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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 Lilacs – Photos
The 2020 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicks off on Friday, June 5, 2020 and continues through Sunday (June 14, 2020)… (The Lilac Festival Grand Parade has been cancelled for 2020)… 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 [...] more...

Mackinac Island Tulips – Photos
JUST A REMINDER: it’s not too late to catch this year’s stunning displays of tulips in full bloom on Mackinac Island. Here are some photos of some of this year’s tulips along with our favorite photos from previous years. Mackinac Island Tulips – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)   Comments Box SVG iconsUsed [...] more...

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.) Grand Hotel – Photo Gallery [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois – Photos
Summer has officially arrived on Mackinac Island and the Hotel Iroquois is now open and welcoming guests for the 2019 season. The winner of CondΓ© Nast Traveler’s β€œBest Small Hotel in the World” for three consecutive years, the Hotel Iroquois is known for its beautiful guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the Straits [...] 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 [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel – Photos
The month of June is a day away. To help you plan your Mackinac Island summer vacation, here is our latest photo album containing some of our favorite photos of the Chippewa Hotel and Pink Pony Bar & Grill, located at the eastern end of downtown Mackinac Island. Chippewa Hotel – Photo Gallery (Click on photos [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites and Spa – Photos
Our latest lodging photo album features Lilac Tree Suites and Spa, located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. The Lilac Tree offers the quintessential Mackinac Island experience, with street-side suites with cozy bedrooms, spacious living rooms and breezy balconies overlooking all of the charms of downtown Mackinac Island. Lilac Tree Suites and Spa – Photo [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites – Photos
Our latest lodging photo album is Main Street Inn and Suites, featuring 18 rooms and suites in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. Choose one of their elegant 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 [...] 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
Winter Lodging Dates: Open December 6 & 7, and December 29 – January 1, 2020 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 [...] 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
LAKEBLUFF CONDOS IS CLOSED FOR 2020 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19 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 [...] 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
Pine Cottage Bed and Breakfast is one of Mackinac Island’s treasured hideaways, quietly tucked along Bogan Lane just steps away from Main Street, Lake Huron, nature trails, and downtown shopping, dining, attractions, and nightlife. The unique Victorian farmhouse dΓ©cor and design of each room with rustic hardwood floors lend itself to the quaint cottage’s much-beloved country [...] 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...

 
 

Mackinac Island Lilacs – Photos

The 2020 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicks off on Friday, June 5, 2020 and continues through Sunday (June 14, 2020)… (The Lilac Festival Grand Parade has been cancelled for 2020)… 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 & slideshow view)
 

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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
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
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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
Mackinac Island Lilacs
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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Mackinac Island Tulips – Photos

JUST A REMINDER: it’s not too late to catch this year’s stunning displays of tulips in full bloom on Mackinac Island. Here are some photos of some of this year’s tulips along with our favorite photos from previous years.

Mackinac Island Tulips – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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The beautiful tulips at the entrance to Grand Hotel.... (Photo taken Memorial Day Weekend 2018 by Grand Hotel)
A mesmerizing view of the tulips at the entrance to Grand Hotel.... (Photo taken Memorial Day Weekend 2018 by Grand Hotel)
A blaze of colorful tulips at the entrance to Mission Point...
A view of the tulps from the porch of Grand Hotel.... .... (Photo taken Memorial Day Weekend 2018 by Grand Hotel)
Tulips at The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island
Tulips at the entrance to The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island
Tulips at The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island
Tulips from a few year back at the entrance to Mission Point
Tulips from a few years ago at Mission Point
More Mission Point tulips from years past.
Tulips in front of the courthouse on Market Street.
Tulips on Market Street...
Tulips at The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island...
Tulips on Cadotte Avenue...
Tulips on Cadotte Avenue
Tulips on Cadotte Avenue
Tulips at the entrance to Harbour View Inn
Tulips at Bistro on the Greens at Mission Point
Tulips in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
More tea garden tulips at Grand Hotel
Tulips (from a few years ago0 at the entrance of Grand Hotel
Tulips at the entrance of Grand Hotel (Photo from 2009)
West Bluff tulips
The tulips at Mission Point Resort blossoming in the afternoon sunshine...
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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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Tuesday July 7th, 2020 - 12:02 pm

Grand Hotel

The safety of our guests, staff, and Mackinac Island community is always our priority. This season, we have made a few accommodations to ensure every guest can enjoy a safe, healthy, and unforgettable Grand Hotel experience. We are so honored to host you and welcome any questions you have before your stay.

For more information, visit our FAQ page: www.grandhotel.com/accommodations/covid-19-faq/
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Is the lunch buffet available at this time? Headed to the island in August and was hoping to bring our group for lunch as we’ve never been to the Grand Hotel

We stayed at the Grand over the 4th holiday and felt everyone did an amazing job. Masks were being worn by all staff and by nearly all guests. Common touch points were being cleaned consistently and there was plenty of space to social distance. It was a great weekend getaway and felt special as always just with a bit more attention to give the awareness you would expect

Hi Pete!!! Awesome job on the video!! You are very professional and very eloquent!! Next stop - Hollywood!!

Thank you for this info. I was going e-mail you about this since my husband and I are coming on August 4 for our stay.

My husband and i have been staying at Grand Hotel every year for the last 17 years! It is truly a magical place. We have not made a final decision about this year as we always visit in September and I am asthmatic which makes me highly susceptible to COVID. A couple of observations from this video -- I saw no rocking chairs on the front porch, have they been removed? I also saw in the video a table set for dinner that looks like it was placed on the front porch -- is that an option? Also, Mr. Badour, a medical safe suggestion -- please review the proper way to remove a mask, which is from the two ear loops so you do not touch the front of the mask which may be contaminated. We have talked to Jerry T. by phone and believe that he gave us a comprehensive overview of safety precautions and will be be reaching out in mid-August. Have a safe summer!

Hi Peter-great video. Missed you and the Grand this year. Stay safe my friend.

It’s so good to see and hear from Peter Badour. Surely look forward to seeing you all in 2021, if not before.

first summer in 17 years hubby and i will not be there in our fav suite and view and golf and woods table. heartbroken

Hoping for two Grand Hotel labelled masks in our room.

This is a short video... that informs guess of the Grand Hotel. I am thankful I have seen this video... For I have a son that is autistic and does not like anything around his nose or mouth... Since they shut everything down in Grand Traverse County due to covid-19 I've kept him out of the public. Even now I only go out for groceries and things I have to do I also stay out of the public. Thank everyone at the Grand Hotel for doing a great job!!! Mackinac Island is a magical place. Throughout my life I've always told everyone my heart is on Mackinaw island... you may have to leave Mackinac Island from time to time but Mackinac Island will always stay in a person's heart... once they've been there

Are the chairs still out on the porch to sit on

The dress code is part of what makes it grand ❀️

Looking forward to our visit in August for our 30th wedding anniversary.

Last year, this Pete guy manager dismissed our concerns that we brought forward and didn’t address them at all. Don’t respect this guy in the least. Was trying to make memories for my family just like my parents did for me and he dismissed them and didn’t even care for what I had brought forward and how rudely one of your employees treated us during one of the evenings.

We will be there in 2 weeks! Can’t wait! #thedoctorsgrandwedding

I saw no rocking chairs on the front porch 🀷‍♀️

If someone does not have a mask on because they can't wear them for medical reasons what is your procedure toward them? Will they be asked about it all the time? Will they be permitted in the dining room, etc?

I look forward to coming in October

Maybe you should relax the dress code for the year as well...

Do you have any outdoor dining options?

Thank You 😊 πŸ₯°

Brian Humphreys

Kate Hellmann Redden

Scott Tønnessen

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Monday July 6th, 2020 - 10:01 am

Grand Hotel

Good morning from the Lilac Suite.

This fresh 2018 renovation brings hints of the island's cherished lilacs floor to ceiling and comes complete with breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac.
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Good morning from the Lilac Suite. 

This fresh 2018 renovation brings hints of the islands cherished lilacs floor to ceiling and comes complete with breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac.

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I loved our stay at the Grand Hotel....twice.....and hopefully again next year...,

We were given this room for our anniversary celebration with our children a couple of years ago. It was breathtaking. We cherish that trip and hope to return soon. ❀️

Been there twice... once for Somewhere in Time Weekend! Wonderful hotel, rooms, dining area, porch..beautiful place to spend time❀️❀️❀️

We have been blessed to stay in a couple of beautiful suites but the joke in our household is: “as long Mom is there She would be happy if She had to sleep in the janitors closet. “ 😁 (That’s how much I love the Grand Hotel) ❀️

I would Love to STAY in this gorgeous suite next time I stay at the Grand. Maybe with Knights of Columbus May 2021

I visited every summer since 1998. Missed being there this June. We will try to be there in the fall. Miss the hotel and your great staff.

Absolutely love this place. My niece was married on the porch and a year ago they hosted a 10 year anniversary party at the Grand. We all stayed at The Grand and were able to enjoy all the beauty it offers. The staff is wonderful and you are treated like royalty. ❀️

The last trip my husband made was to the Grand Hotel, an item on his bucket list and to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We loved our stay and I will always cherish the memory. #GrandHotelbestplaceever

Ooohhh pretty! I hope we get a room like this for our very first trip to the island this weekend!!πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Gorgeous! Of all the beautiful rooms at Grand Hotel that I have had the good fortune to stay in, I think Summer Place is my favorite. But this Lilac Suite looks like one I will have to try!

I was fortunate enough to stay in this suite - a fantastic memory!

Just stunning πŸ’œlove the two chairs and the water view to die for. Breathtaking. I would turn those chairs around so when I sat down I saw the view of the water.

Beautiful! I hope to stay there, I would be happy in any room!!

Love the purple (edit...lilac) carpet in your room!

Reservations made for the lovely Lilac Suite in August!! Can’t wait. 😊

Will be there in 14 days for my daughter's wedding. Jeff Fobear and Cheryl Yob, I am so excited! Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Fobear! And I won't forget Jeff's sweet son, Jace!

Sure wish I was waking up there. Beautiful!

Yeah, you can put me in that suite when I get up there in September! Those are my favorite colors!!

Every room is individual and a treat to behold...

This would be amazing ....πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Gorgeous place to stay. We stayed there last year and absolutely loved it!

When are the Lilacs in full bloom there?

Liz, We should book one of these suites when we go !!

Purple is my FAVORITE

Couldn't stay in this purple room.. I'd get sick!!

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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 10:04 am

Grand Hotel

134 years of celebrating July 4th on Mackinac Island and the festivities never get old.

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134 years of celebrating July 4th on Mackinac Island and the festivities never get old. 

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Happy 4th July! Happy Independence Day. We travelled from the UK via New York and Detroit to spend our Honeymoon at The Grand Hotel in September 2019, a total of 7000 miles for the most amazing experience. Enjoy and wish we could be there with you x

One more year and we’re back for our every 5th anniversary tradition!

I wish it was with You Guys <3 These days not much when we were younger and had the kids, Picnics, Fireworks, Beach, Much Fun πŸ™‚

Love this place. Spent 2 nights there a few years back. Want to come again, but now on limited budget. Even my husband said. One of the very best trips. Love it all. We were there right before the lilacs festival. Happy 4th of July.πŸŽ‰

I Love The Grand Porch! Happy 4th of July!

One year we'll be joining you folks for your All-American 4th of July Celebration!

Luxury accommodations, superb guest services, the room includes the dining in a 5 star dining room. It is a memorable experience in a unique place.

been there so many WONDERFUL TIMES <3

Nothing beats the 4th of July at the Grand Hotel! The party on The Lawn then the cookout at Fort Mackinac followed by drinks and watching fireworks from The Porch!

22 years ago. Married in the Rose Garden.

Happy 4th of July to you and Gene! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Working at Grand with parents coming up and visiting the holiday weekends!

Beautiful view from there!

You made the national news! I saw the piece on tv tonight on NBC.

Wish I were there. Enjoy everyone

June 2019πŸ’™

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Beautiful ❀️!

I spent time as a college student serving drinks to guests in the Cupola. The view was beautiful.

I've been up there and played the piano there. The acoustics are cool.

Awesome pic

Loved having a beer in the crows.

Hi grand hotel from Sarah McNally have a wonderful year

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Wednesday July 1st, 2020 - 10:00 am

Grand Hotel

The pool is now open and we are ready to dive into summer! What is your poolside plan: soaking in the sun or splashing in the deep end? ... See MoreSee Less

The pool is now open and we are ready to dive into summer! What is your poolside plan: soaking in the sun or splashing in the deep end?

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Love this hotel, so wish I could visit again this year!

I can see why trees where cut down. I'd want sun in the pool, not shade.

So I’m assuming the dancing in the ballroom is a no go this year? We will be there next week and that is one of our favorite things to do with the kids! But completely understand if not!

I remember that water was always freezing cold

I remember the "high dive" that used be at top of and between the twin stairs right there in the photo. It was awesome, cannonball city!

I liked the tree.

Pool is huge.

So sad . . . There last week as the pool was being filled. They cut down all the surrounding beautiful trees. Must be in the plan for the “new” design? Rumor is they will be removing original pool for new and improved?

I wish they’d let people swim there this year that don’t have a room at the grand like they’ve done in the past 😒

Bring back the Worm πŸ˜‰

Can’t wait! I’ll be there in August!

We’ll be there Sunday! Can hardly wait.

First ones in the pool 2020 ahhhhhhh!! Grand Hotel grand pecan ball mania continues

We loved Mackinac island when we visited

Esther Williams swam here

Is the pool open for non guest this season?

Where is this located please?

Been there so many times. My favorite place to be.

Gorgeous!!! Grand Hotel my favorite place to go❀

This is such a gorgeous picture to look at it as I'm recovering from surgery this morning!

Love that polo. Such good memories.

Kelton 😍 So excited!

I never knew there was a pool !

The GRANDEST pool in the entire world!!!!

Staying home and not getting COVID.

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Hotel Iroquois – Photos

Summer has officially arrived on Mackinac Island and the Hotel Iroquois is now open and welcoming guests for the 2019 season. The winner of CondΓ© Nast Traveler’s β€œBest Small Hotel in the World” for three consecutive years, the Hotel Iroquois is known for its beautiful guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Island waterfront. Here are some of our favorite photos of the rooms and gardens at the Hotel Iroquois.

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The Hotel Iroquois is known for its beautiful guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the Strait of Mackinac and the Mackinac Island waterfront.
Biddle Point Suite
Biddle Point Suite
Mackinac Suite
Cottage Suite
Gardenside Room Patio
Biddle Point Suite
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Lighthouse Suite
Lighthouse Suite
Lighthouse Suite
Lighthouse Suite
Lighthouse Suite
Lighthouse Suite
Deluxe Room
Mackinac Suite
Mackinac Suite
Cottage Suite
Gardenside Porch
Circle Porch
Gardenside Porch
Front Porch
Front Porch
Carriage House Restaurant
Carriage House Restaurant
Carriage House Restaurant
Carriage House Restaurant
Carriage House Restaurant
Carriage House Restaurant
Carriage House Restaurant
Walkway Garden
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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 1:39 pm

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach

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Love this artistic rendition. We were married there in the porch in 87

Lovely painting...magical place! 😊

We stayed in the tower room. It was an experience we will never forget!

Love this painting!!!!

Spent my honeymoon there, 44 years ago!πŸ’˜

Our favorite place.

Love it!

See u tomorrow. 🚀❀️🍷

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Thursday May 28th, 2020 - 9:03 am

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach

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We stayed by you a few years ago when they were putting flowers in. Loved it.

One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been ❀️

Love it every summer

Can't wait. Always beautiful. See you in July.

Awesome!!

Your happy now🌺

Karen Trimner. Bet you can relate.

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Monday May 25th, 2020 - 9:54 am

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach

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Absolutely loved our weekend spent there last Fall. I can see the windows to our room. Such great memories.

We had the absolute best dinner at The Carriage House last summer. We are heading up the end of July and definitely will be back

Can’t wait to be back there again!❀️

We love the Iroquois and can't wait to visit again. Perfection.

Spent part of my honeymoon here, 44 years ago!!❀

Best memories!πŸ’•

I love this place!! Loved visiting when Ethan worked front desk last year.

We will be there in Aug. for our anniversary. Our first time there, can't wait to meet everyone.

Beautiful!!! We miss you all!! ❀️

I use to set timers while baking bread and play video games at the arcade next door🀣

Best food in town!

I miss this place so much πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Love this place!!

My favorite hotel on Mackinaw

See you in July. My happy place. 🍷😎🚀

how i miss the hotel and friends

Would love to stay there 😊

Cant wait to be back!! See you for the Mac Race!!β›΅

Love ❀️

That is so beautiful. Jan Maitzen Barclay

Miss it πŸ’šπŸ’š

My favorite hotel on the island!

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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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Monday July 6th, 2020 - 3:18 pm

Mission Point

Have you seen our new awning? A fresh welcome to circle drive this season πŸ–€πŸ€ ... See MoreSee Less

Have you seen our new awning? A fresh welcome to circle drive this season πŸ–€πŸ€

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Beautiful new addition 😍 ❀

Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it in person!

It looks wonderful!

Nice!

Denise Helsen Karen Agy Rogers

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Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 10:14 am

Mission Point

Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy 4th of July from our family to yours β˜€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸŽ† ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing everyone a safe, happy, and healthy 4th of July from our family to yours β˜€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸŽ†

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Happy 4th to you, as well!

Same to youπŸ’žπŸ’ž

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Thursday July 2nd, 2020 - 11:31 am

Mission Point

Sending some Mackinac Island sunshine your way to brighten up your afternoon β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ Wish you were here! ... See MoreSee Less

Sending some Mackinac Island sunshine your way to brighten up your afternoon β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ Wish you were here!

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Me, too. Stayed there last week. Awesome time but way too short. We’ll be back 🌻

Definitely getting this beautiful sunshine i am on mainland coming over on the island one of these daysπŸ₯°

We will be Sept 1 with our dog!🀞

We were there for 6 days just left yesterday, we will be backπŸ™‚

We are here today! β˜€οΈπŸ’¦

Wish oh wish I was too!'

We will be on Tuesday! Can’t wait!

I wish I were too. How beautiful! ❀

Can’t wait until we arrive next Friday!!

I'll be there on the 20th!

Beautiful!!

Wish I were there too! πŸ™

We do too!

Thank you! Love it

Me too!

Me too!!!!

Me too!

Yes!!!! β˜€οΈ

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Tuesday June 30th, 2020 - 1:09 pm

Mission Point

Celebrating our first wedding of the season πŸ₯‚ Love continues to shine on Mackinac under beautiful blue skies πŸŽ‰πŸ’• Congratulations to the happy couple!
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Celebrating our first wedding of the season πŸ₯‚ Love continues to shine on Mackinac under beautiful blue skies πŸŽ‰πŸ’• Congratulations to the happy couple!  
πŸ“·: Paul Retherford Photography

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Perfect service at Mission Point- thank you!

Congratulations! We watch a wedding last year there.

Congratulations πŸŽ‰ Beautiful dress!

Love the bare feet! Congratulations!

I don’t love the bare feet but the dress is awesome!!!πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ Congrats!

Congrats!

Congrats..!!

Beautiful ❀️

Congratulations, beautiful dress!!

Blessings

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Chippewa Hotel – Photos

The month of June is a day away. To help you plan your Mackinac Island summer vacation, here is our latest photo album containing some of our favorite photos of the Chippewa Hotel and Pink Pony Bar & Grill, located at the eastern end of downtown Mackinac Island.

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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 lakeview and harborview suites can enjoy a fantastic view of the Straits of Mackinac and watch the boats and ferries come and go from Mackinac Island.
The master bedroom of a Harbor View Two-Bedroom Suite.
Watch the ferries come and go in the harbor from your living room sofa.
Bedroom of a Harbor View Queen Suite.
Harbor View Two-Bedroom Suite living room
Dining area in the Harbor View Two-Bedroom Suite.
Living room and dining area of the Harbor View Queen Suite.
Living room of a Harbor View Queen Suite.
Enjoy views of Mackinac Island harbor as you relax in the living room of your two-bedroom suite.
The bedroom of a Chippewa Hotel lakeside suite with double queen beds.There are a variety of suites to choose from at the hotel including two-bedroom suites.
The Lake View and Harbor View Suites of the Chippewa Hotel have private balconies overlooking the water. You get all-encompassing views of the marina and Mackinac Harbor and the Straits of Mackinac.
View of Marquette Park and Fort Mackinac from the third floor Harbor View Corner Suite (Room 302). This suite and Corner Suite on the fourth floor (Room 402) are the most popular rooms at the Chippewa Hotel. They have balconies on the harbor side and three additional windows for extra light and views of the fort and park.
View of Mackinac Island Harbor from the Chippewa Hotel (Third Floor Corner Suite)
The marina with Ste. Anne's Church in the distance. The Chippewa Hotel's 25-person hot tub is a great place to spend the afternoon.
Another Zoo-de-Mack for the books! #bikebash #zoo2014 #zoodemack
Chippewa Hotel - The outdoor deck and 25-person hot tub.
The hallways at the historic Chippewa Hotel were updated this year with bright wallpaper, handcrafted woodwork and new carpeting. — at Chippewa Hotel Waterfront - Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Chippewa Hotel
Live entertainment at the Pink Pony....
The famous Pink Pony received an extensive renovation during the winter of 2014 highlighted by a new Brazilian cherry hardwood floor.
A beautiful afternoon on the Pink Pony Patio on Mackinac Island.
Your choice - Real World or Mackinac Island
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Friday July 3rd, 2020 - 7:48 am

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Our hot tub is finally open for the 2020 Season. This year we are asking no more than 10 people in the hot tub at a time. We look forward to seeing you this Summer! ... See MoreSee Less

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Love that hot tub! One of my favorite parts of our overnight on the island!

Does your hotel have an outdoor pool?

A sign of normalcy!!!!! Thank you Chip!!

Next week ....can't wait

I wish we were there!

I thought everybody said it was going to be closed this year?

On our way to you!

Perfect timing!! πŸ™Œ

Hayley Simmons. You and Sam should take a dip while you’re there!

Wonderful!! Can't wait!!!!

Nice tub!

Todd Roberts. Finally

You’re kidding πŸ˜’ Erica Ziesmer Taren Moses Taylor Raye Sophy Jenkins

So great to hear!

It's SO WONDERFUL to be "H❀ME"! Thank you to our most gracious hosts at the Chippewa, every single staff member, for your warm hospitality! Can't imagine staying anywhere else! Happy 4th of July Weekend!!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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Thursday July 2nd, 2020 - 1:24 pm

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

We have a sweet surprise for you this 4th of July Weekend. πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ ... See MoreSee Less

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A favorite spot, I remember when we first spotted that turtle.

I so need some island time. Isolation

Can't wait to stay this weekend!!!!

So AWESOME!!!!!!!❀❀

Is the pool open!?

Ooooooh......

Is the hot tub open? Or is the deck over it completed?

DiNa RavnjakPalackic

Jamie Clubb Keaton Bumgardner

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Sunday June 28th, 2020 - 9:59 am

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

A very busy Sunday checkout. All three Dockporters on today. ... See MoreSee Less

A very busy Sunday checkout. All three Dockporters on today.

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Hi Guys! We will see you Thursday!

Archie who ! Looking good guys

They all are awesome!! Thank you dockporters!

We will be there Saturday!

What a bromance we have going on here.πŸ˜‚

Hello to my friend Archie

Oh Arch! Miss you guys!! ❀️

See you Thursday morning

Best in the business

See you all on Tuesday

Best

Archie Horn!! Can’t wait to see you!!

Great bunch of guys.

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Sunday June 21st, 2020 - 10:44 am

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Archie had a busy day with luggage today. We appreciate our hardworking Dockporters! ... See MoreSee Less

Archie had a busy day with luggage today. We appreciate our hardworking Dockporters!

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Thanks to Archie, Bart and everyone at the Chip for another great year! Yep, that’s my family’s luggage. πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

Bart and Archie thanks for another great timeπŸ˜€πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯‚

Amazing Archie is doin this still....I worked for the Chippewa hotel back in 99 and he was doin that way b4 I even work there and he's still doin an amazing job

I’m also fascinated by the bikers who carry all that, I stop and stare because I never see it where I’m at

Definitely appreciate everyone who helps with our luggage!!! πŸ™

Archie is AMAZING!

Hi Archie. You rock !/

Archie is one of the best!!!!

Way to go Archie! The best on the rock!

Hey Archie!! See you all in 11 days!

Archie is the best!

This what the three of our family take to The Chippawa 😲🀣

He has to be one of the hardest working guys on the Island.

Man ! Hope that’s not I persons luggage!!!😷

So happy to see Archie hard at work!!!!!! See ya in a month... save me a spot at the bar!

Hey Archie, see you and Max on July 6th! Miss ya buddy!! Dick’s got a cold one for you!! πŸŽ‰πŸ™Œ

Hi Archie!! Thank you for all you do!

Archie is the best!

These guys are awesome.

That's impressive! Has he received the GoldenBungy?

They are amazing

Best one on the island

Hayley Simmons, looks like your luggage!

Oh I think we had him last year πŸ‘πŸ»

Dale, Megan We miss you already!

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