Cherry Warehouse Loft

Welcome! We're excited to have you as our guest. Our loft is located in the heart of downtown TC and within walking distance to many of our favorite places to eat, drink & shop. Use our curated guide to best experience our loft and area. Enjoy!
Cherry Warehouse Loft
205 Lake Avenue (directions)
Traverse City, MI 49684

You should have received instructions via text. Let us know if you require assistance with the door locks?

Do not lock the door at the top of the stairs when departing. While in the apartment you may lock it.
Jason and Daena welcome you to Traverse City and our Cherry Warehouse Loft!
In this packet you will find information to answer frequently asked questions along with suggestions and recommendations on our favorite places to go!

Cherry Warehouse Loft
Contact Info

Phone: (805) 705-0686 (text messages are best)

House Rules

  • The most important rule is to have FUN! You are on vacation after all, well most of you are : )

  • Next most important is your comfort. Our highest priority is to provide you a clean, comfy, enjoyable stay.If you don’t inform us of any needs, we won’t be able to help.

  • You do not have any neighbors so feel free to be as loud as you like : )

  • Please keep the door at the bottom of the steps closed and always locked.

  • There is no smoking or pets allowed. We do this to be sensitive to other guests with allergies.

  • Smoking or Pets will result in the forfeiture of your deposit and immediate dismissal.

If ANYTHING is not to your liking let us know immediately so we may take excellent care of you. Do not hesitate to text or call Jason at (805) 705-0686. (Texts is best!)

Parking: Parking is available in the Parlor parking lot on the North side of the building. If you are unable to find a spot, there is a parking garage on 7th street just west of us (map). Cost is $15 per day.

TV: we have a smart one. Although we hope you have so much fun in town and being active, we know it’s nice to relax and watch your shows. Being smart you can sign into any of your tv accounts like Netflix, Hulu, Prime, HBO, Stars, Disney, etc…

Thermostat: – We have a Nest with central heat and AC. Super friendly but if you need assistance please reach out.

Recycle and Rubbish: We have a trash bin in the kitchen and extra bags under the sink. We urge recycling. There are recycle/waste bins/dumpster located in the NE corner of Parlor parking lot.

Remember, if you don’t tell us, we can’t help you!

Our house is yours.
We hope you enjoy your stay.

Check-out: 11 am
This allows proper time for our cleaning professionals to thoroughly clean and sanitize the space for our next guests.

  • Please wash all dishes, glasses and silverware. Dispose of any takeout items in the fridge or take them with you.

  • Turn off all lights, fans, or other electronics and set the thermostat to 60 degrees.

  • Please start a load of laundry to help our cleaners get a head start. They will handle the rest. Be sure to not overload the washing machine. The extra can be put in the hamper in the laundry room.

  • Once you depart, kindly text (805) 705-0686 to let us know. This is greatly appreciated and gives us the opportunity to begin cleaning sooner.

  • If you desire a late checkout, please text us as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee a late checkout as they are dictated based on our next guest’s arrival.

  • If you would like to extend your stay, wonderful! Please let us know ASAP so we may do our best to accommodate you, when possible.

Thank you for visiting Traverse City and the Cherry Warehouse Loft!
We hope you enjoyed yourself and welcome you to visit again. If you have another date in mind for a visit, book via text and we will welcome you back with a discount.
We encourage and appreciate repeat visits!

If these walls could talk… A little History
The Cherry Warehouse Loft is affectionately named such because you are staying in what used to be the office of the TC Cherry Canning Company (which began operations in 1903) and before that the Lardy Potato Warehouse. During such time the entire building acted as a warehouse weigh station.
- Delivery trucks would unload cherries on the south side of the building (Lake Street).
- Cherries were weighed on a huge scale underneath the floor (still there). In the Northern Express Room of The Parlor, you can see part of the original scale converted into a wine rack. The iron beam on the ceiling was used to transport goods to the scale to be weighed and then onward to the appropriate door to be shipped throughout the U.S. via rail cars. There used to be train tracks on the northern side of the building (parking lot).
- The truck drivers who delivered the goods would then come up the stairs to the pay window (in your bedroom) to receive payment for their goods. We often joke saying we are the only people in TC with a pay window in our bedroom.
- There are several historic photos of the building located downstairs in The Parlor. Try the famous Smoke Stack (bourbon smoked by flame) and see if you can find the artifacts.


Want to be extra prepared for your stay? Check out to have your groceries delivered inside your vacation rental before you arrive.


California-inspired American - The Burrow


The Towne Plaza

Breakfast & lunch restaurant
203 Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Try the blueberry pancakes!


Breakfast & lunch restaurant
237 Lake Avenue, Traverse City

Sugar 2 Salt

Breakfast & brunch restaurant
1371 Gray Dr, Traverse City
Local's tip: No reservations. Totally worth the wait! Grab some English Muffins to go!


Gourmet sandwiches, Italian market & wine
424 W Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Grab their pasta, sauce, meatballs & focaccia for a quick authentic meal!

Mama Lu’s

Great tacos and margaritas
149 E Front Street, Traverse City

Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Elegant/casual dining room dress code. Casual attire accepted in the bar.

Charles and Reid Detroit Pizza

Pizza, salads & sandwiches. Beer & wine to go
113 E. State Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have a great $7 beer & slice Lunch Special!

Milk & Honey

Ice Cream Shop
240 E. Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Open until 10pm Fri & Sat all year long
Craft cocktails & creative eats - The Parlor



Coffee Shop
321 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great outdoor seating along the Boardman River. Try a few morsels!

The Parlor

Craft cocktails, wine, MI beers & food
205 Lake Ave., Traverse City
Locals Tip: TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF Cocktails 4-6pm. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat

North Bar TC

TC’s only year round rooftop lounge
160 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great place to watch sports

The Pub

Downtown Gastropub
160 E Front St, Traverse City

The Little Fleet

Open air bar & food trucks
448 E Front St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss Happy's Tacos located inside. The burritos are so good!

Rare Bird Brewpub

Local brewery & food
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great beer & cocktails on draft. Try the pork belly nachos!

Silver Spruce Brewing Company

Local brewery with food truck on-site
439 E Eighth Street, Traverse City
Distance: 0.3 miles
Local's tip: Comfortable place to hang out. Great beer!

Bonobo Winery

Old Mission Peninsula Winery
12011 Center Rd, Traverse City
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Clinch Park

Beach, splash pad, restrooms, cafe & more
161 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Local's Tip: Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & more
Parking Lot B, Corner of E Grandview Pkwy @ Cass St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Open Saturdays 730am-12pm(May-Oct) and Wednesdays 8am-12pm(June-Oct)

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Local's tip: Saturday Kids’ Matinees at 10am (State Theatre). All tickets only $1!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!



Organic Grocery Store and Café
260 E. 10th Street, Traverse City
Local's tip: The $5 Roasted Chickens on Wednesdays are the best in TC! Get them early!

Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat shop, specialty groceries, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City
Local's tip: Great meats for the grill. Try the bacon jerky!
Rentals, service & storage - Leelanau Boat Co.


Leelanau Boat Co.

Boat rentals, service & storage
8585 E Bingham Rd, Traverse City
Local's tip: They have 2 NEW tritoons and a new pontoon for rent. They deliver!


Local grocery delivery service
Delivering Northern MI
Local's tip: Deliveres made into the rental & directly into the frigde before arrival

Brick Wheels

Bike service, sales & rentals
736 E 8th St, Traverse City
Downtown Traverse City

🍽 Dining
Most local options close by 9pm. Late night food options: Mode's Bum Steer, Lil Bo's

🅿️ Parking (map)
Downtown and surrounding streets have metered parking and are strictly enforced (Mon-Sat 8am-6pm)
*FREE parking on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day

🚻 Public Restrooms (map)

🚲 TART Trails (maps)
A network of multi-use trails in Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as a cross-town bike route

⛱️ Clinch Park
Metered parking
Splash Pad turns off at 6pm

🚗 Transportation
Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies