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Grand Hotel News and Specials
Grand Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Grand Hotel Page On Facebook. Grand Hotel Visit the Grand Hotel Facebook Page >>> Here are some of the upcoming specials at Grand Hotel. For a complete list, visit Grand Hotel Website. Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – June 28 – 30, 2024[ June 28, 2024 to [...] more...

Hotel Iroquois News and Specials
Hotel Iroquois On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Hotel Iroquois On Facebook. Hotel Iroquois Visit Hotel Iroquois On Facebook >>> Visit Hotel Iroquois Website >>>> Hotel Iroquois chosen #10 in the Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons more...

Mission Point Resort News and Specials
Here are some of the latest lodging specials at Mission Point Resort. For a complete list, visit Mission Point Resort Website. Mission Point Resort – Wawashkamo Golf Package Package Includes: Accommodations for two nights Food & Beverage (F&B) credits in the following amounts: – $150.00 F&B credit per adult for first two nights; $50.00 per day additional – $75.00 F&B credit per [...] more...

Chippewa Hotel News and Specials
Check out the latest from the Chippewa Hotel in the Chippewa’s facebook feed to the right or click through to the Chippewa Hotel on Facebook. Live entertainment nightly during the summer of the Pink Pony Bar & Grill. Keep up with the latest entertainment news at the Pink Pony on Facebook. Chippewa Hotel News and Specials Chippewa Hotel [...] more...

Lilac Tree Suites News and Specials
Check out the latest from the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa in the Lilac Tree’s facebook feed to the right or click through to the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa on Facebook. Lilac Tree Suites & Spa News and Specials   Lilac Tree Suites & Spa – Wawashkamo Golf Package One Night Package Includes: • 18-holes of golf at Wawashkamo [...] more...

Main Street Inn and Suites News and Specials
Main Street Inn and Suites On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Main Street Inn and Suites On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons This message is only visible to admins. Problem displaying Facebook posts. PPCA Error: Due to [...] more...

Lakebluff Condos and Suites News and Specials
Mackinac Island Lakebluff Condos at Stonecliffe are situated high atop the West Bluff on beautiful Mackinac Island. There are acres of bike trails, walking trails and roads throughout and around Mackinac Island. Our accommodations have panoramic views of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge with awesome sunsets on the grounds of of Stonecliffe [...] more...

The Inn at Stonecliffe News and Specials
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. The Inn at Stonecliffe – Boat, Buggy & Breakfast Package We want to help make your summer vacation as easy as possible. Our Boat, Buggy [...] more...

Harbour View Inn News and Specials
Immerse yourself in the ​historic​ charm that has made Mackinac Island famous when you stay at the Harbour View Inn – a hotel with a fascinating history of its own. Harbour View Inn On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Harbour View Inn Page On Facebook. Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and [...] more...

Island House Hotel News and Specials
Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, Island House Hotel offers sweeping harbor views and a full complement of amenities. In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Island House Hotel On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Island House Hotel Page On Facebook. <> Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, [...] more...

Metivier Inn News and Specials
Metivier Inn opens for the 2021 season on May 13, 2021 and closes on October 23, 2021. • Rates based on single or double occupancy, up to quad occupancy for the suite and two-queen room • Subject to state tax, hotel service charge and tourism assessment fee • Call (906) 847-6234 or Visit Metivier Inn’s [...] more...

Entertainment Events on Mackinac Island

Grand Hotel – Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend – June 28 – 30, 2024
[ June 28, 2024 to June 30, 2024. ] Arrive Friday, June 28 • Depart Sunday, June 30, 2024 Description Please join Grand Hotel’s Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, and a celebrated winery for this special wine tasting and hotel package: the Summer Wine Appreciation Weekend at Grand Hotel. Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier at Grand Hotel The eighth woman Sommelier in the world, Elizabeth enjoys sharing her vast knowledge [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Old Fashioned Mackinac Fourth of July Celebration – July 2 – 5, 2024
[ July 2, 2024 to July 5, 2024. ] Available Tuesday, July 2 • Friday, July 5, 2024 Length of Stay Requirements and Pricing Details: Three-night stays are required on July 2 – 5. Five-night stays are required for premium room types. Discounted extra day rates are available on June 30, July 1, July 5 and July 6. Description Celebrate the 4th of July with family and [...] more...

Mackinac Island Stone Skipping Tournament – July 4, 2024
[ July 4, 2024; ] The annual 4th of July tournament on Mackinac Island is sure to be another crowd pleaser. Everyone is eligible to compete in the tournament. The more the merrier. The tournament is open to all ages and always occurs at Windermere Pointe Beach (Located next to Hotel Iroquois) every year at 10:00 am on the 4th of July. [...] more...

Alex Graham – Music In The Park – July 11, 2024
[ July 11, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Saxophonist, flutist, and composer Alex Graham is an internationally recognized performer and educator who has performed as a leader or sideman with a variety of artists at festivals, clubs, and concert halls all over the world. He has been awarded fellowships and residencies to compose original music, and is an Associate Professor of Saxophone at [...] more...

Wood Box Heroes – Music In The Park – July 25, 2024
[ July 25, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] It's Christmas in July with Wood Box Heroes headlining Music in the Park! Wood Box Heroes, the American acoustic super-group, is hardly anything like the bluegrass music you used to find in the cassette player of your grandad’s old chevy pickup truck. Deeply rooted in tradition while melding together an eclectic-array of sounds from the country, [...] more...

The Whiskey Charmers – Music In The Park – August 1, 2024
[ August 1, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] The Whiskey Charmers sound is a sharply executed and evocative set of Americana rock filled with superbly arranged songs. The Whiskey Charmers are a Detroit-based band led by Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Fans have often compared their sound to riding through the desert with the top down, or the feeling of being in some lonesome [...] more...

The Mickeys – Music In The Park – August 8, 2024
[ August 8, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] The Mickeys blend Indie and Americana music; creating their own unique sound featuring twin harmonies, powerful guitar, and stylish bass. The Mickeys - Amy Sherman and Julie Peebles front the compelling musical force known as The Mickeys. Identical twins, this striking twosome blends Americana, Alt-Country and Indie Folk music; creating a unique acoustic sound with [...] more...

Djangophonique – Music In The Park – August 15, 2024
[ August 15, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Nominated for Detroit Music Awards Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist and Outstanding Jazz Recording. Djangophonique is a virtuosic, instrumentally driven quartet led by guitar player Andrew Brown. With over a decade of national touring experience, Brown is no stranger to the stage and delivers every performance with personality and enigmatic charm. A true disciple of the style, [...] more...

Mackinac’s Got Talent! Finale – Music In The Park – August 22, 2024
[ August 22, 2024; 6:30 pm; ] Don't miss the unforgettable finale of this city-wide talent showcase and award ceremony. The grand finale of the third annual Mackinac-Island talent showcase, featuring island residents and employees from all over the world. <> 6:30pm, Marquette Park, Mackinac Island - Free With a spectacular backdrop, our summer concert series takes place on the lawn of a National Historic [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Labor Day Weekend – August 30 – September 2, 2024
[ August 30, 2024 to September 2, 2024. ] Available Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2, 2024 Description The Labor Day weekend experience promises an unforgettable retreat filled with family-friendly entertainment and relaxation. Guests can bask in the sun and cool off with refreshing dips at a Saturday pool party, where the atmosphere will be alive with laughter and fun. The package ensures that you [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend – September 13 – 15, 2024
[ September 13, 2024 to September 15, 2024. ] Available Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15, 2024 Description This September, raise a glass to Michigan food & wines, at our Fall Wine Appreciation Weekend. Join Grand Hotel Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, for an array of themed events including a Welcome Reception, morning and early afternoon wine seminars, and a special private wine dinner. Winery information to [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Cork & Fork: A Celebration of Female Culinary Talent – September 26 – 29, 2024
[ September 26, 2024 to September 29, 2024. ] Available Thursday, September 26 - Sunday, September 29, 2024 Description Take a culinary adventure by experiencing Cork & Fork: A Celebration of Female Culinary Talent. A variety of guest chefs and our own Master Sommelier, Elizabeth Schweitzer, come together for a weekend of fine wine & dining including an eight-course wine-paired tasting dinner. The 2024 theme for Cork [...] more...

Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – September 29 – October 1, 2024
[ September 29, 2024 to October 1, 2024. ] Sunday, September 29 - Tuesday, October 1 Description For the joy of it, for the magic of it, come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel. Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members: Lee Black – Tenor Scott Fowler – Lead Singer Jake Losen – Baritone Matt Fouch – Bass Tim Parton – Pianist Package Includes: Grand Hotel Accommodations Breakfast [...] more...

Grand Hotel History Weekend – October 11 – 13, 2024
[ October 11, 2024 to October 13, 2024. ] Available Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13, 2024 Description *Consider coming early or staying later on October 9th, 10th or October 13th or 14th and receive up to 50% off your room rate for the additional days. Visit times before our times. You’re invited to Grand Hotel’s 15th Annual History Weekend with a unique look into the [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Fall Murder Mystery Weekend – October 18 – 20, 2024
[ October 18, 2024 to October 20, 2024. ] Arrive Friday, October 18 • Depart Sunday, October 20, 2024 Description Consider yourself warned: Not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company, founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night, and the crime is solved Sunday [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 25 – 27, 2024
[ October 25, 2024 to October 27, 2024. ] Arrive Friday, October 25 - Depart Sunday, October 27, 2024 Description Each year, our Somewhere in Time Weekend is one of the most popular and special events during our entire season. It’s perfect for fans who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic, and a chance to visit with many people who played [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Close the Grand for the Season – October 27 – 28, 2024
[ October 27, 2024 to October 28, 2024. ] Available Sunday, October 27 - Depart Monday, October 28, 2024 Description Something different, something time-honored: You’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close Grand Hotel’s doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy an informal atmosphere as we clean out our [...] more...

Grand Hotel – Halloween at the Grand – October 28 – 30, 2022
[ October 28, 2022 to October 30, 2022. ] Arrive Friday, October 28 • Depart Sunday, October 30, 2022 For activities for young-in-age and young-at-heart, join us for Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel! Experience fall on Mackinac Island and enjoy all the spooktacular activities and ghoulish excitement Grand Hotel offers for the whole family. Package Includes: Grand Hotel Accommodations Breakfast and dinner daily* All resort amenities [...] more...

Mackinac Island Winter Festival – February 1 – 3, 2019
[ February 1, 2019 to February 3, 2019. ] Join Mackinac Island’s winter community at Great Turtle Park for a bonfire cook out, sledding, snow golf, archery, snow volleyball and broom hockey. Mackinac Island School hosts food and Photo Contest to select pictures for the 2020 Mackinac Island Calendar. >>>> Information Below if from Last Year's Winter Festival Check Back For Updates more...

A Taste of Mackinac – June 14, 2018
[ June 14, 2018; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Don't miss the culinary event of the summer! Island chefs come together to meet and greet while sharing their creations. Tickets include buffet styled food, drinks by Coca Cola and Starbucks as well as craft beers, Michigan wines (must be 21) and sweets by the Island Fudge Shops. more...

Mackinac Island – Where The Butterflies Dance
by Michael Wetzel (Editors Note: In 1992, Michael Wetzel interviewed Doug Beardsley, founder of the Original Butterfly House, and wrote this article which he used it for his Masters thesis. It wonderfully captures the spirit of the Butterfly House. Reprinted with permission of the author.) As I linger among the multiple pastels of historic homes and guesthouses, [...] more...

Tulips Blooming on Mackinac Island – May 17 & 18, 2009
Summer continues to come to Mackinac Island… it’s the tulips now that are blooming and they are putting on a colorful show… if you are arriving this week or this weekend you’ll have lots and lots of brilliant red and orange and yellow tulips to brighten your day… . For More Photos From Mackinac Island Click Here! . more...

Mackinac State Historic Parks Celebrate 50th Anniversary
This summer, Mackinac State Historic Parks will celebrate its 50th anniversary and you’re invited to come and enjoy this enchanting destination with its canopies of cedars and birches, limestone bluffs, wildflowers, Victorian charm and fascinating history. These are the natural wonders and captivating features that make this area one of the scenic places that [...] more...

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