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Mushroom House

301 Clinton St, Charlevoix, MI
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Charlevoix
Type: Architectural Buildings
Description: Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

What an adorable collection of little hobbit like homes. I felt like I was in a movie... Have a local show you around the little village ofmhomes

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We took a bus tour through all the mushroom houses. The houses were amazing to see all the beautiful stone added to the houses stone walkways and stone fences. Then we went to The Castle for a fantastic lunch and a walk around the grounds.

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Central Vermont
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Charlevoix Michigan is typical of a coastal tourist town with its attendant heavy summer vehicle and foot traffic. It is unique for its collection of Earl Young's stone houses including the "Mushroom House". These privately owned houses evoke the hobbit village in the movie "Lord of the Rings" and are extraordinarily appealing (at least to me!). Built of nearly local... More

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Key Colony Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Not only are the "Mushroom Houses" of Charlevoix Michigan simply amazing and jaw dropping but some are vacation rentals. We rented one for a week and loved it so much we are renting it again next year. The houses by Earl Young could also be called "Hobbit Houses" as they resemble fantasy homes. They are built from native rocks and... More

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indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Pick up a map in Charlevoix and drive around and see the houses. They are unique! Takes just a few minutes but well worth the effort.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's a fun little drive to ride around and look at these very cool little houses. You can pick up a map of the driving route and just follow the numbers. And then you can get out and take pictures of them. It doesn't cost a thing and it doesn't take long. Definitely worth a look!

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Rochester, Mn
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We did our own walking tour and saw the mushroom houses. They are cute and interesting. It's a fun, free activity and it's only a short walk from the main drive.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I haven't seen anything like this in the US. It isn't even like some of the houses you would see in the English countryside. It is a very unique one of a kind house.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Worth the time to visit. Very unique architecture and design. The house sits on Lake Charlevoix and is incredibly beautiful!

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New Phila., OHio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

These homes are so unusual and diverse. It was fun to take the ride by the water and gaze at these most interesting structures!

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