The Bogan Lane Inn is a small, charming bed and breakfast located east of the Island House Hotel on Bogan Lane. It is just far enough out of town to assure a quieter setting. You can plan to enjoy Mackinac Island in any season because this Inn offers accommodations year-round!
And, remember, the Island is spectacular in any season!
To be honest, a stay at Bogan Inn is more like staying at a family home rather than at a Mackinac Island Hotel. It's more personal and definitely reminds you of your favorite Aunt or Grandma's home where you can just feel as though you have come back home and to a simpler way of life!
The house was built in the mid-1850s and was probably built by an Irish family who came to the Island as a result of the potato famine. The home was vacant at one time for a period of about forty years but in 1957 a major renovation of the house became a reality creating a charming and loving home.
The Bogan Inn is is a great choice for the budget minded who want to experience a night on Mackinac Island without a high price tag. There are no private bathrooms, every two bedrooms share a bath. However, the location is convenient and the owners are delightful!
Included in the rate is a delightful continental breakfast served in the "family" dining room The freshly baked pastries especially the "Cowboy Coffee Cake" is great! Giddy Up! What's so nice is that Trish & Alice always make time to chat with guests which again makes it feel like home!
The Bogan Lane Inn is owned and operated by Patricia (Trish) and Alice Martin who are life-long, year-round residents. They are always willing to share knowledge about the Island with their guests. Make sure you check out their garden and ask Trish about the beautiful old lilac tree by the fence.
Trish Martin is a columnist for the Town Crier, a weekly Mackinac Island Newspaper. Her column, "Nature Notes", is filled with information about the flora and fauna of the Island. She also has a beautiful singing voice and shares it with the community throughout the season at various events.
The house is off Huron Street, up Bogan Lane, just east of the Island House Hotel. It's quite a steep hill to get to the Inn but it's well worth it. In fact if you climb further up the hill there are steps to take you to the beautiful East Bluff where you can see spectacular views of the Island and the Straits of Mackinac!
There phone number is 906-847-3439.
Insider Tip: The Bogan Lane Inn has many repeat guests (due to their love for it) so call early (906-847-3439) if you want a reservation during a festival, holiday, or the annual Sailboat Races. And remember it's Open Year Round!
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