Where to stay around Glen Arbor?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 377 holiday lettings near Glen Arbor. From 135 houses to 97 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Glen Arbor is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Glen Arbor?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Glen Arbor. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes: 756 holiday lettings
  • Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum: 690 holiday lettings
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1,079 holiday lettings
  • Pinecroft Golf Course: 693 holiday lettings
  • Historic Fishtown: 785 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Glen Arbor listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Glen Arbor?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 135 houses in Glen Arbor. Our other popular types of Glen Arbor holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 97 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 84 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 18 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Glen Arbor?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Glen Arbor. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a beachfront condo or holiday rental in Glen Arbor, MI your home away from home

    Glen Arbor is a small waterfront town at the south end of Sleeping Bear Bay, surrounded by natural beauty and offering many outdoor activities. It was named for the many grapevines that grow in the trees overhead, adding to the charm of the town.

    Things to Do in Glen Arbor, MI

    Visitors choosing to stay in a Glen Arbor log cabin beside the lake will find plenty to do right on their doorstep. Quality shopping and restaurants, wineries to visit and plenty of outdoor activities make this ideal for all ages and interests, from warm summer days to splendid autumn days when the trees are brightly coloured. Located right on Lake Michigan, Glen Arbor was once a historic dock and is now within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, a protected area run by the National Park Service. Things to do include sailing, kayaking, water skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, swimming, jet skiing, fishing and snorkelling in the lake. Hiking in this scenic area is very popular along with horseback riding, tennis and golfing at the Dunes, Mistwood or Kings Challenge Golf Courses. In winter, the area attracts skiers and snowmobilers to the Homestead and Crystal Mountain Resorts.

    Places to Visit Around Glen Arbor, MI

    Voted the Most Beautiful Place in America by the TV Good Morning America Show, there are many wonderful places to visit from your Glen Arbor log cabin or condo. Travel by ferry to South Manitou Island, off the coast of the Leelanau Peninsula and explore the sand dunes or visit the historic Francisco Morazan shipwreck. As this is a cherry-growing region you will not want to miss the cherry products at Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor which sells everything from cherry pie and cherry cake to chocolate-covered cherries, jam, ice cream and even cherry peanut butter – an acquired taste! Historic Leland is a charming village on the Leelanau Peninsula with public beaches, shops, museums and art galleries.

    Weather in Glen Arbor, MI

    The climate in Glen Arbor offers warm damp summers reaching an average 28°C (82°F) and cold snowy winters affected by the proximity to the Great Lakes. From late November to March, average temperatures are at or below freezing with plenty of snow for enjoying winter sports. Spring and autumn can be very pleasant times to visit this area and enjoy the fall colour on the trees and the many outdoor pursuits.

    Travel to Glen Arbor, MI

    The nearest international airport to Glen Arbor is the Gerald R. Ford International (GRR) Airport at Grand Rapids which is about 170 miles away. Those driving from Grand Rapids will find it takes approximately 3 hours along the US-131. Alternatively, connecting domestic flights may be made to Cherry Capital (TVC) Airport at Traverse City which is just 31 miles away. A car is recommended for those staying in Glen Arbor.

    Activities and attractions in and around Glen Arbor

    Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Glen Arbor has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Empire Bluff Trail (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
    • Manitou Passage Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
    • Mistwood Golf Course (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
    • Bel Lago Winery (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
    • Old Indian Trail (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
    • The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Glen Arbor

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Glen Arbor. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
    • Van's Beach (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
    • Grand Traverse Bay (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)