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Grand Hotel Opening Weekend – May 3 – 5, 2024

Grand Hotel Opening Weekend

For familiar traditions and something all-new, join us in the festivities of Grand Hotel Opening Weekend. Enjoy elegant meals in our Main Dining Room, explore over 70 miles of bike trails, play lawn games in our Tea Garden (and find our Secret Garden as it begins to bloom), listen to our Resident Historian’s first lecture of the year, and experience all we have to offer as we kick off our 138th season!

Friday, May 3, 2023

Opening Ceremony and Toast, Parlor

Saturday, May 4, 2023

Cocktail Reception

Derby Day at The Jockey Club

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All Resort amenities
  • Grand Hotel History Lecture with Resident Historian, Bob Tagatz
  • Saturday evening reception

Write a new story in a timeless place, only at Grand Hotel.

The Grand Hotel Opening Weekend package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

View Grand Hotel Policies and Information >>

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and a $15.00 per person, per stay, baggage-handling charge. Regular children’s rates apply. Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy rates. Dates are subject to availability. A 30-day cancellation policy applies.

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Island House Hotel – Derby Deal – May 4, 2024

Island House Hotel - Derby Deal

Kentucky Derby on Mackinac Island

Fine Food & Fancy Drinks

Ladies & gentlemen, pack your derby day hats, dresses, & debonair duds for an evening of juleps & jockeys at Mackinac Island’s premier spring event. This is your exclusive invitation to the Derby Day Soiree at Island House Hotel. Cheer for your choice thoroughbred during the live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby accompanied by music & commentary. Dress to impress for a chance to win fantastic prizes for the flashiest hat, sharpest dressed, and poshest couple. Fine food & fancy drinks with a Kentucky flair are included as we celebrate this All-American tradition.

Package Details

Saturday, May 4, 2024

  • Accommodations in a room style of your choice for one night
  • Exclusive Event Admission to the 1852 Grill Room Derby Day Soiree | Must be 21+
  • Round-trip Mackinac Island Ferry tickets
  • Luggage transfer to and from the hotel
  • Access to all Island House Hotel amenities
  • 5% 906 Rewards earned on pre-tax total. Sign up now to begin earning exclusive Mackinac Island Savings.

Event tickets are limited; book the Derby Deal online now or call 906-847-3347.

Party admission may be purchased separately from the Derby Package for​ $100 per person before April 28 and $150pp after. All attendees must be 21+. Admission includes ​an open bar​ ​and dinner buffet.

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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 17, 18 & 19, 2024

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island.

This is Not a Race!

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (2,500-4,000) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400′ high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Star Line Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. Once on the magical island, check into your hotel and stroll into town to forget the aches and pains from the day’s ride. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse, Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!

Entry Fee

Early Saver! – 2024 –

January 1 – Feb 29 – $60
March 1-31 – $65
April 1 – May 12 – $70

Late Walk-Up Registration

Friday May 17 & Sat May 18 – $80

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Grand Hotel – Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – May 31 – June 2, 2024

Grand Hotel - Michigan Golf Live Summer Package

For the experience of it, for the fun of it, tee up the vacation of a lifetime with our Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package. Named for the state’s leading golf program, Michigan Golf Live, show host Bill Hobson coordinates this special event — complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, a golf scramble, and more.

Package Includes:

  • Grand Hotel Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All Grand Hotel Amenities
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel (cart included)
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning golf scramble
  • Boxed lunches on Saturday afternoon
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Complimentary admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum

Early Summer Michigan Golf Live Package can also be booked by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.

About Michigan Golf Live

Now in its third decade of celebrating the greatest game on Earth, Michigan Golf Live continues to grow its audience throughout the Midwest on both radio and television. Executive Producer and Host, Bill Hobson is found behind the mic and in front of the camera every weekend of the season, with MGL Radio heard across the state on 15 stations every Saturday morning, and MGL TV seen on FOX Sports Detroit each Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 AM.

View Michigan Golf Live

View Grand Hotel Policies and Information >>

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and a $15.00 per person, per stay, baggage-handling charge. Regular children’s rates apply. Extra charges apply for additional adults over double occupancy rates. Dates are subject to availability. A 30-day cancellation policy applies.

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