Glen Lodge in Glen Arbor Michigan
Glen Lodge Glen Arbor Glen Lake Michigan Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Ed and Elaine Ricker


Guestrooms: 3

Address: 7953 S Glen Lake Road, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636 USA

Telephone: 231.334.4656 (Lodge)

Activities/Attractions: Leelanau County was officially established in 1863 with Northport as the County Seat until 1882, when it was transferred to Leland. The lighthouse, at the peninsula’s northernmost point, (currently a museum open in the summer), was first constructed in 1858 to guide freighters through the Manitou Passage, and marks the entrance to the Grand Traverse Bay.

Leelanau County's scenery is hard to beat: from the Sleeping Bear Dunes just north of Empire, to inland Lake Leelanau, to the calm waters of Omena and Suttons Bays, there is plenty to do. Not to mention the cherry orchards, or taking the summer ferry from Leland to North Manitou Island. Leelanau County is truly a must-see for anyone who has an interest in Michigan, no matter what season of the year.

Glen Arbor Township is situated within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline. Its main community is Glen Arbor, centered between Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear Bay. This area was originally settled by John LaRue, John Fisher, and John Dorsey around 1854.

It was given its name after Mrs. Fisher observed a cluster of wild grapes in the tree tops and remarked that it was a "glen arbor" created by nature. Today, Glen Arbor remains a popular tourist spot adjacent to Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, with several specialty shops, resorts and restaurants.

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

"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!"

"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."

"We’ve stayed with the Ricker family a few times. Always a wonderful relaxing vacation. Beautiful area, breathtaking sites and great food. Can’t 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."

General Information: Welcome to Glen Lodge located on the west shore of the 7000 acre Big Glen Lake with 126' of lake frontage. Located on M22 just a quarter mile north of the Narrows Bridge and approximately 25 miles west of Traverse City, Michigan - the lodge is open year round.

The waters of Glen Lake are crystal clear. The hard sand bottom and very gradual descent make it very safe for families with small children. The lake is great for all types of activities including boating, swimming and fishing. There is a boat launch, as well as a marina, in very close proximity. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore surrounds our area and the world famous dune climb is a mere two miles away.

  • All of our suites are located on the lower level and walk out to the beach
  • All are finely appointed & well decorated lakeside suites have fully equipped kitchens and full bathrooms
  • Reservations during the summer are by the week only from Saturday to Saturday
  • Check out time is 11:00 am., and we prefer arrivals not earlier than 3:00 pm. in order to allow us ample cleaning time
  • Special arrangements may be considered if these times are inconvenient for you
  • We do not allow pets or smoking

Choose from the following accommodations:

1) Northview: A two room suite with fully equipped kitchen; living/dining area with full-sized sofa bed, TV, etc.; separate queen size bedroom; full bath. To accommodate 2-4 persons - 2 children and 2 adults or 4 adults.

2) Centerview: One over sized great room with fully equipped kitchen, living/dining area, TV/VCR, 2 queen futons, tables and chairs, queen-sized Murphy bed, fireplace, full bath. To accommodate 2-4 persons - 2 adults and 2 children or 2 adults.

3) Southview: A larger king-sized room suite with fully equipped kitchen; living/dining are with sofa bed, full-sized Murphy bed, TV, etc.; a separate king size bedroom, full bath. To accommodate no more than 6 persons - 4 children and 2 adults or 4 adults.

Payment Accepted: Cash or check.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$1450 + tax/week (Summer)
$145/night/suite (2 night min)
(Fall, Winter and Spring only)

"Glen Lodge worked out perfectly for our family get together. It has been over 20 years since we stayed at the lodge and it is better than ever."