One of the most famous hotels in the world is the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. With a long rich history of charm, sophistication and luxury, the Grand Hotel, which first opened in 1887, is now a National Historic Landmark.
Perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the hotel is the incredible front porch, which stretches the 660 feet length of the building. Overlooking the tea garden and swimming pool, the front porch is the stuff dreams are made of. It is the perfect place to sip an afternoon lemonade and watch the horse-drawn carriages pass by. Stroll the length of the porch with your sweetheart as couples have done for more than 125 years.
Let your mind slip back in time and picture Thomas Edison and his fascinating new invention, the phonograph. Edison debuted the phonograph and other new inventions at the Grand Hotel, where he was a frequent guest. Another notable patron who made regular visits on his speaking tours was Mark Twain.
Vacations Made Easy put together an exciting Grand Hotel package that will let you explore the public areas of the Grand Hotel, the astounding front porch, the gardens and stables, then enjoy a buffet lunch that is as grand as the rest of the property. The dessert buffet offers more than 20 delectable choices.
Your transportation to the Island on the Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro Jet Jerry, takes you on a tour of Lake Michigan. Sit in the plush open deck, or relax in a roomy cabin with glass windows, either way you’ll have a fantastic view, and a pleasurable cruise. The Ferry can return you to lodging in Mackinac City, or you can choose to stay on the Island for two nights lodging. In all you have 35 options for your stay.
Treat yourself to a weekend in Mackinac and tour Lake Michigan and the Grand Hotel. Your luncheon buffet and lodging are also included in this vacation package.