Vacation Rentals in Charlevoix
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Vacation rentals in Charlevoix
With vast tracts of beautiful lakeshore and a multitude of deep lakes, this placid Lake Michigan hideaway is a top vacation destination for summer adventurers seeking the thrill of their favorite activity on or in the water and winter travelers who love an opportunity to cross country ski or snowshoe in gorgeous, secluded natural surroundings. With the massive expanse of Lake Michigan and it’s lovely sandy shores on your doorstep plus a series of inland finger lakes to explore, you will be able to head in any direction and find a splendid lakeside attraction to fill your vacation days with fun!A perfect family vacation rental
You will easily find your perfect vacation rental just a short hop to the restful shores of Lake Michigan and the stunning, surrounding, smaller lakes from the selection of roomy, comfortably furnished rentals with tasteful decor and all of the modern conveniences you will require for a fabulous stay. Many of the rentals in the Charlevoix vicinity feature a pool which is a perfect addition for a last splash at the end of the day. Spend a restful day simply soaking up the poolside sun at your vacation home away from home!
Vacations in Charlevoix
The area and getting around
This serene lakeside wonderland is a prime destination for a relaxing vacation. Charlevoix has a lovely, elegant small town charm making this an ideal getaway for vacationers seeking a tranquil environment. The lakeside peace and breathtaking beauty of this area has made this a renowned summer vacation spot. There are miles of golden sand along the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan to explore and wonderful opportunities to try out a ton of different types of watersport. Boating is a Charlevoix, seasonal favorite for getting a healthy dose of vitamin D in the great outdoors!Distinct local dining experiences
Charlevoix is located in northern Michigan around 6.5 hours from Milwaukee, 5.5 hours from Chicago and 4 hours from Detroit making this a great road trip destination for an off the beaten track vacation for a wonderful summer hideaway miles from the hustle and bustle of urban living. City dwellers spoiled for choice with trendy metropolitan dining options will not be disappointed by the fabulous fare on offer in the lovely upmarket eateries in Charlevoix. Be sure to stop by Briers Inn Brewery just six miles south of Charlevoix for incredible small batch beer and cider. From farm to table to fancy french food, small batch gourmet ice cream or rustic sandwiches and breakfasts, Charlevoix has some pretty delectable options for dining!.
Travelers and activities
Charlevoix has a splendid architectural heritage due to the legacy of famous architect Earl Young, a former Charlevoix native that will delight fans of quirky architectural beauty. Be sure to stop by Applecore Cottage for a quirky holiday photo! This whimsical Charlevoix landmark resembles a house straight from a fairy tale! There is plenty of history and culture to take in at Castle Farms, one of northern Michigan’s top rated cultural highlights, where old world heritage charm and contemporary elegance provide visitors with a truly memorable museum and cultural experience.Charlevoix for water sport enthusiasts
The Charlevoix area is a renowned watersport paradise where refreshing lake waters, warm sunshine and sandy shores offer you the best possible Michigan summer experience. There are limitless options for fishing, windsurfing, kayaking, motor boating, rowing water skiing, scuba diving and swimming. Nearby torch lake is gorgeously scenic with its alluring crystal clear turquoise waters that attract large numbers of summer boating enthusiasts. The deep water of Lake Charlevoix offers outstanding conditions for waterskiing, tubing and wakeboarding while Walloon lake is a sublime spot for fishermen. The clear waters of this lake teems with perch, walleye, trout, pike and bass.
Did you know that around Charlevoix you are likely to find lots of pebble shaped Petoskey stone fossils. These stones are actually fossilized prehistoric rugose coral!
Top 5 travel tips for Charlevoix
Spend a leisurely morning strolling around Charlevoix to admire Charlevoix’s architectural heritage. Amongst these treasures are the very unusual and beautiful so-called mushroom houses built by designer and building legend Earl Young whose career spanned over 50 years. There are at least a dozen of his iconic limestone boulder houses on view a reasonable walking distance from downtown Charlevoix! These houses are all privately owned, however one of the Charlevoix houses is available to you as your vacation rental! The huge thatch roof house designed by Young sleeps 6 and is a wonderfully quirky and comfortable vacation rental choice!2. Picnic at Castle Farms
Pack a delicious picnic and head to Castle Farms for the day where you will get the chance to immerse yourself in 100 years of history. This farm was built as a model working dairy in 1918. There are ponds for feeding fish, a huge maze and Michigan’s oldest model railroad with 70 trains and 2500 feet of train tracks! Browse an extensive collection of royal family memorabilia from around the world in the museum and stroll around acres of lush formal and informal gardens including an art garden and the gnome filled Enchanted Forest!3. Visit Fisherman's Island State Park and Beach
The beautiful rolling dunes and maple, birch, cedar and aspen vegetation makes this 2678 acre state park a handful of miles south of Charlevoix a joy to visit. A pristine jewel nestled against five miles of sandy beach, Michigan shoreline, this rugged nature area will fill your lungs with clean air and provide you with a stunning backdrop for a memorable day trip. Fishermen’s Island Nature Trail is a lovely, 6 mile trail with rustic footbridges where you can see wildflowers in early summer. In winter the area is perfect for dog sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.4. Take a tour to Beaver Island
Beaver Island, also known as America’s Emerald Isle is a wonderfully remote, 13 mile long paradise island getaway located just 32 miles by ferry from Charlevoix. There are magnificent lush forests, white, soft sand beaches, streams and several inland ponds. Beaver Island Boat Company provides a reliable ferry service to this scenic destination where you can spend the day relaxing on a beach beside aquamarine waters or kayaking. Adventure lovers can kayak along a 48 mile paddling trail that circumnavigates the entire island while avid hikers will love the Beaver Island Nature Trail Hiking Loop.5. Skydive over Charlevoix
Skydive Charlevoix offers the most incredible views of the Mackinac Bridge, Beaver Island and the Charlevoix area from 2 miles high!! If you are a thrill seeker and have always wanted to feel the excitement of what a 120 mile per hour freefall would be like or have imagined yourself gently riding the air current as your parachute opens and you freefall down to the landing area, you are in the right place to get you ready for your first, unforgettable jump! The landing area is located in Charlevoix and you are in for an experience of a lifetime!