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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

211 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720
+1 231-445-0770
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We walked part of the tour and finished the rest by car. Would have liked to have taken the GEM... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ontheroadagain6565
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Unique area

We drove ourselves, it was rainy so we didn't see much . . . the houses are note worthy and quite... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DoreenMDziepak
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Sarasota, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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211 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked part of the tour and finished the rest by car. Would have liked to have taken the GEM tour, but our time was limited. Interesting architecture and no two houses are alike. Will try to learn more of the history re these houses....More

Thank ontheroadagain6565
Reviewed yesterday

We drove ourselves, it was rainy so we didn't see much . . . the houses are note worthy and quite unique and different.

Thank DoreenMDziepak
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excelent walking tour you can take all your family. The houses built to earl Young architecture are onPark ave Clinton st. and on LakeShore Dr. and Boulder ave. Dont miss it.

Thank menachemle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven by the mushroom houses in Charleviox for years. We finally took the GEM tour and it was great to finally learn about the stories behind the houses and Earl Young. Edith was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide. She answered many questions...More

Thank teacher4hg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us toured the mushroom houses on our own but I would have liked to have taken the tour and learned the history. I highly recommend seeing them if you get a chance. I will take the tour next time I am there.

Thank 311kathrynb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really fun but I saw only 10-12 houses. I would recommend the trolley tour, same company. You would see all 28 mushroom houses on the trolley ride ...a golf cart. I will definitely return and bring others to this charming display. Designer and...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on the 1st tour on a Saturday morning and had the tour to ourselves! Edith was so friendly and enthusiastic - really knowledgeable about Earl Young, his family and the methods he utilized to create these unique homes. The Gem vehicle allows a...More

Thank mbsh1
Edith P, Owner at Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much!! You have no idea how much it means to me to get a great review like this. I try very hard to give each tour a knowledgeable and fun experience and it makes me so happy to hear you really enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Vehicle accommodated up to 5 visitors and one guide which made for a very personalized tour of the homes. Guide was very knowledgeable and offered many little details that pertained to each of the houses along the route. The ride was a little under an...More

Thank rory1002016
Edith P, Owner at Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review and I am so happy you enjoyed it!!! It makes me smile from ear to ear!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The mushroom houses built by Earl Young were fascinating. My husband and I walked the area from downtown which was just a couple of blocks. Each house is unique architecturally and not something one would normally see. We enjoyed this area so much that we...More

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting array of houses on this tour. Guide was very informative and filled us in on history we wouldn't otherwise have known. More than worth it if you like architecture, art or Charlevoix history.

Thank dasandman
Edith P, Owner at Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thanks guys!!! you were great too!!!

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TommyTraveler5
11 August 2016|
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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
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Amanda C
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
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Tom977
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
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