The Mackinac Blog

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

Island House Hotel – Photos
On the first days of summer we’d like to present our latest featured lodging photo album – the Island House Hotel. Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, the Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. From the hotel’s spacious porch, guests can enjoy the clip-clop of horse carriages passing by and [...] more...

Harbour View Inn – Photos
Summer 2018 officially begins this Thursday, June 21. That means there is still time to plan your summer vacation trip to Mackinac Island. 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 [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photos
Our latest lodging photo album features the Inn at Stonecliffe, located in the park-like interior of Mackinac 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. The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos & Suites – Photos
The 2018 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is underway this week and wraps up this Sunday with the 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 [...] 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...

 
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
Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. As a Historic Hotel of America and State of Michigan landmark, it is no surprise guests have flocked to this Mackinac Island waterfront hotel for 165 years. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel [...] 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...

 
 

Island House Hotel – Photos

On the first days of summer we’d like to present our latest featured lodging photo album – the Island House Hotel. Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, the Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. From the hotel’s spacious porch, guests can enjoy the clip-clop of horse carriages passing by and feel the gentle breezes off of Mackinac Harbor and the Straits of Mackinac Island. Shopping in downtown Mackinac Island is a short walk away.

Island House Hotel – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Saturday June 23rd, 2018 - 8:47 pm

Island House Hotel

The veranda is the perfect setting for a cocktail reception!

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No place better, except maybe the Ice House

Tuesday June 19th, 2018 - 1:57 pm

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Hello Sunshine! ☀️

Monday June 18th, 2018 - 2:34 pm

Island House Hotel

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A raw photo. No filters. No facelifts. This is our reality.

 

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Can’t wait to stay there in August!!!

If your looking for a hotel to stay on the island, this the place

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just got home to day, great stay ☺

See you in October. Our first time at Island House Hotel.

Absolutely gorgeous!! Definitely on my bucket list.

Looking forward to coming back in two weeks.

Can’t wait to see you in August!!

Gorgeous!! Cannot wait to come in September with OU Alumni!!

It is beautiful there 💖💖

Stayed here on our honeymoon 38 years ago. 💗

So pretty

This is the one I was looking for. Stayed here many years ago, and couldn’t think of it. My Mind!

We really enjoyed our stay there. Beautiful room and great food. Crab cakes Benedict are soooo good!

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Harbour View Inn – Photos

Summer 2018 officially begins this Thursday, June 21. That means there is still time to plan your summer vacation trip to Mackinac Island. 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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Friday June 22nd, 2018 - 12:10 pm

Harbour View Inn

Mackinac mornings

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We always love the view from the Harbour View!

Beautiful just like I remember!!!!❤️❤️❤️

Countdown is on! Come on Wednesday ❤️

My kind of day

Thursday June 21st, 2018 - 10:57 am

Harbour View Inn

Picture perfect Mackinac-ing!

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Picture perfect Mackinac-ing!

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Love that view!

Wednesday June 20th, 2018 - 8:17 am

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The last of our lilacs!

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The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photos

Our latest lodging photo album features the Inn at Stonecliffe, located in the park-like interior of Mackinac 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.

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

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Saturday June 23rd, 2018 - 1:58 pm

The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island

Where fairy tales are real...

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Be there in September

Our favorite!

Such a beautiful weekend

Debbie Atwood Ward

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Friday June 22nd, 2018 - 12:49 pm

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Happy first day of summer from Michigan's crown jewel, America's favorite freshwater destination, and the summer capital of the world!! 😎🐴🦋

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Thursday June 21st, 2018 - 12:34 pm

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Not all who wander are lost... #destinationstonecliffe

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What a look out. Bring your good health to climb those as well as many other stair cases.

Wednesday June 20th, 2018 - 7:50 am

The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island

Doesn’t get much better than s’mores with a view!

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Chris Struble 😍😍

Loved the outdoor fires we had there in early June!

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Lakebluff Condos & Suites – Photos

The 2018 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is underway this week and wraps up this Sunday with the 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 & Suites – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Thursday June 21st, 2018 - 5:40 pm

Lakebluff Condos & Suites

School is out and summer is in. Looking for a place to take the family? Learn more about our vacation condos at mackinacislandlakebluffcondos.com/. ... See MoreSee Less

School is out and summer is in. Looking for a place to take the family? Learn more about our vacation condos at http://mackinacislandlakebluffcondos.com/.

Thursday June 14th, 2018 - 5:39 pm

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Adults need recess too! Get acquainted with our island resort by visiting us at mackinacislandlakebluffcondos.com/. ... See MoreSee Less

Adults need recess too! Get acquainted with our island resort by visiting us at http://mackinacislandlakebluffcondos.com/.

 

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Como me acuerdo de mi cuba en los coche caballo

Thursday June 7th, 2018 - 5:40 pm

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When was the last time you played some golf? Get back in the “swing” of things at Mackinac Island! Learn about our different gold courses by visiting us at mackinacislandlakebluffcondos.com/golf/. ... See MoreSee Less

When was the last time you played some golf? Get back in the “swing” of things at Mackinac Island! Learn about our different gold courses by visiting us at mackinacislandlakebluffcondos.com/golf/.

 

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Been to Mackinac Island! Would like to go again!

Never tired golf

Thursday May 31st, 2018 - 5:38 pm

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Did you know that May is National Chocolate Custard Month? Try some of our famous Mackinac Island fudge! Call us at (800) 699-6927 for info on our dining options. ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that May is National Chocolate Custard Month? Try some of our famous Mackinac Island fudge! Call us at (800) 699-6927 for info on our dining options.

 

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Wow , Amazingly Yummmmy , 😍😃😊😇🤗😘😍😃😊☺😇

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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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