A Perfect Date at Grand Hotel
1. Take in the Scenic Views
Take in the scenic views and fresh Mackinac Island air from the Front Porch at Grand Hotel. After strolling the porch find your perfect set of rocking chairs and get settled in. Champagne and cocktails are available throughout the day and night at the Geranium Bar as well as a variety of appetizers. With Round Island Lighthouse, the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge to look out at, this view is something everyone should take a moment to experience.
2. The Secret Garden
Our talented gardening crew has done it once again with The Secret Garden. A short walk through the Tea Garden leads you to a hidden gem of stone pathways, blooming flowers, and fluttering butterflies. With flowers varying from season to season, it’s a romantic retreat for any couple. Rays of light stream in through the trees above, and paths wind through blossoms of almost every variety.
3. A Fine Dining Experience
Getting dressed up for dinner for two in the Main Dining Room is a one of a kind experience! Put on that evening gown and suit and tie and head to the Main Dining Room. Stop on the porch to have your photograph taken by one of the Grand Hotel Photographers on your way. Pick out that perfect bottle of wine with our Master Sommelier to compliment your entree and spend the evening wining and dining.
4. Knock Knock, Room Service
Enjoy all Grand Hotel has to offer from the privacy of your own room. Grand Hotel offers room service including breakfast, lunch and dinner options that can be delivered right to your door. Custom floral arrangements can be made to order right at Margaret’s Garden.
5. Cocktails in the Cupola Bar
The Cupola Bar is ideal for everyone! Enjoy small plates like pulled pork sliders along with craft cocktails complemented by the soft sounds of the piano. Take in the light of the sunset from the panoramic views. Located on the 4th floor and the peak of Grand Hotel, the Cupola Bar is truly a gem.
6. Dance the Night Away
After dinner spend the night dancing to the sounds of the Grand Hotel Orchestra in the Terrace room. They’ll be more than happy to play that special song at your request.
7. Enjoy a Game in the Tea Garden
Couples can enjoy a variety of activities and lawn games in the Tea Garden including old-fashioned croquet, bocci ball and swimming in the Esther Williams pool!
The lake is just a short stroll from the pool house at Grand Hotel! Rent bicycles at the pool house and pack your lunch to go with our to go picnic baskets. After a nice bike ride around the island, you can spread out a blanket, take in the scenery, and enjoy a nice lunch outside together.
For more adventurous couples Grand Hotel offers a variety of dining options with our off-site restaurants. Sushi Grand offers a delicious array of Japanese cuisine, from fresh sushi, bento boxes, and ramen bowls. Our dedicated chefs go the distance creating works of art that taste as amazing as they look! The only sushi restaurant on Mackinac Island, Sushi Grand offers, cocktails, traditional sake as well as daily specials created by our chef.
10. Treat yourself to a Named Room or Suite
When is there a better time to treat yourself to a unique guest room? Choose one of our First Lady Suites, brand new Cupola Suite, or Lilac Suite (new in 2018) with views looking over the Straits of Mackinac. Cherish the uniqueness of the room that fits you, then relax and unwind with a special part of Grand Hotel that you will remember forever. With 393 uniquely decorated guest rooms to choose from you can certainly find the perfect one for you.
11. End the Perfect Date with Cordial Service
We offer a variety of amenities to make your night extra special, from custom bouquets, chocolate covered strawberries, cordials, and champagne.
We hope you enjoyed our list! You can book your own romantic Grand Hotel getaway today with our Honeymoon & Anniversary Package. Whether you are celebrating a honeymoon or an anniversary, Grand Hotel’s picturesque setting is the perfect place to relax and indulge for a romantic 3-night stay. We take care of all the details with flowers and champagne, a one-hour private horse-drawn carriage ride, Afternoon Tea, and fine dining. If you want to get away for the weekend or mid-week we have lots of special packages and availability this season to help plan your next special trip together. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and grandhotel.com for more romantic ideas!