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Friday April 19th, 2019 - 9:42 am

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It’s Grand Family Fun Friday! Here’s a great memory in the tea garden with Peat & Moss in the background. Share your family memories at Grand Hotel with #GrandFamilyFun and we’ll share your photo! 👏❤️📷 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s Grand Family Fun Friday! Here’s a great memory in the tea garden with Peat & Moss in the background. Share your family memories at Grand Hotel with #GrandFamilyFun and we’ll share your photo! 👏❤️📷

 

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We loved our stay at the Grand Hotel!

My niece and I had the “grandest” time at this magnificent resort last May❤️!!

I love to explore all the beautiful plantings, even the hidden ones!💕

You guys are so fortunate <3

Lovable

We love the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island!😁

Grand friends at The Grand Hotel, We will see you again soon!!

1yr wedding anniversary #GrandFamilyFun

#GrandFamilyFun

#Grandfamilyfun

#Grandfamilyfun

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Troop 75722 with the moms

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Thursday April 18th, 2019 - 9:55 am

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Throwback Thursday to this Technicolor Esther Williams Pool! Who's ready for a dip?! 🏊⛱ ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback Thursday to this Technicolor Esther Williams Pool! Whos ready for a dip?! 🏊⛱

 

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When does the pool open?

So colorful 😍...I love this and I love spending time at the pool especially when I'm spending time with my grandchildren 😍. Perfect, perfect way to spend a summer afternoon ❤️

Nice pool 👍

🙋✋ I an!

It's always too cold in April for a dip.

Me!

We are! See you in August. ☀️😊🌸

👍🏻

Do have to be staying at the be staying grand hotel to use the pool

Not quite yet!😉

I swam in that pool all by myself last june

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Wednesday April 17th, 2019 - 1:39 pm

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‪Stay in June, See Mackinac Bloom! 🌸
Great packages available in June including Lilac Festival, Spring Bed & Breakfast, and Grand Hotel’s Birthday! Book your stay online at www.grandhotel.com/packages/?month=june or call 1-800-33GRAND. ‬
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‪Stay in June, See Mackinac Bloom! 🌸
Great packages available in June including Lilac Festival, Spring Bed & Breakfast, and Grand Hotel’s Birthday! Book your stay online at https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/?month=june or call 1-800-33GRAND. ‬

 

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Hope to see you soon!

💞

Okay😁😁😁❤️

Lee A. Baumes Lilac festival 😊

Monday April 15th, 2019 - 8:18 am

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NEW Blog Post >> Today we welcome MSU College of Arts & Letters Associate Professor and Sculpture Coordinator Laura Cloud to the blog with her Global Arts & Culture Collaboration: Snares to Wares Project as part of the 25th Anniversary of Arts Weekend at Grand Hotel presented by Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters. Read More- www.grandhotel.com/grand-hotel-arts-weekend-presents-global-arts-and-culture-collaboration-snares... ... See MoreSee Less

NEW Blog Post >> Today we welcome MSU College of Arts & Letters Associate Professor and Sculpture Coordinator Laura Cloud to the blog with her Global Arts & Culture Collaboration: Snares to Wares Project as part of the 25th Anniversary of Arts Weekend at Grand Hotel presented by Michigan State University College of Arts & Letters. Read More- https://www.grandhotel.com/grand-hotel-arts-weekend-presents-global-arts-and-culture-collaboration-snares-to-wares-project/

 

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See you there!

Saturday April 13th, 2019 - 9:19 am

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Just 3 weeks until Grand Hotel opens for the 2019 Season! What are you most excited about? 🙌☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Just 3 weeks until Grand Hotel opens for the 2019 Season! What are you most excited about? 🙌☀️

 

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My excitement starts with the trip up there, then the ferry ride. The excitement builds as I walk up to the hotel. Just seeing it makes me about as happy as I can be, but then I see the staff. The wonderful, kind, friendly, sweet, loving family like people that I have truly fell in love with ❤️. I can't wait to see them all again 😍

Excited for grand pecan ball! Lol

Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at Grand Hotel this year (PS - we got married on Mackinac Island & tried to celebrate every anniversary at the Grand)

Lilac Festival!! It will be our first stay at The Grand 🤩

My visits to the Grand Hotel lift my spirit and fill my soul...my happy place.💕 I love going back every year to visit with friends and meet new people from around the world! My dream came true when I worked at the Grand Hotel flower shop the summer of 2013. It was such an awesome experience to live on the island and wake up to the clip-clop of the horses every morning and hearing taps played every night at 10 p.m. Most enjoyable is walking everywhere and having the chance to say hello to greet all of the people passing by. I'll return once again this Spring to absorb the beauty of the island as the lilacs bloom and their fragrance fills the air. Oh, what a beautiful special place to be, surrounded by nature and to imagine how grand life was from... somewhere in another time! You really should go there for a visit!!!⚘

As I can only dream, as I have for at least 30 or 40 yrs, just to see all the posts and people having a wonderful time <3

After dinner coffee and music in the Parlor.

We gift our married children the Celebrate Your Marriage retreat for their anniversary. All three attend with their spouses and my husband and I along with our cousin and spouse. It is an annual tradition and great blessing for our family. Grand Hotel is beautifully appointed for this romantic get away!

When we stayed there it was 100.00 a night. What is it now? 500.00

Our annual Celebrate your Marriage retreat! This will be our 12th year!!

To see what room I will get for my 11 day stay.

Lilac festival! I’ll be there in June!

Grand Hotel is on my bucket list. Do you ever have specials on stays? Where would I learn about these if you do? Thanks and here’s to your best season ever!

Can’t wait to show my girls what my parents showed me when I was a kiddo. I’m so excited.

Seeing the beautiful blue sky & fresh Michigan air while hiking the trails & walking around the island perimeter. Mackinac Island is the epitome of perfect summer memories!

Seeing the beautiful flowers, restaurants

See you In August! Reservations made ✅

This was the happiest day of my life our Silver Anniversary!! At the Grand Hotel

Will you be offering a special room rate for July ?My friend and I want to come up. It would be her first time, my third.

Looking forward to our 36 season! ❤️

I would love to be able to stay when we are there in August for my 50th birthday celebration, but not sure its in the budget.

Visiting the island this year with our granddaughter!! We are there in the fall every year. This year we are going in August. 😊❤ Can't wait!!!😍

The five course dinners, decorated rooms, the ambience, the view. What's not to love! Been coming for 30 years to the k of c conventions! I've been pregnant and I've brought grandkids to the Grand.

Just the wonder of it all. It is our summer cottage. All our happy memories come flooding back as we take that first step back into Grand Hotel.💞💕

Just walking back into the parlor.❤️

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

Grand Hotel – Early Opening – April 26 – May 2, 2019
[ April 26, 2019 to May 2, 2019. ] This Early Opening Package is a perfect opportunity to experience Grand Hotel before the official opening of the season. Enjoy accommodations in one of 397 uniquely decorated guest rooms, morning breakfast basket or continental breakfast option and a behind the scenes tour offered daily by Grand Hotel Historian and Concierge, Bob Tagatz. Lunch and dinner [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Open The Grand – May 2 – 3, 2019
[ May 2, 2019 to May 3, 2019. ] We invite you to be one of the first guests of Grand Hotel’s 133rd season as we Open the Grand.  We will be offering this very 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 one night package [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Spring Needle Art Seminar – May 5 – 10, 2019
[ May 5, 2019 to May 10, 2019. ] Available May 5 - 10, 2019 Package Price: One night: $460, Two nights: $840 Three nights: $1,035, Four nights: $1,190 Five nights: $1,350 Rates are per room based on single or double occupancy. Registration form with rate details will be coming soon. <> Visit Grand Hotel Website >>>> <>

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Grand Hotel – Mother’s Day Weekend Package – May 10 – 12, 2019
[ May 10, 2019 to May 12, 2019. ] 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 25 – 27, 2019
[ May 25, 2019 to May 27, 2019. ] When Memorial Day arrives, it is time to join us on Mackinac Island for a weekend of old-fashioned island fun and the unofficial start to summer! Sit back and relax in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Porch or take a bike ride around Mackinac Island and explore the beauty and historic landmarks around the island. [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Titanic at the Grand – May 31 – June 2, 2019
[ May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019. ] 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 another exciting year gathering with friends and other Titanic enthusiasts. Friday evening join the crew and your fellow passengers on deck as we wave goodbye [...] more...

Grand Hotel Lilac Festival Package – June 7 – 16, 2019
[ June 7, 2019 to June 16, 2019. ] Come visit during one of Mackinac Island’s most beautiful times of the year! The 71st 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 invite [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Summer Michigan Golf Live Package – June 16 – 18, 2019
[ June 16, 2019 to June 18, 2019. ] 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 – 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 Arts Weekend – June 28 – 30, 2019
[ June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019. ] Announcing the 25th Anniversary of Grand Hotel Arts Weekend 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 a very special 25th Anniversary weekend. Celebrate the future of art through sustainability, while enjoying [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 3 – 6, 2019
[ July 3, 2019 to July 6, 2019. ] 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 – 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 – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – July 12 – 14, 2019
[ July 12, 2019 to July 14, 2019. ] Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and Joy Anne Sterling from Iron Horse Vineyard for 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 or helping you choose the perfect wine during your meal [...] more...

The Grand Garden Show Presented By Proven Winners – August 25 – 27, 2019
[ August 25, 2019 to August 27, 2019. ] Announcing the 7th Annual Grand Garden Show presented by Proven Winners, the world’s #1 plant brand. Join us for this special gardening weekend located at the world’s largest summer resort providing a spectacular and memorable setting. Celebrate the beauty of flowers while you surround yourself with the rich history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. This [...] more...

Grand Hotel’s Labor Day Jazz Weekend – August 30 – September 2, 2019
[ August 30, 2019 to September 2, 2019. ] 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 6 – 8, 2019
[ September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019. ] Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier Raise a glass this September for Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. The weekend will begin Friday evening with a Welcome Reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. Saturday, enjoy two different wine tasting seminars. Later that evening, enjoy featured wines at the Grand Cocktail Reception and a special private dinner hosted by Neyers [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – September 27 – 29, 2019
[ September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019. ] 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, a full breakfast [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 4 – 6, 2019
[ October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019. ] 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. [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 11 – 13, 2019
[ October 11, 2019 to October 13, 2019. ] 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 – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 18 – 20, 2019
[ October 18, 2019 to October 20, 2019. ] 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. Announcing the 2019 theme Death of a Gangster – A 1920’s Mafia Marriage Murder Mystery You’ve been invited to the [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 19 – 21, 2019
[ October 19, 2019 to October 21, 2019. ] Come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel with special guest, Christian Comedian Dennis Swanberg! Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members: Josh Feemster – Tenor Scott Fowler – Lead Singer Scott Howard – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Josh Townsend – Pianist Performing at Grand Hotel for the last 10 years, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 25 – 27, 2019
[ October 25, 2019 to October 27, 2019. ] Celebrate the 29th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend Every year Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of our most popular and special weekends during the Grand Hotel season. 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 27 – 28, 2019
[ October 27, 2019 to October 28, 2019. ] 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 – Tea For Two Golf Package
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 with unlimited Golf on The Jewel designed by architect Jerry Matthews and ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by [...] 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 Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a presentation explaining the process we go through to close the [...] 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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