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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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Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

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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.


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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Friday September 22nd, 2017 - 8:07 am

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Happy First Day of Fall! 🍁 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy First Day of Fall! 🍁

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Beautiful...Mackinac all the seasons!! Are the leaves changing there already??

Doesn't feel like fall

Beautiful Picture feels more like Summer then first day of Fall

Looking more like fall, Love the trees turning colors.

Wish we were still there, sitting on the porch!

Wish it felt like it here in Cincinnati πŸ˜› +80 degrees is not FALL weather.

Hope they still have leafs when we come mid Oct.

See you next week, can't wait!!! Get my porch chair ready πŸ˜‰

Nichole. It's the first day of fall baby, let's plan our trip.

Katie McIntosh 2 weeks! The trees should be perfect!!

Bonnie Martin Dooley next year chasing the leaves...

I would love to be there in the fall! I love visiting in the summer!

Happy fall day from Canada!

If I could in would!!!!

Wish I was there!

Wish I was there!

Beautiful colors.



95 degrees

Sitting and dreaming about the Grand Hotel. I am drinking tea from Carleton Sweet Shop, out of my Grand Hotel mug. I always enjoy our yearly visits.

Shelly Wiedemeier 😊

Just saw Richard Collier drive by in his convertible.

We had such a terrific time at The Grand. Sad to leave but already planning our return

That picture makes me want to get in my van and drive, but won't be able to this fall.

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Thursday September 21st, 2017 - 10:38 am

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What a gorgeous September morning here!

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Goodmorning.! It's warm in Traverse City. What's it like up there?

Just left the island on Monday and wishing I was back! Had a wonderful stay for the history weekend with some absolutely beautiful weather. Until next time.....

Hi Grand, such a beautiful location for my favorite movie of all time . Somewhere In Time . please let me know when the Somewhere In Time weekend will be here, hope to be able to go . please post more soon. Happy Weekend.

Gorgeous is right!!! I sure would love to be there!!! Have a Grand day everyone!

I miss this place so much!

I presume you're knitting pot holders while enjoying The Grand!

Beautiful here in Petoskey too! Have a great day!

My Husband & I were with you for two nights last week ~ fabulous suite & wonderful time as always!

This photo is a show stopper!

What a beautiful picture. I was there last weekend for my son's wedding. It was wonderful.

Beautiful ty for sharing-

On way tomorrow morning!❀️

Always a beautiful view !

Keep it up!! Will visit in two weeks!!!

Just beautiful!

Gorgeous photo

So beautiful!

Love this view

Awesome pic!



Will be there Sunday. Really looking forward to our trip. It's been 50 years for me and the first visit for my husband.

Hi it's beautiful here and hot 84andrising

How I long to be sitting in the rocking chairs on the porch right now

My favorite, too. I fell in love with the movie and when we stayed at the hotel, it was magical.

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Wednesday September 20th, 2017 - 1:51 pm

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End of Summer Special! Take advantage of this special offer and visit Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Available tomorrow, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd. Call 1-800-334-7263 for details. ... See MoreSee Less

End of Summer Special! Take advantage of this special offer and visit Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Available tomorrow, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd. Call 1-800-334-7263 for details.

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421 for 2 people and dining room is closed? Is that correct

Be there soon for the Albion Grand Getaway❣️

Kristina Smith

Danna Reeves Wolf

Both times I visited it was the end of Sept......beautiful time.

Now they have it when I am leaving

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Wednesday September 20th, 2017 - 10:20 am

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When the sun goes down and the lights come up at Grand Hotel. ... See MoreSee Less

When the sun goes down and the lights come up at Grand Hotel.

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Beautiful picture of a magnificent hotel.

Sam McLane....see you there soon!

I don't care how many years I stay away, Mackinac Island will always be my home and pictures like this remind me of the wonderful life we had here.

It's wonderful to be here this week. Wonderful weather Wonderful hotel Wonderful food Wonderful service

Love the Grand at night! Aug 2017


Can't wait to get there. This will be our 5th trip. Family reunion time, with family and Grand Hotel family. <3

One of these days, I'm going to get to come stay there. I may be 90 before it happens, but so be it.

See you in a couple of weeks for HBA Michigan conference

I want to see those lights and the Mackinac Bridge lite up at night from the top of that hotel...and knit on the rockers day n nite with Captain Morgan...2018, the year to do it!! Who's coming along?

It has been a dream of mine to visit this beautiful old resort. Maybe one day.

A beautiful and enchanted place ..I miss the Island... Many wonderful memories!!!

The Grand is truly Grand!!! And at night. Magnificent!

What wonderful memories I have of my weekend spent at this beautiful place.

Such a beautiful, friendly, & GRAND PLACE TO BE! Love it....

Was there last week and it was great , love it there .

2 weeks...can't wait......

Magnificent just Magnificent

See you soon for Albion Weekend!

Just beautiful...

Wish I was there

Unbelievable Grand



Love it

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