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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.
 
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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...

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...

Pontiac Lodge
Pontiac Lodge is an intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. The Pontiac Lodge has 11 distinct rooms, most with wet bars, private baths with showers and some with Jacuzzi tubs. more...

 
 

Grand Hotel – Early Opening – April 28 – May 3, 2017


This early spring package is a perfect opportunity to experience Grand Hotel before the official opening of the season. Enjoy accommodations in 1 of 393 uniquely decorated guest rooms, morning breakfast basket or continental breakfast option, and a behind the scenes tour offered daily by Grand Hotel Historian and Concierge, Bob Tagatz. Lunch and dinner will be available at The Gate House at the bottom of Grand hill and Cawthorne’s Village Inn located in downtown Mackinac Island. Luncheon and dinner are not included in the package price. Join us this spring for our 130th Anniversary season!

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Morning breakfast basket or continental breakfast option
  • Lunch and dinner will be available for purchase at The Gate House or Cawthorne’s Village Inn
  • Behind-the-scenes tour offered daily
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel
  • Special ferry boat discounts

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, and 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular children’s rates apply. Dates subject to availability.

Early Opening

Arrive: Friday, April 28, 2017
Depart: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Package Price:

$215 per room, per night, up to 4 persons in a room

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Mission Point Resort – Cookbook Series

Mission Point Cookbook Series
New to Mission Point and a Mackinac Island exclusive, the Mission Point Cookbook Series is a special weeklong dinner menu of quintessential dishes curated from classic cookbooks.

The third week of the month, May through October

May
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

June
The Silver Palate by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

July
The Gramercy Tavern by Dorothy Kalins and Michael Anthony

August
Recipes from an Italian Summer

September
The Silver Spoon

October
Molto Gusto by Mario Batali

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Mission Point Resort On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Mission Point Resort Page On Facebook.

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Saturday April 29th, 2017 - 12:48 pm

Mission Point

Mission Point, horse drawn carriage, and a wedding party on bicycles - the ultimate Mackinac Island Wedding. ... See MoreSee Less

Mission Point, horse drawn carriage, and a wedding party on bicycles - the ultimate Mackinac Island Wedding.

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Tracy

Barbara Pfeiffer I won't give up on this.

Friday April 28th, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Mission Point

We've raised our flags and opened our doors for the 2017 season! We look so forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones, and serving everyone who enters Mission Point. Here's to another fantastic summer on Mackinac! ... See MoreSee Less

Weve raised our flags and opened our doors for the 2017 season! We look so forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones, and serving everyone who enters Mission Point. Heres to another fantastic summer on Mackinac!

Comment on Facebook

Yay!! Looking forward to having our wedding at Mission Point this fall!

Yea, See you soon!

Can't wait to be back this summer

See you in 5 days!!!! So excited to get on the Island!

I have never noticed this before. Is this a little red man on the chimney?

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Thursday April 27th, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Mission Point

One more day until we open our doors for the 2017 season! Do not forget that tomorrow is also the last day to book our special preseason rate that runs until May 3. To reserve your room phone Reservations at 800.833.7711. ... See MoreSee Less

One more day until we open our doors for the 2017 season! Do not forget that tomorrow is also the last day to book our special preseason rate that runs until May 3. To reserve your room phone Reservations at 800.833.7711.

Comment on Facebook

Lillian Shriner

Hope we get to come there this summer

We will be back this year!

Love, love, love mission point.

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Mission Point

Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point! ... See MoreSee Less

Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point!
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Pink Pony Opening Day! – May 4, 2017


Join us for our opening day of the Pink Pony Bar & Grill!

It’s sure to be Yachts and Yachts of fun for all!

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Pink Pony On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Pink Pony Page On Facebook.

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Saturday April 29th, 2017 - 11:53 am

Pink Pony

Who's ready for some live entertainment at the Pink Pony?! ... See MoreSee Less

Whos ready for some live entertainment at the Pink Pony?!

Comment on Facebook

He never disappoints! Such a great entertainer!

Oh he's so good!!! We love watching him each October!!

Me,me,me!

Me .can not wait.

Makenna Doyle

Kathy Campbell

Can't wait to get back there!

Alisha Vandenavond!! 2 weeks!

See you in June. Can't wait !

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Sunday April 23rd, 2017 - 3:34 pm

Pink Pony

Know anyone visiting us this summer? Surprise them with a Pink Pony gift card!

Chippewa Hotel Gift Cards can be used at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront/Pink Pony/Pink Pony Gift Store. 💗

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Know anyone visiting us this summer? Surprise them with a Pink Pony gift card!

Chippewa Hotel Gift Cards can be used at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront/Pink Pony/Pink Pony Gift Store. 💗

https://chippewa-hotel.myshopify.com/

Friday April 21st, 2017 - 10:15 am

Pink Pony

Have you tried our famous Whitefish Tacos???

**Three flour tortillas with pan seared whitefish, house citrus slaw with a tangy ginger dressing, finished with an avocado aioli. Served with tortilla chips and fresh homemade salsa**
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Have you tried our famous Whitefish Tacos???

**Three flour tortillas with pan seared whitefish, house citrus slaw with a tangy ginger dressing, finished with an avocado aioli. Served with tortilla chips and fresh homemade salsa**

Comment on Facebook

Dana we need this....

Ummm... yes!! Get your butt up here🤗

Jeff Hurley......can't wait to try these

These are my very favorite!! I order them every time I'm there!

Tara Kock

They have the best fish tacos ordered every time on there

Susan Muer

They are delicious!

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Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 12 – 14, 2017


Spend time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during Mother’s Day Weekend. Unwind as your family relaxes while our staff handles all the details. Take a bicycle ride or hike around Mackinac Island. Sit in a rocking chair on our Front Porch and enjoy the beauty of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Then send mom to rejuvenate at Astor’s Salon and Spa for a world-class beauty treatment using Aveda products. Don’t forget a round of golf on The Jewel with free golf green fees (cart fee required). The package also includes a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily and the Grand Luncheon Buffet on Mother’s Day in our famous Main Dining Room. You will also enjoy a Friday evening Welcome Reception and Saturday evening Grand Cocktail Reception. We hope to see you for Mother’s Day Weekend at Grand Hotel.

Children 9 and under stay and eat for free at Grand Hotel with the same meal plan as accompanying adults. For Children’s rates Click Here >>

Stay an additional night Thursday, May 11 and/or Sunday, May 14 for $229.00* per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Book this package online or call reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Grand Hotel History Lecture
  • Saturday evening Grand Cocktail Reception
  • Sunday Mother’s Day Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability.

Mother’s Day Weekend

Arrive: Friday, May 12, 2017
Depart: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$855 per room (up to 5 people)
Lakeview:
$1,225 per room (up to 5 people)

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Pink Pony – Michigan Craft Beer Weekend – May 12 – 14, 2017


Join Us For Our 3rd Annual Michigan Craft Beer Weekend!

Well, it’s time to start making your plans to see it for yourself because the Michigan Craft Beer Weekend is coming soon! An expression we have on Mackinac Island is that history repeats itself again and again. And true to form, history will repeat itself at the Chippewa, the Pink Pony and our sister hotel, the Lilac Tree Suites & Spa because we’re celebrating again with our 3rd Annual Michigan Craft Beer Opening Weekend.

“We had a great turn out in past years with very positive feedback from our guests. We guarantee that you’ll have a fantastic time and it’s a great way to bring in the 2017 Mackinac Island season in style!”

-Brian Bailey, General Manager.

Pink Pony Craft Beer Package

Package Includes:

  • Craft Beer Welcome Gift
  • Admission to Meet & Greet with our Brew Masters
  • Samples of Featured 2017 Draft Beers
  • Admission to Think & Drink Beer Trivia with Game-card
  • Admission to Craft Beer Educational Series
  • Mackinac Island Scavenger Hunt with Lunch
  • Five-Course Beer Pairing Dinner

Two night minimum required on May 12th and May 13th, 2017. Call us today for pricing and availability. (800)241-3341 or (906)847-3341

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We’re taking reservations now so give us a call for Yachts and Yachts of Fun!

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The Pink Pony On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Pink Pony Page On Facebook.

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Saturday April 29th, 2017 - 11:53 am

Pink Pony

Who's ready for some live entertainment at the Pink Pony?! ... See MoreSee Less

Whos ready for some live entertainment at the Pink Pony?!

Comment on Facebook

He never disappoints! Such a great entertainer!

Oh he's so good!!! We love watching him each October!!

Me,me,me!

Me .can not wait.

Makenna Doyle

Kathy Campbell

Can't wait to get back there!

Alisha Vandenavond!! 2 weeks!

See you in June. Can't wait !

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Sunday April 23rd, 2017 - 3:34 pm

Pink Pony

Know anyone visiting us this summer? Surprise them with a Pink Pony gift card!

Chippewa Hotel Gift Cards can be used at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront/Pink Pony/Pink Pony Gift Store. 💗

chippewa-hotel.myshopify.com/
... See MoreSee Less

Know anyone visiting us this summer? Surprise them with a Pink Pony gift card!

Chippewa Hotel Gift Cards can be used at the Chippewa Hotel Waterfront/Pink Pony/Pink Pony Gift Store. 💗

https://chippewa-hotel.myshopify.com/

Friday April 21st, 2017 - 10:15 am

Pink Pony

Have you tried our famous Whitefish Tacos???

**Three flour tortillas with pan seared whitefish, house citrus slaw with a tangy ginger dressing, finished with an avocado aioli. Served with tortilla chips and fresh homemade salsa**
... See MoreSee Less

Have you tried our famous Whitefish Tacos???

**Three flour tortillas with pan seared whitefish, house citrus slaw with a tangy ginger dressing, finished with an avocado aioli. Served with tortilla chips and fresh homemade salsa**

Comment on Facebook

Dana we need this....

Ummm... yes!! Get your butt up here🤗

Jeff Hurley......can't wait to try these

These are my very favorite!! I order them every time I'm there!

Tara Kock

They have the best fish tacos ordered every time on there

Susan Muer

They are delicious!

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Visit the Pink Pony On Facebook >>>

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Visit Chippewa Hotel Website >>>>

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