Think you need an ocean for a beach? Think again. There are miles and miles of sandy lakefront beaches in Michigan (thanks to the four Great Lakes that border it). The west coast of Michigan has especially nice beaches—try a rental in Muskegon, Grand Haven or Saugatuck. You won’t need a car when visiting Mackinac Island. In fact, they’re not allowed—this lovely Victorian resort town is pedestrian-only.
5.0 based on 443 reviews
Built for a prominent merchant in 1908, this prairie-style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is located in the elegant Heritage Hill district, where over 60 architectural styles are represented.
Docent Ken made the house come alive with his knowledge of the house. The introductory film is very informative, the house is beautifully restored and well worth the time to enjoy. It’s free! Thanks to Steelcase.
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Applecore Cottage is a Charlevoix, Michigan landmark and was named for the Apple trees on the property. It looks like it jumped out of the pages of a storybook. It was designed and built by Virginia Olsen, the daughter of Earl Young, the famous architect of the Charlevoix Mushroom Houses.
4.5 based on 464 reviews
Visit all 28 of these magical stone structures a.k.a.Gnome Homes/Hobbit Houses and experience this majestic architecture found nowhere else in the world!! Our knowledgeable and friendly guides will give you fun facts, stories and history not found in any book. Why just drive by and not know a thing about what you are looking at? Our tours will give you memories that will last a lifetime and you will be so glad you did!! There is a reason we are voted the #1 Thing to Do in Charlevoix, Mi!!
Was planning a trip to the area and happened upon a travel article that referenced the Mushroom House Tours. Found there was space Saturday afternoon and booked it online. Enjoyed a lively and fun hour with Edith at the wheel as we rode the extended golf cart through the streets of Charlevoix learning about Earl Young, the Mushroom Houses and Boulder Park neighborhood. Well worth the time and I think much more fun than the self-guided tour. Only suggestion - they may want to consider a "Confirmation" so when you book tickets, you know you are confirmed. Otherwise a great way to learn about interesting architecture and the architect's personality.
4.5 based on 17 reviews
This house showcases Young's signature use of stones in a blend of practicality and fantasy.
This is included on the Mushroom House tour. Then homes in bolder village are amazing really enjoyed this tour and would do again.
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