42 acres on the Boardman River, one of the northwest lower peninsulas' finest wilderness rivers. Newly refurbished house, riverside cabin and Springhouse suite. Springwater stream serenades guests in a retreat atmosphere. Very private countryside setting near Traverse City. Walking, biking and quiet snow sport trails available outside the door. Hot tub, sauna, massage, flyfishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking. Perfect setting for group retreats.
5 on October 07, 2013
My wife and I truly were lucky to find this wonderful place. We could not have asked for a better experience. We enjoyed a quiet early morning hike on the trails through the woods where we saw beautiful scenery including about 8 white tail deer running through the trees. This place was a perfect peaceful place to relax and get back in touch with each other and nature. Brian was a great host and excellent cook for our breakfast. We both want to go back again soon. Oh, and we highly recommend the massage. Very relaxing!
4.0 on September 27, 2013
Its a quiet place surrounded by wilderness. A great place to relax and escape from the real world. It is a little farther out from Traverse City but only 15 minutes away. Brian was super friendly and a good cook.
4.2 on August 25, 2012
I just returned from a 2 night stay at Whispering Waters (August 22,23 - 2012) and loved every minute of the experience. Be forewarned that GPS brings you to a shack just .5 miles before you actually get to the Whispering Waters property. Do not panic, just ride .5 miles south down the one lane unpaved road and you will find it. We stayed in the cabin - a lovely, clean though simple accommodation - very private, with a wonderful porch facing the river. We could walk a few yards and actually sit right at the river. We could see the stars from the loft bedroom with skylights. The living room was big enough and very comfortable. The bathroom with shower was small but just fine. The experience was outstanding. We strolled around the property, visiting the horse and 2 alpacas, taking the nature trail, and just sitting along the river. Brian made delicious breakfasts (lots of fruit, great coffee, blueberry pancakes one morning, french toast the other). I highly recommend this b&b and hope to return someday.
4.2 on September 11, 2010
we stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer, rooms were spotless, Brian the host was great, the setting was second to none
5 on July 08, 2009
We discovered this magical retreat online, and have been returning for years. It's away from the hustle-bustle of town, but within easy driving distance. This is a beautifully decorated B&B, with an amazing meditation room that features a high-beamed ceiling and a wall of windows. The rooms are comfortable and quiet, and when you open the window, you can hear the sound of the bubbling creek... it's so peaceful! The woods around the premises are delightful too. Besides that, Brian makes a delicious breakfast, and he'll accommodate your dietary preferences. The warmth and friendliness of the people, as well as the comfortable rooms and unique setting make this an unforgettable spot. I'd HIGHLY recommend it!
4.0 on February 18, 2009
My husband and I stayed in the cabin at whispering waters and were delighted with the accommodations. The facilities were beautiful and the property was inspiring. We are anxious to return and share the experience with friends.
5 on July 16, 2007
We stayed here during the Cherry Festival. The property is beautiful ! We stayed in the Spring House Suite. The pictures on the website don't do it justice. Our inn keeper Brian was a great host and cook ! The property is only 7 mi outside the downtown area. It was very quiet, peaceful and private. We look forward to our next stay. We wish we could've stayed longer.
Wetlands, Forest, Riverside, Countryside
Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 8 miles
At the junction of US 31 S. and M 37 (Chums Corner), turn east on Beitner Rd. 1.5 miles on Beitner to River Rd. Right on River Rd 1.3 miles to Whispering Waters Sign on South (right) side of road. Drive slowly 3/4 mile on private drive to the end of the road, (across the bridge over the Boardman River) and up to the main house. Alternatively, south out Keystone Rd. from Traverse City to River Rd. East on River to Whispering Waters sign.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, hot air balloning, horse trails, dunes, tall ship sailing, festivals, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Spa
Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Radio, Telephone, VCR, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , massage room, sauna
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, skating, nature watching, mushrooming, flyfishing, river tubing, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming
Mark and Julie, Brian
Dogs , horses and barn cats
We run personal growth workshops and encourage personal and group retreats. On site activities include bird watching, mushrooming, hiking, nature observation, canoeing, tubing, tree climbing, fly-fishing, snow-shoeing, skiing, skating