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Resort Amenities2020-07-03T19:17:39+00:00

Resort Amenities

Resort Amenities are what sets Sleeping Bear Resort apart from other Family Reunion and vacation destinations. After a fun day on the beach and in the lake, cozy up to your own private firepit and watch the sun set over Herendeene Lake. 

Kayaking in Two Lakes

Guests have access to 8 – 12 foot Jackson kayaks and kayak paddles at no charge. These sit on top kayaks are very stable and are fun for both beginners and experts.

Herendeene Lake is a 37 acre no-wake lake that is mostly undeveloped with only two homes plus the resort that are viewable from the lake. Boats with motors are allowed but no wake is allowed. The lake is 36 feet at its deepest point. At the far end of Herendeene Lake is a narrow waterway that leads into Fuller Lake. Take one of our kayaks, canoes or fishing boats 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. It’s a common occurrence to see loons and eagles while kayaking at Sleeping Bear Resort.

 

Water Bouncer for all Ages

The 20 foot water bouncer is fun for both young and old kids. It can be used as a bouncer or just a great place to lounge in the sun during a hot summer day. The water bouncer gets put in the lake in mid-June in time for peak season. It stays in the lake until Labor Day. The water temperature is usually warm enough for the kids (or brave adults) to swim by Memorial Day. It only takes a couple weeks of warm weather after Memorial Day and Herendeene Lake will warm to 75 degrees or higher. The lake temp usually stays steady at about 75 to 80 degrees all summer long. 

Relaxing Viewing Platforms

There’s lots of places to sit, relax and unwind at the resort. The main staircase going down to the beach has 3 separate viewing platforms with breathtaking views of the lake. There’s a cozy swinging porch type swing overlooking the lake and each cabin has 2 Adirondack chairs. The Lodge has a fantastic covered porch overlooking Herendeene Lake which you have to see to believe. The Bear’s Den sits on the south side of the property and has it’s own private adirondack chairs, double porch swing and private staircase going down to the lake with beautiful viewing platforms.

Evening Bonfires

Northern Michigan vacations aren’t complete without an evening bonfire. We now have private firepits for each of our cabins and the Bear’s Den. We provide all the firewood free of charge.

Relax on our Sandy Beach

You’ll be hard pressed to find a better beach to relax without a crowd. Due to the record high water levels in the great lakes, our famed Lake Michigan beaches are shrinking. There’s not as much room for all the tourists in the summertime. You won’t have to venture far away to enjoy a beautiful beach during your vacation at Sleeping Bear Resort. 

Fishing

Herendeene Lake has at least 7 different species of fish with the most popular being bass and blue gill. There’s also perch, pike and other types of pan fish. There’s 3 fishing boats for guests to use during their stay. We prefer you catch and release as we don’t have a good spot to clean fish.

Shuffleboard

There’s an old shuffleboard court that has withstood the elements over the years. 

Children’s Playset

The children’s playset was constructed prior to the summer of 2019.

Basketball

The basketball net is located behind Cabins #2 and #3.

Basketball Hoop  

Water Bouncer 

Firewood Wagon

Private Beach

The Main Viewing Platform

12′ Kayaks

Lower Viewing Platform

Shuffleboard

Childrens’ Playset

Firepit

Our Dock and Fishing Boats

Courtyard Swing

Water Bouncer

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