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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.

Grand Hotel – Children’s Programs
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Front Porch of Grand Hotel

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Grand Hotel named one the World’s Best Resorts by Conde’ Nast Traveler
Readers of Conde’ Nast Traveler selected Grand Hotel as one of the World’s Best Mainland U.S. Resorts in the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.

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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Grand Hotel On Facebook

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Friday November 16th, 2018 - 8:15 am

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Today is the last day to submit your entry for the Grand Photo Contest 2018! We’re getting some great submissions like this gem by @kenijocrazy 🙌 Find your Grand moment and hashtag with #grandphotocontest2018 by 5:00p.m. today to be eligible 📷 ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the last day to submit your entry for the Grand Photo Contest 2018! We’re getting some great submissions like this gem by @kenijocrazy 🙌 Find your Grand moment and hashtag with #grandphotocontest2018 by 5:00p.m. today to be eligible 📷

 

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Thursday November 15th, 2018 - 9:55 am

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It is time to plan your Grand Wedding! 2019 Wedding dates are now available! Visit www.grandhotel.com/celebrations/weddings/ to start planning your perfect day at Grand Hotel! 💍 ... See MoreSee Less

It is time to plan your Grand Wedding! 2019 Wedding dates are now available! Visit https://www.grandhotel.com/celebrations/weddings/ to start planning your perfect day at Grand Hotel! 💍Image attachment

 

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If anyone reading this is wondering if Grand Hotel is the right place to celebrate your wedding, believe me IT IS!!! My son got married on the island last May and had his reception and celebration at Grand Hotel!!! It was exquisite!!! The flowers, the food, the wedding cake, the accommodations, the music... Everything, absolutely everything was unbelievably perfect!!! I would recommend Grand Hotel for any wedding, no matter how big or small... It's so perfect🔔💒💍 Also, Marty Gene Davis the wedding coordinator is awesome!!! She will help with every single detail!!! We appreciate all that she did for us and our family...

I was going to comment, but Jacquie covered it. Our wedding was quite amazing. Still can’t thank The Grand Staff enough

Chris Holm look!!

Wednesday November 14th, 2018 - 9:48 am

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Winter sure did come on fast this year! ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

Winter sure did come on fast this year! ❄️

 

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Remembering a special visit with my sister, who is no longer with us, sitting on that beautiful porch after a fabulous dinner. A wonderful memory

Looks so majestic! My favorite thing to do is to just sit and rock on that grand porch. My family likes to explore the island, even though we've seen it all after going for about 50 years. I tell them to just leave me on the porch and I'll see you when I see you!! I order a snack, sip on iced tea, it is truly pure bliss for me!!

The lady sits and sleep .

My bucket list, God willing one day I will experience this in person

Lovely in Mi but not in TX. 20s this AM and not even Thanksgiving

Still beautiful!

How beautiful!

Amazing !

Majestic Lady! See you again in 2019! Happy Thanksgiving!

It came in the lower part near Detroit too. Cannot remember getting cold and snow this early. We got 1 1/2” Monday night. Yuck!

And spring came late, it’s like spring and fall barely exist anymore. I took this opening weekend. There was nothing planted yet either cause winter would not let go.

how long are the hotels open on the island?

Beautiful. Definitely on my bucket list. Wish they'd remodel inside soon. Need classy look. Less garish 70's decor, esp for the price. So many more trees than when Somewhere in Time was filmed. ♡

What a gorgeous view of this magnificent resort!!! Makes me miss being there😢!!!

I can't wait to finally go to the Grand Hotel in 2019! This trip has been on my bucket list for many many years!

Not ready!! Ready for some warm weather!

Been there. And awesome...Somewhere in time

Lovely! What's the roof structure down by the lake?

Beautiful!! Was there in October ❤️

Stunning!

What a beautiful picture.

Still beautiful, no matter the season!!

This is an awesome photograph of my Favorite place in the entire world!!! So beautiful in blue!!! I've often thought how gorgeous "she" would look if decorated with lights and such for the holidays!

So many happy hours sitting on that beautiful porch.....

Such a gorgeous picture!!

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Grand Hotel – Photos via Instagram

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