So how has our September 14 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 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Once again we’ve assembled two premier one-day home tours in Northern Michigan. Phase I, Northern Home & Cottage the Petoskey Area Tour, is set for September 14. Join us to tour six stunning homes in Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Boyne City and Torch Lake. Tour highlights? The ultimate vacation pad tucked above your own private airplane hangar; a handsome rustic modern home that sets a new tone for a downtown neighborhood; two views of Torch Lake living; a Boyne City charmer on Lake Charlevoix; and a contemporary farmhouse on Pickerel Lake. (Phase II, the Traverse Area Home Tour, is Saturday, October 19.)

This tour is very doable in a day, but it helps to plan your route ahead of time. As always, we’ve kept the ticket prices low so if you can’t make it to all the homes, you’ll still find full value in your day.

We are so grateful to the homeowners who have 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.

And thank you to our sponsors—Old Mission Windows, Honor and Onekama Building Supply and Northern Building Supply—for helping make this event possible.

Tickets (along with the tour map and driving directions) are $18 early bird (through August 14); $23 advance (until 4 p.m. September 13); $24 at the door. To purchase tickets please go to For more information, give us a call at 800.836.0717.

Home Addresses

Sneak peeks inside each home below! 

  1. Sullivan’s Harbor Springs Airpark // Hangar Condo // 7840 Bay Skies Court, Harbor Springs
  2. Dawn Whyte, Petoskey Kitchens // Contemporary on Pickerel Lake // 10221 Township Park Rd., Petoskey
  3. Edgewater Design Group // Storied Home // 1051 Hill St., Petoskey
  4. Edgewater Design Group // Setting Anchor // 777 Blue Water Trail, Boyne City
  5. Trillium Shore LLC // Torch Lake, Sunset Side // 2984 SE Torch Lake Dr., Bellaire
  6. Draper Construction // Torch Lake, Sunrise Side // 1085 NW Torch Lake Dr., Kewadin

Sneak Peeks!

Thank you to our sponsors!


​Child & Family Services

Child & Family Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving 20+ counties in Northern Michigan. Since opening in 1937, CFS has provided foster care and adoption services to our region in addition to many other community programs.

Their newest program is YouthWork, a youth conservation corps which connects young adults to community organizations to complete environmental and conservation projects for our local communities. We all benefit from YouthWork in many ways:

Youth members learn important job and life skills, complete lasting projects in their home communities and build lifelong relationships with other members and YouthWork staff.

As AmeriCorps members, youth have the opportunity to earn living stipends and education awards upon completing the program.

Our communities receive quality services when YouthWork members complete local projects. 

Our businesses benefit from a better prepared and skilled community of employees—employees that our community needs to thrive.

Our people (that’s YOU!) enjoy improved trails and boardwalks, cleaner rivers and lakes and thousands of newly planted trees and native plants.

We all win.

Photo(s) by Jacqueline Southby