Our next featured lodging photo album highlights the Metivier Inn, a historic Bed and Breakfast located on Market Street. The Metivier Inn offers 22 guest rooms tastefully decorated in a blend of English and French country style. In the morning guests are treated to a gourmet continental breakfast buffet. The spacious front porch is perfect for people watching. Guests can relax on the porch in the afternoon surrounded by some of the loveliest gardens on Mackinac Island and watch the horse carriages go by – clip-clopping – on Market Street below.
Metivier Inn – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. Our first concern is that of our guests and staff. We are hoping for the traditional open date but, we will be patient through this difficult time. Checkin in your neighbors, friends, and family. This social distancing is difficult for everyone. Much love to all of you. The Metivier Inn Management Team.
A little history about Fort Homes this is the before and swipe right for the after.
Fort Holmes sits atop the highest elevation on Mackinac Island. This recent reconstruction is free and open to the public during normal operating hours May through Oct.
Fort Holmes is a small, wood and earthen fort on the southern end of the highest ridge on Mackinac Island. The fort was constructed by British soldiers in 1814 during the War of 1812 and named Fort George in honor of Britain’s King George III. The fort was constructed to protect Fort Mackinac against an anticipated United States attack during the war. That attack came in the summer of 1814 although the fort was not directly involved in the battle. When United States soldiers peacefully reoccupied the island after the War of 1812 the fort was renamed Fort Holmes in honor of American Major Andrew Hunter Holmes who was killed in the 1814 battle of Mackinac Island.
The fort was occupied by United States troops for just a few years after the War of 1812. It was eventually abandoned and allowed to decay. The site was included as part of Mackinac National Park (1875) and Mackinac Island State Park (1895) and was the site of at least two different viewing towers to enjoy the magnificent views of the Straits of Mackinac from this vantage point. In the 1930’s the federal government, through the Works Progress Administration, reconstructed the fort walls and blockhouse. That reconstruction is now badly deteriorated.
Using the original plans for the fort housed in the National Archives, the Mackinac State Historic Parks accurately reconstruct the fort walls and blockhouse. The walls are made of mounded earth works and logs and the blockhouse is a two-story, hewn log structure with loop holes and port holes for musket and cannon fire.
Our latest featured lodging photo album – the Island House Hotel, which completed a $4-million renovation this spring. Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, the Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. From the hotel’s spacious porch, guests can enjoy the clip-clop of horse carriages passing by and feel the gentle breezes off of Mackinac Harbor and the Straits of Mackinac Island. Shopping in downtown Mackinac Island is a short walk away.
Island House Hotel – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
⚾ The Fort Mackinac "Never Sweats" began swinging their bats in 1885. Though the game may seem familiar, there are certainly differences between the sport we know today and this classic version played one evening each year. ⚾
Two summers ago our boat broke down in Lake Huron on the way to De Tour from Mackinac Island. Even though it was an awful situation, we got to see the most amazing sunset while we were stuck out there.
Summer 2019 officially began on Friday, June 21. That means there is still time to plan your summer vacation trip to Mackinac Island. Our latest lodging photo album features Harbour View Inn, located on Huron Street (Main Street) a short stroll from downtown. Harbour View Inn offers a variety of lodging options including elegant guest rooms in the historic Chateau LaFramboise, once owned by Madame Magdelaine LaFramboise.
Harbour View Inn – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
Our latest lodging photo album features the Inn at Stonecliffe, located in the park-like interior of Mackinac Island. Set high on a bluff amid lush lawns and colorful gardens, The Inn at Stonecliffe offers breathtaking views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.
The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
www.theinnatstonecliffe.comThe recent warmer temps and long stretches of sunshine have us feeling ready for Spring! Anyone else have that feeling? Share this post and tell us what you want to do on Mackinac Island this year and be entered to win a One Night Stay with us for the 2020 season! ... See MoreSee Less
My husband and I would LOVE to come back to celebrate our anniversary! We were married at Stonecliffe 25 years ago in August!
I thought i already commented on this post, but guess not!😊🤷
Anyway, we come up to the island for Mother's day every year to celebrate my mom and my sister. We have always loved the island (I lived there for a season and sister got married there) and enjoy staying at new places each year. Thanks for doing a fun giveaway during this crazy time!
I just want to walk around the whole island and take in every beautiful piece of it <3. When I was younger me and my sisters came here for vacation 16 years straight. We loved it!! It's forever in our hearts <3
This would be a fabulous place to visit. While we've been to the island, never here. What a wonderful place to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
Never stayed here yet....maybe you can change that?! 😊 explore more of the island and be able to check out your beautiful place.
Our daughter was married at the Inn last October. It is so magical and the entire staff is wonderful. I can think of no better gift than to let them celebrate their first anniversary there.
I love staying up on the bluff and looking out over the water and seeing that beautiful Bridge! My husband and I tell people about this all the time!
Most Beautiful, Romantic place on Earth' absolutely the best place to stay for a visit to the island. 😍😇😁
My hubby and i will be married for 21 years in June and have never taken a honeymoon would love to stay here as a better late then never honeymoon 🙂
My sister and I ride our bikes around the island every year. I can’t wait to do it again this year.
I would love to come to the island to enjoy peace and quiet. The island is one of the most beautiful places and right now probably the safest place on earth to be..
We stayed at this wonderful place 5 years ago for our 45th anniversary! It was fabulous with a wonderful chef who prepared wonderful meals. June 13 is our 50th wedding anniversary and our trip to China, HK and Japan of course was cancelled because of the virus!! I would love to come back to Stonecliff to celebrate!! We both love the island and the history, peace and tranquility that can be found there!
It has been 20 years since we stayed on the island. I would love to walk, bike and just enjoy the beauty of it!
Walk, I want to go for a walk on as many trails as possible. To see the beauty of the interior of the island is so inspiring, so peaceful. 🥰 Just love it so much.
I would love a chance to take a carriage ride around the island with my sweetheart of 36 yrs. It’s been way too long since we visited beautiful Mackinaw Island
I’d love to visit the island with my girls and husband and just enjoy the beauty. My girls and husband have never been there.
It would be a true pleasure to stay at Stonecliffe and the many beautiful sights nearby ♥️
We will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary!!
Hike, bike and take in all the sights and sounds of Mackinac ❤️
Been planning a stay on the island this summer,would love to stay here and see what I remember,it has been 30 yrs!
My childhood happy place! I’d love to visit and stay at The Inn❤️
Would love to stay there to celebrate our 25th (even though it was last November. Lol).
Almost 37 years ago, my husband and I honeymooned on Mackinac Island. Would love to spend time on the island again going back in time.
My husband and I spend our honeymoon in and on Mackinaw. in August we are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. Plans to go to Mackinaw.
I’d just love to walk around and soak up all the beautiful things the island has to offer.
Here’s a quick glimpse of the walkway garden leading to the Carriage House Restaurant at the Hotel Iroquois. Look for this garden to get more sumptuous and colorful at the summer season progresses. (Photos taken June 11, 2019.)
Walkway Garden at Hotel Iroquois – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
The 2019 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival is underway this week and wraps up this Sunday with the Lilac Festival Grand Parade. It’s good to know there’s much more summer fun is ahead. Our latest lodging photo album features Lakebluff Condos & Suites, located in the interior, “Stonecliffe” area of Mackinac Island. Lakebluff Condos & Suites are situated high on the West Bluff with expansive views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge.
Lakebluff Condos & Suites – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)