Mackinac Island Vacation Lodging and Recreation

Island House Hotel

Since 1852, guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan have enjoyed the escape to a simpler time. After acquiring the resort in 1969, the Callewaert family has continued to add contemporary conveniences while preserving the allure of its historic ambiance, serving to maintain Mackinac Island’s oldest operating hotel, a Historic Hotels of America member, State of Michigan landmark, and the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park.

In addition to stunning waterfront views, historic appeal, and quaint rooms, guests choose the Island House Hotel for its convenient location. Far enough from the downtown hustle to enjoy the sounds of horseshoes on the street, watch freighters glide through the Straits of Mackinac, and feel the gentle breezes off the water, yet just a short walk to Mackinac Island’s most popular shopping, dining, attractions, activities, and night life.

Island House Hotel, Mackinac Island’s most historic hotel, offers gorgeous waterfront views, ideal location to downtown, and modern amenities with cozy old-world charm. Whether lunch in the garden, afternoons on the porch watching bikes, boats, and buggies roll, glide, and trot by, dinner in the elegant dining room, or evenings toasting s’mores in the chimneas on the lawn overlooking the harbor, Island House Hotel offers the complete Mackinac Island experience.

Features include: Stunning Waterfront Views, Ideal Location to Downtown, Heated Indoor Pool, Indoor & Outdoor Hot Tubs, Bicycle Rental, 1852 Grill Room, Ice House BBQ & Bar, 94 freshly decorated air-conditioned guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, USB Charging Ports, and Cable TV. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour front desk, and complimentary luggage transfer to/from the hotel and the Mackinac Island ferry docks.

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Island House Hotel
6966 Main Street
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
800-626-6304

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Sunday July 21st, 2019 - 12:26 pm

Island House Hotel

Looking to try some unique beers? Mary's Bistro Draught House has a combined 70 taps between its indoor and outdoor seating areas! Sample limited edition craft brews or sip an old favorite. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday July 18th, 2019 - 3:21 pm

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#ThrowbackThursday On this night in 1812, a small British military vessel landed on the north shores of Mackinac Island. British troops allied with Native Americans and Canadian Indigenous Peoples surrounded the American-controlled Fort Mackinac. The U.S. Army, unaware the War of 1812 had started and seeing an inevitable defeat, immediately surrendered the Fort. Today we aptly call this historic docking spot British Landing and is now a popular beach on the island rather than a battleground. ... See MoreSee Less

#ThrowbackThursday On this night in 1812, a small British military vessel landed on the north shores of Mackinac Island. British troops allied with Native Americans and Canadian Indigenous Peoples surrounded the American-controlled Fort Mackinac. The U.S. Army, unaware the War of 1812 had started and seeing an inevitable defeat, immediately surrendered the Fort. Today we aptly call this historic docking spot British Landing and is now a popular beach on the island rather than a battleground.

 

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Denise Lundberg

David Marshall we learned about this piece of history when we visited there last week 🇬🇧🇺🇸

Unreal

Thursday July 18th, 2019 - 10:35 am

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We asked yesterday to tell us your favorite spot in the hotel, and you overwhelmingly answered the front porch! Whether it be for a wedding reception, to sip on a glass of wine, to dine at the 1852 Grill Room, or to watch the sights of Mackinac Island pass by, our porch radiates a certain magic that consistently awes visitors. ... See MoreSee Less

We asked yesterday to tell us your favorite spot in the hotel, and you overwhelmingly answered the front porch! Whether it be for a wedding reception, to sip on a glass of wine, to dine at the 1852 Grill Room, or to watch the sights of Mackinac Island pass by, our porch radiates a certain magic that consistently awes visitors.

 

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My aunt Roxanne Dye Nestler and I just sat on this porch 2 weekends ago and loved it! Perfect weather and great views!

I’ve never stayed at this hotel but I have been in lobby and on the beautiful porch . I plan to stay there on a future visit!

Wednesday July 17th, 2019 - 10:06 am

Island House Hotel

From the rocking chairs on the porch, a table with a view in 1852 Grill Room, or the lounge chairs on the sundeck, there are numerous places to enjoy around the hotel. Where is your favorite spot in the Island House Hotel? Leave your response in the comments below! ... See MoreSee Less

From the rocking chairs on the porch, a table with a view in 1852 Grill Room, or the lounge chairs on the sundeck, there are numerous places to enjoy around the hotel. Where is your favorite spot in the Island House Hotel? Leave your response in the comments below!

 

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Rocking on the porch with a book in th evening.

Front porch. We gathered there after our wedding that took place in the back gazebo.

All of the ones listed!!!

Front porch for sure 🥰

Porch and front lawn

Sitting on the porch looking at the harbor

Sitting on the front porch where we were married.

The front porch watching the boats, horses and bikes go by. So relaxing❤️

Front porch! I love walking on the island and the front porch is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the beautiful sunsets.

The front lawn chiminea, at night.

In front of the fire in the fall. Porch in warmer weather

Out in front on the lawn. Well be married there in about 10 weeks!

1852 Room, center front bay window, with a Bloody Mary and a beatiful glow on the water from the sunset. ❤️

The front porch with friends!

The front Porch. My husband and I were married on that big beautiful porch in 1990.

I’ve never been to your hotel, but I love big porches and would love to sit on you porch some day. The view looks awesome!

Watching the harbor with the boats coming and going and the traffic from the front porch.

Enjoyed a fabulous dinner watching the sunset from the 1852 Grill Room.

I love a comfy bed with a view of the harbor.😊

The front porch. I love sitting in a rocker and enjoying the view or reading a book.

The whole hotel is my happy place.

The beautiful front porch..

On the front lawn, in front of the fire! Perfect place to end the day with a glass of wine 🍷

The chairs in the front yard are the most relaxing place to sit and look at the water and watch bikes going by!

Love love love the front porch.

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