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Blue Inn on Little Glen Lake...Simply Cottages, Simply Incredible

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, outside heated shower (Sleeps 11-13)

Glen Lake Cottages are located on a sand bar on Little Glen Lake, one mile from the Sleep Bear Dune Climb, and 4 miles from Glen Arbor. This is the jewel of Northern Michigan, with tropical colors of water, sandy bottomed lakes and beauty that abounds all around. We can handle up to 32 people

We have cottages that fit right in for an Up North Vacation. We cater to families, family reunions, weddings, pet owners and people that love to kick back and enjoy a great vacation. 4 bedrooms; one king, 4 queens, 3 twins, deck, outside heated shower, rowboat, canoe and kayak to share. Sat to Sat typically but we try to make it work for everyone.

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Sue Woodward
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Sue Woodward

I grew up on this property and just love the area. It's the best lake in the world and the best place for a family vacation.

Sue Woodward purchased this cottage in 1976

Why Sue Woodward chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

My parents vacationed here when I was young, and I fell in love with the lake and the area. Now my daughter Amy is managing the rentals. When you want to enjoy your family vacation with the ones you love....this is the place to visit.

What makes this cottage unique

It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and I have looked! Yet it is surrounded by a simplicity characterized by small towns that grow large only in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I loved this place. It was cottages but right on the lake, and felt like home. Easy to have kids in and around, great water, Amy was wonderful helping us out when we were there and Sue was great to work with booking our family in.
Jul 2016
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Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Blue Inn on Little Glen Lake...Simply Cottages, Simply Incredible
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

We were at Glen Lake Cottages in August, continuing a family tradition of many years. This year the bike/walking path between Empire and Glen Arbor was up and available, right across the road and easily accessible. We hope next year to get three generations together as one of the little ones who has grown up vacationing here now has a little one of her own.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 1
Asbury Park, NJ

Great vacation, comfortable lodging and a beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It is a great place for a family vacation and the water is excellent for our young kids. I'd recommend this for anyone who wants a cottage vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City mi
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
arts tavern
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Friendly
Nearest Ski
6 Miles

We are in the midst of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, one mile from the Dune Climb, in Glen Arbor Michigan, with 100 feet of lake front property on Little Glen Lake.


Rates & Availability

Empire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposi $500
Pet Fee $40
Cleaning Fee $130

Deposits are fully refundable up to 2 months in advance. After that only if property is rebooked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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