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Hearthside Grove is the vision of brothers Craig and Kirk Rose who, together with their families, have spent a lifetime combining the unique experiences of the camping lifestyle with the joys and challenges of the entrepreneurial way.
Both Kirk and Craig have traveled the U.S. extensively in the camping lifestyle, and combine rich, firsthand knowledge with their dream of providing the best possible resort experience in their much-loved hometown. Drawing on the hardwork and inspiration of the family businesses, they have realized their dream in Hearthside Grove…
The Rose Family
Craig & Kirk Rose and Family
Craig Rose, Proprietor
Craig Rose, the senior sibling, received his degree in finance from the University of Miami at Florida. He spent a while in the sunshine state working outside the family business, which further developed his appreciation for the beauty, the ease and the inviting lifestyle of his Petoskey hometown. Craig enjoys skiing and the outdoors, has worked in the former family business and sweet life of ice cream and candy at Kilwin's Chocolates, which then gave way in 1992 to the Petoskey KOA, consistently one of the top-ranked campgrounds in the nation. He combines a wealth of experience, including real estate sales and his own family life (together with his lovely wife they have three children) to ensure that every owner, every guest and every visitor to Hearthside Grove experiences the best and, thereby has the most memorable of vacations.
Kirk Rose, Proprietor
Kirk Rose received his degree in recreation closer to home, at Western Michigan University. Kirk learned early on that it's wonderful to be involved in the business of making people happy, through the sweet life at Kilwin's Chocolates, through the beauty of one's environment at the Petoskey KOA, and through servicing their needs as they seek the ease and the thrill of living close to nature. Kirk is also a proud father of two and he enjoys woodworking, hiking, and the outdoors, when the engaging life of resort development allows.