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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 Photo Albums

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...

Harbour View Inn – Photos
Although we are approaching the end of June, it is not too late to plan your 2017 Mackinac Island summer vacation. Our latest lodging photo album features Harbour View Inn, located on Huron Street (Main Street) a short stroll from downtown. Harbour View Inn offers a variety of lodging options including elegant guest rooms in [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois / Carriage House Walkway Garden – Photos
Now that summer has officially arrived, don’t forget to enjoy the gardens in bloom on Mackinac Island. Here’s a glimpse of the walkway garden at the entrance to the Carriage House east of the Hotel Iroquois on the Beach. (Photos taken June 10, 2017.) Hotel Iroquois / Carriage House Walkway Garden – Photo Gallery (Click on [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites – Photos
The 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival wrapped up last Sunday with a magnificent Lilac Festival Grand Parade. It’s good to know there’s much more summer fun is ahead. Our latest lodging photo album features Lakebluff Condos & Suites, located in the interior, “Stonecliffe” area of Mackinac Island. Lakebluff Condos & Suites are situated high on [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photos
Our latest photo album features the Inn at Stonecliffe , located in the park-like interior of the island. Set high on a bluff amid lush lawns and colorful gardens, The Inn at Stonecliffe offers breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. (Feel free to share your own photos in the comments [...] 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...

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...

 
 

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 the Race To Mackinac. – Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – July 15 – 18, 20177 >>>

Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – Photos via Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac, tag it with #cycrtm and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Harbour View Inn – Photos

Although we are approaching the end of June, it is not too late to plan your 2017 Mackinac Island summer vacation. Our latest lodging photo album features Harbour View Inn, located on Huron Street (Main Street) a short stroll from downtown. Harbour View Inn offers a variety of lodging options including elegant guest rooms in the historic Chateau LaFramboise, once owned by Madame Magdelaine LaFramboise.

Harbour View Inn – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Hotel Iroquois / Carriage House Walkway Garden – Photos

Now that summer has officially arrived, don’t forget to enjoy the gardens in bloom on Mackinac Island. Here’s a glimpse of the walkway garden at the entrance to the Carriage House east of the Hotel Iroquois on the Beach. (Photos taken June 10, 2017.)

Hotel Iroquois / Carriage House Walkway Garden – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

More Hotel Iroquois / Carriage House Walkway Garden Photos on Facebook >>>

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More Mackinac Island Lodging Photo Albums


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Lakebluff Condos and Suites – Photos

The 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival wrapped up last Sunday with a magnificent Lilac Festival Grand Parade. It’s good to know there’s much more summer fun is ahead. Our latest lodging photo album features Lakebluff Condos & Suites, located in the interior, “Stonecliffe” area of Mackinac Island. Lakebluff Condos & Suites are situated high on the West Bluff with expansive views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.

Lakebluff Condos and Suites – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

More Lakebluff Condos and Suites Photos on Facebook >>>

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Visit Lakebluff Condos and Suites Website >>>

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More Mackinac Island Lodging Photo Albums


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The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photos

Our latest photo album features the Inn at Stonecliffe , located in the park-like interior of the island. Set high on a bluff amid lush lawns and colorful gardens, The Inn at Stonecliffe offers breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. (Feel free to share your own photos in the comments below.)

The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

More Inn at Stonecliffe Photos on Facebook >>>

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Visit The Inn at Stonecliffe Website >>>

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More Mackinac Island Lodging Photo Albums


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