We are in Northern Michigan for a long weekend so I thought I would feature Petoskey. Petoskey is on the other side of Little Traverse Bay across from Harbor Springs. It is a slightly larger town with more year round residents than Harbor. Named for its high concentration of the Petoskey stones, the town is also famous for being the birthplace of Ernst Hemingway. This year, Smithsonian Magazine named Petoskey one of the best small towns in America. Some of my favorite local places include:
- Stafford's Perry Hotel - a historic hotel with a great big porch
- McLean and Eakin - my favorite bookstore and a must ever time I visit
- Chandler's - an upscale intimate restaurant with amazing food
- Roast & Toast - a fun and yummy coffee shop with a full breakfast and lunch menu
- American Spoon - a local producer of all things canned and delicious
House #1: $0 - $250,000
This restored Victorian home is centrally located and has lots of curb appeal. Other features include lots of windows, two bathrooms which can be hard to find in old homes and an updated kitchen.
House #2: $250,000 - $500,000
The cabin aesthetic is not always my first choice but a lot of people come "up north" looking for the cabin experience. This home is located on 5 acres in a secluded area. Other attributes include an open floor plan and a workshop above the two car garage.
House #3: $500,000 - $750,000
This large home is located right in town. In addition to having an ideal location, it has great curb appeal, a spacious backyard, an updated kitchen and original historic charm.
House #4: $750,000 - $1,000,000
This home is located in Bay Harbor just five minutes outside of Petoskey. Bay Harbor is largely a resort community and this house would be great for entertaining a large crowd. I like it for its large porch and views of the lake.
Have a good weekend!