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Friday February 22nd, 2019 - 10:39 am

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‪Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Spend time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during Mother’s Day Weekend. May 10-12th, Includes Full breakfast and dinner daily, evening receptions and Sunday Mother’s Day Grand Luncheon Buffet. Book your Mother’s Day Weekend today at www.grandhotel.com/packages/mothers-day-weekend/ or call 1-800-334-7263 🌸 ‬ ... See MoreSee Less

‪Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Spend time with mom and take advantage of all the fine amenities at Grand Hotel during Mother’s Day Weekend. May 10-12th, Includes Full breakfast and dinner daily, evening receptions and Sunday Mother’s Day Grand Luncheon Buffet. Book your Mother’s Day Weekend today at https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/mothers-day-weekend/ or call 1-800-334-7263 🌸 ‬

 

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Oh love the angle of this photo! Dreaming of returning soon!

Beautiful picture! <3

Thursday February 21st, 2019 - 1:53 pm

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Throwback Thursday to 1979 and the filming of this romantic classic at Grand Hotel! ❤️🎥 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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My husband saw the movie in high school looked up Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel and promised himself if he ever got married he’d take his bride to the Grand for the honeymoon! When we got engaged he insisted on keeping the honeymoon location a secret until the departure. The memory of our honeymoon at the Grand has remained a treasure for 27-going-on-28 years now. Raising 4 kids to be teens & young adults w college years ahead may keep us from returning for a while yet, but we sure want to, someday!

I worked at FNB on Mackinac Island the summer they filmed this. They were filming in front of the bank, early in the morning and we HAD to be in the bank, they had to stop filming so we could get into the bank. So much fun to watch. He was so handsome and had broad shoulders and she was a little slip of a thing sitting in the carriage...great memories!!!

My favorite! My wedding dress, hat and parasol were based on that movie!❤

Love "Somewhere in Time" on my "bucket list" to go to the Grand Hotel sometime!

A favorite movie & hotel. Here is my Elise McKenna portrait in the dining room !

This is what started my fascination with The Grand Hotel. Visited a few years ago for The Titanic Weekend (dressed in period attire) how fitting. ABSOLUTELY fell in love with The Grand and the whole island. The tribute to the movie in the parlour was fantastic and the plaque by the famous (tree scene) was so nice to see. Disney is not the greatest place on earth.. The Grand is!

One of the BEST all-time movies. And, music score, as well. <3

One of my all-time favorites, as well! Going to stay at the Grand this August for our 20th wedding anniversary. Can't wait! ❤❤❤

My favorite movie. I will make it to the grand hotel one day!!!!

When I first saw this movie I lived in the UK and managed to find Mackinac Island in my world atlas. I was so disappointed to find it was thousands of miles away. Then in 1995 I relocated to the US, Michigan to be exact. We try to go to the island every year now.

Where my fiancé pooped the question and he also bought me the music box I love it we went and had a case made for it... he asked me right by the tree... he knew that I always wanted to go there

If not for this movie, we would have never found our beloved Grand Hotel. I saw it on late night TV in the early 80s. I woke my husband sobbing, saying “We must find this place!” That was over 35 years ago and about 38 trips later.

My ALL TIME favorite movie. Have watched it a zillion times. Stayed at the Grand Hotel during their "Somewhere In Time" weekend. Just amazing. BEST LOVE STORY EVER!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

I watch this movie a lot and love visiting the mackinaw island where it all began ♥️

I rode my bike with him out past Devils Kitchen. He asked my buddies what it was like to spend the Summer on Mackinac. He also narrated what was going on during Superman when the sound went out in the theater

Every year while staying at the Grand, I feel like I’m back in time. Mackinac Island is “Somewhere In Time” ♥️♥️♥️

My absolute all time favorite movie of all time..

I remember seeing the movie during my first year in college. I fell in love with the era, the hotel and the movie. One day I’ll make it there....

One of my all time favourite films! Might watch it again soon! If I ever win the Lottery I will make sure i visit this splendid hotel. 👍🏻☺️

Loved visiting the Grand Hotel this past summer and seeing all the memorabilia from the movie! ❤️

My favorite movie of all time. I have visited the Grand Hotel many times and was married there in Oct 2016. Wonderful memories

Did anyone notice on Dr. Quinn, when her fiancé comes back he has this picture? Love it!

My favourite film in the whole world. I have the replica pocket watch, still would love the grand hotel music box one day.

I love the Grand Hotel so much I even sat through this movie....which was filmed there.

My favourite movie, hope to visit Grand Hotel one day, long journey from Scotland. Xx

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Monday February 18th, 2019 - 7:56 am

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Happy President's Day from the Presidential Suite! The Presidential Suite Balcony offers the most breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Presidents Day from the Presidential Suite! The Presidential Suite Balcony offers the most breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac.Image attachment

 

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Thank you! Happy President’s Day! I love the President’s Suite! It is amazingly beautiful! Sharing...

I want to come again this summer! The Grand is my home away from home! ❤️❤️❤️

My family stayed there while my Dad was at a conference. It was also my 10th birthday! I'll never forget the ride in the presidential carriage and my birthday cake served by the chef on the silver tea service. The staff did so many things to make my birthday so special and it's a memory I'll cherish always.

Wish I was presidential enough to get this suite for a night. 💚💚💚💞

Love all the bright colors🗽🇱🇷🥰

I stayed in this suite (with three friends from college) when we were celebrating our 60th birthdays. It was amazing!

Please visit this place, you will have many good memories and will want to keep going back! We did and loved our visit!

I'd do ANYTHING to be able to completely redesign all those rooms with a more eye appealing design. I love history, but all the rooms are very 70/80s where nothing matches and isn't calming/relaxing to the eye.

This looks so much better than the snow covered Main Street on the island that you posted earlier 😆☀️☀️🥶

It was a wonderful suite and a wonderful celebration of two great people so much in love.

We stay at the Grand every time we visit! Lovely place!!

It is definitely regal!!! The balcony is such a treat... And Yes, the Views.. Incredible 😍

Our family had a wonderful stay in the Presidential suite ... Thank you Grand Hotel for the lovely memories!!! ❤️

I also love the pop of colors! I worked as a chambermaid in 1986. The Presidential Suite was one of my rooms. Simply amazing view from the balcony. I loved it up there.

We were lucky enough to go into it in April, during the Handbell Festival!

Oh to hear those walls talk! Breathe taking! #2020 Goals!

Fortunate to have stayed in this suite!

Was fortunate to visit this room during kofc convention. View is beautiful!

Had a wonderful stay in the Betty Ford Suite many years ago !!! Spectacular view of the mighty Mac !!🚴‍♂️🏞🚴‍♀️🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️

Grand Hotel is our favorite place. This is the first summer we’ve missed in a long time. We usually go in June but we’re unable to catch an appropriate time slot this year due to other family obligations. Hoping to be able to get there next year!

I love the bright colors! Nothing dreary about this! My dream to come for a stay here!

A beautiful space! Had the pleasure of touring it last summer.

How blessed were we Janine ? That was so fun !

I love the bright vivid colors. All of the rooms look just as lovely. I love going up to the Cupala (not spelled right, sorry) Bar and looking out at the panoramic spectacular view. Can't wait to get there. Best vacation place, ever. <3 <3 <3

Me too. Love that island but I bet it's pretty cold and barren right now.

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Friday February 15th, 2019 - 7:34 am

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Did you know Valentine’s Day is the #1 Day for proposals and engagements! Congratulations to all those newly weds to be in 2019! 🥂❤️💍 www.grandhotel.com/celebrations/weddings/ Photography by Andrejka Photography ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know Valentine’s Day is the #1 Day for proposals and engagements! Congratulations to all those newly weds to be in 2019! 🥂❤️💍 https://www.grandhotel.com/celebrations/weddings/ Photography by Andrejka Photography
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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 – 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. 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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Mackinac Island, MI 49757
1-800-33-GRAND

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