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Chippewa Hotel – Michigan Wine Weekend – May 13 – 15, 2016

Michigan Wine Weekend
The Chippewa Hotel Waterfront and Pink Pony presents the 1st Annual Michigan Wine Weekend. Join us for a weekend of wonderful food, fine wine, and great friends.

Friday, May 13th 2016:

7:00PM-9:00PM: Social Hour Wine Discovery – Meet with the other guests registered for the Wine Weekend. Three wine stations each featuring four different wines. John Kissane on Piano Hors de’oeuvre and light refreshments included.
9:00PM: Live Music with Myk Rise – Stop by the Pink Pony Bar to watch Myk Rise perform his solo act and rock the stage! Wine specials all night long.

Saturday, May 14th 2016:

9:00AM-11:00AM: Pink Pony Educational Series – Head down to the Pink Pony for educational classes on Wine. Classes will be taught by Bill Borre.
3:00PM-5:00PM: Walk and Wine Tour – Enjoy a hike with Mackinac’s very own, Mark Chambers. This guided tour will take you into the interior of the Island with wine stops along the way.
7:00PM: Wine Pairing Dinner – Enjoy a full 5-Course dinner prepared by our Master Chef Anthony and Bill Borre at the Pink Pony. All meals will be paired with select wines. Enter your completed passport for a chance to win tickets for the 2017 Wine Weekend at the Chippewa Hotel.
*Vegetarian options available.
9:00PM: Live Music with Myk Rise – Stop by the Pink Pony Bar to watch Myk rise perform his solo act and rock the stage! Wine Specials all night long.

Sunday, May 15th 2016:

8:00AM-11:00AM: Weekend Family Breakfast – Join us for an extravagant breakfast at the Pink Pony. We will be offering a fantastic chef prepared breakfast!

Welcome Gift:
Event Wine Glass, Corkscrew, Event Passport Card, Cheese & Cracker Plate.

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or Call (800)241-3341

*2-Night Minimum Required. Room Rate + $75 per person per night.


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Observation Tower – Mission Point Resort

Observation Tower and Exhibits

Five floors of historical exhibits and the best view on the island. The exhibits cover the diverse history of Mission Point Resort and Mackinac Island.

There is also an exhibit on the film Somewhere in Time, which was primarily filmed on Mission Point property. (Insider info: Be sure to check out 1) the theater where you can see where Christopher Reeve sat in the theater scene, and 2) the real Hollywood Sound Stage on property that was used during filming)

The actual tower portion of the museum is dedicated to the history of the maritime aspects of Mackinac Island and the Great Lakes. Exhibits including shipping over the Great Lakes, Great Lakes shipwrecks, construction of the Mackinac Bridge, and the lighthouses of the Great Lakes.

As you climb the tower, you are also in for the very best view of the island, bridge and surrounding lighthouses that Mackinac Island has to offer.

Open Daily: $5.00 Adult / $2.50 Child (12 and under)

Complimentary to Mission Point guests.


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Caddywampus. A good kind of crazy.

Our goal is to have a little something for everyone and most importantly things that will make you and others smile. Our store is full of wonderfully quirky items for you to give, and fun stuff for you to keep. Judging from the chuckles we hear around the store we have achieved our aim!

It’s the place to shop for eco-friendly gifts, hip home décor, paper goods, cool baby shower gifts and very funny books. Stretch those brain cells with our puzzles and games; re live your childhoods with our retro toys and enjoy all the products for fun in the kitchen and at the office. Don’t forget your four legged friends; we’ve got them covered too.

We have assembled an amazing array of products to bring a little something special to your day and hope that you can stop by and hang out for a while.

Happy shopping!

Located on Main Street underneath the Main Street Inn and Suites Hotel.

Open May through October.

498 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757


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Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island

Little Luxuries is a little shop on Mackinac Island. We carry lovely gifts and hope you find something for yourself!

Our storefront is open May through October.

Little Luxuries is a sweet little shop in the center of downtown on Mackinac Island. We sell what we love… pretty candles, luxurious soaps, handbags, stationary, home decor, vintage pieces, and so much more.

We carry a little bit of everything!

Stop by and see us, we would love to chat with you and make you feel at home.

Located Under the Lilac Tree Hotel, Mackinac Island.

Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island
7372-107 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757


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Fort Mackinac and Historical Sites

While on Mackinac Island take some time to explore the island’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy live re-enactments of the soldier’s lives at Fort Mackinac, perched high on a bluff overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Step inside the buildings of Historic Downtown Mackinac and experience a time that isn’t so long gone, at least not on Mackinac Island.

Smell hearty stew cooking over an open hearth; run your hands over wool strands on a spinning wheel; hear the clanging of a blacksmith’s hammer as steel meets steel, and then try it yourself. Take time to smell the herb garden; ask questions; see original 18th-century French-Canadian architecture; hear the story of an accidental shooting that lead to a groundbreaking medical discovery. It all happened here—in these actual buildings. Make your story as unique as these buildings and the many experiences within them.

Fort Mackinac is open for the 2015 season from May 4 to October 28.

For complete information on the historical sites on Mackinac Island, as well as events and ticket sales, visit the Mackinac State Historic Parks website or call 906-847-3328.

Little Stone Church
The Union Congregational Church on Cadotte Avenue is well-known at the Little Stone Church of Mackinac Island. This historic church was built in 1904 using local fieldstone. The Little Stone Church welcomes both residents and visitors to Sunday worship services. The beautiful field stone church also serves as a perfect setting for weddings. In 2016 they are [...] more...

McGulpin House
The McGulpin House is a gable-roofed French Canadian “pièce sur pièce, à queue d`ronde” (squared horizontal logs with dovetail corners) structure. It was moved from its east-end location behind Ste. Anne’s (“Lot 14”) to its present location in 1982. Based on its construction techniques, it is clear that the house was probably built around 1780, [...] more...

Biddle House
The exact date of construction of the Biddle House is not known. The lot was first owned by John Ogilvy, briefly sold to John Campbell, and then to Robert Dickson. The building is first documented in 1797, but may date to as early as the 1780s. A one and a half story, gable-roofed structure, [...] more...

Benjamin Blacksmith Shop
The Benjamin Blacksmith Shop was located on the west end of Market Street (just past Cadotte Avenue, on the south side on “Benjamin Hill.”). Originally known as “Star Blacksmith Shop,” it was sold by William Jackson to Robert Benjamin and Frank Cummins in 1885. In 1900 Robert’s sixteen year old son Herbert took over operation [...] more...

American Fur Company Store and Dr. Beaumont Museum
The Straits of Mackinac was a center of the fur trade from the late 1680s. Beginning in 1815 activity was centered in John Jacob Astor’s American Fur Company (AFC). The company agent’s home, clerks’ quarters and warehouse were located at the center of Market Street. There furs were processed and trade goods assembled. The Retail Store [...] more...

Mission Church
Mission Church has been restored to its 1830’s appearance. Walk up and down the aisles and see the restored church in its 1830’s-era glory. Open a pew door and sit inside, enjoying the peace and quiet of a church from the past. Each family had their own pew, as evident when entering this [...] more...

Fort Mackinac
Inside the stately stone walls it’s a different time. The cannon blasts, the rifles fire, the soldiers march and history comes alive. The oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures boast exhibits explaining everything from military training and battles to medical treatments to family life within the fort. More than just a military outpost, Fort [...] more...

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