Mackinac Island Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Mackinac Island Trip Guide

Islands with peaceful parks and preserved history create a soul-reviving escape.


Downtown Mackinac Island.
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Where to stay

Fairview Beachfront Inn In Mackinaw City, the hotel’s 1,200-foot private beach, indoor water park, great location and affordable rates make it popular with families. From $79. (800) 822-8314;

Chippewa Hotel Waterfront This refurbished 1902 hotel in downtown Mackinac Island overlooks the harbor. Grab a casual bite on the Pink Pony patio. From $175. (800) 241-3341;

Grand Hotel For an unforgettable experience, stay at this glorious Victorian-Era landmark, with its purportedly world’s-longest 660-foot front porch overlooking the straits. From $289 per person, including breakfast and dinner. See reviews and ratings. (800) 334-7263;

Hotel Iroquois Surveying the water from the edge of town, this luxurious Queen Anne-style hotel on Mackinac Island feels like an oasis. From $225. See reviews and ratings. (906) 847-3321;

Metivier Inn Want some character but not too much? Consider this charming (and air-conditioned) B&B on the island. From $130. (866) 847-6234;

Mission Point Resort Outside of town on Mackinac Island, visitors rent bikes, visit the spa and dine at on-site restaurants. From $229. See reviews and ratings. (906) 847-3312; 

For information: Les Cheneaux Islands Area Tourist Association (888) 364-7526;

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau (800) 454-5227;

Mackinaw Area Visitors Bureau (800) 750-0160;

St. Ignace Visitors Bureau (800) 338-6660;


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