Nestled in the tall pines at the edge of Glen Arbor and the Leelanau Peninsula this charming, historic, turn of century Inn awaits you. You’ll find us on a quiet corner, just steps to the beach, galleries, restaurants and boutique shops in town. Surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park and 38 miles of spectacular beach, the Inn is located within an easy drive to the peninsula’s award-winning wineries, golf courses and fine dining.
4.0 on July 16, 2011
Spotless and well maintained property. Innkeepers were very helpful with restaurant reservations and hiking suggestions. We visit every year with a group of 10 or more friends. A great place to kick back and relax.
5 on June 07, 2011
Our Hostess handled a very large croud both graciously and effectively. We had a great time. The rooms and the staff were wonderful.
4.6 on October 02, 2010
We stayed at the Sylvan Inn while traveling around the state. It was a very pleasant surprise - our first time in Glen Arbor. Ralph was quite a genial host. We had Room #3 (I think) which was gorgeous, relaxing and next to the "spa" - an area off the back of the inn with a hot tub and dry sauna. We very much enjoyed the hot tub, and liked that we were tucked back into a"private" area of the inn. The room was very comfortable for relaxing, reading, with a nice view of the private yard. The breakfast was just enough for us - small quiches complementing a selection of toasts, bread, fruit - perfect. Lots of hot coffee, juice - yummy. Rose helped us make appointments at a place right across the street for a massage the next morning - ahhh! And they recommended a great restaurant in town. Next time we will definitely plan a longer stay and see more of the town, beach, etc.
4.0 on March 24, 2010
We have stayed here twice with a group of friends. The innkeepers are very friendly and helpful. Our room was tastefully decorated and very clean. My only complaint is that the breakfast was quite limited and could have included some more filling foods.
Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park, Lake Michigan beaches, 13 wineries on the Leelanau peninsula, Picnic area, River, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Wine Tasting, Diving/Snorkeling, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports
Bed and Breakfast
Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Secretarial services, VCR, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi
exceptional wrap-around porch, Private spa with jacuzzi and cedar dry sauna, In-room Sink in rooms with shared bath
Ralph & Rose Gladfelter
Fishing, Bicycling, Reading, Cooking,Travel, Kayaking, Petoskey stone hunting & polishing!