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For our first visit to Mackinac Island we chose to stay (2 nights)at the Windermere based on its location.
It is at the end of Main Street away from the busy areas but within easy walking distance of the ferry terminal and restaurants and shops....More
This is the second time I have stayed here and I love this B&B owned by the mayor of the island. Our room was spacious and beautiful, with a bow window, two queen beds and a single: perfect for a family. A simple continental breakfast...More
Second stay at Windermere, and I will stay here a third someday. I get a great vibe from the hotel's atmosphere, and really enjoy their spacious porch for conversations with other guests. Had a peaceful time with my wife in our second floor room that...More
The Windermere has a perfect location with a clear view of the lake. The hotel is an example of old world elegance and is beautifully decorated. We were fortunate enough to be on the first floor in room 1B which has a curved bay. The...More
The Windermere is by far my favorite place to stay on the Island. Close to everything, but still quiet and charming. I have visited the Island many times, and continue to go back to the Windermere because it never disappoints. You can't beat watching people...More
Response from HikerEllie | Reviewed this property |
The ferry trip time depends on which line you take. I usually take the Starline, and it is about a 10-15 minute ride. I am prone to seasickness but do just fine on the ferry, maybe because it is moving quickly. Sometimes... More
The ferry trip time depends on which line you take. I usually take the Starline, and it is about a 10-15 minute ride. I am prone to seasickness but do just fine on the ferry, maybe because it is moving quickly. Sometimes sitting on the top deck (as long as it isn't too rainy or cold) can help. I have been on many crowded ferried but have never seen anyone get ill.