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Sweetfern Inn Information


The Sweetfern Inn was established in January of 2016 by William and Barbara Courtright. We are located north of Clare on 40 acres in the middle of Amish country. Our guest especially like our porch swings and gardens, comfortable beds, and our full homemade breakfasts! The breakfast specialties can include homemade cinnamon rolls, homemade 7 grain bread with various jams, jellies and lemon curd, fresh Amish eggs with butcher shop bacon or sausage, banana pecan pancakes or blueberry waffles, fresh fruit and vegetables with cheese, and apple, blueberry or dried cherry scones with devonshire cream ... all homemade and the menu changes daily! We are surrounded with many activities to enjoy: bike riding on the Pere Marquette Trail, golfing at numerous courses within 25 miles (5 in the Clare area alone!), shopping in Clare, Casino and Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, swimming and fishing at near-by lakes and streams, or just hiking our trails and country roads. We are centrally located so it is easy to take a day trip to our Great Lakes, or visit many unique small towns in Lower Michigan. Please call us at 989-386-0485 with any questions about other activities you may be interested in. We are offering two new additions for 2019 ... Afternoon Tea for Two,and After Hours Tray for Two. There is a minimum of 5 days notice for these services, and you order them under Additional Services.


  • Air conditioning
  • Shuttle service
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Shop/boutique
  • Garden
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • 24 hour security
  • Game room
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Snack bar
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Library
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Recreational vehicle parking

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Meeting rooms


  • Cooked breakfast
  • Free breakfast
  • American breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Farmhouse breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Kayaking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theater
  • Walking
  • Arts & crafts
  • Backpacking
  • Card, board, video games
  • Casino, arcades
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Entertainment
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • History/science museums
  • Motorsports
  • Retreat
  • Skiing - alpine
  • Skiing - cross-country
  • Hiking


All of our bedrooms are upstairs, so we do not have handicap accessible rooms. We do have a high toilet and bars in the guest restroom downstairs which is used by the Doorway to Heaven Room and the Huron Room.


Check in: 1:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Early check-in available on request
Check out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy: Adults preferred
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: No pets
Accommodation type: Bed and Breakfast
Booking Terms and Conditions


  • Road from Clare, Michigan (6.0 miles)

    From Clare Michigan:  5 miles North to Browns Road;  turn right on Browns Rd and go 1 mile to Eberhart Ave.; turn left and go 1/4 mile to our driveway.

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