The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

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The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island is a must if you love travel, history, architecture and new experiences.

Whether you stay one night or a week at this Five-Star Hotel, you will truly enjoy another era of living that was elegant, relaxing and just plain grand.

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Simply a Grand Vacation Experience at the
extraordinary Grand Hotel Mackinac Island

Please remember that you are not staying at a brand new resort hotel. The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is a 122 year old historic wood structure with some sagging floors, older plumbing in some rooms and 19th Century décor that is extremely spectacular!

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island


Every piece of soap, furniture, 2 x 4 lumber, towels, food, wine, etc. are brought over on a ferry each morning and then placed on a horse-drawn wagon to be brought to the back doors of the hotel before most guests are awake.


  • 83,000 pounds of prime rib, 23,500 pounds of ham, 83,500 pounds of potatoes, 23,000 pounds of carrots, 14,000 pounds of strawberries and 6,500 pounds of pecans are delivered by wagon to the Grand Hotel during a season
  • One ton of bulbs are planted in the fall, including 25,000 tulips and 15,000 daffodils
  • More than 125,000 flowers are planted in its many gardens

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is a fascinating and fairy-tale like place to stay if you can appreciate the wonder in how it all takes place on an island where time has slowed down. In 1989 the hotel became a National Historic Landmark designated by the U.S. Department of Interior. There are daily tours conducted and if you love history, definitely make it a point to take the tour as it's entertaining and great a chance to see the behind-the-scenes of an old historic building.

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By the way, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is only open six months out of the year beginning the first of May. At the end of October it closes down and the staff prepares it to survive another tough, wind-blown, sub-zero winter that howls from the Northern Canadian border through the Straits of Mackinac.

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Insider Tip: To start your Grand Hotel Mackinac Island vacation off correctly, reserve a space for the Grand Hotel Carriage to pick you up at your Ferry Dock.


You will feel special in one of the two beautiful old carriages owned by the hotel.

The short 20 minute drive will take you slowly out of the hustle and bustle of Main Street, up a hill; and, your fast-paced life on the Mainland will be left behind.


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