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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So sad to see the changes going on, that are not for the better. Slimming down the dinner menus, putting a big slide in that historic pool. Not returning Carlton Varney personal possessions. I'm worried about a corporation taking over, with no appreciation for the traditions they've inherited. This hotel was grand, hopefully it stays that way. Not sure that will be the case when they are done with the changes they are making.
The previous owners had it open throughout the full season. Typical of new owners. ☹️☹️
Can't wait to see the pool next summer!
Visiting in a week... are you still able to swim like in years past but with no heat???
Bring back the Worm and we’ll really be getting somewhere.
Looks like they enjoyed themselves.
Do they still have the Winsome Womens retreat there?
Happy to be visiting this October for a 2 night stay! Hoping fall colors will be at peak!
I’m looking forward to our annual Somewhere in Time weekend in October. We all love dressing for high tea and the wonderful dinners. It’s an elegant step back in time with live music in the lobby, the band after dinner and the final Grand Promenade on Saturday evening.❤️
First Labor Day weekend we will miss at the Grand in 34 years. Maybe the Yellow Jackets can come next year with some other new acts.
Hello there! I am trying to get a hold of someone at the hotel for a favor. I have sent an inbox message.
Where is our complimentary coffee?
Hope to be there soon !
How far in advance can you book reservations?
They have phones
Don't waste your time or hard earned money. The hotel has hit rock bottom. Their adds on the radio are filled with lies and are very deceiving.The prices for a drink on the porch have sky rocket with no top shelf liquor. The rooms are filthy and disgusting, no amenities offered. Service in the dining room is sub standard and the foods inedible. There are NO lawn games as advertised and you have to buy "complimentary" coffee in the morning. The sandwiches at Grand provisions and coffee have sat in the fridge for days the bread is soggy and disgusting. You have to call at least 3 times to get more towels and cross your fingers that your luggage gets sent to the proper ferry dock. And when you check out look over your room.chrges because they try to charge you for eating breakfast and dinner in the dining room.
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Over the Straits of Mackinac and through the woods by horsedrawn carriage lies a fairytale escape from the world. Woods restaurant, formerly an amusement lodge, is still imbued with a sense of fun and adventure unlike most. From Bobby's Bar to its storybook exterior, the ambiance is second only to the service. ... See MoreSee Less
Had a wonderful time visiting the Woods Restaurant last August with my 3 eldest granddaughters! Food and service was lovely.
Loved our ride to eat here and the food/ service was excellent
I love Mackinac. Our trip a couple of years was wonderful. We plan on going back next year. A beautiful place.
Been there a couple of times. Love this restaurant’s ambiance and food. And love the carriage ride to it. Can’t wait to go there on my next visit.
We had dinner there last Monday! Excellent meal and service! Worth the trip through the woods!
What a memorable meal and such excellent service at #woodsresturant!
It was a wonderful meal and experience. Went back in mid July.
Loved the wooded ride to this restaurant and then the interior decor of the restaurant itself.
It's a Perfect place to spend an evening. Fabulous food and service!
It feels magical riding there, such a neat experience.
Can't visit the island without having at least one meal at the Woods. Love that place.
We were there to celebrate shared anniversaries with friends. Wonderful meals and accommodating service!
Excellent food! Of course.
How do you get there from the Grand Hotel???
A wonderful dinner with my 3 beautiful children. July 2020
And the manager is pretty cool as well. 🙂
Nice break for lunch while playing golf there last year. Club Sandwich was AWESOME!!
Always the best.
We'll be there this Sunday on my birthday!
One of the best on the island.
My favorite restaurant, anywhere. My wife and I have eaten here on many occasions, our first being our honeymoon, 25 years ago. We returned annually for several years, then, most recently, celebrated our 20th anniversary here. Food and service have always been fantastic and we have always felt warm and welcomed. We can't wait to get back. We missed our 25th this year because of COVID- but hopefully we can return soon.
I. Am. Screaming. This is my favorite ice cream and usually only available in Michigan and northern Illinois, Indiana & Ohio. I haven’t had it in over 20 years (since I moved from Michigan to Florida). Thank you publix you made my day! 😱😭
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Our lil random trip to Mackinac was a success 🖤...
Hopped on the blue ice bandwagon and drove up to Mackinaw City today, crossed the bridge so that the other four members of the family can now say they were in the Upper Peninsula, grabbed some fudge, and struck out on our pasty hunt.
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Art of the Craft. Fancy a slice? #mackinacartist ...
Mackinac Island is know for it's world famous fudge. During peak tourist season, 10,000 pounds of fudge is made each day! Yep, you read that right! There are 14 fudge shops located on the island, and everyone leaves with at least one piece of fudge.
So how do you choose the right shop? Don't you worry, I have your back! In this weeks video, I decided to put 4 of the major brands in a taste test to determine which company deserves the award for BEST FUDGE! It was a tough job, but someone had to do it!
If you want to see how each of the fudges compared and which one I gave the title for best fudge, then head over to my YouTube channel and check out the video (link in my bio)! In the comments, let me know which company makes YOUR favorite fudge and what flavor is your favorite!
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NEW ⚠️ 30x40in. ready-to-hang Michigan Color Chart 🟩🟦🟪⬛️🟫⬜️🟥🟧🟨
From left to right, the color swatch text reads: Blueberries, Ford, Hitsville U.S.A., Gateway Bridge, Ambassador Bridge, The Great Lakes, Belle Isle Aquarium, Eastern White Pine, Michigan State Parks, Arcadia Bluffs, Woodward Ave, Kitch Iti Kipi, The River Rouge, Renaissance Center, Spirit of Detroit, Mackinac Bridge, Superman Ice Cream, Edmund Fitzgerald, Whitefish, Grand Hotel, Pioneer Sugar, White Tailed Deer, Fort Mackinac, Grand Rapids Gypsum Mines, Detroit Institute of Arts, Road Salt, Michigan Limestone, Boston Cooler, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Packard Plant, Iron Ore, Cherry Point Farm & Market Lavender Labyrinth, Rainbow Trout, Copper, Pictured Rocks, Pasties, Stepping Stone Falls, Turnip Rock, Curwood Castle, Corn, Mystery Spot, Better Made, Kellogg’s, Zehnder’s, Vernors, Oberon, Cider & Donuts, Eastern Market, Construction, Robin, Maple Syrup, Coney Dog, Mackinac Fudge, Detroit Style Pizza, Apple Orchard, Traverse City Cherry, Red Pop, Detroit Masonic Temple, Paczki, Sanders Hot Fudge, Black Ice, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Model T, Uniroyal Giant Tire, Slush, Petosky Stone
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I waited until at least after lunch to break out ...
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Red, blue, and Blanc. A family vacation for the ...
Red, blue, and Blanc. A family vacation for the memory book. Thank you grandhotelmichigan and #mackinacisland for such an incredible experience. ❤️💙🤍
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