Revised 10/31/14

Learn to SUP B&B Weekend

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Have you been curious about this new craze going on just about every pond, river and lake around the country? Birthed hundreds of years ago in Bolivia and refined more recently in Hawaii, SUP is pretty much a big surfboard that you paddle with a long canoe paddle. Hey, I thought it was silly too until I really tried it. It’s like walking on water…you’ll see EVERYTHING down there! Besides being great fun, it is also an amazing core workout…two statements never found in the same sentence!

Enjoy a long weekend spent at my home on 40 acres of hardwoods along the beautiful Betsie River. You'll be treated to a series of skills workshops on local calm waters followed by a Sunday trip on Lake Michigan to practice your new skills. We will introduce you to all the basic strokes, safety skills and ways to have fun walking on water. Two comfortable nights lodging, several fine meals and equipment are all provided. You'll be able to swap stories over a glass of wine next to the fireplace or have a walk through the woods to the river when you are not out on the water.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Day 1) Arrive after dinner Friday evening between 7-9 PM. Get acquainted and settled. Orientation for the rest of the weekend.

Day 2) Saturday morning basics skills workshop followed by lunch on the lake and a tour on a lake or river.. Farmer John/Jane wetsuits recommended.

Day 3) After Sunday brunch, we’ll gear up for a 3 hour day trip and turn you loose around 2 for your trip home. 

This program is designed to give you a big leg-up in trying out this exciting new sport and you’ll leave with skills to be able to do this on your own.

Cost includes ACA certified instruction, rustic river home accommodations, all equipment and some very fine meals. Please call if you have special diet requirements. You are more than welcome to bring your own board if you have one and we'll be happy to help you learn to get the most out of it.

Stuff to Bring

Clothes for Getting Wet:

  • Wetsuit: for May/June/September/October (can be rented from us for $10/day)
  • Synthetic long underwear: polypropylene, polyester, coolmax, etc….anything but cotton, both tops and bottoms, can be worn under shorts too for a very comfortable if not very stylish ensemble.
  • Swimsuit
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Water shoes or neoprene boots: sandals don’t work very well.

Odds and Ends:

  • One liter water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Anything alcoholic you may want with evening meals

Dates for 2015

June 5-7


$395/person, $600/couple; Children 8-13 half price


More Info

The Food
Great Lakes Equipment List
Our Location
Sleeping Bear Snapshot - See video from Sleeping Bear Dunes and Point Betsie area in NW Michigan
... and a picture perfect summer day.



A $150 deposit is required to hold your reservation and is refundable until 30 days of departure. Your balance is also due at this time.

Purchase This Adventure


By Snail Mail: Just fill out the Registration Form and send us a check.
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For SINGLE payments

Pay Full Amount ($395)

Pay Deposit ($150)


For COUPLES payments

Pay Full Amount ($600)

Pay Deposit ($300)




Please fill out the Participant Profile Form at your earliest convenience. It will help us - and you - prepare for this adventure!

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