Grand Hotel Stable
Grand Hotel Stable
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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, MI259 contributions
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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KAREN S
Niles, MI628 contributions
Jun 2022
A wonderful place to stop by and visit. Lots of historical things to see along with the horses. There are not too many things you can do/see for free on the island, but this is worth seeing. Very clean and impressive! Good thing to do on a rainy day.
Written June 15, 2022
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Opinion8ted
Saugatuck, MI245 contributions
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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Helen711
Atlanta, GA1,343 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This is one of the cleanest carriage houses I've been in. Everything was in mint condition; and there were about 25 various types of carriages housed there. A must-see for turn-of-the-century history buffs.
Written August 25, 2015
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Tim L
Jefferson, GA1,867 contributions
May 2022
We were shown this location while on a carriage tour. Numerous polished antique carriages from years gone by. Looking at each carriage and reading about them is a pleasant free stroll inside the building.
Written May 22, 2022
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Susan H
Duluth, MN50 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This was the best display of horse drawn carriages I have seen! They were restored to nearly new condition and had great signage to describe them. As usual, everything was spotless!
Written October 2, 2014
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AlyssaKae
Dresden, Canada9 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
The stables are gorgeous. As someone who owns horses, I know how hard it is to keep a barn of that size so tidy! The museum side if the stables offers you a great look at the history of such an integral part of the Grand Hotel. And the stables themselves are state of the art, each detail clearly well thought out.The staff was friendly and willing to answer any questions I had.
Written August 6, 2014
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Stacey E
Detroit, MI4 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed touring the carriages in a "state of the art" and beautiful facility. The friendliness and knowledge of the staff made our visit even more meaningful. Being horse lovers it was enlightening to see first hand the history on display....Highly recommend this as a must see on the island for everyone!!!!
Written August 5, 2014
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Stephanie C
Mundelein, IL1,488 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
The stables were very well kept! The staff is eager to answer any questions and share the history. The attraction was free!
Written July 31, 2014
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MackinacGirl
Fenton, MI93 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
I have been to the island several times now, but I had never made a stop at the carriage museum. My mother and I were walking by and decided to stop in. Boy were we thankful we did! We were the only ones in there besides 2 workers. It was so peaceful to look at all of the beautiful old carriages which are still in use today. I will definitely stop here again. It was such a fun time to look at the history and it doesn't cost a thing!
Written June 4, 2014
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