The Inn is up the mountain from the downtown area which makes it ideal if you like quiet. We had traveled 2 days to get there and it was worth the trip. We had the end room which was very roomy facing the large lush lawn, Lake Huron and Mackinac Bridge. We ate in the dining room and our server was very attentive. However, for what we had (2 drinks, 2 appetizers, coffee, tea & dessert) it was very pricey. Having said that, seeing meal prices in other establishments downtown, it really wasn't too out of line. The breakfast buffet was excellent and the weather was cool enough that we were able to eat out on the patio without being bothered by flies. The inn is accessible either by horse carriages or bicycle. However, if you plan on using a bicycle, you best be in excellent shape as the hotel is approximately 2 miles from the downtown area and most of it is up a very long high. If fact, the carriage is stopped about halfway there to give the 2 draft horses a rest. If you like quiet and seclusion, this is the place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Stonecliffe enjoys a storied place in Mackinac Island history. Built in 1904 as a family summer escape by industrialist Michael Cudahy, Stonecliffe has enchanted guests for nearly half a century. Situated high on the west bluff, Inn at Stonecliffe lodging comprises a classic Tudor-style mansion that offers 16 bed and breakfast style guest rooms, and the more modern Summer House Suites, with 31 richly appointed suites decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. Overnight visitors to Mackinac Island often observe that the best time to enjoy the island is in the early morning or late evening when the last ferry has carried the daily visitors back to the mainland. At The Inn at Stonecliffe, you’ll enjoy that feeling every moment of your stay. Anywhere you turn, tranquility and relaxation await, from the breathtaking bluff-top views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge to the Inn’s lush, rolling lawns.Special Services and / or Features: • Breakfast Included• Air Conditioning• Onsite Dining and Cocktail Lounge• Weddings and Events• Kitchenettes• Bike Rentals • Cable Television• Outdoor Heated Pool• Private Baths• Telephones• Complimentary Wireless Internet• Non Smoking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Stonecliffe Hotel Mackinac Island