Pinterest Contest: Pin To Win a Pure Michigan Romantic Getaway

UPDATE: The submission period for this contest has closed. Thank you to everyone who entered, and congratulations to Megan Battaglia for being randomly selected as the winner! See Megan’s board at

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! In the spirit of the holiday, we’re offering fans nationwide the chance to win a trip for two to Mackinac Island.

The prize package includes a two-night stay at Grand Hotel, where guests will receive the Touch of Romance Package upon arrival – which includes champagne, fresh fruit and flowers. Additionally, guests will enjoy a carriage ride to the Woods Restaurant for dinner one of the evenings during their stay.

Thanks to our partners American Airlines and Buick, the winner will also enjoy roundtrip airfare for two and transportation for their stay.

To enter, simply complete the following steps:

  1. Follow Pure Michigan on Pinterest. If you do not have a Pinterest account, click here to get started.
  2. Create a new Pinterest board titled “Pin to Win: Michigan in Love” under the category “Travel.”
  3. Pin anything that represents what an ideal Pure Michigan romantic getaway is to you. The board must include at least five repins from Pure Michigan’s “Pin to Win: Michigan in Love” board.
  4. Once your board is complete, leave a comment on this post with a link to your board plus your email address (we won’t share it or sell it to anybody).

Please note that of the five or more repins from Pure Michigan’s board, one must be the contest graphic (above) and one must be of your vehicle of choice from Buick. All pins must include the #puremichigan hashtag.

The contest kicks off today and runs through February 28, 2013. The winner will be selected and announced the following week on the Pure Michigan blog. See official rules and regulations here.

Check out Pure Michigan’s Michigan in Love: Pin to Win board and start pinning today!

  • Amanda Wininger

    My husband and I spend all of our time traveling through this beautiful state. We have plans to see all the lighthouses in Michigan and we already have been to 20. This trip would be incredible for us to continue showing off our Michigan tattoos to places we’ve never been before.

  • Jeanne Brady

    I’ve been to Mackinac Island many times but have never had the chance to stay at the beautiful Grand Hotel. I’m sure it would be a wonderful experience!

  • Kirsten Pollex

    My husband and I took our honeymoon there!

  • Amy Kadzban

    We would love to win this for our first family vacation in 8 yrs!!!

  • Brenda S

    A romantic trip to Mackinac Island…oh please, oh please, oh please!

  • Kerry Guiliano

    I’ve always admired the Grand Hotel and the beautiful porch. I would love to take a romantic trip with my husband there :)

  • Jennifer Cogan

    Growing up I went to Mackinac Island many times. I have wonderful memories of going there with my family, riding bikes around the island, exploring and learning the history of the island. Would LOVE to go back with my husband and actually get to stay at the Grand Hotel! That would be amazing!

  • Patricia Wager

    What a great marketing idea…love pure michigan.

  • Gwen Lindquist

    We are getting married in Traverse City and have dreamed of having our honeymoon at the Grand Hotel right after..
    My mom and dad went there for their honeymoon and I have visited a few times and fell in love with the simplicity and history of the island!
    I hope my fiancé and I are given the amazing opportunity to visit again and make one of our first dreams as a couple come true!
    I am originally from the UP and he is from Saginaw- it would be the perfect beginning to the rest of our new life together!

  • Gwen Lindquist
  • Hilda Borland

    My husband and I love Mackinaw Island…it is where we fell in love all over again 10 years ago! We could use another magical getaway!

  • Gregory Schultz

    It’s been several years since I’ve been to Michigan, and I miss it terribly. It was the best state to grow up in, and I hope to go back someday.

  • Rachelle Gauss

    I would love to win. My husband and I got engaged on a trip to MI and LOVE visiting EVERY year. It’s truly a beautiful place.

  • Marissa

    I’ve ALWAYS wanted to stay at the Grand, but never have. Love (Northern) Michigan!

  • Tami Morrow

    LOVE Michigan! Would be so excited to win a romantic getaway to one of many wonderful locations in Michigan!!

  • Megan

    I’m so in love with Mackinac! The city’s got the shopping, the island’s got the relaxing, and there are plenty of great things to see at both locations for when you want to be adventorous! Just the perfect vacation =)

  • Christin C

    I was last on Mackinac for a wedding, so the whole place feels really romantic to me! Would love for it to be my weekend up there!

  • Shelley

    love to win the getaway I live southwest Michigan all my life(42yrs) and never been to Mackinac Island.

  • Autumn Williams

    I’ve always dreamed of staying at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island!!

  • Fallon

    I would love to win this trip! I’ve never been to the beautiful and famous Grand Hotel. It’s on my must see list for Michigan!

  • Becky Humes

    I used to go to the Island as a child with my family. Next month my husband and I have our 16 year wedding annivesary. We have never been there together and it would make a great way to celebrate.

  • Megan

    I would move to Mackinac Island if I could! Would love to visit in the winter as well.

  • Jan Lastocy

    We have been married over 32 years. We celebrate our anniversary in Mackinac and the surrounding areas as often as we can. It is definitely one of our favorite places. We always seem to find a new spot we have never been to before. One of the things on our “to-do wish list” is to be able to stay at The Grand Hotel. Michigan is such a beautiful state and there just are not enough words to describe the beauty and romance of Mackinac Island!

  • Rachel

    I may be a Michigan native, but I will never tire of this state. Hailing from Allendale/Grand Rapids area, I traveled to Mackinaw a few times as a child. However, I haven’t been since before college (FIRE UP CHIPS!) and high school. I’d love to make the trip again as an adult with my boyfriend. Michigan always has new things to offer! :)

  • melica

    Michigan is a beautiful place with lots of things to do and see during all seasons. My fiance and I would love to win a trip to Mackinaw. We do not have much alone time together since we had our son, so it would be great.

  • Nicole Lockwood

    I haven’t been to Mackinac Island in years (I was probably about 10) and would love to win this! It sounds so romantic. :]

  • Alex Stankovich

    Michigan Love. <3

  • Rkia Witt
  • P.Schalk

    I have lived in Michigan over 60 years – I love the changing scenery that comes with each season. The lakes, the trees…..winding roads and pathways, fields, farms, sunrises and sunsets. And the architecture from rustic farmhouses and barns, to cozy B &B’s, to substantial stone edifices, to intriguing lighthouses. I’m still taking it all in! My husband and I haven’t had a vacation in 12 years. Relaxing in the Grand Hotel and exploring the beauty on Mackinac Island would be such a joy!

  • Amanda Robinson

    My husband and I were married in Oscoda and traveled throughout the state during our honeymoon, we would live to have a romantic trip and stay at the grand hotel, it is truly beautiful there! I added 2 photos from our wedding last summer, breathtaking day on the beach of Lake Huron.

  • Jaime Ragsdale

    I may be here, but my heart is in Michigan! <3

  • Diane Kuzilla

    One time, long ago, I strolled into the Grand Hotel. I didn’t take the tour…I just walked in and looked around. I walked upstairs to the cupola and there was a grand piano, just begging to be played…. so I did. In a matter of minutes several hotel guests wandered in, and I gave them a little piano concert. One of my most memorable moments…

    I love my Michigan.

  • Beverly

    Michigan-a great place to vacation!

  • Josephine

    Our family heads up to Mackinac Island every year for the 4th of July. It is like stepping back in time, where every thing slows down just for the weekend. Our children participate in the picnic and carnival at the Grand Hotel and swim in the pool with their “4th of July” friends. We bike around the island and stop halfway for fried pickles (yes, they are good) at the rest stop. The Children wear themselves out and head to bed…Then my husband and I sip wine on the beautiful porch of the Grand Hotel. The next morning…time to get some yummy fudge then ride horses…It would be nice to visit Mackinac just my husband and I…just once. We hope you pick us!

  • Beverly
  • Cheryl Royster

    There are so many places to see and things to do in Pure Michigan. We went on our honeymoon up north 36 years ago and would love to go again. Staying at the grand Hotel would be a dream come true.

  • Chris Moore

    I am a military brat. I grew up all over. I’ve been lots of beautiful places but none compare to the beauty of Michigan. From downtown Detroit with Comarica Park and the “Star Gate” to the quiet stillness of the forest to the roar of the Falls, Michigan is the BEST. Natural beauty in ALL seasons. Sipping hot cocoa at the fire and cuddling as we watch the snow fall. Watching the sunset over Lake Michigan as we share a picnic on the beach.
    Fireworks over the Cascades….seeing fireworks as we kiss.
    Camping at one of Michigan’s state parks in the fall, roasting hot dogs and eating s’mores. Love is better in Michigan.

  • Wiley Hall

    I visited Michigan many years ago and loved my time there very much. I would love to be able to visit again, this time with my wife. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize.

  • Tamra Zuehlk

    I would love to win this contest. My husband and I took my first trip to the UP when we started dating 15 years ago. This is when we fell in love. We have been married for 13 years this June and I would love to visit it again for our anniversary. When we visited Mackinac Island my favorite thing to do was to go horseback riding together. Next time i want to stay at the Grand Hotel. We were both born and raised in Michigan and we are truely blessed to be Michiganders. I love living in the most beautiful state of all.

  • Laura Roberts
  • Caroline Martin

    A Michigander stuck in Kansas City – I would LOVE to win a trip back to my favorite place on earth :)

    take a look at my pinterest board:

  • Cheryl Burtch

    Would love to spend a weekend in Traverse City and Mac City.

  • Jodi Bishop Tobin

    Michigan in the eyes of the beholder! Whether it is enjoying a walk in the sand, walking along a Michigan pier at sunset or attending a U of M football game, the joy and beauty this great state has to offer amazes me always! Each adventure has it’s own experience.

  • Marissa

    I love my home state! Would love to stay at the Grand, I’ve never had the chance!

  • Sarah Todd

    Michigan is a wonderful treasure, if I can get outside, see the beauty in my own backyard and never be more than 30 minutes from some fresh water, I’m a happy girl. I have grown up in this beautiful state and am so thankful to have been able to travel as much as I have. Although Mackinaw is still on m bucket list! I am getting married this summer and a chance to check off and visit Mackinaw Island would be unreal. Check out my Pinterest board and see a lot of my own photos from some of my travels thus far around this exciting state.

  • Michele Arthur

    Michigan is my happy place!

  • Breanna Allor

    I visited Mackinac Island once when I was a child, and I remember it being SO beautiful. I would love to take a trip back there with my fiance. Here’s my Pinterest board: Thank you for this fabulous opportunity!

  • Michele Arthur

    Home! Bring me home!

  • Rachelle Anderson

    Beautiful memories

  • Beverly

    Michigan-best place to vacation!