Destination guide

For the perfect summer getaway, come to Charlevoix!

Charlevoix is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and has 2 smaller lakes of its own—Round Lake and Lake Charlevoix. From Charlevoix vacation rentals, you can visit all 3! Local events to get involved in include the annual Petunia Planting, National Mushroom Hunt or the Shadow Festival. Take a side trip to Beaver Island or just relax and enjoy your favorite novel at one of the 6 beaches in Charlevoix. Antiquing is always a treasure hunt in this bustling historical town, known as “Charlevoix the Beautiful.”

Things to do

Endless entertainment in Charlevoix

In addition to all the lakeside fun, Charlevoix has a movie theater, skate park, community pool, golfing, and plenty of antiques shopping on offer. History lovers will enjoy a visit to Greensky Hill Church. Located east of Charlevoix, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been preserved with all of the original woodwork. Castle Farms and Earl Young’s famous Mushroom Houses are also of popular attractions. You’ll find several multi-purpose trails near Charlevoix vacation rentals that are ideal for running, hiking, cycling, and horseback riding.

Activities

Bird watching, beaches, boating, and more in Charlevoix

Charlevoix offers superior bird watching. Fisherman’s Island State Park and Young State Park, along with North Point and Ranson nature preserves are the perfect places to catch the natural beauty of migrating and local birds. Don’t forget your camera! With over 15 boat launches on 3 lakes, Charlevoix vacation rentals will allow you to bring your boat along to enjoy a day of fishing or a trip out on the water. Prefer the beach? You’re in luck with 6 to choose from—whether you like the quiet and secluded dunes of Mt. McSauba Beach, or the pavilions, concessions, and playgrounds of the popular Ferry Beach.

Weather

Charlevoix has something to offer—all year round

Summer temperatures average at around 68°F, offering cool relief to visitors from nearby cities. The lakes offer everything you need for a relaxing respite—beaches, fishing, birding trails, and boating. Enjoy the brew culture of 5 local breweries and 5 local tap rooms throughout the year. The lakes are the main attraction here, but don’t count out Charlevoix vacation rentals during the cooler seasons. In the winter, Charlevoix holds a multitude of festivals, and you can enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, or take a side trip to one of the nearby ski resorts.

Natural features

No wonder it’s known as “Charlevoix the Beautiful"

This is the motto of Charlevoix and when you visit, you’ll see why. Charlevoix is located between Lake Michigan and the western end of Lake Charlevoix, and is surrounded by old timber forests. With a total area of just 2.17 square miles, and part of Charlevoix County, Lake Charlevoix itself covers 17,200 acres and has 56 miles of shoreline. Gull, Hat, Pismire, and Shoe Islands, which are part of the Beaver Island archipelago, form part of the Michigan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and 2 of the islands are part of the Michigan Islands Wilderness Area.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Charlevoix

Fly into Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), the closest airport, located 28.9 mi (46.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Charlevoix?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 732 vacation rentals near Charlevoix. From 367 Houses to 151 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Charlevoix for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Charlevoix?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Charlevoix. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Charlevoix Beach: 889 vacation rentals
  • Lake Chalevoix Depot Beach: 1,029 vacation rentals
  • Castle Farms: 961 vacation rentals
  • Belvedere Golf Club: 966 vacation rentals
  • North Point Nature Preserve: 921 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Charlevoix listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Charlevoix?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 367 Houses in Charlevoix. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charlevoix include:

  • Cabins: 151 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 161 rentals available
  • Cottages: 151 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charlevoix?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 121 vacation rentals with pool available in Charlevoix. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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