Wind in the Pines

13573 S. Gallagher Rd. , Traverse City, MI 49684 USA (Show map)

About

A true 'up-north' experience awaits you at Wind in the Pines B&B. Our beautiful log home is nestled among acres of pines offering peaceful, quiet relaxation. Enjoy the warmth and comfort of staying in a 'real' log home. Our three spacious guest rooms reflect the beauty of the north woods with their pine cone, bear and moose themes. We are located on the west side of Traverse City, just five miles from downtown. Our guests tell us that our location is ideal – away from the hustle and bustle yet close enough to enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Quiet weekend July 4th away from hustle and bustle

5 on July 20, 2015

This was our second stay at Wind in the Pines on July 4th weekend. It is a quiet retreat in the country. We love it there. Dietmar and Marion are wonderful hosts. The breakfasts are wonderful. You get a lot for your money. I highly recommend this bed and breakfast.Plan to visit again next year.


stay at the pines

4.4 on July 07, 2015

Earlier breakfast would help most people to get going in the morning. Even 8 am would be better.


Marvelous Experience

5 on June 07, 2015

My boyfriend and I enjoyed every minute of our stay. It was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and Wind in the Pines exceeded our expectations. The couple was overly friendly and very helpful! They provided us with tourism suggestions and tips. The breakfast was also unique and tasted amazing each morning! We will definitely be back :)


Sister get away

5 on June 01, 2015

Quite. Relaxing. Enjoyable


Excellent.. We will be back

5 on May 29, 2015

Nicest B&B I have stayed at. Quiet rooms and excellent service. There is a reason they are always booked up.


Absolutely outstanding!

5 on May 20, 2015

Our hosts were so wonderful, very nice and welcoming. The bed and breakfast is just beautiful. The rooms were so nicely decorated and clean. The common area as well was so beautifully decorated and very clean. The property is stunning with all the wildlife, flowers and trees. The breakfasts were just spectacular. So much food. Not just a plain jane breakfast. The first morning we had a cajun pancake, yum, filled the while plate and also a mango mouse with blueberries and a breakfast cheesecake. The second morning we had an egg, sausage and mushroom bake, strawberries with whipped cream and a blueberry muffin. They made sure throughout breakfast that we had enough coffee and orange juice. We were so impressed. We will definitely be back. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary so it was nice to not have been disappointed.


Great location for exploring wine country

5 on May 11, 2015

Hosts were wonderful and food excellent!


Beautiful, Clean, and Comfortable

4.8 on May 06, 2015

Very nice accommodations and a fantastic breakfast. Host Dietmar and Marian are wonderful and very helpful with knowing the area attractions.


Stellar service and food! Best B & B in Traverse!

5 on April 30, 2015

My fiancé and I stayed here for three nights this past weekend and had the very best time here. I received a welcome packet in the mail a few weeks ahead of time with very helpful instructions and introduction. The location is very close to downtown Traverse City and also located at the base of the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. This was perfect for our purposes as we were up on wine tasting tours. Dietmar was very helpful with maps and booklets about the area. His recommendation of eating at the Apache Trout Grill was perfect, we had an amazing meal on the water there and it was 5 minutes from the B&B. The rooms were very clean and there is a patio out back to sit and enjoy the wooded views. Each morning Marion amazed us with her cooking talents. First morning we had a kale hash baked with eggs on top, mango puree with berries, and a peach cake. Second morning was eggs benedict scramble with cheese sauce, third morning we were served jambalaya crepes! We would definitely stay here again, and hope to return soon.


October 24-27, 204

5 on October 30, 2014

When we booked the trip we already had some good expectations having been to the area before, but our stay at Wind in the Pines put it over the top. We were blown away by the hospitality provided by Dietmar and Marion the entire weekend. They made us feel at home as soon as we stepped in the door, and everything was taken care of as if it were their own home. Breakfast was excellent and quite filling every morning, and Marion was very accommodating of any special needs that we or fellow guest had. We will definitely be back again! Jon from Cincinnati


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Rooms & Rates

Pine Cone Room

This comfortable main floor guest room offers a queen bed. The “en suite” bath has a tub/shower combination. Windows offer a view of the pines and our many feathered friends. This room is just off the living/dining guest common room offering easy access (no steps).

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $150

Bear Room

This large room located on the lower level is our most versatile, offering a king bed or two twin beds. In addition, there is an oversized comfortable chair that opens into a twin sleeper sofa for a third guest (additional charge may apply). Please note that a twin sleeper is narrower than a twin bed and therefore most suitable for children. The “en suite” bath has a large shower. A large window overlooks attractive landscaping and the guest patio area. Lower level guest rooms have access to a separate ground-floor entrance.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

Moose Room

This spacious, octagonal room located on the lower level offers a queen bed. In addition you will find an oversized comfortable chair and a writing desk. The “en suite” bath has a large shower. Two windows offer an uninterrupted view of the pines and provide an ideal vantage point for bird watching. Lower level guest rooms have access to a separate ground-floor entrance. The Moose Room is located directly across the lower level entrance hall from the Bear Room making these two rooms ideal for couples or families traveling together.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $175

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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 9 miles

Directions to property:

From downtown Traverse City, follow M-72 west (it turns away from the bay and heads towards Empire and Lake Michigan). Stay on M-72 past the light at Bugai/Gray Roads. Just past the traffic light, turn right on Harry's Road. Follow Harry's Road for 1.2 miles. When you come to Gallagher Road, turn left. Ours is the first driveway on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lighthouses, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Private entrance, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi , Dining room has microwave and small refrigerator, Keurig K-cup coffee machine available 24/7, Moose Room has writing desk

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Wineries, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in the house or on the grounds.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes no children's furnishings are provided
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: A two-night stay on weekends, a three-night stay on holiday weekends.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: To confirm your reservation, a valid credit card is required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made seven (7) days or less in advance will be charged the full amount of the first night's stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dietmar and Marion Stollenwerk

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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