A note from the Innkeeper...
As many of you know, we had a fire on February 3rd. Then, on August 23rd, my husband of 26 years and fellow innkeeper, Bob Russell, passed away from esophageal cancer. I will continue to run the Inn, along with my daughter, Katy and her partner, Brandon. Katy is a licensed massage therapist; if you would like to sign up for a massage, please do so when you make your reservation.
The Inn will be opening up again Dec. 27 - January 4th. During the winter months, we will be focusing more on accommodating groups and will be open on weekends. The Inn is a perfect place for small groups (maximum of 15) who would like to gather for work or play.
The renovations to restore the Inn are almost complete. The Inn is better than ever, with more insulation, a better heating system, new furnishings, freshly painted walls and refinished floors. We tried to keep the old charm and character of the Inn as much as possible. The fire was on the south end of the Inn so the kitchen, yoga studio, Big Room and guest wing were not damaged.
Suite 678 was rebuilt as it had been, with 2 bedrooms, a kitchenette, sitting area and bathroom. We were able to have the old claw foot tub re-enamaled and a new shower installed.
Needless to say, this has been a time of challenge, heartbreak, and developing resilience. Deep thanks to all the support from past guests who have been sending healing energy my way!
Please come for a visit; if not in the winter, in one of the seasons to come!
Call or email to reserve a room.
Looking forward with hope,
Renovations are complete and the Inn is now open!
We are taking reservations for individuals or groups:
Dec. 27 - Jan. 3
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through the winter and early spring
Anytime beginning May 1 - Nov. 1, 2014 (2 night minimum on the weekends) A perfect place for personal, couple or small group retreats
The Neahtawanta Inn provides both solitude and interaction depending upon your needs. The Inn is used by individuals and groups for a variety of reasons: as a quiet respite from busy lives; for family reunions, small group retreats, honeymoons and anniversaries; or for vacationers coming to enjoy the Grand Traverse area. Surrounded by woods and water, the Inn offers peace and comfort for those who need to rest and rejuvenate. The large living/dining room with a sunken fieldstone firepit, and library with many books and periodicals are available for our guests. Healthy vegetarian breakfasts are served with many local ingredients. In 1996 a wheelchair accessible room was added, along with a second floor yoga studio.
Returning guests will join us in missing our dear old black lab, Lucia. She died (also of cancer) 3 days before Bob. We like to think she went on ahead to make sure it was okay for Bob. We still have two friendly cats named Petey and B.K. The cats are not allowed in the guest rooms but do occupy common areas in the Inn.
The Neahtawanata Center, a nonprofit organization working on peace, justice and ecological health issues, is also housed at the Inn.