Arch Rock is very aptly named, and it makes for a pretty perfect photo op! The best way to get to it is by taking the horse and carriage tour ride, as this is a stop. If I recall correctly you have about 15 minutes to try to elbow your way past the gathered crowds! It's pretty difficult climb up the side of a bluff to get there but the view is worth it from the top of Arch Rock. Just ask my wife, she did it while she was six months pregnant with our son!
#Michigan #PureMichigan #UpperPeninsula #MackinacIsland #MackinawIsland #Mackinac #Mackinaw #Island #Paradise #Kidsfun #ArchRock
Mackinac Bridge This is Arch Rock on beautiful Mackinac Island.
It is a natural formation and a site to behold. It is worth the very long, steep hike up to see it. Afterwards it is fun to hike or bike into town and get some fudge! #Michigan #MackinacIsland #Hiking When I discovered this beautiful place I get surprised, I saw the paradise in Michigan. A bike ride along the #beach on Mackinac Island is well worth the cost of the ferry ride. Bring your own bicycle (it's cheaper than renting) and take the 8 miles ride around the entire island...stunning! The main strip on Mackinac Island is absolutely cute and quaint. It would be a shame not to venture out to the rest of the island, though; rent a bike and go exploring! It is surprising how much you can feel like you have the whole place to yourself even in peak tourist season. Don't miss out on what the rest of this island has to offer besides fudge and carriage rides! The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Truly grand, since 1887.
Grand Hotel has always embraced its rich history, but kept up well with the times. The hotel’s original architecture, charm and relaxing ambiance have been tastefully preserved. On Mackinac Island, cars are not allowed and the horse and carriage and bicycle are favored modes of transportation.
385 rooms, and no two are the same.
Dining: Exceptional and Included
A full breakfast and five-course dinner are included daily in most guest room rates. Guests 11 years old and younger stay and eat free. Significantly reduced rates are also available for guests 17 and younger.
A Top Destination For Families
Thanks to many activities and kids' programs, the readers of Travel + Leisure Family magazine consider Grand Hotel one of the 10 kid-friendliest resorts in the U.S. and Canada.
A Distinctive Destination
Grand Hotel was named by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations.
#Michigan #PureMichigan #UpperPeninsula #MackinacIsland #MackinawIsland #Mackinac #Mackinaw #Island #Paradise #Kidsfun #GrandHotel Mackinac Island during the annual lilac festival is a sight to behold. Quite literally lilacs everywhere you turn - down side streets and nestled in corners. Not to mention the smell! Don't miss the free educational walking tours put on by the lilac horticulturalists. There are two butterfly conservatories on Mackinac Island, the original and Wings of Mackinac. Each holds hundreds of different butterflies, and both are worth going to.
If the Grand Hotel looks familiar, you may have seen Somewhere in Time. Located on Mackinac Island in Michigan, USA, the hotel was made famous by the movie. If you're interested in seeing the inside without being a guest, be sure to check out their (somewhat) formal dress code, or you won't even get near the front door! Confidence is also key, and if you look like you know what you're doing and that you're supposed to be there, you likely won't be bothered by any staff members. There is no gate surrounding the (entire) property, though, so if you cut through the trees at the bottom of the property, you'll emerge onto the beautifully kept grounds and be able to take in this picturesque view like I did! #architecture Nothing but beautiful sights while Bike riding in Mackinac Island If you walk the lawn beneath Fort Mackinac, you can find both great views of the Fort and of the harbor it overlooks. Arch rock along the outershores of Mackinac Island. This quaint icecream parlor is located on the side of the Grand Hotel..great place to get some Mackinac Island fudge icecream. One of many fudge shops on the island. Delicious! The way out to Mackinac Island is by ferry, and since vehicles aren't allowed on the island, it's best to get there early for parking. The ferry doesn't move overly fast, but you're on open lake water and it's fast enough to stir up quite the wind, so I suggest a warm sweater and/or scarf & hat for the journey out (and especially the journey back in at night). Since the general public isn't allowed a vehicle on the island (never fear, there are service/emergency vehicles and snowmobiles are allowed in the winter), travel around the island will be by bicycle, on foot, or in horse-drawn carriages, such as the one pictured here. Island life This natural limestone rock formation is part of the state park with a free scenic overlook of the Arch Rock and water. Great views even on a cloudy, misty day. Waiting for the ferry on Mackinac Island. “One of the top 10 islands in the world.” Conde Nast Traveler Like many historic places in the Great Lakes region, Mackinac Island's name derives from a Native American language. Native Americans in the Straits of Mackinac region likened the shape of the island to that of a turtle. Therefore, they named it The view from atop Fort Mackinac. The cannons get fired every day at set times. The fort also features other revolutionary war reenactments and musket firings.
Beautiful views at the Grand Hotel, even if you aren't staying there you can still stop by and relax on the porch Seeing the sights and learning while in Mackinac Island Lesser known fort on Mackinac Island, great views, I believe highest point on island, near the cemetery. Nice bike ride middle of island. Take this wooded biking and walking path from the Fort to the Arch Rock scenic overlook. Mackinac Island, Michigan is situated in Lake Huron and is only accessible by ferry. Enjoy a rest or rent this gazebo, used in several movies, with nice views from the hill of woods, the harbor and island below. Beautiful Victorian B&B inside and outside on the covered porch or French garden. Also has a sign on the fence saying: Neat replica of a 1670 bark chapel used by French Jesuit missionaries among the Native Americans. See exhibits inside too. Located on the grounds below the Fort. Beautiful Church Enjoy watching the Island staff at work, all on horse driven carts as no cars or trucks are allowed on the Island. After seeing the gazebo, take the wooded trail to this memorial to the author Constance Fenimore Woolson with scenic overlook of the harbor and Straits. This is one of the island's remaining secret places. #InStone See this historic 1820s museum housing fur trading store and Dr. Beaumont exhibits. Learn how the doctor treated a fur trader shot in the abdomen in the store and in the process, learned about and advanced knowledge of digestion. See the museum with old carriages and the horses in their stables, then take a horse driven carriage ride around the island. #Red No cars on the island but a great opportunity to bike! There is a path all the way around the island. Great chance to stop and see all that the island has to offer! Don't forget to reward yourself with some fudge! Beautiful small 1882 historic Episcopal church still in use today. Arnold pier Grand Hotel Check schedule of events to see a show in this historic theater, especially on a cool rainy Fall day, see a Haunted Theater show. #Red One of the best cafés on the island, pick a family style table to meet locals or other tourists. Homey horse themed bar and grill with fish and chips, chowders, American food and more on menu. Then stop in next door at The Trading Post for gifts and supplies like rain ponchos if you forgot to bring one. Great public park overlooking the harbor with Father Marquette memorial and Fort Mackinac on the hill. #InStone See this beautiful historic 1902 house on a bluff overlooking Straits of Mackinac. It is the state's Governor summer house, open for limited tours. #Red Start your tour on Main Street at the ferry terminal with a bicycle or horse driven carriage ride. One of the best casual steak and seafood restaurants on the island, run by The Grand Hotel, with nostalgic decor and outdoor patio. Take Shepler's ferry to Mackinac Island and start here at visitor center to plan what to see. The ferry leaves from either St. Ignace or Mackinaw City and takes you under the Mackinac bridge. Great views of this lighthouse from the ferry or shore at the Mackinac Island harbor. Good stop at this old fashioned ice cream shop with Michigan produced flavors. It is next to the Grand Hotel and has a patio. #Red #SweetSpot Rent a bicycle here and visit this pre 1780 French Canadian historic house museum. This 19th century hotel lives up to its name. If you can't afford to stay here, you can pay $10.00 for a tour. The hotel has refined rooms, cottages, restaurants, afternoon tea, nightly dancing, golf, tennis courts, a pool, horseback and carriage rides, lawn games, spa, shopping and more. No motorized vehicles allows on the Island and Amazon packages delivered with horse carriage. Cute shop on Main Street with beads, jewelry, watches and silver name bracelets. Visit this 1817 house, now a museum on history and exhibits of the people and Mackinac Island. Watch this good fudge being made daily through the window, but if you go inside, you won't be able to resist buying some! #SweetSpot These barracks are next to the Fort and house the Boy and Girl Scouts for the summer. They serve as guides and volunteers on the Island's museums and more. See this historic 1904 stone church built from local fieldstone, still in use today, near the Grand Hotel. AKA Union Congregational Church, with 100 members, open seasonally and available for events like weddings. #InStone Take this wooded walking and bike trail near the Fort to Arch Rock scenic overlook and stop here to play tennis at these free, public courts. Enjoy this view of the lawn and fountain in front of the hotel, but this is the closest you can get to the hotel unless you are a guest or pay $10.00 to tour the hotel. Come to the Fort museum entrance at the top of the hill to avoid the steps. Walk the grounds too for great views of the island and Straits of Mackinac below. #InStone Walk along the harbor and see this Statue of Liberty replica dedicated by the Boy Scouts of America. #InStone This 1839 historic building houses the Island's police station, town hall and town court. This quaint historic post office is like stepping back in time. Open seasonally on this Island. See this historic 1780 Quebec rural style house and fur trade shop space. This living history museum is one of the oldest houses on the island and is part of the State park. Walk the grounds below this 1782 Fort, then go up the hill to see the Fort with great views of the harbor. Stop here at Woodfill Park next to the Grand Hotel and see tribute to the former owner of the hotel, his role on the Island's State Park commission and role in getting the Mackinac island bridge built. Great views of the island and water from here with benches to rest. #InStone
See this cave, learn how it got its name and history among Native Americans and European settlers.
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Get an overview of this hotelBeachfront hotel for sun and fun

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
On private beach
Laundry facilities


Located in Mackinac Island, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Haunted Theatre, Biddle House, and Maze Of Mirrors. Robert Stuart House and Richard & Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a private beach, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and dry cleaning.

Room Amenities

All 46 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This Mackinac Island hotel has its very own private beach. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Victorian hotel also offers a garden, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services.

Hotel Iroquois is a smoke-free property.

  • On private beach 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 46 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Phone 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Free local calls 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

The Carriage House - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No elevators


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Iroquois
  • Hotel Iroquois Mackinac Island
  • Iroquois Hotel
  • Iroquois Mackinac Island

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