Home & Cottage Tours benefit Child & Family Services


Once again, Northern Home & Cottage walks you through some of the most forward-looking home designs in the region. Phase II includes Harbor Springs, Petoskey & Walloon Lake homes. 

This Northern Home & Cottage Tour 2016 is very doable in a day, but it helps to plan your route ahead of time. As always, we’ve kept the ticket prices low so if you can’t make it to all of the homes, you’ll still find full value in your day.

We are so grateful to the homeowners who have so generously opened their homes for this tour that benefits Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Established in the 1930s, this organization provides crucial services to the children and families of our region.


Thank you for all that participated in the Northern Home & Cottage Tour 2016 for the Traverse City Area. It was a huge success! Make sure to check out the next Tour in Petoskey.

Petoskey Area Home Tour

Petoskey area 2016 Northern Home & Cottage Tour Saturday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Find more information in your October issue of Northern Home & Cottage .

To purchase tickets, please go to MyNorthTickets.com or stop by the box office at 125 Park St. in Traverse City. For more information: 800.836.0717.






Last year's Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour raised $14,045.93 to benefit Child & Family Services!

Thank you My North for your continued support!









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MyNorth Media’s Northern Home & Cottage Tours Generate $14,000+ for Area Families

21 Homeowners Opened Their Homes for a Child, Helping to Generate $14,045.93 for Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

Traverse City, MI (December 3, 2015)—MyNorth Media, producer of the Northern Home & Cottage Home Tours in Petoskey and Traverse City, Michigan, announces today a donation of $14,045.93 to Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan. Between the two tours, 21 homeowners participated. MyNorthTickets.com and other locations sold more than 1,200 tickets, generating the funds supporting the donation. Child & Family Services offers families support in times of crisis, challenge and life transitions.

“These 21 homeowners opened their homes for Northern Michigan’s children,” says Deborah Wyatt Fellows, founder of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine and CEO of MyNorth Media. “We are delighted to kick off this season of giving with a donation that helps Northern Michigan families. ”

MyNorth Media, through its publication Northern Home & Cottage, has been producing home and kitchen tours in Northern Michigan since 2008. In recent years, Child & Family Services has supported the Northern Home & Cottage tours by providing volunteers to help staff the tour.

The Traverse City area tour took place on Saturday, September 19 with a dozen homes. Homes ranged from Northport at the tip of the Leelanau peninsula to Empire, to Traverse City including Old Mission peninsula and east to Skegemog Lake.  The Petoskey area tour, a new tour for Northern Home & Cottage, took place on October 10th and included nine homes from Walloon Lake to Harbor Springs and Crooked Lake in Alanson.

“Participating in the tour is often initiated by a builder, architect or designer interested in showing off a successfully designed and built home. Each home is chosen for its distinctive style and innovative lifestyle concept,” says Elizabeth Edwards, managing editor of Northern Home & Cottage. “Homes range in style, size and location, showing off the wide range of options for living in Northern Michigan to people considering new construction or a remodel.”

Northern Home & Cottage is already making plans for two more tours in 2016, in Traverse City in September and in Petoskey in October.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of our homeowners and our region,” says Fellows. “And honored that all the hard work of producing these tours successfully provides such a formidable donation for Northern Michigan families in time for the season of giving, when many families need extra support.”

Many thanks to Traverse Magazine and MyNorth.Com for their partnership!