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Overview of The Cottonwood Inn B&B

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets

The Cottonwood Inn B&B

3.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center5 min walk
    Popular LocationSleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore12 min walk
    Popular LocationEmpire Bluff Trail4 min drive
    AirportTraverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital)47 min drive

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The Cottonwood Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Queen Bed

The Roen Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Trundle Bed

The Sunset Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

The Empire Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Trillium Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Trundle Beds and 1 Queen Bed

The Cottonwood Carriage House

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Twin Beds and 1 Queen Bed

The Monarch Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area


Located in Empire, The Cottonwood Inn B&B is in a national park. Empire Bluff Trail and Mistwood Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Little Glen Lake.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center - 5 min walk
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - 12 min walk
  • Empire Bluff Trail - 4 min drive
  • Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - 6 min drive
  • Little Glen Lake - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Cherry Capital Airport (TVC) - 47 min drive


  • Shipwreck Cafe — 8 min walk
  • Empire Village Inn — 10 min walk
  • Tiffany's Cafe — 11 min walk
  • Joe's Friendly Tavern — 12 min walk
  • Bluewater House — 10 min drive

About this property

The Cottonwood Inn B&B

3.5-star Victorian bed & breakfast near Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center
This bed & breakfast features a garden, free breakfast, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 7 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include furnished patios and sitting areas.
The Cottonwood Inn B&B offers 7 accommodations with hair dryers. Rooms open to furnished patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free covered self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–9:30 AM


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Outdoor space

  • Furnished patio
  • Yard


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and an access code; your host will greet you

Access methods

Access code, host will greet you


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Property is also known as

The Cottonwood Inn B&B Empire
The Cottonwood Inn B&B Bed & breakfast
The Cottonwood Inn B&B Bed & breakfast Empire

Frequently asked questions

Is The Cottonwood Inn B&B pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Cottonwood Inn B&B?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Cottonwood Inn B&B?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Cottonwood Inn B&B?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is The Cottonwood Inn B&B located?
Situated in a national park, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Empire Bluff Trail and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 50%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The rural setting (bright red barn, porch, lawn and garden) were even prettier than the pictures. Our upper room (three beds) was cozy and welcoming after a long day of exploring the Upper Peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes park. I would describe it as homey rather than chic, exactly what we were looking for. Very friendly staff and delicious breakfast. I would recommend the Cottonwood, a genuine, traditional bed and breakfast, to anyone looking for a unique experience in this beautiful part of Michigan.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quiet and peaceful, nice surroundings, close to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This farmhouse is in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We enjoyed the breakfast in particular. But the bed was not comfortable and had no extra pillows to choose from. The second floor bedrooms might pose a challenge to anyone who had trouble with the steep stairs.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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