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Grand Hotel – Mackinac Island

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. The Victorian elegance has been kept intact. Each room at Grand Hotel has been tastefully decorated by New York designer Carleton Varney with its own special character and style. Breakfast and dinner daily are included in the Grand Hotel room rate, and are served in the Main Dining Room. Visit their website and familiarize yourself with the elegance and the history of this magnificent hotel. A stay on Mackinac Island at Grand Hotel is a unique experience and guests inevitably depart to the mainland with memories that last a lifetime.

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โ€ข Front Porch of Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
1-800-33-GRAND

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SOME COMMENTS FROM THE MACKINAC ISLAND PAGE ON FACEBOOK – 6/17/10

Just this past May, taking advantage of the Pure Michigan special at the Grand and expecting a room overlooking the stables. Instead got a room overlooking the Lake with 2 comfy chairs in front of a picture window. I would have been happy to stay in that room in front of that window with THAT VIEW the whole vacation!

My husband and I visited the Grand two Labor Days ago. The buffet on Sunday was “out of this world”. But the best part was we took a carriage ride there, and crossed the porch into the hotel. Once in the hotel, I asked an empoyee about paying to be on the porch. She graciously told me, “You are here now” not once, but twice, before I got the message. Thank you for the Grand staff for being SO grand!

My favorite memory happened several years ago. I was having high tea in the lobby of the Grand Hotel in my evening gown with the musicians playing the theme from “Somewhere in Time.” I remember thinking “Pinch me! I must be dreaming!”

My favorite memory: My family joined me in the spring of 2007 – 08 during the policy conference. I taught the sunrise yoga program for the conference attendees on the porch of the Grand Hotel. The gorgeous view, immaculate landscaping, and the sound of morning birds provided a peaceful backdrop for our annual practice.

I worked at the Grand Hotel as a lifeguard and lived in the poolhouse during the summer of 1998. It was one of the best summers of my life. I met my husband at the Grand – he worked on the greens crew. And now we live happily ever after, watching Somewhere in Time on each wedding anniversary.

SOME MORE COMMENTS FROM THE MACKINAC ISLAND PAGE ON FACEBOOK – 5/19/09

One of the best vacations we had. We had a suite which was fantastic over looking the bridge, pool, and garden. Want to go back soon.

Spent Mother’s Day weekend there and we will be back in 2 weeks. I love the High Tea, breakfast, friendly staff, beautiful view and seeing familar faces year after year in the shops, salon, staff. I also love eating at the Woods and Gate House. Best whitefish!!! and love their new menu.

Stayed there for the Win Some Women conference. We got to sleep in the Somewhere in Time suite! Super awesome and great food there!!

My three-day stay last week was wonderful… the stress of life melts away like ice sculptures in the sun.

A stay at Grand Hotel is always the highlight of the summer. It’s wonderful. Mackinac Island is such a magical place.

Love it. Stayed there well over a dozen times. Never been disappointed. The ambiance that surrounds the grand, is simply GRAND. Dressing up for dinner is what makes it so unique (and for those of you who do not know, it is the only time you have to be dressed up). Most of us simple folks don’t do that often enough. And believe it or not, most … people who stay at the grand are simple folks. Not stuffy or stuck up. Just looking for an “old” and “unique” place to get away. It’s not the only great place on the island as we have stayed at several other B&B’s, we even rented a home there last summer for a month. It’s all good. The island has so many great places to explore. But the grand always lives up to it’s name, GRAND.

Horseback riding, swimming, tennis, bike riding, movie watching, cards, dancing, dining, drinking, sitting on the worlds most beautiful porch, sight seeing at the fort, carriage ride, golf, duck pin bowling, ping pong, etc, etc, etc, one of the most beautiful places on earth!

My parents and I use to spend each summer month at the Grand Hotel. During the filming of Somewhere In Time, I was given a handful of quarters, and strict instructions to meet my parents at the dinner hall on time. The elevators took forever, so I decided to take the stairs down to the lower lobby to the game room. When I was descending the stairs at full speed, I came around a corner and BOOM! I ran smack dab into a man. As I was apologizing, he helped me pick up my quarters that had scattered everywhere. I stood up to thank the man, and I was thanking Christopher Reeve himself.

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Thursday September 19th, 2019 - 9:36 am

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Throwback Thursday to 1979 and this unique behind the scenes look at Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour riding a carriage through downtown Mackinac Island while filming Somewhere In Time. ๐ŸŽฉ Fantastic photograph by Clark Bloswick. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback Thursday to 1979 and this unique behind the scenes look at Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour riding a carriage through downtown Mackinac Island while filming Somewhere In Time. ๐ŸŽฉ Fantastic photograph by Clark Bloswick. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

 

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I was there!!! I saw them film this!! <3 <3 I worked at Grand Hotel that summer and it was the best summer of my life!

A beautiful movie filmed in a beautiful place.

Love this movie, my favorite, I have, sound track, Movie, and the original book story comes from, Bid Time Return, and a post card send to me by a friend that visited The Grand Hotel. I always wanted to visit the place.

One of my favorite movies of all time and I love exploring the Island. We return every few years and I hope next year we visit.๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’•

One of my favorite movies, and the music is beautiful! A visit to the island is on my bucket list

Love the movie and the island. Was always part of my family vacation growing up. Can't wait to go back.

Love the Movie ๐ŸŽฅ. My eldest daughter and I were visiting my middle daughter in Michigan. She planned a trip to Mackinac Island and the grand Hotel. We stayed two nights on Mackinac city by the water and not far from the boat that would carry us to Mackinac Island. Itโ€™s been many years but it is one of the favorite trips Iโ€™ve ever taken. I love the grand Hotel in the small town that surrounds it. I would love to take that trip again. Then my middle daughter and youngest live in Florida now. And we are in Pennsylvania. But if thereโ€™s a chance that you could go there and do it. Itโ€™s beautiful and serene.

Love the movie, that was when I learned of the Grand Hotel. My Husband and I renewed our vows for our 40th Anniversary by the fountain 4 years ago. The hotel staff, from the florist to the waiter's made our renewal and stay so very very special.

A beautiful film. I have been to the island twice. Richard Mathison was a great author.

Great movie ..and I've been there years ago and rented a buggy to go around the island.. beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ can't wait to go back and stay in Grand hotel, back then just took a tour

This movie is in my top favorites. The music is beautiful too โค

I was there that summer and watched the film crew on Main Street. A very fond memory.โค๏ธ

Was there on our honeymoon and watched some of the filming! Loved the movie and all the history about it out at Mission Point!

Great movie! I remember seeing it in 1980 or โ€˜81 at the theatre.

My favorite movie and music of all time. Went last year for the first time to the island for the Somewhere In Time weekend. Doing it again this year. Hoping it becomes a regular part of my life.

Hope to make it there in the next few weeks! Had the theme song from the movie in my wedding in 1981. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

I love the movie! We were married on the island 12 years ago, because it seemed like the most romantic place for our wedding. We were just there last weekend and spent the afternoon in the Grand Hotel! We also hiked in the area some parts of the movie where filmed. I never get tired of visiting and staying on the island. This picture is at the gazebo called โ€œSomewhere In Time! On our wedding day I gave my husband a pocket watch with the chain like in the movie and had a special message engraved on it.

Used the soundtrack as my wedding music in 1985...my favorite movie of all time โคโคโค Bucket list trip for sure

We were there when they were filming this movie. So much fun

Saw the movie years ago, and love it. My husband recently found this movie on vhs at a thrift store. Still in it's original shrink wrap. ๐Ÿ˜€

I just ordered this DVD..it tells all the background of movie filming! Im from Mi. Love to visit someday! Live in Wa. Now.

One of my all time favorite movies!! Have never attended a SITE weekend, but would love to sometime!!

My most favorite movie of all time! Love the music,loved Christopher Reeves,love Jane Seymour!

Thank You so much for posting this. Still watch the movie from time to time. It is my husbands and my favorite to watch together. Always in my dreams. <3

I spent a lot of time during the summer on Mackinaw Island with my grandma & grandpa Bertram. The best time of my childhood.

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Wednesday September 18th, 2019 - 11:04 am

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Day 90: Get dressed up and enjoy a five course fine dining experience in the Main Dining Room. ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿฅ‚#94GrandSummerDays @ Grand Hotel ... See MoreSee Less

Day 90: Get dressed up and enjoy a five course fine dining experience in the Main Dining Room. ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿฅ‚#94GrandSummerDays @ Grand HotelImage attachment

 

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I love the dining at the Grand Hotel, as well as the Grand complete experience! I just spent my 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Grand during the month of July/August. Elegant Hotel!!โค

I โ™ฅ๏ธthe beautiful grand hotel.

Dinner with my daughter this past spring.

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with friends back in June.

Got to experience this amazing, bucket list dream vacation last weekend for my birthday๐Ÿ’•.. how thrilling!

such a lovely dining room and loved the food...best hotel I have ever stayed in...and I have stayed in a few <3

Love Grand Hotel!

Our favorite time, dinner! We'll be there on October 6th! Can't wait! Our HAPPY PLACE! My husband is the eldest of 11 and 8 of them will be with us this year. We have 12 in our family coming. The Grand Hotel has always been our favorite place to stay! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œโค

What a treat introducing our 9 year old granddaughter to the Grand this summer. She loved dressing up for dinner and is planning a return trip next summer!

It's the best! Good food and dining experience!

Oh Grand Hotel how do I sooo love thee...โคโคโค

I loved staying there for our anniversary many years ago

Visited in August. Our boys, (both construction workers) dressed for the occasion, which is rare for them. They are used to jeans, T-shirtโ€™s & work boots. Great time the days we were there. Very relaxing.

Brings back memories. Wish we were there!

We had our 25th wedding anniversary dinner at the Grand Hotel! We were married on the island at the Windermere by Margaret Doud, the mayor.

One of our favorite traditions at Grand Hotel!

Great experience.

Such a great experience and wonderful memories โค

On my bucket list enjoy.

Itโ€™s my Happy Place!

So i read the Grand was sold ???

I highly recommend it! The menu, service, and taste is second to none. Please save me a table, Iโ€™ll be there next month lol. ๐Ÿ‘

No better way to spend an eveningโค๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅฐ. I miss it so much๐Ÿ’”

Loved it

Love it there!

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Monday September 16th, 2019 - 2:48 pm

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Stay at Grand Hotel this October with our Fall Bed & Breakfast Package and experience the beauty of autumn on Mackinac Island. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Book online at www.grandhotel.com/packages/fall-bed-breakfast-package/ or call 1-80033GRAND to make your reservation today! ... See MoreSee Less

Stay at Grand Hotel this October with our Fall Bed & Breakfast Package and experience the beauty of autumn on Mackinac Island. ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Book online at https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/fall-bed-breakfast-package/ or call 1-80033GRAND to make your reservation today!

 

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Love this place!!! Have been here to stay, twice, and it was wonderful. <3

WoW!!! Love this place;)))

Will be there the end of this month with a tour group. Can't wait- love the Grand and the Island!!

Just stayed for my son's 26th birthday. Great finnrr at Woods.

Love the GRAND. !!!

Make my dreams come true! ๐Ÿ˜

My second home! Looking forward to seeing her lovely fall wardrobe!

Love Mackinac in the fall๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

I have always stayed there in late September. It is magnificent.

will be there in a few weeks,this will be our third stay. Can not wait.

That Photo is Awesomeโ˜บ

Can i join this hotel

Omg perfection!

Mary Teresa. Looks beautiful ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

Breath taking and romantic

David Picking that's by far the best I've seen if you and the boys

Jacquelynn Farless ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Grace you need to take Jeremy here ๐Ÿ’š

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Sunday September 15th, 2019 - 11:59 am

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Day 88: Ride off into the sun on a Grand Hotel Carriage!๐Ÿด #94grandsummerdays ... See MoreSee Less

Day 88: Ride off into the sun on a Grand Hotel Carriage!๐Ÿด #94grandsummerdays

 

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One of Americaโ€™s wonderful treasures, Grand Hotel! I love to come here often, peaceful and relaxing!

Have a wonderful time one of my favourite places to visit.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Beautiful with the bridge in background

The Grand Hotel has wonderful memories for me not as a guest.( as I have been) but as a business partner. My company has been a (as we feel) a part of the Grand Family for more than 20yrs. And we feel proud to say we are thank you Danny and Mimi for giving us the opportunity to be a part of your teamโค๏ธ

Only 3 more sleeps until we,and our best friends celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversaries at the Grand!! Canโ€™t wait!

Lovely photo that brings back wonderful memories.

I will always have wonderful memories of the Grand Hotel. Dan and Amelia Musser once had Jaga Kell and I for weekend guests. He was so charming and I enjoyed sharing dinner with them in the โ€œBeautiful Dining Room.โ€ Dan wore one of his colorful linen jackets and his military type shoes to be comfortable. Both Dan and Jaga are now in heaven. It is a favorite memory of a truly GRAND HOTELโ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท.

Since being in Florida although grew up Northern Michigan girl I miss going up and saying the Grand! We would go up there all the time on our boat!

Awesome place!

Beautiful

We had a Grand Day on 87! #94grandsummerdays

Awesome picture!

Happy Anniversary you two! That sounds wonderful!!

So pretty. Nothing can match the island and the Grand!

WOW!!! SOOO AWESOME....๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

Wonderful. Happy anniversary soon.

She is SO Sweet!โค

I do remember the Grand. Thatโ€™s Where we got engaged!!

The carriage reminds me of one you might see in a fairy tale.

Weโ€™ve ridden this upscale carriage many times.

Have to say MARLEE WAS A YEAR AHEAD OF ME!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ

No way!

Gosh I want to go there before I die

Only 6 more days.

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