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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

211 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720
+1 231-445-0770
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We called them Hobbit houses, and walked down Park and walked around the block to see many of them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Green Bay, WI
Very creative!

These quirky and beautiful homes are fun to see. We walked two neighborhoods where they are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
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We offer a spectacular GEM car tour of all 28 of these magical structures. You can also visit the Charlevoix Chamber of Commerce to pick up a map and do a self guided tour.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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211 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720
+1 231-445-0770
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called them Hobbit houses, and walked down Park and walked around the block to see many of them, and then got in our car and drove to Boulder Park to see a bunch more. We didn't have a guide, but wish we had gotten...More

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These quirky and beautiful homes are fun to see. We walked two neighborhoods where they are concentrated and drove by several others. We also ate at the restaurant designed by Earl Young, the Weathervane. It was fun to see the fireplace with the massive stone....More

Thank SteveMirn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a delightful find, thanks to Trip Advisor. While just driving through, I checked TA's Things to Do for Charlevoix & found these amazing Mushroom Houses. We followed the suggestion to get a self-guided tour booklet at the Museum at Harsha House, a Victorian...More

Thank CampingJan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did a quick drive by of these unique homes. We were lucky enough to speak to a renovator of the large mushroom house. Very nice and great info. You can rent some of these homes! Worth the drive by or walk!

Thank Touringsisters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We highly recommend this tour. It is so interesting because it is so different. The Mushroom Houses are so unique in their structure and design. The Honeymoon Half House was built for Earl Young's daughter when she married, but he was limited as to how...More

Thank twnaples
Edith P, Owner at Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you guys for a great review!!! You were a wonderful tour and I am so glad you enjoyed it!!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a busy day planned and we reserved the last tour of the day for our mushroom house tour. It was great-we saved the best for last. Our tour guide was awesome and really knew her stuff. She told us so much about the...More

Thank _10jmccarthy
Edith P, Owner at Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

you guys are awesome!!! Thank you for a great review and I hope you get in touch when you are in town again....I will give you a Charlevoix historical tour and show you some cool spots we didn't get to last time!! You are such...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

I've never seen Mushroom Houses before. When I was in this area, I read about it and drove by some of these houses. It wasn't planned, but it was really worth seeing them.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The Charlevoix area is loaded with historical information. These houses are very unusual and absolutely fascinating to visit. Earl Young who designed and built them, is a giant in Charlevoix history. Each has a special, individual history, and they have been photographed and written about...More

2  Thank RAYMOND B
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Whenever in town, it's always neat to take time to see the mushroom houses. Walk around the neighborhood or a short cruise, a neat and fun spot of interest.

Thank Meg G
Reviewed 4 December 2016

There are 11 houses and an inn and restaurant in Charlevoix. There are more in Boyne City, but the ones in Charlevoix are much better.

2  Thank philyfanstukinmi
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Hi, Brian. I'm interested in getting a map and touring myself as you did. Where can I obtain the map? Thanks, Tom
11 August 2016|
Response from Sue S | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can get a map of the houses at the Charlevoix Historical Museum located on State Street. It is located on the west side of town. You can go to their web site for their hours of operation. The map gives you all the... More
Amanda C
I can't seem to find the addresses of the houses anywhere. I would like to see them in my own without a tour. Where are they located? Thanks!
10 August 2016|
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Response from fosmert | Reviewed this property |
This is a part of an article on the Visit Charlevoix website: Young married the girl across the street, Irene Harsha, and they built the first mushroom house at 302 Park Avenue built in 1918. One of the more popular houses... More
I would like to visit I'm out of town traveling with two small Shih-tzu's there well behaved.They would be in a pet stroller.They love people and kids
1 October 2015|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
On vrbo you can rent a small mushroom home. I am not sure they allow dogs. The remaining are all private residences so you will view them only from the exterior. They are absolutely intriguing to view. I enjoyed them and... More