We had been wanting to spend an overnite on Mackinac Island with friends since our last adventure to New York City last January. Which by the way was just so much fun!
This was a wonderful adventure that started with a great offer of tickets for the ferry, breakfast included room price (not just a continental breakfast but eggs pancakes, french toast, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, potatoes...a great way to start the day of strolling the island) and just down the street from the ferry! All of the staff were wonderful. Wait staff was thinning as it was towards the end of the season but more that adequate, and very friendly.
The swimming pool was nice and still open, it was indoors with plenty of seating on the outside and on the deck.
This hotel is the oldest on the Island so the rooms are not huge, but you spend little time in them as you are busy roaming the island, which is a true step back in time. At the end of the day they have chimeneas with a fire going so you can roast marshmallows. The porch is wonderful and you can see the harbor and Round Island Lighthouse from it.
We ate dinner at the Grand Hotel and it was delightful! The desk called us a horse drawn taxi and off we went! Such a magnificient building. Somewhere in time was filmed there with Christopher Reed and Jan Seymour...We took a tour of the Island because it was iffy as far as the weather was concerned and it was worth every penny! Mike was awesome!
The hotel also picks up your luggage from the ferry and will take your luggage to the ferry, although it is a quick walk and not difficult manage on your own
Island House was great for us! Hope it is for you too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over 150 years of experience offering exquisite hospitality, the Island House Hotel welcomes visitors and guests to this State of Michigan Historic Landmark. Overlooking the shores of beautiful Lake Huron, the Island House Hotel offers guests comfortable and modern accommodations. Recommended by AAA, Island House is the only hotel on Mackinac Island that is located within the pristine boundaries of the Mackinac Island State Park. All of our rooms have air-conditioning available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Mackinac