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Glen Lake Vacations - 3 suite apartments on Big Glen

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Each suite sleeps 2-6

GLEN LODGE ON THE WEST SHORE OF BIG GLEN WITH SANDY BOTTOM (one of the most beautiful lake in world...per National Geographic). 126' lake frontage, located on M-22, 22 miles west of Traverse City. Lodge is open year round. Swimming is very safe for all age swimmers. Glen Lodge received the North American Excellence Award for the best rural resort in Northwestern Michigan.

The Sleeping Bear National shoreline is two miles away...home of world famous dunes climb, and in 2011, voted America's Most Beautiful Place! In addition, the Great Lakes Authority in Chicago also declared that our beaches on Lake Michigan were the best in the Great Lakes. Marina and boat launch nearby. All suites are on lower level and walk out to the crystal clear lake. All suites are finely appointed, well decorated, and fully equipped.

Keywords: Resort Lodge Full Suites , Three Full Suites

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017


Glen Arbor Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Suite NV - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite has bedroom and sitting area w/ 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Suite SV - 1 king , 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Suite w/, Sitting Area w/ Double & 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Suite CV - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Suite Double bed, 2 Queen Sleeper futons - Twin / Full Size
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Property has 140' dock with available mooring for boats. Also has Fire Pit with wood.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Glen Lake Vacations - 3 suite apartments on Big Glen
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect Lake Location

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been a guest at Glen Lodge for over 20+ years. We have enjoyed all thre units over the years. Each unit is fully equipped for a comfortable stay-if not ask and you shall receive! Ed and his family is more than accommodating at making sure your stay is enjoyable.

The location of the lodge is ideal. Just minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes as well as downtown Glen Arbor which are both easily accessible by car, foot or bicycles which are provided at the Lodge.

The water is within steps from each unit. A floating dock is further out in the water which is used for sunbathing, resting or just taking a book to get away from it all!

The lake can be enjoyed in the evening for outdoor dining, with grills and patio tables available in each unit. Later in the evening the fun continues at the large outdoor fire pit which is shared by all the units. Nothing better thansome of the stories we have heard from Ed as well as a number of guests throughout the years!! Our children have had great childhood memories at Glen Lodge and now as adults as they have included their spouses in a fun week!

Don't miss out on Glen Lodge.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love Glen Lodge !

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here very summer for the last 3 years . Absolutely love it !

Walk out the door and you are just steps to beautiful crystal turquoise blue Glen Lake . Clean, clear gorgeous...shallow entry , perfect for launching my kayak . Why do I need to go to the Caribbean ??

Enjoy kayaking, swimming , boating , just " hanging out " by the fire pit. Lots of road biking in the area and also hiking trails in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore...Suites have nice size living room with fold out couch, comfortable bedroom & bath, and kitchen amenities if you feel like cooking ... Ed and his family have always shown us a very warm welcome . Glen Lodge is 5 minutes from Glen Arbor , 5 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes Dune Climb , 30-45 minutes from everything in Traverse City with all the restaurants and wineries in the area. Also lots of great little towns to explore near the lodge . Peaceful , beautiful getaway ... Just book it !

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's our Family Tradition

  • 5 of 5

This coming Labor day (2017) will be our 7th year staying with Ed at the Glen Lodge! He and his family make it such a wonderful experience for us! We are not "repeat" vacation people, but this place is so magical that it keeps us coming back year after year! It is our favorite vacation spot and the best way to close out the summer! You can rent out the entire place with family and friends....which we have done....or just rent one of the units and that works perfect too! It truly is an awesome place and an awesome experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Joy!

  • 5 of 5

Last summer marked the twentieth consecutive year that we have stayed at Glen Lodge with our extended family and it never fails to be the highlight of our summer. The Ricker family has always provided exceptional hospitality and made us feel as if we were one of their own. My family would mutiny if the trip to Glen Lake was not planned for the summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful in the Fall

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed with the Ricker family a few times. Always a wonderful relaxing vacation. Beautiful area, breathtaking sites and great food. Cant beat the location, near the dunes, near Glen Arbor, close to wineries and shops. Hiking thru Sleeping Bear Dunes is priceless and Glen Haven is a charming stop full of history and a great museum.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always a Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Glen Lodge many, many times over the past 20+ years. The suites are always clean and stocked with everything needed for a great family vacation! This is one of the best locations in the area!

Not only is it on Big Glen Lake, but it is within minutes of the Dune Climb, the Heritage Bike Trail, Lake Michigan and all of the fun shops Glen Arbor has to offer! Thank you to Ed and your family for a great vacation experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor Lodge Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

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Weekly rentals are Sat. to Sat.
2 Night minimum
Renters provide sheets, pillowcases and towels

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