The Mackinac Blog

The Summer Crew starts arriving on the Island

Here’s a video from April 2008 of the annual task of transporting the horses over to the island and getting them ready for the summer… (youtube video courtesy of PNRnews)


The Inn at Stonecliffe

Discretely situated high atop the west bluff of Mackinac Island, The Inn at Stonecliffe welcomes you to experience the historic charm and unparalleled beauty of this one-of-a-kind Mackinac Island summer estate hotel. Today, completely remodeled and expanded, this Edwardian style Inn & hotel celebrates its first century with an unmatched location and grand views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge.

Cudahy Manor

The Cudahy Manor offers 16 captivating guest rooms featuring views of the Inn’s expansive grounds, the Mackinac Bridge and surrounding Straits of Mackinac. All guest rooms are non-smoking and are equipped with a private bath, telephone and wireless internet. To enhance your traditional bed & breakfast stay, our rooms in the mansion do not have air conditioning or televisions. If you desire these amenities we recommend that you book your stay in our Summer House Suites. All in-house guests are welcome to enjoy our continental breakfast served each morning of their stay.

Summer House Suites

The Summer House contains 29 richly appointed studio suites and two two-bedroom suites, decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. All Summer House suites are air conditioned and are equipped with a full size sofa sleeper, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, television, wireless internet and telephone. All in-house guests are welcome to enjoy our continental breakfast each morning of their stay.

The Inn at Stonecliffe
PO Box 338
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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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 Mackinac served as a home for soldiers and their families and eventually the headquarters for Mackinac National Park, where tourists to the island visited the great fortress on the bluff, much like they do today.

Live Programs and Tours

Demonstrations and tours by costumed interpreters are scheduled throughout the day.


All fourteen buildings in the fort are restored and open to the public. They are furnished with period settings highlighting the building’s particular function or a themed exhibit. Special exhibits include:

  • Mackinac, An Island Famous in These Regions on the second floor of the Soldier’s’ Barracks presents the full history of Mackinac Island. 
  • Military Medicine at Mackinac: 1780-1895 in the Post Hospital explores medical care at the fort and changing nineteenth-century medical practices. 
  • Kids’ Quarters features hands-on displays and interactive games.

Audiovisual Programs

Heritage of Mackinac is featured in the Post Commissary, providing an overview history of Mackinac. It repeats every 20 minutes.

Fort Mackinac Video via Mackinac State Historic Parks


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Fort Mackinac – Photos From Instagram

Tag your Fort Mackinac instagram photos with #fortmackinac and they will appear here in our Fort Mackinac Instagram Photo Stream.



Market Street Inn News and Specials

Market Street Inn of Mackinac Island – Facebook News

Market Street Inn

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Book your next getaway at the charming Market Street Inn on Mackinac Island, Michigan. The inn offers a variety of uniquely furnished guest rooms at affordable rates and a cozy sitting area where you may relax after a day of sightseeing and having fun on Mackinac Island.

The gardens surrounding the Market Street Inn provide an intimate and relaxing environment. Reserve our beautiful back garden area for parties, weddings, and receptions.

The inn, built at the turn of the century as a private home, has been updated to include all modern conveniences including:

* air conditioning
* wireless internet
* flat-screen LCD TVs with cable
* private baths
* guest bike rack
* guest grill

Each morning we deliver a delicious continental breakfast to your choice of location: your room, backyard garden or parlor.

The Market Street Inn provides a quaint, smoke-free atmosphere. Come enjoy the perfect blend of turn of the century charm and 21st century comfort. Our goal is to make you feel welcome!

Contact us at 1-888-899-3811 to reserve your room today!

Market Street Inn
PO Box 224
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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Stu Stuart – Stand-Up Comedy Show at Lilac Tree Suites

The funniest comedy show on Mackinac Island! (Never mind, it’s the only one.)

Stu Stuart’s mass-appeal style of comedy is clever, witty and unpredictable with an unexpected edge. He presents his comedy in a comfortable and witty manner causing you to think, then laugh, all while continually pulling the rug out from you when you least suspect it, says the Seattle Times.

His delightfully different slice-of-life comedy is enjoyed by people of all ages. He’s proof you don’t have to be dirty to be funny. He’s sometimes dark, but always humorous. Every once in a while a comedian comes along that really hits home–this is Stu.

His conversational style of in-the-moment and often improvised comedy is a delight to watch and guarantees no two shows will be exactly the same. This is one of the reasons many people return year-after-year to see his show.

Lunch with Comedian Stu Stuart – Bree’s Mackinac Island Blog

Stu Stuart – Stand-Up Comedy Show at Lilac Tree Suites

Tickets available at the Lilac Tree Suites front desk and at the door.
General Admission $15
Students, Seniors & Military $12.50
Family Package (Parents & children) $50
Groups of 10 or more $10.

Cash and checks accepted, sorry, no credit cards. Advance tickets encouraged to guarantee admission as seating is limited. Showroom at the Lilac Tree Hotel features a full bar with specialty drinks and is smoke free. Showtimes, dates and locations subject to change without notice. For more information call (231) 215-0173. To get advance tickets before arriving on Mackinac, call and we will email or U.S. Mail you tickets to guarantee your place.

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