Group Travel

life is more fun in a group

Whether you plan to bring your group to Charlevoix for a boating rendezvous, golf getaway, girls retreat, wedding, or historic tour let us help you plan.

Located between the shores of Lake Michigan, Lake Charlevoix, and Round Lake harbor, the unrivaled beauty and charm of this classic resort town make Charlevoix an ideal group destination. Sandy beaches, petunia-lined streets, concerts in the park, farm markets, art and culture opportunities, gourmet restaurants, shops, galleries, orchards, and vineyards await in Charlevoix the Beautiful.

Coordinated tour packages and customization options make group tour planning in Charlevoix convenient and memorable. Arts-focused, cultural, historical, architecturally-based, culinary driven with orchards and vineyards, plus holiday- and festival-themed tours are all popular options among those with varied interests and group sizes. 
 
Charlevoix Convention & Visitor’s Bureau member properties offer special group discounts. Hotels range in size from 20-67 rooms, and bed-and-breakfasts accommodate smaller groups.
 
Email or call (800.367.8557) Sales and Marketing Coordinator Katherine Forrester for your group travel needs and questions.
 
 

Castles, Cruises & More

One Day Itinerary

  • 9:30 – 10:30am 
    Step-on-guide Tour of Earl Young Architecture 
    Known as the “Mushroom Houses,” discover the fascinating architecture and intriguing history of these quaint little homes. 
  • 10:30am – 1pm 
    Guided Historic Tour of Castle Farms and Gardens and Royal Luncheon 
  • 1 – 2:30pm 
    Explore downtown Charlevoix’s boutique shopping, East Park, and Yacht Basin — complete with a Trout Stream and Interactive Fountain 
  • 3 – 5pm 
    Board Sunshine Charters to enjoy shoreline views of Lake Charlevoix, Round Lake and Lake Michigan

Overnight Itinerary

  • 10:30am – 1pm 
    Guided Historic Tour of Castle Farms and Gardens and Royal Luncheon 
  • 1:15 – 2:30pm 
    Step-on-guide Tour of Earl Young Architecture 
    Known as the “Mushroom Houses,” discover the fascinating architecture & intriguing history of these quaint little homes 
  • 2:40 – 4:45pm 
    Check into hotel, then explore downtown Charlevoix’s boutique shopping, East Park, and Yacht Basin — complete with a Trout Stream and Interactive Fountain
  • 5:30 – 7:30pm 
    Dinner Cruise — Board Sunshine Charters to enjoy shoreline views of Lake Charlevoix, Round Lake, and Lake Michigan
  • Breakfast coordinated at lodging facility, if desired; some include complimentary continental breakfast

 

Castles, Lakes & Grapes

Day Itinerary

  • Motorcoach Unique Architecture Tour (allow 1 – 1.5 hours)
    Known as the “Mushroom Houses,” discover the fascinating architecture and intriguing history of these Earl Young-designed, quaint little homes; step-on motorcoach guides available
  • Castle Tour (allow 2 hours)
  • Lunch at the Castle (allow 1 hour)
  • Wine Tasting and Farm Markets (allow 1 hour)
  • Downtown Charlevoix (allow 1 hour)

Overnight Itinerary

  • Arrive in Charlevoix and hotel check-in to one of Charlevoix's unique hotels
  • Dinner at Charlevoix restaurant (allow 1.5 hours)
  • Sunset Cruise (allow 2.5 hours)
  • Breakfast coordinated at lodging facility if desired; some include complimentary continental breakfast
  • Motorcoach Unique Architecture Tour (allow 1 – 1.5 hours)
    Known as the “Mushroom Houses,” discover the fascinating architecture and intriguing history of these Earl Young-designed, quaint little homes; step-on motorcoach guides available
  • Castle Tour (allow 2 hours)
  • Lunch at the Castle (allow 1 hour)
  • Wine Tasting and Farm Markets (allow 1 hour)
  • Departure
 

Customize Your Itinerary

Build a specialized itinerary for your group with help of experienced staff. Charlevoix offers one-of-a-kind group opportunities for groups large and small, wedding parties, and family reunions.

  • Castle Farms — Historic masterpiece surrounded by beautiful gardens, fountains, statues, and Michigan’s largest model railroad system
  • Sunshine Charters — Cruise on Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan for day or sunset, and lighthouse tours. 
  • Mushroom Houses — Unique boulder architecture by famed Earl Young will inspire any group. 
  • Lavender Hill Farm —Visitors of all ages are invited to explore and experience the awe-inspiring sight, scent and taste of lavender. 
  • Beaver Island — Take a ferry ride to the once kingdom, currently known for serene beauty and lighthouses. 
  • Charlevoix Library — Tour the historic school transformed into a nationally recognized library. 
  • Farm Markets — Taste local produce, delicious baked goods, canned goodies, tasty wine, and orchard tours. 
  • Circle of Arts — Art center providing art exhibits, classes, and performing arts. 
  • Art Galleries — Numerous galleries offer local art from famed artists and will provide demonstrations and classes. 
  • MORE — Festivals, events, concerts and adventure (bike, hike, sail, golf, snowshoe, cross-country ski, zipline, hot air balloon).