Who We Are
Katie & Jeff Rabidoux welcome you to another season as your hosts, offering delicious home made breakfasts and warm hospitality, sharing with you their favorite restaurants, shops, and recreational activities, and assuring that your visit to the Leelanau Peninsula is memorable. Katie and Jeff make a great team. Katie has great experience in hospitality, having owned her own restaurant, worked as a chef, and been the well-recognized team member at the best local “foodie” places. Her family vacationed in Glen Arbor beginning in the 50’s, and full-time since 2002. Jeff, a downstate transplant, came to Glen Arbor several years ago to manage a residential development. He is now an exceptional landscape photographer and licensed real estate agent, hikes our corner of Michigan in all seasons and plays golf whenever the opportunity arises.
They invite you to join them at the inn this year and share our Glen Arbor and the Leelanau Peninsula. You won’t forget your days here.
The Ladies Aid Society (left) met in our home at the turn of the last century, and the Cottage Bookshop was started in one of the cottages.
Built in 1873 — we found newspapers in the walls from that year when we did a complete renovation upstairs — our inn has been a boarding house for loggers, a restaurant called the Kum ‘n’ Dyne, home to several shops over the years, a site for school lunches when the School House down the street was really a school, and a private home known as “The Andresen House,” with cottages out back, before becoming a bed & breakfast.
Dear friends since junior high and high school, Larry & Patricia, Gary & Margaret teamed to place their stake as owners in the very special Leelanau Peninsula.
In the compromise of a lifetime, these loyal Michigan State Spartans furnished the inn in French blue & yellow, which are also the signature colors of the University of Michigan Wolverines. We think you’ll agree, though, that the result is comfortable and striking.
Watch for them to spend more time in Glen Arbor and at the Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast now that they’ve moved into the next phase of their lives (although no less busy, for sure, with new ventures, grandchildren, and great travels).