By Grand Hotel Mackinac Island By Grand Hotel Mackinac Island | July 18, 2022


Recently recognized as the best weekend getaway destination in CS Magazine's Best of the City issue, Grand Hotel is the ideal getaway that is not far to get to, yet feels a world away. Mackinac Island was recently recognized as the #1 island destination in the continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards, and Grand Hotel ranked among the top 10 resorts in the Midwest list. Experience this National Historic Landmark where horse-drawn carriages make their way along cobblestone streets, and Straits of Mackinac views form the stunning backdrop for gatherings on the world's longest front porch. Grand Hotel is a destination beloved by generations—an all-American getaway steeped in history and tradition.


A Season of Discovery

Grand Hotel is a historic Four-Diamond resort on Mackinac Island, where the best things are always there, ready for you to enjoy to the fullest, visit after visit. This year, Grand Hotel celebrates the past through the present with 135 years of tradition. This makes it a Season of Discovery, because there's something fresh for everyone to enjoy. There is no shortage of things to do at Grand Hotel, such as visiting the stables and carriage museum, golf at The Jewel golf course, swimming at the Esther Williams Swimming Pool or enjoying a photo session with the photography team on beautiful hotel grounds.


Woodlands Activity Center 

New this season, the Woodlands Activity Center brings to life the natural wonders and family-friendly activities that are already favorites of Mackinac Island. This outdoor adventure hub features activities for all ages, including an 18-hole miniature golf course, pickleball, bocce ball, bike rentals, a secret garden and a nature center with programming for children and adults.


Where Traditions are Celebrated

Whether enjoying a relaxing afternoon tea in the Parlor overlooking the iconic front porch or relaxing from a rocking chair listening to the clip-clop of horses passing by, time-honored traditions are a trademark of Grand Hotel’s heritage. Guests cap their evenings with live music by the Grand Hotel orchestra and dancing in the Terrace Room. Dining at any of Grand Hotel’s five restaurants is truly unique and memorable. And no visit would be complete without enjoying an ice cream break at Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor.


Unique accommodations

At Grand Hotel, no two rooms are alike: Every room and suite features its own design and ambiance, and is categorized by size, location, and view—be it panoramic vistas of the hotel’s historic golf course or the sparkling Straits of Mackinac. Each is individually decorated and showcases a specific theme through colorful décor, historic memorabilia and distinctive furnishings.


A Feast for the Senses

From the picturesque Secret Garden to the world’s longest front porch, there is no shortage of incredible scenery and Instagrammable spaces. The spectacular view of the island and beyond from the 7th hole of The Jewel golf course is reason enough to play a round—not to mention, it is the only course in the country that includes a horse-drawn carriage ride between the nines.

Another sought-after location that is a horse-carriage ride away is Woods Restaurant. For a more formal occasion, Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room features the Grand Hotel orchestra entertaining diners in the beautiful dining room overlooking the majestic Straits of Mackinac.

Journey to get away from it all, and feel a sense of togetherness while you are here.


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