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Grand Hotel officially opens tomorrow (Friday, May 3, 2019) for its 133rd season! To celebrate the 2019 spring and summer season on Mackinac Island, here are some of our favorite photos of Grand Hotel from previous years. (Feel free to post your own favorite Grand Hotel photo in the comments below.)

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Grand Hotel is now officially open for its 133rd season! To celebrate the 2019 spring and summer season on Mackinac Island, here are some of our favorite photos of Grand Hotel from previous years. (Feel free to post your own favorite Grand Hotel photo in the comments.)

Tulips in bloom at the entrance of Grand Hotel in the spring. (Photo - May 2009)
A view of Grand Hotel from Cadotte Avenue.
A deluxe lake view guest room with balcony at Grand Hotel.
A dessert table at the lunch buffet.
Grand Hotel historian Bob Tagatz gives a talk on the early history of Mackinac Island on the porch with the Mackinac Bridge in the background.
The Esther Williams Swimming Pool at Grand Hotel.
A grand piano in the interior of Grand Hotel.
Grand Hotel - interior.
The Jockey Club at the Jewell at Grand Hotel.
The panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac from the Cupola Bar at Grand Hotel.
A lake view guest room decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney… At Grand Hotel, no two of the 385 guest rooms are alike.
A deluxe lake view guest room with balcony at Grand Hotel.
The Main Dining Room at Grand Hotel.
The fountain in the tea garden of Grand Hotel.
Late summer flowers at the entrance to Grand Hotel.
The spacious interior grounds of Grand Hotel.
The Jockey Club at the Jewell at Grand Hotel.
Anyone for a "grand game of chess"? Chess pieces on the eastern end of the front porch of Grand Hotel.
The Main Dining Room at Grand Hotel. Non-hotel guests can enjoy Grand Hotel dining in the Main Dining Room. Rates for non-hotel guests are as follows: Breakfast $30, Luncheon Buffet $40 and Dinner $75.
Mackinac Island Lilacs - June 13, 2013 - Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island Lilacs - June 13, 2013 - Grand Hotel gardens
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Monday October 21st, 2019 - 5:22 pm

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The Autumn Blaze Maples lining Cadotte Avenue are holding true to their name this fall! 🍁❤️🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

The Autumn Blaze Maples lining Cadotte Avenue are holding true to their name this fall! 🍁❤️🍁Image attachment

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So pretty. I will Always remember to my last visit to Michigan & my Awesome Friends Ruth Ann & Bruce took me to Mackinac. The trees hadn’t turned yet but it was such a fun place to visit. Thank You for this wonderful memory that I will always cherish. I’d love to go back in the fall to see All of its beauty. Blessings to you Ruth & Bruce for All your Awesome Hospitality. Love ya dear friends... Dee

Wow, Beautiful. We are going to have to plan another trip that direction again. We had a great time on Mackinac island. And this time we’ll get together for dinner 😀

Wow, they sure changed in a week! We truly loved our stay and the trip through the prettiest stand of trees in Michigan! Thank you Grand Hotel for the lovely photo! Just makes me want to pack a bag again!

That is unbelievable! So beautiful! 🍁

Just beautiful! I am always there in the spring 🍁

Now that is just beautiful... I think you should get one Cindy as we were talking about on our trip...

I don't think we saw the red like that❣Have to find the pictures . That's something you would remember and we went 2x's💕

The bottom picture is Absolutely Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Stunning😮wish I was on Mackinac to see it in person!

Love this island! I would live there.

That is breathtakingly beautiful. Didn’t know they existed there. Thanks for posting!

Mackinaw Island is always so beautiful.🍁

The trees are absolutely stunning.

This is my home stTe ! Two of my Aunts worked here at the hotel way back before it was so Grand ! It holds special place I our hearts ! ❤️

Wow!! What a difference a week makes! I thought last weekend trees were beautiful!!

Wow! Such beautiful colors!

We were there yesterday and they were gorgeous!

Beautiful Mackinac Island!

Was this taken today? It was rainy when we left at 10 am but I see the sun on the trees...

I would so love to see this...

The year got away from me and I never walked up this "grand pathway" to the Grand. Button up soon for the winter. I have never been there in the winter so we are thinking of grabbing the charter airplane to fly over.

🍁🔥This is STUNNING!! The colors are outstanding up here this year!!

Oh my word!!! The color is fabulous. I was afraid the color of the leaves might not be as good as in past years. Not so here. I would love to see it in person

Just beautiful. My favorite fall color.

That is really beautiful color

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Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 11:10 am

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It's Murder Mystery Weekend 2019 with the The Murder Mystery Company and our guests are dressed to impress! This year's theme is the Death of a Gangster- A 1920’s Mafia Marriage! ... See MoreSee Less

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I so wanted to attend! Next year!

Love the arrangement 🤣. All the ladies at the flower shop are so talented. What joy they create in every arrangement.💗

this would be a fun event to attend

So looking forward to coming back xx

Wish we could be there!

One of my favorite places💜

Who was the killer? We never found out. 🙁

Very kool, my kind a party

That looks so great <3

The perfect Grand Hotel⭐️

Can't wait to go next time!

Looks like fun!

How much fun would that be!!!!

Jenna Cody Lawnichak next year? Let’s do it! Tata and I had so much fun we want to go back next year!

Yup. We are here

Matthew C. Jackson! Next year!

Karen Novak Guest Christa Clara Guest could’ve been there 😪

Brian.... 😔

Emily Eherenman Missy Kaufman Eherenman

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Friday October 18th, 2019 - 9:18 am

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Happy Friday! We just love how the fall setting sun lights up the front of the hotel! 🍂☀️🍂 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday! We just love how the fall setting sun lights up the front of the hotel! 🍂☀️🍂

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Beautiful photo. I love the Grand Hotel. I can imagine myself having a glass of wine and watching the sunset.

I’ll be there next week with my mom and daughter! Three generations enjoying The Grand ❤️💞

So beautiful! Already looking forward to next year!

Such a beautiful place

Sunrises are gorgeous as well.

Lovely, there in our memories when we view these photos.

Beautiful. Looking forward to our 2020 trip. It’s a great trip.

Oh my God. Just Beautiful. Do they still close up in late November?

That would be a beautiful painting!💕💕

Oh how beautiful! I was just there last week but didn't stay in the Grand. I have stayed there before and I have wonderful memories. Took the Carriage Tour this time. Fun.....

Staying on the island Tuesday and Wednesday nights but not at the Grand. Hope to see this in person as well as lots of stars

Love the Grand! Will see you in a week!

My son joined the USCG and the Mackinac was his first duty station. We took him to Cheboygan and spent the weekend. Had never been there . We wandered up to Mackinac City and thought it was great. But oh.... when we took that ride to the Island. THE GRAND IS FABULOUS! My dream is going back someday and staying there!!💜

Been there and done that! Fantastic time I must say!!!!

It was a beautiful day here on the island. The grand hotel is as great as ever

Love love love this place 💜

😮 Only six more days and I get to see this view! 💕🍁🐴

Awesome picture beautiful place ❤️

Such a beautiful place.

STOP!!....,,,,so beautiful💙love my island💙

Better health hope get back in 2020. Love the Grand.

Beautiful and fun memories.

They had a special on Mackinac Island on PBS last night. Not on the Grand but of course mentioned and grounds shown a good bit. Told about how the waste on the Island was taken care of. It was very interesting. Love You Guys !! <3

Wow! How beautiful! 🌅

Happy Friday!

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Thursday October 17th, 2019 - 9:23 am

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Throwback Thursday! Then & Now with Christopher Reeve taking a nap on the west end in everyone’s favorite film Somewhere In Time! Photograph by Grand Hotel Photographer Michael Samsky! @mrsamsky ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback Thursday! Then & Now with Christopher Reeve taking a nap on the west end in everyone’s favorite film Somewhere In Time! Photograph by Grand Hotel Photographer Michael Samsky! @mrsamsky

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WOW! Now THIS blows my MIND!! It's Oct.21 and as I'm sitting here WATCHING the movie "Somewhere in Time", I came across your post that my brother's girlfriend posted about the Grand Hotel and had to take a look! I love this particular photo you posted and how you mentioned the movie also. Here is the image from the movie (as I'm watching it). I first saw the movie on a flight from Calgary to Toronto in September, 1982, and when I came across the DVD a year ago, I couldn't pass it up! They could not have picked a finer place to film that movie other than the Grand Hotel!

My very favorite movie & my #1 on my list of places I have to see ❤

My favorite movie of all-time and my favorite place in the world! ❤️❤️❤️

This is our favourite movie, I based my wedding outfit on it 24 years ago, the hotel looks amazing, we are hoping to go for my 60th in 2021 and stay on my birthday 28th of June xx

Amazing, the Grand Hotel, we also stayed there for our 50th Anniv. I was disappointed to see they only had a couple of walls with pictures of the movie and cast.

Thanks for posting this! Keep Somewhere in Time alive! Best movie. Perfect cast. ❤️⏱🎥

Love that movie and love your beautiful hotel!! 😊💕💕

Love the movie and the Grand Hotel is so lovely too!

One of my favorites! Because of this film I’ve always dreamed of visiting the Grand Hotel. It hasn’t happened...yet... but hoping soon!

My all time favorite movie! Can't wait to visit the Island & hotel again! ❤ It's been over 40 years!😲

Loved the movie and C.R. Looking to one day visit this beautiful place.

I have yet to see the movie, but looking forward to catching it next weekend at The Grand!

I walked down the isle to Somewhere in Time music. The movie and hotel hold a special place in my heart. We lost Christopher much too young (and Dana too). God bless his children as they carry on without their parents.

My favorite movie, would like to stay there someday, mighty pricey for me. Will have to settle for a day trip

My favorite movie of all time!! The soundtrack was the background music for my 1985 wedding. Visiting the Grand Hotel is on my Bucket List

Great picture! Wow! We enjoyed our trip to the Island last year at this same time. I hope we can get back there soon.

Love this! Such a beautiful place! Movie is one of my favorites also.

Andi, Phillip and I stayed at the Grand for our 50th wedding anniversary. It is a amazing place on a beautiful island. We would love to go there again.

Dont forget to read the sequel! Memoirs of Elise! "This sequel/prequel to "Somewhere in Time" was inspired by the movie's poignant opening scene. In this scene Elise McKenna sits alone in the darkness waiting for her opportunity to give a young playwright, Richard Collier, a watch, and to utter the enigmatic words, "Come back to me." ... The book was never made into a movie. The author took it out of circulation. It is available to purchase but quite pricy. I read it through the library. Loved it...Jana Healey

I saw the movie, I read the book, and I visited Mackinac island many times but my dream of spending the night at the”Grand Hotel”came true in May of 2015.

Favorite place, was there when this was being filmed, for our honeymoon, 40 years ago!♥️

My favorite movie! I changed my last name when I got divorced to McKenna!

The Grand is absolute magical! I never thought I would ever be able to do more than dream of being at the Grand, the lovely dining, the island, and all its glory. But last oct of 2018, my husband and I went with a group , in a chartered bus, to Mackinaw City, boarded the ferry , which is awesome!!, and arrived on the island , waiting for our taxi ( horse and carriage, they loaded the luggage and we took our journey to the Grand! We all were checked in and ushered to our rooms, which ours was a Sm suite. We didn’t have a view , but not complaining. It was Gorgeous and perfect.. it was a dream come true, a real fairy tale! I felt so many things being there, the elegant dining , everything more that perfect! I never would have ever believed I was able to do this , to experience this dream for a few days! I never felt so peaceful, so good as I had at that time and i did not want it to end. The movie has always been a favorite , and I love the soundtrack as well..

I was working at the Grand that summer! Good memories!

I thought I was the only one who considered "Somewhere in Time" their favorite movie!

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