I took a solo trip to Mackinac Island, and after reading other B & B reviews, and checking out prices, I settled with Haan's 1830 Inn. I called and reserved the Beaumont Timeless Luxury Suite and was laughed at over the phone when I said I would be staying there alone. (There are 3 beds in the room.) When I arrived, I was greeted by name and immediately shown to my room. I was told I could pay any time that was convenient for me, as long as it was before I left. The room was clean and well furnished. There was a large bed in the center, plenty of lighting, a chair, small sofa/bench, a desk, two end tables, and a large dresser. The most interesting furnishing by far was a large bookshelf built in to the wall with about 70 years' worth of National Geographic magazines. Very cool. The conjoining room had two twin beds, an end table, a large dresser, and two lamps. As other reviewers have stated, there was no TV. Which was fine by me. The only slightly annoying thing was the wireless internet. There was no security key code given at check- in, so if you want to use the internet, just make sure you ask for the code during duty hours or you won't be using it.
I noticed another reviewer said not to use Sheplers Ferry because it was too far from the inn, so I made sure I used Arnold's. I would recommend doing the same, even though Arnold's isn't that much closer. I guarantee your shoulder will start hurting from carrying your bags by the time you get to Haan's, so you will want to get as close as possible.
To get to Haan's from either Shepler's or Arnold's, you will make a right turn from the ferry service, then walk through town maybe a half mile- three quarters. Then you will pass the Butterfly House and St Anne's Catholic church, and Haan's will be the next house on the left.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haan's 1830 Inn is your Mackinac Island bed and breakfast home. The stately Greek Revival house--built on the foundations of an American Revolution era trader cabin--served as the private residence of Colonel Preston, a Fort Mackinac officer and first mayor of the island. The Inn has been completely restored and now operates as a Mackinac Island B&B to share the grace of history, the warmth of family, and the wonders of Mackinac Island weather. The guestrooms are freshly decorated and furnished with period antiques and quality mattresses. Your host, Nick Haan, invites you to be at home, relax on the wicker-furnished porches, and listen to the cadence of horses as carriage tours pass by on Huron Street. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Haan`s 1830 Hotel Mackinac Island