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“Wonderful stay for our 40th Anniversary”

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Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
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Ada, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderful stay for our 40th Anniversary”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our anniversary trip started in Charleviox with a chartered yacht and a gorgeous day on Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix. It was sunny, in the mid 70's and very windy, so our sail was awesome. We spent the night in Petoskey and traveled up to Mackinac Island the next day, arriving at the Cottage Inn at about 1:00 pm. Rich was at the desk to greet us, warmly, and showed us where we could leave our luggage while our room was being made ready for us later that afternoon.
We had a picnic lunch on the lawn below Fort Mackinac on a beautilful sunny warm fall day for the 29th of September, our anniversary date.
After returning to the Cottage Inn, we found our suite was ready for us more than an hour before our check-in time. Rich had carried our luggage up the 4 flights of stairs already before he brought us to our suite.
Our first impressions of the Mackinac Suite were very favorable. Every corner of the suite was spotless (as was the whole inn). I thought that the open living space with one of the queen beds and the sitting room in the turret of the inn was bright and airy. The other bedroom was a separate room with the sink in the room and the shower and toilet in another room. We found the bed in this room to be very comfortable. My wife loved the shower, deciding that we should remodel our shower at home like it. There were two TV's, one in the sitting area, one in the separated bed room. The inn stocks a nice selection of DVD's to watch in your room and microwave popcorn to enjoy. Rich and Marge surprised us with a nice gift of Murdock’s fudge for our anniversary on the bedroom dresser.
Rich was very helpful in suggesting the best restaurant for our anniversary dinner, the Carriage House, and we had our best meal by far that night on the island (much better than the dinner at the Grand Hotel the following night).
Speaking of eating, Marge does a great job with the hearty breakfasts and her baked egg dishes and coffee cakes. There is lighter fare like fruit, cereal and yogurt too, all delicious!
All in all, we can't recommend the Cottage Inn highly enough. Rich and Marge are engaging and friendly hosts. In our conversations, we found we hail from the same area outside Grand Rapids and Rich and Marge have a winter place a few miles from our Ada home. We will definitely make this our place to stay whenever we return to the island.

Room Tip: The Mackinac Suite on the 3rd Floor was extremely quiet, if you don't mind the stairs.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

First time on the island. Made a great choice. Cottage Inn is 1 block in from Main street, right where you want to stay. With ALL of the horses on Main street, so is a certain "scent" that go with that. Can't imagine what is would be like on a summer night.
The Cottage Inn is a very clean, well run B&B. Richard and Marge could not have been any nicer or helpful. It is 1 block straight in from the Arnold dock, which is nice in not-so-nice weather. The room was large and comfortable, the breakfast egg dishes were perfect as were the baked goods. Bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean and large.
Marge told us about the tunnel of trees, rt. 119, for our trip up. They told us about the falls that were about an hour northwest of St. Ignace.
It was a great stay. Thanks.

Room Tip: we stayed in the 2nd floor turret room. very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Temperance, Michigan
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Extremely nice place with very accommodating hosts. Easy walk to center of town, good restaurants, shopping, fudge and grocery store.

Three minute walk from the Arnold dock.

The Cottage Inn is clean, quiet and comfortable.

Would I stay there on my next Mackinac Island trip? ABSOLUTELY!

Room Tip: For those who don't like stairs, choose one of three ground floor rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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49 reviews
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Cottage Inn is a wonderful, comfortable place to stay. The rooms are beautiful and immaculate. The innkeepers, Rich and Marge Lind, are friendly, warm, and knowledgable. There are many nice places to stay on Mackinac but they are the reason people come back year after year! Marge is an excellent chef and breakfasts are yummy. Afternoon snacks are welcome after a long day of exploring the island. You are right downtown but not on the noisy Main Street. It is quiet by the fort and an added attraction is hearing reveille, retreat and taps each day. Most places we stay take a day or so to really feel at home and sleep well at night. Whenever we are here it is like coming home. Thank you Rich and Marge!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Orillia, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were met by Rich who checked us into the B & B and escorted us to the Mackinac Suite and explained everything to us. The Mackinac Suite is very beautiful, and the house is situated just below the Fort. The Inn is very beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. Breakfast is a baked egg dish, which was always delicious with coffee cake and fresh fruit, juices and yogurt. I think there were other things such as breads and bagels. For the days we were there we took our breakfast out to the veranda which was very pleasant. Island fudge, caramel corn, peanut brittle and salt water taffy is also put out at 3 p.m., this really hits the spot after walking or bike riding! The Cottage Inn is very convenient to the Arnold Ferry dock as it is just up the street and around the bend, so easy to get to. Both Marg and Rich were very accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with advice. The Inn is kept sparkling clean and is very comfortable. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Rich and Marg and would certainly recommend this Inn and hope to return again in the future.

Room Tip: The Mackinac Suite is very beautiful and roomy with a great view of the fort.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Mackinac Island is such a relaxing place. Staying at the Cottage Inn made it even more so! This was our first time at a B+B, we really enjoyed it! The staff was so friendly and helpful, had very good advice about what to do, where to go. Location is top notch, so close to downtown, yet not on top of all the action. We met some very nice people at breakfast and the food was very good! Our room was clean and comfortable with a huge shower! We would love to return to Mackinac Island one day and our 1st choice would certainly be the Cottage Inn. We enjoyed the weekend so much!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lapeer
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were welcomed warmly by Rich and Marge after Carmen opened the door to allow us to carry or luggage in. We stayed in the Mackinac Suite the first night and found it to be large and comfortable. We had a very nice breakfast, finding the quiche to be good and the fruit to be fresh. The coffee was good. The next night we stayed in the Lilac Parlor. It was very comfortable and attractive. We actually enjoyed the water view out of the window. We will go there again.
When we asked Rich any questions, was very courteous, friendly and knowledgeable.

Room Tip: The Mackinac Suite would work well for a family.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #2 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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