At Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast, guests enjoy the quaintness of an historic Victorian farmhouse set in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
We invite you to enjoy an at-home feeling in any one of our six updated B&B guest rooms or our Carriage House. Nestled on a quiet side street, Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast is just minutes away from Empire Beach, one of most pristine and scenic beaches along the northern Lake Michigan shore. We're close to shops and restaurants and near hiking and biking trails.
If your destination is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, its headquarters is right here in Empire.
This is the perfect space to make your home-away-from-home while you enjoy breathtaking sunsets from Empire's beach or bluffs, which are "must sees" for anyone traveling through. You can choose to play world-class golf courses. Or visit Michigan's famous wineries, unique shops, lighthouses and a wealth of great restaurants and breweries all within the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula.
Did we mention that Empire is right on M-22, the 116-mile stretch of coastal highway that forms a giant U-shape starting in Manistee? It circles the edge of the Leelanau Peninsula where it juts out into Lake Michigan. It makes a happy ending in the heart of Traverse City, Cherry Capital USA. When you choose Cottonwood Inn Bed and Breakfast, your trip is guaranteed among the most scenic in the world whether you are coming to stay or heading home.