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With so much to see and do here, this Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island map makes it easy to explore America’s Summer Place.
With so much to see and do here, this Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island map makes it easy to explore America’s Summer Place.
More than 50 feet wide and towering above the water, Arch Rock is considered the most famous rock on Mackinac Island. The limestone formation can be reached by foot, taxi, carriage, and bike, or viewed from below on a perimeter tour of the Island.Learn more
Make your Grand stay even more relaxing with a visit to Astor’s Salon and Spa. Located inside the hotel on the lower level, our full-service Grand Hotel spa features Aveda products and techniques.
Relax while enjoying Highland single-malt scotches, Kentucky’s finest bourbons, Polish and Russian vodkas, Napa Valley’s finest wines, and France’s best cognacs, cordials, and champagnes. You can also watch broadcasts of popular sporting events.Learn more
Bicycle Street Inn & Suites and Waterfront Collection consists of three beautiful hotels, supremely located on Main Street in downtown Mackinac Island.Learn More
This historic site is named the British Landing because of an event in 1812, when a small force of British regulars, several hundred voyageurs, and Indian allies landed and occupied a height that overlooked Fort Mackinac and demanded its surrender. Today, it’s a starting point for some great hiking trails that run through the state park.Learn more
The first of its kind in Michigan, and the third oldest live butterfly exhibit in the United States, this renowned facility has 1,800 square feet of tropical gardens filled with hundreds of live butterflies from four continents, as well as insects from tropical regions around the world.Learn more
Stop by Cagney’s — Grand Hotel’s men’s clothing store — for a fine array of resort wear and accessories. The Colony Shop offers a distinctive selection of women’s resort clothing, shoes, and accessories.
At the very top of Grand Hotel, the Cupola Bar offers a panoramic view of the Straits of Mackinac and the Mackinac Bridge. Entertainment is provided nightly. Casual attire welcome.Learn more
Located on the southwestern shore of Mackinac Island, Devil’s Kitchen is a much-visited cave within Mackinac Island State Park. Local legend has it that Native Americans believed the cave was inhabited by evil cannibal spirits. To this day, the cave is still blackened with soot, allegedly from the spirits’ cooking fires.
Cool off and go for a swim in the 220-foot-long Esther Williams Swimming Pool at Grand Hotel. Relax on a lounge chair overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. Unwind in the sauna and two whirlpools. Keep the kids entertained with pool toys and complimentary snow cones, and enjoy poolside food and beverage service.
Dating back to 1814, Fort Holmes sits atop the highest elevation on Mackinac Island, offering great views of the Island and its surroundings. This small wood-and-earthen fort is free and open to the public from May through October.Learn more
Founded during the American Revolution and remaining active until 1895, Fort Mackinac has been restored to its 1880s glory with 14 original buildings that feature diverse exhibits, as well as interpreters dressed in distinctive period uniforms.Learn more
Fort Mackinac Tea Room is one of the most delightful and scenic settings on Mackinac Island to enjoy luncheon or a late afternoon snack. Tour the historic site, then relax afterwards with a delicious meal and exceptional views of downtown Mackinac Island and the harbor.Visit Restaurant
Grand Hotel’s Geranium Bar, adjacent to the Main Dining Room and the world’s longest porch, is the perfect place to meet for pre-dinner cocktails.Learn more
Located inside Grand Hotel on the lower level, Grand Coffee & Provisions is a casual dining option offering grab-n-go breakfast and lunch items, specialty coffees, wine, beer, and unique snacks.Learn more
This shop inside Grand Hotel features fine jewelry by American designers; a Newbridge Collection of jewelry, silverware, and home accessories; and Shinola watches, made in Michigan.
With over 70 miles of natural and paved trails, Mackinac Island is the perfect place to get outdoors. Bicycles are available for rent at Grand Hotel’s Pool House between 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM. Special Grand Hotel box luncheons are also available and can be enjoyed at any of the picnic spots throughout the Island.
For more than a century, the legendary Grand Hotel Gardens have delighted guests with century-old lilacs, white cedar and maple trees, and over 150 varieties of flowers including geraniums, roses, peonies, coleus, garden heliotropes, cosmos, lilies, daisies, and begonias.
Our recreation courts are always a smash hit at Grand Hotel, whether you want to pick up a pickleball or toss a boccee ball. Come out and play on one of our four clay-based pickleball courts on Mackinac Island.
With fewer than 200 Hackney horses living in America today, the Grand Hotel Stables provides a rare opportunity to see these high-stepping horses up close. Visit our working stable to learn more about these iconic Island animals, then take a free self-guided tour of the vintage sleigh and carriage collection.
A registered Michigan Historic Site, the Little Stone Church was built of local fieldstone in 1904. The 55- by 40-foot interior — featuring gleaming woodwork, and deep-set, colorful memorial windows — is virtually unchanged.Learn more
One of the most diverse art museums in the region, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum is a complement to the natural beauty of Mackinac Island, and allows visitors to experience fine and decorative arts inspired by Mackinac through the ages.Learn more
Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, paved runway is capable of accommodating private and charter aircraft. The airport is one mile from Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn taxi service is available from the airport to Grand Hotel.View Website
Experience Mackinac’s history and charm on a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour. Lasting approximately an hour and 45 minutes, it’s an enjoyable, authentic way to see the Island. With no set departure times, simply purchase a ticket at the office and you will be on the next available carriage.Learn more
Located along Garrison Road, the Mackinac Island Cemetery is adjacent to the Ste. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery and the military Post Cemetery. All three cemeteries are open to the public, and offer an opportunity to learn and quietly reflect on present-day life, as well as life dating back to the 19th century.Learn more
Mackinac Island Ferry Company offers a variety of ways to journey to Mackinac Island, including a hydro-jet ferry and even a pirate ship. They also feature family ticket specials and cruises on the Straits of Mackinac.Learn more
With deep-dish square pans, house-proofed dough, and perfectly prepared toppings, our Mackinac Island pizzeria is an homage to great Detroit pizza.Learn More
Located at the foot of Fort Street across from Marquette Park, the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center is a great place to begin your tour of the Island. Get maps and more information about historic sites and local trails, and purchase tickets for Fort Mackinac and other state park historic buildings.Learn more
Explore five shops in one, with books, china, children’s toys, clothing, souvenirs, and bath and beauty products.
Overlooking the world’s longest porch and the glistening Straits of Mackinac, few dining locations are more picturesque than Grand Hotel’s Main Dining Room. It offers breakfast and dinner daily, as well as a wine cellar with many domestic and imported choices — including Michigan vintages and our award-winning Grand Hotel wine.Learn More
Make any day brighter with fresh flower arrangements and gifts from Margaret’s Garden, the full-service floral shop located inside the east entrance of Grand Hotel.
Open for free public tours every Wednesday through the summer, the Michigan Governor’s Summer Home features 11 bedrooms, nine-and-a-half baths, more than 7,000 square feet, and a porch with stunning views of the Jewel Golf Course, Grand Hotel, Mackinac Bridge and the harbor below.Learn more
Point Lookout offers beautiful views of the green forests of Mackinac Island set against the shimmering blue waters beyond. It’s also the best place to get a look at Sugar Loaf Rock, the 75-foot limestone stack that rises out of the middle of the Island.Learn more
Grand Hotel’s Pool Bar & Grill offers your favorite luncheon items cooked on an outdoor grill. Enjoy poolside salads, sandwiches, burgers, snacks, and a full beverage menu.
Satisfy your sweet tooth in the most delightful of ways at Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor. It features multiple flavors of Michigan-made ice cream crafted by artisans, as well as milk shakes, sundaes, banana splits, chocolate hand-dipped cones, and specialty merchandise.Learn more
Passage to Mackinac Island is provided by a number of ferry boat lines, including Shepler’s Ferry. Registered guests of Grand Hotel receive a discount by using Shepler’s Ferry and can purchase tickets directly online or may show their confirmation at the ferry dock to receive the discount.View Website
Once a burial ground but now part of the Mackinac Island State Park, this small, shallow cave is believed to have been the hiding place for English fur trader Alexander Henry during Pontiac’s Rebellion in 1763.Learn more
Overlooking Haldimand Bay, Round Island, and Downtown Mackinac Island, the Gazebo can be found along Anne’s Tablet Trail. It gets its name from the famous movie, Somewhere in Time, as Universal Studios paid Mackinac State Historic Parks staff to construct the gazebo so it could be used as a prop in the movie.Learn more
Representing over 300 years of Christianity in the Straits of Mackinac, Ste. Anne Church serves the community and visitors of Mackinac Island year round. There is also an onsite museum and gift shop that offers educational, religious, and souvenir items.View Website
The tallest limestone stack on Mackinac island, Sugar Loaf is a tower of rock that rises 75 feet out of the forest. Native American legend says that it is the dwelling of Gitchi Manitou, the Great Spirit.Learn more
Featuring fantastic vistas of the Straits of Mackinac and St. Ignace, Sunset Rock is renowned for its sunset views. It’s relatively hidden off a bike trail, just to the back-left of The Inn at Stonecliffe.
Just off Grand Hotel's Parlor, the Terrace Room features cocktails and dancing to the live music of Alex Graham and the Grand Hotel Orchestra most nights.
Just a short walk down from Grand Hill, The Gate House is a casual bar and restaurant serving up lunch and dinner daily. Relax with a cocktail on the outdoor patio. Cozy up next to the warm fireplace when the weather is chilly. Enjoy live musical entertainment on select evenings, as well as seasonal bar specials.Visit Restaurant
When the lights go down at night, The Gate House transforms into Mackinac Island’s only dancing nightclub venue. It features a full bar, small bites, and local live entertainment, music, and events, plus guest and house DJs nightly.Visit Restaurant
Grand Hotel’s Jewel Golf Course is one of the most unique courses in Northern Michigan and the United States. As the only course in the country with horse-drawn carriage rides between nines, it truly is a Grand golf experience.
Head to The Jewel Pro Shop for golf clothing, equipment, and accessories, as well as an extensive line of Grand Hotel wearables.
Overlooking the first tee of The Jewel, The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand is a great dining option for all Mackinac Island visitors. Enjoy covered outdoor seating, as you watch the golfers and horse-drawn carriages pass by, or dine indoors in a quaint and comfortable setting.Learn More
Shop for great finds and discontinued items from Grand Hotel’s kitchen, housekeeping, and shops departments. The Outlet Store is located off-site on Cadotte Avenue, behind The Gate House restaurant.
Play a historic round of golf on Wawashkamo, founded in 1898 and named one of America’s Historic Golf Landmarks by Golf Digest. Open to the public and one of Michigan’s oldest active courses, it seeks to preserve the unique character of the links-style golf course and grounds of the Battle of 1814 on Mackinac Island.View Website
Located on Main Street inside the Bicycle Street Inn, you’ll find Winchester’s Whiskey & Bourbon Room serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a prohibition themed dining experience.Learn More
This butterfly conservatory features a unique variety of hundreds of butterflies, educational exhibits, an emergence viewing area, knowledgeable staff, and a gift shop, as well as outdoor crafts offered periodically throughout the season.Learn more
For guests and visitors alike, the Woodlands brings to life the natural wonders and family-friendly activities that are already favorites of Mackinac Island.
Woods Restaurant is located a short, scenic horse-drawn carriage ride into the wooded interior of Mackinac Island. A multi-year winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, this opulent Tudor mansion with Bavarian charm provides a unique casual dining experience for all Mackinac Island visitors.Visit Restaurant
Cyber Monday Gift Card Offer
This holiday season, give the gift of a Grand getaway or simply treat yourself to an extra special stay with our Holiday Cyber Gift Card Sale. For every $275 gift card you purchase, enjoy a $25 bonus card.
The Cyber Monday Gift Card offer is available by calling Grand Hotel Reservations at 1-800-334-7263.