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The National Park Service Seeks Proposals for the Historic Sleeping Bear Inn

Sleeping Bear Inn
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Date: September 13, 2013

A Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) is currently being issued by the National Park Service (NPS) for the Sleeping Bear Inn in Glen Haven.  The RFEI allows interested parties to submit their concept(s) for potential adaptive use of the Inn and its garage. The Inn was built in approximately 1865 and was used as a lodging and dining facility until 1972; the garage was built in 1928.  The facilities are part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and are located in the historic village of Glen Haven along State Highway M-209, west of Glen Arbor. Additional information on the facilities, park, and process are available in the RFEI.

Copies of the RFEI are available for downloading at http://concessions.nps.gov/news.htm or you may contact Chief Ranger Phil Akers at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 9222 Front Street, Empire, Michigan 49630, 231-326-5135, ext. 400, phil_akers@nps.gov.

Site visits of the facilities are scheduled for October 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. and November 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. All parties wanting to attend one of the scheduled site visits must make a reservation via email message to phil_akers@nps.gov by October 10, 2013.

Did You Know?

South Manitou Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse on South Manitou Island (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore) was commissioned in 1872 and served Lake Michigan Shipping for over 100 years. You can take a tour of the lighthouse and climb its 117 step circular stairway to a great view of the Manitou Passage. More...