Boats on the channel in Charlvoix

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See the Top Things to Do in Charlevoix

Located just a block from Round Lake and downtown Charlevoix, Hotel Earl of Charlevoix is the perfect choice for experiencing the many things to see and do in Charlevoix. Just minutes from our hotel, you’ll find beautiful Lake Michigan beaches and the waters of Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix.

Downtown Charlevoix beckons with five blocks of parks and eclectic shopping and dining. The Beaver Island Ferry departs just a short drive from the hotel and we’re also close to golf courses and great spots for biking/walking/running on the Lake to Lake Trail, Little Traverse Wheelway and the Boyne City-Charlevoix Non-Motorized Trail. During the winter, Nub's Nob, Boyne Highlands, and Boyne Mountain offer everything from gentle terrain for beginners to moguls and black diamond runs for the more experienced skiers. 

When planning your Charlevoix adventure, our staff is more than happy to recommend fun activities in the area.

Charlevoix Beach, Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

A short walk from the hotel, enjoy one of Michigan's great lakes.

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Mushroom House Tours Charlevoix

Mushroom House Tours

Visit all 28 of the historic Mushroom houses built by famed Earl Young. Enjoy a guided tour of all 28 of the magical stone structures, a.k.a. Hobbit Houses built by famed architect Earl Young. Knowledgeable guides drive you around and share fun facts, stories, and history.

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Beaver Island Ferry

Beaver Island Boat Company

Take a ride to Beaver Island, America's Emerald Island can be enjoyed by taking the two-hour boat ride. The island is filled with Michigan's beauty, including isolated beaches, hiking, biking, shopping, dining and more.

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Castle Farms Wedding

Castle Farms

Constructed in 1918 and now transformed into beautiful gardens and event space. Take a tour of Castle Farms and enjoy the history and natural beauty of the property.

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Charlevoix South Pier Lighthouse

Charlevoix South Pier Light Station

Located on Lake Michigan at the end of the channel leading to Round Lake. Take a short walk to it from our hotel and enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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Little Traverse Wheelway Bike along Lake Michigan

Little Traverse Wheelway

26.65 miles of a paved rail-to-trail bike path, part of the U.S. Bicycle Route 35 in the state of Michigan. It Starts in Charlevoix and ends in Harbor Springs.

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Sunshine Charters

Sunshine Charters Boat Charter

Take in the sights and sounds on a 29-passenger catamaran sailing throughout Lake Charlevoix and out to Lake Michigan.  Three cruises daily throughout the summer including a sunset sail.  Groups are welcome

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Disc golf in Charlevoix at Mt McSauba

Mt. McSauba Recreational Area

Year-round recreation. Remote beaches, sand dunes, hiking trails in the summer. Winter activities include downhill and cross country skiing, snowboard park and more.  Enjoy the North Point Nature Preserve disc golf course in the summer.

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Lavendar Hill Farm

Lavender Hill Farm

Over 25 varieties of lavender. Michigan's largest commercial lavender farm.

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Dunmaglas Golf Course

Dunmaglas Golf Club

Ranked one of the Best 50 Upscale golf courses in the US by Golf Digest.

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Charlevoix Country Club

Charlevoix Country Club

A diamond in the rough. Golf one of Charlevoix's courses.

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Petoskey stone hunting in Charlevoix

Petoskey Stone Hunting

Immerse yourself into the Charlevoix rockhound culture by finding some Petoskey stones

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