We had never been to Mackinac Island, but decided to look into it based on a trip that my brother in-law took there with his family. My husband and I decided that it would be best to visit the island before summer officially kicked off and the peak tourist season started so we chose the following dates June 9th through June 15th. After reading reviews on Trip Advisor on places to stay on the island we came across the Cottage Inn. We visited their website and loved the pictures so we decided to email the innkeeper (Rich) with some questions which were promptly responded to. Our questions being answered, we decided to book our room two months in advance. As our trip neared we began researching things to do on the island and when we weren’t able to locate a decent map of the island on-line, my husband emailed Rich to see if he knew where we could get one and much to our surprise he offered to mail us a map. This was just the beginning of the hospitality we were to receive during our stay at the inn. After a quick ferry ride to the island from Mackinaw City we arrived with our carry-on luggage’s and bicycles. We were pleasantly surprised when we found out that the inn was only a two minute walk from where we got off the ferry (Arnold Transit dock) and were greeted with a warm welcome by the innkeepers. They showed us to our room and made sure to mention that afternoon snacks were just about to be put out downstairs on the buffet. The afternoon snacks consisted of fudge and caramel corn from Murdick’s (a local establishment and original fudge shop). We stayed in the Bridge Room, a quaint room painted a light blue with dashes of white for clouds and beautiful pictures of the Mackinac Bridge. The room had a four poster bed (very comfortable and soft pillows), a small flat screen T.V., one window, and a small bathroom. After settling in we made our way downstairs for dinner and asked for recommendations to which Rich had plenty of suggestions and coupons. Fast forward to the next day and we are ready for breakfast (served until 10:00 a.m.). Breakfast consisted of fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, juice, milk, coffee and Marge’s yummy egg dish. It was so nice staying at a place that served a breakfast that was not only tasty but fulfilling. The egg dish was different every day made by Marge who obviously took pride in her dish. It so was yummy that my husband ended up asking for the recipe so that we could eat it at home. Throughout our entire stay they made sure that we didn’t want for anything and were always so warm and pleasant. The reception area was just large enough to feel open and yet cozy and they even had DVD’s that you could borrow and take up to your room to watch. We ended up watching a couple of movies during a rainy afternoon. Overall the inn is beautifully kept, the innkeepers (Rich and Marge) could not have been more hospitable, and the location is just off of Main Street in a center part of town with easy access to all the sites worth visiting. When we come back we’ll be staying at the Cottage Inn- have no doubt!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island is a beautiful inn built with Victorian style and charm. The Cottage Inn was built in 2001 and we are proud to be the most modern B&B on Mackinac Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottage Inn Of Mackinac Island Hotel Mackinac Island