“Thanks for the extras like the towels for the beach, access to a refrigerator, ideas as to what to see and do, and good restaurants. Wonderful place to stay.”
- Jim & Lois, Homeville OH
We’re air conditioned throughout, and have Cable TV/VCR/DVD in every room (plus an extensive VCR library or a nearby video shop for DVDs). We provide our guests with a wireless WiFi network to complement our high-speed internet connection.
A delicious homemade breakfast, with the freshest local ingredients, is served from 8:30-10:00 a.m. each morning for guests in the house. Breakfasts include fresh-baked muffins or bread, a hot egg dish, seasonal fruit, yogurt, our signature granola (see the recipe below), juices, tea, and custom-blend roast coffee. Cottage guests, of course, have kitchens to make their own special breakfasts
For your enjoyment, we offer other special amenities:
- Tips on the best attractions and happenings on the Leelanau Peninsula (or click now on “The Area” and “Events” here for a look);
- Picnic baskets, beach chairs and thirsty towels for the beach;
- Board games and cards for heated contests, jigsaw puzzles that test your skill, and best-selling novels for that rainy day;
- Excellent cell phone connections;
- Private parking for guests’ autos, vans or SUVs. We are simply unable, however, to accommodate boats, trailers or mobile homes.
The Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast and Cottages is a non-smoking inn, including porches and cottages. We are sorry, but we cannot accept pets.
Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast Honey Vanilla Granola
This is one of the favorites at the inn. The recipe makes 8 cups, enough for eight to ten generous cereal servings or use as a topping for yogurt. At the inn, we double the recipe so we always have some in the freezer for guests or a gift.
1/2 cup sliced almonds. 4 cups uncooked oatmeal. 1/2 cup shredded coconut. 1/2 cup crunchy cereal nuggets, such as Grapenuts. 1/2 cup dry Wheatena cereal or 1/4 cup sesame seeds.
1/2 cup oil. 1/2 cup honey. 1 tablespoon vanilla. 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg. 1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins (added after baking).
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Put all dry ingredients in large bowl and mix together. Combine oil, honey, vanilla and nutmeg; pour over dry ingredients, and stir thoroughly to coat dry ingredients.
Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan and bake for 30-36 minutes on the middle rack. Watch carefully that it does not become too brown. Remove from oven and cool.
Add cherries or raisins after the mixture has cooled. Store in a sealed container or bag. The granola may easily be frozen if it will not be used immediately.
Katie’s Egg-Chilada Casserole
Makes 2- 9 inch pie pans
1-pound ground sausage (turkey or pork). 1 capful of Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle. ¾ cup of fresh Salsa (Mild or Medium).
Brown meat with salsa and spices (Season more if you want). Drain and set aside to cool
In separate bowl combine 1 cup of tomatoes (diced). 1-cup sweet onion (chopped). 1 cup shredded cheese. After meat mixture has cooled, combine with the vegetable and cheese mixture.
Beat together egg mixture of 12 eggs and 1 ½ cups heavy cream. (You may substitute milk, half and half or buttermilk. If you use milk, add a little flour or cornstarch to help thicken).
Layer meat mixture and flour tortillas in baking pans: Meat mixture on bottom, tortilla, more filling, tortilla, then a light layer of filling on the top. Pour egg mixture over the top.
Cover the pans with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle a little cheese on top, and continue baking for about 20 minutes.
Katie’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Cake ingredients: 1-Cup Butter. 2-Cups Sugar. 2-Eggs. 1-Cup Sour Cream. ½ tsp Vanilla. 2-Cups less 4 Tbsp. Flour. 1 tsp Baking powder. ¼ tsp salt (use only if you use unsalted butter)
Topping: ½ cup brown sugar. ½ tsp cinnamon. ½ cup chopped pecans.
Cream together first 3 cake ingredients. Add sour cream and vanilla. Blend on lowest speed or mix by hand. Fold in dry ingredients by hand.
Place ½ the batter in a greased & floured tube pan. Sprinkle about ½ the topping on the batter, add remaining batter, and sprinkle top with the remaining topping.
Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.