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El Moore has a few different B&B options (in addition to permanent residencies). Their four rooftop cabins are supremely cool: While they afford a bird’s eye view of the city (a couple look toward Downtown and a couple into Midtown), the rustic cabins are really designed to recreate the experience of a North Michigan getaway, and each one feels like your own personal lodge. The details, which vary by cabin, are incredibly thoughtful, like headboards built out of wood reclaimed from the original 1898 building, and unique doorknobs that date to the building’s beginnings. The custom-, Detroit-made beds are either queen- or king-sized and a couple of the rooms also have additional pull-outs. These have generously sized interiors and more modest balcony space, while the other two have oversized outdoor patios. While the cabins don’t have full-on kitchens, you can keep snacks in the room and have a simple meal in. Breakfast is also offered in El Moore’s lobby. The restored building overall has an impressive sustainability mission given how old it is (in past lives, El Moore served as luxe flats and a Depression-era boarding house): The lodge utilizes solar panels, geothermal heating and cooling, heavy duty insulation, and rain water harvesting. The property is currently under expansion, with an adjacent garden and food space on the way.

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