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This year, more than ever, a romantic getaway to our Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City promises a well-deserved respite and a celebration of love. Here, you’ll surround yourself with the tranquil and beautiful winter charm of the Leelanau Peninsula, where you can craft an unforgettable romantic escape perfectly suited to your interests.

Indulge in each other’s company, relish in the simple pleasures of cozying up by the fireplace, enjoy exquisite meals at one of the best Traverse City Restaurants, sip wine at leading Leelanau Peninsula wineries, take leisurely strolls through snow-covered landscapes of our estate, and savor the exquisite ambiance of this unforgettable place.

This winter, a trip to our Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City is the perfect opportunity to escape Michigan’s winter chill. Unlike other properties in the area, Black Star Farms is nestled just outside the city on the picturesque Leelanau Peninsula. Our intimate and rejuvenating retreat is like nothing else and provides the perfect backdrop for romantic escapes. It’s places like ours, after all, that transform the Leelanau Peninsula from a simple wine lover’s paradise to a paradise for all.

This winter, craft the perfect getaway that sparks connection and leads to memorable moments. Book your room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City today! Read more

There’s plenty to love about visiting our Traverse City Bed and Breakfast in the winter, and it goes far beyond enjoying a glass of wine at our top-rated Leelanau Peninsula winery. In fact, not only are there fantastic wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, but there are tons of fun and adventurous things to do in Traverse City in the winter – both on the peninsula and beyond!

Black Star Farms is a top-rated Traverse City Bed and Breakfast destination. We’re less than 20 minutes outside of downtown Traverse City on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula and offer guests a full slate of activities to enjoy while here. From fat tire biking and snowshoeing through the woods to relaxing afternoons – wine included or not – on our 160-acre estate, all the best things to do in Traverse City in winter are right here waiting for you! Book your room today!

Woman fat tire biking in the snow - one of our favorite things to do in Traverse City in Winter

The Best Things to Do in Traverse City in Winter

Between the Leelanau Peninsula, where you’ll find Black Star Farms, and many of the leading Traverse City wineries, Old Mission Peninsula, and Grand Traverse Bay, it’s easy to see why the Traverse City area is such a fantastic destination to visit. There are plenty of great things to do in Traverse City in winter, and we’re the perfect destination to enjoy most of it!

Whether you’ve come to relax, shop, or sip your way through gorgeous Michigan wine country or have a little adventure in the snow, you won’t run out of fun things to do in Traverse City in winter. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite things to do in Traverse City in winter, and we look forward to sharing your next adventure with you.

  1. Wine tasting is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Traverse City in winter. The wines are always delicious, but the uncrowded tasting rooms and cozy settings make for a perfect winter afternoon. The best place to enjoy wine tasting this winter is, of course, Black Star Farms – but there are also other great stops to make along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.
  2. Biking is always a popular thing to do in the area – even in the winter! There’s one key difference, though – in the winter, you’ll want a fat tire bike to navigate the snow. Even so, get out and enjoy one of our favorite things to do in Traverse City in winter. There are some great fat tire biking nearby; explore the TART Trails, including the Leelanau Trail, which can be easily accessed from our property.
  3. Like biking, there are also some great opportunities for winter hiking on our property and beyond. With a pair of snowshoes, you can easily explore our wooded paradise on the Leelanau Peninsula, where you’ll enjoy a tranquil and invigorating afternoon on the trails.
  4. If you want to stay indoors, one of the best things to do in Traverse City in winter is to visit the Dennos Museum. It’s one of the leading small art museums in the Midwest. For even more artistic outlets, visit the many great art galleries in downtown Traverse City.
  5. While enjoying wine tasting on the Old Mission Peninsula, don’t miss your chance to see one of the best Traverse City lighthouses. A wintry visit to the Mission Point Lighthouse is one of the most scenic things to do in Traverse City in winter. The lake views from here are stunning!
  6. Shop, dine, and explore your way through the unique Village at Grand Traverse Commons, a collection of beautifully restored and repurposed historic buildings that houses several shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.

woman sitting in front of the fire with red wine at our Traverse City Bed and Breakfast - the best place to stay for enjoying all the things to do in Traverse City in winter.

Wine Tasting on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail

While there are plenty of things to do in Traverse City in winter, one deserves more attention: Wine tasting on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is the perfect place to get cozy with your sweetheart and enjoy a relaxed and delicious adventure through Michigan wine country. Here, you’ll find exquisite wines and gorgeous views around every bend – and it’s all just minutes from our top-rated Traverse City Bed and Breakfast, located in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula.

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is just one part of the Traverse Wine Coast. There are also great wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula on the other side of Grand Traverse Bay. The Leelanau Peninsula, though, is where you’ll find Black Star Farm’s original flagship winery and distinctive Inn & estate. We are the perfect place to start your Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail adventure.

The wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail offer a huge variety of wines but are best known for their bright, aromatic wines. There are over 25 wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail, including our award-winning Traverse City winery. We’ve been producing internationally acclaimed wines since 1998, made from locally-grown grapes.

Our Traverse City winery produces over 50 different Michigan wines and spirits from farm-grown fruit. With so many things to choose from, it’s easy to see why our inviting tasting room is a great place to start on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. There’s truly something here for everyone!

In addition to regular tastings in our tasting room, we offer elevated wine-tasting experiences like our private Progressive Wine and Food Tastings. These tasting experiences will serve as a great jumping-off point to other Leelanau Peninsula wineries.

If you’re ready for an unforgettable adventure on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail and beyond, it’s time you experience all the best things to do in Traverse City in winter. Book your room at our top-rated Traverse City Bed and Breakfast today!

It may come as a surprise, but there are plenty of fantastic things to do in Traverse City in the winter. Summer brings us plenty of adventures on the water, and fall brings stunning colors to enjoy everywhere you turn, but winter brings us a quieter season to enjoy many of these same pursuits, not to mention exquisite wine tastings on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail is home to some of the best Traverse City wineries, including our own Black Star Farms. Summer and fall are plenty delightful, but the inherent stillness of winter on the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail offers much more intimate tasting experiences and more time to savor all the qualities that make us such an exceptional place to visit.

The Leelanau Peninsula is where you’ll find Black Star Farm’s flagship winery location and our Bed and Breakfast, easily ranked as one of the best places to stay in Traverse City. We offer guests an incomparable getaway in the heart of the Traverse Wine Coast.

Whether retreating amid a busy holiday season or treating yourself to a much-needed getaway after the busy rush, there’s no better place to stay in Traverse City. Book your room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Michigan today! Read more

If you’re looking for a fantastic wine-forward getaway this fall, there’s no better place to end up than the delightful Suttons Bay wineries. Suttons Bay is located just north of Traverse City on the stunning Leelanau Peninsula – not just one of the prettiest places to visit in Michigan this fall but also the home to one of the best Traverse City wineries, Black Star Farms.

Of course, while you’re enjoying a tasting or two at Black Star Farms and other Suttons Bay wineries this fall, we hope you take the time to enjoy the explosion of color and other things to do in the Leelanau Peninsula. Visiting this wine and outdoor-loving destination is one of the best things to do in Traverse City.

While you’re enjoying the best of the Leelanau Peninsula and the Suttons Bay wineries you’ll find here, we hope you’ll take a few moments for rest and relaxation at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast on the Leelanau Peninsula. We’re located 12 miles up the Leelanau Peninsula from downtown Traverse City and offer guests an unparalleled escape.

With ten guest rooms, an onsite tasting room for one of the best Suttons Bay Wineries, and an exquisite onsite restaurant, Bistro Polaris, it’s no wonder our Bed and Breakfast on the Leelenau Peninsula is rated as one of the best places to stay in Traverse City. Book your room today! Read more

Summer adventures are just around the corner. If you’re ready to make unforgettable memories and have plenty of fun adventures, then it’s time you experienced one of the top-rated Traverse City wineries, Black Star Farms. Black Star Farms, whose flagship location is just outside of downtown Traverse City on the Leelanau Peninsula, is a leading wine and culinary destination in Michigan.

Though there are plenty of great Traverse City wineries to enjoy on the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas, not to mention in downtown Traverse City itself, nothing compares to the experience you’ll find at Black Star Farms. Whether joining us at our flagship Suttons Bay Tasting room or Old Mission tasting room, you’ll enjoy a unique wine-tasting experience. Don’t forget our fruit-based spirits made in our distillery, too!

Though Black Star Farms is one of the leading Traverse City wineries, a visit here is about so much more than the wine (and spirits!). You’ll also find an unparalleled opportunity for rest and relaxation at this top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Michigan. This unique estate sits on 160 gorgeous acres about 15 minutes from Traverse City, where you’ll find ample onsite recreation, unbeatable hospitality, and a truly restful destination with everything you need for a summer vacation.

If you’re ready to experience the best of Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, it’s time to visit Black Star Farms. Book your room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Michigan today!

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Though there are plenty of great things to do in Traverse City and the surrounding area, one of the best things to do in the area is enjoy wine tasting at the many extraordinary Leelanau Peninsula Wineries. There are more than twenty Leelanau Peninsula wineries worth visiting, not to mention even more wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula and tasting rooms in downtown Traverse City.

The Leelanau Peninsula is the western arm of Michigan’s lower peninsula surrounding Grand Traverse Bay. There are several fantastic things to do on the Leelanau Peninsula, including admiring stunning vistas of Lake Michigan at places like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, visiting historic landmarks, communities, and lighthouses, and, of course, wine tasting.

Among the best Leelanau Peninsula Wineries is Black Star Farms Winery, located near Suttons Bay and approximately 20 minutes north of Traverse City proper. The Suttons Bay location is the original and flagship location of Black Star Farms’ Winery. It is also the site of our extraordinary Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City, itself an exceptional wine-country getaway.

If you’re looking for the ultimate summer getaway in Michigan this year, consider visiting our Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City and exploring the extraordinary Leelanau Peninsula wineries that call this area home. Book your room at our top-rated Bed and Breakfast in Michigan today! Read more