|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!
This place is the perfect get away!!!! We will deffintly be going back for an entire week. Richard is very welcoming and helpful and this cottage is in beautiful setting back in the woods. Peaceful and so relaxing. I would like to go back up in the summer and go canoeing. It was so peaceful we didn't want to leave and go home. I would say to anyone if your considering renting a cottage this is the place to be up in traverse city.
This place was the much needed medicine we needed to get away from it all. Inside is your typical well kept cottage. It is very clean, bright, and well appointed. Everything you could possibly need is provided including a washer and dryer with all the laundry soap, fabric softer, dryer sheets, the works. There are even games and puzzles, maps, and information about the area. There are two sliding glass doors in the main living room/ dining room area so you have a beautiful view of the forest and can see and hear the Boardman River from everywhere on the main floor. We had two wonderful nights sleep on the very comfortable bed in the Master bedroom with the sound of the river from the sliding glass door and balcony overlooking the river. We used the wood stove in the living room the morning we left and it worked great. Richard had set up the firewood for both the wood stove and the fire pit outside with plenty of extra firewood. It was such a treat having a fire right next to the river. The hot tub was wonderful. Richard heated it up for us before we got there and it was ready to go. We spent time relaxing in the two hammocks outside. Wonderful! Richard took us down the river with two of his kayaks and we floated back to the cottage in a little under two hour trip down the river. (He offered longer trips if we wanted) I doubt you would find any other rental in the area where you can do this. We had an amazing time, absorbing the beautiful sights, floating along the quiet river with several Mallards and even a Loon at one point. Even if the rest of our experience was not as good as it was, we would still come back for this!
Richard gave us a few suggestions for restaurants and we chose Apache Trout. I would definitively recommend this place. They have fantastic whitefish (have it grilled) and are right on the bay. We also shopped at Oryana, which I highly recommend, for fresh vegetable juice and organic baked goods.
We love Traverse City and are so glad we found this place that provides a private, peaceful solitude away from the hustle and bustle when you want to relax. It was just perfect having this place as a home base for all our activities. We can't thank Richard enough for his hospitality. He was a phone call away for anything we needed. We will be back!
Great place to relax and let all your stresses melt away. View was amazing of the river, and so private. We loved the fire pit by the river, which was all ready to go. House was clean and had everything you could need, Richard was so kind and helpful, even offered my hubby a fishing rod to use in the river, I can't wait to go back!
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!
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 26 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 July, and August
Owner has right to change rates at anytime
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