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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We only stayed for one night, but it was a nice, quaint room. The owners were incredibly helpful and accommodating leading up to our stay. The location is great and the price was right. They had all types of equipment on the property for activities.

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again! Thank you.

Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Best Sleeping Bear Dunes Location! Quaint Rooms. If your looking for a chain hotel atmosphere this is not your place. If your looking for a good place to have a quiet Vacation staging place you've found it, and at a great price too! Wife and I are already planing our next stay here.

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

It was great having you here, and we hope to see you again! Thank you for the review and enjoy your winter.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Very clean, comfy cabin in the woods feel... Bed was more comfortable than anticipated... Loved the gathering room as we were traveling with a group of 24, enjoying the colors & water views within walking distance... Close to the Leeanau Winery & the Knot Your Bar Restaurant (Great Perch), will definitely be back & stay again at the Maple Lane...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Hello! We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Please look us up the next time you are in the area. It sounds like you made the most of your visit to the area, and that is always great to hear. Have a great winter!

Reviewed 1 October 2015

In Sep we wanted to stay close to Sleeping Bear Dunes without going to the Traverse City area, but were very disappointed. This was one of the motel units: cushions on the chairs and bedspreads were stained, the bath towels were like hand towels, plastic cover on the mattress made sleeping very sticky, no hairdryer, bad lighting, about the only...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry that you had a bad experience with us. The hair dryers are at the main desk, and there should have been a notice in the room. We will check that it is still in the room. We are sorry if there may have been a spot on the bedspreads that housekeeping missed, as they are checked daily....

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We REALLY enjoyed our stay at the Maple Lane Resort. It's charming, really well maintained, and VERY clean. The classic "up north cottage" appeal was delightful! We had a king sized bed, and the room was large and made a great "home base" while we were visiting the area. A dining table in the room allowed us to order from...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! A lot of people do not realize how close we are to many things around here. I am glad that you got to enjoy our place as well as the area. We look forward to seeing you again! Have a great winter.

Temperance
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Such a friendly greeting when we arrived early! We came to Glen Arbor to celebrate a wedding. We entered our room and felt comfortable like we just entered one of grandma's bedrooms. Quilts on the comfortable beds, antiques everwhere. A short walk down the road and you see, across the lake, the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. At the end of...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

This is what we strive for here. Glad you got the chance to enjoy the area, and we hope to see you again!

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 16 September 2015

We stayed for two nights , and found this place to be a nice and quiet place to recover from our busy days. I loved the campfire and night. We no longer camp, but still like the fire! We stayed in the "motel" part of the resort. The rooms are done in a vintage style. Our room had all white...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts! The campfire is one of the favorites here at the resort. The rooms really are just meant for a place to sleep, as there are tons of out door activities around here. Hope to see you again, and that your trip back was a safe one.

New Haven, Indiana
Reviewed 10 September 2015

We stayed here last fall. It was a great location. Just a 1/2 block or so from Glen Lake. We loved our room. We had 2 beds and a kitchenette which was pretty well equipped. Room was pleasant and clean. The grounds are so pretty with really big old trees. The owners start a campfire in the evening. We asked...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

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Chocowinity, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Reviewing Maple Lane is tough. If we were parents with children, things would be different. It is a short walk to Glen Lake with kayaks and bikes and a pier for guest's use .... a bonfire at night, etc. As two adults who have vacationed off and on in the Glen Arbor area for 60 plus years, it was a...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we will speak to house keeping about the clean up work. We are not a modernized chain, that kind of noise is in the city areas. The luggage stand has the extra pillows on it in all the rooms. We are glad to hear that you got to enjoy the area, even after the...

Chicago, il
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed at Maple Lane Resort for a week and really enjoyed it. The window air conditioner kept the room very cool, and the bed was comfortable. The facilities are simple and clean, and we would go back, for what a great price/value it is. The free bikes to rent were old, so I would recommend you bringing your own...

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Maple L, General Manager at Maple Lane Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! I am glad to hear you had a great time. The bikes again...they are on the list to discuss with the owners at the end of the year. We have included some new ones in the stock at the beginning of the year, yet they tend to be used more often. We will be working to make those...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Here at Maple Lane Resort, time stands still...Nestled in the splendor of wildlife and towering maple trees, Maple Lane Resort is a place of comfort and gracious hospitality. With our spectacular setting just off the shore of one of America's most beautiful lakes, along with the area's most vibrant landscape and year-round activities. We continue to be the destination of choice for travelers from all over the world. Come celebrate whatever your heart desires under a canopy of maple trees. Make an event out of any occasion here at MLR! We specialize in weddings &receptions, family reunions, corporate meetings, birthday celebrations, retreats, anniversary celebrations and many more! For wedding celebrations, we can make your long anticipated day more special here at Maple Lane Resort. Your reception will be set in a historic yet elegant early 1900s setting providing you with breath-taking scenery for pictures. We have worked with many caterers and other vendors throughout the local vicinity as well as statewide. They prepare their food freshly with care, style and attention to detail all while doing their best to use local foods. Amenities* 25 units including kitchenettes, standard motel rooms, king suites, guest suites & guest rooms. Most rooms accommodate 2 to 6 people.* Air-conditioning in all rooms* Free Seasonal Continental Breakfast* BRAND NEW Sealy Mattresses & 26' Flat Screens in all rooms* Free wifi in rooms and across the site. Private Beach on Little Glen Lake with a dock and moorings* Free use of Bikes, SUP, Canoes, and Kayaks* Volleyball Court & Horseshoe Pits* Bonfire Pit (wood is provided)* Grills & Picnic Tables* Recreation/Gathering Room with Kitchen. We also now have large banquet room available in the new pole barn. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maple Lane Resort

Address: 8720 S Dorsey Rd, Empire, MI 49630-9715
Region: United States > Michigan > Leelanau County > Empire
Price Range: $56 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Maple Lane Hotel Empire
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