One of the country's oldest and grandest hotels is located at on Mackinac Island, Michigan. For many people, visiting the Grand Hotel and the island itself is like taking a step back in time when hospitality and charm were at their finest. Every aspect of the hotel goes beyond the imagination, including the lavish accommodations, daytime and evening activities, fabulous dining experiences, and luxurious spa treatments. For more than 100 years, the Grand Hotel has been the place preferred most by the distinguished of guests.
Steeped in rich history, the Grand Hotel allows guests to enjoy original late 19th-century architecture and impeccable service coupled with modern day amenities. What makes staying at this hotel so special is that all of Mackinac Island is relaxing yet exciting. Adding to the allure, guests will have to depend on bicycles and horse and carriage rides since cars are prohibited.
For families, couples, friends, honeymooners, and business travelers alike, the Grand Hotel remains a top destination choice. This 390-room estate is breathtakingly beautiful, further enhanced by the lush and well-maintained gardens, lawns, and landscaping. With the perfect combination of exquisite accommodations and an abundance of fun activities, the Grand Hotel has been the recipient of numerous awards.
Back in 1886, Mackinac Island was a top summer getaway. However, as there were no viable accommodations, the Mackinac Island Hotel Company was established. After land was purchased, construction began in 1887.
Early on, the front porch, which measures 660-feet long and ranks as the longest in the world, was the primary place for meetings, but it also became known as the “Flirtation Walk" for couples looking for a romantic place to meet. This hotel has become so popular that today, it caters to more than 130,000 overnight guests each year.
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