Empire Lakeshore Inn

"The Heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes"   Phone: 231-326-5145  


Welcome To The Most Beautiful Place In America!

Empire Lakeshore Inn is conveniently located in the Village of Empire Michigan, the heart of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. We are within walking distance of local shops, restaurants, Lake Michigan and across the street from the Philip A. Hart Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes Visitor Center.

This small village of less than 400 people on the Leelanau Peninsula is a hidden paradise full of outdoor activities year round. Whether your here to visit the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes or layout on the one of a kind Empire Beach your sure to discover something new to enjoy each time you visit!

Into Biking? Cross Country Skiing? Long beautiful walks? When completed the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail will be 27 miles long. Over 9 miles have been completed. Trail starts in Empire. 

Pierce Stocking Drive! A 7.4 mile self guided tour of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Just 2 miles from Empire Lakeshore Inn!

Make sure to visit the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes headquarters. Located across the street from Empire Lakeshore Inn. Ask about Ranger programs!