My wife and I needed a getaway for our anniversary. Just coming back from a vacation in the United Kingdom, we weren't looking to spend a ton.
Mackinac Island was perfect. The Island House Hotel was a great place to stay. The bed was very comfortable, and the hotel ambiance was exactly what we were looking for in a romantic getaway. They even had a sign up for our stay that said Happy 3rd Anniversary with our names. It was a really great touch, and my wife really enjoyed that. The grounds of the hotel were beautiful, with a perfect view of Lake Huron. The Island House is perfectly located on Main St. just down and to the right of where the ferry drops you off.
Since they do not allow motorized vehicles on the island, I do recommend renting your bikes from the hotel, as you get a discount. Also, if you are going for your anniversary, ask for discounts everywhere, because you will get them! All of the shops slashed prices because of our special weekend.
The hotel was built in the late 1800's, and the history there is amazing. You feel like you are back in that time and that is what Mackinac Island is all about. One thing that you have to do is to spend an evening drinking wine on the enormous balcony overlooking the lake and marina, and just listen to the bikes and horse-led carriages pass by. The relaxing atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Island House Hotels offers modern conveniences within a historic setting. This family owned property is Mackinac Island’s oldest hotel, a registered Historic Hotel of America and an official State of Michigan landmark. Guests return time & again for our stunning waterfront views, historic charm & the ideal location. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience. All guestrooms have air-conditioning, private bathrooms & cable television. Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, dry sauna, evening bonfire, gift shop, concierge service, onsite bike rentals, as well as two restaurants, 1852 Grill Room & Ice House BBQ. Discover the charm of a Mackinac Island stay at the Island House Hotel - where fine service, warm hospitality and memorable vacations have been a Mackinac Island tradition...since 1852. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire and Orbitz so you can book your Island House Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Island Hotel Mackinac