If you're looking for the perfect Up North Getaway for your family or group of close friends, any time of year, then look no further than this Boardman Retreat located in the quiet and relaxing Boardman River Area of Traverse City.
Start your day with a hot cup of coffee on the front porch, getting reacquainted with nature. Watch beautiful birds swoop in for a snack at the bird feeder, see a deer grazing for a morning snack, or watch the trout jump in the Boardman.
Later, enjoy a tube or kayak down the beautiful Boardman River, take a short 10 minute drive into downtown Traverse City, or enjoy a quiet afternoon sunbathing on our deck.
In the evening, take a relaxing dip in our hot tub or have a bonfire with your family.
Inside the main house, it's all about comfort and convenience so you can spend all your time relaxing. There are 3 bedrooms, all situated on the same level, making it easy to keep the whole family close together.
One of the bedrooms features 2 single beds, while another bedroom features a queen and the master bedroom features a pillow top king with its own private powder room. In addition, there are two other full bathrooms. A pull out couch is found on the porch.
The main house has two spacious living rooms. The first is set up for enjoying some family entertainment. There is a 51” Plasma TV, a large selection of movies and television shows on DVD, and a Wii. In the corner is a game table complete with more board and card games than you can imagine. Sure, you can bring your own - but believe us, we've got plenty of entertainment options for every member of the family. The second living room is located on the porch. The room is a sea of windows facing the Boardman and there is a wood burning stove. This living room can easily seat 8 and the couch pulls out for more sleeping accommodations.
The kitchen has got everything you need ... just add groceries. It's fully loaded with all the appliances -- refrigerator, dishwasher, stove & oven, microwave, blender, toaster, coffee maker, and more. Plus, all the other kitchen supplies you'd expect - pots and pans, cooking gadgets, silverware and place settings. Believe us, you'll find everything you need and more.
The dining room has a large table that can easily accommodate 12 people and there is a small table near the windows that can accommodate another two.
And since this Boardman Retreat is all about creating the perfect safe and relaxing environment for your family and friends, we thought we'd point out a few things that make us stand out.
YOUR PRIVATE SLICE OF HEAVEN
A private drive over the Boardman River leads you to this extraordinary property that's all yours to explore and enjoy. Acres and acres of woods (stretching far up the Boardman) surround you to the river's edge.
NATURAL SWIMMING HOLE
The Boardman is wonderful for adventures – scenic kayak rides and leisurely tubing trips down river. But, sometimes, all you want to do is have a nice relaxing dip without swimming down current. There's a perfect swimming spot down the wooden steps into the Boardman where the water naturally returns against the current, making for the ideal place to take a dip without following the river's path.
THE BUNK HOUSE
Wait till you see this place. An entire “Bunk House” on the property, separate from the main house. Perfect for families that need some extra space, the Bunk House is filled with additional sleeping accommodations (can sleep up to 6). And it's a wonderful place for families to enjoy “game nights” in this cozy and rustic house. This is perfect for accommodating large groups in the summer. Please bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, and additional linens if you would like to make use of this space.
Our location on the Boardman River, just 10-15 minutes from Downtown Traverse City, means you're always going to be close to the attractions you would like to visit, but far from the hustle and bustle of the weekend crowds. And between the access to the local hiking trails, the birdwatching, the trout fishing, the tubing, kayaking, and relaxing away from it all – you'll always find something do at the Boardman Retreat … even if that means doing nothing at all!
Now, doesn't this sound like a wonderful place to start building memories that will last a lifetime?
We would love for you to spend your precious family time with us. Please reserve your vacation today!
Boardman Retreat has been in our family for over 30 years. My brothers and I have been enjoying the property since we were young children and now we continue to enjoy it with our own families.
When we are at the Boardman Retreat in the summer we enjoy swimming, tubing, kayaking, & fishing followed by bbq, hot tubing and a bonfire. In the winter, we love to snowmobile, cross country ski, and spend hours hanging by a warm fire.
Fall Color Tour, hunting packages, fly fishing, blue ribbon trout stream, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling are big in this area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Peak Summer Weeks
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|Notes||Rates are subject to change depending upon the season. We require a 3 night minimum stay for all holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend.
Our Bunk House is only available for use in the summer. Use of this area is an additional $500 per week plus additional cleaning fees. Please call or email to confirm exact rates for your dates.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.