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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 3:00 pm

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After a lovely 3 day weekend, the pool closes for the season and we turn to bike rides and rounds on the green in the crisp fall air.

Even better? We will be renovating the pool during the offseason this year. You know what they say, when one door closes, another bigger, better era of the Esther Williams pool opens!

📸 : @sarahleblanc_rf via IG
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After a lovely 3 day weekend, the pool closes for the season and we turn to bike rides and rounds on the green in the crisp fall air. 

Even better? We will be renovating the pool during the offseason this year. You know what they say, when one door closes, another bigger, better era of the Esther Williams pool opens! 

📸 : @sarahleblanc_rf via IG

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So sad to see the changes going on, that are not for the better. Slimming down the dinner menus, putting a big slide in that historic pool. Not returning Carlton Varney personal possessions. I'm worried about a corporation taking over, with no appreciation for the traditions they've inherited. This hotel was grand, hopefully it stays that way. Not sure that will be the case when they are done with the changes they are making.

The previous owners had it open throughout the full season. Typical of new owners. ☹️☹️

Can't wait to see the pool next summer!

Visiting in a week... are you still able to swim like in years past but with no heat???

Bring back the Worm and we’ll really be getting somewhere.

Looks like they enjoyed themselves.

Do they still have the Winsome Womens retreat there?

Happy to be visiting this October for a 2 night stay! Hoping fall colors will be at peak! 🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍃🍁

Don't change too much! We love it the way it is.

Nice to solar heat it.

I can’t wait to see it !😎

What kind of renovations?

Sweet !

Leeann Shatley

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Friday September 4th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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Eyes on the weekend ahead! We are so looking forward to sending off the summer with three full days of Mackinac Island fun.

Still craving an island getaway close by? Book today: fal.cn/3a8yD

📸 : @bubbly.moments via IG
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Eyes on the weekend ahead! We are so looking forward to sending off the summer with three full days of Mackinac Island fun. 

Still craving an island getaway close by? Book today: https://fal.cn/3a8yD

📸 : @bubbly.moments via IG

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I’m looking forward to our annual Somewhere in Time weekend in October. We all love dressing for high tea and the wonderful dinners. It’s an elegant step back in time with live music in the lobby, the band after dinner and the final Grand Promenade on Saturday evening.❤️

First Labor Day weekend we will miss at the Grand in 34 years. Maybe the Yellow Jackets can come next year with some other new acts.

Hello there! I am trying to get a hold of someone at the hotel for a favor. I have sent an inbox message.

Where is our complimentary coffee?

Hope to be there soon !

How far in advance can you book reservations?

Lucky

They have phones

Don't waste your time or hard earned money. The hotel has hit rock bottom. Their adds on the radio are filled with lies and are very deceiving.The prices for a drink on the porch have sky rocket with no top shelf liquor. The rooms are filthy and disgusting, no amenities offered. Service in the dining room is sub standard and the foods inedible. There are NO lawn games as advertised and you have to buy "complimentary" coffee in the morning. The sandwiches at Grand provisions and coffee have sat in the fridge for days the bread is soggy and disgusting. You have to call at least 3 times to get more towels and cross your fingers that your luggage gets sent to the proper ferry dock. And when you check out look over your room.chrges because they try to charge you for eating breakfast and dinner in the dining room.

Anna Brocklehurst Bart Brocklehurst black Black soil, high ph, good neighborhood, great school

Bart Brocklehurst Anna Brocklehurst suit and tie, dress and heels. Classic and comfortable, 1980s and up.

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Friday August 28th, 2020 - 11:02 am

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Dressing for dinner in our Main Dining Room is like stepping into another time.

Join us for dinner and celebrate National Bow Tie Day with this not-yet forgotten tradition: fal.cn/3a0Ko
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Dressing for dinner in our Main Dining Room is like stepping into another time. 

Join us for dinner and celebrate National Bow Tie Day with this not-yet forgotten tradition: https://fal.cn/3a0Ko

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Sounds charming , love dinning in their beautiful dining room.

My girls enjoyed the milk pouring from the servers there. Loved being there last summer

Will see you Tuesday!! Dressing up for dinner is so much fun! ❤️Denise

Love dressing up for dinner! The food & service is outstanding! Check out their great packages in October!

Dined inside on Tuesday! Believe me, the Dining Room is big enough to social distance. BTW, the trio was great! (Admittedly we had breakfast in our Cupola Suite each morning!)

It truly is a dining experience not just " dinner" ! ! ! We love the ambiance that dressing up creates 💕

Just got home tonight from another amazing few days with the family at The Grand 😍

Can’t wait! Having surgery in September so my trip in October is getting me through this! Can’t wait for those dinners!

Loved every moment. ❤️. Oh that Pecan Ball dessert !

Is inside dining allowed? Not here in California. Only takeout or outside dining.

What is it like for Halloween at the Grand?? Do people wear costumes?

Just nothing else like it! A wonderful experience! ❤️❤️❤️

Just stayed there. Love Ted everything but especially the horses.

Can't wait for 9/9 to begin my 6 night stay!!!

Booked for two nights the end of September. Can’t wait to dress up😊

Don't worry they don't enforce the dress code any more...... jeans and a t-shirt are now considered formal attire......just got back from our annual trip. Just stating what was observed and allowed.

Love the Grand!! ❤️❤️❤️

Bow tie reminds me of governor Soapy Williams.

Do you have to pay $10 if you eat in the ballroom?

Yes it is! Wonderful experience!

Dining at TheGrand Hotel really is such an experience ♥️

Yes, Today is National Bow Tie Day.

Almost there!

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Wednesday August 26th, 2020 - 1:01 pm

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Over the Straits of Mackinac and through the woods by horsedrawn carriage lies a fairytale escape from the world. Woods restaurant, formerly an amusement lodge, is still imbued with a sense of fun and adventure unlike most. From Bobby's Bar to its storybook exterior, the ambiance is second only to the service. ... See MoreSee Less

Over the Straits of Mackinac and through the woods by horsedrawn carriage lies a fairytale escape from the world. Woods restaurant, formerly an amusement lodge, is still imbued with a sense of fun and adventure unlike most. From Bobbys Bar to its storybook exterior, the ambiance is second only to the service.

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Had a wonderful time visiting the Woods Restaurant last August with my 3 eldest granddaughters! Food and service was lovely.

Loved our ride to eat here and the food/ service was excellent

I love Mackinac. Our trip a couple of years was wonderful. We plan on going back next year. A beautiful place.

Been there a couple of times. Love this restaurant’s ambiance and food. And love the carriage ride to it. Can’t wait to go there on my next visit.

We had dinner there last Monday! Excellent meal and service! Worth the trip through the woods!

What a memorable meal and such excellent service at #woodsresturant!

It was a wonderful meal and experience. Went back in mid July.

Loved the wooded ride to this restaurant and then the interior decor of the restaurant itself.

It's a Perfect place to spend an evening. Fabulous food and service!

It feels magical riding there, such a neat experience.

Can't visit the island without having at least one meal at the Woods. Love that place.

We were there to celebrate shared anniversaries with friends. Wonderful meals and accommodating service!

Excellent food! Of course.

How do you get there from the Grand Hotel???

Our favorite!

A wonderful dinner with my 3 beautiful children. July 2020

And the manager is pretty cool as well. 🙂

Nice break for lunch while playing golf there last year. Club Sandwich was AWESOME!!

Always the best.

We'll be there this Sunday on my birthday!

One of the best on the island.

My favorite restaurant, anywhere. My wife and I have eaten here on many occasions, our first being our honeymoon, 25 years ago. We returned annually for several years, then, most recently, celebrated our 20th anniversary here. Food and service have always been fantastic and we have always felt warm and welcomed. We can't wait to get back. We missed our 25th this year because of COVID- but hopefully we can return soon.

Must do this when we come

Love Woods!

Rusty Tebo, & your Wendy will love this!! Bucket list!

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Monday August 24th, 2020 - 5:03 am

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There is still time to Celebrate Michigan and come stay at Grand Hotel!
Book online or call today starting at 8:00 am.
These are our lowest rates starting at $149 per person, per night. We added a few dates next week through October. August dates are at September rates!

Call 1-855-885-4107 or online anytime >>
www.grandhotel.com/packages/celebratemichigan/

We hope to see you this fall to enjoy everything northern Michigan has to offer!
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There is still time to Celebrate Michigan and come stay at Grand Hotel! 
Book online or call today starting at 8:00 am. 
These are our lowest rates starting at $149 per person, per night. We added a few dates next week through October. August dates are at September rates! 

Call 1-855-885-4107 or online anytime >> 
https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/celebratemichigan/

We hope to see you this fall to enjoy everything northern Michigan has to offer!

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Praying all goes well, booked this offer for October! Thank You Grand Hotel for the wonderful offer.

I have had this Dream for 40 Years but you never know <3

We are here!!!

These pictures are breaking my heart! We have been going to the Grand every September for years, but not this year. We are on the other side of the border. We are so close but yet so far away.

Will love to if I could

In case others are wondering.... Mask mandate is strict for the Hotel. Just FYI.

Theresa Waite this is the hotel i was telling you about

Kelcie Marvin

Bridget Paff

Nick Berry

Jeremy Kreiser

Con koop what do you think ?

Stacie Detgen

Kathleen Reed

Mark Silverstein

I keep getting an error message. Did we miss the offer window?!

Chris Napoli, Jennifer Kyes Smith wanna do this?

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Here are some of the upcoming specials at Grand Hotel. For a complete list, visit Grand Hotel Website.

Grand Hotel – Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 21 – 23, 2020
[ June 21, 2020 to June 23, 2020. ] Tee up the vacation of a lifetime during our Michigan Golf Live Package named for radio and television show host Bill Hobson of Michigan Golf Live, the state’s leading golf program. Host Bill Hobson coordinates this golf event complete with three days of unlimited golf on The Jewel, prize giveaways, private evening receptions, Monday morning [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Tea For Two Golf Package
Available on select dates in 2020. Package Price: $340 per person, per night based on double occupancy, $605 single, per room, per night Make reservation Tea for Two this season on The Jewel Every season brings a beautiful time of year at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island, and we have a special package for Two. Tee up the vacation [...] more...

Grand Hotel Arts Weekend – June 26 – 28, 2020
[ June 26, 2020 to June 28, 2020. ] Join faculty, alumni and students from the Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters, the celebrated home of art, theatre, language, literature, innovation and creativity at the University, as they convene for the 26th year of Arts Weekend at Grand Hotel. Celebrate the future of art, while enjoying the splendor of Grand Hotel and Mackinac [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 4, 2020
[ July 2, 2020 to July 4, 2020. ] This package is currently sold out. Please call 1-800-334-7263 to be put on the waiting list. Package Price: Standard Room: $2,780 per family, per room (5 person max) Lakeview: $1,600 per family, per night Make reservation Come celebrate Fourth of July at America’s Summer Place! Join us for this Grand island tradition as we celebrate the Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration. This [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – July 10 – 12, 2020
[ July 10, 2020 to July 12, 2020. ] Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyard from Northern California for this special Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend. Elizabeth is the eighth woman Sommelier in the world who enjoys sharing her vast knowledge every season with our guests during this special themed weekend. You can also find her in our Main Dining [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Presented By Proven Winners – August 30 – September 1, 2020
[ August 30, 2020 to September 1, 2020. ] This package is currently sold out. Day tickets are available or you may call 1-800-334-7263 to be put on the waiting list. Package Price: Standard Room: $1,645 per couple, $1,495 single Lakeview Room: $2,075 per couple, $1,925 single The Grand Garden Show is currently sold out. Day tickets are available for purchase on the Grand Garden Show website or you may [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – September 4 – 7, 2020
[ September 4, 2020 to September 7, 2020. ] For your listening pleasure, you’re invited to enjoy the mastery of top jazz virtuosos during daytime concerts in the Tea Garden and evening performances in the Theatre. The package includes evening cocktail receptions, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden Saturday and Sunday afternoons, a full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 18 – 20, 2020
[ September 18, 2020 to September 20, 2020. ] Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer on Mackinac Island for this special weekend celebrating Michigan wines. Michigan winemakers will attend and there will be over 50 wines to taste.Elizabeth is the eighth woman Sommelier in the world who enjoys sharing her vast [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – September 18 – 20, 2020
[ September 18, 2020 to September 20, 2020. ] You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 12th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the story behind the wood structure built in 1887 as Grand Hotel celebrates its 134th Anniversary in 2020. 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. [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 2 – 4, 2020
[ October 2, 2020 to October 4, 2020. ] Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The Jerry [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – October 9 – 11, 2020
[ October 9, 2020 to October 11, 2020. ] Girlfriends Getaway Weekend is the perfect time of year to escape and relax with friends at a 4 diamond resort hotel on Mackinac Island. The fall season on Mackinac Island provides the solitude you need. Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the world’s longest porch. The package includes all fitness and wellness programs (Details coming soon!), [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 10 – 12, 2020
[ October 10, 2020 to October 12, 2020. ] Come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members: Lee Black – Tenor Scott Fowler – Lead Singer Bryan Walker – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Josh Townsend – Pianist Performing at Grand Hotel for the last 13 years, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five back to the Grand stage this [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 16 – 18, 2020
[ October 16, 2020 to October 18, 2020. ] Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend Each year Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of our most popular and special events during the Grand Hotel season. The movie Somewhere in Time, directed by Jeannot Szwarc was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and the movie was released in 1980. The film [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 23 – 25, 2020
[ October 23, 2020 to October 25, 2020. ] Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning. Announcing The 2020 Murder Mystery [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Halloween at the Grand – October 30 – November 1, 2020
[ October 30, 2020 to November 1, 2020. ] We are excited to announce Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel is returning in 2020! In 2015 it was a spooktacular Grand time and you will not want to miss this unique opportunity to experience it again.  The ghoulish excitement will begin Friday evening at the Welcome Reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. After dinner [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – November 1 – 2, 2020
[ November 1, 2020 to November 2, 2020. ] You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Dorothy Draper School of Decorating – June 21 – 23, 2019
[ June 21, 2019 to June 23, 2019. ] Announcing the 5th Annual Dorothy Draper School of Decorating at America’s Summer Place. Come experience a Day of Decorating with host Carleton Varney, one of the most well known interior designers and President of Dorothy Draper and Company of New York City. Participants of the School of Decorating will explore the art of creating beautiful bold interiors during two design [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Grand Princess and Superhero Package – July 7 – 9, 2019
[ July 7, 2019 to July 9, 2019. ] Announcing the 2nd Annual Grand Princess and Superhero Package Your princess or superhero will have a Grand time dressing up as their favorite princess or superhero at America’s Summer Place. Arrive ready to spend time with your child’s favorite princesses and superheroes for two days filled with fun activities and entertainment. The enchantment will begin on [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Golf Packages
The Jewel is comprised of the Grand nine, across the street from the hotel; and the Woods nine, set in the interior of Mackinac Island. The Jewel features scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens. The Grand nine was built in 1901 and redesigned in 1987. The Woods nine, added in 1994, [...] more...

Closing of the Grand – Photos
Every season at Grand Hotel has to come to an end. It is a unique experience as we close the doors for the winter months. Photos from Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season 2018 Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do [...] more...

Halloween at the Grand – Photos
It’s the first ever Halloween at the Grand… Enjoy a weekend of Halloween activities at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and wear your spookiest, silliest, or craziest costume to the Halloween Ball and Costume Party on Saturday night… Take advantage of the opportunity to stay and see Grand Hotel as it has never been seen [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Photos
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 time”. [...] more...

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 [...] more...

Grand Hotel Weddings – Photos
For decades, Grand Hotel has served as an exceptional locale for countless weddings. Today, Grand Hotel is well prepared to host weddings with up to 450 guests. Wedding ceremonies are held in two beautiful locations. The legendary Grand Hotel porch is lined with boxes filled with red geraniums. A second location, the Grand Hotel Tea [...] more...

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 time”. It is no wonder that hollywood has chosen to come here more than once. Indeed, like a classic movie, Grand Hotel is larger that life. The Victorian elegance has been kept intact. Each room at Grand Hotel has been tastefully decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney with its own special character and style. Breakfast and dinner daily are included in the Grand Hotel room rate, and are served in the Main Dining Room. Visit their website and familiarize yourself with the elegance and the history of this magnificent hotel. A stay on Mackinac Island at Grand Hotel is a unique experience and most guests depart to the mainland with memories that last a lifetime.

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Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
1-800-33-GRAND

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