Grand Hotel


Hotel Iroquois


Mission Point Resort


The Inn at Stonecliffe


Chippewa Hotel


Lilac Tree Suites & Spa


Main Street Inn & Suites


Lakebluff Condos & Suites

Winter Ferry Service and Island Transportation
Getting To Mackinac Island in the Winter Poppins – January 13, 2015 Arnold Transit Co. offers ferry service to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace (until the ice freezes in the harbor). Great Lakes Air provides air service from Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace to Mackinac Island. Arnold Transit Co. WINTER SCHEDULE UPDATE JANUARY 21: – UPDATE! The [...]

Photos of Mackinac Island – Summer, Fall & Winter 2014
Photos ArchiveMackinac Island Photo AlbumsPhotos – June, 2014Spring 2014 PhotosWinter 2014 Photos Here’s a collection of photos of Mackinac Island from July and August, September, October, November and December of 2014 and January of 2015: January – 2015 Grand Hotel – January 13, 2015 Even with snow clouds in the sky, the sunset is amazing! Poppins – January 13, 2015 Very [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 of Stonecliffe [...]

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 [...]

Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Fall Specials! Receive $25.00 off per night on remaining rooms for the following dates: September 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2014 October 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2014 Specials apply to New Reservations Only Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort [...]

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 [...]

Hart’s On Mackinac Island
COME AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL MACKINAC ISLAND DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER STAY TWO NIGHTS SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY AND GET THE SECOND NIGHT HALF OFF WEEKENDS NOT INCLUDED PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 906-847-3854 END OF SEASON SPECIAL MONTH OF OCTOBER 2014 SUNDAY THRU THURSDAY ONLY STAY TWO NIGHTS AND GET 50% OFF THE SECOND NIGHT ADDITIONAL NIGHT 25% OFF PLEASE CALL FOR RESERVATION [...]

Mackinac Island iPhone App Now in Apple App Store
To Get Yours, Search “mackinac” in the App Store We are happy in announce that we have just launched our Mackinac Island iPhone App – “Mackinac”. The “Mackinac” iPhone offers a convenient way to keep yourself updated on all the information that we post on the Mackinac Blog. Find the latest events, lodging news and specials along [...]

Getting To Mackinac Island in the Winter


Poppins – January 13, 2015

Arnold Transit Co. offers ferry service to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace (until the ice freezes in the harbor). Great Lakes Air provides air service from Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace to Mackinac Island.

Arnold Transit Co. WINTER SCHEDULE UPDATE JANUARY 21: – UPDATE! The ice has become quite challenging and it’s time to put the Mighty HURON to bed. THANK YOU again for all of the support! We will be back at it as soon as we can. (You can reach the island from St. Ignace via air service from Great Lakes Air (906) 643-7165 – www.greatlakesair.net) – For up-to-date departures visit http://www.arnoldline.com/ride-arnoldline/departures/st-ignace

Arnold Transit Co.
Poppins – January 13, 2015 Arnold Transit Co. WINTER SCHEDULE UPDATE JANUARY 21: – UPDATE! The ice has become quite challenging and it’s time to put the Mighty HURON to bed. THANK YOU again for all of the support! We will be back at it as soon as we can. (You can reach the island…

Great Lakes Air
Great Lakes Air provides air service from Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace. They will arrange a horse-drawn taxi to take you to your hotel if you need it as well. Call (906) 643-7165 for flight schedule or after hours service. The cost each way from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island is $28.00 per person…

Getting Around Mackinac Island in the Winter

Mackinac Island Taxi Service – (906) 847-3323
Mackinac Island Taxi offers horse-drawn taxi service by reservation, call (906) 847-3323. Please note, any taxi service after 5pm or before 8am must be called in by 3pm each day due to limited drivers and much lighter schedules this time of year. It is imperative to make reservations before 3pm daily for any evening activities to ensure timely service.

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Photos Archive

Mackinac Island Photo Albums
Mackinac Island Photo Albums

Photos – June, 2014


Spring 2014 Photos


Winter 2014 Photos


Here’s a collection of photos of Mackinac Island from July and August, September, October, November and December of 2014 and January of 2015:

January – 2015


Grand Hotel – January 13, 2015

Even with snow clouds in the sky, the sunset is amazing!

Poppins – January 13, 2015

Very happy to see the Arnold Mackinac Island Ferry still running….

Mission Point Resort – January 13, 2015

Last night’s snowy sunset at Mission Point Resort.

Poppins – January 10, 2015

Evening light….

Mackinac Wheels – January 3, 2015

Fort Hill and the blockhouse under an early morning blanket of snow.

December – 2014


Great Turtle Drop – December 31, 2014 – (Photo by Mission Point Resort)

Happy New Year from Mission Point Resort!

Joann’s Fudge – December 17, 2014

The last holiday shipments of Mackinac Island Fudge are headed out this week from Joann’s Fudge of Mackinac Island…

Joann’s Fudge – December 14, 2014

Mackinac Island decked out for the holidays…

Original Murdick’s Fudge – December 12, 2014

Good morning from beautiful Mackinac Island! Carnel and our fudge-making team have already arrived by sleds and are inside our Main Street store crafting handmade sweet treats.

Mackinac Island – December 11, 2014

Mackinac Island morning sky via Island House Hotel webcam… #goodmorning #mackinac

Mackinac Island – December 5, 2014 (Photo via Mission Point Resort)

Happy Holidays! The Mackinac Island Christmas tree has been lit!

Joann’s Fudge of Mackinac Island – December 4, 2014

The whole team worked late tonight……. Making and packing up lots of fudge… You can order your holiday Mackinac Island Fudge at http://www.joannsfudge.com

Original Murdick’s Fudge – December 4, 2014

We’re rockin’! Fudge makers Carnel and Ricardo loaded up our first batches of holiday gifts boxes and carted them over to the Arnold ferry on their way to some lucky dogs! We’re making fresh sweet treats on Mackinac Island through Dec. 18. Browse our gift options at originalmurdicksfudge.com

Original Murdick’s Fudge – November 29, 2014

Oh … it’s beginning to look alot like Christmas … here on Mackinac Island! Nice Nancy May photo!

Mackinac Wheels – November 25, 2014

A view of the return of winter to Mackinac Island from the East Bluff… (Photo via Mackinac Wheels)

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island – November 18, 2014

Winter has officially arrived on Mackinac! (Whether we are ready or not!)

Joann’s Fudge of Mackinac Island – November 16, 2014

It’s looking very pretty on the Island….

Mission Point Resort – November 10, 2014

We’ve had a good amount of snow these past few days – and it’s only just beginning! Mackinac Island is expected to get 3-5 inches tonight. Brrrr!

October – 2014


Mackinac Island – October 26, 2014 (via Caddywampus)

A classic Mackinac Island sunset to end the last big weekend of the tourist season…

Mackinac Island – October 25, 2014 (via Joann’s Fudge)

Mackinac Island Great Turtle Trail Race

Mackinac Island – October 25, 2014 (via Joann’s Fudge)

Lots of fun on Main Street today…..#makeitmackinac

Mackinac Island – October 24, 2014 (via Caddywampus)

So beautiful, so peaceful…….

Mackinac Island – October 22, 2014

Still time to catch the last of the fall color on Mackinac Island…

Fall Color – October 20, 2014 – Photo via Murdick’s Fudge

How’s this for fall colors on Mackinac Island? Gorgeous Kristin Allen photo!!.

Fall Color – October 14, 2014 – Photo via Joann’s Fudge

Sharing this beautiful pathway at Hotel Iroquois on the Beach. Looking lovely…even in the rain.

Fall – October 11, 2014 – Photo via Lilac Tree Suites and Spa

Wonderful fall day on Mackinac Island, Michigan! Every path leads to somewhere beautiful.

Sugar Loaf – October 8, 2014 – Photo via Caddywampus

October 8th and its cold and colorful here on Mackinac…..

Poppins – October 3, 2014

Earlier today. A little break in the rain….

September – 2014


Grand Hotel – Late September, 2014

The view from The World’s Longest Front Porch is more colorful each day. Picture yourself rocking with a warm beverage enjoying this beautiful view, or better yet, come visit! Call 1-800-334-7263 today for a great fall rate. #americassummerplace #makeitmackinac #autumn #puremichigan

Main Street Inn and Suites – September 29, 2014

The leaves are slowly changing…. We have a few rooms left available for this Friday, October 3rd. Call 906-847-6530 to hear about our special rates.

Great Turtle Toys of Mackinac Island – September 23, 2014

It’s a great fall day to fly a kite. Check out our kite show today..you can see our fish kite from the end of Main Street!

Mackinac Island – September 15, 2014 (Photo By Clark Bloswick via Murdick’s Fudge

Another busy weekend around our Mackinac Island harbor with cruise ships, freighters, kayaks and more. Clark Bloswick photo.

Mackinac Wheels – September 14, 2014

Neat skies this morning!

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach – September 12, 2014

Our gardens are looking great..this cooler weather and sunny days seems to agree with them…

Mackinac Island – September 11, 2014 (Photo via Poppins)

Morning flowers….

Mackinac Island – September 6, 2014 (Photo via Joann’s Fudge)

Welcome to all the runners and walkers today….

Mackinac Island – August 22, 2014

Flowers in the garden at the entrance to Grand Hotel

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach – August 12, 2014

Flowers-flowers everywhere. Beautiful

Chippewa Hotel – August 10, 2014

Beautiful view of the #supermoon from Mackinac Island, Michigan!

Main Street Inn and Suites – August 8, 2014

Horse parade tonight…

Poppins – August 5, 2014

Finally caught her with her sails up. The tall ship Niagara sailing past the harbor tonight…

Mackinac State Historic Parks – August 4, 2014

Battle of Mackinac Island, War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. #war1812 — at Wawashkamo Golf Club.

Main Street Inn and Suites – August 2, 2014

Good morning from Mackinac. Just wanted to share our lovely hanging flower baskets with you…..

Mackinac Island – July 29, 2014 (Photo via Poppins)

It’s a colorful Island….

Mackinac Island – July 27, 2014 (Photo via Caddywampus)

A cruise ship yesterday, a #pirate #ship today. #MackinacIsland is a wonderful place.

Mackinac Island – July 27, 2014 (Photo via Lilac Tree Suites & Spa)

We welcome the Pearl Mist Great Lakes Cruise Ship to Mackinac Island!

Mackinac Island – July 24, 2014

Stroh Cottage Garden – West Bluff – Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island – July 24, 2014

Hanging Flower Baskets – Mackinac Island – Summer 2014

At the Finish Line – July 21, 2014 – Photo via Joann’s Fudge

Down by the finish line…..

At the Finish Line – July 21, 2014 – Photo via Joann’s Fudge

Down by the finish line.

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront – July 21, 2014

Welcome Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac sailors! The Pink Pony is now serving breakfast on the patio. It’s time for Yachts and Yachts of Fun! ‪#‎Ponyup‬

Great Turtle Kayak Tours – July 20, 2014

Come watch the 2014 Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac from a kayak or stand up paddleboard! http://MackinacKayak.com/

Pink Pony – July 14, 2014

 

Bayview Mackinac Race – July 14, 2014 (Photo via Caddywampus)

 

Bayview Mackinac Race – July 13, 2014 (Photo via Grand Hotel)

Windquest crossing the finish line.

Grand Hotel – July 4, 2014

Children’s Carnival in the Tea Garden

Mackinac Island – July 3, 2014 (Photo via Chippewa Hotel)

Beautiful day at Fort Mackinac!

Mission Point Resort – July 3, 2014

We’re ready for the 4th of July weekend at Mission Point!

Poppins – June 30, 2014

Beautiful flowers outside Island House Hotel

Celebrating Mackinac’s lilac collection began in 1949 after a conversation with Evangilene “Ling” Horn and Nurse Stella King who encouraged the then teen and today’s Mackinac Island Carriage Tours veterinarian Dr. Bill Chambers to have a parade on Lilac Sunday.

The idea was to bring people to the Island to enjoy a great horse drawn parade amidst the lovely lilacs that fragrance the Island in June.

What began as a one day event called the Mackinac Island Lilac Day has blossomed into a ten day festival.

The 2015 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival starts on Friday, June 5, and goes through June 14. Some early lilacs are blooming, but look for the majority to blossom starting next week. In the meantime, here’s a view of some of the early summer flowers adding their color and beauty to June on Mackinac Island.

Lilacs and Early Summer Flowers Photo Gallery – June 5, 2014 (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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The Lilac Festival Queen
The Lilac Queen has been an important part of the Lilac Festival tradition since it began in 1949. Today, the Lilac Queen is selected by the students from their classmates at Mackinac Island Public School. It is to honor the student who has dedicated their time to their classmates and community events throughout the year.

The Grand Parade – Sunday June 14, 2015
The Lilac Festival Grand Parade is the finale of the festival and has been recognized as a local legacy event by the Library of Congress.

Lilacs in bloom on Mackinac Island – June 7, 2010 – Click photos for slideshow view.

 


 

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Contact:
Great Turtle Festivals
PO Box 501 | Mackinac Island, MI 49757
www.mackinacislandlilacfestival.org
(800) 454-5227

Escape life’s everyday hustle and bustle for; visit Mackinac Island for a night and a round of golf! This year we are celebrating 200 years since Mackinac Island was reclaimed from Brittish control on August 4th, 1804.

Our Golf Package includes:

  • Breakfast for two each morning
  • Box lunch for two
  • Roundtrip taxi to Wawashkamo
  • 18 holes of golf (with cart)
  • Pink Pony golf gift

Add $180 to any one night reservations
Add $80 per night to any two night reservations
Add $90 for any extra adult

To book this package, give us a call at (800)241-3341, or book online and mention “Golf Package” in the comment section.

Please visit Wawashkamo Golf Club’s website at www.wawashkamo.com for further information.

*Not valid with any other packages or offers. Subject to availability and black out dates.

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Escape life’s everyday hustle and bustle for a night; visit Mackinac Island for a round of golf! This year we are celebrating 200 years since Mackinac Island was reclaimed from Brittish control on August 4th, 1814.

Our Golf Package includes:

  • Breakfast for two
  • Box lunch for two
  • Roundtrip taxi to Wawashkamo
  • 18 holes of golf (with cart)
  • Pink Pony Golf Balls and Golf Tees
  • 2 Commemorative T-Shirts

Add $180.00 to regular room rate.

Not valid in conjunction with any other specials or packages.

Please visit Wawashkamo Golf Club’s website at www.wawashkamo.com for further information.

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