Fountain Point Resort

Fountain Point Resort On Lake Leelanau, in the heart of Leelanau County ~ celebrating 131 years, one of Michigan's oldest waterfront retreats
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Opening Day! Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 4-8pm and Friday-Saturday Noon-8pm. Cottage delivery for resort guests, dock del...
07/08/2020

Opening Day!

Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 4-8pm and Friday-Saturday Noon-8pm. Cottage delivery for resort guests, dock delivery for boaters, take-out or picnic!

We couldn’t be more excited and grateful that our guests and neighbors now have an opportunity to enjoy both an awesome ...
07/08/2020

We couldn’t be more excited and grateful that our guests and neighbors now have an opportunity to enjoy both an awesome morning brunch prepared by Betty’s Hot Dish and an afternoon/evening wood fired pizza prepared by Island Thyme...! Car pickups are easy, or be Leelanau cool and order dockside pickup from your boat at the FP pier!

And the stars have guided us to our new location.......well, the stars and a kind business owner!

It is with a heavy heart that we bid our friends at PlantMasters a fond farewell this evening, but with a grateful heart that we say hello to our friends at Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau❤️

This will be a nice fit for us with having our commissary right down the road and we’re eagerly wrapping our heads around marketing to our boater friends who enjoy time out on the water.......dockside pizza delivery sounds pretty dreamy to me. Fountain Point has graciously said that we can continue to serve the public as well as their lovely guests.

We’re still at PlantMasters through tonight so come get your pizza on. And then tomorrow we move the truck (as we have to wait for the fire to die out tonight). We will also be adjusting our hours for our new home base. Starting tomorrow you will be able to find us at Fountain Point Tuesday-Thursday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. we will continue to be closed on Sunday and Monday.

Matt and I seriously can’t thank you enough for the amount of support, love, kindness, and advice that you have given us while we started this business. We are grateful for all of you❤️

This retro, afternoon/evening Leelanau farm-to-table fresh pizza food truck, popular with rowing camps, may perfectly co...
07/06/2020

This retro, afternoon/evening Leelanau farm-to-table fresh pizza food truck, popular with rowing camps, may perfectly complement the awesome morning service of Betty’s Hot Dish!

Happy Independence Day friends! What a great day to hit the beach or maybe the boat........we’re here for all of your pizza needs, call ahead and we’ll have it ready for you to take out on the boat. And tonight while you prepare to watch natures fireworks swing on by and pick up a pizza in preparation of stargazing. We’ll be at PlantMasters of Suttons Bay at 2650 S W Bay Shore Drive until 7:30 tonight and you can give us a call at 231-866-1545.

Thank you Northern Express and Happy! to report “in summers present” Fountain Point just had its busiest July 4th weeken...
07/06/2020
Cruise On In: The Best Resorts of Summers Gone By

Thank you Northern Express and Happy! to report “in summers present” Fountain Point just had its busiest July 4th weekend since 1889, the year the resort opened (although we’re the oldest waterfront resort in Michigan, we didn’t open doors in 1869, a minor correction to an otherwise fine article...).

In a pandemic, our historic multi-building open air architecture and call-in, made-to-order, golf cart delivered daily brunch is very attractive and more appreciated than ever by social distancing cottage guests!

As a prime vacation spot, northwestern lower Michigan is home to a number of different lodging facilities, from rustic campgrounds to high-end condos wi...

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07/06/2020

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It’s a gorgeous Sunday for some fun in the beer garden. We are open for lunch, dinner, afternoon cocktails and at 4pm Irish Morph Band, The Wild Sullys, will be here entertaining all with some great tunes. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes and come join in the fun. Call 231-228-2560 to hold a table. Cheers

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07/05/2020

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Leland morning charter 6-26-20. Sarah holds nice 16 lb king salmon aboard the Whitecap with capt Jack Duffy #lelandmichigan #leland #lelandfishing #fishtown #leelanaucounty #m22life #whitecapcharters #lakemichigan #laketrout #charterfishing #puremichigan #fishing #lakemichiganfishing #lelandharbor #salmon

Happy Independence Day!
07/05/2020

Happy Independence Day!

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07/04/2020

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Exciting news - Paint Grand Traverse IS BACK!

We've re-imagined Paint Grand Traverse as a hybrid in-person and online event, and we're looking forward to connecting talented plein air painters, art lovers, and collectors again in August!

While the pandemic has changed the way we do things, art is not cancelled!

ARTISTS: We're doing a quick call for applications to fill approximately 20 spots. The application closes Monday, July 13: https://www.paintgrandtraverse.com/event/artists-call-applications

July 4th annual fireworks/social distancing this year!
07/01/2020

July 4th annual fireworks/social distancing this year!

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06/28/2020

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I'm not the speck of the man in this picture, a mile or more off shore, paddling alone in awe...(to him) I was the speck of the man on shore, a mile or more away on the beach, alone in awe with my camera and puppy... whether he knew I was there or not, I haven't a clue, but if I was ever to meet him, I bet we would a great conversation about that day :) .
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Life is short...Be authentic and unapologetic in your pursuit of personal happiness. ... w/🐕 @BobsExposures
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#michiganoverboard @ Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Practical vacation info and only a mile away!
06/28/2020

Practical vacation info and only a mile away!

Tired of cooking? Too sunburnt to think about using the stove or even the grill? We've got you covered with half rotisserie chickens. Pairs great with some of our homemade potato salad and coleslaw!!! #yummy #dinner #chicken #njsgrocery #shoplocal #enjoy

Great people and a good nearby option for accommodations and pontoon boat rental!
06/28/2020

Great people and a good nearby option for accommodations and pontoon boat rental!

☀️Wouldn't you love to be sitting here enjoying the view with us? Well, you can! We offer a loft, cottage, and flat for rent, which includes the use of our spacious riverside lawn! Watch the boats cruise by, or rent one of our many watercraft options and enjoy the water yourself.

For rental information and pricing, visit our website:
📲: www.thenarrowsyachtclub.com

To contact us:
☎️: 231-994-2166
📬: [email protected]

That’s one clean food truck where daily breakfast/brunch is now being prepared and served outdoors and socially distance...
06/27/2020

That’s one clean food truck where daily breakfast/brunch is now being prepared and served outdoors and socially distanced @ FP!

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06/25/2020

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🏖️Enjoy the summer weather with one of our watercraft rentals! We have pontoons, paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, and a fishing boat available for half day, full day, or weekly bookings. Reserve yours today!👇

📲: www.thenarrowsyachtclub.com

☎️: 231-994-2166

📬: [email protected]

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06/25/2020

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What about a nice rowing resort vacation this summer? Travel to northern Michigan, stay in a lakeside cabin and row every morning. Choose your own dates, control who you travel with. Sounds nice, eh. Watch for announcements soon! Photo source Erik Zehender.

Accelerating the cure to end Alzheimer’s with a Leelanau “Concours d’Elegance.” Thank you Crooked Tree Art Center and pa...
06/20/2020

Accelerating the cure to end Alzheimer’s with a Leelanau “Concours d’Elegance.”

Thank you Crooked Tree Art Center and participating drivers, artists, rowers and cottage guests. Let the summer begin!

Bos Exposures
06/19/2020

Bos Exposures

As coyotes howl, cool mist emanates from the earth, sunlight fades into the horizon, and the stars become our spiritual navigation...I give you the Milkyway in all its galactic glory and hopefully another reason to dream a beautiful dream ... 💙💚🧡
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w/🐕 @BobsExposures
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#clscenery
#ig_dynamic
#naturebrilliance
#exploretocreate
#earth
#nikonnofilter
#country
#roamtocreate
#igbest_shots
#m22
#ig_serenity
#visualcollective
#moodygrams
#lovely_earthshotz
#visualambassadors
#renegade_rural
#natgeoyourshot
#puremichigan
#nikon100
#planet_earth_shots
#earth_shotz
#puremittigan
#earth_deluxe
#ig_photooftheday
#ig_nature_naturally
#global_creatives
#ig_myshot
#wonderearthclub
#mynorthmedia
#countryhomemagazine @ D.H. Day Barns, Glen Arbor

The Narrows Yacht Club
06/18/2020

The Narrows Yacht Club

⚓Our watercraft are in the water and ready for you! We offer pontoons, a fishing boat, kayaks, SUPs and canoes. For rental details and pricing, check out our website!
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http://thenarrowsyachtclub.com.fqdns.net

Feeling cautious about your vacation? This helpful website contains up-to-date statistics on Coronavirus infections in B...
06/15/2020

Feeling cautious about your vacation? This helpful website contains up-to-date statistics on Coronavirus infections in Benzie and Leelanau counties, by zip code. Fountain Point in Lake Leelanau is 49653. Zero cases. Yay!

http://www.bldhd.org/coronavirus-covid-19

Feel free to place your orders and ensure a fully stocked fridge during your stay!
06/14/2020
Short’s Brewing Company Delivers Beer by Sea Plane - 9 & 10 News

Feel free to place your orders and ensure a fully stocked fridge during your stay!

Since the start of the pandemic, Short’s Brewing Company has been delivering beer to customers’ front doors. Owner Joe Short wanted to switch it up and deliver Saturday’s round of drinks in style. “We are getting a seaplane delivery from Short’s Beer,” said customer Kathy Bryant. Kathy c...

Thank you Fountain Pointers for indirectly supporting and helping underwrite this extraordinary Northern Michigan charit...
06/14/2020
Defying All the Odds: Lila Miller Provides Inspiration to Lake Leelanau Rowing Club - MISportsNow

Thank you Fountain Pointers for indirectly supporting and helping underwrite this extraordinary Northern Michigan charity!

The Lake Leelanau Rowing Club has produced many great athletes, including Lila Miller. A rising junior at Traverse City Central, Miller has been defying the odds since day one. Miller was born four months premature and blind. Doctors weren’t sure if she’d be able to speak or learn to walk. “Th...

Just one of your awesome shoulder season breakfast options with a very significant subsidy/discount included in your Fou...
06/14/2020

Just one of your awesome shoulder season breakfast options with a very significant subsidy/discount included in your Fountain Point cottage rate! Enjoy!

Saturday @figsbrklnch 104 w main, 9-3 dine in or carry out 231-994-2400.
#breakfast

05/31/2020
Martha's Leelanau Table

Another great option!

Greetings and welcome to day 77 of delivery and take out to Leelanau. It is May 31, 2020, Sunday and that means it is Souper Bowl Sunday. With every order you place, you receive one bowl of soup. Tomorrow we are going to have Cheeseburger soup and also Asparagus Red Pepper and Cheddar chowder. In addition we have some dinner specials.
Rack of New Zealand Lamb with potato gratin and fresh Asparagus
Fresh Whitefish from Carslon's served blackened or traditional.
Rib Eye steaks with smokey bacon bourbon sauce
Scallops Alfredo with Asparagus
Chicken Fricassee
Salad is a traditional Caesar with garlic croutons
Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer with Basil Ailoi
Dessert is Coconut Cream Pie, Lemon Tarts, and Tiramisu
Please go to the website marthasleelanautable.com to view our take out menu and then call Dylan at 231-2344 to place your order. We are open from 4-9 this week . We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday this week to get ready for our opening on June 12th. We will be open wednesday -sunday from 4-9 for take out. Thanks for your support and continued patronage. Can't wait to see you all again on the patio. Hope the weather warms up for us all.

" Smell the sea and feel the sky.
Let your soul and spirit fly."
Van Morrison

05/31/2020
Nj's Grocery

Now we’re talking!

Scheduling for
Indian food classes for those who are interested! Call to schedule 231-256-9195.

Lake Leelanau Retreat House
05/31/2020

Lake Leelanau Retreat House

Another 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Review - We 💖 our guests and appreciate their reviews and feedback! We are located just a 1/2 mile south of Fountain Point Resort making us the perfect overflow accommodations for weddings there and in Leelanau County. To book our place for your next trip Up North, go to lakeleelanauretreathouse.com.
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05/30/2020

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Fact Check: Despite some rumors, we want everyone to know that we are all set to start our 11 week competition schedule in Traverse City starting June 17th! Who’s coming? 🖐🏼

Recovery on Water
05/29/2020

Recovery on Water

Shout out to Paula Meyer for leading our team through a 5-week webinar series focused on healthy habits and embracing our power to achieve our goals! We are incredibly grateful for Paula’s generosity and for her insights that are helping to drive individual action during quarantine. Visit Paula Meyer Nutrition to learn more about her offerings!

Interesting. European media like the BBC generally report from the standpoint that everyone is eventually going to get C...
05/26/2020

Interesting. European media like the BBC generally report from the standpoint that everyone is eventually going to get Covid 19, that the only reason to have limited lock downs is to keep the number of worst cases below the max number of local hospital respirators, and that if the number of cases are relatively low and declining in a given area, local restrictions can begin to be lifted.

Most communities also contain/reflect the full spectrum of differing points of view on this - from the completely reckless and discourteous jerks to those completely paralyzed and incapacitated by genuine fear. Neither is a good health care outcome. Policy makers around the world are all trying to find a middle way, or err on the side of caution, but caution also is not free, as anyone who cannot work from home now knows. No matter what politicians do, they face criticism from all sides of the spectrum. It’s a tough time to be a governor or a president, no matter what party.

The big reminder here to me in observing how the virus has impacted China and Europe, and I think the US as well, is that ultimately health care is a local issue and undertaking; national borders can be closed, but every state and region in every country is experiencing this virus in sometimes radically different degrees; the reasons for this are not yet fully understood and may not be for a long time to come. What to do?

One insignificant story: at Lake Leelanau Rowing Club we decided to reopen for groups of 10 or less and practice social distancing in line with what our governor says is now safe and permitted and in accordance with USRowing guidelines. Some indisputable good to come out of this already is that now everyone is finally enthusiastic about wiping down their oar handles before and after they row. Life has to go on, but it’s also a good time to practice patience and empathy with neighbors, since we’ve all received a big scare, and in all likelihood each of us is suffering at least in some degree a bit of PTSD.

Social distancing + temperature taking, masks and hand sanitizer + awesome kids, coaches, equipment and facilities + almost couldn’t row because of a passing storm..., that passed + separation into groups of 10 or less + Lake Leelanau = HAPPINESS

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club
05/23/2020

Lake Leelanau Rowing Club

Done with computer/smart phone screens and virtual team practices.

Our happy healthy kids are back on the water and actively recruiting new members!

Adult teams will also all be trained to row the singles!

Address

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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Our son and his bride had the wedding of their dreams here, Labor Day Weekend. These are a few of the highlights
When does the summer concert schedule normally get released?
Tennis anyone? Working at The Point in the summer of 1978.
Leelanau Enterprise newspaper's June 27, 1889 edition.