CORBIN MANOR: Located on a quiet side street just up the hill from the bridge, 3 blocks from downtown.
Park your car and walk: To beaches, To watch the Bridge go up and down, To see the Beaver islander sail to Beaver Island, to sit in the park with an ice cream cone overlooking Round Lake Marina.
Take a leisurely stroll downtown to shop, eat, visit the state of the art new library, seek out the quilt shop and book store.
Charlevoix: At Corbin Manor you'll be amazed by the miles of Petunias just beyond your doorstep.
The first floor is easily accessible to small children and seniors; a walk-in shower is conveniently located in first floor bathroom adjoining the bedroom.
Keywords: Perfect reunion home. Recent total redecorating throughout. Much gathering space in kitchen, dining room, and on wrap around front porch. Two block walk to beach public access and magnificent sunsets. Perfect for reunions, wedding parties, couples' getaway.
1 Queen Bed on first floor; 1 Queen Bed on 2nd floor; 1 King Bed on 2nd floor; 1 Double/Full Bed on 2nd floor; 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds (trundle bed) which can be reconfigured into a king size bed.
Our family visited Gramma Margrethe and Grampa Jim Corbin each summer as our 3 boys were growing up. When I was a child in the 1950s my siblings and I also visited our Grandparents who lived in Charlevoix just up the street from Olson's market.
My husband and I have enjoyed redecorating Corbin Manor in a casual,
welcoming style/ giving Corbin Manor a bed and breakfast flair. Guests invariably comment on their enjoyment of the large Charlevoix-style front porch...yes, one is able to peek at the Lake between the condos.
My husband is a retired teacher of German and I am retired from early childhood teaching.
Polly Corbin Mittag purchased this house in 1993
Corbin Manor was the home of my parents, Margrethe Baver and Jim Corbin. Our grandchildren are fifth generation of our family to explore and enjoy Charlevoix.
When in Charlevoix I enjoy walking the beach while looking for Petoskey Stones. Our favorite stroll is to the 'foot of Dixon', a two block walk, to watch the Sunset.
Just down the hill 2 blocks is the Bridge with boats coming and going from Round Lake Harbor; watching the bridge go up and down is a trademark of Charlevoix.
On cooler days the beach at Depot Beach, 7 blocks away, offers protection from off-shore winds and the warmer water of Lake Charlevoix.
Finding bargains at the Rainbow Shoppe is a classic Charlevoix experience.
WINTER: 25 miles from Boyne Mountain with some of the finest skiing in the Midwest. 25 miles from Nubs Nob Ski area just outside of Petoskey, Great cross county skiing and bunny hill in Charlevoix at Mt McSauba, cross country skiing along Lake Michigan at Fisherman's Island State Park, just south of town.
SUMMER: Mile long 'best kept secret' sand dunes at Fisherman's Island State Park on the south edge of town, Rainbow Shop on southern edge of town offers amazing resale bargains which benefit local charities.