Whimsical architect Earl Young was famous for building the fairy-tale mushroom houses of Charlevoix, Michigan. He had an equally fanciful plan when he designed the Weathervane Terrace Inn in 1960. Located along Lake Michigan, the hotel resembles a European castle, with turreted towers, a stone façade, and leaded windows ordered from a Polish estate. Inside the lobby, the quirky designer constructed a boulder fireplace that artistically illustrates the surrounding area's natural attractions. The design benefits from the hotel’s picturesque setting—guests have to walk only a few feet to reach Lake Michigan or charming downtown Charlevoix.
For warmer waters, guests can head to the eight-person indoor hot tub. Couples on romantic getaways can settle into a jacuzzi room, which has a white soaking tub and a glowing electric fireplace. The Lake Michigan suite's private balcony looks out over the lakefront, and the large Harbor suite is ideal for families.
Charlevoix, Michigan: Quaint Town Surrounded by Three Lakes
Located in the northern half of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, the small town of Charlevoix is a popular resort destination, known for the petunias lining its 5-mile stretch of US 31 starting in May. A half mile from the Weathervane Terrace Inn lies Round Lake, which surrounds a quaint shopping district; you can take a sunset cruise here on one of the yachts or sailboats that bob in the marina. The third lake around the city is Lake Charlevoix, a nice spot for fishing.
To learn more about Earl Young's whimsical designs, take a walking tour through his mushroom houses, located less than half a mile from the hotel. Stonework façades and frosted stone chimneys characterize the pintsize dwellings, which have been described as “hobbit houses” and “elf cottages.”
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What You Get
Stay for two in a jacuzzi room or Lake Michigan or Harbor suite
Up to two kids 12 or younger stay free
Dates into May
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
Taxes: 11% tax added at purchase
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Eight-person indoor hot tub
Complimentary continental breakfast
The Fine Print
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
11% tax added at purchase.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
In all Included Rooms
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $5 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; kids 12 or younger stay free
Jacuzzi Room or Harbor Suite
One king or queen bed and one sleeper sofa
Lake Michigan Suite
One queen bed and one sleeper sofa
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: twin-size air mattresses available for $10 per night
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Pellston Regional Airport (PLN; about 36 miles)
Driving distance to Grand Rapids, MI: about 177 miles