A Piece of History From “The Weathervane Lodge”

A Piece of History From “The Weathervane Lodge”

Earl Young, in conjunction with a handful of local businesses, built the then 37-room Weathervane Lodge Motel at the corner of Michigan and Dixon Avenues beginning in 1958. It opened for business in August 1959. At the time, it was considered to be one of the finest motor lodges in Michigan. Over time…
Hotel Earl – Construction Update

Hotel Earl – Construction Update

Construction Update – July 27, 2018 Demo continues at Hotel Earl. The majority of the interior of the hotel is gutted. The old pool building, that hasn’t been in use in almost 25 years, is now undergoing major demo. The second floor of that section of the building has been torn down, in order to rebu…
Hotel Earl – Reopening Summer of 2019

Hotel Earl – Reopening Summer of 2019

A local, well-known landmark in Charlevoix, commonly known as The Lodge, has changed ownership and name. In tribute to Charlevoix’s own master builder, Earl Young, the hotel will be renamed Hotel Earl. The original hotel, known as Earl Young’s Weathervane Lodge, was built in 1959. This 40-ro…