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Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix

211 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1403
+1 231-445-0770
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much better than expected

great couple of hours, enjoyed our tour of the historic muchroom houses. you could have driven to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ottawa, Ohio
Off Season Gem

We visited during that transition between fall color and winter sports seasons and did a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burnet, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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211 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720-1403
+1 231-445-0770
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Reviewed 6 days ago

great couple of hours, enjoyed our tour of the historic muchroom houses. you could have driven to them all with your car, by the narrated golf cart ride was much more interesting,,,the cart tour was well worth the money, get reservations ahead of time, very...More

Thank ronk699
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited during that transition between fall color and winter sports seasons and did a self-guided tour. We had very little traffic to contend with and were able to pull over and read the guide book and take pictures without pressure for road traffic. If...More

Thank Walkaboutfl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were planning an overnight stay in Charlevoix and looking for a few interesting things to do. Found the mushroom tour website and got interested. Booked a late afternoon tour during 3rd week of October. We lucked out with great weather. The tour was great,...More

Thank jimisleib
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the area for a fall color tour & say The Mushroom house tour on Trip Advisor so we thought, 'Why not, top thing to do'. All the tours were full but we were told we could be penciled in for the 2:00p...More

Thank Bev L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique architectural style! We had a fun, interesting, and comfortable experience! We would definitely recommend it!

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked the tour not knowing that the Apple Fest was going on. We had a blast! even with so many people around, we still got to see all of the amazing houses, and got to learn so much about the history of the houses...More

1  Thank saxgirl84
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an excellent tour to view the mushroom houses in Charlevoix, Michigan. The tour is about 45 minutes in a cart that will accomodate six people. The tour guide is excellent and passes along a tremendous amount of information concerning Earl Young, the architect...More

1  Thank dejahr
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must do.We took the tour on one of the little trams.Our guide was very knowledgeable about the houses of the area.These houses are amazing even if you are not into architecture.It made me want to go out and put stones around my...More

Thank troiann
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I love architecture so we were delighted to find Edith and her informational Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix tour. Edith met us promptly and invited our pooch Lucy to join the tour. We rode on the Gemcar - too fun - which Edith...More

1  Thank sharoncC7138KQ
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were up in Charlevoix for a long weekend. We took the 10 am Sunday GEM tour with Edith. What a treat, Edith is very knowledgable and passionate about Charlevoix, and especially about the Earl Young homes. Riding in the electric GEM...More

Thank Sue D
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Sharon B
25 September 2017|
Response from Jan M | Reviewed this property |
So pleased that you enjoyed it. It is a unique experience. Glad you were able to enjoy a beautiful day outdoors.
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
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