The Mackinac Blog

Welcome To Mackinac Island!

A trip to Mackinac Island is a journey to the best part of the past. Step off the ferry and you are immersed in a new world: horse carriages wait for passengers instead of taxis and families ride bicycles – yes, mom, dad and the kids, all together – through the streets downtown.

Some visitors to Mackinac Island come for the elegant places to stay, such as Grand Hotel or the Hotel Iroquois. Others for the rich history of Fort Mackinac. Still others come to shop and to hear the clip clop of the horses and take a scenic carriage tour or ride bicycles to the interior and around the shoreline of the island. And almost everyone, of course, wanders into one of the many sweet-smelling candy shops downtown for a taste (or more) of creamy Mackinac Island Fudge

One of the best ways to visit Mackinac Island is to find a place to stay on the island and experience the entire day – from sunrise to sunset – and watch the lights come on in the evening. Our Interactive Lodging Map will help you find your favorite resort, hotel or historic inn, or bed & breakfast on Mackinac Island.
 
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Mackinac Island Featured Lodging
 

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel is situated on the southwestern bluff of Mackinac Island overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and – in the distance – the Mackinac Bridge. From the front porch – the world’s largest at 660 feet – guests can look down at the well-kept gardens and relax and enjoy the ambiance of “somewhere in [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois
Located on the waterfront at the western edge of town, the Hotel Iroquois is convenient to all the main-street attractions of Mackinac Island, yet far enough away to offer guests a bit of privacy from the downtown bustle. Stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge are the hallmark of a stay [...] more...

Mission Point Resort
Mission Point Resort is located on Mackinac Island, one of the most unique island destinations in the world. Guests are enchanted by Mission Point’s relaxed atmosphere, award-winning cuisine, rustic fireside ambiance, rich culture, arts and activities, broad lawns and lush gardens that together create the perfect setting for renewal, inspiration and meaningful connections. Nestled on 18 acres [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel
A stay at the Chippewa Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the charms of Mackinac Island. Choose a main street room and wake up to the clip-clop of the horse carriages passing along the street below. Stay in a Harbor View waterfront room or suite and enjoy the views of the harbor [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites and Spa
With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa reflects the French, English and American heritage of Mackinac Island. Each spacious suite has a living room and a separate sleeping room. No two suites are alike. The unique decor is accented with variations of wood, wicker and iron. Traditional antiques and modern fixtures combine [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites
Step back in time with an overnight stay on beautiful and historic Mackinac Island. Our well-appointed 18 rooms and suites provide comfortable elegance, perfect for honeymoon couples to large families. We offer affordable accommodations with many outstanding amenities, including a communal sitting room with pool table, cable television, and games. Our nightly turndown service includes a fudge [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites – Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island Lakebluff Condos at Stonecliffe are situated high atop the West Bluff on beautiful Mackinac Island. There are acres of bike trails, walking trails and roads throughout and around Mackinac Island. Our accommodations have panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge with awesome sunsets on the grounds of Stonecliffe Estate. GOLF [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe
Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. Today, completely remodeled and expanded, this Edwardian style Inn & hotel celebrates its first century with an unmatched location and grand views of [...] more...

Harbour View Inn
Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. Located only a short walk from the best attractions on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, yet away from the bustling traffic of downtown, this relaxing hotel complex offers the perfect romantic retreat. more...

Metivier Inn
A small lovely boutique country inn, the Metivier Inn offers 22 charming guest rooms for your stay on Mackinac Island, each including air conditioning and private baths. The rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated in a blend of English and French country style. Most of our rooms are ideal for couples or solo travelers, as [...] more...

Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Island Marina are only a short stroll away. Featuring a large front porch for enjoying breakfast or just relaxing while taking in the clip clop of horse [...] more...

Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast
Cloghaun is one of the oldest Victorian homes on the Island. Thomas and Bridget Donnelly left Ireland in 1848, and completed Cloghaun in 1884. This lovely home has been preserved by their descendants and now offers guests a tranquil, romantic interlude from the demands of everyday life. Eleven guest rooms individually designed and decorated with antiques [...] more...

Pontiac Lodge
Pontiac Lodge is an intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. The Pontiac Lodge has 11 distinct rooms, most with wet bars, private baths with showers and some with Jacuzzi tubs. more...

 
 

Pink Pony Store – Photos

JUST A REMINDER: The Pink Pony Store at the Chippewa Hotel is open for the season. You can stop by while your are on the island or shop online to get “Ponied Up” for your summer Mackinac Island trip – http://PinkPonyMackinac.com

Pink Pony Store – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Main Street Inn and Suites – Photos

SUMMER IS COMING! And hotels, restaurants, and shops have opened (and are opening) to help you make the most of your trip to Mackinac Island. For the next couple of weeks we’ll be sharing photo albums from hotel and restaurant sponsors. Here’s a collection of our favorite photos of Main Street Inn and Suites, located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island…

Main Street Inn and Suites – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Mackinac Island Featured Lodging – Photos

Many hotels have opened for the season on Mackinac Island and many more are opening soon. JUST REMEMBER: An overnight trip to Mackinac Island gives you time to see a beautiful Straits of Mackinac sunset, take a night-time stroll downtown, and wake up to the clip-clop of horses outside your window. With that in mind, we’d like to give a shout-out – with this photo album – to our lodging sponsors who are ready to take great care of you on your next stay on Mackinac Island…

Mackinac Island Featured Lodging – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Grand Hotel – Photos

Grand Hotel opens for its 130th season THIS THURSDAY. To mark this historic moment here are some of our favorite photos posted on Facebook in the last 7 years. (Feel free to post your own favorite Grand Hotel photo in the comments on our Facebook page.)

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

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Mission Point Resort – Cookbook Series

Mission Point Cookbook Series
New to Mission Point and a Mackinac Island exclusive, the Mission Point Cookbook Series is a special weeklong dinner menu of quintessential dishes curated from classic cookbooks.

The third week of the month, May through October

May
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan

June
The Silver Palate by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

July
The Gramercy Tavern by Dorothy Kalins and Michael Anthony

August
Recipes from an Italian Summer

September
The Silver Spoon

October
Molto Gusto by Mario Batali

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Mission Point Resort On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Mission Point Resort Page On Facebook.

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Sunday May 28th, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Mission Point

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Planning the perfect shot at the putting greens!

Friday May 26th, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Mission Point

Is there anything better than brunch? We don't think so. Now available in Chianti at Mission Point Saturdays and Sundays 9 am - 1 pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Is there anything better than brunch? We dont think so. Now available in Chianti at Mission Point Saturdays and Sundays 9 am - 1 pm.

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 - 4:18 pm

Mission Point

Come see Brett Mitchell live at the Bistro on the Green at Mission Point Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th from 6:30 - 9 pm each evening. Enjoy cocktails and lakeside dining with gorgeous views of the Straits of Mackinac. For more information on Brett, go to www.reverbnation.com/brettmitchell

Brett Mitchell Live at Mission PointMay 26, 6:30pmMission PointCome see Brett Mitchell live at the Bistro on the Green at Mission Point Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th from 6:30 - 9 pm each evening. Enjoy cocktails and lakeside dining with gorgeous views of the Straits of Mackinac. For more information on Brett, go to www.reverbnation.com/brettmitchell
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