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Grand Hotel News and Specials
Grand Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Grand Hotel Page On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsGrand Hotel is in Mackinac Island, Michigan. Monday July 6th, 2020 - 10:01 am Good morning from the Lilac Suite. This fresh 2018 renovation brings hints of the island's [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois News and Specials
Hotel Iroquois On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Hotel Iroquois On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsHotel Iroquois on the Beach Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 1:39 pm HAPPY 4TH ! ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linked InShare by EmailView [...] more...

Mission Point Resort News and Specials
Here are some of the latest lodging specials at Mission Point Resort. For a complete list, visit Mission Point Resort Website. 2019 Mackinac Island Wedding Show – Mission Point Resort – September 28, 2019[ September 28, 2019; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] This popular wedding event is the perfect time to find everything you need to [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel News and Specials
Check out the latest from the Chippewa Hotel in the Chippewa’s facebook feed to the right or click through to the Chippewa Hotel on Facebook. Live entertainment nightly during the summer of the Pink Pony Bar & Grill. Keep up with the latest entertainment news at the Pink Pony on Facebook. Chippewa Hotel News and Specials Chippewa Hotel [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites News and Specials
Check out the latest from the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa in the Lilac Tree’s facebook feed to the right or click through to the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa on Facebook. Lilac Tree Suites & Spa News and Specials   Lilac Tree Suites & Spa – Wawashkamo Golf Package One Night Package Includes: • 18-holes of golf at Wawashkamo [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites News and Specials
Main Street Inn and Suites On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Main Street Inn and Suites On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsMain Street Inn and Suites Saturday July 4th, 2020 - 6:00 am Little yellow flowers, as far as the eye can see. It’s a [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites News and Specials
Mackinac Island Lakebluff Condos at Stonecliffe are situated high atop the West Bluff on beautiful Mackinac Island. There are acres of bike trails, walking trails and roads throughout and around Mackinac Island. Our accommodations have panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge with awesome sunsets on the grounds of of Stonecliffe [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe News and Specials
Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. The Inn at Stonecliffe – Boat, Buggy & Breakfast Package We want to help make your summer vacation as easy as possible. Our Boat, Buggy [...] more...

Harbour View Inn News and Specials
Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. Harbour View Inn On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Harbour View Inn Page On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and [...] more...

Island House Hotel News and Specials
Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Island House Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Island House Hotel Page On Facebook. <> Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, [...] more...

Metivier Inn News and Specials
Please check back or call (906) 847-6234 for 2018 specials! Metivier Inn opens for the 2018 season on May 17, 2018 and closes on October 27, 2018. • Rates based on single or double occupancy, up to quad occupancy for the suite and two-queen room • Subject to state tax, hotel service charge and tourism assessment [...] more...

Entertainment Events on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar – December 6 – 9, 2019
[ December 6, 2019 to December 9, 2019. ] Experience the unofficial kick-off to winter on Mackinac at the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar, a fundraiser for the Mackinac Island Medical Center as well as St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Little Stone Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and the Mackinac Island Bible Church. Each year, the Mackinac Island Community gathers with friends and visitors to celebrate the Christmas [...] 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...

Star Spangled Fourth of July – Fort Mackinac – July 4, 2020
[ July 4, 2020; 3:00 pm; ] The historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery with banners, flags and bunting. It is an 1880’s Independence Day, with 38-gun salutes honoring the states of the period, performances of patriotic music, and Victorian children’s games. Guests join the party and participate in Victorian dances and games on the fort parade ground. When: 3:00 pm - 3:30 [...] 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...

2019 Mackinac Island Wedding Show – Mission Point Resort – September 28, 2019
[ September 28, 2019; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] This popular wedding event is the perfect time to find everything you need to plan your special day! You will meet face to face with industry experts who will guide you through the details of the ceremony, flowers, music, photography, party favors, the wedding cake and so much more! You cannot afford to miss this [...] 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...

Island House Hotel – Macktoberfest – October 5, 2019
[ October 5, 2019; 6:00 pm; ] What do you get when you celebrate a classic Bavarian festival – Mackinac Island style…. Macktoberfest! Gals pack your dirndl and guys grab your lederhosen for an evening of an old-fashioned stein hoisting, traditional German fare, singing and dancing to festive folk music at the historic Island House Hotel. Brush up on the rules of Hammerschlagen. Friday, [...] 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...

Mackinac Island Winter Festival – February 1 – 3, 2019
[ February 1, 2019 to February 3, 2019. ] Join Mackinac Island’s winter community at Great Turtle Park for a bonfire cook out, sledding, snow golf, archery, snow volleyball and broom hockey. Mackinac Island School hosts food and Photo Contest to select pictures for the 2020 Mackinac Island Calendar. >>>> Information Below if from Last Year's Winter Festival Check Back For Updates more...

A Taste of Mackinac – June 14, 2018
[ June 14, 2018; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Don't miss the culinary event of the summer! Island chefs come together to meet and greet while sharing their creations. Tickets include buffet styled food, drinks by Coca Cola and Starbucks as well as craft beers, Michigan wines (must be 21) and sweets by the Island Fudge Shops. more...

Mackinac Island – Where The Butterflies Dance
by Michael Wetzel (Editors Note: In 1992, Michael Wetzel interviewed Doug Beardsley, founder of the Original Butterfly House, and wrote this article which he used it for his Masters thesis. It wonderfully captures the spirit of the Butterfly House. Reprinted with permission of the author.) As I linger among the multiple pastels of historic homes and guesthouses, [...] more...

Tulips Blooming on Mackinac Island – May 17 & 18, 2009
Summer continues to come to Mackinac Island… it’s the tulips now that are blooming and they are putting on a colorful show… if you are arriving this week or this weekend you’ll have lots and lots of brilliant red and orange and yellow tulips to brighten your day… . For More Photos From Mackinac Island Click Here! . more...

MACKINAC ISLAND EXPERIENCE PACKAGE
Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company Mackinac Island Enjoy a day on Mackinac Island and experience a historical treasure. Arriving by ferry boat, you’ll embark on a horse-drawn island tour with Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, visit the Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, step back in time at historic Fort Mackinac and tour the Grand Hotel. The Mackinac Experience [...] more...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Celebrate 50th Anniversary
This summer, Mackinac State Historic Parks will celebrate its 50th anniversary and you’re invited to come and enjoy this enchanting destination with its canopies of cedars and birches, limestone bluffs, wildflowers, Victorian charm and fascinating history. These are the natural wonders and captivating features that make this area one of the scenic places that [...] more...

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