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The Inn at Stonecliffe

8593 Cudahy Cir, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5130
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 05/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/20/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 12 hotels in Mackinac Island
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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Board games / puzzles
Kids stay free
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
24-hour front desk
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Brittany L wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello, I would like to make it known I did email a week ago and have yet to recieve a response. That is why I am now posting here. We recently stayed at The Inn at Stonecliffe on September 24th to September 25th. I would like to share my review in hopes others are not treated the way we were. When booking our stay at Stonecliffe we were beyond excited for our time here. It was our first-year anniversary, and we were excited to stay in a beautiful historic piece of mackinaw. Our negative experience came even before our arrival. My husband was in the wedding on September 25th at 11 AM, The suit was not coming to town in time so men's wear house was going to send the suite to Stone Cliffe. I called on Thursday the 23rd wanting to give you guys a heads up. I spoke with Bree and she unkindly told me you do not accept packages and seemed very not knowing of what she had just communicated to me. From the moment we arrived Friday morning it continued to go downhill. I approached to check in and the lady checking in was very disrespectful and did not seem to have the time for us. We checked in, asked about the package again… which once again she was clueless, and no notes were in our file. During the day on Friday, I spoke with multiple different people, and we were told there was nothing they could do.. mind you the wedding was less than 12 hours away. Finally, at approximately 9 PM Friday evening I spoke with a lady named Kat.. SHE WAS AMAZING! Kat took it upon herself to call all around and see if the package was anywhere. She was a sweetheart and tried to go above and beyond with making our situation better. This now brings us to Saturday at 7:30 AM, approaching the front desk asking if anything has shown up or if anyone has heard anything. Nothing. Rude and once again no time for us was. My husband and I found a taxi which showed up around 8:45, we got down to the coal dock as we were told that is where our package was signed for. Mind you, the wedding is now 1 ½ out and we have yet to find the suit. We get to town about 9:45 and I receive a phone call from the hotel letting us know our package has been there since Friday Morning, they were unaware of what it was because it was in a box! I asked multiple times and even brought up that it was going to be in a box. We get back to the hotel now leaving us no time to get ready. Walk in to get our suit and she slams it on the counter, mind you the manager is standing in the corner and has nothing to say. Moral of the story, customer service and respect was lacking. Very sad considering we were staying at the historic inn at stonecliffe. We will not be back and have told others to not do the same. When you think of paying that kind of money, you think of exceptional over the top service. Customer Service Is key, and it was very sad to not see that present. Saturday for the wedding the minister was over a half hour late, leaving us with the photographer not being able to capture our photos in town because her time was up. This is my fault and I understand that but also please let your staff know honesty is also huge. In the chaos of trying to get around and pack up our room due to wedding and checkout being at 11 a pair of xtra tuff rainboots were left. Called not even an hour after we left and there nowhere to be found.. Interesting how that works. I am not one to complain but I feel like communicating my experience may be eye opening and will make your customer service better for others.
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Date of stay: September 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Becky Miller, Sales at The Inn at Stonecliffe
Responded Oct 18, 2021
We sincerely apologize for the issue with the tuxedo delivery and how it was handled. That is not the experience we want our guests to have and appreciate you letting us know how we can improve on our services. We would like to discuss this with you if you have a chance to give us a call at 906-847-3355.
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Jenny O wrote a review Oct 2021
3 contributions
We stayed at the Inn at Stonecliffe twice during the summer of 2021: over the July 4 and Labor Day holiday weekends. The Inn is a pleasant distance (walkable/bikeable) away from the busiest part of the island (Main Street) with a gorgeous view of the Mackinac Bridge from the lawn. Our room during each visit was lovely and very comfortable and quiet. It was great to be able to enjoy the major attractions on the island during the day and then relax at night in lovely accommodations.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Becky Miller, Sales at The Inn at Stonecliffe
Responded Oct 15, 2021
Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit!
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Scrosby1 wrote a review Oct 2021
Waconia, Minnesota11 contributions4 helpful votes
Our family of 5 stayed here and it was one of a few places on the island that easily accommodated 5 people in one room. The room was spacious and comfortable for all of us with beautiful views from the balcony. We were not in the mansion, but I believe they called it the summer house-a few short steps away from the main house. Not a problem for us as we preferred the generous size of the room for 5. The entire property is charming and beautiful with sweeping views of the bridge from the lawn. All that being said, I did my research before booking so I was not disappointed in the location-I knew what to expect. The property is 2 miles UPHILL from the main drag. We brought our own bikes with us on the ferry knowing that the trek to the Inn would be challenging but would also give us the freedom to escape the crowds. There is horse taxi service available but it is not efficient or incredibly reliable and requires planning and patience. After getting off the ferry, we left our bags with the porter and explored the main drag. It took a few hours for our bags to catch up to us at the Inn, so there is no rush to check in as your belongings will not be there and you will waste your time waiting. Once we attempted to have a taxi bring us to town but could not get the timing to work out so we were very happy to have our bikes. If you are on a timeline to leave, make sure that you arrange for your bags to be taken to the ferry well in advance. The taxis will not take bikes so your bags have to travel separate from you. If you have mobility issues and cannot bike 2 miles, mostly uphill, do not like to plan a couple of hours for the taxi, or have the patience to potentially wait then I'd recommend staying close to the main drag. If you like a little workout, have patience, and escaping the crowds then this place is perfect. When we were there, the restaurant services were limited or non-existent but I will not fault the Inn as there was a power outage on the island and they were doing the best they could with what they had. The staff and service was fantastic and I would stay here again. Doing my homework gave me what I expected and saved me from any disappointment.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Becky Miller, Sales at The Inn at Stonecliffe
Responded Oct 4, 2021
Thank you for staying with us! We are so glad you did some research and were not surprised by the distance and empathetic about the power situation! Please visit us again soon!
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Carol S wrote a review Sep 2021
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This hotel is magnificent… beautiful, traditional and in an incredible setting with gorgeous, huge trees and expansive lawns. The carriage ride up the stone path to the hotel was something of a fairy tale. The General Manager, Suze Oostendorp, is apparently the perfect person for the job! Impressive, absolutely spot-on in every regard. Friendly, welcoming, and of course we enjoyed the champagne and lovely note that greeted us in our charming room. Thank you again, Suze, and to the entire courteous, competent staff of this awesome hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The only thing we were advised was to go to Mackinac Island after Labor Day, after the crowds...
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Response from Becky Miller, Sales at The Inn at Stonecliffe
Responded Oct 6, 2021
Thank you Carol! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and love the shout out to Suze! Visit us again soon!
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jak9874 wrote a review Sep 2021
Grand Rapids, Michigan101 contributions30 helpful votes
Mae spent a few days at the Inn over the past weekend and I could not have had a better experience. From check in to check out we experienced one of the most hospitable weekends we have ever had! The grounds of this property are absolutely stunning. The lawn has incredible views of the bridge and lake and you feel as if you are on your own private island in the secluded location on the island. Our room was located in the Summer House and had a very cute French balcony we were able to enjoy morning coffee and afternoon cocktails on. A special shout out to Grant for ensuring our bags made it to and from the dock safely and checking in with us to see how our weekend was going and also the GM, Suze, who ensured our stay was extremely special! I can not wait to head back to this gem of a property in the future!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do understand this hotel is a bit of a travel from downtown but worth every minute of travel for...
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Response from Becky Miller, Sales at The Inn at Stonecliffe
Responded Sep 22, 2021
Thank you for staying with us! We love the shout outs to Grant and Suze and are so glad you enjoyed the stunning grounds and incredible views! Please visit us again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Inn at Stonecliffe
Which popular attractions are close to The Inn at Stonecliffe?
Nearby attractions include Forge a Memory (1.0 miles), Mackinac Bridge (3.5 miles), and Arch Rock (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Inn at Stonecliffe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Inn at Stonecliffe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Inn at Stonecliffe?
Conveniently located restaurants include JoAnn's Fudge, Chuck Wagon of Mackinac, and Original Murdick's Fudge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Inn at Stonecliffe?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Inn at Stonecliffe offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Inn at Stonecliffe?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Mackinac (1.5 miles), Fort Holmes (1.4 miles), and Biddle House (1.5 miles).
Does The Inn at Stonecliffe have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is The Inn at Stonecliffe accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.