Mark Your Calendar for September 15—it’s the Petoskey Area Home Tour!

So how has our September 15 Petoskey Area Home Tour shaped up? One word: Amazing. You are going to have to hit up this tour to believe it. Get your tickets at See ya out there!

Petoskey Area Northern Home & Cottage Tour
Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once again we’ve assembled the two premier one-day home tours in Northern Michigan. Phase I, Northern Home & Cottage the Petoskey Area Tour, is set for September 15. Join us to tour 10 stunning homes that run up Northwest Michigan’s gold coast from just south of Elk Rapids to Alanson. Tour highlights? A home with its own airstrip and hangar; jaw-dropping lakefront settings; Euro, steampunk, cottage and classic design touches; hidden pantries and other kitchen wonders; cool fireplaces galore; Nanawalls and the biggest glass door we’ve ever seen and so, so much more. (Phase II, the Traverse/Leelanau Area Home Tour, is Saturday, October 13.)

Click the cover for preview photos of all 10 homes.

This tour is very doable in a day, but it helps to plan your route ahead of time. You’ll want to visit Twisted Fish Gallery along the way, where our sponsor, Pleasant Valley Custom Homes, is preparing a lovely party from noon until 6 p.m. The details of that event are outlined on your ticket. 

And thank you to all our sponsors, who make this tour possible: Honor Onekama Building Supply, Northern Building Supply, American Home Technology and Shanty Creek Resorts.

We are so grateful to the homeowners who have so generously opened their homes for this tour that benefits Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Established in the 1930s, this organization provides crucial services to the children and families of our region. Over the past several years our tours have raised more than $60,000 for Child & Family Services.

Early bird tickets are $20. There is a limited amount and sales end July 31. After July 31, tickets will cost $25 in advance online; $26 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at or stop by our office at 125 Park St., Suite 155 in Traverse City.

Win 2 tickets! Get creative and create your dream home on Pinterest. Pick a home exterior from our tour and design the interior with your favorite pins. Contest details.

New this year—you may choose to pick up your tickets at the Lakeview Hotel in Shanty Creek Resorts, very convenient if you’re staying there.

For more information, give us a call at 800.836.0717.

Home Addresses

  1. Edgewater Design Group—Modern Rustic on Burt Lake (Sneak peek)
    3585 Fisher Trail, Alanson, MI 49706
  2. Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark—Direct Flight Home
    7935 Bay Skies Ct, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
  3. Cottage Company Builders—Bay Harbor 2.0
    4480 Vista Dr, Petoskey, MI 49770
  4. Kitchens By Design—Walloon Beauty
    4708 Lake Grove Rd, Petoskey, MI 49770
  5. Birchwood Construction—High Hopes
    21 Belvedere Ave, Charlevoix, MI 49720
  6. Birchwood Construction—Let Me Entertain You
    11180 Evergreen Point Rd, Charlevoix, MI 49720
  7. Draper Construction—Torch Lake Style
    3515 N W Torch Lake Dr, Kewadin, MI 49648
  8. Bay Cabinetry & Design Studio—Pilgrim House Reno
    7641 Wandawood Lane, #1, Elk Rapids, MI 49629
  9. LivWell Homes—The Mindful House
    4267 Maitland Rd, Williamsburg, MI 49690
  10. Shanty Creek Resorts/ Coldwell Banker Schmidt—Decked Out
    5977 Founders Rdg, Bellaire, MI 49615
Plus! Party at Twisted Fish

Noon until 6 p.m.
Host: Pleasant Valley Custom Homes at Twisted Fish Gallery
10443 S Bay Shore Dr, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

Thank you to our sponsors!


Get your tickets to the Petoskey Area Northern Home & Cottage Tour.