You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 11th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 132nd Anniversary in 2019.
Saturday morning Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s Resident Historian will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Mr. Tagatz, named Historic Hotels of America 2014 Historian of the Year, is a natural storyteller who will intrigue you with information about the hotel’s 131-year history and how the island and the hotel came to be what they are today.
One of the highlights of this year’s program will be a Saturday afternoon presentation about the Mackinac Bridge from Chief Engineer, Kimberly Nowack. Kimberly has been the Chief Engineer of the Mackinac Bridge since 2002 and is the first woman to hold the position. A graduate of Michigan Tech, Kimberly has authored and presented papers about the Mackinac Bridge to regional and international audiences and enjoys hosting groups at the bridge for presentations and tours.
All guests will enjoy evening receptions and a full breakfast and dinner daily as well as the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet on Saturday.
Fall is a great time of year to experience the solitude of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. We hope to see you for this special event.
*Stay an additional night Thursday, October 3 for $249 per room, per night. (additional fees apply)
Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.
- Full breakfast and dinner daily
- Friday evening Welcome Reception
- Saturday morning Grand Hotel History Lecture by Grand Hotel Historian
- Saturday afternoon presentation by Kim Nowak
- Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
- Saturday evening reception
- Free admission to Fort Mackinac
- Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
- Special discount on ferry boat tickets
- No tipping within Grand Hotel
Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.
Arrive: Friday, October 4, 2019
Depart: Sunday, October 6, 2019
$1,125 per couple, $1,025 single
$1,525 per couple, $1,425 single