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The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photos

Our latest photo album features the Inn at Stonecliffe , located in the park-like interior of the 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. (Feel free to share your own photos in the comments below.)

The Inn at Stonecliffe – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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Chippewa Hotel – Photos

The summer season has officially arrived. To help you plan your Mackinac Island summer vacation, here is our latest photo album containing a few of our favorite photos of the Chippewa Hotel and the Pink Pony.

Chippewa Hotel – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

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The Lighting of the Mackinac Island Christmas Tree – December 1, 2017

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (December 1) kicks the weekend off with caroling and good cheer. Gather at 5:00 pm across from the Star Line Dock #1.

The Rummage sale then opens for early birds to get first dibs on the best buys in the Mackinac Island Fire Hall.

Hot Cocoa and cookies are available!

We are very excited to announce that we have added a new event to the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar!! Friday evening after the tree lighting (approximately 5:50 to 6:30 ish) there will be a Pig Roast dinner offered in the courtyard of the Community Hall, behind the Stuart House Museum. Pork roast, beans and cornbread, and drinks will be available. Cost? On Donation!! Please remember that proceeds benefit the Medical Center and 4 churches on the Island. Thanks so much to Andrew Doud and Doud’s Market for sponsoring this great event!

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2017 Mackinac Island Christ Bazaar

Friday, December 1

5:00 pm Christmas Tree Lighting – Main Street
5:30 pm
To 6:30 pm Roast Pork dinner – Community Hall Courtyard
(behind Stuart House Museum)
5:30 pm Rummage Sale Pre-opening

Saturday, December 2

Christmas Bazaar – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Community Hall
Rummage Sale – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Fire Hall

11:30 am Lunch begins, continues thru the day
11:00 am
To 1:30 pm Silent Acution
1:00 pm Santa arrives, Fire Hall
2:00 pm Live Auction
2:30 pm
To 3:30 pm Kids Activity – Marquette Park – meet at Father Marquette Statue

Sunday, December 3

Christmas Bazaar – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Community Hall
Rummage Sale – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Fire Hall

11:00 am
To 2:30 pm Silent Auction – Festival of the Trees
12:00 pm Prime Rib Dinner with all the fixin’s
2:00 pm Live Auction
2:00 pm Kids Activities – meet at Trinity Church

Monday, December 4

Christmas Bazaar – 11 am to 3:00 pm – Community Hall
Rummage Sale – 11 am to 3:00 pm – Fire Hall
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Live Auction
2:30 pm Raffle Drawings

all times and activities subject to change

 
 

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar – December 1 – 4, 2017

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar
The Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar is December 1 – 4, 2017. This annual event is a fundraiser for the Mackinac Island Medical Center, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Little Stone Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and the Mackinac Island Bible Church.

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (December 1) kicks the weekend off with caroling and good cheer. Gather at 5:00 pm across from the Star Line Dock #1. The Rummage sale then opens for early birds to get first dibs on the best buys in the Mackinac Island Fire Hall. Hot Cocoa and cookies are available!

We are very excited to announce that we have added a new event to the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar!! Friday evening after the tree lighting (approximately 5:50 to 6:30 ish) there will be a Pig Roast dinner offered in the courtyard of the Community Hall, behind the Stuart House Museum. Pork roast, beans and cornbread, and drinks will be available. Cost? On Donation!! Please remember that proceeds benefit the Medical Center and 4 churches on the Island. Thanks so much to Andrew Doud and Doud’s Market for sponsoring this great event!

The Festival of Trees is a new addition for 2017. Area businesses and groups are decorating 18″ Christmas Tree Centerpieces that are auctioned throughout the weekend.

A 2017 Ski Doo Expedition Sport 900 Ace Two Up snowmobile is the grand prize for the annual raffle. Tickets are $2 each.

On Saturday, the Community Hall and Fire Barn open at 11:00 a.m. Lunch is served in the Community Hall at 11:30 and throughout the day! Santa arrives at 1:30 p.m. and kid’s activities are at 3:00 p.m. The live auction begins at 2:00 p.m. Activities for the day will be completed by 6:00 p.m.

On Sunday, The Community Hall and Fire Hall open again at 11:00. Lunch is a Prime Rib Dinner starting at 12:00 p.m. Kid’s games start at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, sponsored by the Mackinac Island Arts Council. The live auction starts at 2:00 p.m. Activities for the day are completed by 6:00 p.m.

On Monday, doors open at 11:00 with lunch at 11:30 a.m. The raffles are drawn between 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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2017 Mackinac Island Christ Bazaar

Friday, December 1

5:00 pm Christmas Tree Lighting – Main Street
5:30 pm
To 6:30 pm Roast Pork dinner – Community Hall Courtyard
(behind Stuart House Museum)
5:30 pm Rummage Sale Pre-opening

Saturday, December 2

Christmas Bazaar – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Community Hall
Rummage Sale – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Fire Hall

11:30 am Lunch begins, continues thru the day
11:00 am
To 1:30 pm Silent Acution
1:00 pm Santa arrives, Fire Hall
2:00 pm Live Auction
2:30 pm
To 3:30 pm Kids Activity – Marquette Park – meet at Father Marquette Statue

Sunday, December 3

Christmas Bazaar – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Community Hall
Rummage Sale – 11 am to 5:30 pm – Fire Hall

11:00 am
To 2:30 pm Silent Auction – Festival of the Trees
12:00 pm Prime Rib Dinner with all the fixin’s
2:00 pm Live Auction
2:00 pm Kids Activities – meet at Trinity Church

Monday, December 4

Christmas Bazaar – 11 am to 3:00 pm – Community Hall
Rummage Sale – 11 am to 3:00 pm – Fire Hall
11:30 am Lunch
12:00 pm Live Auction
2:30 pm Raffle Drawings

all times and activities subject to change

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Lilac Tree Suites and Spa is open on 1st and 2nd of December for Mackinac’s Christmas Bazaar Weekend!

All suites with mini fridge, microwave, keurig coffeemaker, flatscreen TV, pillowtop mattress and best customer service on island! What a great time to visit! Limited availability. Call to reserve (866) 847-6575

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Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar Page On Facebook.

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Sunday December 24th, 2017 - 1:04 pm

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

Inquiring minds would like to know.... the dates of the 2018 Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar will be held Saturday, December 1 through Monday, December 3, 2018. Have a very Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year!! ... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

how much was made for each church and med center?

Thanks, I'll be making plans 😍

We will be there finally!!

Monday December 4th, 2017 - 5:22 pm

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

A heart felt thank you from Lisa and myself for all the people that hauled , sold , sorted , boxed , packed , cleaned and loaded up our carts today ! We made over $3400 and it could not of been possible with out your help . I can’t tag everyone because not everyone is on fb. ... however , we appreciate you ! A special shout out to Mission Point for their volunteer angels , Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry for their quick efficient workers and their donation and The Service Company for their hard working people ! Finally ... a thank you to the Mackinac Island Fire and Jason St Onge for sharing their space and making room for us . This weekend benefits the churches and Medical Center and touches each of our lives in a different way ! Thank you to everyone who made it possible ! Your time , talents and resources are appreciated ! ... See MoreSee Less

A heart felt thank you from Lisa and myself for all the people that hauled , sold , sorted , boxed , packed  , cleaned and loaded up our carts today ! We made over $3400 and it could not of been possible with out your help . I can’t tag everyone because not everyone is on fb. ... however , we appreciate you ! A special shout out to Mission Point for their volunteer angels , Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry for their quick efficient workers and their donation and The Service  Company for their hard working  people ! Finally ... a thank you to the Mackinac Island Fire and Jason St Onge for sharing their space and making room for us .  This weekend benefits the churches and Medical Center and touches each of our lives in a different way ! Thank you to everyone who made it possible ! Your time , talents and resources are appreciated !

 

Comment on Facebook

Thank YOU for a great weekend - we are always happy to help!

You did a great job!!!

AWESOME! Glad to hear that you did so well! I definitely contributed to that amount!!

Monday December 4th, 2017 - 11:18 am

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

Here is the photo of the Mackinac Island Police Department tree. It’s spectacular and we appreciate your participation ! ... See MoreSee Less

Here is the photo of the Mackinac Island Police  Department tree. It’s spectacular and we appreciate your participation !

 

Comment on Facebook

You think the cops would have spouted some cash for a little red stobe light to top it

Love our MIPD!

Monday December 4th, 2017 - 8:52 am

Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar

Important Festival of Trees Update 🎄🎄🎄🎄 Proud Island Moment 🚨🚨🚨

Huge Shoutout to our very own Mackinac Island Police Department and the very creative Andy Dziobak for tieing for 2nd Place with a $100.00 bid . However .. the rules stated we needed to go with the tree with the most bids . Congratulations !! ( we are currently talking with their publicist to get a photo to share )
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Mackinac Island Winter Festival – February 3 – 4, 2018

42nd Annual Mackinac Island Winter Festival is Saturday – Sunday February 3-4, 2018

Saturday February 3 (Great Turtle Park)
12pm
* Bonfire and Hot Dogs
* Cardboard Sled Contest
* Kids Sledding and Games
* Boom Hockey
* Snow Bowling and Snow Golf
* Snowmobile Egg and Spoon Obstacle Course

Saturday February 3 Evening Turtle Trek Sponsored by MSHP
5:30-7pm

Sunday February 4 (Mackinac Island Public School)
10am Brunch
* Bake Sale
* Silent Auction
* Photo Contest
* Kids Activities
* Snow Biathlon
* Poker Run
* Cupcake Walk

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Pre-season Experience at Mission Point – April 27 – May 10, 2018

Pre-season Experience at Mission Point
Experience Mission Point before everyone else with our exclusive early season special. With the snow having just melted and flowers beginning to peek out, this package will show the island in a light not seen to most. This is a pre-season experience so while the resort is open and ready for guests, there may be limited hours at certain outlets. Rates start at $119.00 per room for double occupancy.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Daily breakfast in Round Island Bar & Grill
  • Round trip ferry tickets on Shepler’s

Offer valid from April 27 – May 10, 2018. Package inclusions for the number of adults and children stated on the reservation. Gratuity included in the package, taxes and fees additional.

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Mission Point Resort On Facebook

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Friday April 20th, 2018 - 9:10 am

Mission Point

We open our doors for the 2018 season in ONE week!

Mackinac Island veterans, what is some advice you have for the first-timers coming to the island this season?
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We open our doors for the 2018 season in ONE week! 

Mackinac Island veterans, what is some advice you have for the first-timers coming to the island this season?

 

Comment on Facebook

Come Back Every Year!

Worked there 29 years ago

Wake up for the sunrises❤️

Spend at least one night on the island. It is wonderful after the last ferry leaves - quiet and uncrowded. Enjoy the shopping and dining (and drinking) downtown but get out into the rest of the island to truly enjoy nature. Hike, bike or ride to Fort Holmes, Arch Rock, Skull Cave, Sugar Loaf and all of the other beautiful places. Some amazing views from both forts. And don't miss lunch at the Fort Mackinac Tea Room.

Check the brakes on your bike BEFORE you start to go down a hill. I thought I was too old to jump off mid-crash. (I'm not, and it was still fun.)

Bring a warm jacket! No matter what time of year you will need it at least once during your stay.

bring your own bike if you can!

Bike Leslie Avenue north of Arch Rock. It's like rollercoaster ride. When you get to the airport turn right, and it's an easy downhill ride to British Landing one the northwest corner of the island.

Stay on the island for a night to get thr full experiece, smile and have fun. All worries to be left on the mainland.

Sit out on Mission Point lawn in the Adirondack chairs. It rejuvenates your soul. Evenings are just as fun to sit out there. Definitely Fort Holmes, the Carriage tour, the Grand Hotel barn, the cemeteries, and sit out on the deck behind the library.

Spend the majority of your time exploring the beauty of the island = keep off main street.

We’ll be there in 2 weeks!

Stay overnight at least one night. The atmosphere changes so much after the last ferry. My husband didn’t believe me. I really had to talk hard to get him to do it! Now we stay at least two nights every year! 💗💗💗

Relax, slow your pace, and enjoy every moment. As others have said, take time for the scenic tours and linger awhile, if you can!

Grab a bike & a picnic lunch and go explore the island. I definitely would make reservations at the Woods and take a carriage ride back there. Also take time to checkout the pink pony for some awesome food, drinks , entertainment and of course the view!

Definitely spend the night there.its a whole different world after the last ferry leaves.

Take the carriage tour... you learn different things every time!!! Planked whitefish at Cawthornes and fantastic drinks! And I agree.... stay on the Island over night! We do now twice a year!

Definitely bike the whole island. This was THE HIGHLIGHT!!

Stay the nite, enjoy no cars, no awful traffic/commute, enjoy walking, biking & listening to the clip clops, smell the fudge, bike around the island, lunch @ Jockey Club...yum, view from fort or cuppola...amazing, caribbean like on a great weather day

Nothing happens quickly on the Island, just relax, experience, and enjoy!

Don't try to see everything. Slow. Down. Also: Get up early & run around the island counter clockwise (in the dark) such that the sun rises as you are reaching Main Street and can then watch the sunrise from Mission Point Resort as you wrap up your 8.1 mile run.

I would save up and stay at least 2 nites the first time-too rushed to see the island with just a day visit-staying at Mck city or st Igace is an option butbtaking ferry bck Nd Forth is not cheap -this will be my 14 th yr to go and I stay 6-7 days-go ith a friend Nd split cost of room and some meals And. It’s better! The island hs a very special “pace” that you get into when you stay there- Mission point is great and e took dog last year-the small point Band B is very reasonable and like Harbor inn -Hart’s-metevier-market st Inn-Chippewa hotel -love that place! Staying there this July Main st room- the Woods is our bigggie meal a little pricey but wonderful! The carriage txi s delightful and not costly -to get there-viiage Inn wonderful-Gate House/Mollys on Main-cinnamon rolls at Douds mkt and their carry out is so good and very reasonable! Get llunch to go and go to botfly and picnic there -the 2 hr carriage ride is so worth it! Se the island Nd hear history from fantastic drivers

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Thursday April 19th, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Mission Point

National Bicycle Day? Perfect for Mackinac! 🚲 ... See MoreSee Less

National Bicycle Day? Perfect for Mackinac! 🚲

Wednesday April 18th, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Mission Point

The Mission Point culinary team has been hard at work preparing some delicious, seasonal dishes inspired by the sweetness of spring!

Savor the flavors of asparagus & fava bean bruschetta, Antarctic sea bass crudo, Tuscan-herb crusted rack of spring lamb, spring potato gnocchi and more, all at Chianti this spring season 🍽️
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The Mission Point culinary team has been hard at work preparing some delicious, seasonal dishes inspired by the sweetness of spring! 

Savor the flavors of asparagus & fava bean bruschetta, Antarctic sea bass crudo, Tuscan-herb crusted rack of spring lamb, spring potato gnocchi and more, all at Chianti this spring season 🍽️
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