Touring the Sleeping Bear Inn

I got a rare opportunity to tour the Sleeping Bear Inn in Glen Haven, Michigan. The Inn was built in 1857 by C. C. McCarthy, who owned a nearby lumber mill. In 1878, he sold the Inn to Philo Chamberlain, who operated a steamship line and purchased the lumber mill and other properties in Glen Haven. He appointed D.H. Day as his local agent. D.H, Day eventually bought out Chamberlain. For more information, see Wikipedia

The Inn closed in 1973. It was subsequently used as a dormitory for the National Lakeshore, but today it is shuttered up. The Park Service is seeking proposals to restore the Inn.