About Our Inn

The Sylvan Inn, located in Glen Arbor, Michigan, is a registered County Historical landmark.

Established in 1885, the Inn provided room and board for untold numbers of lumbermen and mariners. The Inn was a place where they could enjoy a hot meal, interesting conversation and a good nights sleep. Throughout the years, this lovely building has remained true to its purpose to relax, refresh and care for the many working and weary folk, travelers, visitors and seasonally returning friends.

Today, over one hundred years later, you can enjoy the same gracious country charm. The Inn is exquisitely restored, yet still retains its historic ambiance and flavor such as the beautiful wraparound porch. In 1987 an addition was completed to the original structure which is affectionately called “The Great House.” In 2016 the three rooms on the first floor which are part of the original structure were updated and now include their own in-suite bathroom.

Enjoy the comfort of the Inn or step off the veranda to explore

Our Inn is within walking distance to all the restaurants, boutiques, wine tasting rooms and galleries in our quaint village of Glen Arbor. All the splendor of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Glen Lakes and Lake Michigan are nearby. Bike ride 26 miles of the Sleeping Bear Heritage trail from our doorstep, climb the iconic, monumental Dune Climb or tour the historic village of Glen Haven just a mile down the road. Gracious accommodations and relaxation await you at the Sylvan Inn Bed & Breakfast!