Archived Blogs
November 12, 2014

2015 Needle Art Seminar at Grand Hotel

This spring Grand Hotel will host its 6th annual Needle Art Seminar with renowned quilt artists from across the country including our own state of Michigan. Join with others who love to quilt and applique to improve your technique or learn a new skill from these talented experts. Develop your passion of quilting while enjoying the hospitality of Grand Hotel, America’s Summer Place, located on Mackinac ....Read more
November 11, 2014

As Seen on 9 & 10 News – The Addition of the Cupola Suites

Each winter while the hotel looks at rest from the outside there are a lot of things going on inside.  The off-season is the time for making renovations and repairs, or any list of other things that may need attention. Take a look inside the Parlor with the 9 & 10 News Michigan this Morning show:  In addition to the usual list, we are furthering a project we started last winter by co....Read more
October 27, 2014

2014 Close the Grand

  The Grand lady closed for its 128th season today, Monday, October 27th, 2014. Trees on Mackinac Island still have some color and are quite vibrant. Perfect fall weather was a great way to end the season. As we prepared to lay the Grand lady to rest for the winter our guests joined us for the Close the Grand package and helped move over 100 rocking chairs from the front porch into t....Read more
October 8, 2014

Saying Goodbye to the Hackneys

It is that time of year once again, the 2014 season ends in just 19 days.  Where has the time gone?  It seems as though we were just figuring out creative ways to get all the things we needed to open the hotel for the season across a frozen Lake Huron.  Now here we are, it is October, and that means it is time to say goodbye to the horses for the winter.  During peak season there are several hundred ho....Read more
October 4, 2014

Vintage Base Ball Season Leaves Everybody as Winners

Grand Hotel has completed it's vintage base ball season. Ball players came to Grand Hotel from five states this year to play 13 games. Scores were kept but forgotten. There wasn't a trophy or a champion. Vintage base ball isn't about that. The players and spectators gathered at Woodfill Park to celebrate the early game of baseball on June 7, August 16, and September 20. They took to the field—bare-han....Read more