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Island House Hotel – Mackinac Island

Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. After acquiring the resort in 1969, the Callewaert family has continued to add contemporary conveniences while preserving the allure of its historic ambiance, serving to maintain Mackinac Island’s oldest operating hotel, a Historic Hotels of America member, State of Michigan landmark, and the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park.

In addition to stunning waterfront views, historic appeal, and quaint rooms, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the street, watch freighters glide through the Straits of Mackinac, and feel the gentle breezes off the water, yet just a short walk to Mackinac Island’s most popular shopping, dining, attractions, activities, and night life.

Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island’s most historic hotel, offers gorgeous waterfront views, ideal location to downtown, and modern amenities with cozy old-world charm. Whether lunch in the garden, afternoons on the porch watching bikes, boats, and buggies roll, glide, and trot by, dinner in the elegant dining room, or evenings toasting s’mores in the chimneas on the lawn overlooking the harbor, Island House Hotel offers the complete Mackinac Island experience.

Features include: Stunning Waterfront Views, Ideal Location to Downtown, Heated Indoor Pool, Indoor & Outdoor Hot Tubs, Bicycle Rental, 1852 Grill Room, Ice House BBQ & Bar, 94 freshly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, USB Charging Ports, and Cable TV. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and complimentary luggage transfer to/from the hotel and the Mackinac Island ferry docks.

Register for Mackinac Island savings at for discounts on everything from your room to food and drinks to that sweet fudge we are known for and even your bicycle rentals!

Island House Hotel
6966 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757


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Sunday July 12th, 2020 - 9:00 am

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This is a beautiful way to start the day πŸŒ… ... See MoreSee Less

This is a beautiful way to start the day πŸŒ…

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We were there 6 years ago this week. Our favorite family vacation ever. Wish we could go back.

5 more days... πŸ™‚ <3

Our favorite spot! I hope we can return next year—our 50th!

It’s so lovely to stay on the island overnight πŸ₯°

What a great picture

Picture perfect!

Is there any live music on the island yet?

So sad to have to cancel our trip this summer. πŸ˜”I was so looking forward to our week long trip. I’m hoping for next summer!! Until then I love the photos you are posting. Thank you!


Perfection πŸ’ž

Shawn Lazarock 😳

Nice! I've always wanted to get up to see dawn on the island but can't seem to make myself do it, since I usually stay up so late to enjoy the night life. lol

Our first trip to the UP we spent 3 nights at the Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point (beautiful, educational place to visit for anyone who sees this). The second half of the trip was spent, not only on Mackinac Island, but at your gorgeous hotel. We hope to be back sooner than later😊

Three different trips brought us to your hotel. The porch was a haven!

Our special spot!

Absolutely beautiful! ❀

Love to go there some day

I want to visit there!!!!! So beautiful

Wished I lived there or could visit more often!

Stayed there-loved it!

Love your porch ❀

Sunrise on the island is always magical!!


Dream vacation!

Love that view!

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Friday July 10th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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A fresh crew awaits your arrival ... See MoreSee Less

A fresh crew awaits your arrival

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Stayed opening weekend..6/12/20, awesome staff and hotel...looking forward to coming back..🀩

We stayed last week of June, what an amazing property

One of the Island House features! πŸ”₯

We had an awesome time!

A good looking bunch! Cheers!

Can’t wait! 2 more weeks for us!

Very soon!! For our anniversary!!

2 more weeks! 😁

Love this place

Be there shortly. 😎

Wishing Victor and his staff a very successful season


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Thursday July 9th, 2020 - 12:00 pm

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For your protection and convenience, the Ice House BBQ & Bar has touchless menus. Just scan the QR code for the current food and beverage menus. ... See MoreSee Less

For your protection and convenience, the Ice House BBQ & Bar has touchless menus. Just scan the QR code for the current food and beverage menus.

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Not everyone has a smartphone.

Wednesday July 8th, 2020 - 9:00 am

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Ever wonder what the garbage truck on Mackinac Island looks like? ... See MoreSee Less

Ever wonder what the garbage truck on Mackinac Island looks like?

Comment on Facebook Ever wonder what the...

Never wondered. I’ve seen em from my room. I love every aspect of the Island & everything it takes to keep things looking so beautiful.

They do a great job!!!!

So Beautiful on my bucket list ⚘

Was so looking forward to another trip to the Island this year to take my daughter and Grandkids......I know they would love it as much as I did last year.....Hopefully Covid will be under control by next summer

I love this! The UPS truck is pretty cool, too. lol

Saw them last year πŸ‘πŸΌ

Beautiful place

See you in 10 days!!! πŸ˜ŽπŸ’™

All in fun!! πŸ’©

Beautiful πŸ’•

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