Grand Hotel Stable

Grand Hotel Stable, Mackinac Island: Address, Grand Hotel Stable Reviews: 4.5/5

Grand Hotel Stable
4.5
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Grand Hotel Stables is a working Museum, and working stable open to the public. It is free of charge and filled with antique horse drawn carriages and slieghs
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Stardust86
Belleville, MI141 contributions
Interesting stop
Jul 2020
Thought this was a really neat stop. I love that they don't charge an entry fee. Lots of beautiful and old-fashioned carriages. We wandered up to visit the butterfly place, but sadly due to the pandemic they were closed this year. This museum was a decent consolation attraction though.

Would definitely recommend checking it out, but I'd also recommend taking a horse-taxi up there, as its a good bit of a walk.
Written July 15, 2020
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David S
Ashtead, UK202 contributions
What an amazing stable!
Sep 2019
We visited the stable at the end of the first part of the carriage tour - definitely worth spending some time looking at the historical carriages etc. and reading all about their history.
Written September 29, 2019
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Opinion8ted
Saugatuck, MI242 contributions
Carriages, horses and history
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Stable is a short walk from Grand Hotel into the interior of the Island. We visited as part of Grand Hotel's History Weekend, which featured among other things a talk by the stable master and the hotel's marvelous historian, Bob Tagatz, at the stable. The hotel owns 12 horses, both hackneys and drays, which we were not able to visit in their stalls. You can see them around the island, though, when they are working. But the rest of the stable is chock full of interesting stuff, as other reviewers have noted. The high water mark of carriage manufacturers was Studebaker, followed by Brewster, and carriages from both are on display. William Vanderbilt played a role in the hotel, and three of his carriages are part of the display. News articles and other memorabilia line the walls in a pleasing arrangement. Close by is the butterfly house, another nice stop. For those out taking a long walk -- there are restrooms.
Written October 2, 2018
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mander22
USA168 contributions
Neat to See
Aug 2018
This is up a ways from the downtown area, but we were able to see it on a carriage ride. It is a beautiful stable with antique carriages.
Written October 2, 2018
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mlbdld
Michigan665 contributions
Immaculately maintained!
Aug 2018 • Couples
We were glad we stumbled upon this stable. The carriage museum part is very interesting and provides lots of great displays and information. The stable area isn’t open for the public to walk around in, however we did get to see one of the workers bring out a horse and he talked about some of the horses and the things they do in the stable area. The portions of the stable area that we could view were immaculately clean! It’s an impressive stable!
Written September 1, 2018
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pizzaman216
Buckeye State103 contributions
Beautiful/Historic Carriages
Oct 2017 • Family
We stumbled upon this by accident but we were so glad that we did! Incredible craftsmanship of the various carriages and buggies all to see for free!
Written October 15, 2017
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Claudya P
Orlando, FL1,222 contributions
A lot to seeand very interesting!
Jul 2016 • Couples
We had a great experience and lots to learn at the Grand Hotel stables, a great variety of cariares, horses and a tack room. Worth to visit
Written June 12, 2017
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Bill S
Cedar Rapids, IA75 contributions
Muesem Setting with a view of the Stables
Sep 2016
The carriage museum portion of the stables was very interesting and well done. As we could only look into the stable area and could not enter it to get close to the horses, we were disappointed. The stable is located a ways from the Grand Hotel so be certain to get directions.
Written September 22, 2016
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mboussu
Mannford, OK94 contributions
Very interesting and easy to get to
Sep 2016
Half way through the carriage ride, we were dropped off at the Grand Hotel stables where the horses get a half day rest from pulling carriages. There were vintage buggies there and horses in the stables to look at.
Written September 21, 2016
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SpringFaith74
Springboro, OH929 contributions
A lot to see in these stables!
Sep 2016 • Friends
There is a lot to see and learn at the Grand Hotel Stables. You can see horses, carriages, and the Tack Room. The variety of carriages have informational placards where you can learn what the carriage was used for and other fun details. The Tack Room is open, which is cool. And you can walk part of the way into the stables where you'll see at least several horses in their stalls. This stable is kept PRISTINE, from the actual stalls to the carriage display area! It's just around the corner from The Grand Hotel, so make the trek up the Grand Hill, and you'll see the striking green and red stables building.
Written September 18, 2016
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