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Mushroom House Tours

Voted #1 "Thing To Do" on TripAdvisor in downtown Charlevoix, Mi!

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Mushroom House Tours

Voted #1 "Thing To Do" on TripAdvisor in downtown Charlevoix, Mi!

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The ONLY tour company where the owner has personally designed over 90% of the merchandise and is almost entirely “Made in Michigan!!

We pride ourselves on steering clear of massed produced/cheap souvenirs.  We like to “keep it classy” by hand designing our merchandise and giving you a treasure to take with you when you leave.

We have added quite a few pieces to our collection including books, t-shirts, coffee mugs, magnets, ornaments, postcards and notecards to name a few.

Our merchandise is offered immediately following the tour and online.  You will also receive a 20% coupon for elements gallery, 211 Bridge St.  (following the guided tour) where mushroom house merchandise is also sold.



About The Mushroom Houses

Designed and built by Charlevoix native and legend Earl Young, the Mushroom Houses are over 26 of the most fascinating stone structures ever built.

An avid nature lover, Young constructed each house from the stones and boulders that line the miles of shoreline in Northern Michigan.

We have researched and provided tours for over 10 years, and we have an unbridled passion for each and every house. Our enthusiasm, knowledge and excitement is why Trip Advisor named us the #1 “thing to do” in Charlevoix, Michigan.

Join us on an unforgettable adventure through a fairy-tale land and cherish the memories for years to come!

5-Star Reviews from TripAdvisor

"Fun Tour!"

"What a unique architectural style! We had a fun, interesting, and comfortable experience! We would definitely recommend it!"

– TripAdvisor
"Great tour with awesome information!"

"We had a blast! even with so many people around, we still got to see all of the amazing houses, and got to learn so much about the history of the houses and the architect."

– TripAdvisor
"Highlight of our trip"

"My husband and I love architecture so we were delighted to find Edith and her informational Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix tour."

– TripAdvisor
"A must-see, especially for fans of history and architecture."

"The stone mushroom houses built by Earl Young are incredible works of art and science, the results of a passionate visionary. Loved the tour!"

– TripAdvisor

About Us

My name is Edith Pair and I am the owner, main tour guide, professional artist and overall Charlevoix Guru.  I grew up in this beautiful town and made it my life’s mission to show it off to the wonderful people who visit.  We recently won the 2021 Chamber of Commerce “Tourism Excellence Award,” “Best in Charlevoix” three years running and are voted the #1 “Thing To Do” in downtown Charlevoix on Trip Advisor.  Our tours are intimate, informative, and just plain FUN!  Why just drive by and not know a thing about what you are seeing? We give you the inside scoop that no book or online research can match.

We have been studying and interviewing home owners and historians on these magical structures since 2006.  Not only do we have the information, but we have the passion and hence our beloved “Best Tour In Town” slogan lives up to its name!!