, and they have their own dock on the lake. The place is kind of rustic, but comfortable and cozy with kitchenettes in the rooms. Nothing fancy but good for a night or two. Had a good, safe place to store our bicycles and a nice yard area for enjoying just being outside.
My family and I have stayed here several summers but not in 2018. It was a run-down, old hotel before then but it was family-friendly and close to many great attractions. Here it is 2019 and supposedly new owners have improved things. Okay, so there are some new bedspreads and the carpet was cleaner. But I had no operating toilet in my room. The innkeeper knew this when I checked in but could not move me because there were no vacancies. I was supplied with a plunger to use if I needed to use the toilet! The next day, they kindly moved me down 3 rooms but never talked to me about comping me for the first night. I asked for the owner to contact me. Never happened. In addition to the bad/non-existent plumbing in Room 11 where I slept the first night, I looked up on the ceiling and realized the wires that were exposed were where a smoke alarm should have been. This is really unacceptable. I have asked the owner to contact me again but I'm not holding my breath. Be careful about where you stay, travelers.