Welcome to the place we call home, Northwest Michigan
New friends, steady growth and continued success have marked the past year at Hearthside Grove luxury motorcoach resort, located in one of the most beautiful destinations anywhere — Northwest Michigan.
Most remarkable about the evolution of this Class A community in Petoskey, Mich., is the emergence of its personality. A community gains its charm and identity when its residents form connections to each other and their environment, when it starts to matter about what happens here and they find themselves longing to come back, season to season. This transformation at Hearthside Grove, from developing lots to developing relationships, has been evident to us over the past season.
Once they arrive, visitors and lot owners are finding it hard to leave, with many making a purchase decision to carve out their home up north. They discover hidden treasures and activities to fill days with excitement and new experiences. Lingering evenings are set against a backdrop of cozy outdoor fires, clear Northern skies and the stories and laughter that mark a shared traveling lifestyle coming together at Hearthside Grove.
Our first two years of success are continuing through subsequent phases of development, which will bring our total lot count to 114 for the 2010 season. The license plates among our cadre of caravaners continue to span the coasts east to west and borders north to south.
Nationwide, the word is out about Hearthside Grove. Not only has this publication itself won a number of national awards, but those who’ve stayed for a day or a month are telling friends, family and fellow travelers about all there is to find at the top of Michigan’s mitten.
Here, we boast of the pure, turquoise-blue waters at the junction of two Great Lakes, recreational inland rivers and lakes, and a blue-ribbon trout stream. Our communities are one-of-a-kind in shopping and dining, from quaint Harbor Springs to Petoskey’s storied Gaslight District and the upscale Village at Bay Harbor. Charlevoix’s petunia-lined streets, the always-awe-inspiring Mackinac Bridge, the thrill of finding Petoskey Stones and the friendliest people you’ll ever meet have drawn resorters and tourists to our shores for centuries.
It’s an area that has appealed to our own family for generations. We have long served travelers with first-class service, our most enduring endeavor. From establishing Kilwin’s Chocolates as a national franchise and churning out its renowned fudge and confections to developing the award-winning KOA Kampground in Petoskey (repeatedly recognized as one of the best in the nation), our family has made a name by meeting the needs of others in unparalleled style.
When we opened Hearthside Grove in 2007, the same principes guided us, that all of our guests are part of the family.
We walk the recreational walk, enjoying the luxury motorcoach lifestyle, camping and partaking in all the generous outdoor arena has to offer, be it skiing, golf, beach-combing or biking, all within a ready radius of Petoskey.
As a family, we believe the Petoskey area is among this country’s most special spots. Making an investment in Hearthside Grove is a natural progression in our long history that began when Wayne and Lorene Rose, Kirk and Craig’s parents, moved north from Troy, in 1974.
We are proud to present a community that is changing the way the RV industry experiences motorcoach destinations, with this five-star resort situated amidst a rich landscape of unspoiled beauty complete with all the services expected from a revered resort region.
The path from the past has shaped this direction for our future, and our roots are growing deeper into the pastoral Northern Michigan landscape with each new generation.
We hope you’ll join us and stay awhile, too. We look forward to hosting you and your family and showing you why Hearthside Grove can be a place to call home.