Looking for an upscale, summertime resort getaway that gets you away from the fast-paced, day-to-day living? The Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island in picturesque northern Michigan is a terrific option!
You’ll get the charm of yesteryear without sacrificing the class, comfort and a touch of old-world opulence in this history-rich, elegant environment with eye-catching views of the Straits of Mackinac.
It’s a trip back in time, as the Grand Hotel has been in business since about 1887 and owned by the third-generation of the Musser family. Amid the breathtaking, historic, well-maintained architecture are modern amenities alongside vestiges of the past such as: traditional afternoon teas in the parlor, dressing up for dinner, and dancing to the music of the Grand Hotel Orchestra.
Each of the uniquely styled guest rooms have been decorated by interior designer Carleton Varney of Dorothy Draper & Co. in New York City.
Be prepared to abandon your automobile for this trip, as cars are not allowed on Mackinac Island. Horse-drawn carriages and bicycles are the main modes of transportation. Or, you can stick around the hotel, take it easy, and enjoy the view of the straits from the Grand Hotel’s porch – which is thought to be the world’s longest porch. Ahhh, the simple pleasures of life!
Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan has ranked high on lists prestigious travel lists including Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 5 Midwest Resorts.
In its 130-plus year history, the Grand Hotel has hosted countless guests who are well-known in a variety of genres including entertainment, politics and government, sports, and literature. Imagine staying at a resort that hosted two U.S. president, singer Madonna, General Colin Powell, and writer Mark Twain.
But even with noteworthy guests occasionally showing up there, you’ll still get a relaxing stay – while staying in style and taking it easy – at this fabulous resort.