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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 Thursday October 3rd, 2019 - 10:51 am Throwback Thursday to 1956 when General Motors decided ironically to have a promo shoot on Mackinac Island. Pictured is the [...] 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 Monday August 5th, 2019 - 8:09 am Happy Birthday Mrs. Mac ... See MoreSee LessView on Facebook·ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Linked InShare by [...] 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 Thursday June 20th, 2019 - 12:54 pm The weather on Mackinac Island has been spectacular lately and it’s going [...] 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

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...

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 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...

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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