You might be surprised that a midwestern state provides gorgeous lakes, four exhilarating seasons, intense natural beauty, and hidden gems that rival the greatest resorts for amenities. Lake Charlevoix Hotels, The Edgewater Inn in Charlevoix, Michigan and the Water Street Inn, in Boyne City, Michigan offer gorgeous rooms, condominiums, and suites that match your affluent lifestyle itineraries perfectly.

Northern Michigan Escapes strives to curate the ideal holiday event of distinction with our outstanding properties located right in the middle of gorgeous sand dunes and beaches kissed by electric blue lakes and scenic drives framed with sweet cherry trees and vineyards.

Incredible, Exclusive Bookings at Lake Charlevoix Hotels

Understanding the attraction of Lake Charlevoix is easy when you consider that the lake is the third largest of Michigan’s generous blessing of rivers, lakes, and navigable waterways. Its largest tributaries include the Boyne and Jordan Rivers. The lake features 56 miles of shoreline, and the watershed covers 335 square miles.

Charlevoix Lake occupies part of Charlevoix Township, Eveline Township, Marion Township, Hayes Township, Michigan Bay Township, and Evangeline Township, and parts of Charlevoix, Antrim, and Otsego counties. The area brims with outdoor resources, state parks, fishing spots, waterways, beaches, and old-growth forested trails.

Edgewater Inn

Northern Michigan Escapes and serve as the go-to realty operation for Lake Charlevoix hotels. You can book a convenient condominium at the Edgewater Inn, which is the area’s premier waterfront condominium hotel. Located close to the Pine River Channel and local beaches with great views of the iconic drawbridge that serves as a makeshift border between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix, the venue is an ideal setting for your destination wedding or other significant events. The hotel features one bath, one-bedroom units, and two-baths, two-bedroom condos.

The Edgewater Inn features 60 units, each of which sports a unique decorating style. The friendly staff impresses travel aficionados favorably, and the top-tier amenities include wheelchair access, free parking, wireless internet, waterfront views, and 24-hour desk service. The condos are for non-smokers. (Click here for all Edgewater Inn condominiums for sale)

Water Street Inn

The Water Street Inn also features condominiums located on Lake Charlevoix and just steps from downtown Boyne City. Each unit features a kitchen and fireplace in an all-suites condominium hotel with access to a private beach and spectacular sunset views. All the condos feature one bedroom with a Queen- or King-sized bed, unique decorating motif, and a private balcony or patio. Enjoy all the comforts of home with the benefits of concierge-level services at the Water Street Inn. (Click here for all Water Street Inn condominiums for sale)

Northern Michigan Escapes Lake Charlevoix Vacation Rentals

Northern Michigan Escapes Lake Charlevoix Vacation Rentals include some of the most distinctive homes in the area, and 50 of the 185 choices lie within Charlevoix town limits. These breathtaking properties are designed for four-season rentals, and Northern Michigan offers a bucket list of four-season activities like downhill skiing, water skiing, water sports, horseback riding, ice fishing, hunting, golfing, zip-lining, and countless opportunities for hiking, biking, world-class shopping and enjoying nature’s bounty

During the summer, Lake Charlevoix enjoys fame for its thriving summer community resources, chief among them it's signature drawbridge that rises on the hour to allow larger yachts and sailboats to cross between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. The Beaver Island Ferry draws its share of summer tourists to facilitate shopping and dining among the unique shops and restaurants of the downtown Charlevoix area. (Click here for Lake Charlevoix vacation rentals)

Northern Michigan Escapes recommends the perfect holiday based on your preferences. That includes recommending local businesses for boat rentals to enjoy all the activities of the famous Boyne Recreational Area. Boyne Watersports, Tommy’s Walloon and Boyne Recreational Rentals rank highly on providing customer satisfaction over many years of providing local services. Your rental options include:

  • Ski boats
  • Jet skis
  • Pontoons
  • Tritoons
  • Paddle boats and paddleboards
  • Tubes
  • Kayaks

Each rental at Boyne Watersports at 231-881-6000 comes with a complimentary, multi-day boating license and a free dock slip. Tommy’s Walloons offers:

  • Waverunners
  • Pontoons
  • Motorboats
  • Seadoos

Boyne Rentals offers delivery service of your rental to Young State Park and Walloon Lake Village for a small fee. Lake-to-lake boat rentals include free deliveries between Boyne City Marina, Deer Lake, and Lake Charlevoix. You can also rent year-round sports equipment at Boyne Rentals like snowmobiles in winter and kayaks in summer. The cost of renting a seadoo runs $375 for three hours, $475 for six hours, and $525 for nine hours.

Boyne Rentals offers great bargains like renting a jet ski for two days for $825 and getting a second jet ski rental for half price. You could rent the jet ski for six days at $2,250 and get the second rental for half price, which covers most of your vacation free time.

Waverunners can be rented for three hours for $215, six hours for $315, and nine hours for $399. The cost for a two-day rental is $825, and you get a second Waverunner rental for half price. These rental discounts are available for most equipment that Boyne Rentals carries.

You can rent an Arctic Cat ATV for exploring the many trails around Lake Charlevoix for any family member aged 16 or older. The rental cost is $179 for one hour, $250 for two hours and $350 for three hours. Helmet rentals cost $15 each, and your kids will be set for the vacation experience of a lifetime.

Signature Winter Activities in Northern Michigan

You’ll enjoy expanded opportunities to make personal connections in winter when the schedule of tourist activities relaxes just a bit. However, you can still enjoy some of the most exciting activities in winter that include:

  • Traditional downhill skiing
  • Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Visiting frozen waterfalls to capture a perfect moment frozen in time
  • Snowmobile racing
  • Ice fishing and ice golfing
  • Traditional winter activities like skating, sledding, mushing, snow tubing, etc.
  • Fat tire biking
  • Dog sledding

With all the varied activities and accommodation choices, Northern Michigan can fulfill any family’s idea of a dream vacation, perfect wedding venue or outdoor vacation spot. You can enjoy a perfectly tailored vacation that matches your family’s interests in spring, summer, fall, and winter.

The Pointes North Inn

The Pointes North Inn, although not located directly on Lake Charlevoix, is ideally positioned between Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. The town of Charlevoix offers stunning shopping opportunities among quaint shops and exceptional eateries located within easy walking distance. Nearby, you can find prime beaches, golf courses, and exceptional outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking, and communing with nature. (Click here for all Pointes North Inn condominiums for sale)

The Pointes North Inn offers 20 first-class suites with every imaginable amenity for a leisurely stay. The suites are suitable for single travelers and groups of all sizes. for Signature Real Estate Services features the latest updates on signature events, properties for sale in the area, and Brook Walsh’s famous blog. Brook Walsh serves as the region’s major promoter through his family-owned business Northern Michigan Escapes. This promotional relationship extends far beyond ordinary buying, selling, and renting of properties to include advisory services, promotional information, and curation of your dream vacation. Walsh promotes local businesses and the greater Northern Michigan vacation experience.

Brook Walsh qualifies as the go-to real estate agent for rental advice, investment knowledge, and deep-seated roots within the community. Walsh’s knowledge includes unparalleled investment savvy combined with a thorough knowledge of local real estate. The average real estate agent can’t advise you about the complete lifecycle of Michigan homeownership, but Brook Walsh routinely deals with these types of questions in his blog. He can connect you with the right type of home and answer any questions about the lifecycle of Michigan homeownership.

Reading Brook Walsh’s blog at provides insider tips about Northern Michigan real estate regardless of whether you’re looking for a home or solid investment opportunity. The blog covers different topics related to tourism, real estate, and investments in the area, so be sure to check out the website and blog during your vacation.

Lake Charlevoix Vacation Rentals

Northern Michigan Escapes works exceptionally hard to provide friendly service and go the extra mile to offer you plenty of options for vacation accommodations. Our signature properties include everything from one-bedroom condos to seven-bedroom estates, and the area’s exceptional natural resources can satisfy any taste for adventure or an ideal retreat from work and the daily grind. (Click here to see all Lake Charlevoix Homes for Sale)

Our complimentary concierge services help you plan a perfect itinerary for any time of year. Family vacations usually include high-profile visits to signature attractions, which we can easily customize for your family size and individual preferences. Sometimes, you just want to relax and forget about work. A Northern Michigan vacation provides breathtaking views, multiple ways to relax on the water, and silence if that’s your preference.

Each family member can enjoy the vacation experience of a lifetime with Northern Michigan Escapes’ signature concierge service, incredible Lake Charlevoix condo rentals, and other properties from Brook Walsh’s real estate rentals.

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