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Family Reunions2019-06-05T17:11:40+00:00

Family Reunions & Groups

Accommodation Types

Bear’s Den 

Cabins #5 & #6

View from The Lodge Covered Porch

Bear’s Den – 6 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom remodeled farm home accommodating up to 12 people;

The Lodge  – 5 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom custom log home accommodating up to 10 people

3 Two-Bedroom Cabins  – Comfortably accommodates a family of 4 or 3 adults.

3 One-Bedroom Cabins – Comfortably accommodates a family of 4 or 3 adults.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY – 46 guests including children



Basketball Hoop  

Water Bouncer 

Firewood Wagon

Private Beach

The Main Viewing Platform

12′ Kayaks

Lower Viewing Platform



Our Dock and Fishing Boats

Courtyard Swing

Water Bouncer

Sleeping Bear Resort Property Configuration

Sleeping Bear Resort Family Reunion & Group Planning Guide

Step by Step Process

Step One: Determine the total amount of family/group members (within 10%) including children;

Step Two: Call Doreen at 810-434-6087 for available dates;

Step Three: Fill out our Family Reunion Planning Worksheet;

Step Four: Determine whether available dates and resort configuration will work for your family/group;

Step Five: Call Doreen at 810-434-6087 to make reservation – We will hold reservations for 1 to 7 days depending on how far in advance your event is scheduled;

Step Six: Make your deposit equal to the first night’s rent plus tax;

Step Seven: Complete and send us the Cabin Assignment Worksheet;

Step Eight: Sleeping Bear Resort will email a Reservation Agreement to the appropriate person(s) for each of the units reserved.


Option 1: One family/group member pays everything;

Option 2: Individual family/group members make their own payments;

Option 3: Family/Group members sharing the cost of Lodge or Bear’s Den can make partial payments via our Payment Link (must have reservation #).

Availability Search Tips

Here’s some tips and info to help search for availability:

  1. We open our online availability calendar thru the end of summer next year;
  2. For reservations 2 summers in advance please call Doreen at 810-434-6087;
  3. When searching for summer availability – Use Saturdays as Arrival Days and the following Saturday as the Departure Day.
  4. Do not change the “Bedrooms” and “Guests” fields.
  5. If you receive a message that says we have no inventory – We are booked for that week. Search another week or call to be put on a waiting list.
  6. Groups of over 40 should seriously consider renting the entire resort.
  7. Groups of less than 40 should consider renting either The Lodge or Bear’s Den along with as many cabins as needed.
  8. Large Family Reunion and Group Reservations should be made at least one year in advance to get prime summer dates.
  9. Many large family reunions and groups make their reservations 2 years out.
  10. Please call Doreen at 810-434-6087 for availability and more information.

If searching for summer availability – Use Saturdays for Arrival Date and the following Saturday for Departure Date