More about the Lodge and our Area

The Sturgeon River, a Blue Ribbon trout stream, is the fastest flowing river in Michigan's lower Peninsula. It's perfect for kayaking, canoeing, rafting and fishing adventures.We would be happy to assist you in arranging river trips or fishing guides.

Enjoy the pond and  beautiful gardens (where much of our food is grown) while hiking, walking, snow shoeing or cross country skiing the trails surrounding the lodge. Relax around the bonfire or enjoy the dock, deck or hammock at the river's edge. Soak away your worries or gaze at the stars in our 3 person outdoor hot tub.

We're conveniently located close to Gaylord, Indian River, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, Boyne City and Vanderbilt, making it a great location for day trips throughout the Tip of the Mitt.

In addition to the Bed & Breakfast we have a River Cabin and River Cottage available for your ORV and snowmobile adventures. Both are located near the trails.

Ask about our new "Superior Paradise" rental home on Lake Superior now ready for weekly rentals. Enjoy the sandy beach just 70 feet from the deck. Watch freighters in Whitefish Bay. Find it on VRBO/Paradise. Property # 600808.

Our Bed and Breakfast, The Silent Sport Lodge, currently offers four bedrooms all with private baths and several common areas. The River Room has a private balcony with a fishing theme decor. The Cedar Room has a two-person whirl pool tub with an atmosphere ideal for a romantic get a way. The Mountain Room is decorated with a northern woods theme, has a large shower and king size bed. The Meadow Room has soft blue walls with a songbird motif, an electirc fireplace and the bathroom has a tub and shower.

We include a full breakfast of local and many organic foods each day with your bed & breakfast stay.

We offer custom packages such as snowshoe making weekends, women's retreats, intro to fly fishing, or others that may include bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, guided winter raft trips or even paddle board rentals. Call for rates and details.

We also offer a cabin and cottage rental for longer stays and family vacations.


Our Accommodations

We are a Green Lodge practicing sustainable behaviors that lead to positive results for the environment." So if you like eco tourism travel and want to know more about GLM check us out and this link: www.michigan.gov/green lodging

Your hosts, John and Rhonda Smit, both enjoy many of the silent sports and would love to show you around Northern Michigan's great outdoors. Give them a call and make yourself at home where it's pure Michigan with pure waters, and pure trails leading to the surrounding Inland Waterway area.