Maple Cove B&B and August House

Leonard, Michigan

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.

The B&B offers three suites. Each suite has a sitting room, private bathroom and master bedroom with a king bed. They each have their own style and look.

The Casablanca Suite is located on the main floor. It is a little bit "Here's looking at you" but with today's flair and comfort. The sitting room has a small dine-in table should you prefer to have a private breakfast. The master bath hosts a stand-alone two-person bathtub and a separate shower. There is also a private entrance to the suite located off the veranda. It has the largest sitting room which hosts a cafe table for in-suite dining if you prefer.

The Hepburn Suite, named for one of our favorite actresses, is located on the second level, in the south wing of the B&B. The sitting room features a bank of windows that lightens the rooms with a beautiful view.

The suite has a private staircase and a sliding barn door to close yourselves off from the rest of the world. The private bathroom has a tub/shower combination and the original sink, restored to perfection.

The Hemingway Suite is located on the second level in the north wing of the house. This suite has its own staircase as well. The Hemingway's sitting room invites you to curl up and read a book either on the window seat or on the love seat. The master bath has the original sink and very unique corner tub, both restored to their former glory.

Along with the suites, guests are invited to enjoy the great room, billiards room, veranda, and pool. Each suite has a mini fridge and coffee maker.

Each bedroom has a TV and DVD player. There is a DVD library in the great room at guests' disposal. WiFi is available.

Or choose The August House

Name for the founder of the Fruehauf family and inventor of the semi-trailer inventor, this two bedroom, stand-alone cottage style house has 1,100 square feet of urban country style.

The open-concept full kitchen has all the appliances, small and large you will need, plus a living room with a three-sided fireplace, the bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with a queen bed. Plenty of space and comfort for relaxation.

The master bathroom has with a two-person soaking tub and stand-alone shower, and the double vanity has space to spare. The study, with a writing desk that looks out over the property, gives you a view of the main B&B. There is a spacious laundry room for your use as well.  Don't forget to relax on the front porch and enjoy the quiet!  Book this private get-away for 2 or more nights.

Unique experiences at Maple Cove B&B and August House


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 paddle board there.


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.


Here at Maple Cove B&B, we pride ourselves in 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.

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?


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, 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, an 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. Allthough we have taken down some of the buildings to preserve the wood (to repurpose it), there is still plenty to see.

Guest Rooms: 3

 Who We Are:

Mark and Jan Smith, innkeepers



969 Maple Cove Drive, Leonard, MI, USA 48367