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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. Grand Hotel Friday April 19th, 2019 - 9:42 am 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 [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois News and Specials
Hotel Iroquois On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Hotel Iroquois On Facebook. Hotel Iroquois on the Beach Monday March 4th, 2019 - 10:21 am Make sure to cast your vote in the Travel + Leisure 2019 World's Best Awards survey! Visit www.tlworldsbest.com to rate your favorite travel experiences and enter for a chance [...] 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. Pre-season Experience at Mission Point – April 26 – May 16, 2019[ April 26, 2019 to May 16, 2019. ] Experience Mission Point before everyone else with our exclusive early season special. The snow has just [...] 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. Main Street Inn and Suites Thursday February 28th, 2019 - 9:01 am 9 weeks until we open for the 2019 season. It sure is beautiful here in the winter but we are looking forward to [...] 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. Harbour View Inn shared a post. Thursday April 18th, [...] 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. <> Island House Hotel Thursday April 18th, [...] 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 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...

Island House Hotel – Derby Day Soiree – May 4, 2019
[ May 4, 2019; 5:00 pm; ] Ladies & gentlemen pack your Derby Duds for an evening of Juleps & Jockeys. Cheer for your choice thoroughbred on your favorite equine-filled island. Island House Hotel opens just in time for the 3rd Annual Derby Day Soiree in the 1852 Grill Room. Sip on blue-ribbon-worthy mint juleps and bourbon. Live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby accompanied [...] 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...

Mission Point Resort – Island Reset, May 31 – June 3, 2019
[ May 31, 2019 to June 3, 2019. ] We all know that we can’t achieve successful lifestyle changes overnight and this is the perfect opportunity to take a “time out” and renew the importance of your overall well being. Invest in yourself by taking a break from the daily grind and remembering what it means to be you!  Mission Point on Mackinac Island is the [...] 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...

Mission Point Resort – Lilac Festival Package – June 7 – 16, 2019
[ June 7, 2019 to June 16, 2019. ] Celebrate the annual island-wide Mackinac Island Lilac Festival at Mission Point - the perfect home base to experience the events going on each day during the Lilac Festival! Enjoy endless activities throughout the week during one of the most beautiful times of the year. The 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is June 7-16, 2019. Package [...] more...

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival – June 7 – 16, 2019
[ June 7, 2019 to June 16, 2019. ] The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is a 10-day celebration, June 7 through 16, 2019. It’s the first and largest summer event on the Island, attracting thousands of visitors. Festivities include the coronation of the Lilac Festival Queen and Court, Lilac Festival 10K Run/Walk, horse drawn carriage tours, numerous concerts, wine tastings, A Taste of Mackinac [...] 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...

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 – 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...

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar – November 30 – December 3, 2018
[ November 30, 2018 to December 1, 2018. ] The snow has fallen on Mackinac Island and we are getting ready for the 2018 Christmas Bazaar ! We have raffles , crafts , Christmas tree lighting and caroling , artwork , one of a kind experiences , speciality Christmas Trees , gift certificates , bake sale, music , food , drink and now we have [...] more...

2019 Mackinac Island Wedding Show – Mission Point Resort
[ October 27, 2018; 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Planning a wedding can be a daunting task. At Mackinac Island Wedding Show 2019, you, your fiancé and your families can 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 [...] 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...

Matt Gabriel – Music In The Park – June 21, 2018
[ June 21, 2018; 7:00 pm; ] Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country. The quality of Folk and Blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. A must-see live show with a very approachable recorded sound. It’s music you can trust and believe in. Listen <> 7pm, [...] more...

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