Horse-drawn carriage rides and bicycling are the only modes of transportation.
There are several themed guest packages during the season, which lasts from May to late-October, including a Mystery Weekend and a Somewhere In Time Weekend, celebrating the namesake movie shot there in 1980.
IF YOU GO: Bring semi-formal wear along with lots of casual, and walking shoes. Cool evenings require a jacket or sweater. Golf and lawn bowling are available to hotel guests, too.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime is good, as seasonal changes bring flowers and good foliage. The hotel is closed from late-October until Spring.
STREET ADDRESS: 286 Grand Avenue Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Last visit June 2010
The Grand Hotel boasts the longest porch in the world
Photo courtesy of Harry Kline