Since 1887, Grand Hotel has welcomed guests to historic Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and bikes and horse-drawn carriages are the preferred modes of transportation. Named Best Hotel in Michigan by Travel+Leisure, this family-owned National Historic Landmark is truly one of a kind. An overnight stay in one of 390 uniquely decorated rooms includes a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily. Visit our website for special packages and to book your stay.
July 31-August 27
Step away from it all and plan your family vacation to America’s Summer Place. Enjoy a special family retreat at a very special rate on select dates in August. Stay three nights and get the 4th night FREE, stay two nights and get the third night half off, or stay one night and get the second night 25% off.
Kids of all ages will enjoy complimentary children’s programs, lawn games, swimming in the Esther Williams Swimming Pool, outdoor movies in the Tea Garden the evenings of August 21 – 25th and free golf for ages 17 and younger and half off for accompanying adults on The Jewel, and a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily with casual family style dinner options available.
Raise a glass to an unforgettable vacation as you join us for Wine Appreciation Weekend. This weekend includes entertainment, tasting sessions, exceptional dining and the opportunity to spend time with others that share your passions.
The weekend kicks off with a Welcome Reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. Domestic and imported vintages from Grand Hotel’s award winning wine list will be yours for sampling at the Welcome Reception. On Saturday broaden your knowledge and learn to select vintages during special wine tasting events hosted by Grand Hotel Master Sommelier Elizabeth Schweitzer and a special host to be named soon! That evening enjoy a Grand Cocktail Reception followed by a special dinner. Afterwards, sip demitasse, enjoy musical entertainment in the Terrace Room or gather with friends in the Cupola Bar.
During your stay, Bob Tagatz, Grand Hotel’s historian and concierge, will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel. Mr. Tagatz, named Historic Hotels of America 2014 Historian of the Year, is a natural storyteller who will intrigue you with information about the hotel’s history and how the island and the hotel came to be what they are today. Enjoy information about celebrity guests, milestones and the story behind the wood structure built in 1887.
All guests will enjoy evening receptions and a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily as well as the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet on Saturday afternoon.
Fall is a great time of year to experience the island and Grand Hotel. Enjoy the solitude of the island as the tourism season has ended.
Girlfriends Getaway Weekend is the perfect time of year to escape and relax with friends at a 4 diamond resort hotel on Mackinac Island. The fall season on Mackinac Island provides the solitude you need. Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the world’s longest porch, afternoon wine tasting, shopping, and Astor’s Salon and Spa, a full service Aveda salon. Enjoy a round of golf with free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required), or explore the island and fall colors by taking a bike ride, walk, or horse-drawn carriage around the perimeter of Mackinac Island. Then come back and visit all of the great Grand Hotel shops with a special 20% discount, followed by evening receptions, and a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily in the Main Dining Room. It is sure to be a great weekend escape.
Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra is one of the top dance bands in the Mid-West, and dancers from all around favorite their diverse range of ballroom dance styles at the perfect tempos. Professional dance instructors will be on hand all day Saturday to help refine your moves. Learn beginner steps including Waltz, Rumba, and Swing with the Cayaos as well as Intermediate/Advance Waltz, Rumba, and Swing with the Tomlians. There is no place better to enjoy the sophistication of Ballroom Dancing than Grand Hotel where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations.
Come join the intrigue and help solve the Mystery of “Death Takes a Pension” with entertainment all weekend, a full breakfast and five-course dinner daily, Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet, evening receptions, and free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required).
Come celebrate the 26th Anniversary of Somewhere in Time Weekend at Grand Hotel. The movie Somewhere In Time was filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and the movie was released in 1980. This is the perfect weekend for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic. This special weekend includes a screening of the film, discussions of the movie’s production process, and appearances by returning cast. Guests are invited to make a cameo appearance in costume at the cocktail receptions, costume promenade, and Grand Luncheon Buffet. A full breakfast and five-course dinner are included daily.
Every season at Grand Hotel has to come to an end and you’re invited to join in the unique experience as we close the doors for the winter months. This package includes a casual dinner buffet on Sunday evening and a continental breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere as we clean out our pantries and wine cellar. Bob Tagatz, the hotel’s historian and concierge will do a presentation explaining the process we go through to close the hotel, as well as fun facts and interesting information from the 2016 season.
Join us for this unique look as we close the Grand for the 2016 season.