Recent Blogs
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 MyNorth.com!   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
July 7, 2015

Klassics by Kurtis

Join us this Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Mackinac Market located in Grand Hotel for the ornament signing by Curtis J. Posuniak who creates Grand Hotel's Klassics by Kurtis ornaments found in Grand Hotel shops. In 1996, Curtis J. Posuniak began his company Klassics by Kurtis which started out producing ornaments of the Great Music Masters: Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, etc. Klassics by Kurtis have bee....Read more
June 25, 2015

Grand Hotel Welcomes Pickleball

We are proud to announce that Grand Hotel has just added two new Pickleball courts! All guests are welcome to come relax, compete, and play on the only clay pickleball courts in the state of Michigan! Pickleball was created in the summer of 1965 on Bainbridge Island – a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. A family friendly game, pickleball games take place on a badminton size court with four ....Read more