A Grand Mackinac Island Getaway Since 1887...
You will not find a more stunning, venerable Michigan hotel than the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Development of this pristine place was halted in the Victorian Era, and the island remains both naturally beautiful and filled with priceless historic landmarks including Fort Mackinac - and the Grand Hotel itself. It's completely one-of-a-kind from its 660-foot front porch - the longest in the world - to each of its 158 individually-decorated rooms. There are no cars on the island; horseback riding, walking and bicycling are simply spectacular. Yet on site, the hotel features a 220-foot swimming pool, four Har-Tru tennis courts and a full-service spa. And golf: The Jewel is a historic 18-hole course that provides an exquisite challenge while highlighting the breathtaking surroundings.
You'll find a wide variety of fun activities for all ages during your family vacation at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! Take a dip in the 220-foot long Esther Williams Swimming Pool, or play some tennis on the four outdoor Har-Tru courts. Rent a bike and explore more than 70 miles of natural and paved trails on the island. Or, take a horse and carriage tour of this picturesque area!
Enjoy a round of golf on one of the most unique courses in the United States. The Jewel offers two very different scenic layouts in the form of The Grand and The Woods. Following completion of your first nine holes, you'll be taken on a 15-minute horse-drawn carriage ride to your next set of holes, during which time you'll captures glimpses of the island unseen by most guests! Scenic beauty, lush landscaping and meticulously manicured tees, fairways and greens will make this an unforgettable round of golf for you and your group.
The Woodfill Conference Center provides the perfect venue for your next Mackinac Island corporate retreat or meeting! These one-of-a-kind facilities feature 16,000 square feet of flexible function space spread out over six rooms. This conference center combines Victorian-era elegance and a delightful ambiance that has hosted presidents, governors and some of the world's most powerful business leaders. Whether you are looking for a large keynote address area, or smaller meeting rooms for breakout sessions, you'll find everything you need at the Grand Hotel!
Plan your next family reunion at a venue with limitless activities, amazing amenities and plenty of space for your entire group. Guests at the Grand Hotel can enjoy a round of golf on The Jewel, a championship golf layout that highlights the many unique features of Mackinac Island. Or, you can spend a day splashing and swimming around in the 220-foot long Ester Williams Swimming Pool. Everyone in your family will enjoy playing lawn games like bocce ball and croquet, and at the end of a fun-filled day you can enjoy a mouth watering meal at one of the eight onsite restaurants!
From your rehearsal dinner to reception, the Grand Hotel has plenty of venues to meet all of your needs when planning the wedding of your dreams. Ceremonies are held in two locations: the Grand Hotel Porch, from which you can see the Straits of Mackinac and the hotel gardens, and the Grand Hotel Tea Garden, set amidst the painstakingly maintained flower gardens. Whether you are looking for an intimate ceremony with your closest friends and family, or looking for a lavish affair hosting up to 450 guests, the Grand Hotel will put its best foot forward ensuring you an amazing celebration!
Spend your days outdoors, enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds you at every turn on Mackinac Island. Rent bicycles from the Grand Hotel and explore the island on 70 miles of paved and natural trails. You can also enjoy walking through over 150 flower species in the elegant hotel garden!
Add a Welcome Basket to your luxurious accommodations at the Grand Hotel for an unforgettable getaway on Mackinac Island. Enjoy sweet treats like champagne, fudge and a fresh cut flower arrangement, sure to delight your special someone. Take an evening horse-drawn carriage ride and enjoy the picturesque scenery surrounding this amazing summer retreat!
With eight onsite restaurants, a wealth of amazing activities and a classic elegance that has been created over the past century, you'll be surrounded by luxury during your stay at the Grand Hotel! The hotel features 36 named guest rooms and suites that have been named after U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, as well as other famous guests of the island. The thematic design, furnishings and ambiance of each guest room allows guests to realize what the "Grand" in Grand Hotel is all about.
One of America's Great Lakes, Lake Huron surrounds Lake Mackinac and offers a variety of great activities for guests at the Grand Hotel. Head to Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, a landmark that guided ships through the Straits of Mackinac from 1892 to 1957. Charter a sailing excursion on this massive body of water, or bring along your fishing pole for a chance to reel in your next trophy bass!
In 1887, the Grand Hotel opened and was billed as a summer retreat for vacationers arriving from Chicago, Erie, Montreal and Detroit by lake steamer. Room rates at that time ranged from three to five dollars per night. Although the overnight rates have changed over time, the classic design, friendly service and amazing accommodation options have remained virtually the same. Start planning your own trip to America's Original Grand Hotel today!
Everyone is looking for that picture-perfect setting for an unforgettable honeymoon getaway. At the Grand Hotel, you'll enjoy unique accommodations as well as welcome gifts and amenities including champagne, a fresh-cut flower arrangement and Grand Hotel Fudge. Spend your days riding bicycles around Mackinac Island, or enjoy a couples massage at Astor's Salon and Spa. A horse-and-carriage ride will set the perfect mood for every newlywed!
Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets
The Masco Cottage at the Grand Hotel provides an intimate and spacious setting for families to enjoy during their stay on Mackinac Island. This four-bedroom suite features two bedrooms with private bathrooms, a full kitchen and a living and dining room area on the lower level. Upstairs, you'll find two additional bedrooms, a bathroom and a media parlor! Cottage guests enjoy great amenities including cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in-cottage before dinner, a fully stocked refrigerator and bar, and use of a Wii gaming system.
Mackinac Island has been a summer getaway in Lake Huron since 1866. Although the island began with limited resources and accommodation options, it has now grown into one of the premier vacation destinations in Michigan. The most noticeable change from the mainland is a lack of automobiles on the island. Travel by foot, bicycle, and horse-drawn carriage are popular modes of transportation.
Did you run out of time when planning for your Grand Hotel getaway and forget to get your haircut? Astor's Salon and Spa has you covered. In addition to a full menu of great spa treatments, the friendly staff at the spa can cut, style and shampoo your hair, giving you the perfect vacation hair-do. Enjoy body treatments, facials and massages to help relax your worries away!
- Restaurant Onsite
- Pets Allowed
- Property Size 385 units
- Conference Facility
- Kids Allowed
- Nearby City Traverse City
- Nearby Water Lake Huron
- Open Dates May 1 to Nov 30
- Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport (PLN) / 21 miles
- Chippewa County International Airport (CIU) / 28.6 miles
- Sault Ste Marie Airport (YAM) / 44.1 miles
* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights
- Swimming Pool
- Wildlife & Nature
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee Maker
- In Room Safe
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Bocce Ball
- Live Entertainment
- A/V Equipment