Maple Cove B&B and August House

Leonard, Michigan


The Maple Cove Bed and Breakfast is a secluded Michigan retreat set on 14 acres of tamed and untamed land in Leonard. This luxurious and low-key boutique inn was designed to give travelers the option of enjoying their vacation without leaving the sanctuary of the property, including hanging out by the sparkling pool; OR traveling a short distance to enjoy hiking, biking, water sports, and fine dining and shopping in the nearby quaint towns.

While staying at this Michigan Bed and Breakfast, guests enjoy amazing homemade breakfasts and culinary treats. Both innkeepers are foodies themselves and have mastered the true meaning of farm-to-table by gathering fresh eggs from their own hen house and using fresh herbs from their garden each morning. Jan is the master baker, with cinnamon buns being a specialty, and the couple always teases that you come for the hospitality and comfortable rooms and return for the “bacon.”

Outdoor pool with umbrella
Maple Cove outdoor pool and slide

A romantic getaway to this tranquil adults-only property includes plenty of pampering and luxurious amenities. Relax in the plush Maple Cove robes and experience their Maple Cove “Dreams” locally made soap made of a bespoke scent. Enjoy a game of billiards, relax by the pool, or rock on their beautiful veranda surrounded by perennial flowers and country views.

The inn is filled with history, having been built in 1880 as the summer home for the Fruehauf family. The 1880 Greek Revival farmhouse has been rebuilt to include three luxurious and comfortable suites- all creatively named. The Casablanca suite is located on the first floor and boasts a private sitting room and table if you prefer a private breakfast. The suite also includes a private entrance with easy access to the beautiful veranda and a romantic bath, including a two-person tub and separate shower. The Hepburn Suite, named after their favorite actresses, has beautiful south-facing views on the second floor. The spacious main bedroom leads into a sun-filled sitting room.  The Hemingway Suite is aptly named as the sitting room will beckon you to curl up with a good book. This spacious private suite is a perfect refuge to relax and reconnect with your loved one.

The Maple Wood Inn is centrally located in southeast Michigan with under a fifteen-minute drive to Lake Orion, Oxford, Romeo, and Rochester. Each town has its ambiance with plenty of fine dining, breweries, shopping, and historical attractions, including the historic Dodge Mansion Tour and Addison Oak Country Park. The inn is surrounded by ten apple orchards making the cider-mill season a perfect time to visit.

Maple Cove B&B is on a wooded lane close to Lakeville Lake and the Pollyanna trail as well as near Oxford, Romeo, Rochester, and Lake Orion. We sit on 14 acres of tamed and untamed land, should you like to take a stroll.

Living Room at the Augusta Snow House
Comfortable and light-filled gathering areas at the Augusta Snow House

Are you looking for complete privacy? The hideaway August House Cottage affords plenty of comfort and privacy.  The 1,100 square foot cottage includes two bedrooms, an open-concept kitchen, a living room with a three-sided fireplace, and a luxurious bath with a two-person tub and separate shower. If you need to work remotely, this is a perfect setting to be inspired. The study includes a writing desk that looks over the property with complimentary Wi-Fi. Looking to get away for an extended stay or to gather your bridal party? Our hideaway cottage includes plenty of room and conveniences, including a spacious laundry room. Book this private get-away for 2 or more nights.

 

Unique experiences at Maple Cove B&B and August House

Adventure

We recommend walking or biking on the Polly Ann Trail. This trail starts in Orion Township and continues northeast through Oxford, Addison, and Leonard. It is part of the Iron Belle Trail. We have trail maps available.

Maple Cove is located just across the street from the public access to Lakeville Lake, known as an all-sports lake, so bring your boat if you have one. You can also kayak and paddleboard there.

Culture

Located 20 minutes from Maple Cove B&B is the historic Meadow Brook Hall. From walking tours, dinner and a movie, Downton Days, to the music festivals held there, you will find lots to see and do. Belian Art Center in Troy offers a calendar of exhibits for the art enthusiast.

Romance

Here at Maple Cove B&B, we pride ourselves on setting the scene for a romantic getaway. Stay in the Casablanca Suite where it’s a little bit “here’s looking at you” meets today's style and comfort. We offer a quiet adults-only setting. The only thing that is shared here is a wonderful time.

Autumn

Maple Cove B&B is surrounded by 10 Family Owned Cider Mills and Orchards just a short drive from the inn. Experience picking your own apples on the weekends and moonlight hayrides in the evening. Have you ever had a glass of fresh-milled apple cider with a warm fresh out of the oven cider donut? It's an experience like non-other and only topped by coming back to the inn to see what fall delight Jan has baked for you to enjoy with your afternoon cup of tea.

Craft Beer

From HomeGrown Brewing Company, Falling Down Beer Co., Rochester Mills, Mulefoot Gastropub to Blake’s Hard Cider Company, you'll never find a shortage of brews to taste if you stay here.

Wine Trail

We have contact with the Thumbs Up Wine Trail Organization, which is a non-profit organization that promotes local wineries in Southeast Michigan. Maple Cove is within 30 minutes of five of the wineries and tasting rooms. We are also featured on Winery Adventures. We like to wine before we dine, how about you?

Foodie

Our granddaughter Cecilia gathers our farm fresh eggs for us. She only misses the basket occasionally. We grow all our own herbs and many of our veggies used in our egg dishes. Mark and I are skilled in cooking and baking for special-needs diets. We have many recipes that have been handed down from both of our families.

While breakfast is the feast we prepare for you, the area restaurants will not disappoint in either taste or ambiance for your meals away from the B&B. Maple Cove B&B is like the center of a wheel. In each direction, you can find fine dining, from traditional Irish fare at Sullivan’s Public House to a romantic dinner at Victoria’s Delights, or visit and dine in one of the 12 most interesting historic sites in Michigan, the White Horse Inn in Metamora.

Drive south and you enter the bustling town of Rochester, where there is every fare imaginable for dining as well as tasting rooms, pubs, and, at Christmas time, the spectacular downtown light show.

Historic Charm

Welcome to an 1880s Greek Revival farmhouse that has been completely -- well, revived -- for guests' comfort. This is a former summer home to the Fruehauf family and now home to guests. Just ask innkeeper Mark, a historian on everything Fruehauf, from their business history to the home's history. A stone fence running along the front of the property is from the 1900s. Although we have taken down some of the buildings to preserve the wood (to repurpose it), there is still plenty to see.

Guest Rooms: 4

 Who We Are:

Mark and Jan Smith, innkeepers

 Phone

 Address

969 Maple Cove Drive, Leonard, MI, USA 48367