I cannot say enough about the Charlevoix Mushroom Houses and all they have to offer. From stepping inside you are immediately welcomed to comfort, coziness and romance. They are located so close to downtown and the beach you can park your car and never drive until its time to leave Charlevoix.
Great place to stay!
I've been going to Charlevoix for 35 years and always wanted to stay in one of the famous mushroom houses. This was a great property to stay. Perfect for our family of 6. Great location next to Lake Michagan and near downtown Charlevoix. Would love to stay there again!!
The Charlevoix Mushroom Houses, Wow!
I always wanted to stay in one of the Charlevoix Mushroom Houses and now I have, and I was not disappointed. We, the whole family and I, stayed in the famous Thatch House, which is probably the most photographed house in Charlevoix. We all felt like celebrities for a week!
The Mushroom Houses — Unique vacation rentals in Charlevoix
Perfect for a memorable vacation or a family reunion.
Ideal as wedding accommodations and great for corporate retreats.
Steps from the Beach. A short walk to downtown.
The Thatch House rose from the original stone walls set by Earl Young. It was his first home built in 1918. The original house did not encompass Earl Young's unique hobbit style, but in a dramatic reimagining, it now exemplifies the fairytale magic of a Charlevoix mushroom house.
The old carriage house once belonged to the famous Earl Young. Now it's a Charlevoix Mushroom House. A romantic retreat, completely redesigned and rebuild. It shares the iconic roof of The Thatch House, but is separate with its own private entrances. An intimate getaway near downtown and the beach.
A Charlevoix mushroom house landmark named for the apple trees on its two acre property. It looks like it jumped out of the pages of a storybook. Designed and built by Virginia Olsen, the daughter of Earl Young, it oozes Charlevoix Mushroom House charm. It's also one of Charlevoix's most beloved landmarks.
The Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix
My "Charlevoix Mushroom House ensemble" consists of four distinct homes, all "touched" by Earl Young. Earl Young was the famous eccentric builder/architect who lined the Park Avenue stretch in front of Michigan Beach Park with his wonderful creations.
I called the main house "The Thatch House", after I completely reimagined the original Arts-and-Crafts style and designed its new mushroom-style thatch roof. The carriage house, which is located directly behind the main house, I named "The Chalet". It shares the thatch roof of the main house—otherwise it's separate, with its own private entrances. Inspired, I also bought "Applecore Cottage" (8003 Mt McSauba Rd), a "Charlevoix Mushroom House" designed and built by Earl Young's daughter Virginia. "The cottage" (305 Clinton St), which shares the grounds with The Thatch House, completes my collection.
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