The Thatch House

is the ultimate vacation get-away! 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 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 mushroom houses.

The new "mushroom house design", conceived on a napkin by the new owner, took nearly 2 years to finalize. Specialized timber work, carefully erected with every beam layer, 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


General:  Including but not limited to: 

  • Property Type: Villa 
  • Events welcomed
  • 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. We ask that you provide your own beach towels

- Parking -  On-street parking.

Attention:  although there is a NO overnight street parking ordinance in the City of Charlevoix (from 12/1 through 3/1 ), the side of street in front of the mushroom houses (entire block) is excluded from that.

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