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Wind in the Pines

13573 S. Gallagher Rd. , Traverse City, MI 49684 USA (Show map)
163 Reviews
$150 - $185
per night

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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.

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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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.8

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All-around Excellent Stay

4.8 on October 13, 2014

The Wind in the Pines is a wonderful bed & breakfast. It is about 4 miles away from the noise and bussle of Traverse City. My husband & I enjoyed the seculsion and that there were only three guest rooms. It's a real log cabin, relatively new build, and was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The hosts, Dietmar and Marion, were also a delightful couple, who were very knowledgeable about the area, and helped us with our itinerary. The breakfasts were OUTSTANDING! Probably the best I've had at a B&B. We would stay again.

Love this Place!

5 on October 06, 2014

I great get away not far from the city, but far enough to enjoy the quiet. The rooms are spacious and cheery. The grounds are meticulously maintained and breakfast was too good to describe! Can't say enough great things about the experience! Chris and Connie, Toledo Ohio

Quiet Oasis

4.8 on October 05, 2014

Beautiful grounds surround this 7-yr-old home in the country - 10 minutes from downtown Traverse City. Ditmar and Marion are a wonderful couple, welcoming and informative. They will chat if you want but leave you alone after describing their masterfully prepared breakfasts- for which they take great pride- we kept forgetting to ask for half-portions. The rooms, we saw two of three, are spacious, impeccably decorated, and spotless. Located between TC and Sleeping Bear Dunes, this was a great center for exploring Leelanau area- including Suttons Bay, for cute shops, and Leland, for The Cove restaurant, and Fishtown - as well as numerous wineries. Would definitely stay here on next trip to Traverse City.

Nicest B&B

4.8 on September 28, 2014

Our 4-day stay was the best B&B experience we have had. Dietmar & Marion are really great hosts and make you feel like you've known them for years. Accommodations, food and service were excellent. With only 3 rental units you have a great chance to interact with your hosts. We will recommend Wind in the Pines to others and we will return.

Great Get Away Weekend

5 on September 24, 2014

This is what a bed & breakfast experience should be! Our room (the Bear room) had a comfortable king bed. Very roomy with a private bath. Breakfast both mornings Was fantastic! Marion and Dietmar are such gracious hosts. The grounds surrounding the B&B are well cared for and there Is peace and quiet! Just outside the hustle of the city. We will definitely come back again.

Could Not Have Been Better!

5 on September 22, 2014

This B&B was exactly what I was looking for: a newer, clean, updated log cabin in the middle of a pine forest! It was off the beaten path but only a few miles from Traverse City's restaurants, shopping, etc. We stayed in the Moose room which was very spacious and had an ensuite, spacious bath. Even though it was in the lower level, we did not feel like we were in a basement as we had two windows that overlooked the green space. The breakfasts were amazing (you can almost skip lunch) in both quality and quantity. The hosts, the Stollenwerk's could not have been kinder or friendlier. We will be back!! Thank you, Dietmar and Marion, from Molly and Steve.

Rating Wind in the Pines

5 on September 20, 2014

Dietmar and Marion made our stay in traverse City a memorable one. Wonderfully prepared food and great company!

Everything was just great!

5 on August 29, 2014

great garden facilities, spacious & comfortable room, delicious breakfast

very nice

4.4 on August 25, 2014

Very nice b&b. Close to downtown traverse city but out enough for real peace and quiet. Great breakfast as well.


5 on August 22, 2014

Our three-night stay at Wind in the Pines was a truly lovely experience from beginning to end. Marion and Dietmar thoughtfully provided every nicety that a person could possibly ask for. The grounds and building are absolutely immaculate and beautifully maintained. The b&b is nested in a pine grove and is blissfully quiet. The food was a gourmet lover's dream. Breakfasts were thoroughly delicious and delightfully presented. Everything was done with the kindest thoughtfulness and consideration. Best of all were Marion and Dietmar. We felt as though we were in the care of dear friends. They are two of the nicest, most caring people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. It was our sincere pleasure to stay at Wind in the Pines, and we very much look forward to returning whenever we are in Traverse City.

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Location Type



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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  • 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 S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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.



Dietmar and Marion Stollenwerk

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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

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