Fountain Point Resort

Fountain Point Resort On Lake Leelanau, in the heart of Leelanau County ~ celebrating 120+ years of family time together
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Cincinnati based Fountain Pointers, stop by our team tent and say hello anytime during this exciting weekend championshi...
05/16/2019

Cincinnati based Fountain Pointers, stop by our team tent and say hello anytime during this exciting weekend championship!

Good luck to northern Michigan high school rowers competing in Cincinnati this weekend; boats medaling at this regatta qualify for the national championships in Sarasota FL

So grateful to God and firefighters that no one was injured when this visiting RV became engulfed in flames
05/12/2019

So grateful to God and firefighters that no one was injured when this visiting RV became engulfed in flames

Good morning from Lake Leelanau!
05/04/2019

Good morning from Lake Leelanau!

Looking forward to the next six months of mostly heavenly mornings like today
04/28/2019

Looking forward to the next six months of mostly heavenly mornings like today

04/21/2019
Leelanau.com

Leelanau.com

Last night at about 11 PM we were driving on 643 back from Traverse City. Around about Bingham Rd, we began to hear choruses of spring peepers. We finally stopped to record near Veronica Valley County Park - enjoy!

If you'd like to know more about spring peepers (pseudacris crucifer), here's a bit from an article I wrote on my Michigan in Pictures blog that featured this photo from Tim Mayo! The Michigan Department of Natural Resources explains:

The tinkling of bells is a popular description of the spring peeper’s spring mating call. Spring peepers are one of the earliest callers among the dozen frog species found in Michigan. During the first warm evenings of spring in late March or early April through May, their distinctive single note, high pitched “peep” is considered a harbinger of spring. The intensity of calling increases and can become a deafening chorus during humid evenings or just after a warm spring rain when many males congregate.

Only the male frogs call. They establish territories near the edge of permanent or ephemeral wetlands. They may call from elevated perches of submerged grass or shrubs near the water. The faster and louder a male sings, the more likely he is to attract a mate.

The female will lay between 750-1,200 eggs. The strings or clumps are attached to twigs and aquatic vegetation. Depending on the temperatures, eggs may hatch within four days or may take up to two weeks during cooler periods. After another two to three months, young tadpoles are fully transformed into young frogs and leave the pond.
They resemble their parents with the most distinctive mark being a dark brown “X” (may be irregular or incomplete on some) on their lighter brown or tan back. They begin feeding on small food items like spiders, mites, ticks, pill bugs, ants, and caterpillars. By the end of the summer, they have reached the adult size of about 1 – 1 1/2 inches. As the days cool, the peepers dig into the soft mud near ponds for the winter. Still, during warm spells into the fall they can be confused and emerge to give their spring mating call.

The spring peeper is the most abundant of Michigan’s singing frogs and is common statewide. They prefer damp woodlands, swamps, and marshes. However, they still need protection – local populations around small ponds and wetlands can be highly susceptible to surface water runoff. These waters can carry chemicals, pesticides, or silt that can kill adults, eggs, or tadpoles. Good soil erosion practices and the careful application of pesticides and fertilizers are good for spring peepers.

Lots more at: https://michpics.wordpress.com/tag/spring-peeper/

More in Tim's Pj Hoffmaster State Park album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmayo/tags/pjhoffmasterstatepark/show/

Happy Easter from Fountain Point!
04/21/2019

Happy Easter from Fountain Point!

04/19/2019
Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Mid 30s, light drizzle, north wind and ice fields still extending over the eastern half of the lake. Tough kids!

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
04/08/2019

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Boo very happy to host northern Michigan junior rowers jockeying between the ice on their first 2019 practice on Lake Leelanau!

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
04/07/2019

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Beautiful day for ice canoeing and clear water halfway to the narrows

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
03/28/2019

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Mornings on Lake Leelanau

MAWBY
03/28/2019
MAWBY

MAWBY

Our region got a nice mention Budget Travel Magazine along with Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery. (Plus that picture of our sunny patio 😍). We offer three complimentary tastes of our bubbles to all our visitors: the budget traveler, the adventurer, the novice, the old hand.

https://www.budgettravel.com/article/lesser-known-wine-regions

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
03/27/2019

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Our spring season parent meeting is this Tuesday 6:15pm (not 7:15...). Come meet youth athletes from throughout northern Michigan and our triple world champion/Olympian coach!

03/23/2019

Freeing the floating docks from the lake surface ice. #crosstrainingnomistyle

03/23/2019
Traverse City Tourism

Great feature on one of our popular local wineries!

https://www.facebook.com/322561172805/posts/10157289793552806?sfns=mo

A winery was started on the Old Mission Peninsula in 1974 in a place where no wineries existed, and a place where skeptics didn't think one could exist. Against all odds, this winery flourished because of the area's maritime climate and their drive to produce varietal wines expressive of the region.

A little wine history and a lot of fun facts about Chateau Grand Traverse -- Another Pretty Great Place in TC.

Looking forward to seeing this group!
03/09/2019

Looking forward to seeing this group!

We're making room at Power10 Camp! There are just a few more details to sort out, and then registration will reopen for a limited number of spots on Monday, March 11, at 10am. At that time, registration will be available here: https://bit.ly/2GPzo2M.

Happy to host these powerful women!
03/08/2019

Happy to host these powerful women!

Today and every day, we celebrate the strength, power and perseverance of women. Here at ROW, we watch in awe as they battle through physical punishment on the water and off. They remind us to celebrate every day, and they show us what it really means to serve others. We see everything they are capable of when they are galvanized together by a shared purpose, and we honor their individual and shared greatness. Here's to each and every one of you—happy International Women's Day. #IWD2019

Amoritas Vineyards
03/03/2019
Amoritas Vineyards

Amoritas Vineyards

We had some truly lovely visitors today sign up for wine club and share this terrific blog, House of Navy, with us. Excellent coverage on wine, dining, travel, and fashion. Many thanks to the Sturms and to Dana Vantongeren for great press!

Recovery on Water
03/02/2019

Recovery on Water

Our shared rooms for Power10 Camp are currently full! And we have only one private room remaining. But we're working to make space for more participants, and will announce additional rooms as they become available. We are excited to welcome as many women as possible to camp, and we are thrilled by your enthusiasm for this experience. Stay tuned!

Recovery on Water
02/26/2019

Recovery on Water

Choose a summer getaway that can help you commit to pushing forward, even when it feels impossible to continue. Power10 Camp for breast cancer patients and survivors is coming! Registration opens this Thursday (2/28). https://bit.ly/2SXQMJ6

All great venues to suit every taste!
01/16/2019
Carrie House Photography

All great venues to suit every taste!

As much fun as I love destination weddings, there are plenty of venues that allow you to plan a destination wedding right here in Michigan. Check out a few of my favorite waterfront venues (because Michigan and freshwater!) here and share with any brides looking to plan unique, waterfront weddings! One the blog here-->http://bit.ly/MIwaterfrontvenues

Happy New Year 2019!
12/30/2018

Happy New Year 2019!

Looking forward to your visit in 2019!
12/25/2018

Looking forward to your visit in 2019!

Woohoo!
12/02/2018
Traverse City Ticker

Woohoo!

United Airlines is expanding its seasonal summer schedule between Denver and Traverse City to offer daily service from Cherry Capital Airport beginning next June.

Fountain Point Resort's cover photo
11/29/2018

Fountain Point Resort's cover photo

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
11/24/2018

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Please join us in welcoming Coach Viktor Grebennykov, wife Diana and daughter Ellis as the newest additions to our Lake Leelanau RC family. As a U23 world champion in the 4x and Olympian in the 8+, and as an accomplished youth nationals junior team and masters/adaptive coach (who continues to compete actively himself, this year finishing 2nd at Club Nationals and 3rd at Head of the Hooch), Viktor aspires to bring a wealth of experience and positive energy to our athletes and programs, beginning with the winter training crucial for spring competitive season success. Urgent: If anyone is aware of apartments or area home rentals beginning mid to late December or January, please let us know. See many of you Monday at Leelanau Studios!

Recovery on Water
11/20/2018

Recovery on Water

Fountain Point Resort - Lake Leelanau, MI

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
11/15/2018

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Celebrating a wonderful year of unprecedented club milestones, even the pumpkins were incredibly thoughtful and very skillfully decorated

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
11/10/2018

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Last boats hibernate for winter. Thank you to all who came out and helped!

10/31/2018

Wrapping up the season...Taking the last boat ride of the year. #trickortreat

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
10/24/2018

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Excited to welcome by far the most rowers in northern Michigan history this weekend. Sunday morning sunrise bagpipes, then over 200 youth powered watercraft compete. Spectators also welcome Saturday for masters racing. Plenty of food vendors on site. Arrive early to get the best seats!

Autumn full moon evenings; thank you Claudia Lounis
10/24/2018

Autumn full moon evenings; thank you Claudia Lounis

October 17
10/17/2018

October 17

10/17/2018
Fountain Point Music

Memories of a glorious summer: Cold Tone Harvest returns to northern Michigan Thursday Oct 18 at the Old Art Building in Leland. Don’t miss ‘em!

Awesome evening together with Cold Tone Harvest!

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
10/15/2018

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Back home

10/14/2018
Leelanau.com

Leelanau.com

Chris Roxburgh has a new channel featuring his dives including this one of the wreck of the Francisco Morazon off South Manitou Island in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Morazon wrecked just off South Manitou in November of 1960 and much of the vessel remains above the water. You can learn more and see photos in Yesterday and Today with the Francisco Morazon on Leelanau.com: http://leelanau.com/yesterday-today-with-the-francisco-morazon/amp/

This was so great
10/14/2018

This was so great

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990 S Lake Leelanau Dr
Lake Leelanau, MI
49653

BATA (Bay Area Transit Authority)

General information

Hotel, Cottage and Whole Resort Rental for old fashioned family vacations, family reunions, wine country getaways, weddings & special events! Email or call for more information on lodging or to make reservations for your special event: [email protected] or 231-256-9800 About 1860, a French fur trader, Andre de Beloit, plying his trade near the Narrows of Carp Lake – later called Lake Leelanau – became convinced of the beauty and wealth of the area and purchased a tract of land. He decided to attempt a drilling for oil on the land. After a long struggle and close to complete failure, he struck a gusher of sparkling water at a depth of 900 feet. This was in 1867. The sparking water has been flowing ever since: Thus the name Fountain Point. After de Beloit’s failure to strike oil, the land changed hands several times until in 1887 it was purchased by Mrs. Lydia Morrison of Cincinnati. By June 1889, The Fountain Point House was a reality and guests were arriving for the summer by steamboat and buggy. The main three-story building was the center of activity with additions housing a large dining room, kitchen and lounge. Mrs. Morrison’s daughter, Mrs. Florence M. Whitfield, managed Fountain Point until 1912 when Albert Meafoy, a relative and vaudeville actor, became owner. By his death in 1934 all cottages were built and all had bathrooms. The resort was managed for the estate for two summers. In 1936, Victor A. Gebhardt, a guest since 1917, and grandfather of Susan, the present owner, bought the Point. It has remained in the family now for three generations. In the 1990’s, a new beginning emerged. Several changes have taken place to ensure the future of Fountain Point. The hotel now houses a small breakfast room where continental breakfast is served. There is a large game room with pool table, ping pong and foosball. There are three sitting rooms with fireplaces, and a long veranda which wraps itself around the front of the hotel that faces the lake and awaits your arrival. This historic landmark has been placed on the National Registry of Historic Places July 2003 and continues to be an atmosphere for family time together. Come experience an old-fashioned family vacation and make Fountain Point a part of your tradition. The fourth and fifth generation are waiting in the wings.

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