Float away to the sounds of the River

River adventures & relaxing awaits!

Located on Boardman River & trails all around. Soak up the sounds of the River.

river life house property

Spacious Riverfront Home!

Stay at this beautiful 2,000 sq ft home featuring a huge front & backyard. Screened in porch & shaded deck right on the river! Our accommodations are to meet your full-needs. Contact us to set your vacation up!

*THIS River Life House PROPERTY IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM MEMORIAL DAY to LABOR DAY*

Enjoy the views and pleasures of living on a Blue Ribbon Trout River

Welcome to River Life Paradise! We invite you to stay in this beautiful 2,000 sq ft air-conditioned home with a huge front and back yard, screened-in porch, a large shaded deck, and all of which is just feet from the Boardman River.

The house has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a loft. Max capacity is 10 people. The upstairs bedroom has two queen-sized beds. The Downstairs master bedroom has a queen-sized bedroom set. And the loft has a queen hide-a-bed. The kitchen is fully furnished (except the dishwasher) with a large dining area. The living room has a 6-8 person couch and a game area. the living room sits four feet from the banks of the river. The views are spectacular!

The Boardman River offers tubing, kayaking, and canoeing (we can provide equipment if needed), fishing, and rock hunting. The river also is a Blue Ribbon trout stream and the fishing is second to none. The water is cool and crystal clear.

The property has a hiking trail that guides you along with the many natural features of the area. This is a great place for a short walk. You will encounter many types of wildlife here. Deer, Porcupine, River Otter, Beaver, Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Osprey, and even the occasional bear. Come and hunt mushrooms or do some bird watching.

We are located 10 miles outside of Traverse City. Far enough from town to enjoy peace and quiet, and a never-ending sky full of stars. Yet we are close enough that a quick drive offers so much more to do. Traverse City is the gem of northern Michigan offering world-class dining, Breweries, Wineries, and views. We are also a quarter-mile from the Michigan ATV and snowmobile trail system. We look forward to seeing you. Book your vacation soon as we fill up quickly.

NOTE: Please disregard reviews pertaining to "camper". The camper is no longer available for rental.

*2 Bedrooms a loft and a sofa

*Open floor plan

*Full Kitchen

*Large yard on the Boardman River

*Laundry room-washing machine/Dryer

Amenities

*Central Air

*Wireless Internet

*Heat

*Complete Kitchen

*Bonfire Pit, Open Pit BBQ*

*Picnic Table

*Internet TV (Hulu, Amazon, Netflix, Disney Plus)

Activities

*Kayaking

*Tubing/Rafting

*Hiking

*Fishing

*Guide Services Available (for above if wanted)

*Swimming

*Bird Watching

*Painting/Photography

*Solitude

Come and enjoy this unique and beautiful place up North! A true taste of Pure Michigan!

River Life House Amenities

1980 sq. ft

Sleeps 10

2 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

5 night minimum stay

  • Top Features

    Children Welcome, No Smoking, TV, Air Conditioning, Washer & Dryer, Heater, Internet, Parking,  Fireplace, Handicap Accessible

  • Bedrooms

    2 Bedrooms Sleeps 10 Bedroom 1: Queen (1) Bedroom 2: Queen (2) Bedroom 3: Sleep Sofa/Futon (located in loft)

  • Bathrooms

    2 Bathrooms - Bathroom 1: Toilet, Shower  Bathroom 2: Toilet, Combination Tub/Shower

  • Safety Features

    Exterior Lighting, Fire Extinguisher (kitchen), Carbon-monoxide detector (located outside of the utility room that holds our boilers), Smoke Detector (All rooms), Deadbolt lock

  • Location Type

    Waterfront, River, Rural, Waterview

  • General

    Air Conditioning, Heating (radiant heat & also a woodfire place) Linens Provided (fresh and clean high thread count sheets and nice fluffy comforters), Washing Machine, Clothes Dryer, Fireplace (a beautiful cast iron Franklin wood stove), Parking (lots of marketing available in our private parking areas enough room for your boat too!), Internet (high speed 100 mbps) wireless, Towel Provided, Safe, Iron & Board, Hair Dryer, Paper Towels, Basic Soaps, Toilet Paper

  • Kitchen

    Refrigerator (freezer & icemaker) Stove, Oven, Microwave, Grill, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Blender, Ice Maker, Pantry Items, Dishes & Utensils (for up to 12 people), Kettle

  • Dining

    Seating for up to 10 people (Table sits 8 & kitchen counter sites 4)

  • Entertainment

    Television, Stereo, DVD Player, Books, Game Room (This is an entertainment area on the property we call THE LODGE that has a bar and various bar games & is available to guest), Games, Games for Kids

  • Suitability

    Wheelchair Accessible

  • Outside

    Lawn/Garden (1 acre along the banks of the river), Kayak/Canoe (available to registered guests, transportation fees may apply), Bicycles, Porche/Veranda, Deck/Patio (2 giant decks available), Firepit 

  • Onsite Services

    Massage, Private Chef, Concierge

Damages and Incidentals

You will be responsible for any damages to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

CHECK-IN AFTER: 4:00 PM EST  CHECK OUT BEFORE: 11:00 AM EST

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before your scheduled check-in.

50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before your scheduled check-in.

No Refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.

Pets

Personal interviews regarding your pet required.

Our cleaning practice

Cleaned with disinfectant, All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF, High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)

House Rules

Absolutely no smoking inside any building or screened-in porch. This will result in removal.

No Pets. A personal interview regarding your pet required. Contact us to discuss further.

No events. Please contact us directly to set up events. We will do our best to accommodate.

ABSOLUTELY NO FIREWORKS of any kind allowed.

Max guest: 10

Minimum age of primary renter: 25

Reviews of River Life House

Denise G.

An absolute gem!

Exceeded all expectations! Absolutely amazing property and house. Our stay could not have been more perfect!

Patti T.

Great time! Recommond

If u want to b close to nature this is the place to stay! Host was excellent. Amenities were great.

Chelsea C.

Vacation

Great place to stay! Weather wasn't in our favor but still plenty to do and explore in TC plus the camper was spacious enough to play games and spend quality time together inside. John was friendly, kind and very welcoming. Thanks again!!

What's Near You?

Outdoor Activities

Front Street  8.5 Miles

Turtle Creek Casino  10.5 Miles

Centre Ice Arena  4.3 Miles

Clinch Park Arena 4.3 Miles

Clinch Park Beach  8.9 Miles

Spider Lake  3.4 Miles

City Opera House 9 Miles

Traverse City State Park 6.9 Miles

Traverse City Visitor Center 9.1 Miles

Interlochen Center for the Arts 11 Miles

Grand Traverse Resort Golf Course 9.6 Miles

Turtle Creek Stadium 6.2 Miles

Pirate's Cover Adventure Golf  6.8 Miles

Grand Traverse Mall  7 Miles 

Mt. Holiday Ski Area  6.7 Miles

Old Town Playhouse  8.6 Miles 

Village at Grand Traverse Commons  9.2 Miles 

Bryant Park  8.6 Miles 

Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve 5.9 miles

Elmbrook Golf Course 4.7 Miles 

High Lake 3.2 Miles

Forest Lakes 3.4 Miles 

Tibbets Lake  3.5 Miles 

Family Friendly

Front Street  8.5 Miles

Turtle Creek Casino  10.5 Miles

Centre Ice Arena  4.3 Miles

Clinch Park Arena 4.3 Miles

Clinch Park Beach  8.9 Miles

Spider Lake  3.4 Miles

City Opera House 9 Miles

Traverse City State Park 6.9 Miles

Traverse City Visitor Center 9.1 Miles

Interlochen Center for the Arts 11 Miles

Grand Traverse Resort Golf Course 9.6 Miles

Turtle Creek Stadium 6.2 Miles

Pirate's Cover Adventure Golf  6.8 Miles

Grand Traverse Mall  7 Miles 

Mt. Holiday Ski Area  6.7 Miles

Old Town Playhouse  8.6 Miles 

Village at Grand Traverse Commons  9.2 Miles 

Bryant Park  8.6 Miles 

Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve 5.9 miles

Elmbrook Golf Course 4.7 Miles 

High Lake 3.2 Miles

Forest Lakes 3.4 Miles 

Tibbets Lake  3.5 Miles 

Restaurants

Peegeo's  3.5 Miles

That'sa Pizza  4.7 miles

Red Mesa Grill  6.9 Miles 

Taqueria Tc Latino  4.9 Miles 

Culvers  6 Miles 

China Lee  5.7 Miles

Jet's Pizza  5.7 Miles 

A Papano's  4.4 Miles 

Whirly's Coffee & Cream  4.3 Miles

Mancino's Pizza & Grinders of TC  5.8 Miles

Samsara  6 Miles 

Hideaway Bar & Grill  4.3 Miles

Our Landmarks

Front Street  8.5 Miles

Spider Lake  3.4 Miles

City Opera House 9 Miles

Old Town Playhouse  8.6 Miles 

Village at Grand Traverse Commons  9.2 Miles 

Arbutus Lake  1.7 Miles

High Lake 3.2 Miles

Forest Lakes 3.4 Miles 

Tibbets Lake  3.5 Miles 

Rennie Lake  4.3 Miles

River Life House is a beautiful 2,000 sq ft home offering your family the joys of adventures right on the riverbanks of Boardman River! Located just outside of Traverse City, our accommodations exceed expectations for your family. Our customers come all the way from Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Chicago & Cleveland, and much further away. Events, no problem, we can help. Please contacts us for further details.