Neahtawanta Inn

1308 Neah Ta Wanta Road , Traverse City, MI 49686-9716 USA (Show map)


The Neahtawanta Inn (Nee-ah-ta-wan-ta) has offered lodging for over 100 years on Old Mission Peninsula. Surrounded by woods and water, the Inn is perched on the shores of Bowers Harbor, the large porch offering guests a beautiful view and place to relax, nap and chat with fellow travelers. The beautiful beach and long dock, providing great swimming, sunning and boating is available via the original cement staircase. The Inn is perfect for people who are looking for a peaceful, informal, quiet place to rejuvenate. Great bicycling, wine tasting and beautiful scenery up and down the peninsula. We are now operating as a member-based organization; however, non-members (who are potential members!) are welcome to book a room and experience the peace and relaxation that the Inn offers. If you are a non-member, you'll need to call the Inn to book your room at the nonmember rates. A healthy, vegetarian breakfast is included in your room rate and prepared in the beautiful Neahtawanta Inn kitchen on the old original Garland stove. The Inn is operated on a philosophy of conservation and respect for the Earth. Yoga classes offered by Sally who has practiced and taught yoga for 40 years.



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Where to escape

4.8 on December 07, 2010

Neahtawanta is in a peaceful location on the peninsula, close enough to TC, etc.,yet removed enough to feel a world a way when you're at the B&B. Cozy, homey and the innkeepers are so welcoming, you feel immediately at ease. Breakfasts are great. Innkeepers are happy to give suggestions about which winery or restaurant to visit. Clean rooms. Great location on the water. This is a true "up north" experience.


4.4 on June 01, 2010

Very enjoyable experience. This Inn is tucked out of the way of traffic and congestion. Delightful innkeepers, beautiful morning and evening views of Bowers Harbor all at a reasonable rate.

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Rooms & Rates

Room 1

Our first floor room is wheelchair accessible with an ADA compliant bathroom. It has a queen-sized bed and side view of the lake. It can be rented by chair users, those who have difficulty with stairs or others depending on availability.

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $170

Room 2

This room faces the woods, has one of the original marble top sinks, a queen-sized bed and single fold-out couch. Room 2 and 3 share a common bathroom down the hall. It has the original clawfoot tub and a separate shower, so you can soak in the old tub or take a shower. There is also a 1/2 bath on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $100 - $160

Room 3

Room 3 faces Bowers Harbor and has a beautiful view of the water with a great view of the sunrise. It has a queen size bed, a marble sink, and shares bathroom with room 2. The common bathroom is down the hall. It has the original clawfoot tub and a separate shower, so you can soak in the old tub or take a shower. There is also a 1/2 bath on the first floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $160

Room 4

Room 4 has beautiful views of the water from all 4 windows. We added the private bathroom and sitting area in 1999, making this the largest bedroom. The couch folds out to a single bed; the bathroom contains one of the original marble sinks, as well as a shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $195

Suite 678

Suite is numbered 678 because it was created by combining the original Inn rooms, 6,7, and 8. The front bedroom has a great view of the water with french doors that open into the common sitting area. The back bedroom has a view of the water from the side window. The common area has a couch that faces the water and opens into a single bed; a small kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. The bathroom has the original claw foot tub with a shower and an electronically controlled skylight.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $200 - $235

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Waterview, Wine country


Traverse City, MI (TVC-Traverse City) 15 miles

Directions to property:

M-37 North onto the Old Mission Peninsula; 1/2 mile to Peninsula Drive, turn left, 9 miles to Neahtawanta Rd, turn left, we are 2 miles down Neahtawanta Road.

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, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Internet Service

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: in summer & fall on weekends, 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: half of total on credit card
  • Cancellations: 15 day notice
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Sally Van Vleck

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About the innkeepers

Outdoor activities-hiking, walking,swimming, sailing, bicycling, boating; wine-tasting; yoga/meditation

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  • Time Served: 9-10AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Dining Room

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