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Friday October 19th, 2018 - 10:14 am

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Come see the colors change right before your eyes with our Fall Bed & Breakfast Package - Now Available Friday, October 26th. Book online at or call reservations at 1-800-33GRAND. ... See MoreSee Less


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Do you have any plans to clear off the main stairway down to the gardens? It looks overgrown with the trees. Bring it back to "Somewhere in Time". Its a shame to keep it covered it that way.

So wishing I could😍

One of our favorite places on earth.

I wish!

Thursday October 18th, 2018 - 10:55 am

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Julia & her gardening crew are hard at work planting over 36,000 tulip bulbs this week! All of their hard work pays off when the beautiful tulips blossom in the spring! 🌷🌷🌷 ... See MoreSee Less


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Why aren’t they buried?

Thank you thank you thank you! I LOVE seeing the tulips when I come visit!

I can't imagine planting that many bulbs .. My legs would be shaking like the leaves up there on the trees with the wind blowing at 30-40mph... But every spring I look forward to the beautiful outcome of this labor of love. 🌷🌷🌷

So much work to create such beauty

We were there this time in Fall of 2015 and they were planting something then.

The flowers on the island are always so beautiful!!

I'm hoping we can come next year to see the results of their hard work.

The tulips this spring were just outstanding! Keep up the great work!!

Always forward thinking at the Grand. Love you guys.

And they come up soooo perfect too


Beautiful. Will be great to see on Mackinaw Island this next spring



Molly Schoberg well we got to see the gorgeous fall flowers!

When will they be blooming so I can book my room then!

We saw them planting !!

I want to know how they got the dirt on them?

So the squirrels 🐿 don’t run away with them ?!

Oh, my sore knees!

That sounds like an overwhelming task.



Andrea Hrubesch Angela Jean Karen Dorion


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Sunday October 14th, 2018 - 1:10 pm

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We just love the brilliant colors of fall on Mackinac Island! 🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

We just love the brilliant colors of fall on Mackinac Island! 🍁


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Photo shopped

We have never been there in the Fall. Looks beautiful and see you again next Summer. Steve

I would like to see it in the fall.

Great picture

Can’t wait for night 32 of this season ahhhhhh!!!!

When will rates be released for 2019?

Are you still taking reservations?

Love the island!!!

Janet Batson'll be pretty next weekend!!!

Love this place!!!

Stunning! Great shot! ❤️🧡💛💚🐴🐴

Absolutely beautiful! Now I miss home even more than I already did.

Bucket List!!!

Love it there!

I always went in late Sept. and it was beautiful.....Loved those carriage rides.


Looking forward to being there on Tuesday and Wednesday!!!

So beautiful when I was walking up there yesterday.

Those trees!! 😍😍

Beautiful wish I was there. 🤗



I just love that hotel it’s so beautiful would love to go back again.

Grand Autumn photo. ❤️

Sheer magic pic

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Saturday October 13th, 2018 - 8:56 am

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A unique perspective from City Strokes Art - Illustration and Calligraphy. 🖋️ ... See MoreSee Less

A unique perspective from City Strokes Art - Illustration and Calligraphy. 🖋️


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Had a wonderful birthday weekend at the Grand! Dear friends and amazing good &drinks! Thanks to Dawn Englert and Elizabeth Schweitzer!

And making their tummies happy too!!

I've been CHARMED! 😊

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

Grand Hotel – Tea For Two Golf Package
A special package for Two. Tee up the vacation of a lifetime with unlimited Golf on The Jewel designed by architect Jerry Matthews and ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Conde Nast Traveler. The 18-hole course provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island. After [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 19 – 21, 2018
[ October 19, 2018 to October 21, 2018. ] 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 with The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. The 2018 plot will be Midnight at the Masquerade!   We invite you to dress the part – pack your most [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 26 – 28, 2018
[ October 26, 2018 to October 28, 2018. ] Celebrate the 28th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend at Grand Hotel! Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of our most popular and special weekends at Grand Hotel. The movie Somewhere in Time was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and the movie was released in 1980. See pictures from a 1980 Grand Hotel Newsletter [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 28 – 29, 2018
[ October 28, 2018 to October 29, 2018. ] 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 – 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. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a presentation explaining the process we go through to close the hotel, as well as fun facts and interesting information from [...] 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 – Open The Grand – May 3 – 4, 2018
[ May 3, 2018 to May 4, 2018. ] We invite you to be one of the first guests of Grand Hotel’s 132nd season as we Open the Grand.  For the first time we are offering this special one night package that includes accommodations, a casual dinner buffet on Thursday evening in the Main Dining Room and breakfast on Friday morning. Come experience this special [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 11 – 13, 2018
[ May 11, 2018 to May 13, 2018. ] Spend time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during Mother’s Day Weekend. Unwind as your family relaxes while our staff handles all the details. Take a bicycle ride or hike around Mackinac Island. Sit in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Front Porch while enjoying the beauty of [...] more...

Grand Hotel – AAA Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 26 – 28, 2018
[ May 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018. ] Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the unofficial start to summer! Enjoy nightly live musical entertainment by Dr. Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra. The package also includes free golf on The Jewel with beautiful views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge (cart fee required), evening receptions on Saturday and Sunday, and [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Titanic at the Grand – June 1 – 3, 2018
[ June 1, 2018 to June 3, 2018. ] In 2018 take a look back presented by Parks Stephenson For any of our past guests who thought the Titanic at the Grand was sinkable, it is not. Every year has a new turn and you will not want to miss this year’s unique experience with a special presentation by Titanic expert Parks Stephenson centered around the [...] more...

Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package – June 8 – 17, 2018
[ June 8, 2018 to June 17, 2018. ] Come visit during one of Mackinac Island’s most beautiful times of the year! The 70th Annual Lilac Festival on Mackinac Island is a ten day festival held in honor of the flower Mackinac Island is known for. The lilac is a spectacular variety with a distinct history. In fact some are more than 200 years old. We [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 17 – 19, 2018
[ June 17, 2018 to June 19, 2018. ] 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 Arts Weekend – June 29 – July 1, 2018
[ June 29, 2018 to July 1, 2018. ] 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 24th annual weekend celebrating the arts while enjoying the splendor of Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island. Join in pre-dinner cocktail receptions, fine dining, and [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 3 – 6, 2018
[ July 3, 2018 to July 6, 2018. ] Join us for this Grand island tradition at America’s Summer Place as we celebrate the Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration. This package is a perfect tradition to continue every year for the entire family. Experience the children’s carnival, ice cream social, cookout luncheon in the Tea Garden, free golf for ages 17 and younger [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 31 – September 3, 2018
[ August 31, 2018 to September 3, 2018. ] 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, full breakfast and dinner daily, and all entertainment. You will also enjoy [...] 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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