The Thatch House

is the ultimate vacation getaway! Three stories with a master suite on each floor. There are 6 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths as well as a media room in this one-of-a-kind thatch house. On the upper level, there is a cozy sitting area to enjoy amazing sunsets over Lake Michigan! With central air conditioning and in-floor heating, this Charlevoix Villa is available all year-round.

The Thatch House, Charlevoix

This Charlevoix Mushroom House, known as The Thatch House, rose from the original stone walls set by Earl Young. Built as his first home in 1918, the house did not encompass Young's developing unique hobbit-home style, but today, in a dramatic re-imagining, The Thatch House exemplifies the storybook magic of the Earl Young houses.

The unique Thatch House design, initially conceived on a napkin by the Michael Seitz, took him 3 years to finalize. Specialized timber work is unique and bold. The beautifully flowing roof is crafted from the finest natural thatch hand-reaped in Europe and shipped to the USA. During one of the coldest winters, a master thatcher painstakingly worked under daunting conditions, so that symbolically the new creation was ready to greet the new spring with new life.

As a surprised observer said, "Wow, that home looks like a giant mushroom!"
Mission accomplished. A luxurious Charlevoix Mushroom House to host family retreats, wedding parties, and events of all kinds. We look forward to helping you plan your Mushroom House Experience.

Getting married at Castle Farms?
This is the PERFECT storybook wedding-party retreat!



The Thatch House
304 Park Ave.
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Property Details


The Thatch house is an experience! Once in a life-time, or yearly repeated getaways! Including winter  WOW!

  • Non Smoking Only
  • No pets permitted in The Thatch House
  • The following items are provided: bed linens, towels, kitchen utensils, pot and pans, dishes, glassware.

Parking -  On-street parking, summer and winter.

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