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The Tweed Ride – Mission Point Resort – May 13, 2017

The Tweed Ride
Mission Point Tweed Ride, a ‘Lakeside Ride with a Bit of Style’

Celebrate National Bicycle Month and Mackinac Island’s primary mode of transportation with the Mission Point Tweed Ride, a ‘Lakeside Ride with a Bit of Style.

Antique bikes and vintage or traditional British cycling attire, particularly tweed are encouraged. Display your antique bicycle on Mission Point’s spectacular lakefront lawn prior to the ride. Dubarry of Ireland, a Mission Point, Mackinac Island exclusive vendor will present awards for best bike and attire.

The two mile ride includes a parade through downtown historic Mackinac Island and a quick jaunt to beautiful Arch Rock in Mackinac Island Historic State Park. Following the ride cyclists and fans are invited to Mission Point’s Round Island Bar and Grill for awards presented by Dubarry of Ireland.

The event is free and open to all. Bicycles can be rented onsite.

Mission Point Tweed Ride Lodging Package

A Tweed Ride Experience package is available for a two-night stay arriving on May 12th. Rates start at $139 per night (plus tax and resort fees) and include breakfast each morning, plus a complimentary bicycle rental for a half-day on Saturday afternoon to join in on the Second Annual Tweed Ride.

Reservations can be booked online or by calling Mission Point at 800-833-7711.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast each morning in Round Island Bar & Grill
  • Half Day Bicycle Rental to participate in the Second Annual Tweed Ride

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Need Tweed? You can find Dubarry of Ireland at The Boutique at Mission Point.

Saturday, May 13
1:00 PM
The Lawn at Mission Point

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Photos From Tweed Ride 2016

Sunday September 18th, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Mission Point

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for the Inaugural Tweed Ride! Everyone looked fantastic, we're so excited to see what everyone comes up with next year! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for the Inaugural Tweed Ride! Everyone looked fantastic, were so excited to see what everyone comes up with next year!

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Everyone looks great!

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Saturday April 29th, 2017 - 12:48 pm

Mission Point

Mission Point, horse drawn carriage, and a wedding party on bicycles - the ultimate Mackinac Island Wedding. ... See MoreSee Less

Mission Point, horse drawn carriage, and a wedding party on bicycles - the ultimate Mackinac Island Wedding.

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Tracy

Barbara Pfeiffer I won't give up on this.

Friday April 28th, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Mission Point

We've raised our flags and opened our doors for the 2017 season! We look so forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones, and serving everyone who enters Mission Point. Here's to another fantastic summer on Mackinac! ... See MoreSee Less

Weve raised our flags and opened our doors for the 2017 season! We look so forward to seeing familiar faces, meeting new ones, and serving everyone who enters Mission Point. Heres to another fantastic summer on Mackinac!

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Yay!! Looking forward to having our wedding at Mission Point this fall!

Yea, See you soon!

Can't wait to be back this summer

See you in 5 days!!!! So excited to get on the Island!

I have never noticed this before. Is this a little red man on the chimney?

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Thursday April 27th, 2017 - 2:41 pm

Mission Point

One more day until we open our doors for the 2017 season! Do not forget that tomorrow is also the last day to book our special preseason rate that runs until May 3. To reserve your room phone Reservations at 800.833.7711. ... See MoreSee Less

One more day until we open our doors for the 2017 season! Do not forget that tomorrow is also the last day to book our special preseason rate that runs until May 3. To reserve your room phone Reservations at 800.833.7711.

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Lillian Shriner

Hope we get to come there this summer

We will be back this year!

Love, love, love mission point.

Wednesday April 26th, 2017 - 5:00 pm

Mission Point

Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point! ... See MoreSee Less

Chef Matthew putting the final touches on the homemade marinara sauce for Chianti at Mission Point!
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Zoo-de-Mackinac – May 20 – 21, 2017


THE 28th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK BIKE BASH
THE WEEKEND OF MAY 20-21st, 2017

The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a weekend of huge parties with great bands, one of the most scenic bicycle rides in the country, a lot of sunshine, views of the mighty Mackinac Bridge, and one magical island.

THIS IS NOT A RACE!!! The Zoo-de-Mackinac is a collection of outdoor enthusiasts (4,000 in 2014-16) who want to enjoy a little physical exercise together in one of the most beautiful areas in the state of Michigan. The bike ride starts Saturday morning at Boyne Highlands Resort and spans 51 miles along Lake Michigan on a paved road with very little automobile traffic. Riders pedal through rolling countryside and trillium covered forests, along sandy beaches, and are surrounded by breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from 400′ high bluffs. We stop approximately half way, at a unique place called the Legs Inn for a leisurely lunch and to swap stories. The ride continues on to Mackinaw City, where Star Line Ferry boats have been chartered for the ride over to Mackinac Island. Once on the magical island, check into your hotel and stroll into town to forget the aches and pains from the day’s ride. As the evening wears on, the island comes alive with The Gatehouse, Pink Pony, and Horns hosting post ride parties with incredible live bands!

ENTRY FEE:
$60 through May 6, 2017. $75 from May 7, 2017 through May 20, 2017. Entry fee includes the pre-ride party Friday night at the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands, luggage transportation to Mackinaw City on Saturday, lunch at the Legs Inn on Saturday, finish line party in Mackinaw City, round trip ferry transportation to and from Mackinac Island on Star Line Ferry and post-ride parties on Saturday afternoon at The Crossings and evening parties on the island.

TO REGISTER FOR THE 28th ANNUAL ZOO-DE-MACK, REGISTRATION OPEN SOON!

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY
REGISTRATION – 8:00 pm to midnight in the Lobby below Zoo Bar
KICK-OFF PARTY – 8:00 pm to 1:30 am in the Zoo Bar

SATURDAY
REGISTRATION: 7:30 – 10:30am in the lobby below The Zoo Bar
RIDE STARTS: 7:30 – 10:30am at Boyne Highlands in the Ski Area Parking Lot
LUNCH: 10:30 – 2:00pm at Legs Inn
POST RIDE PARTY: 12Noon to 5:00 pm at The Crossings in Mackinaw City

SATURDAY NIGHT
PARTIES ON MACKINAC ISLAND

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Wednesday March 8th, 2017 - 7:25 am

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

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Friday February 17th, 2017 - 2:07 pm

Zoo-de-Mackinac, Inc.

Zoo de Mack May 20, 2017 is now open for registration!
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Zoo de Mack May 20, 2017 is now open for registration! 
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Full details at Zoo-de-Mack.com

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Andrew Slackta Bill Lincoln Sandy Goyette-Lincoln Therese Slackta

Woo hoo

Rick Haynes Cathy Nelson Haynes Debbie Murley Lauren Murley

Rebecca Flood

Randy Belliel

Ashley Morrison !!!!!

Heather McGuire-Rainone Zorica Petrovski Amy Beth Soccini Melanie Lowden

Jon Peterson

Shawna Floyd James Kristi

Rosie Peartree

Julie Gieraltowski Megan Telesco Miria Lupo Strzalkowski Jennifer Draveling Paris

YAY!

Julie Dooley Forbush Brie Blackwell Tisa Bethke Kari Arnold Let's do this again

Richard Carver, Jill Mattison Raynak!

Dave Gacki-Resch

Get that new bike, Dan Bachman

Katelyn Marie Paul Mac Leod Dan Carter

Nicole Fonger Brittany Smithkort

Anna Iulianelli, Karen Stuben, Karen Binns Semerau, Barb Colombo, Anne Tokarczyk, Diane Beane!!!!!! Can't wait!! Spread the word.

Must say I was really disappointed in this ride, will not do it again. Picking up Registration package was a cluster. Need to take lessons from Ice Man Cometh. Had to buy water at rest stops and only lunch stop for food. Would not recommend this ride. Bike Benzie, Pink Ribbon and One Hellva rides are better.

Sonya McGinniss Cribbs

Terri Hamlet Mary Ann Stadler

Brian Pudrith ☝🏼️🚴🏼🚴🏼🚴🏼

Liam Wallace, Kristen Joy Van Dyk, Tim Johnson- its time to get the cyclopaths (sp?) signed up!

Robert Charrette John Andrew Wauchope

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Zoo-De-Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Zoo-De-Mackinac via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your Zoo-De-Mackinac experience, tag it with #zoodemack and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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Grand Hotel – AAA Memorial Day Weekend Package – May 27 – 29, 2017


Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the unofficial start to summer! Enjoy nightly live musical entertainment by Dr. Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra. The package also includes free golf on The Jewel with beautiful views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge (cart fee required), evening receptions on Saturday and Sunday, and a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily. Sit back and relax in a rocking chair on the World’s Longest Porch or take a bike ride around Mackinac Island  and explore everything the island has to offer.

Children 9 and under stay and eat for free at Grand Hotel with the same meal plan as accompanying adults. For Children’s rates Click Here >>

Stay an additional night Monday, May 29 for $229* per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-33GRAND for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Sunday evening reception
  • Nightly entertainment in the Terrace Room
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.

AAA Memorial Day Weekend

Arrive: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Depart: Monday, May 29, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$899 per couple, $799 single
Lakeview:
$1,289 per couple, $1,189 single

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Grand Hotel – Titanic at the Grand – June 2 – 4, 2017


A First Class Experience

Set sail in April 1912 and experience a First Class Fashion Show featuring vintage 1912 era Men and Women’s styles of clothing. What did First Class passengers wear for the fateful dinner? Find out what was packed in their trunks to prepare for such a voyage during the First Class Fashion Show. Other Saturday activities include special dance instruction in the Terrace room a special First Class presentation by David Kaplan, a Titanic Historian. Then on Saturday evening it is your chance to show judges your best 1912 period themed costume where you will have the opportunity to take part in an evening reception and costume contest before the interactive dinner theatre event “Last Night on the Titanic.”

Relive and learn new details about the colossal ocean liner that tragically sunk over 100 years ago as Grand Hotel will once again turn back the clock for a weekend to celebrate the voyage and will learn new facts that have never been heard before. 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 this one you will not want to miss.

Titanic at the Grand

FRIDAY NIGHT join the crew and your fellow passengers on deck as we wave goodbye and embark on the Titanic’s maiden voyage out to sea with a Bon Voyage party. Bon Voyage PartySail away and enjoy a five-course dinner in the Main Dining room.

SATURDAY MORNING experience a First Class Fashion Show featuring 1912 period themed clothing. Following the fashion show there will be professional dance instruction in the Terrace room.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON is always informational with a special presentation by David Kaplan, a Titanic Historian who will provide a majestic insight to the sinking of the ship. Guest photos will be available in the Art Gallery following this presentation.

SATURDAY NIGHT dress in 1912 period theme for the evening reception and take part in a costume contest. Then enjoy the interactive dinner theatre event titled “Last Night on the Titanic.”  The dinner will include menu items from the 11-course meal served to passengers. Guests will take on the role of an actual passenger and will find out if they survive at Saturday evening’s dinner.

You can stay informed right here on our website, Facebook page, and Titanic at the Grand Twitter page (@GrandTitanic) for package updates.

See pictures of past Titanic at the Grand Events >>

Stay an additional night Sunday, June 4, 2017  for $229* per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-33GRAND for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Friday evening Bon Voyage Party
  • Saturday morning 1912 inspired fashion show followed by dance instruction
  • Saturday afternoon presentation by David Kaplan
  • Saturday evening reception followed by a costume contest (NEW this year!)
  • Saturday special dinner inspired by the last meal served on the Titanic
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

(Photographs in front of the Titanic backdrop will be available for purchase.)

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.

Arrive: Friday, June 2, 2017
Depart: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$879 per couple, $779 single
Lakeview:
$1,249 per couple, $1,149 single

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Grand Hotel – Tea For Two Golf Package

7th greenA special package for Two. Tee up the vacation of a lifetime with unlimited Golf on The Jewel designed by architect Jerry Matthews and ranked as a top northern U.S. golf resort by Conde Nast Traveler. The 18-hole course provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac and the seasonal beauty of Mackinac Island. After the last putt falls, it’s time to relax over Afternoon Tea in Grand Hotel’s Parlor while enjoying a musical performance. This special package also includes a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and five-course dinner daily
  • Unlimited golf on The Jewel, per person (cart fee included)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea in the Parlor
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

*Tee times may be booked up to two weeks prior to arrival. A modified version of Afternoon Tea will be offered on certain dates. Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.

Tea For Two Golf Package

Available on select dates in 2017.

Package Price:

$299 per person, per night based on double occupancy, $523 single, per room, per night

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The Inn at Stonecliffe – Lilac Festival Lodging Special – June 9 – 18, 2017

Inn at Stonecliffe

Stay with us for the 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival and save!

We are currently offering 20% off our Studio Suites for June 9 – 18th, 2017.

Please note that the special can sellout. Book today!

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Saturday April 29th, 2017 - 8:10 am

The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island

We can't wait to see our lilacs this season! Come visit us during the 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival and save!

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We cant wait to see our lilacs this season! Come visit us during the 2017 Mackinac Island Lilac Festival and save!

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Thursday April 27th, 2017 - 10:08 am

The Inn at Stonecliffe - Mackinac Island

Stay with us during the 2017 Lilac Festival!

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So looking forward to it!

Tuesday April 25th, 2017 - 7:39 pm

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