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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
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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Saturday March 28th, 2020 - 11:19 am

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Calling all Somewhere In Time fans! Your weekend inside is about to get better. Look what is available online! ❀️ ... See MoreSee Less

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I have several copies of this movie. VHS, DVD’s. Have felt lately that it’s about time to watch it again! My favorite place away from Arkansas and 4 generations of my family having loved this place too. Oh my, what memories over the years we’ve had...β€οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸ§³πŸ¦‹πŸ΄πŸ¦ŒπŸΏπŸ’πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸͺπŸš²β›΅οΈπŸ˜

Mackinac is a bucket list place for anyone. Visit the Grand.... Go in the fall! Besides the movie being one of the single greatest love stories, the location is magnificent!

My 21 year old daughter and I come here every September for a mother daughter trip and we watch this every night on the local island channel that plays this 24 hrs a day, oh and the music!!!!!!!! Can’t get enough! Mackinaw Island is my happy place!!!!!❀️❀️❀️

This is my all time favorite move ever! ❀️ I love it so much my oldest daughters middle name is Elise

During our "stay at home time" this is definitely the movie to see! Love the hotel &love the movie!!!!

Love this movie! Just purchased it from Amazon, I had to own it. ❀️

Everything about this movie is grand! ❀️πŸ₯° Give me an old fashioned love story any day! ❀️

Such a beautiful movie. The ending really got to meπŸ˜ͺ. The music is so beautiful.

We stayed in the Jane Seymour suite which was outstanding and the view from up there was amazing ❀️❀️

My favorite movie....and the music is beautiful πŸ’•

You just made my day! My very favorite movie!! My birthday is tomorrow and I am so sad not to be able to celebrate so now I am going to watch πŸ™‚

Love this movie - Richard and Elise - timeless!!

Loved the theme weekend there several years ago.

...Time for an updated reboot? could bring in a slew of new viewers and retain older viewers. Best of all you will always have the best, the original with Reeves and Seymour. Did I fail to mention....Awesome Movie

i love the movie but many nights when i cant sleep, i put it on just to fall asleep to the music

My favorite movie! I’ve been to that tree, “is it you?” πŸ₯°πŸ˜

I have got this movie 2 times from the library and will get again .

I went to Mackinac Island because of this movie!

WE LOVE this movie - always have. We missed our trip to the Grand over SIT weekend the past two years, and moving to AZ this year will free up $$ to go again HOPEFULLY this year. WE LOVE it - the whole experience! Thanks for the thought - we will watch this tonight, as the snow comes again, and we are cloistered.

LOVE the soundtrack too!

I would just love a signed copy of THAT photo--you know the one!!!!.

I LOVE TheGrand Hotel and love this movie..I have the DVD

One of my favorite movies of all time. I have the DVD and the CD as well. Love it. Always wanted to visit the Grand Hotel but it is so expensive. That would be a dream trip.

My all time favorite movie! Have it & the soundtrack!❀

My husband and I were staying on our boat in the marina on Mackinaw when they were filming this movie. Part was filmed down on the end where we were. Christopher and Jane strolled the boat dock one night and had a nice visit. Watched them film and still have some of the pictures we took. What fun back then !!!

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Wednesday March 25th, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Grand Hotel

To all of our guests and followers: During this unprecedented time, we have made the difficult decision to delay the opening of our 134th season from Friday, May 1st to Friday, May 22nd.

The well-being of all of our staff, guests, and the Mackinac Island community come first. Therefore, it is imperative we take the necessary precautions and prioritize the health and safety of everyone in our state and beyond who have made plans to visit our crown jewel here in Michigan. Please know we are paying close attention to State and Federal Government guidelines, as well as local health officials on their recommendations moving forward.

If you have a reservation that falls before Friday, May 22nd we will cancel your reservation and provide a full refund. For information regarding reservations, please call 1-800-334-7263.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful and loyal guests at some point this season, and wish everyone a healthy spring!
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To all of our guests and followers: During this unprecedented time, we have made the difficult decision to delay the opening of our 134th season from Friday, May 1st to Friday, May 22nd.

The well-being of all of our staff, guests, and the Mackinac Island community come first. Therefore, it is imperative we take the necessary precautions and prioritize the health and safety of everyone in our state and beyond who have made plans to visit our crown jewel here in Michigan. Please know we are paying close attention to State and Federal Government guidelines, as well as local health officials on their recommendations moving forward.

If you have a reservation that falls before Friday, May 22nd we will cancel your reservation and provide a full refund. For information regarding reservations, please call 1-800-334-7263.

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing all of our wonderful and loyal guests at some point this season, and wish everyone a healthy spring!

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I feel terrible for all of the employees that come from other countries, annually, to work at The Grand Hotel. πŸ™ I have been thinking about them, and hope that they will be paid. I am glad that the opening has been delayed in order to keep everyone safe. Well done, Grand Hotel! <3

Understandable but heartbreaking for my daughter who was looking forward to her last MSCI tournament as a senior! The tournament at the Grand is(now was) her favorite. The Class of 2020 has lost so many lastsπŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”.

This is a rational and sound decision which I'm sure did not come lightly, for the safety and health of all concerned. Thank you.

Sad but Very Wise move! Thank you for thinking of the safety of your guests first. We love you and we will be back asap. <3

The grand Hotel is certainly that.A Grand Hotel. I have admired it from Australia for many years. XX

We were planning on coming that opening weekend but the safety of everyone is far more important. You made the right decision, we will see you later on instead, and then in Oct 😘

We understand and appreciate all you do, we would expect no less than that. The thing that hurts our hearts is that only time we are able to come up with our family is in early May, which we've been doing for years, and had reservations for this year on May 17, which is 5 days before you're opening now. πŸ’”

I’m sad about the delay... but completely understand & am hopeful that my friend Barb & I will be able to change our reservation dates. We were scheduled to check-in a couple days before the new opening day. 🀞That everything goes well for your May 22nd opening. Can’t wait to see your tulip display πŸŒ·β˜€οΈπŸŒ·πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ·

And just like that, we are there for your season opener. We are scheduled for Memorial Weekend at the Grand.

Thank you for this posting, I'm sure , other island businesses willl have to post pone opening as well. It willl be a different begining this season. Everyone stay safe

Understand but disappointed because we were coming for the opening weekend this year. Were contacted today it was cancelled! Stay safe!

Appreciate and understand but will miss our Spring Fling Geocaching event, we will be back for the 2021 Spring Fling!

I would expect nothing less from you than putting the welfare of your guests ahead of all else. Thank you.

Everyone’s health and safety comes first. We were supposed to be there May 17th-19th, hoping to rebook for a later date. Stay safe!!

Sorry to see our reservation will be cancelled, but certainly understand. Stay safe and healthy.

Thank you! We have reservations for Memorial weekend! Looking so forward to driving up.

Thank you for putting people first. Everyone will remember your sacrifice of delaying your opening.

Stay well Grand Hotel staff and thank you for taking care of yourself and Mackinac Island as well as all your guests! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

Understandable but oh so sad as we could finally stay because of the spring special. Can't afford it during regular season.

So happy to see you are still opening! Sending positive energy to the Grand Hotel Staff! I’ve been coming ever since I was a kid and knowing there are international staff that have been a part of the seasons for 10+ years and prayerful they are still able to be a part again another year! Might I add, postponing opening day to my birthday which is so fun! Hopefully I will be able to book this year (being a college student and work being set off for now) but still hopeful to come another year! Truly one of the best hotels in the world! πŸ’•

Thank you Mayor Doud for taking all the necessary precautions to protect our Islanders. Are they keeping the ferry's open? What is the protocol at the dock? Are they testing people before the get on the ferry?

Is the Knights of Columbus convention scheduled May 21st to 23rd still on?

thanks for the update looking forward!! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸΏ

Thank you, Grand Hotel for putting everyone’s safety and well being first. This decision has National, and International impact. Thank you for protecting the people. I would expect nothing less.

I will miss my stay this year but I'm glad to know that you value the health and safety of your staff. I'll be back for the geocaching event in 2021. Have a great season!

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Thursday March 19th, 2020 - 8:50 am

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Spring is Grand! Happy First Day of Spring from Grand Hotel and we're looking forward to seeing everyone again soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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You're my Hope in all of this confusion.... I'll be there ASAP...I can't even think about not having the peace that GRAND HOTEL brings to my life. I WILL see you soon!!!❀️

Imagine sitting down on a bench in front of Sadie's at 8:30 in the morning after a night's stay at Grand Hotel. This could be your view! Not to mention the quiet tranquility of the morning hours with birds singing on this island. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience that you have to have for yourself!

Dreaming of a warm summer evening rocking on the porch at the Grand Hotel while gazing toward the Bridge helps me through the day!

Just received the newsletter. You are CHANGING the coffee. Change the wallpaper, paint and flooring. But don’t change the coffee.

Praying so Hard! I must be able to enjoy May at my happy place, The Grand Hotel!

Fantastic place!always a Dream!

We have reservations for Memorial Day weekend. Hope it can still happen!

Be there for Mother’s Day weekend. Hope you will be open!

Grand Hotel is a source of happiness in times like these.

Does this current situation affect your opening day?

I'll planning to be there in August God willing

I will be there in September!

I wish it looked like that now!!

Love the Grand Hotel, we need to visit at some point! Austin Kelley

Sharie Bryant we definitely need to plan a trip here. Me, you and Lilly!

See you in May!

I hope so.

Yes!

Thank You for the Wonderful Post !!

My favorite place!

last time there was 2 yrs ago.... want to go back in June

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Love the tradition of removing the flags every evening and the respect shown. This photo was taken from our table at dinner.

I'll be back!!!

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