The Burdhouse

Welcome! I'm excited to have you as my guest. I've curated this guide to help you fully utilize my home and discover my favorite local places to eat, drink, shop and experience. Enjoy!
601 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI (Directions)

Check-In: 3pm (We are typically booked every day and need the entire time between morning checkout and afternoon checkin to clean the house.  Feel free to ask about early checkin but most likely it will be normal time of 3pm)

Parking: Free parking. You may park ANYWHERE in the driveway (doesn't matter if you block it).  There are also 3 spots in the parking lot behind the house.  Park ONLY where you see "Burdhouse signs" (one is right next to the back door and the other 2 are next to the blue house).

Entry: Your entry code is the last 4 digits of your phone number.  Easy to remember!  There are 3 doors, front and 2 sides.  All 3 doors will be coded with a unique code for you to enter and will be provided to you the day of arrival.
Swipe your hand down the front of the keypad to awaken it. Random digits will appear on the keypad.  Hit the number and then the keypad with show all digits.  Enter your arrival code and the door will unlock.  To lock the door, just hit the "lock" image.

Early Arrival TipIf you arrive in Traverse City, after 11am on your Check-in day and  before 3pm, feel free to park in our parking spot if it is available. From here you are an easy walk to downtown and many great places to grab something to eat.
Notes to help you have your best experience at our house.

Save valuable time by having your groceries inside our condo and directly into the fridge before you arrive or while you are out by our firends at Stocked!

WiFi Login:
Network Name: myspectrumwifi72-2G

Password: cleanbread350

Wi-Fi & TV Assistance: Use the remote for most operations on the TV

Quiet Hours: We just ask that you please respect the residents in the building and neighboring units. Quiet hours are from 10 pm - 7 am. Have fun and enjoy, but do so respectfully :)

Trash & Recycling: Please bag all trash and make use of the bin in our parking lot.

Coffee: We have a drip coffee maker and 2 keurigs. We provide ground coffee and pods.

Kitchen: Cooking oils and spices (and salt & pepper) can be found in the cupboards!

Pillows & Blankets: Extra pillows and blankets can be found in the closets of each bedroom.

White Noise/Speakers: We provide a white noise fan in the 2 lower bedrooms.  All bedrooms have table/floor fans also.

Laundry: The house has 2 complete washer/dryer units.  One located in upstairs bath and the other in downstairs bath.
*If needed, ironing board can be found in downstairs bedroom closet.

Check-Out: 11am (We are typically booked every day and usually not able to accommodate a late checkout.  Please text if you depart prior to 11am, otherwise we will be there at 11 to clean for the arrival of next guests).

Before checking out we ask that you:

  • Please wash all used dishes (load the dishwasher)

  • Strip all the beds (please remove all used sheets and pile so that we know what was used)

  • Remove all food from the refrigerator & freezer

  • If you have extra trash/ recycling, please take them to the blue trash bin next to the house.  Any recycling, leave in the house and we will take it.

  • Close and lock all doors & windows.

Drive Safe!


Seasonally driven breakfast menu - Sugar 2 Salt


Sugar 2 Salt

Breakfast & brunch restaurant
1371 Gray Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 1.3 miles
Local's tip: No reservations. Totally worth the wait! Grab some English Muffins to go!

The Towne Plaza

Breakfast & lunch restaurant
203 Cass St, Traverse City
Distance: .7 mile(15 min. walk)
Local's tip: Try the blueberry pancakes!


Gourmet sandwiches, Italian market & wine
424 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: .2 mile(4 min. walk)
Local's tip: Grab their pasta, sauce, meatballs & focaccia for a quick authentic meal!

Charles and Reid Detroit Pizza

Pizza, salads & sandwiches. Beer & wine to go
113 E. State Street, Traverse City
Distance: .6 mile(11 min. walk)
Local's tip: They have a great $7 beer & slice Lunch Special!


Tacos & tequilas
305 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: .3 mile(7 min. walk)

Red Ginger

Asian cuisine & sushi
237 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: .7 mile(14 min. walk)
Local's tip: Elegant/casual dining room dress code. Casual attire accepted in the bar

Taproot Cider House

Mostly organic restaurant & tapped ciders
300 E. Front Street, Traverse City
Distance: .7 mile(15 min. walk)
Local's tip: Great food and excellent selection of tapped ciders


Brick-oven pizzas & authentic Italian
104 Main Street, Lake Leelanau
Local's tip: For a next-level dining experience, ask to meet Eric!

Apache Trout Grill

Waterfront restaurant/bar
13671 S West Bayshore Dr, Traverse City
Distance: 1.4 miles
Beautiful bayfront, outdoor bar. Great place to be on the water and enjoy a cocktail.

Dairy Lodge

Local ice cream shop
405 N Division St, Traverse City
Distance: .3 mile(7 min. walk)
Local's tip: Cash only. They are open late during Summer
Craft Cocktails - Mammoth Distilling


Lil Bo

Neighborhood bar & food
540 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: Across the street from The Burdhouse!
Lil Bo is a local bar and a fun atmosphere. Kitchen is open late!

Rare Bird Brewpub

Local brewery & food
229 Lake Ave, Traverse City
Distance: .8 mile(16 min. walk)
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: 1.3 miles
Local's tip: Comfortable place to hang out. Great beer!

Mammoth Distilling

Craft cocktails lounge
221 Garland St, Traverse City
Distance: .4 mile(8 min. walk)
Local's tip: Great live music most Wed-Sat. Bring in food from at The Workshop

The Parlor

Craft cocktails, wine, MI beers & food
205 Lake Ave., Traverse City
Distance: 0.7 mile(15 min. walk)
Locals Tip: TC's best Happy Hour. 1/2 OFF Cocktails 4-6pm. 2 for 1 beer on Tuesday and 1/2 off wine on Wednesday. Live music Thurs, Fri, Sat

North Bar TC

TC’s only year round rooftop lounge
160 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: 0.6 mile(12 min. walk)
Local's tip: Rooftop bar. Cool Vibe.

Left Foot Charley

Urban winery & tasting room
806 Red Dr Suite #100, Traverse City
Distance: 1.1 miles
Local's tip: Located in the Commons! Great historical location. Nice patio. Try the Cinnamon Girl cider. Delish!
Scenic Drive - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Things to Do

Sara Hardy Farmers Market

Local produce, baked goods, flowers & more
Parking Lot B, Corner of E Grandview Pkwy @ Cass St, Traverse City
Distance: .6 mile(12 min. walk)
Local's tip: Open Saturdays 730am-12pm(May-Oct) & Wednesdays 8am-12pm(June-Oct)

Clinch Park

Beach, splash pad, restrooms, cafe & more
161 E Grandview Pkwy, Traverse City
Distance: .7 mile(13 min. walk)
Local's Tip: Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunrise

State Theatre and Bijou by the Bay

Local downtown movie theaters
Downtown Traverse City
Distance: .7 mile(14 min. walk)
Local's tip: Saturday 10am Kids’ Matinees(State Theatre). All tickets only $1!!!

The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

Shopping, dining, tours & more
1200 W Eleventh St, Traverse City
Distance: 1.1 miles
Local's tip: Don't miss the tunnel tours.

TC Wine Girl

Wine Tours
Traverse City
WHY I RECOMMEND: This is the way to best way enjoy Traverse City wine!

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Beaches, hiking & dunes along Lake Michigan
6748 S Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor
Distance: 27.2 miles
Local's tip: Dunes get hot. Morning climbs in Summer are best. Take the scenic drive!

Elmbrook Golf Course

Mature Par 72 Golf Course with great views
1750 Townline Rd. Traverse City
Fresh produce & meats - Oryana


Maxbauer Specialty Meat Market

Meat shop, specialty groceries, beer & wine
407 S Union St, Traverse City
Distance: .6 mile(13 min. walk)
Local's tip: Great meats for the grill. Try the bacon jerky!


Organic Grocery Store and Café
260 E. 10th Street, Traverse City
Distance: 1.3 miles
Local's tip: The $5 Roasted Chickens on Wednesdays are the best in TC! Get them early!

Burritt’s Fresh Markets

Specialty Grocery & Meat Market
509 W Front St, Traverse City
Distance: .1 mile(2 min. walk)
Local's tip: Fresh seafood and great brats for the grill

Bay Bread Co

Artisan breads, cinnamon rolls, cookies &
601 Randolph St, Traverse City
Distance: .3 mile(5 min. walk)
Local's tip: If you like cheese, try the Cheddar Cheese & Onion Loaf!

Cherry Republic

Cherry products & gifts
154 E Front St, Traverse City
Distance: .6 mile(12 min. walk)
Local's tip: Make sure to sample the cherry salsa and BBQ sauces!
Bike & XC ski rentals, sales & service - Brick Wheels


Brick Wheels

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

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!

JJ’s Just 1 More, Northern MI Tour

Transportation & tours
Norhtern MI


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

Green Mitt

A luxury, eco-friendly auto spa
1840 N US 31, Traverse City
Local's tip: The BEST free vacuums ever!
Downtown Traverse City 

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

Traverse City has both Lyft and Uber as well as various local taxi companies searchable on Google

Text me with any questions or concerns

If you need to reach me immediately, please don't hesitate to call!

Enjoy your visit at The Burdhouse!
~ Tammy