Patience and time management is required when staying at the Inn at Stonecliffe. Prepare for about an hour long ride from the ferry up to the hotel, but it provides a nice tour past the Grand Hotel, the Little Stone Church, and the island interior. We were here for a family wedding and the hotel location is truly a beautiful with a fabulous view of the bridge. We stayed in the summer hour and the rooms are very nice and come with a small kitchen with fridge, etc.
However, if planning dinner or bar hopping on main street, be prepared to wait up to an hour for a cab (they are horse-drawn carriages) or an hour long walk without street lights and with "Mackinac Island apples" dotting the road.
You can rent bikes at the hotel, but they do not have enough to accommodate a full house, so we had to wait a short time before we could go with our group of 8 to downtown.
There is a fun restaurant/bar with an antique bowling alley on site, which was great for the after wedding party. Drinks were expensive though.
If you're looking for a quiet getaway, stay here. If you want to be close to the activity on Main Street, would recommend the Lilac Tree or other bed and breakfasts near town. The Grand Hotel is overpriced and needs updating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Stonecliffe enjoys a storied place in Mackinac Island history. Built in 1904 as a family summer escape by industrialist Michael Cudahy, Stonecliffe has enchanted guests for nearly half a century. Situated high on the west bluff, Inn at Stonecliffe lodging comprises a classic Tudor-style mansion that offers 16 bed and breakfast style guest rooms, and the more modern Summer House Suites, with 31 richly appointed suites decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. Overnight visitors to Mackinac Island often observe that the best time to enjoy the island is in the early morning or late evening when the last ferry has carried the daily visitors back to the mainland. At The Inn at Stonecliffe, you’ll enjoy that feeling every moment of your stay. Anywhere you turn, tranquility and relaxation await, from the breathtaking bluff-top views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge to the Inn’s lush, rolling lawns.Special Services and / or Features: • Breakfast Included• Air Conditioning• Onsite Dining and Cocktail Lounge• Weddings and Events• Kitchenettes• Bike Rentals • Cable Television• Outdoor Heated Pool• Private Baths• Telephones• Complimentary Wireless Internet• Non Smoking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Stonecliffe Hotel Mackinac Island