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If you love nature in all its shapes and forms, the Great Lakes State should definitely be on your bucket list. With rolling hills, sandy lake shores, and lush forests, the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula attracts outdoor enthusiasts all year round. When you book an RV in Charlevoix, you will discover the life between the giant Lake Michigan and the smaller, but also beautiful, Lake Charlevoix. The city is only a couple of hours' drive away from the incredible natural spots you can only find on the Upper Peninsula. In addition to wonderful nature, the city will surprise you with exciting festivals that reflect the local culture, great pubs and restaurants, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Although there are no huge metropolises in the area, your Charlevoix RV rental can take you to some interesting cities well worth visiting. Traverse City is a gateway to the beaches and outdoor adventures waiting on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay. If you want to go even farther "up north," cross the border with Canada and discover Sault Ste. Marie, one of the jewels of Ontario.

The Great Outdoors

It’s all about nature in Michigan, and when you rent a motorhome in Charlevoix, you will come upon some amazing spots wherever you go. Fisherman's Island State Park is minutes away from the city, a vast oasis of nature where you can experience the beauty of Lake Michigan in all its glory. From the sandy beaches perfect for swimming and sunbathing to hiking trails cutting through the wooded areas, the park will surprise you with its variety at every step. If you visit during winter, you can enjoy snowmobiling.

One of the largest state parks in the state, Hartwick Pines State Park attracts outdoor enthusiasts to wander among the old-growth pine trees and feel the peace found only in the deep forest. Miles of trails are waiting for hikers, while anglers can pay a visit to the Au Sable River or one of the lakes. Those who are looking for something unique can enter the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum or see how a reconstructed logging camp looks. Park your Charlevoix RV rental in this wonderful park and get a glimpse of the Michigan landscape before the extensive logging that happened in the area.

Only a couple of hours of driving separate you from the untamed nature of the Upper Peninsula when you opt for a camper rental in Charlevoix. Hugged by three of the five Great Lakes, Hiawatha National Forest has it all. Whether you are looking for scenic waterfalls, sandy lakeshores, or wild streams and rivers, you have come to the right place. The forest is also famous for its historic lighthouses and amazing islands that will blow you away with their beauty. If winter sports are at the top of your list of things to do, you will be thrilled to find that tons of snow falls during winter.

Sitting on the shores of Lake Superior, Tahquamenon Falls State Park is another must-visit destination you can get to when you rent an RV. The Upper Falls of the Tahquamenon River are the heart of the park, surprising visitors with their brownish color. The Lower Falls might be smaller, but they are equally stunning. In addition to these natural wonders, visitors can experience the untouched wilderness of Upper Michigan.

RV Parks

With several campgrounds and RV parks close to the city, you don’t have to worry about finding a site for your luxury RV rental near Charlevoix.

Petoskey RV Resort is minutes away from the city, right on U.S. Route 31. It offers a range of amenities, including full hookups, a swimming pool, and a camp store. Visitors can also take part in sports activities and visit the game room and the fitness center. It is close to the shore of Lake Michigan, several golf courses, and the shopping and dining spots of Petoskey. Follow the same road, and you will arrive at Petoskey KOA, a pet-friendly campground close to Petoskey State Park, Little Traverse Bay, and several lakes. It offers Wi-Fi access, propane services, and full hookups. Plenty of restaurants and stores are located nearby, as well as two gas stations.

Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga is another nice option, waiting for you on the shores of Pickerel Lake. It boasts full hookups, a playground, and access to hiking trails and a swimming beach. Several nature preserves and lakes are minutes away from the campground.

Exploring the City

Just when you think you have seen it all, the city of Charlevoix will surprise you with some of its unique attractions.

Built more than a century ago, Castle Farms looks like a French castle, attracting visitors with an interesting history and the wonderful nature of its gardens. Study one of the largest outdoor model railroads in the state or spend some time in the World War I Museum and travel back in time. Exciting concerts take place on the grounds, and you can also have a wine tasting.

If you are looking for something unusual, take a stroll through the city, and you will find Mushroom Houses, interesting structures made by Earl Young. Built from different kinds of stone, they are designed to blend in with nature. Every house has a name and an interesting story behind it, offering a unique way of getting familiar with the history of the city.

For a taste of the local atmosphere and a chance to have some fun, visit one of the festivals taking place in the city. The Venetian Festival has been held for almost a century, featuring a boat show, street vendors, and live music. Apple Fest is dedicated to this delicious fruit and features a craft show and a chance to taste locally-grown apples.

Northern Michigan has so much in store for travelers on the lookout for new discoveries – all you need to do is choose a campervan rental in Charlevoix, and you can reach all of its amazing places.

RV Rentals in Charlevoix, MI

Charlevoix, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Charlevoix. Outdoorsy's Charlevoix RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Charlevoix, MI


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Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Fisherman's Island Trail Charlevoix, MI
Avalanche Preserve Boyne City, MI
The Tunnel of Trees Trail Harbor Springs, MI
Little Traverse Wheelway Trail Petoskey, MI
Boyne Mountain Via Kunkle's Cut Ski Trail Boyne City, MI
Boyne Mountain Mountain Bike Trails Boyne Falls, MI
North Country Trail: Kipp Road to Van Road Alanson, MI
McCune Nature Preserve Trail Petoskey, MI
Deadman's Hill Trail Alba, MI
Jordan River Pathway East Jordan, MI

Popular Nearby Campgrounds

Campground Location
Fisherman's Island Campground Charlevoix County, MI
East Jordan Tourist Park Campground Charlevoix County, MI
Petoskey Campground Emmet County, MI
Magnus Park Campground Emmet County, MI
Petoskey KOA Emmet County, MI
Burt Lake Campground Cheboygan County, MI
Sturgeon Valley Campground Emmet County, MI
Elkwood Campground Cheboygan County, MI
Whitewater Township Park Campground Grand Traverse County, MI
Gaylord KOA Otsego County, MI

Popular Nearby Parks

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Recommendations for Charlevoix, MI from Outdoorsy Owners


Fisherman's Island State Park

Dry camping at its best!!! Awesome place to stay - you feel like you are all alone.

Jun 25, 2018
Petoskey KOA Holiday

Super friendly and maintained property. Providing firewood and a greenhorn with this, they backed up my camper to save time. They bring whatever you need right to your campsite.

Mar 12, 2018