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  • Grand Hotel Carriage Tours seen from the outside

    Grand Hotel Stables

With fewer than 200 Hackney horses living in America today, the Grand Hotel Stables provides a rare opportunity to see these elegant, high-stepping horses up close.

Visit our 8,700-square-foot working stable to learn more about these iconic Island animals, and take a free and interactive self-guided tour of the vintage sleigh and carriage collection. Our concierge is also happy to arrange Mackinac Island carriage tours and horseback riding.

Grand Hotel Stables

The Grand Stables, located minutes away from the hotel near Surrey Hill and just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, is free of charge and open to all Mackinac Island visitors. At 8,700 square feet and home to 12 horses, this working stable is a great way to see the horses up close. Learn more about Grand Hotel’s horses on MLive.com: Meet the horses of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel.

The Grand Stables is also an antique carriage museum with approximately 30 antique carriages and sleighs on display from both Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. During the 2020 season, each carriage will have a sign with a QR code so that guests may take self-guided tours throughout the stables at their leisure.
Take a Virtual Tour of the Grand Hotel Stables

Take a Virtual Tour of the Grand Hotel Stables

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours & Horseback Riding

The gentle clip-clop of horses is a familiar sound on Mackinac Island. Take a narrated group Mackinac Island carriage tour, starting downtown and stopping along the way at points of interest. Private carriage tours are also available, where you can choose your own itinerary and pick-up/drop-off points. Our Concierge Desk can help you design a personalized route, including parts of the island unseen by many.

For the more adventurous, saddle horses are a great way to explore Mackinac Island’s 40 miles of bridle paths. Or take a leisurely ride around the island in a drive-your-own carriage, available from local liveries. For tour arrangements or more information, please contact the Concierge Desk, open to assist you with all your requests from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Or contact the Concierge direct by calling 906-847-3331 ext. 567.

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