Welcome to Sleeping Bear Resort

Sleeping Bear Dunes Lodging located 15 miles from the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center. 

Now open year-round!


Sleeping Bear Resort is owned and operated by Steve & Leah Bechtol. Accommodations consist of 6 very nice and very clean Cabins, a 5 Bedroom Hand Hewn Log Home and a 6 Bedroom Remodeled Farm Home. All units have excellent views of Herendeene Lake. The Resort is an excellent getaway and outstanding up north venue for Large Gatherings. 450 feet of private lakefront on a quiet, undeveloped and peaceful lake awaits. Fishing boats, large sandy beach, kayaks, firepits, firewood and lots more are all provided at no cost.  

  • Excellent Wifi
  • Cabins are cleaned using all the Covid-19 cleaning and sanitation protocols per the American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Private fire pits, picnic tables, charcoal grills and Adirondack chairs
  • Lakefront views of Herendeene Lake
  • Lots of outdoor space to enjoy while maintaining social distancing
  • Large private beach for guests to enjoy the lake without crowds
  • Conveniently located near many Hiking Trails, Biking Trails and Lake Michigan Beaches 
  • 12 miles from Traverse City and 12 miles from Sleeping Bear Dunes
  • No Local Taxes, No Charge for firewood or use of kayaks or fishing boats

“The cabins are extremely clean and comfortable. They did a great job. The furniture is sturdy and very tasteful. We stayed in a cabin, but other family members stayed in the large lodges. Both are impressive examples of craftsmanship and detail. It is quiet at night. Close to Traverse City and Lake Michigan. Very conveniently located. We would do it again in a heartbeat.”

Bill from Worcester, Massachusetts

“We had a family reunion with every place rented by our entire family. It was great. The water location is great, the views overlooking the lake were amazing. All the cabins had ample supplies for cooking etc. The lake has kayaks, row boats, a fun trampoline in the water. Both lodges are great and plenty comfortable. So many great things to do around there and the owners are very nice and accommodating. We had 15 kids under 7 years old! We had a great time!”

Macy from Parker, Colorado


Our Location

Sleeping Bear Resort is located 12 miles east of Sleeping Bear Dunes. Sleeping Bear Dunes consists of 35 miles of National Lakeshore stretching from Frankfort to Leland. There’s only one small motel located within the boundaries of the National Lakeshore and only one large hotel chain located close to the dunes. All other accommodations are smaller Mom & Pops or individual vacation rentals found on VRBO or HomeAway. Sleeping Bear Resort is different than almost anything you’ll find as we have a private beach, watercraft free of charge and private fire pits with firewood supplied year-round.  We are able to accommodate groups of approximately 50 people.  Sorry, our property has a strict no pets policy.  Sleeping Bear Resort is located just outside the quaint little Village of Lake Ann which has four restaurants, a brewpub, Lake Ann General Store and a meat market very close by. We are centrally located half way between Traverse City and the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitor Center.  Sleeping Bear Resort is within about 15 miles of most the Sleeping Bear Dunes Hiking Trails, biking trails and beaches.  

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