Guidebook for Charlevoix

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Guidebook for Charlevoix

Food Scene

Very close to the cottage, on the water, fun upbeat atmosphere. Serves lunch and dinner.
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The Landing
10231 Ferry Rd
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Very close to the cottage, on the water, fun upbeat atmosphere. Serves lunch and dinner.
Family eatery with an eclectic menu & popular whitefish offers a bar area adorned with '50s kitsch.
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The Villager Pub
427 Bridge St
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Family eatery with an eclectic menu & popular whitefish offers a bar area adorned with '50s kitsch.
Bar games · Great beer selection · Great bar food American cuisine.
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Smoke On the Water
103 Park Ave
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Bar games · Great beer selection · Great bar food American cuisine.
Classic dependability, good food, great views and friendly staff.
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Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant
106 Pine River Ln
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Classic dependability, good food, great views and friendly staff.
Wonderful whitefish and seafood.
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Terry's of Charlevoix
101 Antrim St
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Wonderful whitefish and seafood.
Amazing new restaurant in East Jordan. It is very " hip" with great views, signature drinks and delicious barbecue.
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Blue Smoke
101 Main St
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Amazing new restaurant in East Jordan. It is very " hip" with great views, signature drinks and delicious barbecue.
Fresh salads, tasty traditional slaw and freshly baked bread. The highlight of the restaurant is their shrimp (peel and eat) steamed or fried. traditional cocktail sauce or their in-house made horseradish sauce. The atmosphere is very homey and friendly.
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The Argonne House
11929 Boyne City Rd
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Fresh salads, tasty traditional slaw and freshly baked bread. The highlight of the restaurant is their shrimp (peel and eat) steamed or fried. traditional cocktail sauce or their in-house made horseradish sauce. The atmosphere is very homey and friendly.
Great place to eat. They offer a huge variety of in-house made and local beer. Worth the drive, great for lunch.
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Short's Brewing Company Bellaire Pub
121 N Bridge St
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Great place to eat. They offer a huge variety of in-house made and local beer. Worth the drive, great for lunch.
Great customer service with fantastic breakfast, lunch and coffee options.
Johan's Cafe of Charlevoix
327 Bridge St
Great customer service with fantastic breakfast, lunch and coffee options.
Esperance has an off-the-charts selection of wine and tremendous variety of cheeses. Staff is very knowledgable and helpful about their wines and cheeses. Ask for Pram (he's the wine-cheese rockstar) when you go in. He'll guide you to your wine/cheese selection. They do offer delicious gourmet dinners at night in the summer time.
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Esperance closed till April 6
12853 US-31
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Esperance has an off-the-charts selection of wine and tremendous variety of cheeses. Staff is very knowledgable and helpful about their wines and cheeses. Ask for Pram (he's the wine-cheese rockstar) when you go in. He'll guide you to your wine/cheese selection. They do offer delicious gourmet dinners at night in the summer time.
This is a super Farmer's Market in Charlevoix with tons of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other food items.
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Charlevoix Farmers Market
307 Bridge St
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This is a super Farmer's Market in Charlevoix with tons of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other food items.
American Spoon Foods is located on Main Street in Charlevoix. It is a must see and taste. American Spoon Foods offers a huge variety of jams, jellies, marinades made in small batches and from local fruits. The store offers tasting of many of their items. Yum! They make great gifts too.
American Spoon Foods
315 Bridge St
American Spoon Foods is located on Main Street in Charlevoix. It is a must see and taste. American Spoon Foods offers a huge variety of jams, jellies, marinades made in small batches and from local fruits. The store offers tasting of many of their items. Yum! They make great gifts too.
Chandler's restaurant, in Petoskey, prepares delicious progressive American cuisine. They offer a casual lunch and you can choose from a varied menu that includes salads, sandwiches, and a few other tasty entrees. Their dinner menu offers a dynamic selection of cuisine from fresh cuts of beef to daily fish creations. Enjoy a drink handcrafted by their mixologists or glass of wine from their extensive wine list. This is more of an adult sit down restaurant. It's fabulous restaurant and well worth going. Make a day trip of it and you can do a little shopping while in Petoskey!
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Chandler's A Restaurant
215 1/2 Howard St
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Chandler's restaurant, in Petoskey, prepares delicious progressive American cuisine. They offer a casual lunch and you can choose from a varied menu that includes salads, sandwiches, and a few other tasty entrees. Their dinner menu offers a dynamic selection of cuisine from fresh cuts of beef to daily fish creations. Enjoy a drink handcrafted by their mixologists or glass of wine from their extensive wine list. This is more of an adult sit down restaurant. It's fabulous restaurant and well worth going. Make a day trip of it and you can do a little shopping while in Petoskey!
Friske's Farm Market is an amazing local place. It offers sandwiches, soups, pizza, etc. The have the very BEST local pies in northern Michigan!
Friske Orchards
Friske's Farm Market is an amazing local place. It offers sandwiches, soups, pizza, etc. The have the very BEST local pies in northern Michigan!
Stafford's Bay View Inn is a very charming Inn with great food and atmosphere.
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Stafford's Bay View Inn
2011 Woodland Ave
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Stafford's Bay View Inn is a very charming Inn with great food and atmosphere.

Drinks & Nightlife

Striking alehouse with minimalist decor featuring local craft brews & an area-sourced bar menu.
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Bridge Street Tap Room
202 Bridge St
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Striking alehouse with minimalist decor featuring local craft brews & an area-sourced bar menu.
Great cocktails · Great beer selection ·
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East Park Tavern
307 Bridge St
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Great cocktails · Great beer selection ·
Bar games · Great beer selection · Great bar food
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Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co
111 Bridge Park Dr
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Bar games · Great beer selection · Great bar food

Parks & Nature

Lakeside park offers an island feel with high sand dunes, cedar bogs & hiking.
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Fisherman's Island State Park
16480 Bells Bay Rd S
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Lakeside park offers an island feel with high sand dunes, cedar bogs & hiking.
Young State Park on beautiful Lake Charlevoix spans over 560 acres and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. The beach at Young State Park was voted the "best beach of the year" by The Petoskey News Review Graphic.
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Young State Park
2280 Boyne City-Charlevoix Rd
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Young State Park on beautiful Lake Charlevoix spans over 560 acres and is a mix of gently rolling terrain, lowlands and cedar swamp. The beach at Young State Park was voted the "best beach of the year" by The Petoskey News Review Graphic.
With over public 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. If you have time during your stay at Saving Grace I highly suggest you visit the natural wonder.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes
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With over public 100,000 votes, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. If you have time during your stay at Saving Grace I highly suggest you visit the natural wonder.
Ironton Beach is 2 blocks from Saving Grace. A great place to picnic and swim and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Beautiful clear water of Lake Charlevoix.
Ironton Beach
Ironton Beach is 2 blocks from Saving Grace. A great place to picnic and swim and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Beautiful clear water of Lake Charlevoix.

Sightseeing

Recent review... What an elegantly surreal place! We were fortunate to drive up just as the lavender bushes were being trimmed. The scent was just wonderful. I don't think we will ever forget it. There is a nice little shop where you can purchase lavender-scented items. I wish we lived closer so I could take some of their classes.
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Lavender Hill Farm
7354 Horton Bay Rd N
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Recent review... What an elegantly surreal place! We were fortunate to drive up just as the lavender bushes were being trimmed. The scent was just wonderful. I don't think we will ever forget it. There is a nice little shop where you can purchase lavender-scented items. I wish we lived closer so I could take some of their classes.
There's so much to do and see on Mackinac Island. Stroll through historic downtown, bike your way around the island or simply enjoy the famous fudge.
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Mackinac Island
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There's so much to do and see on Mackinac Island. Stroll through historic downtown, bike your way around the island or simply enjoy the famous fudge.
Castle Farms is minutes away from Saving Grace. It hosts many beautiful weddings and offers Farm-to-Table-Dinners and Twilight tours.
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Castle Farms
5052 M-66
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Castle Farms is minutes away from Saving Grace. It hosts many beautiful weddings and offers Farm-to-Table-Dinners and Twilight tours.

Entertainment & Activities

The Festival offers a wonderful variety of events geared to delight and entertain every age group. Most events take place within waterfront parks, Round Lake Harbor and Lake Charlevoix.
Charlevoix Venetian Festival
309 Petoskey Ave
The Festival offers a wonderful variety of events geared to delight and entertain every age group. Most events take place within waterfront parks, Round Lake Harbor and Lake Charlevoix.
CHARLEVOIX APPLE FESTIVAL What began more than 20 years ago as a way to celebrate fall has turned into an annual event of the apple in Charlevoix: Apple Fest. Held each year on the second weekend of October, Apple Fest turns downtown Charlevoix into a festive and fun place to be.
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Charlevoix
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CHARLEVOIX APPLE FESTIVAL What began more than 20 years ago as a way to celebrate fall has turned into an annual event of the apple in Charlevoix: Apple Fest. Held each year on the second weekend of October, Apple Fest turns downtown Charlevoix into a festive and fun place to be.
Canoeing or Kayaking on the Jordan River is an unforgettable experience for all ages. I suggest you take a picnic and make a day of it!
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Swiss Hideaway Canoe Rental
1953 Graves Crossing
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Canoeing or Kayaking on the Jordan River is an unforgettable experience for all ages. I suggest you take a picnic and make a day of it!
Litreally seconds from Saving Grace. Summertime Rentals maintain the nicest, newest, and most diverse rental fleet in the area. Our rentals consists of jet-skis, ski boats, tritoons, pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks, paddleboards, all sorts of tubes, skis, wakeboards, and more! Their business is solely focused on providing you with excellent customer service and a great rental experience!
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Summertime Rentals LLC
2474 Michigan 66
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Litreally seconds from Saving Grace. Summertime Rentals maintain the nicest, newest, and most diverse rental fleet in the area. Our rentals consists of jet-skis, ski boats, tritoons, pontoons, fishing boats, kayaks, paddleboards, all sorts of tubes, skis, wakeboards, and more! Their business is solely focused on providing you with excellent customer service and a great rental experience!
The 9-hole Ye Nyne Olde Holles in East Jordan, MI is a public golf course that opened in 1923. Ye Nyne Olde Holles measures 2970 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
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Ye Nyne Olde Holles Golf Club
6386 Ferry Rd
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The 9-hole Ye Nyne Olde Holles in East Jordan, MI is a public golf course that opened in 1923. Ye Nyne Olde Holles measures 2970 yards from the longest tees. The course features 2 sets of tees for different skill levels.
This is a great bike shop located in downtown Charlevoix. They rent and repair bikes. There is an INCREDIBLE BIKE PATH stretching more than 26 MILES along the bay between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, now serves as one of the region’s most scenic nonmotorized trails—a haven for recreational riders. The wide, paved pathway makes it especially friendly for families with small children. A good portion of it runs along Lake Michigan and has awesome views with picnic tables along the way. If you are a biker this is a MUST DO!
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Revolution Bike
102 Mason St
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This is a great bike shop located in downtown Charlevoix. They rent and repair bikes. There is an INCREDIBLE BIKE PATH stretching more than 26 MILES along the bay between Charlevoix and Harbor Springs, now serves as one of the region’s most scenic nonmotorized trails—a haven for recreational riders. The wide, paved pathway makes it especially friendly for families with small children. A good portion of it runs along Lake Michigan and has awesome views with picnic tables along the way. If you are a biker this is a MUST DO!

Essentials

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Family Fare Supermarket
111 M-66
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Great liquor selection.
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Oleson's Food Stores
2000 US-31
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Great liquor selection.
Just in case you need to go to a drug store, this Rite Aid is located close to Saving Grace in Charlevoix. It is in the same shopping complex as Family Fare Supermarket. There is a coin laundry/dry cleaner in that same shopping center as well.
Rite Aid
195 M-66
Just in case you need to go to a drug store, this Rite Aid is located close to Saving Grace in Charlevoix. It is in the same shopping complex as Family Fare Supermarket. There is a coin laundry/dry cleaner in that same shopping center as well.

Shopping

The quaint waterfront community of Harbor Springs has had a magnetic appeal to visitors since the turn of the century. It offers an inviting array of art galleries, culinary attractions and the deepest fresh-water harbor in the Great Lakes.
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Harbor Springs
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The quaint waterfront community of Harbor Springs has had a magnetic appeal to visitors since the turn of the century. It offers an inviting array of art galleries, culinary attractions and the deepest fresh-water harbor in the Great Lakes.
Great restaurants, weekly farmer's market and shopping. The Ironton Ferry makes Boyne City very accessible.
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Boyne City
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Great restaurants, weekly farmer's market and shopping. The Ironton Ferry makes Boyne City very accessible.
This is a hidden gem. If you like to go antique shopping this place if for you! It is a consignment store, but they have some really fun items.
Then & Now Antique and Consignment House
1101 Charlevoix Ave
This is a hidden gem. If you like to go antique shopping this place if for you! It is a consignment store, but they have some really fun items.
Another local hidden gem. A place to find antiques! Mr. Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Antiques, is quite a character. He has a HUGE barn filled with treasures. A must see if you are into that type of a thing.
Kelly's Antiques
6176 Old US 31 S
Another local hidden gem. A place to find antiques! Mr. Kelly, the owner of Kelly's Antiques, is quite a character. He has a HUGE barn filled with treasures. A must see if you are into that type of a thing.
Just a few miles down from the Cottage is this lovely oasis of gardens a giftshop. The owner's could not be nicer and they always have a lovely mix of vintage, antique and new items. It's a must stop-in.
Stonehedge Gardens
2195 M-66
Just a few miles down from the Cottage is this lovely oasis of gardens a giftshop. The owner's could not be nicer and they always have a lovely mix of vintage, antique and new items. It's a must stop-in.