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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 Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best 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 décor 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
Mackinac Island Lilacs
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Mackinac Island Lilacs
Mackinac Island Lilacs - In Marquette Park below Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island Lilacs
Mackinac Island Lilacs
Mackinac Island Lilacs - on Huron Street
Mackinac Island Lilacs
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
Mackinac Island Lilacs
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.

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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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Monday August 10th, 2020 - 10:01 am

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There's something magical about starting happily ever after with a fairytale carriage ride.

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Theres something magical about starting happily ever after with a fairytale carriage ride.

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Loved our ride in the vis-a-vis celebrating our 40th anniversary. Mr. Mosley was the perfect guide and host!

What a beautiful place for an intimate wedding in these unprecedented times!

July 15, 2020. Exactly how we started ours ❤️

Circa 1998👰🏻🤵🏼

I know those two kids!

My wife and I took that ride, August 3, 1980.

Great photo

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Did on Mackinac Island 30 years ago on July 7th

Jim Croce can't wait for this weekend!!!

A cherished memory in 2005 after marrying at Little Stone. 💕

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Friday August 7th, 2020 - 1:01 pm

Grand Hotel

Every so often, Memorial Day and Labor Day fall exactly right to give us an extra week of summer. This year, we're soaking in those #SevenExtraNightsOfSummer on Mackinac Island.

America’s Summer Place is your home away from home - a place where valued traditions and unforgettable experiences remain a constant. Take full advantage of your extra summer nights, book a weekend away today: fal.cn/39BEC
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Every so often, Memorial Day and Labor Day fall exactly right to give us an extra week of summer. This year, were soaking in those #SevenExtraNightsOfSummer on Mackinac Island. 

America’s Summer Place is your home away from home - a place where valued traditions and unforgettable experiences remain a constant. Take full advantage of your extra summer nights, book a weekend away today: https://fal.cn/39BEC

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I love "spider Flowers." I don't know the real name, but they are beautiful, and so undervalued by many gardeners!

BEAUTIFUL flowers 🌺🌹🌺, BEAUTIFUL Hotel, Beautiful island and I'll be there in a couple of days to enjoy it ☺️ I'm so ready and So Excited 💕

Great place to go and stay

The cleomes and verbenas are beautiful

Absolutely beautiful!

We need an extra weekend this year!!

Doug is there now on his honeymoon!

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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 Condé Nast Traveler’s “Best 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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Monday July 27th, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach

The Hotel Iroquois is happy to welcome a new Michigan family as its owner. Jon Cotton recently purchased the hotel from the McIntire family who have owned and managed the Iroquois since 1954. After 66 years of stewardship of this Mackinac Island jewel, Mrs. McIntire said of the sale, “Although this is a bittersweet moment for me, I am pleased that another Michigan family will be working with all our great staff and carrying on the traditions of hospitality and excellence for which the Iroquois is known.” Hotel Investment Services of Troy, Michigan will oversee the management of the property working with Mrs. McIntire's grandson Sam Barnwell as General Manager. Rest assured Sam and the long-time management team and employees will continue the Hotel Iroquois' high standards and traditions you have come to enjoy and expect throughout the years. ... See MoreSee Less

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My wife and I met there while working for the McIntires back in 99. So nice to see that the hotel will be owned by a family and Sam will be running the hotel.

The Iroquois and the leadership of Mrs. Mac are a defining example/inspiration to me, and have been for years. Congratulations!

I worked for the McIntires 38 years ago and was so fortunate to run into her a couple of weeks ago! The Iroquois is a beautiful and superbly run island institution! Still classy and upscale after all these years! Way to go Mrs Mack! Congratulations! ❤️💐

I worked as a waitress in 1979, the year they filmed “Somewhere in Time” with Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeves . They dined at the Carriage House often. I will always cherish the fond memories of that summer at The Iroquois . Mrs. McIntire was a positive influence in my life ,to strive for the best. Wishing her peace and joy.

We honeymooned at the Iroquois Hotel in July ‘71. I have visited the Hotel nearly every year since 1960 with my parents. My sister and I were friends with the McIntire kids. So many memories.

Best wishes for the McIntire Family. I worked in the front office in 1990 and truly enjoyed getting to know Mrs Mac, Becky and Cindy. I loved going back to say hi in the summers. I hope they are able to enjoy their retirement and that the Cotton family keeps up with the strict standards of service and luxury that they have established. Xoxo

So beautiful! Thank you McIntire family for taking such good care of this beautiful hotel!

Beautiful hotel ... wish the McIntire family all the best and wish the new owners well ... it is a gem of a place ...

First overnight stay on the island with my parents, I think I was 10? 1976? Spent many summer vacations there with my parents...so many wonderful memories. It is where my LOVE of the island began. I remember sitting on the open porch drawing all by myself and running to the lobby to ask questions for my parents.😉 I have always admired Mrs. McIntire and what a fine establishment she ran. Growing up in a family business I knew what a labor of love it was!♥️♥️♥️ Your hard work did not go unnoticed.♥️♥️♥️ Fond memories always....

When I think of the word quality I immediately pictured The Iroquois Hotel and the solid leadership of the McIntire family. I can think of no else who had such an attention to cleanliness, service, and of course quality than this family. What a great reign they have enjoyed and the new owners will have a lot of work ahead of them trying to meet the high standards this family has established.

Congratulations and best wishes to the McIntire family!

My favorite place to stay on the island. Thanks for all the great memories.

Married on the lawn!

Congratulations to Mrs. McIntire!!! Love her!! ❤️♥️❤️♥️❤️

It was great working there! Made lots of friends!

Congratulations!! Most elegant place and devoted owners past and future.

Wow. It's beautiful!

i had the best rack of lamb there years ago .

Nina Tatiana Fernandez Cardozo did you see this change of ownership ? 20 years ago this summer we worked in the hotel .beautiful island will be back one day.

Awesome!!

First class place

So sad will miss Mrs mack

Nothing but best wishes for the McIntire family and the new owners going forward... What a gem! 💜💜💜

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Monday July 27th, 2020 - 2:58 pm

Hotel Iroquois on the Beach

The Hotel Iroquois is happy to welcome a new Michigan family as its owner. Jon Cotton recently purchased the hotel from the McIntire family who have owned and managed the Iroquois since 1954. After 66 years of stewardship of this Mackinac Island jewel, Mrs. McIntire said of the sale, “Although this is a bittersweet moment for me, I am pleased that another Michigan family will be working with all our great staff and carrying on the traditions of hospitality and excellence for which the Iroquois is known.” Hotel Investment Services of Troy, Michigan will oversee the management of the property working with Mrs. McIntire's grandson Sam Barnwell as General Manager. Rest assured Sam and the long-time management team and employees will continue the Hotel Iroquois' high standards and traditions you have come to enjoy and expect throughout the years. ... See MoreSee Less

The Hotel Iroquois is happy to welcome a new Michigan family as its owner. Jon Cotton recently purchased the hotel from the McIntire family who have owned and managed the Iroquois since 1954.  After 66 years of stewardship of this Mackinac Island jewel, Mrs. McIntire said of the sale, “Although this is a bittersweet moment for me, I am pleased that another Michigan family will be working with all our great staff and carrying on the traditions of hospitality and excellence for which the Iroquois is known.”   Hotel Investment Services of Troy, Michigan will oversee the management of the property working with Mrs. McIntires grandson Sam Barnwell as General Manager.  Rest assured Sam and the long-time management team and employees will continue the Hotel Iroquois high standards and traditions you have come to enjoy and expect throughout the years.

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I’m sure Sam will carry on the family tradition with great success but we should all remember the the “seen-from-space-size” footprints Mrs Mac left behind. Her demanding standards and execution made the Iroquois world class and a significant part of many people’s lives, especially employees. I have to say this is sad

Best wishes on your retirement, Mrs. Mac. We enjoyed many wonderful stays at the Iroquois. Hopefully, we'll be back some time soon.

Congratulations on your retirement - we hope the new owners will keep the excellent standards you have established.

My favorite place on the Island!!! Thank you McIntire family for the memories and congrats for your next chapter of retirement. Glad that Sam will continue to be a part of it all!!!!

Best wishes, Mrs Mac! I loved working for you in 1976! A wonderful experience. The Iroquois is a beautiful and well run hotel!

Congrats on your retirement! The only place I stay when I visit the Island. You make the stay perfect. The attention to detail makes the stay special. I recommend it to everyone that tells me they are heading to visit.

Thank you Mrs Mac for making all of our stays memorable!!! The very best to you and your family as you move into retirement....

Best wishes on your retirement, McIntire family! You have been so nice to us all these years, you will be missed!

Best wishes, Mrs. Mac. I worked as a waitress for you in the summer of 1963 and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I still remember being on the serving team you chose to serve Gov. George Romney. Thank you for always being gracious and patient.

Congratulations on your retirement! Sounds like the hotel will continue in good hands.

Best of luck to your new owners, but the McIntire family will be missed!!!

Mrs. Mac, I’m sure this is bittersweet for you, but sounds like it will be in great hands. Enjoy your retirement, no one deserves it more!! Our very best wishes!

I’m sure this is bittersweet. Glad to hear Sam will be general manager and look forward to our next visit to the island!

I speak of you frequently at work, Mrs Mac. In 1989, I worked for you as a housekeeper. Your husband had just passed and you told me that when I was a nurse to please keep the hospital clean. You taught me how to do that. I have accomplished that to the best of my capabilities. My husband (I met him that summer) worked maintenance that year and we were the only two from Indiana. We can’t thank you enough for our summer there. We will cherish it forever. Congratulations on your much deserved retirement. No one can beat your standards, but I am sure they will try. ❤️ I think you would have liked me as a nurse as much as you liked me as a housekeeper. You always made me want to be exceptional.

Thanks for your wonderful hospitality, wishing you all the best! Glad family is still managing.

Best wishes to all of you. I loved working for you, and I hope the new owners don’t change it too much! ❤️🐢🚲

The only thing that is certain is change. Hats off to the McIntire's. They did a great job. I wish the new owners the best.

Congratulations to Mrs. Mac and family. Cheers to establishing traditions that will long be honored. 🥂🍾

Bittersweet for sure! I dream of going back up there and working at the Iroquois every year... we’ll miss you guys! ❤️

Congratulations on your retirement and congratulations to the new owners.

All the BEST Wishes for the families, friends, and employees/staff of the Iroquois. An iconic place to stay on Mackinac!!

My mother and I had some very happy times staying at the Iroquois. It was just by chance that we read that magazine article long ago which led to many years of Lilac Festivals!

It is our favorite hotel on the island and we were there 2 weeks ago. Hope to be back in September. The employees are the best, the restaurant is the best on the island (and we have tried all of them). We

Our favourite! We had to postpone our annual reservation this year to 2021. Guess I better give y’all a call to confirm nothing has changed. Best wishes Mrs. Mac!

Thank you for all your years of service Mrs. Mac! You have given thousands of people memories they will never forget. May God bless you in your retirement 🙏

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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!💘

Our favorite place.

Love it!

See u tomorrow. 🚤❤️🍷

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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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Tuesday August 11th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Mission Point

Last night's sunset illuminated Michigan's crown jewel in the most beautiful shades of pink and purple 🌅
📷: Liz Ware, VP of Sales and Marketing
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Last nights sunset illuminated Michigans crown jewel in the most beautiful shades of pink and purple 🌅
📷: Liz Ware, VP of Sales and Marketing

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What a fabulous picture, Liz. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks for our anniversary weekend

Breathtakingly beautiful!

That's how the sun sets were everywhere around the country!

Oh my!!

That sky is beautiful!!👀👀👀

Spectacular!

Laura Eccleston Ross

Amazing

so pretty

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Monday August 10th, 2020 - 12:21 pm

Mission Point

Lush greens & beautiful gardens around every corner 🍃🌼☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Lush greens & beautiful gardens around every corner 🍃🌼☀️

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See you Sept 1st! Frankie is getting pretty excited for his first Mackinac Island vacation!

Lush greens.....lol. Yeah, I see what you did there.

Friday August 7th, 2020 - 12:28 pm

Mission Point

Happy National Lighthouse Day to our favorite historic icon! The Round Island Lighthouse is always a welcome Mackinac hello and bittersweet Island goodbye with every ferry's passing! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy National Lighthouse Day to our favorite historic icon! The Round Island Lighthouse is always a welcome Mackinac hello and bittersweet Island goodbye with every ferrys passing!

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I love looking at this site while sitting behind the library!

favorite picture!

Love this pic

Thursday August 6th, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Mission Point

Reminiscing on life's most beautiful moments; When two hearts become one 💗🥂
📷: Andrejka Photography
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Reminiscing on lifes most beautiful moments; When two hearts become one 💗🥂
📷: Andrejka Photography

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We were married there 9 yrs ago yesterday...trying 2 come up next week...it will b the 1 yr anniversary of my husband passing so the kids and I would like to be there next week. Hoping it works out..love Mission Point! ❤

We were married at Mission Point 25 years ago yesterday. We visited yesterday to celebrate but didn’t stay this time due to the pandemic. The resort looks just beautiful. Thank you for celebrating all who love. We can’t wait to come back and stay with you again!

What a fantastic way to celebrate love 💕! Thank you mission point for getting rid Of the hate! Next year we will book with you ❤️!

I was married at mission point too! Coming up on my 4th anniversary in a couple days. Love the mission point and the island

Congrats!!!! A most magical place!

Congrats! How awesome!

Beautiful! Congrats🍾🥂💞

What a beautiful spot to be married. Amazing. 😍

Love this!!

Where's the bride?

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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.

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

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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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Sunday August 2nd, 2020 - 11:48 am

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Thank you to all of you who came to visit us in June and July. We are having a safe Summer and we hope you are too! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to all of you who came to visit us in June and July. We are having a safe Summer and we hope you are too!

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Another perfect vacation with the incredible staff and people at the Chippewa Hotel and Pink Pony! The Buck twins special 60th birthday couldn’t have been better! Special thanks to Bart Theron, Joe Balone, the housekeeping staff and Archie Horn (even though we came across on our boat). He’s always so friendly! Thank you Jennifer (Lilac Tree for your magic to help with our reservation! Thank you Bob Benser for always treating us like royalty! See ya next year! The only place to stay on the island!! Ruth Ann Foerster, Dan Buck, Rebecca Sue Ronan!

Thank YOU! It was a much needed trip! Always the highlight of our summer! Yes, we are staying safe! Glad you are as well. We miss all of you so very much!❤

We were there in June and will be back next summer! Thank you for keeping us safe!

We had a wonderful time! Never in all my travels have I ever gotten to check in at 10am! SO much appreciated!

We were just there we had an awesome time. Looking forward to seeing you all next year. I believe this is the best place to stay and your in the central location.

Was just there and left late Friday. Had a wonderful time! Miss it already.

We were there last weekend. Always enjoy our trip. It was much needed.

So excited for our trip next month!!

We were there end of June into July and we had a wonderful time and enjoyed ourselves very much, hoping to be back again very soon

Thank you for all you do for us!

Glad to hear things are going well, great hotel And staff

Looking forward to our visit in September 😎

That is so pretty. Especially with the geese and the shade of blue in the water.

Two weeks from today. Chippewa rocks!! So looking forward to staying with you guys again

We just left yesterday and I'm already sad 😄

Can’t wait to stay at out favorite place in a few weeks!!!

See you in 3 weeks...we'll be up to see our boys working at the Pink Pony 💗

See you in the Fall!

Can’t wait for our stay!

October!

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Sunday July 26th, 2020 - 10:23 am

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Busy Sunday morning for our Dockporters. We had a big storm roll through this morning but it’s looking like a nice afternoon. The incredible Archie Horn can handle anything. ... See MoreSee Less

Busy Sunday morning for our Dockporters. We had a big storm roll through this morning but it’s looking like a nice afternoon. The incredible Archie Horn can handle anything.

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My favorite place to stay. Archie is amazing.

Archie is great!!!! 😊

Sure missed going this year. First time in many years. Been going there for 40 plus years

Archie is amazing!

Archie and the porters are incredible

Archie IS Amazing👏👏👏👏

My husband and I always stayed here when we were on the island

Chris Hankinson lets go. Last adventure before college

Cant believe the people SELFISH enough to travel during a global pandemic and put workers lives at risk!!

Hi Archie

He’s the BEST porter!!! I think he’s toted our bags every time we’ve visited the island!!! 💜

Hi Archie, hope to see you and your smiling face soon. 😀

Hey Archie! And all of my Chippewa family....we miss you!

Archie is the best!!

Archie’s the best 🚲

We will be there next Saturday!

Way to go Archie!!

Archie! getting it done

Hope we see him again this year!

Archie is the best!!!

3 weeks from Friday. See you soon ❤️❤️❤️❤️

l O V E -Archie- Chip the whole island!!!!!

Never a doubt!

Wish I was there!

Archie!

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Saturday July 25th, 2020 - 12:31 pm

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Our Night Auditor provides excellent customer service to keep the Front Desk and Accounting Operations running smoothly at night. Housing and a meal plan available. Must be available to start right away and work through the end of October. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday July 20th, 2020 - 12:41 pm

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Take a vacation to The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront this Summer! We have three months left in our 2020 Season! ... See MoreSee Less

Take a vacation to The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront this Summer! We have three months left in our 2020 Season!

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Wonderful place to stay. Great staff and management. Bring from Canada not able to visit right now. Here's to future visits. Highly recommend staying here. A+++++

Love this place so much! Wish it was dog friendly! 💖

Best Location! Best Customer Service! Friendliest! This IS the BEST CHOICE for Waterfront lodging (any lodging) on Mackinac Island! ❤❤❤❤

I’m here right now and loving it! Masks are being worn everywhere on the island, and there are very few disruptions other than that.

Love the Chip! Can't wait till September!

Can't believe what I'm reading...all the people willing to travel and put others lives at risk. SO SELFISH!! IF you get Covid and need assistance from a frontline worker...your putting thier lives at risk as well. Where is everyone's brains right now???

Can't wait til our trip end of Aug!!!🌸💙

Hope to be there the end of September!!❤️

I was there the first of July and have already re booked for next year but sure wish I could be back there now just can’t afford it again. This is my happy place for sure.

Mackinac Island just had three Covid-19 alerts; two on two ferries and one at your Pink Pony lounge. Passing for this year. Very sad 😢

Sorry not this time !!! Too many risky situations!!! We have stayed here before tho!!!

Love the Chip. Favorite place to stay!

My fave hotel there. Would love to get back

Wonderful accommodations

I'll be back again this season, for sure!

Will be there a week from today, on the 27th. Can’t wait!

The Chippewa Hotel and staff follow every protocol and requirement to ensure a safe visit. I enjoyed my visit last week. I felt very safe. Everyone wore masks. Hand sanitizer placed everywhere, even in the elevator. Social distancing was followed. Let’s remember to support local businesses. Buy a gift card if you can’t go this year. But an online item. We are all in this together. #pony-up. #mackinacisland #puremichigan 💕

Counting the days!!!

Be there Friday! Can't wait.

Next month for me.

See ya next month 🥰🥰🥰🥰

See ya on the 30th! Can’t wait! Dan Buck and Ruth Ann Foerster and Rebecca Sue Ronan

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