Wow! What a great experience at the Cottage Inn. I have stayed several places on the island and I was blown away by the Cottage Inn. After going through the entrance of beautiful flowers across the quaint porch and being warmly greeted by Rich, I knew I was in a special place. I loved my "Sail Away" room. While getting ready for the Mackinac experience, I was happy the room had all of the modern ammenities. (I had forgotten to pack my shower case) The bathroom was spacious and CLEAN.
The Cottage Inn location is perfect...downtown and a stones throw from the park. I enjoyed Rich's suggestions of activities on the island and was impressed with his "book" he put together for the guests. The lobby contained menus from island restaurants, and many books and magazines to read about Mackinac.
Returning to my room after participation in the island activities and night life, I was pleasantly suprised by the bed and bedding. Heaven! It was so comfortable I was planning on skipping breakfast. However, I quickly rose after I smelled the aromas coming from outside of my room. Breakfast was beyond my expectations. I was impressed with the variety of selections including pastries, fresh fruit, and two kinds of quiche. The food was so good; I had to go back for seconds! I stongly suggest the quiche with fresh herbs from the Cottage Inn garden. My favorite part of the stay was the opportunity to sit on the front porch with my friend recapping our evening, enjoying our breakfast, watching the people stroll by, and listening to the quiet sounds of the island morning. It was the closest I have ever felt to having my own cottage on the island.
Checkout was quick and hassle free. Rich had my bags sent to the ferry, so I could enjoy my last day on the island with no luggage dragging me down.
- 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