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.
 
Mackinac Island News And Special Events

 

Mackinac Island Christmas Tree Lighting – December 2, 2022
[ December 2, 2022; 5:30 pm; ] Ring in the holidays at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting! There will be carols and cocoa and plenty of holiday cheer! Downtown on Main Street, across from Star Line Dock #1. Star Line Ferry will be a running a late ferry boat that evening, departing the island at 6:30 pm. <> Visit Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar on Facebook >>>> Mackinac Island [...] more...

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar – December 2 – 4, 2022
[ December 2, 2022 to December 4, 2022. ] The wait is over .. it’s official The 2022 Christmas Bazaar is back ! This year it will run Dec 2-4 ( Fri-Sunday ) Friday December 2 : Hayrides and cocoa ( more info on its way ) Tree lighting at 5:30 pm Santa hasn’t shared his schedule just yet TBA Saturday December 3: 11am-5 [...] more...

Mackinac Island – Twilight Turtle Trek – January 7, 2023
[ January 7, 2023; 5:30 pm; ] Mackinac Island Turtle Trek – A lantern-lit ski and snowshoeing trek through some of Mackinac Island’s natural winter wonderland. The trail begins at Greany Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with a bonfire and hot chocolate. The trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately two miles long. This is a free event sponsored by Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island Community Foundation and the Mackinac Island Ski Club. more...

Mackinac Island – Twilight Turtle Trek – February 4, 2023
[ February 4, 2023; 5:30 pm; ] A lantern-lit ski and snowshoeing trek through some of Mackinac Island’s natural winter wonderland. The trail begins at Greany Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with a bonfire and hot chocolate. The trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately two miles long. This is a free event sponsored by Mackinac State [...] more...

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Mackinac Island Photo Albums

Mackinac Island Lilacs – Photos
The 2021 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicks off on Friday, June 4, 2021 and continues through Sunday (June 13, 2021)… 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)   Comments Box SVG iconsUsed [...] more...

Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – Photos
With 240 entrants, the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust (CYCRTM) promises once again to be a spectacle worth taking in, as it returns to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron this week. Cruising and Performance Racing Divisions start the race at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Friday (July 16) and Saturday (July 17), [...] more...

TOP FIVE Reasons to Visit The Pink Pony – Photos
The Fourth of July is this coming weekend. And to help kick off the mid-summer vibe on Mackinac Island here’s our photo album of the TOP FIVE REASONS to visit the Pink Pony. If you’ve been to Mackinac Island, there is a very good chance you’ve stopped by the Pink Pony. Perhaps someone said, “Meet me [...] 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 – Photos
Our latest lodging photo album features Lilac Tree Suites, 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 – Photo Gallery (Click on photos [...] 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 on Mackinac Island transcends time. The moment you step off the ferry, there’s an instant sense of nostalgia – where no cars or worries are allowed. Just as you notice the glistening waters steadfast to the horizon, you’re warmly greeted by staff who welcome all to experience the tranquility of Mackinac Island. For [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
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
With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, Lilac Tree Suites 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 to create an [...] 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...

The Inn at Stonecliffe
Renovations started in late 2021 and go through the 2022 season The Inn at Stonecliffe is undergoing exciting renovations. We will provide limited services during the 2022 season such as bicycle rentals etc. We are not taking hotel room or private event reservations currently. We would like to thank you for being a part of our [...] 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
Guests choose Island House Hotel for the gorgeous waterfront views & ideal location to downtown. Long-time family stewards continue to add contemporary conveniences while preserving the historic ambiance of this award-winning state landmark. Amenities include casual and fine dining, a heated indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hot tubs, bicycle rental, and freshly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms with [...] more...

Lake View Hotel
A lot of people will mention the wide white porch while others will tell you first about the swimming pool in the center of the hotel that is enclosed within a four-story atrium. We like that this hotel is directly across from the ferry docks, and in the midst of the bustling activity of Main [...] 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...

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...

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, 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 character. [...] more...

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Mackinac Island Lilacs – Photos

The 2021 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival kicks off on Friday, June 4, 2021 and continues through Sunday (June 13, 2021)… 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
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Mackinac Island Lilacs at Metivier Inn: Bed &amp; Breakfast on Mackinac Island, Michigan
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Mackinac Island Lilacs at HarbourView Inn
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Mackinac Island Lilacs - In Marquette Park below Fort Mackinac
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Mackinac Island Lilacs - on Huron Street
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Mackinac Island Lilacs on Market Street
Mackinac Island Lilacs - In the tea garden at Grand Hotel
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Mackinac Island Lilacs in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
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Mackinac Island Lilacs in the tea garden at Grand Hotel
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Mackinac Island Lilacs at Mission Point
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Mackinac Island Lilacs on Cadotte Avenue
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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – Photos

With 240 entrants, the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust (CYCRTM) promises once again to be a spectacle worth taking in, as it returns to Lake Michigan and Lake Huron this week. Cruising and Performance Racing Divisions start the race at Chicago’s Navy Pier on Friday (July 16) and Saturday (July 17), respectively, with organizers suggesting the window of 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday as the best public viewing opportunity. In 10-minute intervals, starting at 11 a.m. and ending around 2:40 p.m., seventeen “sections” for ORC, One-Design, Multihull and Doublehanded boats will start their 289 nautical mile journey to Mackinac Island – an annual trek that, over more than 11 decades, has become the stuff of legend in sailboat racing.

The Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac race division 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 – 19, 2021 >>>

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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. (Feel free to post your photos in the comments below.)
Watching the racers cross the finish line - Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Crossing the finish line at Round Island... (Photo via Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island)
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Keeping updated on the progress of the race from the Pink Pony.
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Chicago Race To Mackinac - 2013 - The view of the finish line from the Carriage House patio at Hotel Iroquois on the Beach.
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Chicago Race To Mackinac - Awards ceremony at Grand Hotel
Chicago Race To Mackinac - View of the marina from the Pink Pony
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Chicago Race To Mackinac - Celebrating on the patio at the Pink Pony
Chicago Race To Mackinac - Awards ceremony at Grand Hotel
A full marina of Chicago to Mackinac racers... (Photo via Pink Pony)
The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront - Mackinac Island, Michigan
View of the full marina from Marquette Park
A Chicago to Mackinac racer passing under the Mackinac Bridge... (Photo via Joann&#039;s Fudge of Mackinac Island)
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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.

Instagram post 18306382990025692 Congrats to Quin and the Kinship team on your third place win in the J105 section and for placing 12th out of 93 boats in the Mackinac Cup!  333 miles in 40 hours through two nights of storms.  Way to sail fast!! #cycrtm

Congrats to Quin and the Kinship team on your third place win in the J105 section and for placing 12th out of 93 boats in the Mackinac Cup! 333 miles in 40 hours through two nights of storms. Way to sail fast!! #cycrtm ...

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Instagram post 18175584166211070 It wasn’t all storms on the Mac race! #cycrtm racetomackinac

It wasn’t all storms on the Mac race! #cycrtm racetomackinac ...

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Instagram post 18001221070435076 Waiting for my sailors to return 🌬🌬⚓️⚓️#cycrtm team_northernlight willohaver

Waiting for my sailors to return 🌬🌬⚓️⚓️#cycrtm team_northernlight willohaver ...

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Instagram post 17940354629236666 Chicago to Mackinac Island Race today, the longest freshwater sailing race in the world. We left the house shortly after storms dropped 1.7 inches of rain on our house in just 40 minutes. Fortunately, none got in our basement and the skies cleared enough to watch the sailors race. You can’t beat this backdrop for the start of a race! They are now sailing through the night and some severe storms. Praying for safety for all. 
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Chicago to Mackinac Island Race today, the longest freshwater sailing race in the world. We left the house shortly after storms dropped 1.7 inches of rain on our house in just 40 minutes. Fortunately, none got in our basement and the skies cleared enough to watch the sailors race. You can’t beat this backdrop for the start of a race! They are now sailing through the night and some severe storms. Praying for safety for all. * * * #gramoftheday #jjcommunity #raw_community boatus jeanneauamerica choosechicago chicago chicagoharbors #ussailing #skyline #likechicago #igers_chicago #greatlakessailing #outdoorsweek_hp #jj_forum_3752 #photoquestweekly #sharesix_allabouttoday #cycrtm #americaoffshorechallenge #yourshotphotographer #pq31_landscapes #artofchi #nautical_images ...

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Instagram post 17876586596396706 It's off to Mackinac Island for more than 285 yachts as they leave Monroe Harbor in Chicago on July 22, 1978. Photo by Michael Budrys. #racetomack #CYCRTM #RacetoMackinac #ChicagoYachtClub

It's off to Mackinac Island for more than 285 yachts as they leave Monroe Harbor in Chicago on July 22, 1978. Photo by Michael Budrys. #racetomack #CYCRTM #RacetoMackinac #ChicagoYachtClub ...

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Instagram post 18243237538030972 This weekend is the Race to Mackinac.  Good luck to all!

This weekend is the Race to Mackinac. Good luck to all! ...

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Instagram post 17998964473473045 Quin and I are racing to Mackinaw. Follow us racetomackinac  Kinship makes their first Mac race with Quin on board. I’m joining xuberancesailing #cycrtm

Quin and I are racing to Mackinaw. Follow us racetomackinac Kinship makes their first Mac race with Quin on board. I’m joining xuberancesailing #cycrtm ...

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Instagram post 17913719911812184 Great night photographing the yachts crossing the finish line! Welcome to Mackinac sailors! ⛵️ #cycrtm

Great night photographing the yachts crossing the finish line! Welcome to Mackinac sailors! ⛵️ #cycrtm ...

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Chicago Yacht Club – Race to Mackinac – 2015

The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac is the longest, annual freshwater sailing race in the world. It takes place on Lake Michigan, starting in the waters off Chicago and finishing at Mackinac Island.

The 2015 Mac, as it is affectionately known, kicks off Saturday, July 11, 2015 with 3,000 sailors competing in this world-class sporting event.

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TOP FIVE Reasons to Visit The Pink Pony – Photos

The Fourth of July is this coming weekend. And to help kick off the mid-summer vibe on Mackinac Island here’s our photo album of the TOP FIVE REASONS to visit the Pink Pony.

If you’ve been to Mackinac Island, there is a very good chance you’ve stopped by the Pink Pony. Perhaps someone said, “Meet me at the Pony.” Or you just wanted to “pony up” to the legendary serpentine bar. Or maybe it was just time to have “yachts and yachts of fun”.

The reasons are many but just to help out we’ve gathered together our TOP FIVE reasons to visit the Pink Pony during your trip to Mackinac Island.

PINK PONY PATIO

Pink Pony - Mackinac Island

Truly an iconic Michigan stop, the Pink Pony Patio offers great views of the Mackinac harbor, fresh air, afternoon entertainment, and a 25 person jacuzzi tub. Grab a seat under a pink umbrella, stretch out on the deck, or post up at the waterfront bar.


LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Pink Pony - Mackinac Island

The Pink Pony is the only place on Mackinac where you can hear live music twice a day! Talented local musicians accompany the afternoon sunshine on the patio. After dinner, head on up to the main stage and enjoy the Pink Pony nightlife, led by house musician Myk Rise (pictured), who is famous for his rendition of Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel and much, much more!


RUM RUNNER AND OTHER SIGNATURE SUMMER COCKTAILS

Pink Pony - Mackinac Island

Relax during your Mackinac vacation with a specialty cocktail from the Pink Pony! The Rum Runner at the Pink Pony is a famous Island recipe of premium rums and fruit juices, served frozen and recommended with a floater.


MICHIGAN CRAFT BEER ON TAP

Pink Pony - Mackinac Island

In 2015 the Pink Pony expanded their draft beer menu from 6 taps to 24 taps, giving craft beer lovers a bountiful selection of great brews, many made in Michigan by one of the state’s renowned craft breweries.


GREAT FOOD ALL DAY LONG

Pink Pony - Mackinac Island

The Pink Pony offers everything from tasty breakfast options, to popular lunch items, to deliciously hearty dinner entree, and homemade desserts, and even late night snacks. The menu features fresh ingredients and house-made sauces, dressings, and plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian choices. (PHOTO: Whitefish Tacos – Three flour tortillas with pan seared whitefish, house citrus slaw with a tangy ginger dressing, finished with an avocado aioli. Served with tortilla chips and fresh homemade salsa.)


AND DON’T FORGET – To drop by the Pink Pony Store.

Pink Pony - Mackinac Island

Show off your favorite Mackinac hot spot by having your own Pink Pony items! The shop sells quality apparel, bags, jewelry, gift items and more. You can shop Pink Pony all year long at www.PinkPonyMackinac.com


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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&hellip; 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 &quot;grand game of chess&quot;? 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
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Monday October 3rd, 2022 - 3:30 pm
Grand Hotel

We've been staring out at the Straits since 1887!

What are some of your favorite memories with us?

#StraitsofMackinac #GrandHotelMichigan #AmericasSummerPlace #MackinacIsland
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What are some of your favorite memories with us?

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1969 through 1972 we lived in th UP at the Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. We used to go to the Grand Hotel for lunch when we had visitors. We were very young. 1980s we took our three sons to the UP and we went to the Grand Hotel.2009 our son proposed to his wife on the porch at the Grand Hotel. 2020 they went back to the Grand Hotel to celebrate their 10th anniversary.First time I went I was a little girl and there was no bridge connecting the lower peninsula to the UP. We took a ferry. I am 82. It has been a part of our lives. We lived in Ohio.We now live in Florida.

Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary at Grand Hotel….❤️

Seeing the Grand Hotel in person was impressive! Staying there was awesome! Sitting down at this place setting for dinner was wonderful!

In the fall of 1980, we stayed on the island for our honeymoon, and had a dinner one night at the Grand, then we were hooked. Spring of 1981, we stayed two unforgettable nights. During the Lilac Festival in 2017 we booked the Anniversary package and had my heart almost pound out of my chest, when we opened our door to room 314. I cried when we walked in and looked out at the view, of eight windows overlooking the bridge. We felt so special, from the tea in the afternoon, to the private carriage tour. One of my favorite times, was sitting on the porch, relaxing and crocheting for hours, one afternoon. Thanks to the wonderful staff for keeping my iced tea full and providing snacks while allowing me to people watch, listening to the horses as they went by, all while enjoying the scenery of the round lighthouse, and the bridge. I think maybe it’s time to plan for another trip to the Grand next spring.

The Grand helped me recover from the loss of my late wife. It was our favorite place to vacation. After the funeral, I immediately went for a few days so the recovery would start. It helped so much!

Took the North American up from Chicago, summer ‘53 and stayed a week at the Grand Hotel. Wonderful experience! My grandparents had honeymooned there when it was brand new -

I love it only because of the movie, Some Where in Time.

Was there a few weeks ago for lunch. Loved finding the “Secret Garden.”

Just wrapped up a lovely weekend at The Grand. Our new favorite thing is sharing The Grand experience with our friends. This was the view from our room. #americassummerplace#CYM2022

I loved the dinners and the beautiful plates! Everything about our experience was very memorable!

Being there with my husband,daughter, and her little girl! Sitting on the front porch. Great meals and service!

Rocking on the beautiful 660 foot porch!

Stayed at the Grand for our 54th Anniversary. Private carriage ride around island cool beverage on porch. Stayed there many times but this was special.

We’ve been coming to the Grand for 41 years!

This one right here. Playing mini putt putt with my hubby. ❤️. P.S. I won!😊

One of my VERY Favorite places to go! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Grand on Mackinaw Island!👍❤️🥰👍

You also stare at our house on the other side of the straits!

Fell in love with the hotel when I saw somewhere in time. Found the room Christopher Reeve stayed in in the movie. Stayed there once and went back again on a bus trip and had lunch there and shopped there. We stayed off island as I was on a bus trip.

My Wedding in the Tea Garden . Loved staying there. The food was also fabulous .

Getting one of the balcony rooms and saying “quick….mess it up before they realize they made a mistake!” 🥰😂

I went there in 2009.it was beautiful..glad I went.

Walking up the road and seeing the Grand up close. Also, seeing the Grand come into focus while still on the ferry

My grandparents worked there

Staying at the hotel. Our window faced the lighthouse!

Had a great time, loved it all.

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Saturday October 1st, 2022 - 10:00 am
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No day is complete without coffee. And no fall is complete without a pumpkin!
Treat yourself to something sweet at Grand Coffee & Provisions and celebrate #NationalCoffeeDay today with our Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Doughnuts!#GrandHotelMichigan #MackinacIsland #PumpkinSpiceLatte
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No day is complete without coffee. And no fall is complete without a pumpkin!
Treat yourself to something sweet at Grand Coffee & Provisions and celebrate #NationalCoffeeDay today with our Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Doughnuts!#GrandHotelMichigan #MackinacIsland #PumpkinSpiceLatte

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your coffee is even better than mine!

Thursday September 29th, 2022 - 11:03 am
Grand Hotel

Onique welcomed us to The Jockey Club and answered a few questions for us while he prepared his signature Table-side Caesar Salad.

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One of the finest men on the island! Brings a smile to my face to watch this.

What makes is so special is the STAFF! The Best there is.

We love you Onique! Be well and we’ll see you next summer 🌻🌻🌻

❤️ The Jockey Club!

We love the wonderful hard working professionals 😎❤️🇯🇲

Onique is the best! 😀

Hi Onique from both of us on Texas

Had this done for my birthday.

Onique, we’ll see you tomorrow!

Onique is the man!

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Wednesday September 28th, 2022 - 1:00 pm
Grand Hotel

Meet Glendon, serving the Section One of the Main Dining Room for his 31st Season. Glendon is from Montego Bay, Jamaica and says "Returning each season is always one big family affair! We are all family at Grand Hotel!"

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Meet Glendon, serving the Section One of the Main Dining Room for his 31st Season. Glendon is from Montego Bay, Jamaica and says Returning each season is always one big family affair! We are all family at Grand Hotel!

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Nice picture of a man with wonderful service in the main dining room. The meals are great as well!! It's a nice time to get dressed up and feel special!!

Absolutely one of our favorite personalities at the GH. We have enjoyed his attentiveness while seated at the "Musser" table.

A true gentleman and always so welcoming!

Girl Scout had a awesome 👏 time !!

My favorite! Hi Glen He always greets you with a hug and “ welcome home” Been going to Grand Hotel for over 20 + years!!!!

Glendon is a shining star at Grand Hotel!

Glendon is the best….

Love Glen!!! He sang to us 26 years ago and has sung to us every visit since. Glen is a jewel!

Be there next month with my book club! Cannot wait. 😊

Glendon is amazing!! He's always so courteous and helpful!! Truly a wonderful server!!

Such a lovely gentleman! We were so impressed with the skills and courtesy of the entire dining room staff!

What an amazing man! Congratulations on his tremendous years of service...Well-deserved recognition!

He served us 2 weeks ago. He runs a tight ship and does a very nice job!

God bless Glendon. Thank you for all the work he has done through the years.

We had the pleasure of being seated in his section over Labor Day. A lovely person, an asset for sure!

I believe he was our waiter for our 40th anniversary dinner on August 7th this year. Great Service!

He is a wonderful, kind man and always smiling! We were lucky to see him twice this year 😊

Glendon is the best. Please tell him his biggest fan from Petoskey says hello.

Can’t wait to see Glen this weekend!

We spoke with him a few years back when we visited. It was after we had gone to Jamaica so we talked about his native country. Nice man.

Kindest soul on Earth. We Love brother B.❤️

Glen is a great guy and always smiling and so kind.

We missed seeing Glendon this year. He is always smiling! Thank you for this wonderful picture. 💕

I worked in the restaurant there in 1991 which would have been Glendon’s first season. We are hoping to visit next year.

He is a wonderful man and a fabulous server. He makes the dining experience at the Grand extra special. He’s wonderful.

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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.

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

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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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