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Welcome To Mackinac Island!

A trip to Mackinac Island is a journey to the best part of the past. Step off the ferry and you are immersed in a new world: horse carriages wait for passengers instead of taxis and families ride bicycles – yes, mom, dad and the kids, all together – through the streets downtown.

Some visitors to Mackinac Island come for the elegant places to stay, such as Grand Hotel or the Hotel Iroquois. Others for the rich history of Fort Mackinac. Still others come to shop and to hear the clip clop of the horses and take a scenic carriage tour or ride bicycles to the interior and around the shoreline of the island. And almost everyone, of course, wanders into one of the many sweet-smelling candy shops downtown for a taste (or more) of creamy Mackinac Island Fudge

One of the best ways to visit Mackinac Island is to find a place to stay on the island and experience the entire day – from sunrise to sunset – and watch the lights come on in the evening. Our Interactive Lodging Map will help you find your favorite resort, hotel or historic inn, or bed & breakfast on Mackinac Island.
 
Mackinac Island News And Special Events
 

Mackinac Island Photo Albums

Mackinac Island Featured Lodging – Photos
Many Mackinac Island hotels and businesses opened last weekend and early-season visitors were treated to a beautiful stretch of sunny spring weather with plenty of blue skies and sparkling blue waters. More hotels and businesses will be opening this weekend and the weeks to come. With the 2019 season off to a great start, we’d [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilacs – Photos
The 2018 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicked off on Friday and continues through next Sunday (June 17) with the Lilac Festival Grand Parade at 4pm… To celebrate the lovely lilacs of Mackinac Island here is a collection of our favorite photos from previous years. Mackinac Island Lilacs – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & [...] more...

The Gardens of Mackinac Island – Photos
During August (and into September) the gardens of Mackinac Island are at their peaks – their flowers blossoming with unsurpassed color and brilliance. Be sure to enjoy all the splendor around you on your trip to Mackinac Island. Here are a few of our favorite photos of some of the gardens of Mackinac Island. The Gardens [...] more...

Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photos
The Bayview Mackinac Race – which will begin on Saturday, July 22, 2017 – is recognized as one of the most challenging freshwater boat races in the world. Join the excitement of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race as boat racers sail Michigan’s Great Lakes to reach their final destination, Mackinac Island. It’s all Pure [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – Photos
The Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac gets under way this Saturday. The lead boats will start arriving on Mackinac Island as early as late Sunday. By Tuesday the marina will be filled with sailboats and successful racers will be celebrating on the island. #TBT: Here are some of our favorite photos from previous versions of [...] more...

 
Mackinac Island Featured Lodging
 

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel is situated on the southwestern bluff of Mackinac Island overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and – in the distance – the Mackinac Bridge. From the front porch – the world’s largest at 660 feet – guests can look down at the well-kept gardens and relax and enjoy the ambiance of “somewhere in [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois
Located on the waterfront at the western edge of town, the Hotel Iroquois is convenient to all the main-street attractions of Mackinac Island, yet far enough away to offer guests a bit of privacy from the downtown bustle. Stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge are the hallmark of a stay [...] more...

Mission Point Resort
Mission Point Resort is located on Mackinac Island, one of the most unique island destinations in the world. Guests are enchanted by Mission Point’s relaxed atmosphere, award-winning cuisine, rustic fireside ambiance, rich culture, arts and activities, broad lawns and lush gardens that together create the perfect setting for renewal, inspiration and meaningful connections. Nestled on 18 acres [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel
A stay at the Chippewa Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the charms of Mackinac Island. Choose a main street room and wake up to the clip-clop of the horse carriages passing along the street below. Stay in a Harbor View waterfront room or suite and enjoy the views of the harbor [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites and Spa
With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa reflects the French, English and American heritage of Mackinac Island. Each spacious suite has a living room and a separate sleeping room. No two suites are alike. The unique decor is accented with variations of wood, wicker and iron. Traditional antiques and modern fixtures combine [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites
Step back in time with an overnight stay on beautiful and historic Mackinac Island. Our well-appointed 18 rooms and suites provide comfortable elegance, perfect for honeymoon couples to large families. We offer affordable accommodations with many outstanding amenities, including a communal sitting room with pool table, cable television, and games. Our nightly turndown service includes a fudge [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites – Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Lakebluff Condos at Stonecliffe are situated high atop the West Bluff on beautiful Mackinac Island. There are acres of bike trails, walking trails and roads throughout and around Mackinac Island. Our accommodations have panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge with awesome sunsets on the grounds of Stonecliffe Estate. GOLF [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe
Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. Today, completely remodeled and expanded, this Edwardian style Inn & hotel celebrates its first century with an unmatched location and grand views of [...] more...

Harbour View Inn
Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. Located only a short walk from the best attractions on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, yet away from the bustling traffic of downtown, this relaxing hotel complex offers the perfect romantic retreat. more...

Island House Hotel
Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. After acquiring the resort in 1969, the Callewaert family has continued to add contemporary conveniences while preserving the allure of its historic ambiance, serving to maintain Mackinac Island’s oldest operating hotel, a Historic Hotels [...] more...

Metivier Inn
A small lovely boutique country inn, the Metivier Inn offers 22 charming guest rooms for your stay on Mackinac Island, each including air conditioning and private baths. The rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated in a blend of English and French country style. Most of our rooms are ideal for couples or solo travelers, as [...] more...

Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Island Marina are only a short stroll away. Featuring a large front porch for enjoying breakfast or just relaxing while taking in the clip clop of horse [...] more...

Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast
Cloghaun is one of the oldest Victorian homes on the Island. Thomas and Bridget Donnelly left Ireland in 1848, and completed Cloghaun in 1884. This lovely home has been preserved by their descendants and now offers guests a tranquil, romantic interlude from the demands of everyday life. Eleven guest rooms individually designed and decorated with antiques [...] more...

Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast
There is no experience quite as unique as Mackinac Island. One begins stepping back in time at the first glimpse from the ferry of historic buildings while rounding Biddle Point. When emerging onto Main Street, history unfolds while horse drawn carriages pass by and the preferred method of travel is a bicycle. Pine Cottage is [...] more...

The Mackinac House
Mackinac Island has been charming visitors for decades with its beautiful landscape, history, shopping and sightseeing. The Mackinac House encompasses all the charm the island offers and is located steps away from it all. Mackinac House room types include: Deluxe Queen, Balcony Rooms, Tower Suite, Fort Suite and Lower Level Suite. Rates starting at $165 Our rooms [...] more...

 
 

Mission Point Resort – Photos

Over the winter Mission Point Resort completed renovations of 133 guest rooms in the Straits Lodge – all part of a multi-year $10 million update of the resort. (Rooms and suites in the Main Lodge were renovated in 2018.) Here’s a photo album of some of the lodging renovations during the last couple of years along with photos we’ve shared previously of the beautiful grounds and gardens of this gem of a resort on the eastern shore of Mackinac Island.

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The great lawn at Mission Point Resort
A newly-renovated Straits Lodge king room... This color palette used throughout the rooms and suites in the Straits Lodge really brighten up the space.
This mood board gives an idea of the fabrics and colors Mission Point is using in its new guest rooms and suites in Straits Lodge.
Presidential Suite living room area and bedroom. (Renovated in 2018)
Presidential Suite bedroom. (Renovated in 2018)
Presidential Suite dining area and living room. (Renovated in 2018)
The Tranquility Suite - It is one of the Main Lodge Signature Patio Suites, meaning that it has private patio access with beautiful views of Lake Huron. This suite is perfect for bridal parties or for couples who want to treat themselves to a serene, romantic getaway. (Renovated in 2018)
The Tranquility Suite - It is one of the Main Lodge Signature Patio Suites, meaning that it has private patio access with beautiful views of Lake Huron. This suite is perfect for bridal parties or for couples who want to treat themselves to a serene, romantic getaway. (Renovated in 2018)
The Tranquility Suite - It is one of the Main Lodge Signature Patio Suites, meaning that it has private patio access with beautiful views of Lake Huron. This suite is perfect for bridal parties or for couples who want to treat themselves to a serene, romantic getaway. (Renovated in 2018)
Main Lodge Family Suite - two bedroom suite with one king bed and two doubles. (Renovated in 2018)
Main Lodge Family Suite - two bedroom suite with one king bed and two doubles. (Renovated in 2018)
Lake View King. (Renovated in 2018)
The Maritime Suite, one of the Main Lodge Signature Patio Suites. This mid-size space has private patio access and is ideal for couples looking for that suite experience with the perfect amount of space. (Renovated in 2018)
The gardens and lawn at Mission Point Resort offer plenty of room to roam and relax on the shore of Lake Huron.
The beautiful gardens surrounding Mission Point Resort.
Breakfast buffet at Round Island Bar & Grill.
Bistro on the Greens.
Lakeside Salon & Spa is the perfect place for a girls getaway.
Lakeside Salon & Spa.
The lobby at Mission Point Resort.
The lobby at Mission Point Resort.
Summer flowers at the entrance to Mission Point Resort.
The Wedding Gazebo at Mission Point Resort.
A few rounds of mini golf is all these you need to have a great time.
Bistro on the Greens.
The wedding gazebo at Mission Point Resort.
Relax by the pool or soak in the hot tub.
Reserve Wine Bar offers a wine selection of wines, charcuterie, artisan cheeses and chocolates.
Make sure to stop at The Boutique for your summer shopping needs.
The tulips at Mission Point Resort blossoming in the afternoon sunshine...
The great lawn extends to the shore of Lake Huron.
A lake freighter in Lake Huron viewed from the window of the Presidential Suite.
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Friday May 24th, 2019 - 2:00 pm

Mission Point

We recently collaborated with Detroit Bikes to create these beautiful new rental bikes! They are now available to rent from our Bike Rentals, open 8am - 8pm. We are so excited to see guests riding around on these this summer! 🚲 ... See MoreSee Less

We recently collaborated with Detroit Bikes to create these beautiful new rental bikes! They are now available to rent from our Bike Rentals, open 8am - 8pm. We are so excited to see guests riding around on these this summer! 🚲

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Got any step through models?

Nice colors!

Another great update!!!!

What a beautiful fleet.

See you in July!

Love the colors!

Look sharp!

Nice!

Very nice!!

Can’t wait to try them out!

Beautiful!

These look amazing!

Michelle VanWuffen

Perfect!

Lets go David Anderson!

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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Mission Point

Our Grounds Team began filling the ponds this week at the Greens of Mackinac executive putting course! Golf is open for the 2019 season tomorrow 🏌🏼‍♀️🏌🏼‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

Our Grounds Team began filling the ponds this week at the Greens of Mackinac executive putting course! Golf is open for the 2019 season tomorrow 🏌🏼‍♀️🏌🏼‍♂️

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Thank you for all your hard work to get ready for the season

Is that mud she is covered in?

Judy Beals Allen

Monday May 20th, 2019 - 10:40 am

Mission Point

Tulips over by our Straits Lodge are blooming beautifully! So wonderful to see these beauties after a long winter season 🌷🌷🌷 ... See MoreSee Less

Tulips over by our Straits Lodge are blooming beautifully! So wonderful to see these beauties after a long winter season 🌷🌷🌷

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Doug Darga does GREAT work!!

Kevin Allen Judy Beals Allen Valerie Jacoby Allen just missed them by a week. 💐

I mist those days so much.

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Grand Hotel – Photos

Grand Hotel officially opens tomorrow (Friday, May 3, 2019) for its 133rd season! To celebrate the 2019 spring and summer season on Mackinac Island, here are some of our favorite photos of Grand Hotel from previous years. (Feel free to post your own favorite Grand Hotel photo in the comments below.)

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Grand Hotel is now officially open for its 133rd season! To celebrate the 2019 spring and summer season on Mackinac Island, here are some of our favorite photos of Grand Hotel from previous years. (Feel free to post your own favorite Grand Hotel photo in the comments.)

Tulips in bloom at the entrance of Grand Hotel in the spring. (Photo - May 2009)
A view of Grand Hotel from Cadotte Avenue.
A deluxe lake view guest room with balcony at Grand Hotel.
A dessert table at the lunch buffet.
Grand Hotel historian Bob Tagatz gives a talk on the early history of Mackinac Island on the porch with the Mackinac Bridge in the background.
The Esther Williams Swimming Pool at Grand Hotel.
A grand piano in the interior of Grand Hotel.
Grand Hotel - interior.
The Jockey Club at the Jewell at Grand Hotel.
The panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac from the Cupola Bar at Grand Hotel.
A lake view guest room decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney… At Grand Hotel, no two of the 385 guest rooms are alike.
A deluxe lake view guest room with balcony at Grand Hotel.
The Main Dining Room at Grand Hotel.
The fountain in the tea garden of Grand Hotel.
Late summer flowers at the entrance to Grand Hotel.
The spacious interior grounds of Grand Hotel.
The Jockey Club at the Jewell at Grand Hotel.
Anyone for a "grand game of chess"? Chess pieces on the eastern end of the front porch of Grand Hotel.
The Main Dining Room at Grand Hotel. Non-hotel guests can enjoy Grand Hotel dining in the Main Dining Room. Rates for non-hotel guests are as follows: Breakfast $30, Luncheon Buffet $40 and Dinner $75.
Mackinac Island Lilacs - June 13, 2013 - Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island Lilacs - June 13, 2013 - Grand Hotel gardens
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Friday May 24th, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Grand Hotel

The Knights of Columbus Living Rosary Ceremony this afternoon in the tea garden. ... See MoreSee Less

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I was just thinking "please don't release the balloons" when they did it! Polluting the beautiful Straits of Mackinac! 😢 Please stop doing this, Knights of Columbus!

Very beautiful

Michael Cousins were you participating in this?

When I was on the bell staff, we found Bishop Sheen’s misplaced briefcase which contained his notes for the K of C luncheon. He was thankful for our efforts.

Michael J. Rielly

Brittney Bennett Davidson

Brings back beautiful Memories as my husband was once standing in the Rosery.. what a tribute to God! Thank you!

This was my favorite part of the conference a few years ago!!

Thank you for sharing. We must visit the Island this Summer.❤️

I like everything except the balloons being released into the air. The string gets tangled up with the balloons when it gets in the lake then fish think it is food eat it and die. 😞

Thank you so much for posting this. They are a very good fraternity and I think they've been having their state convention there every year for 100 years maybe? Can you clarify?

I love the Rosary, and The Grand Hotel ... But, those balloons will most likely end up in the Great Lakes as pollution, and can cause danger to the inhabitants. 😞 Grand Hotel

Steve Anderson Cindy Johnson-Anderson Were you there for this? So beautiful! ❤️

Wow....so very cool! Wish I could have seen that.

Beautiful!

Not good with the balloons for the environment

Oh gee, I wish this was next weekend

BobandJudy Kovac, Dad this reminds me of when you were Grand Knight and mom & you used to go to Mackinac Island for the ceremonies. ❤️

Beautiful

Just left as a guest of the hotel. The K of C people we met were kind and delightful.

AWESOME without a doubt, 📿

Remember attending many of these at the Grand, beautiful!

I wish I could have joined them up there

For those 8 years at Grand.. This was my favorite!!

Wow.....emotional.

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Friday May 24th, 2019 - 10:03 am

Grand Hotel

The best sound you'll hear all week! The sound of the swimming pool being filled up for Memorial Day Weekend! Summer here we come! ... See MoreSee Less

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sure hope you are filling it with WARM water. 🙂

But, will it be warm enough to swim in ?

I hope it's heated.

December’s view!!

How long does it take to do that?

Great pool

Glad to see they got the painting done. Can’t wait for swimming!

Your pool is just stunning 💖

Didn’t know there was a pool!😊

Keeping my fingers crossed for warm weather in June!

Now warm that puppy up! ☀️

Can’t wait for our weekend getaway on July!

Can’t wait to come back ❤️

Been their lots of times but my Bucket List is to swim in the pool!

Where does all that water come from?

Agreed! 💕

Elizabeth Mitchell. It’s calling us!!

Filip Gorgievski znaat deka doagas izgl..

I loved my time there with my grandchildren!

BEAUTIFUL 😍❣️❤️

Stephanie Wartella

Judy Lyn😂😂

Curtis Rybski 💕

Agreed! 💕

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Thursday May 23rd, 2019 - 10:55 am

Grand Hotel

Opening Day at Sushi Grand!It's Opening Day at Sushi Grand! Stop by for fresh sushi rolls, salads, cocktails, soups and more! Just down the hill from Grand Hotel, open daily 11:30a.m. - 9:00p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bailey Dewitt

Bailey Dewitt

Cannot wait to try it—been waiting years for a sushi spot!

There you go Alexis Moeller you and your obsession with sushi.

Yay

Alex Payton this is the sushi place on mackinaw island I wanted to take you to. It’s really good

Candice BarfootDaniel PaulChloe WJ

Sara Schmitt

Andrew Jacobs!!!!

Alli Krawczak 😍

Judy Lyn....sushi?

Kelsey Cocke, Kelly Cocke, Bret M. Cocke

Justin Christensen-Cooper

What did this replace...being down the hill?

Joy Schultz

Amy Zachow

Judy Rossman wow look at this! YUM

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Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 - 9:01 am

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Vote for Grand Hotel in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards! www.cntraveler.com/rca/vote?mbid=site_header_rca_promo Voting ends June 30th. ... See MoreSee Less

Vote for Grand Hotel in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards! https://www.cntraveler.com/rca/vote?mbid=site_header_rca_promo  Voting ends June 30th.

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Love the green striped chairs!!! So inviting to me! ❤

Nicest and best place I ever stayed at and I've traveled a little bit

A little piece of heaven. Go back in time.....so enjoyed my stay at the Grand Hotel. Always come for the Lilac Festival but this year we will come in the fall.

Many happy memories for the past 20 or more years! !

Love, love, love this place!!

Grand Hotel is and always will be my First Choice of Hotels, resorts, family vacation spots.... Of course you have my Vote!!! ❤️

I have eaten in this restaurant it is fabulous!

It has been a long time since I have been there. Still beautiful!! Plan to go again. Great memories.

Ahhh the best place to go!!

Done!

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Mackinac Island Featured Lodging – Photos

Many Mackinac Island hotels and businesses opened last weekend and early-season visitors were treated to a beautiful stretch of sunny spring weather with plenty of blue skies and sparkling blue waters. More hotels and businesses will be opening this weekend and the weeks to come. With the 2019 season off to a great start, we’d like to give a shout-out – via this photo album – to our lodging sponsors who are ready to take great care of you on your next stay on Mackinac Island…..

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The Grand Opening for Grand Hotel for the 2019 season was last weekend. -- Grand Hotel is situated on the southwestern bluff of Mackinac Island overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and – in the distance – the Mackinac Bridge. From the front porch – the world’s largest at 660 feet – guests can look down at the well-kept gardens and relax and enjoy the ambiance of “somewhere in time”.
Hotel Iroquois OPENS for the 2019 SEASON on May 9, 2019. - Located on the waterfront at the western edge of town, the Hotel Iroquois is convenient to all the main-street attractions of Mackinac Island, yet far enough away to offer guests a bit of privacy from the downtown bustle. Biddle Point Suite at Hotel Iroquois. Stunning panoramic views of Mackinac Harbor.
Mission Point Resort OPENED for the SEASON last weekend. - Mission Point Resort is located on southeastern shore of Mackinac Island. Guests are enchanted by Mission Point’s relaxed atmosphere, award-winning cuisine, rustic fireside ambiance, rich culture, arts and activities, broad lawns and lush gardens.
The Chippewa Hotel is OPENED for the 2019 SEASON last weekend. - The Chippewa Hotel is located at the east end of downtown at the foot of the bluff where Fort Mackinac stands guard on the island. Guests who stay in the Chippewa Hotel's spacious lake view and harbor view suites can enjoy a fantastic view of the Straits of Mackinac and watch the boats and ferries come and go from Mackinac Island.
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa OPENS for the 2019 SEASON May 10, 2019. - With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa reflects the French, English and American heritage of Mackinac Island. Each spacious suite has a living room and a separate sleeping room. No two suites are alike.
Main Street Inn and Suites OPENED FOR THE SEASON last weekend. - Main Street Inn & Suites, located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island - offers 18 rooms and suites with comfortable and elegant furnishings and all the amenities to make your trip to Mackinac Island a vacation to remember. Choose from an assortment of guest rooms and suites. Grab one of the suites with a private balcony and - from your perch above Main Street - you can keep track of all the comings and goings in Downtown Mackinac Island. - www.mainstreetinnandsuites.com
Lakebluff Condos & Suites OPENS for the season May 24, 2019. Lakebluff Condos & Suites is located in the interior of Mackinac Island in the Stonecliffe area. This beautiful 3 bedroom Suite (pictured) at Lakebluff Condos & Suites has a vaulted ceiling living room with fireplace and sliding glass patio doors which places you on a balcony facing the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.
The Inn at Stonecliffe OPENS for the season on May 10, 2019. - Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. Today, completely remodeled and expanded, this Edwardian style Inn &amp; hotel celebrates its first century with an unmatched location and grand views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge.
Harbour View Inn OPENS for the 2019 season on May 9, 2019. - Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. This relaxing hotel complex offers the perfect romantic retreat. Wander to the nearby docks and watch yachts sail into the tranquil harbor or take a short stroll along historic streets where the finest shops and restaurants on Mackinac Island await.
Island House Hotel OPENED for the SEASON on last weekend. - Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the pavement and gentle breezes off the water yet just a short walk to Mackinac Island’s most popular attractions and shopping. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, the iconic Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience.
Metivier Inn OPENED for the SEASON on May 3, 2019 - The historic Metivier Inn, whose beautiful gardens attract the attention of passersby on Market Street all summer long. A small lovely boutique country inn, the Metivier Inn offers 22 charming guest rooms for your stay on Mackinac Island, each including air conditioning and private baths. The rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated in a blend of English and French country style.
The Cottage Inn of Mackinac is OPEN for the SEASON. - Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Island Marina are only a short stroll away.
Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast OPENS for the season on May 10, 2019. - Cloghaun is one of the oldest Victorian homes on the Island. Thomas and Bridget Donnelly left Ireland in 1848, and completed Cloghaun in 1884. This lovely home has been preserved by their descendants and now offers guests a tranquil, romantic interlude from the demands of everyday life.
Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast OPENS for the 2019 SEASON on May 10, 2019. - Pine Cottage is located on historic Bogan Lane, which sits quietly away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, but is merely a short stroll from shopping, restaurants, bicycle rentals, ferry docks, and a glistening harbor that maintains extraordinary views of Lake Huron. You’ll find old warm charm with hints of antique furniture, steam radiators and claw foot tubs, original to the hotel. Pine Cottage provides you with a lasting and memorable Mackinac Island experience. - www.pinecottagemackinac.com
As Mackinac Island's NEWEST Bed & Breakfast, The Mackinac House encompasses all the charm the island offers and is located steps away from it all. Mackinac House room types include: Deluxe Queen, Balcony Rooms, Tower Suite, Fort Suite and Lower Level Suite. Rates starting at $165. Rooms are beautifully furnished and meticulously decorated by an esteemed interior design professional. THE GRAND OPENING IS SUMMER 2019.
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Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel is situated on the southwestern bluff of Mackinac Island overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and – in the distance – the Mackinac Bridge. From the front porch – the world’s largest at 660 feet – guests can look down at the well-kept gardens and relax and enjoy the ambiance of “somewhere in [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois
Located on the waterfront at the western edge of town, the Hotel Iroquois is convenient to all the main-street attractions of Mackinac Island, yet far enough away to offer guests a bit of privacy from the downtown bustle. Stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge are the hallmark of a stay [...] more...

Mission Point Resort
Mission Point Resort is located on Mackinac Island, one of the most unique island destinations in the world. Guests are enchanted by Mission Point’s relaxed atmosphere, award-winning cuisine, rustic fireside ambiance, rich culture, arts and activities, broad lawns and lush gardens that together create the perfect setting for renewal, inspiration and meaningful connections. Nestled on 18 acres [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel
A stay at the Chippewa Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the charms of Mackinac Island. Choose a main street room and wake up to the clip-clop of the horse carriages passing along the street below. Stay in a Harbor View waterfront room or suite and enjoy the views of the harbor [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites and Spa
With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa reflects the French, English and American heritage of Mackinac Island. Each spacious suite has a living room and a separate sleeping room. No two suites are alike. The unique decor is accented with variations of wood, wicker and iron. Traditional antiques and modern fixtures combine [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites
Step back in time with an overnight stay on beautiful and historic Mackinac Island. Our well-appointed 18 rooms and suites provide comfortable elegance, perfect for honeymoon couples to large families. We offer affordable accommodations with many outstanding amenities, including a communal sitting room with pool table, cable television, and games. Our nightly turndown service includes a fudge [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites – Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Lakebluff Condos at Stonecliffe are situated high atop the West Bluff on beautiful Mackinac Island. There are acres of bike trails, walking trails and roads throughout and around Mackinac Island. Our accommodations have panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge with awesome sunsets on the grounds of Stonecliffe Estate. GOLF [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe
Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. Today, completely remodeled and expanded, this Edwardian style Inn & hotel celebrates its first century with an unmatched location and grand views of [...] more...

Harbour View Inn
Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. Located only a short walk from the best attractions on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, yet away from the bustling traffic of downtown, this relaxing hotel complex offers the perfect romantic retreat. more...

Island House Hotel
Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. After acquiring the resort in 1969, the Callewaert family has continued to add contemporary conveniences while preserving the allure of its historic ambiance, serving to maintain Mackinac Island’s oldest operating hotel, a Historic Hotels [...] more...

Metivier Inn
A small lovely boutique country inn, the Metivier Inn offers 22 charming guest rooms for your stay on Mackinac Island, each including air conditioning and private baths. The rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated in a blend of English and French country style. Most of our rooms are ideal for couples or solo travelers, as [...] more...

Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Island Marina are only a short stroll away. Featuring a large front porch for enjoying breakfast or just relaxing while taking in the clip clop of horse [...] more...

Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast
Cloghaun is one of the oldest Victorian homes on the Island. Thomas and Bridget Donnelly left Ireland in 1848, and completed Cloghaun in 1884. This lovely home has been preserved by their descendants and now offers guests a tranquil, romantic interlude from the demands of everyday life. Eleven guest rooms individually designed and decorated with antiques [...] more...

Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast
There is no experience quite as unique as Mackinac Island. One begins stepping back in time at the first glimpse from the ferry of historic buildings while rounding Biddle Point. When emerging onto Main Street, history unfolds while horse drawn carriages pass by and the preferred method of travel is a bicycle. Pine Cottage is [...] more...

The Mackinac House
Mackinac Island has been charming visitors for decades with its beautiful landscape, history, shopping and sightseeing. The Mackinac House encompasses all the charm the island offers and is located steps away from it all. Mackinac House room types include: Deluxe Queen, Balcony Rooms, Tower Suite, Fort Suite and Lower Level Suite. Rates starting at $165 Our rooms [...] more...

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Mackinac Island Lilacs – Photos

The 2018 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicked off on Friday and continues through next Sunday (June 17) with the Lilac Festival Grand Parade at 4pm… To celebrate the lovely lilacs of Mackinac Island here is a collection of our favorite photos from previous years.

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Mackinac Island Lilacs - View of lilac trees in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
Lilac trees behind Ste. Anne's
Mackinac Island Lilacs
Mackinac Island Lilacs - Marquette Park
Mackinac Island Lilacs at Metivier Inn: Bed & Breakfast on Mackinac Island, Michigan
Mackinac Island Lilacs at Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast
Mackinac Island Lilacs at HarbourView Inn
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Mackinac Island Lilacs - In Marquette Park below Fort Mackinac
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Mackinac Island Lilacs - on Huron Street
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Mackinac Island Lilacs on Market Street
Mackinac Island Lilacs - In the tea garden at Grand Hotel
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Mackinac Island Lilacs in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island Lilacs
Mackinac Island Lilacs in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island Lilacs in Marquette Park
Mackinac Island Lilacs in Marquette Park
Mackinac Island Lilacs
Mackinac Island Lilacs at Mission Point
Mackinac Island Lilacs at The Cottage Inn of Mackinac
Mackinac Island Lilacs on Market Street near The Cottage Inn of Mackinac
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Mackinac Island Lilacs on Cadotte Avenue
Mackinac Island Lilacs at the Little Stone Church
Mackinac Island Lilacs in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
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The Gardens of Mackinac Island – Photos

During August (and into September) the gardens of Mackinac Island are at their peaks – their flowers blossoming with unsurpassed color and brilliance. Be sure to enjoy all the splendor around you on your trip to Mackinac Island. Here are a few of our favorite photos of some of the gardens of Mackinac Island.

The Gardens of Mackinac Island – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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The garden at the front entrance to Grand Hotel...
The front lawn garden at Metivier Inn: Bed & Breakfast on Mackinac Island, Michigan...
The gardens and lawn at Mission Point offer plenty of room to roam and relax on the shore of Lake Huron.
The walkway garden between the Carriage House and the Hotel Iroquois on the Beach.
The hillside entrance garden at Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast
The entrance garden at Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast
Front porch garden at The Cottage Inn of Mackinac
The garden at The Cottage Inn of Mackinac
Flower baskets hanging on the front porch of The Cottage Inn of Mackinac
Flowers at the entrance to Metivier Inn: Bed & Breakfast on Mackinac Island, Michigan
The lovely entrance to Metivier Inn: Bed & Breakfast on Mackinac Island, Michigan
The seclude backyard garden at Metivier Inn: Bed & Breakfast on Mackinac Island, Michigan
Flower baskets in full bloom at Main Street Inn and Suites...
The entrance garden at Grand Hotel
Flowers at the entrance near Sadie's at Grand Hotel
The walkway garden at Hotel Iroquois on the Beach
Walkway garden at the Hotel Iroquois on the Beach
Walkway garden at the Hotel Iroquois on the Beach
One of the beautiful gardens at Lakebluff Condos on Mackinac Island
The Wedding Gazebo at Mission Point
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