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Private Beach with The Lodge on the Hill at Sleeping Bear Resort

Private Resort Beach Access

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better beach to relax without a crowd than at Sleeping Bear Resort. We have a private beach available to our guests with lakefront views, beach chairs, and loungers. We recommend bringing extra chairs, beach towels, and beach toys to fully enjoy a day at our private beach!

Private Beach, Watersport Toys, and Dock at Sleeping Bear Resort


Guests can access 8 – 12 foot Jackson kayaks and kayak paddles at no charge. These sit-on-top kayaks are stable and fun for beginners and experts. At the far end of Herendeene Lake is a narrow waterway that leads into Fuller Lake. We recommend taking one of our kayaks into Fuller Lake for some real privacy. Fuller Lake is 12 acres in size and is a great place to really get away from everything.

Water Bouncer at Sleeping Bear Resort

Water Bouncer

Our resort’s 20-foot water bouncer is arguably the most popular summertime resort amenity for both kids and adults. It can be used as a water trampoline but also a great place to lounge in the sun during a hot summer day. We put the water bouncer in the lake in mid-June based on the lake temperatures, and it stays in the lake until Labor Day!

Fishing at Sleeping Bear Resort

Fishing Boats

We provide three fishing boats for our guests to use during their stay so they can spend a day out on Herendeene Lake. Our lake has several different species of fish like bass, blue gill, perch, pike, and other types of pan fish. We do prefer you catch and release since we don’t have a good spot to clean fish.

Campfire at Sleeping Bear Resort

Evening Bonfires

Northern Michigan vacations aren’t complete without an evening bonfire with delicious s’mores and a fun night of stargazing. Sleeping Bear Resort provides private firepits for each of our cabins and the Bear’s Den. We also provide firewood and a firewood wagon at no charge during the spring, summer, and fall seasons.

Lake Viewing Platforms at Sleeping Bear Resort

Lake Viewing Platforms

The main beach staircase features three separate viewing platforms with breathtaking lake views. We also have a cozy swinging porch swing that overlooks the lake, and each cabin has 2 Adirondack chairs. The Lodge also has a fantastic covered porch with a lake view, and the Bear’s Den has its own private Adirondack chairs, a double porch swing, and a private staircase going down to the lake with beautiful viewing platforms.

Playground and Picnic Area at Sleeping Bear Resort

Outdoor Games For All Ages

If you want to participate in some friendly competition, Sleeping Bear Resort has a shuffleboard court, corn hole, a basketball hoop, and a children’s playset. The shuffleboard is located next to the lower viewing platform. The basketball hoop is located behind Cabins #2 and #3. The Children’s Playset has a slide, two swings, and a baby swing!

Snowshoes at Sleeping Bear Resort in Lake Ann, MI

Snowshoes For Winter Hiking

We will provide snowshoes for guests who want to embark on a winter wonderland adventure during their winter stay.