Mushroom House Tours

TripAdvisor's #1 Activity in Charlevoix!

The Mushroom Houses


Designed and built by Charlevoix native and legend Earl Young, the Mushroom Houses are 28 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!

Half House, Mushroom House Tours

Select your Tour

Mushroom House GEM Car Tour

$18 Per Person | $90 Private Tours (Up to 5 Adults,  6 with kids) | 50 minutes

See ALL 28 of the fascinating MUSHROOM HOUSES while riding in style on our signature tour! We will tell you all the fun facts, history and stories of this Charlevoix legend.  There is a reason it was voted “Best Tour In Town” and is our most popular tour.

Parties of up to five (6 with kids) can enjoy the ride in our comfortable GEM Car!

Charlevoix the Beautiful Sunset Tour

$20 Per Person | $100 Private Tours (Up to 5 Adults, 6 with kids) | 50 minutes

New for 2018, the “Charlevoix the Beautiful” is a 50 min. GEM car tour that visits over 15 of Charlevoix’s most popular attractions.  This includes the historic Train Depot, Mt. McSauba, Chicago/Belvedere Clubs and some Mushroom Houses (of course) to name a few. We have been researching for years and our knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic tour guides give the “Best Tours in Town!!”

Our last stop will be at spectacular Michigan Beach where people come from near and far to view (weather permitting) one of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see!!  It’s a “MUST DO” while in town!!

Mushroom House Walking Tour

$15 Per Person | 50 minutes

Visit 11 of the fantastic Mushroom Houses! Perfect for parties of six or more, or if you just want to get some exercise with your tour!  Walking tours are limited and are best to call and RSVP.

"Fun Tour!"

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

“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."
- saxgirl84

"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."
- sharoncC7138KQ

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 give a sensational, exciting, and informative tour that you will cherish for years. 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!!

Contact Info
(231) 445­-0770

Mushroom House Tours
211 Bridge St.
Charlevoix, Mi 49720