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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
906-847-3355

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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.

Exhibits

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.
 

Instagram post 17879039831306159 Today we took the dogs back in time and brought them to Mackinac Island for the first time! What an amazing day we had! They even posed for this photo at Fort Mackinac! It was a beautiful day too! 
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Today we took the dogs back in time and brought them to Mackinac Island for the first time! What an amazing day we had! They even posed for this photo at Fort Mackinac! It was a beautiful day too! . . #dogfamily #huskyfamily #huskyheaven #huskypack #dogpack #packgoals #packlove #happydogs #mydogs #mydogismy #mydogismyfamily #mydogismybestfriend #fortheloveofdogs #mychildrenhavepaws #fluffydogs #fluffers #instadogs #northernbreed #thisismackinac #mackinacislandlife #mackinacisle #fortmackinac #mittenstate #mymackinac #mackinacisland #michiganawesome #puremichigan #puremittigan #michigan ...

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Instagram post 17901444934568301 Fall family sessions are the best!! 🍁🙌🍁How cute are these Doud’s boys!? doudsmarket littleluxuriesofmackinac

Fall family sessions are the best!! 🍁🙌🍁How cute are these Doud’s boys!? doudsmarket littleluxuriesofmackinac ...

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Instagram post 17871757259447218 Trinity Church, Fort and Coastguard Station, Mackinac Island. Acrylic on 12x12x2.5 wood cradles #mackinacisland #mackinac #mackinacart #mackinacislandart #mackinacislandlife #fortmackinac #summerart #cottageart #cottagechic #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #lakehouseart #lakehousepainting #lakehouse #islandart #michigan #michiganart #northernmichigan #northernmichiganartist #michiganartist #artforsale #artforsaleoninstagram #colorfulart #happyart #happypainting #happyplace #sailboat #sailboatart #madeinmichigan #rachaelvandyke

Trinity Church, Fort and Coastguard Station, Mackinac Island. Acrylic on 12x12x2.5 wood cradles #mackinacisland #mackinac #mackinacart #mackinacislandart #mackinacislandlife #fortmackinac #summerart #cottageart #cottagechic #cottagedecor #cottagestyle #lakehouseart #lakehousepainting #lakehouse #islandart #michigan #michiganart #northernmichigan #northernmichiganartist #michiganartist #artforsale #artforsaleoninstagram #colorfulart #happyart #happypainting #happyplace #sailboat #sailboatart #madeinmichigan #rachaelvandyke ...

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Instagram post 17875695671582908 Watching the seasons change from Fort Mackinac! We certainly enjoyed the warmer temps this week. 🍂☀️🍂

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Watching the seasons change from Fort Mackinac! We certainly enjoyed the warmer temps this week. 🍂☀️🍂 www.theinnatstonecliffe.com ...

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Instagram post 18064072291292294 Just one of the many things you’ll experience at Fort Mackinac! 🎻

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Just one of the many things you’ll experience at Fort Mackinac! 🎻 #thisismackinac #fortmackinac #mackinacisland #mackinacislandstatepark #mackinacstatehistoricparks #historicinterpreter #fall ...

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Instagram post 17986477270440725 When you visit Mackinac Island, do you visit the historical sites?⁣
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I am a total history nerd.  I love to visit historic sites when I travel AND when I am home.  In this picture is Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City that we visit at least once a season.  I also have a pass to visit Fort Mackinac on the Island and its downtown historic sites anytime, and I do visit often.  I love to grab coffee and just hang out on a bench at the Fort's parade grounds, or take my kids to the blacksmith shop (Hey, Monty!!). ⁣
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As someone who is so passionate and excited about these opportunities I love to promote them.  SO, do you visit these sites when you visit Mackinac Island?  Because you should.  It gives you a connection to the island in a deeper way. ⁣
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#mackinac #mackinacisland #mymackinac #puremichigan #michigan #upnorth #greatlakes #oldhome #oldhouse #historichome #historichouse #innkeeper #innkeeping #colonial #michilimackinac #thisismackinac #fortmackinac #history #livinghistory #vintage #antique #antiques #connection

When you visit Mackinac Island, do you visit the historical sites?⁣ .⁣ I am a total history nerd. I love to visit historic sites when I travel AND when I am home. In this picture is Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City that we visit at least once a season. I also have a pass to visit Fort Mackinac on the Island and its downtown historic sites anytime, and I do visit often. I love to grab coffee and just hang out on a bench at the Fort's parade grounds, or take my kids to the blacksmith shop (Hey, Monty!!). ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ As someone who is so passionate and excited about these opportunities I love to promote them. SO, do you visit these sites when you visit Mackinac Island? Because you should. It gives you a connection to the island in a deeper way. ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ ⁣ #mackinac #mackinacisland #mymackinac #puremichigan #michigan #upnorth #greatlakes #oldhome #oldhouse #historichome #historichouse #innkeeper #innkeeping #colonial #michilimackinac #thisismackinac #fortmackinac #history #livinghistory #vintage #antique #antiques #connection ...

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Instagram post 18017001664315509 🧨Happy 4th of July!🧨
We celebrated by taking in a little history on #mackinacisland 🐴 
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🧨Happy 4th of July!🧨 We celebrated by taking in a little history on #mackinacisland 🐴 #happy4thofjuly #july4th #independenceday #fortmackinac #upnorth #exploringthemitten #familytime #cancerfamily #neuroblastoma #cnsrelapse #chemohair #rejoicealways #praywithoutceasing #noonefightsalone #prayersforpryce ...

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Instagram post 17898930430618347 The perfect perch to look over the Straits of Mackinac.

The perfect perch to look over the Straits of Mackinac. ...

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Instagram post 17842099780930589 Mackinac Island is so picturesque. Somehow, a blanket of winter snow makes it seem even cozier. 😍 Where’s your favorite winter spot around the Great Lakes? 🌊
🌊 Photo by jasovereign  #greatlakes #greatlakesloving #lakemichigan #lakehuron #michigan #mackinacisland #northernmichigan #puremichigan #michigrammers #michiganders #fortmackinac #puremichigan #michiganwinter #winter #cozy #snow #vacation #travel #greatlakeshistory #explore #mackinacisle #upperpeninsula #theup #upnorthmichigan #thisismackinac #makeitmackinac #beautifulview #mackinacislandlife #mackinacislandtourism

Mackinac Island is so picturesque. Somehow, a blanket of winter snow makes it seem even cozier. 😍 Where’s your favorite winter spot around the Great Lakes? 🌊 🌊 Photo by jasovereign #greatlakes #greatlakesloving #lakemichigan #lakehuron #michigan #mackinacisland #northernmichigan #puremichigan #michigrammers #michiganders #fortmackinac #puremichigan #michiganwinter #winter #cozy #snow #vacation #travel #greatlakeshistory #explore #mackinacisle #upperpeninsula #theup #upnorthmichigan #thisismackinac #makeitmackinac #beautifulview #mackinacislandlife #mackinacislandtourism ...

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Instagram post 17966081074341828 Most people associate stunning fall colors in the US with New England, but completely overlook another incredible option: the Midwest!

And within the Midwest, I honestly think Michigan has some of the best fall colors in the country. (There, I said it!)

This photo, for example, isn’t from New England, but rather is from Mackinac Island, a popular summer resort island in Michigan. While Mackinac isn’t known for its fall color (its delicious fudge and ban on cars are way more famous), there are nevertheless lots of colors to enjoy this time of year.

So I guess my point is... don’t write off the Midwest when it comes to fall color! (Also, expect lots more fall color photos in the coming weeks 😬.)

Would you have ever guessed this photo was taken in Michigan? Also, what else would you like to know about Mackinac Island? I’ll share more info about this quirky spot in my next post.

Most people associate stunning fall colors in the US with New England, but completely overlook another incredible option: the Midwest! And within the Midwest, I honestly think Michigan has some of the best fall colors in the country. (There, I said it!) This photo, for example, isn’t from New England, but rather is from Mackinac Island, a popular summer resort island in Michigan. While Mackinac isn’t known for its fall color (its delicious fudge and ban on cars are way more famous), there are nevertheless lots of colors to enjoy this time of year. So I guess my point is... don’t write off the Midwest when it comes to fall color! (Also, expect lots more fall color photos in the coming weeks 😬.) Would you have ever guessed this photo was taken in Michigan? Also, what else would you like to know about Mackinac Island? I’ll share more info about this quirky spot in my next post. ...

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Instagram post 17950800223407761 Repost from _sovereign_photography_
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Congratulations to _sovereign_photography_ for this incredible shot of Mackinac Island! 
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Repost from _sovereign_photography_ • Congratulations to _sovereign_photography_ for this incredible shot of Mackinac Island! Check out his feed for more pure Michigan beauty! • • • • • #capturingmichigan #puremichigan #puremittigan #puremittiganpride #puremittenlove #uptravel #naturalmichigan #michiganders #mittenstatelove #michiganawesome #bestofthegreatlakesstate #thegreatlakesstate #greatlakesloving #greatlakesproud #michiganoverboard #michigancrush #mackinacisland #mymackinac #mackinacislandtourism #fortmackinac #thegreatlifemichigan #michiganlife #michiganlifestyle #midwestlivingmag #upperpeninsulamichigan ...

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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
1-888-899-3811

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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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Winter has returned to Mackinac Island… (Photo via The Inn at Stonecliffe – Mackinac Island)

Posted by MackinacIsland.Net – Mackinac Island Michigan on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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