Jun 6, 2018

Mushroom Houses, Shopping, and Relaxing in Charlevoix (Episode 4)

Episode 4

It's been a week since my last visit to Charlevoix
and this is my recommendation for having a fun filled
and memorable time in Charlevoix.

Make a reservation at the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites located at 111 Pine River Lane. It's right in town close to the beach and all the shopping and restaurants. Once you arrive in Charlevoix check into the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites. Walk over to Bridge Street and have a bite to eat than do some shopping.

Head over to the mushroom houses and check out the unique one of a kind architecture of these houses, then enjoy a relaxing time at the beach before returning back to the Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites. Take advantage of the outdoor pool and when evening arrives have dinner at one of the restaurants.

                                           Let the scents of the fragrant flowers lead you to Bloom Flower Design

Where to Shop:

American Spoon Foods
315 Bridge Street
This cozy shop is famous for its artisanal condiments and preserves. Sample various products at the tasting demo table. I highly recommend the new Citrus and Passionfruit curd which goes nicely with scones.

Bloom Flower Design
100 Van Pelt Place
Situated on a corner in a beautiful building the scent of flowers will beckon you to enter the doors of this extraordinary shop. Candles, flowers, lotions.....everything here is top quality.

Central Drug Store
301 Bridge Street
A local pharmacy that's been in business since 1897. Here you can get everything from prescription drugs to greeting cards. A classic building with lots of great merchandise.

113 Bridge Street
A family owned clothing store, Glik's is full of treasures; accessories, clothes, shoes. The staff is

The Taffy Barrel
211 Bridge Street
Don't miss a visit to The Taffy Barrel for bulk candy and delicious taffy in a multitude of flavors.
Pick what you want to purchase from barrels. Prices are $4.75 per half pounds.

Where to Enjoy a Beer:

Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company
111 Bridge Street
An awesome place for beer brewed right on the premises. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.

Where to Stay:

Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites
An remarkable place to stay. Enjoy the complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, cozy lobby and more.

Where to Eat:

Terry's Restaurant
Treat yourself to dinner at Terry's Restaurant. 


If you love "The Hobbit" house than you'll enjoy taking
a tour of the mushroom houses in Charlevoix.

Thanks to the architectural talents of Earl Young Charlevoix has a collection of one of a kind designed mushroom houses. As early as 1919 Mr. Young, a self taught builder started constructing mushroom houses in Charlevoix. These homes are made of stone. Mr Young used boulders, fieldstone and limestone that he found around Northern Michigan. Pick up a  self guided map in town to help you navigate to where exactly the mushroom houses are located..The Weathervane Terrace Inn and Suites & Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant located at Pine River Lane in Charlevoix were also constructed by Earl Young and are well preserved.

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