Recent Blogs
August 20, 2015


Grand Hotel cherishes its Michigan roots and unmistakable Michigander qualities. Its Midwestern values of family, authenticity, and tradition provide a timeless identity for anyone “getting to know” the hotel.  As a family owned summer resort in Michigan, Grand Hotel embraces selling goods #madeinmichigan. Some of our favorite made in Michigan products are featured below! For the past ....Read more
August 12, 2015

Fall Wine Weekend

This year, Grand Hotel celebrates its annual Fall Wine Weekend with JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery. Check out their story below! Located in Paso Robles, California, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery was founded in 1981 by Justin Baldwin and is known for crafting world class wines using Bordeaux grape varieties. Widely recognized for their iconic ISOSCELES Bordeaux blend, the wine that arguably put Paso R....Read more
July 23, 2015

Shannon Schultz Visits #americassummerplace

Ferries, fudge, the world's longest porch, and fun: oh my! We love when people visit Mackinac Island for the first time. Guest blogger, Shannon Schultz, visited Mackinac Island and stayed at Grand Hotel to celebrate her 40th birthday! Her family enjoyed games in the Tea Garden, lunch at Fort Mackinac, visits to the horse stables, and so much more. Shannon Schultz is a homeschooling mama and freel....Read more
July 16, 2015

2015 Most Romantic Hotel

Grand Hotel named as the 2015 Most Romantic Hotel by Traverse Magazine and!   Come to Grand Hotel to experience your perfect romantic getaway. Grace your eyes with the watercolor blended colors of the sunset falling just behind the Mackinac Bridge while looking out the Straits of Mackinac from a rocking chair on the front porch. Indulge in the feeling of an island escape here on M....Read more
July 8, 2015

Grand Hotel Turns 128 Years Old

Let's go back in time and take a look at some of the grandest moments in Grand Hotel's 129 year history as America's Summer Place. Our Story - America's Original Grand Hotel™ 1886 Mackinac Island becomes a summer getaway, and hotel construction begins. 1887 Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montre....Read more