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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

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Address: Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone Number: 12314450770
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Earl Young designed this residence to resemble a mushroom.

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Make sure you get Edith for your tour!

there are a number of tours of these Mushroom Houses. The tour we took was with Edith and she was a hoot and a delight/ She was funny and personable in only the way a true local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Stephanie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

there are a number of tours of these Mushroom Houses. The tour we took was with Edith and she was a hoot and a delight/ She was funny and personable in only the way a true local can be. And these mushroom houses are very local. Pay the extra monwy and reserve the Gem car for the extended trip. It... More 

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Thank Stephanie S
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fairytale adventure.... Rental on VRBO.... I love the summer, the fall is the most spectacular, and for the romantics, like me.... Winter....

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Thank Michael S
Beachwood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

These are the most charming houses with great roof designs. So enjoyed our tour of these homes. Maybe somedays they will have an open house so we can see the inside of one of these homes.

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Thank tammymarty
Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had two different maps with the locations of the houses which was very beneficial as they are in small clumps in several different areas. We enjoyed looking at them and their different qualities. The stone work is amazing. It was raining the morning we did this and it was a delightful way to pass the time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a delightful 45 minute tour with Edith who drove us around in her 6 seater electric car. We originally signed up for a walking tour but did the electric car tour instead for $15/person. That way we saw all of the houses. Edith did a great job of comparing Eric Young's architectural designs with Frank Lloyd Wright. We... More 

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Thank Nurse1978
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These beautiful original designed homes should not be missed. If you are in Charlevoix take a tour or a least drive by. These homes are unique and well maintained in lovely settings. The roof lines and stone work are amazing. Be sure to look for the chimneys that look like dripping frosting on a cake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't do a guided tour, which you don't really need. We found a lot of helpful information online: http://www.mushroomhouses.com/ . Almost all the Mushroom Houses are in one block, across the street from the nicest public beach in Charlevoix. If you're staying downtown, as we are, you just stroll over, it's only 2 blocks from the center of town.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk to seethe Mushroom houses. They are just west of the town. Do yourself a favor and stop in to see the new public library in Charlevoix. It is absolutely marvelous!

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Thank Mike O
Frankenmuth, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Charlevoix on a Saturday and there was no local map available to illustrate where the homes were. We heard there are about 28 of them. We found about 12 of them with the help of Google. No map even available at the local Visitor's Bureau site nor in their printed Visitor's Guide. The Visitors Center has not staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took advantage of a drizzly morning and took a slow drive past about a dozen homes with each a unique style of a particular style of homes. Each had its own special signature look. One evens has an authentic thatched roof like you would see in Ireland.

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