Welcome, plan your trip to Historic Leland today! We have many lodging options and dates for you to choose from! Whether you are planning a romantic getaway for two, a family vacation, or an alternative to your typical hotel or motel lodging; the Whaleback Inn is for you. We are located in Michigan’s most beautiful and sought after Leelanau Peninsula (north of Traverse City). The Inn is situated on a hill overlooking Lake Leelanau for spectacular year round views. The Whaleback Inn is so named because we sit at the base of the Whaleback Sand Dune. Among the five wooded acres are fourteen well appointed lakeview rooms, a free standing cottage and three cottage suites.
It is our greatest pleasure to make people happy and to insure our guests get acquainted with this beautiful peninsula. We truly hope to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and that you will return often.
Owners & Innkeepers
December 13, 2009, Chicago Tribune
Whaleback Inn puts on a heck of a show. By Kevin Pang
**Esquire Magazine's BIG BLACK BOOK Spring 2009 edition voted Leelanau Peninsula one of the Best Places on Earth. Mario Batali (chef, author and restaurateur) recommends "low-key digs like the Whaleback Inn" for accommodations in the county.**
Tammie & Scott, You made us feel welcome — your rooms were so especially beautifully appointed — and I can still “see” and “feel” the breeze and lake as we enjoyed coffee and morning munchies. Our stay at your place made our whole trip. We’ve told several people yours is the ONLY place to stay. Thanks again, Kay & Dave; August 2007