Your Hosts – Randy & Doreen
Our story is really a story about the priorities in life we all face. Randy spent years at a stress-filled job in the financial industry and we both knew there must be more. In May of 2012, we decided it was time to pursue a dream. Doreen and I have been vacationing in the Lake Ann and Traverse City area for more than 25 years so when the opportunity came about to purchase Sleeping Bear Resort, we couldn’t resist pursuing the opportunity. We permanently relocated to Lake Ann and managed the resort during the summer of 2012 and became official owners on December 27th, 2012.
We both appreciate the outdoors and everything the Traverse City/Leelanau Peninsula region has to offer. We enjoy hiking the trails and exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We like cross country skiing and snowmobiling. We often take rides into the Leelanau Peninsula and visit the wineries and the little villages of Empire, Glen Arbor, Lake Leelanau, Leland, Northport and Suttons Bay. The people in Northwest Michigan are friendly and they all seem to have a smile on their face.
We also enjoy all the culture this area has to offer. We love music and frequently go to Interlochen Center for the Arts to see some of the performances. We like the City Opera House and the Old Town Playhouse, which are both downtown Traverse City.
We hope that you will visit us and find this area as rewarding as we have. We think Sleeping Bear Resort and Lake Ann are the best-kept secrets in Northwest Michigan.
Randy & Doreen