Boardman River Retreat

Welcome! Our home is located on the quiet and peaceful Boardman River. You are a quick drive from Traverse City and many of the areas best places to eat, drink and shop. Enjoy our curated guide to TC favorites to help you find the perfect places for you.

Our Local Favorites


Local, seasonal food breakfast, lunch & inbetween
237 Lake Ave, Traverse City, MI

East Bay Pizza

Hand Tossed Pizza & Wings
4386 N US Highway 31 N, Traverse City


Brick oven pizzas and craft beer taproom
2032 US-31, Traverse City

McGee’s No.72

New American fare, casual
4341 Michigan 72 East, Williamsburg


Restaurant and bar serving pizza, wings, ribs & more
525 High Lake Rd, Traverse City

The Parlor

Craft cocktails & small plates
205 Lake Ave, Traverse City
Local's tip: TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF cocktails 4-6pm. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat

Mundos HQ

Local coffee shop
1238 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City
Local's tip: Try the breakfast burritos!

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Craft spirits & cocktails
201 E 14th St, Traverse City

Rare Bird Brewpub

Brewpub & restaurant
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City

Downtown Traverse City

Front St., Traverse City, MI

Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat market, specialty grocery, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
830 Cottageview Dr, Traverse City

Things to Do

Grand Traverse Parasail

1469 N US 31 N, Traverse City
Next Door

Kayak, Bike & Brew

A pedal & paddle brewery tour
436 W. Front St., Traverse City, MI

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake…
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
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