Sheltowee Trace Bed & Breakfast

8232 Eckert Road, Concord, Michigan 49237
Innkeeper(s): David Salley
  • The Main Dining area. David's Appalachian (Kentucky)& Native American heritage influenced the decor.

    The Main Dining area. David's Appalachian (Kentucky)& Native American heritage influenced the decor.

  • Welcome to Sheltowee Trace Bed and Breakfast.

    Welcome to Sheltowee Trace Bed and Breakfast.

  • ...Not True at our Bed & Breakfast ... David is a marvelous cook and bed-maker!

    ...Not True at our Bed & Breakfast ... David is a marvelous cook and bed-maker!

  • One of our regular visitors for breakfast -- Hummingbird at one of the the front porch feeder.

    One of our regular visitors for breakfast -- Hummingbird at one of the the front porch feeder.

  • Just off the Boone's Porch is the start of

    Just off the Boone's Porch is the start of "Daisy's Trail"... a meandering path through the woods.

  • One of the

    One of the "rent-free" guests, a House Sparrow (nest inside), on the "Bed & Breakfast" bird feeder.

  • This Ligularia is in the front shade garden right off of the front deck.

    This Ligularia is in the front shade garden right off of the front deck.

  • Relax by the fire, or sit and read enjoying the air conditioning when it's hot.

    Relax by the fire, or sit and read enjoying the air conditioning when it's hot.

 
  • Introduction

    Not visible from the roadway, nestled back in the trees sits Sheltowee Trace Bed & Breakfast.

    Sheltowee Trace Bed and Breakfast is a log home... different from the traditional Victorian B&B’s. It’s a rustic retreat where anyone can relax.

    As you approach, you'll hear Native American music with the strong drum beat and the soft flutes playing and know that a unique experience awaits you. It’s a blend of modern pleasures with the feel of the frontier past.

     

    Experience log home living. Observe wildlife at the pond or go for a walk in the woods.

    Inside the home there are stuffed game birds, musket powder horns, Hopi Kachina dolls, an Indian breastplate and a bison skull mounted above the fireplace that sets the tone.

    Each room is distinctively themed. Kid-friendly and Family-friendly dates are available.

    Sit a spell on the porches, bird watch and rock your stress away. Stargaze as your body relaxes in our outdoor spa. All this and more awaits you.

    Area Activities: Area Speedways, MIS Speedway, Area Wineries, Bicycling, Casino, Golf, Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Minature Golf, Bumper Boats, Golf Driving Range, Bird Watching,  ...

    Living RoomDavid Salley, Innkeeper of Sheltowee Trace Bed & Breakfast, 
    with the help of his family, have restored this 1970's log home and have added custom details such as field stone fireplaces, custom railings, landscaping and more. David has added his personal touch to the home with inspiration from his Native American and Appalachian Mountain heritage.  His background and the addition of antiques have provided a unique historic museum-like atmosphere. Their love of gardening, history, and antiques contribute to "down home" feel of Sheltowee Trace.  It is with greatest pleasure that David and Sarah invite you to share in their love of Sheltowee Trace.  Please note that there are pets on the premises (dog & cats).

    The Perfect Place For Your Morning Coffee

    Things To Do In the Area
    • Outside Hot Tub, open year-'round
    • Fire-Pits
    • Walk around the nature pond and view the wildlife – watch the birds
    • Horseback Riding/Feeding Buffalo at the Buffalo Ranch, Hanover
    • Excellent bird watching/wildlife viewing
    • Visit Area Wineries or take the Pioneer Wine Trail Route
    • Concord Hills Golf Course + 23 Area Golf Courses
    • Biking Trails/Falling Waters Trail. Jackson to Concord.
    • Bicycle down the country roads
    • Roasting S’mores over the Fire Pit
    • Feed the fish in the pond from off the dock
    • Fishing (Catch & Release) from the pond
    • Fishing from area Lakes & Streams
    • Skating & Sledding - Season Permitting
    • Cross Country Skiing/ Snow Shoeing - Season Permitting
    • Kayaks on the pond
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Hiking
    • Antique Hunting - Antiques Malls in Allen, Jackson, Jonesville, Marshall & Coldwater. Allen is the "Antique Capital of Michigan" with 4 Malls!
    • Attend a NASCAR Event at MIS - Michigan International Speedway
    • Go to one of the areas Motor Speedways with a dirt track
    • Boating/swimming in area lakes
    • Visit Area Orchards -  (Fall) for pumpkins or apple picking
    • Canoe rentals at Twin Pine Campground
    • Movie Theaters in Jackson, Coldwater & Hillsdale.
    • Read any of the B&B Books on Native Americans, Civil War, Wildlife/Nature

     

    • 10 minute drive to Spring Arbor
    • 15 minute drive to Albion
    • 20 minute drive to Jonesville
    • 20 minute drive to Jackson
    • 25 minute drive to Hillsdale
    • 25 minute drive to Quincy
    • 35 minute drive to Marshall
    • 45 minute drive to Lansing
    • 45 minute drive to Battle Creek
    • 55 minute drive to Ann Arbor
    • 60 minute drive to Kalamazoo
    Nearby Attractions
    • Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson
    • Hurst Planetarium, Jackson
    • Phyllis Haehnle Audubon Sanctuary (963 acres for Bird watching), Jackson
    • Concord Hills Golf Course
    • Grosvenor House Museum, Jonesville
    • Kate Palmer Bird Sanctuary, Jackson
    • Historic Mann House, Concord
    • Cascade Falls, Jackson
    • Little River Railroad, Coldwater
    • Butler Motor Speedway, Quincy 25 min
    • Buffalo Ranch/Horseback Riding
    • Wineries – Sleeping Bear, Cherry Creek, Sandhill Crane, Chateau Aeronautique
    • Antiques in Allen, Jonesville and Coldwater
    • Cornwell’s Turkeyville Dinner Theatre, Marshall
    • Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum, Hanover
    • Springport Motor Speedway  Springport 25 min
    • Silo Fun Center w/:arcade,  go-carts, bumper boats, driving range, minature golf  Jonesville 20 min
    • Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton
    • Michigan International Speedway (MIS), Brooklyn
    • Frisbee Golf Course, Albion
    • Area Colleges: Albion College, Hillsdale College, Spring Arbor University, Jackson Community College
    • Cascade -Midwest largest Civil War Battle Re-enactment (August)
    • Dahlem Environmental Education Center  (Arboretum, hiking trails), Jackson

     


    Sheltowee Trace B&B can be rented for administration meetings, workshops, retreats, and weddings.


  • Area Information

    Concord is located in western Jackson County. This picturesque town, with its well-cared for turn-of-the-century buildings, is situated on the Kalamazoo River, overlooking a pond to the northeast.

    Jackson County, named for President Andrew Jackson, is located in the central/southern portion of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. In the late 1820's, settlers from New York moved there. Prior to that, it was inhabited by Pottawatomi, Shawnee, Kickapoo, Sac and Fox Indians. Horace Blackman is the father of the county and the city of Jackson, where in 1829 he built the first log cabin.

    Jackson County's countryside consists of rolling farmlands dotted by many lakes, with a significant portion of the northeast corner, state forest land. Recreational opportunities abound, including the Sharonville State Wildlife Area and Cambridge Park near Brooklyn. Jackson also offers a variety of cultural activities including the Cascades Waterfall Park, opened evening hours Memorial through Labor Days. Many of the rural towns have retained a turn-of-the-century look, with well-preserved buildings and decorative landscaping - a pleasant Sunday drive.

  • How To Find Us

    • Take 94 to M-60/Spring Arbor.
    • Continue through Spring Arbor, follow signs to Concord.
    • Turn left on Albion Rd. at the blinking light past the Citgo gas station.
    • Continue through Concord, past Swain's Lake (on right).
    • Turn right at Lippert Road.
    • Turn left at Eckert Road.
    • 8232 Eckert is 1/4 mile on the right.

     

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