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“Great Place to "Come Home To" During a Visit to the Island”

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Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
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79 reviews
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“Great Place to "Come Home To" During a Visit to the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Cottage Inn is an excellent choice for lodging on the island. "Coming Home" there every day after a full day of exploring was the Picaso of Paintings, the Platinum of Metals, or...simply, PERFECTION!

Booking & check-in/check out were a breeze.

Northern hospitality was at its' best here! Rich and Marge are knowledgeable of the island, professional, efficient, and fully equipped and willing to fullfill the needs of their guests.

The Inn is very well kept and maintained. It's around 11 years old but it could pass as brand new. It has a very solid feel to it. This may be a strange comment to read; but it was extremely WINDY while we were there; and we barely heard anything inside our room!

Housekeeping works every day to refresh the room. It's like being on a cruise ship where you go out for breakfast and come back and it's like new. The Inn, overall, has a very clean feel to it. It feels like the managers really take ownership in their position and treat the Inn as if it is their own.

There are treats each afternoon. Always fudge and caramel corn. Sometimes peanut brittle and cake. Coffee is always full, as is decaf, hot water (tea back on the shelf above), and ice water. They're all on pumps right at the bottom of the stairs. The ceramic cups are always plentiful.

There are over 100 (I didn't count, just by looking) movies that they offer to guests to watch, and popcorn is in a drawer right below the microwave in the common area. A real treat.

Breakfast is always good, varied, and plentiful. A blend of diced watermelon, cantelope, and honeydew melon are there every morning, along with a big dish of strawberry yogurt to go with it. There is also a wide assortment of bread, with peanut butter & jelly, butter, and jam to go with it. The biggest portion of breakfast is a hot egg casserole. Each morning it's different, and always quite tastey and filling. Also, all sorts of juice & banannas.

We stayed in the Mackinac Suite, which is the front two rooms on the top floor, together as one room. It's very spacious and nice for two couples. There is a shared bathroom with shared lavatory in the master bedroom, which has a door. The shared lavatory is actually in the master bedroom. There is a full dresser there. The second sleeping area is right as you walk in the door. There is a closet and a microfridge there as well. If you find you don't have enough hangers, you can get more by asking. The turret serves as a gathering place with three overstuffed chairs (quite comfy), a coffee table, and a new TV with DVD player. Really nice. I noticed when we were there that a fourth chair had been added. Not sure if that was because there were four of us or not. I had not noticed it in any other pictures. I thought it was added in and was a nice thought.

The beds were incredibly comfortable with exquisite bedding. Plenty of pillows! Extra blankets in the closet.

The temperature control in the room was the most impressive setup I've seen in a shared space. There are three spaces (turret, main sleeping area, & master bedroom). EACH SPACE had it's own simply operated controls for heat and A/C! This makes it very nice when travelling with others. There are also screens on all windows if you want fresh aire.

We loved the rainfall shower head. This room has no bathtub. Water temperature and pressure were great, even with four people in our room and the Inn being full!!!

We didn't stay in the Turret Room this time; but my dad and husband did three years ago. It has lots of room as well. One bed plus a pull out couch, and the nice front view turret like the Mackinac Suite. This size of this room would be about like the Mackinac Suite without the master bedroom.

Wi-Fi is good throughout the hotel. In the evening a couple of times we had four different devices going without event.

Some things to keep in mind at this Inn:
-As with all B&B's, access to upper floors is by stairs.
-There is no public bathroom in the common area.
-If you need a taxi, just ask Rich or Marge. They'll call them for you!
-If you want to see a menu from a particular restaurant, they probably have a full size one behind the desk! They'll make recommendations & give you discount cards for many, too!

I didn't have many pictures to post because the innkeepers and other guests have already done a great job! I posted a couple to give a feel of the size of the Inn and also the set-up of the Mackinac Suite and the Turret Room from the outside perspective.

Room Tip: The Mackinac Suite is the largest room in the house, top floor, great view of Market Street. The Tu...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Rich & Marge Lind are the delightful managers of this great B & B in the heart of the downtown area. It is reasonably priced for the convenient location and the pleasant (but smallish) rooms. The breakfast is wonderful and their clientele all seemed friendly and courteous making for a very enjoyable stay. The rooms do not have any remarkable views, but they are meticulously clean and well-appointed. The cozy living area has books on Mackinac Island, over a hundred DVDs to be used in the guest rooms, and fudge and candy for your sweet tooth. The proprietors were helpful and knowledgeable about the Island. Our two night stay here was relaxing and certainly added to our trip!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed at the Cottage Inn for 3 nights in May. Rich and Marge are great Inn keepers. We have been coming to Mackinac Island for years but we learned of a few more things to see and do from them. The Lilac room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed Marge's egg dishes.She made a different type all 3 days we were there. It was nice coming back in the afternoon to enjoy the fudge and other sweet treats. We want to return again soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minocqua, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

My now husband and I just returned from a 4 day, 3 night stay at the Cottage Inn and it was FANTASTIC! Marge and Rich went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. We were actually married in Marquette Park on Friday and Rich performed our ceremony! Afterwards, we took a carriage ride around the island to take pictures and came back to the inn to have a "mini" reception in the front parlor with cake and refreshments for us and our 2 friends that were staying at the inn as well. Marge and Rich took such care of details to make sure our day was wonderful and perfect. We cannot say thank you enough! I must add too that the rooms were so clean and comfortable - Grace did a wonderful job taking care of our room everyday. We will certainly be back to stay at the Cottage Inn - in fact, we can't think of anywhere else we would like to celebrate our 1 year anniversary than there!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our first overnight stay on the Island. I booked a two-night stay at the Cottage Inn for my husband's birthday. I must say it was absolutely wonderful!! Rich and Marge do an excellent job! The house was impeccably clean and had a nice "home" feeling. We stayed in the Garden Balcony room. We had an excellent time and appreciate all of the hard work that is required to keep a house so clean! Thank you again, Rich and Marge for watching our luggage. We'll be back!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

We stayed one night in the Victorian Turret Room. It was wonderful. The entire B&B was clean and the innkeepers were very kind and helpful. Breakfast was quite tasty. The night we arrived they gave us a option for dinner which we tried and were very pleased. The following day when we checked out we were able to store our suitcase at the Cottage Inn while we toured around town before leaving. That was very handy. We would sure stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

Rich, Marge and Girls. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time staying at the Inn. Rich and Marge were fantastic. Thank you for allowing us to leave our luggage with you until we were ready to leave the Island. Both rooms we stayed in (Bicycle Rack and Mackinac Suite) were immaculately clean. Beds were very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, different each morning and it was nice to have it available until 10 am. We missed one of afternoon treats, too much bike riding to do. Thanks for the recommendation to see the crack in to Island. :) Rich I do believe, God willing we will be taking you up on your offer to reconfirm our wedding vows in 2 years. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island

Property: Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Address: 7267 Market St, P.O. Box 458, Mackinac Island, MI 49757-5171
Location: United States > Michigan > Upper Peninsula > Mackinac County > Mackinac Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mackinac Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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 
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