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Jackson, Michigan
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Whispering Waters is a gem of a B&B. It has rooms in multiple buildings. We were in the main lodge. Rooms were comfortable & clean. The main lodge has a general- use living area with a fireplace and book area. Very comfy. An excellent full breakfast is served in the kitchen in this building. The grounds are wooded and there...

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a quiet couples getaway then this is the spot in Traverse City! My wife and I have visited a few times. It had been a while since our last visit but the peaceful nature here has never changed. Plan on unplugging for your visit as there is not a t.v. around, which is wonderful, so...

Thank Brandon W
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 27, 2016

My wife and I stopped here on our trip around Lake Michigan. We were excited to explore Traverse City, and were hesitant that this B&B was a bit far from the city itself. In the end, we could not have chosen a better place to stay. The groundskeeper (I forgot his name, it's been a little while but I promised...

1Thank Br0ten
Clarendon Hills, Illinois
Reviewed November 14, 2015

We stayed in the main house that had a total of 3 rooms. Downstairs room had their own bath. Upstairs bath shared with 2 rooms. Clean, neat, peaceful, relaxing. Manager lived beneath the guest rooms. Unlike other B&Bs we stayed in, there was no mention or access to water bottles, coffee, fruit etc. it was about 10 minutes to the...

Thank Nohandsontheclock
Reviewed October 9, 2015

Bed was not very comfortable in the corner room upstairs....Breakfast was average. The hotel was quiet and the stream sound very nice. The great room is wonderful. It is on the Boardman river and that is nice too. All and all it was really good.

Thank lexwacket
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Reviewed September 24, 2015

It is a half mile down a single lane to a world all its own. The grounds are open surrounded by lush woods and cradled in the sound of falling water. The main house has a shared living area that has artistic and architectural gems tastefully on view from every cozy seating spot. Traverse City is a 20 minute drive...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed September 12, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return for a future stay. The room was basic, but comfortable. Breakfast was great and our dietary preferences were all met. The property is remote and peaceful. Brian was a courteous and accommodating host.

Thank dreich41
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Reviewed September 11, 2015

From the moment we drove down the road to the property, we began to relax. Everything about it is perfect...comfy beds, great food, beautiful grounds, perfect placement of picnic table, swing, fire pit at the river. Love sleeping to the sound of the babbling brook. Books available, wonderful hot tub, and we just can't gush enough. Have stayed in many...

Thank sydsgam
Knightstown, Indiana
Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a beautiful, quiet retreat that was down a country road that made you feel you were totaling escaping the rush of the world. You could hear the sounds of the river as you got out of your car; such a relaxing sound. The main log cabin was beautifully decorated and the rooms were private with plenty of room....

1Thank Sally C
Reviewed July 27, 2015

I stayed here for one night on a business trip in July, 2015. As it is the height of tourist season, I could not find any reasonably priced rooms in town, so I looked around for bed and breakfasts. This property came up on the TripAdvisor list - and the reviews looked promising, so I decided to take a chance....

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

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Address: 2020 Sarns Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696-8234
Location: United States > Michigan > Grand Traverse County > Traverse City
Number of rooms: 23
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“We stayed upstairs. The bathroom isn't connected but there was enough privacy. No sharing bathrooms unless requested.”
 of 5 bubbles Br0ten, Feb 27, 2016 | Read review
“maybe downstairs bedroom”
 of 5 bubbles lexwacket, Oct 9, 2015 | Read review
“Main building has shared baths and wifi. Cabin and spring house private, romantic”
 of 5 bubbles vjkelley, Sep 24, 2015 | Read review
“Main house, big room with balcony was wonderful”
 of 5 bubbles sydsgam, Sep 11, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have great views.”
 of 5 bubbles 54sallyc, Aug 11, 2015 | Read review
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