"We spent a week in August at this cottage along the beautiful Boardman River. It is secluded, quiet, and located on a beautiful property which backs up to state land. It is very clean. The wildflowers bordering the driveway greeted us with an amazing, sweet fragrance. The cottage had everything our family of 5 needed to relax. The "kids" (ages 18, 21 and 23) had no problem disconnecting from electronics and social media (amazing!) even though it as Satellite TV. Some highlights of the property: kayaking the Boardman River right back to the cottage, sitting around the large fire pit adjacent to the water, hiking the MI Riding-Hiking trail directly behind the property, fishing from the foot bridge, sipping wine in the hot tub and watching the sun set behind the trees, sleeping with the doors and windows open, hearing the water and waking to "Steve" the rooster (we named him), coffee on the deck overlooking the river, reading in the hammock, grilling on the deck, stargazing from the footbridge, the wildlife- including deer, turkey, beaver, bald eagles, hawks, and rabbits.
We enjoyed many excursions in the area including a bike tour through wineries, a yacht sail on the Grand Traverse Bay, Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, a day trip to Mackinac Island, enjoying several beaches, exploring Suttons Bay, and hunting down the best cherry pie in MI.
Richard was very kind and responded promptly to our questions. He helped the boys set up their poles and gave them tips on fishing. He dropped us off upstream for a three hour kayak trip. He gave us privacy, but was available when needed.
We hope to be back someday, as there is so much more to enjoy in the area.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 17, 2015