Get an overview of this hotelStately Victorian-house hotel on Mackinac Island

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Indoor pool
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Right on Lake Huron

Island House Hotel stands on the waterfront of Lake Huron, a 4-minute walk from the Mackinac Island ferry dock and a 10-minute carriage ride from Mackinac Island Airport. Guests can rent bikes at the front desk to explore scenic Mackinac State Park, just a short walk to the Original Butterfly House & Insect Museum, Fort Mackinac, Manoogian Art Museum, as well as downtown shopping & dining.

Restaurant and pool house

Guests are invited to begin their day on the island with breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the lake, and end it in a comfy chair on the porch. The hotel's pool house is another great place to unwind, complete with indoor pool and hot tub.

Victorian vibe, free WiFi

Each room complements the hotel's Victorian aesthetic, with flourishes such as chintz wallpaper and floral window swags. Modern conveniences include free WiFi and mini-fridges, and upper-floor guestrooms offer peaceful harbor views and separate seating areas with sofa beds.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

As Mackinac Island’s first hotel, Island House Hotel is a registered Historic Hotel of America and State of Michigan landmark. The hotel continues to be the only property located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park.

Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, making walking, biking, and horse-drawn carriages the preferred modes of transportation. With an eight-mile circumference, Mackinac Island offers an abundance of attractions for adventurers of all ages. Parasailing, historic tours, hiking trails, narrated carriage tours, horseback riding, drive yourself horse & buggies, shopping, dining and watching world famous Mackinac Island fudge being made.

In addition to stunning waterfront views, guests choose Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the pavement and gentle breezes off the water yet just a short walk to Mackinac Island’s most popular attractions and shopping. Whether relaxing on the porch or enjoying drinks with friends in the garden, Island House Hotel delivers the complete Island experience.

Hotel amenities include: indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, air conditioning, evening bonfires in the chimneys, on site bike rentals, as well as excellent in-house fine & family dining at 1852 Grill Room or Ice House BBQ.

  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1852 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 94 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Television 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Heating 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 

Where to Eat

1852 Grill Room - serving casual fine dining options for dinner, as well as a delicious breakfast buffet and featuring a pianist in the evenings.

Ice House BBQ - casual indoor & outdoor dining serving cocktail specials; this hidden gem is a local favorite.

Marys Bistro - This bistro serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a steam room.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must arrange their own transfers from Mackinac Island or St. Ignace docks to the property. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • 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.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 15 and USD 25 for adults, USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Island House
  • Island House Hotel
  • Island House Hotel Mackinac Island
  • Island House Mackinac Island
  • Island Hotel Mackinac

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

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