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Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island

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7267 Market St, P.O. Box 458, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ballwin, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our 49th Wedding Anniversary, April 30th, at the Cottage Inn on Mackinac Island, Michigan and words alone cannot describe the wonderful experience we had. When we arrived, we met innkeepers John and Jean. We knew at the beginning that our stay was going to be wonderful. John and Jean were just like family to us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every moment! John and Normajean were the best hosts we have ever stayed with! The food was excellent, rooms clean and quiet, and the beds very comfortable. It wonderful place to stay near everything you want to see! We will be visiting again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Rich and Marge are much more than innkeepers - they have become friends. They each make everyone feel so welcome and really create an environment so comfortable, like home without chores! This environment has also resulted in friendships with other guests at the Cottage Inn - now we look forward to seeing Rich and Marge and others! Can't forget the... More 

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Auburn, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful 4-day stay at the Cottage Inn in October of this year. Don & Virginia truly made it feel like a home away from home. We had stayed on the island several times before, but this was our first time staying at this inn, and it definitely won't be our last! To make my... More 

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Cutlerville, Michigan
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visit the island every fall, yet have never had the privilege of staying somewhere that made me feel like home. From the moment I walked in the door and was greeted by Don till the time Virginia hugged me goodbye, as I stepped out the door to my next adventure. As others have expressed, it IS wonderfully located on... More 

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

After walking the bridge on Labor Day, we went to the island for a few days. We chose the Cottage Inn after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. Don and Virginia were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our room (Father Marquette) was clean and well appointed. Loved the breakfasts and truly enjoyed the afternoon snacks. Don was very informative and... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved this place! It was our first time on the island. It was very close to the downtown area and restaurants. Excellent location. The inn keepers Don and Virginia were awesome. Very pleasant. The food was wonderful and she had no problem sharing her recipes. They had a great variety of DVD movies if you wanted to watch anything at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was our first experience staying overnight on Mackinac island and our experience could not have been better. We picked the Cottage Inn based on reviews and we had an excellent time. Location is perfect sitting behind Main Street so very short walk to restaurants/bars. Don and Virginia are perfect hosts and were very accomodating. We stayed inthe Garden Balcony... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This Inn is very, very convenient to everything, without feeling like you are in a congested area. The rooms are all decorated with a theme, and our room was the "Somewhere in Time" room, which had decor including pictures/posters, of the famous movie made on island. There were even two books about the movie on the nightstand...a nice touch. The... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I thought a great deal about how to write this review because I understand this is a business, but I decided to tell the whole story because I just did not feel this property should be rated #1 in Trip Advisor for any reason given our experience. I will simply lay out the facts regarding our stay from 9/30 to... More 

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