We are in the process of restructuring the Neahtawanta Inn operations.
We are currently not taking reservations for 2017.


Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn


After being open to the public as a bed & breakfast for the past 36 years, the Neahtawanta Inn is shifting to a collaborative model, which will be membership based. Members will be able to choose their level of membership with pricing structure and different benefits that will allow for both individual and group needs. There will also be room rates in addition to the membership, with discounts for top tier members.

The purpose of this shift is to build a stronger community atmosphere, increase a sense of belonging and investment in the greater vision of the Inn, and to share some of the day-to-day tasks to lighten the load on the old innkeeper!

The new entity, which we are calling the Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn, will host year round events and activities for members, such as special dinners, kayaking, skills-based workshops, bike tours, full moon celebrations and more!

The Neahtawanta Research and Education Center (NREC), which has been our educational/advocacy arm of our work here since 1987, and is a nonprofit organization housed at the Inn, will remain the same. www.nrec.org

If you would like more information about the new Neahtawanta Inn, please email. The goal is to launch the new system sometime in February. Watch for updates!

Sally Van Vleck
Neahtawanta Inn - www.neahtawantainn.com
Neahtawanta Center - www.nrec.org
1308 Neahtawanta
Traverse City, MI 49686
Local Phone (231) 223-7315 - Toll Free (800) 220-1415

We collaborate to create a just world based on peace, resilience and respect for Earth's systems.
- mission statement, Neahtawanta Center
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.

Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn

After being open to the public as a bed & breakfast for the past 36 years, the Neahtawanta Inn is shifting to a collaborative model, which will be membership based. Members will be able to choose their level of membership with pricing structure and different benefits that will allow for both individual and group needs. There will also be room rates in addition to the membership, with discounts for top tier members.

The purpose of this shift is to build a stronger community atmosphere, increase a sense of belonging and investment in the greater vision of the Inn, and to share some of the day-to-day tasks to lighten the load on the old innkeeper!

The new entity, which we are calling the Neahtawanta Community Supported Inn, will host year round events and activities f...


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