The East Jordan area, located in Northern Michigan, is a fantastic place to hold your wedding. We have members that can assist you with the wedding of your dreams while fitting your tastes and choices.
Contact the chamber for further information at 231-536-7351.
A Matter of Taste is built around an outstanding reputation of creatively catering and the ability to produce dream weddings, elegant parties, and inspirational corporate events. Our team of experts are exceptional because of their passion to service a seamless culinary experience.
Matter of Taste is located in Ellsworth, Michigan at a legendary facility known as Tapawingo. This intimate venue sits on a breathtaking, lakefront property located less than 45 minutes north of Traverse City. Exceptional dining experience and remarkable natural surroundings, quickly becoming one of the most sought after wedding ceremony locations in northern Michigan.
The combination of exceptional dishes, experienced chefs and the beautiful property make your every decision “A Matter of Taste”.
Full breakfast, lunch, Wifi. Try our famous pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy Ribs, Brisket and homemade soups. Pizza with a made from scratch focaccia crust and a “from scratch” bakery.
1950’s Soda Fountain, Hand Dipped Ice Cream in downtown East Jordan shopping district.
SPRING HOURS: Noon – 9:oo p.m. –
SUMMER HOURS (start June 9) – Noon – 10:00 p.m.
SPECIALTY: 1950’s Soda Fountain, Hand Dipped Ice Cream
SEATING: 10 Inside; More Outside
Bakery, wine tasting, gift shop and much more. Stop in and shop for all your fresh baked goods, gifts, orchard offerings and more.
Closed in the Winter
Nestled in a quiet village overlooking the beautiful “Chain of Lakes” upon a hilltop perch in the resort region of Northern Michigan, The House on the Hill offers year-round recreation and great dining. We have newly redecorated and comfortable guest rooms, a beautiful front porch, cozy fireplaces and air conditioning. With lake front property we are able to supply you with paddle boards, kayaks and a canoe. In the winter, snow shoes are supplied so you can romp around on our 53 acres of private winter wonderland.
Eight guest rooms with private baths either a king or queen sized beds. A three course gourmet breakfast is prepared for you in the morning. Within walking distance of the Rowe Inn. Packages with Rowe Inn and Jordan Valley Outfitters.
PACKAGES: Rowe Pkg, River Float Pkg
Classical Portraits for
Northern Michigan’s premiere portrait studio, home of
professional portrait artist, Karen Walker
With the distinction of being an International award winning artist and the
area’s only Certified Master Photographer and Master Artist, Karen Walker Studio
has been serving Northern Michigan and beyond since 1992.
Call 231-536-3663 today for your personal appointment.
Pride and Joy….
What makes you proud? Your family? Your achievements? The milestones you’ve
What brings you joy? Your children? The precious moments in your life?
Honor those moments with a beautiful commissioned portrait.
Two Distinct Styles From one of the most award winning
studios in Michigan.
Your family deserves a professional portrait artist with
the knowledge and experience to create a top quality portrait that you will
enjoy for years to come. With twenty years in the photography business, Karen
knows how to create that special keepsake that will be treasured today and for
future generations. Karen offers two styles of portraits; classical photography
and portraits that are digitally enhanced and hand painted.
Located in the Walker Building at 507 Water Street (M-66),
just east of the traffic light at the intersection of M-66 and M-32. Hours are
by appointment. Please call 231-536-3663.
AmericInn is the newest hotel in Charlevoix with 52 guest rooms and suites. Indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, wifi, complimentary breakfast daily from 6am-10am, spacious parking lot, and large hospitality room for all your party or meeting needs.
Blue Smoke’s Grill-House and Southern Kitchen focuses on southern inspired comfort food cooked from the heart over live fire.
Specializing in Beef Brisket, Country Fried Steak, Slow-Smoked Ribs and all the traditional southern sides. Blue Smoke sits right on the corner of Main Street downtown East Jordan with spectacular views of Lake Charlevoix and the Jordan Valley.
Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
HOURS: Summer only – 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SPECIALTY: Broasted Chicken & Fish, Sandwiches, Ice Cream
2100 sq.ft. home with 80 ft. of frontage on Lake Charlevoix South Arm on M-66; 4 bedroom, 2 bath – sleeps 8; plus sandy swimming area w/swim raft; good fishing with boat & motor rental available for extra charge; Smoke free/pet free; free local phone calls
Located 1 mile from East Jordan’s public beach and RV park & Elm Pointe Park; fully equipped kitchen w/microwave, color TV, Weber grill, dock, boat mooring, wood burning stove; Weekly rentals Saturday-Saturday. Please call for availability 520-886-8823 (Oct.-April)
$1600 per week/$1400 per wk.last two wks. of Aug.-$100/person over 8-Security dep. required
UNITS: Vacation Rental Sleeps 8 plus
Raven Hill Discovery Center is a regional science and technology center. It is located on 157 acres in a rural area of northwestern Lower Michigan next to the Little Traverse Conservancy’s Raven Ridge Nature Preserve. It is also a cultural, historical and art center. Raven Hill Discovery Center is the only place in northern Lower Michigan where children and adults can link science, history & the arts with hands-on activities and explorations both indoors and outdoors. Connections emerge through classes, exhibits and facilities that provide opportunities for all ages to learn, create, grow and play. The Center is located between East Jordan & Boyne City, just off C-48 at Pearsall Road. Can’t make it during regular hours? Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience. For more information, phone 231-536-3369 or toll free 877-833-4254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check the Center’s website: http://www.RavenHillDiscoveryCenter.org for more information.
Sommerset Pointe is a Premier Facility and marina on the shores of Lake Charlevoix. Weddings, Event Facilities, Club.
Serves Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Cocktails – Hours vary by season – Famous for the daily breakfast buffet sure to carry you over until dinner. Fresh coffee, juice bar, omelets, waffles, French toast, meats & pastries.
SEATING: 280 with Mountain View
Our clubhouse / restaurant / bar is open and we are serving food and drinks. Full dinner menu including prime rib ,shrimp,and fish on Fridays. Our golf course is walkable and soon we will be allowing carts.
Please come out and see us soon!
Golf Course … Driving Range … Snacks…Restaurant
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Casual Dining and Friday Fish Fry, Friday and Saturday Prime Rib, Full Menu
The Landing Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor lakeside dining. The menu has a unique blend of old favorites, local ingredients, and new items. There is a full bar, boat slips available for guests and great views of the Ironton Ferry. The Landing Restaurant is located a short, yet beautiful drive from Charlevoix, East Jordan, Boyne City and Ellsworth.
At Your Service Plus offered clean portable sanitation facilities ranging from a standard portable restroom to a executive restroom trailer. Shower trailers and portable sinks are also a part of our rental inventory. Serving Michigan and beyond. Call today and let At Your Service manage your job site or special event.
The Rowe Inn Restaurant of Ellsworth, Michigan offers intimate, casual fine dining for Charlevoix, Torch Lake and all of Northern Michigan. You’ll find our seasonal filled with local ingredients – and our expansive fine wine collection perfect for any occasion. Individuals, couples, groups and families are equally welcome and catered-to in our unpretentious, come-as-you-are setting.
Service Time: Sun. 9:00A.M.
Children’s Sunday School 9:15 after Children’s Moments.
Ecumenical Women’s Bible Study – Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Craig Pahl (517) 262-4595
A premier wedding barn and event venue in Northern Michigan. Located in East Jordan, Michigan, Jordan Valley Barn is a short distance from Gaylord, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Boyne City and Traverse City. Just one mile from Lake Charlevoix, this beautiful venue overlooks the Jordan River Valley and is surrounded by hundreds of acres of nature preserve. Jordan Valley Barn provides a beautiful outdoor ceremony site with seating for 250 and a majestic 4,400 square foot barn, creating an elegant yet rustic setting for both ceremony and reception use. A unique feature about the Jordan Valley Barn wedding venue is the 3,000 square foot 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Guesthouse on site. This prime destination is perfect for celebrating your special day.
For more information: http://www.jordanvalleybarn.com/
Welcome to East Jordan, Ellsworth, Atwood, “a natural choice” for your favorite recreational adventure, cultural experience, culinary selection, entrepreneurial dream, retail therapy, plus much more. Every month of the year, all four seasons…bring new and exciting events and opportunities for people to enjoy and participate in.
If you are visiting us for the first time, returning for your annual vacation, thinking about relocating here or looking at our area to purchase an existing business or start your entrepreneurial venture, please contact the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce for the information you need to help make your experience and adventure happen!
As you review our area’s amenities, attractions and assets it will be very obvious why we say we are a “Natural Choice”
Make your up north vacation the best one ever. Spend the day exploring the countryside and small towns and villages along C-48 the Breezeway.
The C-48 Breezeway is a well known scenic route connecting Atwood, Ellsworth, East Jordan and Boyne Falls. Not only is it the fastest route from point A (Atwood) to point B (Boyne Falls) but this 25 mile scenic rural ride is sure to please everyone. This scenic route offers everything from spectacular views, award winning cuisine, nature preserves, orchards, attractions, artisans, and much more. C-48 The Breezeway signs clearly mark its route through beautiful forests and valley vistas, drumlin carved hillsides dotted with orchards and various lakes along its way. Visit the website at www.ridethebreezeway.com
Summer Sidewalk Sales – August 17 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
GreenLight East Jordan Business Model Competition – Castle Farms- October 10 – Visit: https://greenlightej.submittable.com/submit/89512/green-light-east-jordan
Breezeway Fall Cruises – September 29, October 6 & 13
State of the Community – Harvest Barn Church, October 24, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
AREA FESTIVAL & EVENT DATES – 2018
Kiersten’s Ride – August 18 – Visit http://www.kierstensride.org/
Paddle Antrim Kick-Off Party – Ellsworth Community Park, September 13 – 5:30 PM
Paddle Antrim Festival – September 14 & 15 – Visit paddleantrim.com
Fall Fest – East Jordan Tourist Park – September 29
Jordan River Raft Trip – September 29 – Visit: http://www.paddleantrim.com/event/jordan-river-raft-trip/
Fall Pumpkin Festival – October 17, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Holiday Community Night – December 6, Downtown East Jordan, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wooden Shoe Holiday Festival – December 12, Banks Township Hall (Ellsworth)
Sno-Blast Winter Festival – February 22 – 24, 2019