|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
This unique cottage is off the beaten path yet minutes away from the beautiful, historic town of Traverse City! Stay and relax next to the tranquil Boardman River. This one-of-a-kind location offers all kinds of activities including: kayaking, tubing, hiking, swimming, and fishing to name a few. I offer guide services for most all of your adventures (if requested). I will take the time to make sure your stay is the best possible. I can help you get to know nature, learn how to start a great campfire for smores, or leave you alone to enjoy the solitude of this pristine area in God's country. Give me a call or e-mail for more information and list of activities.
Thank You, Richard
*3 Bedrooms and sofa
*Open floor plan
*Natural wood fireplace with all the wood you need
*Large deck overlooking the Boardman River and your own personal creek
*Private balcony off the main bedroom over looking the river
*Laundry room-washing machine/Dryer
*Bonfire Pit, Open Pit BBQ*
*Picnic Table/ Reclining Chairs on Deck
*Outdoor Hot Tub Overlooking River
*Enclosed Screened Sitting Area
*Guide Services Available (for above if wanted)
Just down stream is the 1/2 acre garden where you can enjoy the experience of farming. If you choose to help out, and possibly take the time to enjoy this, when harvest time comes, we'll send you some fresh veggies!
Come and enjoy this unique and beautiful place up North! A true taste of Pure Michigan!
Keywords:Pure Michigan, Cherry Festival, Wineries, Beaches, Traverse City, Kayaking, Fishing (German Browns, Brooktrout, Salmon), Golfing, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Restaurants, Shopping, Rafting, Tubing, Camping, Shopping, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Color Tours, Water Frontage, Recreational, Photography/Painting/Viewing, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowboarding, Ice Fishing. Guide Service Available
My family absolutely loves the outdoors and we also live on the Boardman River down stream. We enjoy kayaking, gardening, hiking, and bird watching. We take our two dogs for long hikes on the state land while looking for new exciting finds that the woods have to offer. We are also excited to share this with others who share our passion for the outdoors. This cottage is a unique place!
Richard purchased this cottage in 2012
I purchased this property quite honestly because I have been here most of my life and I have found it to be in one of the best locations in the area. I love the outdoors but like the fact that I can be in Traverse City quickly with a beautiful drive to get there. The wildlife, fresh air, and of course the Boardman river being steps away, well you just can't beat it. I see all types of birds , deer, fox, partridge, well it goes on and on. Truly it has all the flavor of the now well known 'Pure Michigan.' And how about the Fall Colors
Wildlife including: deer, turkeys, partridge, rabbits, bobcats, and ducks. Birdwatching: Piliated woodpeckers, eagles, hawks, owls, hummingbirds, and orioles. Hiking, fourwheeling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing. Beautiful view of river. Kayaking, tubing, fishing, and swimming. And lets not forget the fall colors! Also we have the Chery festival in July, the Horse show in July, and the Film festival after that!
We recently spent a long weekend at this property and had an awesome time. Three couples stayed and had a fabulous time at the property, traverse city and surrounding areas. The property is private, on the river and very, very clean. The sound of the river flowing and leaves falling made the perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying a wonderful fall weekend in upper Michigan. Richard was great - very responsive and interested in ensuring our stay was perfect. The cabin was well stocked and offered great views of the river. Richard has the wood stove and fire pits full of wood upon our arrival so that we could simply strike a match and enjoy the warmth and comfort of a wood fire. The property is only 20 minutes from Traverse City so you can be in the country while at the cabin and in a short time enjoy the many benefits of city life. I highly recommend this property. One thing to consider; to gain entry to the cabin you need to climb some stairs so if you have physical limitations you should talk with Richard for details on the stairs. Otherwise, great location and great place equal a great vacation!
This tranquil home is nestled across a river and within the trees. The views from any angle of this home are breathtaking. We were there in mid fall and the colors were just fantastic. The Hot tub is conveniently located out the back door of the house and was already warmed up when we arrived. Richard, the owner, had ensured everything we would need was there and ready to be used. Now, there wasn't food, but everything else was. From dishes, silverware, glasses, pots, pans, water filter jugs, coffee machine's, towels, blankets, and even enough firewood to have a fire every night for a week. This home come highly recommended, as it should be.
This was a nice weekend getaway for us. The cabin is in a nice location, gives you that feeling of being secluded and alone even though you do have neighbors close by. The cabin was clean and suited our needs perfectly. The weather didn't cooperate with us at all that entire weekend which kept us indoors more so than we had planned, making it hard to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Probably the best for us though as we have a very active 2yr old. We would definitely would like to go back, maybe when our little one is alittle bigger and we don't have to worry so much about him finding his way into the river!
Four longtime friends recently retired and decided to celebrate with a girls' color-tour getaway. Beautiful location with nice amenities like fireplace, firepit, and hot tub. It's only a 20-minute drive to downtown Traverse City, so we also visited the Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas. Great three days! Just make sure to get good directions to the cottage in advance--it's on a private road and doesn't show up on mapping apps.
This was our second trip to Richard's property and it will definitely not be our last. Richard could not be a more gracious host to his guests. He personally welcomed us back to his rental and had fresh vegetables in the refrigerator waiting for us as well. The property is in great condition and we wanted for nothing! Richard also offers to transport renters up river and drop them off with his kayaks if they desire to kayak the Boardman River. The tranquility and isolation of this property are its greatest features. I cannot recommend this property enough to anyone wishing to get away from the hustle bustle of daily live and get back to nature. We will hopefully return next summer for a longer duration. Thanks Richard!!
My girlfriends and I stayed at this wonderful location at the end of September, can not get over the view! It was beautiful seeing the Boardman River flow through the property. Lots of beautiful trees and landscaping. The cottage itself was super cute and quaint, very cozy and clean! We will definitely stay again for another girl's weekend! We met Richard, the owner and he was such a nice guy and made us feel welcomed right away!
Cottage is located on 20 acres, boardering many miles of state/federal land with access to Hiking Trails, Snowmobile/four wheeling Trails, Horse Riding, mushroom hunting. Also enjoy a short ride to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Many fine wineries, the Boardman River, the great Town of Traverse City, and much, much more. Come and enjoy what the Real 'Pure Michigan' has to offer. Cherry festival is in July, along with the horse show, and the film festival after that! Enjoy a bonfire by the river and take in all the beauty the night sky has to offer!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
Saturday to Saturday check in/check out June, July, and August
Owner has right to change rates at anytime
Refer to owner/contract for cancellation policy
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Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.