The Bayview Mackinac Race – which will begin on Saturday, July 22, 2017 – is recognized as one of the most challenging freshwater boat races in the world. Join the excitement of the Port Huron to Mackinac Race as boat racers sail Michigan’s Great Lakes to reach their final destination, Mackinac Island. It’s all Pure Michigan from start to finish! – Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – 2017 >>>
Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
Chippewa Hotel – Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race – Photo Gallery (Click on photo for slideshow view)
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront
Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - 1:09 pm
Photo highlights from the Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race this week. This year's event was the 93rd annual sailboat race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island. Over 200 boats participated, and good winds enabled a quick finish. The island was busy with sailors and visitors. We had a full house, and of course Pink Pony was "yachts of fun!" Great to see everyone again! ... See MoreSee Less
The Chicago Yacht Club-Race To Mackinac gets under way this Saturday. The lead boats will start arriving on Mackinac Island as early as late Sunday. By Tuesday the marina will be filled with sailboats and successful racers will be celebrating on the island. #TBT: Here are some of our favorite photos from previous versions of the Race To Mackinac. – Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – July 15 – 18, 20177 >>>
Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac – Photos via Instagram
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JUST A REMINDER: One of the best ways to get the most of your Mackinac Island trip is to spend the night downtown in a charming hotel or cozy Bed and Breakfast. Here’s a photo album of some of our downtown lodging sponsors who will help you spend the night in the heart of Mackinac Island.
Downtown Mackinac Island Lodging – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
Mackinac Island Lodging – Featured Downtown Hotels
Hotel Iroquois Located on the waterfront at the western edge of town, the Hotel Iroquois is convenient to all the main-street attractions of Mackinac Island, yet far enough away to offer guests a bit of privacy from the downtown bustle. Stunning views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge are the hallmark of a stay [...] more...
Chippewa Hotel A stay at the Chippewa Hotel puts you right in the middle of all the charms of Mackinac Island. Choose a main street room and wake up to the clip-clop of the horse carriages passing along the street below. Stay in a Harbor View waterfront room or suite and enjoy the views of the harbor [...] more...
Lilac Tree Suites and Spa With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa reflects the French, English and American heritage of Mackinac Island. Each spacious suite has a living room and a separate sleeping room. No two suites are alike.
The unique decor is accented with variations of wood, wicker and iron. Traditional antiques and modern fixtures combine [...] more...
Main Street Inn and Suites Step back in time with an overnight stay on beautiful and historic Mackinac Island.
Our well-appointed 18 rooms and suites provide comfortable elegance, perfect for honeymoon couples to large families.
We offer affordable accommodations with many outstanding amenities, including a communal sitting room with pool table, cable television, and games.
Our nightly turndown service includes a fudge [...] more...
Harbour View Inn 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. Located only a short walk from the best attractions on Michigan’s Mackinac Island, yet away from the bustling traffic of downtown, this relaxing hotel complex offers the perfect romantic retreat. more...
Island House Hotel Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. After acquiring the resort in 1969, the Callewaert family has continued to add contemporary conveniences while preserving the allure of its historic ambiance, serving to maintain Mackinac Island’s oldest operating hotel, a Historic Hotels [...] more...
Pontiac Lodge Pontiac Lodge is an intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. The Pontiac Lodge has 11 distinct rooms, most with wet bars, private baths with showers and some with Jacuzzi tubs. more...
Mackinac Island Lodging – Featured Downtown Bed and Breakfast Inns
Metivier Inn A small lovely boutique country inn, the Metivier Inn offers 22 charming guest rooms for your stay on Mackinac Island, each including air conditioning and private baths. The rooms are uniquely and tastefully decorated in a blend of English and French country style. Most of our rooms are ideal for couples or solo travelers, as [...] more...
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Island Marina are only a short stroll away. Featuring a large front porch for enjoying breakfast or just relaxing while taking in the clip clop of horse [...] more...
Cloghaun Bed & Breakfast Cloghaun is one of the oldest Victorian homes on the Island. Thomas and Bridget Donnelly left Ireland in 1848, and completed Cloghaun in 1884. This lovely home has been preserved by their descendants and now offers guests a tranquil, romantic interlude from the demands of everyday life.
Eleven guest rooms individually designed and decorated with antiques [...] more...
Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast There is no experience quite as unique as Mackinac Island. One begins stepping back in time at the first glimpse from the ferry of historic buildings while rounding Biddle Point. When emerging onto Main Street, history unfolds while horse drawn carriages pass by and the preferred method of travel is a bicycle.
Pine Cottage is [...] more...
The Mackinac House
Mackinac Island has been charming visitors for decades with its beautiful landscape, history, shopping and sightseeing. The Mackinac House encompasses all the charm the island offers and is located steps away from it all.
Mackinac House room types include: Deluxe Queen, Balcony Rooms, Tower Suite, Fort Suite and Lower Level Suite. Rates starting at $165
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Mission Point Resort features five unique restaurants and eateries, including Chianti, Round Island Bar & Grill, Bistro on the Greens, Reserve, Boxwood Coffeeshop & Cafe. Here’s our photo album to give you a glimpse of the wide-ranging dining options at Mission Point Resort.
Mission Point Resort Dining – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
If you’ve been to Mackinac Island, there is a very good chance you’ve stopped by the Pink Pony. Perhaps someone said, “Meet my at the Pony.” Or you just wanted to “pony up” to the legendary serpentine bar. Or maybe it was just time to have “yachts and yachts of fun”.
The reasons are many but just to help out we’ve gathered together our TOP FIVE reasons to visit the Pink Pony during your trip to Mackinac Island.
PINK PONY PATIO
Truly an iconic Michigan stop, the Pink Pony Patio offers great views of the Mackinac harbor, fresh air, afternoon entertainment, and a 25 person jacuzzi tub. Grab a seat under a pink umbrella, stretch out on the deck, or post up at the waterfront bar.
The Pink Pony is the only place on Mackinac where you can hear live music twice a day! Talented local musicians accompany the afternoon sunshine on the patio. After dinner, head on up to the main stage and enjoy the Pink Pony nightlife, led by house musician Myk Rise (pictured), who is famous for his rendition of Cecilia by Simon & Garfunkel and much, much more!
RUM RUNNER AND OTHER SIGNATURE SUMMER COCKTAILS
Relax during your Mackinac vacation with a specialty cocktail from the Pink Pony! The Rum Runner at the Pink Pony is a famous Island recipe of premium rums and fruit juices, served frozen and recommended with a floater.
MICHIGAN CRAFT BEER ON TAP
In 2015 the Pink Pony expanded their draft beer menu from 6 taps to 24 taps, giving craft beer lovers a bountiful selection of great brews, many made in Michigan by one of the state’s renowned craft breweries – Founders, Bell’s, Short’s, Mt. Town, Upperhand, Blackrocks, and more.
GREAT FOOD ALL DAY LONG
The Pink Pony offers everything from tasty breakfast options, to popular lunch items, to deliciously hearty dinner entree, and homemade desserts, and even late night snacks. The menu features fresh ingredients and house-made sauces, dressings, and plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian choices. (PHOTO: Whitefish Tacos – Three flour tortillas with pan seared whitefish, house citrus slaw with a tangy ginger dressing, finished with an avocado aioli. Served with tortilla chips and fresh homemade salsa.)
AND DON’T FORGET – To drop by the Pink Pony Store.
Show off your favorite Mackinac hot spot by having your own Pink Pony items! The shop sells quality apparel, bags, jewelry, gift items and more. You can shop Pink Pony all year long at www.PinkPonyMackinac.com
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. This is the perfect weekend for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic.
Somewhere in Time Weekend – Photo Gallery (via Grand Hotel on Facebook) (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
I love that place. I had been inside. I believe Chris is there in spirit, hence the beautiful flowers. Have fun!
Every time I watch the film, I feel magically transformed. Thank you John Barry, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer and R.I.P. Christopher Reeve.
thanks for sharing
Thank you for sharing. .....I came to the island.....because I knew it was Somewhere In Time week. And though not at The Grand....am here to share in the love for Jane/Elise and Chris/Richard....enjoying all the folks in their Somewhere In Time costumes. Am loving all your posts....have a nice time Jane.
I was there while it was being filmed. I got a picture of Jane coming off a carriage to film and I have a picture of Christopher Reeve smiling at me then he winked....I was only 10 years old. What a experience! <3
One of my favorite movies of all time.
My favorite for since the first time I saw it....33 years ago..
That was ONE BEAUTIFUL MOVIE. miss Seymour. Sad, and then beautiful ending....
One of my Favorite Movies ever ! It never played at the Movie Theaters because there was a strike going on the weekend of its release. But about 20 years ago my husband surprised me to a Special Somewhere In Time weekend in Chicago and we all were able to meet some cast members and
Watch the Movie on the Big Screen . I will never forget that wonderful day.
SOMEWHERE IN TIME is legendary!!! R.I.P. Christopher Reeves!!! Christopher Plummer is badass in this movie but Jane Seymour is a goddess from another time in this movie!!! Solitaire(Live And Let Die) was sexy but Elise was stunning!!!
Hi Jane would love to have met you today. I watched you and Christopher Reeves being filmed for your wonderful movie. I was born on and graduated high school on Mackinac Island in 1979. Still tear up every time I watch Somewhere In Time. Brings back beautiful memories of a wonderful Summer. Enjoy your visit and Welcome back.
You look the same Jane. I enjoyed being an extra in the movie and hanging out with Reeves and Plummer. Great memories!
Thanks for sharing!
I remember being on Mackinaw Usland when " Somewhere in Time" was filming.
My girls & I delivered a " Superman cookie" to Christopher Reeves!
Crazy idea hey? We did get a handwritten thank you note from Chris!👍🏽💥
I wish Chris was there also !!! I love,love,love this movie
My absolute favorite movie!!!!!! Chris is there in spirit!
The ultimate romantic film.
I would have loved to be there. So lovely of you to share your carriage ride.
My very most favorite movie! That's when I fell for Jane!
As lovely today as she was back in 1979 when she filmed it!
As soon as 'Chris' is mentioned, I teared up. He is definitely with you. Everyone will feel it I'm sure.
This is great! Enjoy and Happy SWIT Anniversary!!!
When i first came up to the Grand, I was playing the soundtrack from the movie and sobbing. I had to call my best friend that I had seen the movie with when it first came out...i was crying and saying I'm here...I finally made it! Took me 30 some years bit I made it! Still one of the most precious moments of my life!
I was just thinking the same of Mr Reeve glad you are there enjoy the beauty wonderful movie Somewhere in time😇