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Grand Hotel is situated on the southwestern bluff of Mackinac Island overlooking the Straits of Mackinac and – in the distance – the Mackinac Bridge. From the front porch – the world’s largest at 660 feet – guests can look down at the well-kept gardens and relax and enjoy the ambiance of “somewhere in time”. It is no wonder that hollywood has chosen to come here more than once. Indeed, like a classic movie, Grand Hotel is larger that life.

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Grand Hotel – Photos via Instagram

The latest photos from the instagram account of Grand Hotel.

What is Mackinac Island’s biggest export?
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Mackinac Island is iconic for its Victorian houses, horse drawn carts and bicycles. But what really makes the island tick, drives its economy and has secured its place in Michigan tourism, is the fudge.
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This island, with only 500 residents, is home to more than a dozen fudge shops ready to serve the 1 million annual visitors. On peak summer tourist days, visitors collectively buy over 10,000 pounds of fudge per day. To keep up with this intense demand, the island imports 10 tons of sugar and 1 ton of butter every week. 
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What is Mackinac Island’s biggest export?

Mackinac Island is iconic for its Victorian houses, horse drawn carts and bicycles. But what really makes the island tick, drives its economy and has secured its place in Michigan tourism, is the fudge.

This island, with only 500 residents, is home to more than a dozen fudge shops ready to serve the 1 million annual visitors. On peak summer tourist days, visitors collectively buy over 10,000 pounds of fudge per day. To keep up with this intense demand, the island imports 10 tons of sugar and 1 ton of butter every week.

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The 2019 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival is in full swing! Stop in one of the amazing fudge shops on Mackinac Island and celebrate fudge!🖤😋
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The 2019 Mackinac Island Fudge Festival is in full swing! Stop in one of the amazing fudge shops on Mackinac Island and celebrate fudge!🖤😋
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My dad absolutely loved drinking coffee and every now and then I would spoil him with a cappuccino when I was free during the hectic summer months. Before he passed, it was pretty obvious to combine our famous family fudge recipe and my most popular flavored brew, Love Potion #9 together. It has become a favorite for both candy and coffee lovers alike. Available again this season at the shops and online! .
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Go to: www.mayscandyshop.com to order a slab of Love today ♥️

My dad absolutely loved drinking coffee and every now and then I would spoil him with a cappuccino when I was free during the hectic summer months. Before he passed, it was pretty obvious to combine our famous family fudge recipe and my most popular flavored brew, Love Potion #9 together. It has become a favorite for both candy and coffee lovers alike. Available again this season at the shops and online! .
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Go to: www.mayscandyshop.com to order a slab of Love today ♥️
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My family business, mayscandyshop - is now open for orders! And we’re starting out the season with some Love Potion fudge, a coffee chocolate fudge infused with hazelnut and cinnamon flavors, courtesy of coffee from luckybean.mi - a true labor of love ☕️💙 #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #mackinacislandfudge #sweettooth #fudgie

My family business, mayscandyshop - is now open for orders! And we’re starting out the season with some Love Potion fudge, a coffee chocolate fudge infused with hazelnut and cinnamon flavors, courtesy of coffee from luckybean.mi - a true labor of love ☕️💙 #mymackinac #makeitmackinac #mackinacislandfudge #sweettooth #fudgie ...

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Everyone’s favorite Grand Hotel dessert - The Grand Pecan Ball! #grandhotelmichigan #hudsonvilleicecream

Everyone’s favorite Grand Hotel dessert - The Grand Pecan Ball! #grandhotelmichigan #hudsonvilleicecream ...

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Fresh off the plein air easel of Grand Hotel. “Grand Hotel Blue Ceiling.” Capturing the color off this ceiling fascinates me! In person that part of the painting glows with the relatively neutral colors surrounding it. It is that color to fool the birds into thinking it is the sky so they don’t nest there. While I was painting I heard a guy tell someone it was to fool spiders... I’m not sure if that is true!?🤣

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Fresh off the plein air easel of Grand Hotel. “Grand Hotel Blue Ceiling.” Capturing the color off this ceiling fascinates me! In person that part of the painting glows with the relatively neutral colors surrounding it. It is that color to fool the birds into thinking it is the sky so they don’t nest there. While I was painting I heard a guy tell someone it was to fool spiders... I’m not sure if that is true!?🤣

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Happy National Fudge Day from your favorite fudge-filled Island 🍫🤎 Time to celebrate with some delicious treats from joannsfudge! Sending sweet dreams your way this afternoon 💭🐴🌸🚲☀️

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Happy National Fudge Day from your favorite fudge-filled Island 🍫🤎 Time to celebrate with some delicious treats from joannsfudge! Sending sweet dreams your way this afternoon 💭🐴🌸🚲☀️

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Traveling to Mackinac Island which sits between Michigan and its “Upper Peninsula” is like traveling back in time: no cars or mechanized transport are allowed on shore, it’s main harbor is filled with sail boats including those arriving on the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race, and its cobble stone streets are dotted with white picket fences, Victorian painted ladies and old timey fudge shops. And yet still, despite all these anachronistic embellishments of a bygone era, the island is still more progressive on issues of structural racism than Founders Brewing. Cheers!
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#MackinacIslandFudge #KBS #beer #stoutseason #properglassware #whalezbro

Traveling to Mackinac Island which sits between Michigan and its “Upper Peninsula” is like traveling back in time: no cars or mechanized transport are allowed on shore, it’s main harbor is filled with sail boats including those arriving on the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race, and its cobble stone streets are dotted with white picket fences, Victorian painted ladies and old timey fudge shops. And yet still, despite all these anachronistic embellishments of a bygone era, the island is still more progressive on issues of structural racism than Founders Brewing. Cheers!
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#MackinacIslandFudge #KBS #beer #stoutseason #properglassware #whalezbro
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My sister sends the best birthday gifts ❤️❤️ #mittenlove #mackinacislandfudge fudge, peanut brittle, popcorn, and saltwater taffy. She knows my fat ass so well!!

My sister sends the best birthday gifts ❤️❤️ #mittenlove #mackinacislandfudge fudge, peanut brittle, popcorn, and saltwater taffy. She knows my fat ass so well!! ...

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Grand Hotel – Photos via Instagram

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Grand Hotel – Photos via Instagram

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Having an amazing weekend staying with grandhotelmichigan! Thank you for taking such great care of us. Can’t wait to share more ✔️ GoPro #Hero7Black #GoPro #GrandHotelMichigan #AmericasSummerPlace

Having an amazing weekend staying with grandhotelmichigan! Thank you for taking such great care of us. Can’t wait to share more ✔️ GoPro #Hero7Black #GoPro #GrandHotelMichigan #AmericasSummerPlace ...

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grandhotelmichigan has 397 guest rooms and each and every one is different 😍 How cool is that? 😯 #GrandHotelMichigan #AmericasSummerPlace 
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grandhotelmichigan has 397 guest rooms and each and every one is different 😍 How cool is that? 😯 #GrandHotelMichigan #AmericasSummerPlace
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Well, I am officially back to work and looking back 6 weeks ago, the thought of going back to work made me nauseous.  How could I step back into a role that made me face my husbands death over and over again?  Thats what I do for a living. I am a critical care nurse practitioner. Death and dying are unfortunately a huge part of my job. I take care of the sickest of the sick. I have end of life conversations with families. I run codes on patients. And just 6 weeks ago, I was on the other side as the family who had to see her husband being resuscitated by my co-workers after he unexpectedly and suddenly through a lethal arrhythmia while driving home from work. I had to watch my best friend, soul mate, and the love of my life get coded. And after over 45 minutes without regaining a pulse after immediate CPR and being defibrillated over 10 times, I had to make the call to stop resuscitative efforts.

But walking back into work and into my role, I have this new found strength. I picked up were I left off 6 weeks ago and I went back to the job I love with a little more grit, perspective, and understanding from the other side of the table. My work family has surrounded me with so much love and support and I am truly grateful to be back at work and trying to muddle through finding my new normal.

The first night I came home from work was really hard. I didn’t anticipate the feelings I would have coming home from a “normal day at work” to not having Scott at home waiting for me. Usually he would just be getting off work when I got home and those are the moments we would look forward to after a long work day.  We just looked forward to spending the night together. And I don’t have that anymore. So now I come home, to a quiet house and it really hit me hard. I still don’t get it. I don’t think I ever will. But for now, I just have to fight through each day and reward myself for the little accomplishments + victories. I made it back to work. I can function at work and be a competent provider with a lot to offer my patients, their families, and my co-workers. And for that, I will give myself some grace for the sad moments post work because it WILL get better. ❤️

Well, I am officially back to work and looking back 6 weeks ago, the thought of going back to work made me nauseous.  How could I step back into a role that made me face my husbands death over and over again? Thats what I do for a living. I am a critical care nurse practitioner. Death and dying are unfortunately a huge part of my job. I take care of the sickest of the sick. I have end of life conversations with families. I run codes on patients. And just 6 weeks ago, I was on the other side as the family who had to see her husband being resuscitated by my co-workers after he unexpectedly and suddenly through a lethal arrhythmia while driving home from work. I had to watch my best friend, soul mate, and the love of my life get coded. And after over 45 minutes without regaining a pulse after immediate CPR and being defibrillated over 10 times, I had to make the call to stop resuscitative efforts.

But walking back into work and into my role, I have this new found strength. I picked up were I left off 6 weeks ago and I went back to the job I love with a little more grit, perspective, and understanding from the other side of the table. My work family has surrounded me with so much love and support and I am truly grateful to be back at work and trying to muddle through finding my new normal.

The first night I came home from work was really hard. I didn’t anticipate the feelings I would have coming home from a “normal day at work” to not having Scott at home waiting for me. Usually he would just be getting off work when I got home and those are the moments we would look forward to after a long work day. We just looked forward to spending the night together. And I don’t have that anymore. So now I come home, to a quiet house and it really hit me hard. I still don’t get it. I don’t think I ever will. But for now, I just have to fight through each day and reward myself for the little accomplishments + victories. I made it back to work. I can function at work and be a competent provider with a lot to offer my patients, their families, and my co-workers. And for that, I will give myself some grace for the sad moments post work because it WILL get better. ❤️
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Welcome to the family, grandhotelmichigan - America’s summer place is now operated by our lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. Link in bio to learn more.
📸: michiganskymedia

Welcome to the family, grandhotelmichigan - America’s summer place is now operated by our lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. Link in bio to learn more.
📸: michiganskymedia
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"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea” - Bernard-Paul Heroux

already missing this beautiful afternoon tea situation we had at grandhotelmichigan, such a nice treat on a cold rainy day ♥️ #grandhotelmichigan #americassummerplace #giftedstay

"There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea” - Bernard-Paul Heroux

already missing this beautiful afternoon tea situation we had at grandhotelmichigan, such a nice treat on a cold rainy day ♥️ #grandhotelmichigan #americassummerplace #giftedstay
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Happy Earth Day! There’s no better backdrop than the gorgeous Secret Garden at Grand Hotel! 🌿🌸🌿

Happy Earth Day! There’s no better backdrop than the gorgeous Secret Garden at Grand Hotel! 🌿🌸🌿 ...

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If you’ve ever wondered what the lobby of the Grand Hotel looks like .. ✨ we wandered around where we were allowed, up on the balcony & down by the pool..but Maybe someday we’ll get to experience actually staying there 💭🤞🏻💛

If you’ve ever wondered what the lobby of the Grand Hotel looks like .. ✨ we wandered around where we were allowed, up on the balcony & down by the pool..but Maybe someday we’ll get to experience actually staying there 💭🤞🏻💛 ...

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That front porch though 🤩. It’s the longest in the world at 660 feet. 📏 
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Cannot even imagine the history that’s taken place here… proposals, weddings, celebrations, and probably a million other magical moments in between. If these columns and rockers could talk✨ 
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Also this color story is making me rethink my hesitancy toward using red in my own home. It’s so inviting here. ❤️ 
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Have a wonderful weekend! Hope it’s full of porch sits, safe travel, family time or whatever brings your heart joy. 😊 
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That front porch though 🤩. It’s the longest in the world at 660 feet. 📏
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Cannot even imagine the history that’s taken place here… proposals, weddings, celebrations, and probably a million other magical moments in between. If these columns and rockers could talk✨
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Also this color story is making me rethink my hesitancy toward using red in my own home. It’s so inviting here. ❤️
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Longer porch, littler boat. 

On a side note, anyone else in the Metro Detroit area without power today after those crazy storms? And not only am I out of power, but cell service is not working in my area as well! So being totally powerless, and cell phone-less I’ve really felt like I’m in Little House on the Prairie. Now I’m at work with service and air conditioning…who would have ever thought work would be my oasis 😅😂
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Longer porch, littler boat.

On a side note, anyone else in the Metro Detroit area without power today after those crazy storms? And not only am I out of power, but cell service is not working in my area as well! So being totally powerless, and cell phone-less I’ve really felt like I’m in Little House on the Prairie. Now I’m at work with service and air conditioning…who would have ever thought work would be my oasis 😅😂
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Do you know about World Sauntering Day? 🌎  It started at the grandhotelmichigan in Makinac Island in the 1970s. The idea behind the day is to slow down and enjoy the good things in life 🥰 and that’s easy to do on #MakinacIsland! In case you didn’t know 😎 sauntering means walking slowly with a happy disposition. 🤗 Once you taste some of the world famous fudge 🍫 and candy 🍭 of the shops downtown, it’ll be easy to saunter along Main Street. Happy Tuesday! 🥰💋

Do you know about World Sauntering Day? 🌎 It started at the grandhotelmichigan in Makinac Island in the 1970s. The idea behind the day is to slow down and enjoy the good things in life 🥰 and that’s easy to do on #MakinacIsland! In case you didn’t know 😎 sauntering means walking slowly with a happy disposition. 🤗 Once you taste some of the world famous fudge 🍫 and candy 🍭 of the shops downtown, it’ll be easy to saunter along Main Street. Happy Tuesday! 🥰💋 ...

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Looking back on these past few months and realizing what a GRAND summer it was ✨
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Traveled to three different bucket list cities and explored more of the Midwest ✋🏻 Welcomed our sweet pup Wrigs into our home 🐶 Attended weddings, concerts and sporting events 🎶 and made so many memories with friends and families 💛 Now starting to plan our winter adventures which means one thing..skiing!🎿 .
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Looking back on these past few months and realizing what a GRAND summer it was ✨
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Traveled to three different bucket list cities and explored more of the Midwest ✋🏻 Welcomed our sweet pup Wrigs into our home 🐶 Attended weddings, concerts and sporting events 🎶 and made so many memories with friends and families 💛 Now starting to plan our winter adventures which means one thing..skiing!🎿 .
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Here’s my year in a nutshell...my #topnine 📸 What a year it’s been, and I’m thankful for all the memories represented here. And speaking of 9...I have a 🎂 to bake for one little girlie’s 9th birthday party, today🎉🎉 Happy Saturday, friends! #cabbagesandroses #nickifranklin_needlework pocketsfullofrosies #pocketfullofrosies #grandhotelmichigan #curlygirlmethod #babydot #dorothygrace #greyhair #womenintheir50s #greyhouse #theraysgreyhouse #rosewatercottage

Here’s my year in a nutshell...my #topnine 📸 What a year it’s been, and I’m thankful for all the memories represented here. And speaking of 9...I have a 🎂 to bake for one little girlie’s 9th birthday party, today🎉🎉 Happy Saturday, friends! #cabbagesandroses #nickifranklin_needlework pocketsfullofrosies #pocketfullofrosies #grandhotelmichigan #curlygirlmethod #babydot #dorothygrace #greyhair #womenintheir50s #greyhouse #theraysgreyhouse #rosewatercottage ...

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