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Something different, something time-honored. For more than 100 years, the legendary Grand Hotel gardens have delighted guests. Century-old lilacs, white cedar, and maple trees provide dramatic structure, while perennials and annuals by the tens of thousands contribute bursts of color throughout Grand Hotel’s season, thanks to the ideal climate of a Mackinac summer.

See over 150 varieties of flowers during a single visit, including geraniums, roses, peonies, coleus, garden heliotropes, cosmos, lilies, daisies, and begonias.

The Secret Garden

For the charm of it, for the magic of it, our Secret Garden is a Grand Hotel highlight and a favorite spot for guests (especially for those who can find it). Located in a large area in the middle of the gardens, but still very much hidden, it features two distinct sections: one full of perennials and the other dedicated to a spring flower bulb display, which is then replanted with ever-changing annuals for bright splashes of color.

If you can’t find the Secret Garden, don’t worry! There are a couple of established paths on the hotel grounds that run right through it. And if it still eludes your search, staff are happy to show the way.

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Romance on Mackinac

Celebrate your special occasion at Grand Hotel, the perfect location to get away from it all for your anniversary, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Choose from two packages depending on your ideal vacation.

During a romantic two-night stay, take time for yourselves to sit back, relax, and indulge, while we take care of all the details with flowers, fudge and champagne, fine dining and more; plus add even more romance with a private horse-drawn carriage ride and Afternoon Tea, available on the longer length of stay package.