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.


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.

Personal Health Resilience: Yoga, Meditation & Healthy Food

May 20 - 22nd
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How about spending a weekend taking care of you?

Many of us live full and demanding lives, and although we try to stay connected to all aspects of our health and wellness, we often find this difficult and are confused as to how to do it. Here is a chance to nurture your body, mind and spirit. And also learn some useful health and wellness information and easy, healthy habits that you can take home with you and put into practice every day.

Join Ali Lopez, Wellness Chef and Certified Health Coach, who will be your guide through a delicious and jam-packed weekend of health, food and yoga.

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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.


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


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


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


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