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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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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Mackinac Island Tourism Member Spotlight with Murray Hotel! murrayhotel
This charming hotel is located in the heart of downtown Mackinac. This historic 69-room hotel dates back to the late 1800’s. It has been family owned and managed since 1882. We encourage our guests to relax in an atmosphere of Victorian-era décor and step out our double doors right onto Main Street.
Our old-fashioned atmosphere has been preserved, while our facilities have been upgraded to meet the needs of the modern traveler. All rooms have their own private bathrooms and are fully air-conditioned with free WiFi. Our amenities include a spacious sun deck and spa pool, whirlpool baths in our luxury King rooms, the Mackinac Art Gallery, meeting and banquet rooms and the Amigo Burrito Cafe.
The creamiest Fudge on Mackinac Island is made at the Murray Hotel Fudge Company, located in our lobby. Serving and sampling over 40 fudge flavors at our fudge counter, wedding party favors, and shipping to your home or office.
We at the Murray Hotel continue to impress visitors with the courteous and friendly service that has marked our success for over 135 years. Catering to school, girl scouts, motor coach, wedding and travel groups with our leading team of experienced professionals.
A stay at the Murray Hotel affords our guests an opportunity to blend local hospitality with easy downtown access to all that Mackinac Island has to offer. Giving service that makes our guests happy, showing love and care in all our actions is our goal as we enrich as many lives as we possibly can. Our Reservation team can answer any questions via telephone at 855-696-8772 or email email@example.com. Feel free to visit our website www.mymurrayhotel.com to gain access to our deals and specials....
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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. ❤️...
The most amazing garden can be found on Mackinac Island at the Grand Hotel. This is called the “Secret Garden”, and it is something you have to see in person!
This image was taken yesterday and I was there on a project with a friend of mine. He has never been to the secret garden. As we got close to it, I told him to close his eyes as I brought him to this very spot. I know it sounds strange, but imagine opening your eyes to this sight not knowing what to expect. As he opened his eyes, he started to cry.....haha, no he didn’t, but he was amazed to say the least!
God’s creation sure is spectacular and the work put into this garden at thegrandhotel is top-notch!
I can’t wait to share more images from my recent trip!...
“ I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she is never going to let us relax! “ Richard Phillips Feynman
Arch Rock is a geologic formation on Mackinac Island in Michigan. It is a natural limestone arch formed during Nipissing post_glacial period. To this day Arch Rock stands on the Lake Huron shoreline 146 ft ( 45m ) above the water.
My inspiration for this post is thurro_alexander. Hope you like it Alex, it’s not as dramatic as yours!...
Widely known as “America’s Summer Place”, Grand Hotel kicked off its 136th season on May 6. This National Historic Landmark is complete with 16 onsite restaurants, The Jewel golf course, horseback riding, tennis, biking, lush nationally acclaimed gardens, hiking trails, Astor’s Salon and Spa and more.
The 388-room resort offers a unique design and ambience in each guest room – no two are alike. Individually decorated to showcases a specific theme, the rooms are brought to life with colorful décor, historical memorabilia, curated paintings, and distinctive furnishings.
Guests can expect a few exciting new additions to the property this season, including The Woodlands Activity Center with BMX trail and mini-golf; an exclusive partnership with Guernsey Farms Dairy to bring fresh, homemade ice cream flavors to Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor; and new programming like a Wellness Weekend Retreat and Fall Culinary Weekend Experience