The Neahtawanta Inn (Nee-ah-ta-wan-ta) is a bed and breakfast located on Old Mission Peninsula, a 22 mile long finger of land that divides Grand Traverse Bay into East and West Bay (satellite image), with over 300 feet of beach front on Bowers Harbor. Cherry orchards and wineries dominate the landscape; the 8 wineries are open for touring and tasting. The Lighthouse is now open to the public at Old Mission Point Park. The park also has many nice trails (trail map).

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.

We are a family place and welcome children of all ages. (Many bed and breakfast inns discourage guests with children because of the disruption they can cause.) We ask that parents be conscious of their children's behavior regarding other guests. It is especially important for children to be quiet between the hours of 9 p.m. and 10 a.m.

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Guests can use the yoga studio or request a yoga session with Sally, a longtime yoga practioner and registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance.

The Inn has free wireless access or a computer for guests to use for internet access.

Spring weather here in northern Michigan

May 19th, 2014
We are finally experiencing spring weather here in northern Michigan! It was a long time coming! The cherry blossoms are just peaking out and the bees are buzzing around.

The water is still a bit chilly; probably in the 40's, but hopefully it will be warm enough to jump in by June. We're happy to report that the water level has risen, due to lots of rain and snow and the fact that the bay froze this winter. Our dock will be installed this week; it's a favorite place for our guests...    READ MORE →


The Inn also houses the office of the The Neahtawanta Research and Education Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 1987. The Center focuses on issues relating to peace, community resilience and inner growth and sponsors workshops and events through-out the year.

Jenny

Some of my favorite things: the water views; indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pit; tea in the library; yoga in the timber-framed studio; and the homemade food.

Holly Spaulding - Hatfield, MA

Jenny

The Neahtawanta Inn, that magical place where tranquility meets action, and the love of our family rings in every corner!

Chloe Wastell (10 years old) - Sally's granddaughter

Jenny

The Neahtawanta Inn is one of those sweet, one-of-a-kind places where the heart and soul and body and mind will be restored, bit by bit, through the kind care of the inn keepers, nourishing space, and the nearness of Lake Michigan.

Holly Spaulding - Hatfield, MA

Jenny

It's magical and conducive to learning and playing, reflection and creativity. Each and every person that has attended our retreats at Neahtawanta has only asked that the next time we stay longer!

Nick Hansinger and Donna Orbovich - Co-founders, Source Movement