OUR STORY

Katie & Jeff are the innkeepers at the Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast, assuring memorable hospitality.

Katie Rabidoux welcomes you to another season as your host. She brings her warm personal touch and fabulous cooking skills to make your stay unforgettable.

 

Katie brings deep experience in hospitality and assures everything about the inn meets your expectations. She, and husband Jeff, have hiked the trails, know beaches, golf courses, wineries, lighthouses, concerts and galleries, villages and byways. She will point you to all that is M22, the Leelanau Peninsula, the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Grand Traverse. It’s not just a road, its a way of life.

The House 

The Ladies Aid Society (right) met at the house at the turn of the 20th Century. We love this historic photo.

 

Built in 1873 – we found contemporary newspapers used as insulation when we renovated – the Inn was originally a boarding house for loggers. It became home over the years to the Andresen family, and hosted a restaurant called the Kum-n-Dyne (left below in 1939), several shops, the site for school lunches when the School House was down the street, and a bed & breakfast in 1991.

 

The guest cottages date from the 20’s and 30’s, with modifications to all three buildings through the 50’s and ‘60’s. Detailed county records for the property dating from the mid-19th century are framed in the hallway for the inquisitive. 

The Ladies Aid Society met at the turn of the 20th century at the home that is now the Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast. Always are warm welcome here.
Lifelong friends Larry, Patricia, Gary and Margaret, are the owners of the inn.

The Owners 

Dear friends since high school, Larry & Patricia, Gary & Margaret teamed to place their stake as owners of the inn and cottages. Larry & Patricia now spend May to September here, working many of the “back office” functions and maintaining the inn property.

 

Patricia & Larry are actively involved in the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce. Patricia is also on the Board of Directors and President for the statewide Michigan Bed & Breakfast Association. The Association’s mission (www.laketolake.com) is, through marketing initiatives and a Quality Assurance Program, to invite discerning guests like you to experience the unique member bed & breakfast inns that guarantee quality lodging and personal hospitality.