Hipcamp host Rebecca H.
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Are you yearning to sleep next to a river, yet also have close access to many activities, shopping, breweries, wineries and much more? Riverhouse is the place for you - we are 7 miles from downtown Traverse City - but far enough out you will be away from the madness of heavy traffic. There are multiple walking/hiking trails very near (the closest being just moments walk from

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Are you yearning to sleep next to a river, yet also have close access to many activities, shopping, breweries, wineries and much more? Riverhouse is the place for you - we are 7 miles from downtown Traverse City - but far enough out you will be away from the madness of heavy traffic. There are multiple walking/hiking trails very near (the closest being just moments walk from the house). The North Country Trail has multiple access points within a close drive. Kayakers can drop in above our house and pull out right in the yard; just down from here is one of two sections of rapids in the state of Michigan (Fear not! These are friendly rapids, not treacherous ones :)) You can swim and relax in the river as well - it stays cool all summer. We have a fire ring available for you to enjoy and cook on if you would like and a resident BBQ expert who is always willing to lend a suggestion or two. We love playing music together, so please bring instruments! If you are interested in learning to meditate, be led in a guided meditation with or without drumming or perhaps some Reiki (energy work), that can be arranged as well! Interested in yoga? We have a few friends to call on as teachers who may be available to teach a class on site. Let this be your place to chill and enjoy nature - we look forward to meeting you! **** Also please check out our Facebook page that is dedicated to the property, activities in and around our area and more info!! Search FB for the page 'Riverhouse'****

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Rebecca a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 35% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The TART trail is close to the house as well as a single-track for such enthusiasts. Lots of choices.

Boating

Lakes and rivers abound for any kind of boating you're looking to do

Fishing

The house is located on the Boardman River which is described as one of the premier trout streams in michigan. There are also m...Read more

Hiking

So, SO many trails in this area - the North Country Trail, Grand Traverse Conservation District (one of whose trails is just a ...Read more

Horseback riding

Ranch Rudolph is only a few miles away and have rides available.

Wind sports

Lake Michigan - Grand Traverse Bay - has several outfits you can rent from. These will be near downtown Traverse City and about...Read more

OHV

Those with permits have many trails and two tracks to choose from

Snow sports

We have two larger resorts fairly close (both under an hour drive) - Crystal Mountain and Shanty Creek. Also, there are a coupl...Read more

Swimming

You can take a dip in the Boardman River which is on the property, or travel a short distance to other lakes and rivers, as wel...Read more

Wildlife watching

Who knows what you might find right in our back yard? In addition, there are many nearby trails to see many bird species, as we...Read more

Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverhouse in Michigan.

Beach

From our house, it is 7 miles to downtown Traverse City and a few different beaches. In addition, there are many other less-pop...Read more

Forest

You will be a close walk to a trail system maintained by Grand Traverse Conservation District and in the middle of the woods!

Lake

There are quite a few inland, freshwater lakes in the area. Let us know what you're looking to do, and we can pick a great one ...Read more

River, stream or creek

The house and camping area are right on the Boardman River which is there for you to enjoy!!

Swimming hole

Campers are welcome to swim in the river, which is right in our front yard.

Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Riverhouse

11 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Peter
Peter L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 18th, 2018

Jeramie was a great host, he stayed up to make sure we found our way to our campsites on his property. Jeramie was easy-going and more than happy to answer any questions. It was a great weekend to be on the river.

Thanks You!

Hipcamper Piper
Piper S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2018

Beautiful place!

Hipcamper Emma
Emma S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2018

This was a great spot. Easy to find!

Hipcamper Victor
Victor A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

Really nice camp.. Jeramie made sure to make us feel at home

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2018

Jeramie was a wonderful host - when we arrived, he (and his adorable dog Sage) greeted us warmly and helped show us around. The campsite itself is beautiful and spacious - while we only stayed for one night, we would've loved to stay longer! In the morning, we spent some time relaxing in the river before we left. Thank you, Jeramie, for a wonderful stay - you were such a fantastic host and we hope to camp at the Riverhouse again!

Hipcamper Holly
Holly M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018

Jeramie was a great host. He greeted us upon arrival, gave us some great tips on the surrounding areas, provided a great space to camp and then sent us on our way with some goodies from his garden. I would definitely stay at the river house again.

Hipcamper Sydnie
Sydnie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 11th, 2018

Great area, very pretty area. Friendly and helpful host along with the cutest pup.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2019

Check in and hospitality Were 5 stars. Location was good, except for the traffic noise since the hose is right on a main road. River was nice but unfortunately did not drown out the traffic.

Hipcamper Chandan

Better than hotels and campgrounds

Chandan K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 19th, 2019

I stayed here for an overnight halt, 15 minutes from traverse city where my parents were lodging in a hotel, and 15 minutes to interlochen, where i was headed the next day...so, perfectly located! spacious, clean lawn overlooking a bend in the gushing stream below made the perfect setting to pitch tents. Access to the bathroom and water spigot provided by the host was super helpful. And as noted by the host Rebecca, a jump in the river made a much better alternative to a shower that wasnt :). Final notes: She apologized for the traffic noise from the busy road...it didnt bother us as it merged with the stream's noise as we slept like babies....

the panoramaclean cool clamorous streamnear full moon among curdled clouds, the river resplendent...
Property
The Riverhouse
State
Michigan
$50/night
4 Sites
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