mLive’s Emily Bingham stopped by to talk with Maggie about taking group reservations for 2024:
A little more than a year after restoration work began at Sleeping Bear Inn, the long-shuttered historic lodge within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is now taking group reservations for 2024.
The 150-year-old inn, which sits along Lake Michigan in the park’s Glen Haven Historic District, is currently booking “whole inn” rentals next year for events such as weddings, family reunions and company retreats. Individual reservations for the eight-room inn will be coming very soon for next year as well, according to Maggie Kato, president of the non-profit Balancing Environment And Rehabilitation, or BEAR, which is overseeing the work.
“The number one question I get asked wherever I go is, ‘When are you opening?’” Kato says. “We feel good about 2024. We’re working very hard to make sure the inn has its historic integrity, and that takes time.”