Leave the ordinary at home this summer and set sail for picturesque Mackinac Island. A place filled with forts and uncharted paths. Horse-drawn carriage ride tours, leisure bike rides, numerous cultural events, a wide variety of remarkable architectural styles, including the famed Grand Hotel. Come immerse yourself in the majesty of this ever-changing summer paradise.
Located on Mackinac Island, where bikes and horse-drawn carriages are the way of getting around is Grand Hotel---designated as a National Register of Historic Places site--welcoming the 2013 season with exciting additions, new and updated shopping opportunities, and new packages.
The 127th season will introduce the new Sadies Ice Cream Parlor near the recently-renovated east entrance to Grand Hotel off Cadotte Street, where Margarets Garden was formerly located. The ice cream parlor will feature Michigan-made Hudsonville Ice Cream. Named for Sadie, the Scottish Terrier owned by Dan and Amelia Musser, who won Best in Show at the 2010 Westminster Dog Show. Sadies will be open to all Mackinac Island guests.
Margarets Garden has moved into the hotels lower lobby across from Grand Hotel & Co., the hotels jewelry store and Astors Salon and Spa. The design of the open-air flower shop was inspired by My Fair Lady and will continue to provide flower arrangements throughout the hotel, the Main Dining Room, hotel guest rooms and will provide flowers to more than 100 weddings at the hotel.
The season also features exciting new weekend packages, including the Grand Garden Show taking place August 25-27. The hotel is partnering with Proven Winners, the worlds number one plant brand, for a program that will feature television host P. Allen Smith, hands on demonstrations and seminars, exclusive garden tours of Mackinac Island residences, and evening receptions.
Grand Hotel offers more than 25 packages and specials celebrating family, the holidays, the arts, golf, wine appreciation, history and more. In addition, all overnight guests during the 2013 season will receive free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.
Grand Hotel continues to be recognized for their quality hospitality. Listed again in 2012 as one of Travel + Leisure magazines Top 500 Hotels in the World, named a Michigan AAA Four Diamond hotel for the 19th consecutive year, received the Conde Nast Traveler ranking of one of the top five Midwest resorts, Grand Hotel has also received the Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence.
So whether its your first trip to Mackinac Island, or a return visit, there are always new reasons to stay at Grand Hotel.