Mackinac Island Vacation Lodging and Recreation

Winter on Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island in winter is the perfect place for travelers who want to enjoy all of the beauty and exhilaration of a snowy winter vacation up north. The uncrowded streets, lined with historic buildings, reveal the poignancy of the past to those who walk them while the snow quietly falls and the winter lights and holiday decorations celebrate a life lived simply.

Mackinac Island Featured Winter Lodging

Lilac Tree Suites and Spa
Winter Lodging Dates: Open December 6 & 7, and December 29 – January 1, 2020 With thirty-nine uniquely appointed suites, the Lilac Tree Suites and Spa reflects the French, English and American heritage of Mackinac Island. Each spacious suite has a living room and a separate sleeping room. No two suites are alike. The unique decor is [...] more...

Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
Winter Lodging: Open December 6-19, and December 27-31, 2019 Located on quiet Market Street, the Cottage Inn is just one block from the downtown area. Ferry Docks, Mackinac Island State Parks, historic Fort Mackinac and the Mackinac Island Marina are only a short stroll away. Featuring a large front porch for enjoying breakfast or just relaxing [...] more...

The Mackinac House
Winter Lodging: Open December 6, 7, 8, 29, 30 & 31. Mackinac Island has been charming visitors for decades with its beautiful landscape, history, shopping and sightseeing. The Mackinac House encompasses all the charm the island offers and is located steps away from it all. Mackinac House room types include: Deluxe Queen, Balcony Rooms, Tower Suite, Fort [...] more...

Pontiac Lodge
Pontiac Lodge is an intimate, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island. The Pontiac Lodge has 11 distinct rooms, most with wet bars, private baths with showers and some with Jacuzzi tubs. more...

Mackinac Island Winter Lodging Listings

Lilac Tree Suites & Spa (866) 847-6575
Open December 6 & 7, and December 29 – January 1, 2020
www.lilactree.com

Cottage Inn (906) 847-4000
Open December 6-19, and December 27-31, 2019
www.cottageinnofmackinac.com

The Mackinac House
Open December 6, 7, 8, 29, 30 & 31.
www.themackinachouse.com

Above Mackinac Condos (231) 392-6456
Open November 1 – January 3.

Bogan Lane Inn (906) 847-3439
Open December 6 through the winter season!
www.boganlaneinn.com

Pontiac Lodge (906) 847-3364
Open All Winter (with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and Easter Weekend)
www.pontiaclodge.com

Village Inn Suites (906) 847-8077
Open All Winter (with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day and Easter Weekend)
www.visuites.com

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Mackinac Island Winter Dining

Mustang Lounge
Mustang Lounge: Michigan’s Most Historic Tavern! Family owned since 1964. Fully remodeled in 2008 using 200 year old timbers from the original fur trader warehouse construction. Famous for our custom hamburgers, exciting appetizers and homemade pizza! Outside seating available overlooking the heart of downtown Mackinac. Mustang Lounge 1485 Aster St Mackinac Island, MI 49757 906-847-9916 Visit Mustang Lounge Website >>>> Mustang Lounge [...] more...

Huron Street Pub & Grill
Serving lunch and dinner year ’round. Pub fare in a casual setting. American bourbons, Irish whiskeys and a comprehensive European draught beer selection. Weekend entertainment. Huron Street Pub & Grill 7304 Main Street Mackinac Island, MI 49757 906-847-8255 Visit Huron Street Pub & Grill On Facebook >>>> more...

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Mackinac Island Winter Transportation

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry
Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Winter Schedule Winter Service – Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry offers winter ferry service from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island November thru April, weather permitting. (Service is halted during the winter when the harbors freeze over – generally sometime in January to sometime in March or April. [...] more...

Fresh Air Aviation
Daily Flights to Mackinac Island from St. Ignace (Mackinac County Airport). ​ Come experience the difference! We only utilize twin engine aircraft piloted by highly experienced aviation professionals. ​ Come on, what are you waiting for! Ride with us and get a breath of Fresh Air. You’ll be glad you did! ​ Please call 231-237-9482 ext 2 for more information or reservations Reservations [...] more...

Great Lakes Air
We operate offices out of Mackinac County Airport in St. Ignace and in Alpena Michigan. Since acquiring Great Lakes Air in 2018 we merged with our Alpena operations to create a more diverse company. Our new management team has brought fresh ideas and continues making important improvements. Your safety is our top priority. Our pilots are [...] more...

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Shopping

Open select days during Christmas season, please call ahead

Artists Market (906) 847-8225

Canvas & Paddle (906) 847-4020

Great Turtle Toys (906) 847-6118

Little Luxuries (906) 847-9980

Mackinac Outfitters (906) 847-6100

Mackinac Wheels (517) 575-8585, call ahead to reserve Fat Tire bikes.

Nephew’s of Mackinac (906) 847-3462

Rustic Chic Boutique/Sew U.P. Style Co. (906) 630-2813

Shopping – Open Year Round

Balsam Shop & Loon Feather, by appointment (906) 847-3592

Doud’s Market (906) 847-3444

Island Hardware (906) 847-6350

Skipper Store at Star Line Dock, open as long as ferries run (906) 847-3292

Vintage Glam Salon (906) 847-3290

Mackinac Island Fudge

JoAnn’s Fudge, mail order only at www.joannsfudge.com

Murdick’s Fudge (906) 847-3530, open for Christmas orders until December 20. www.originalmurdicksfudge.com

Ryba’s Fudge, mail order only at www.ryba.com

Getting Around

Mackinac Island Taxi Service (906) 847-3323; reservations required for service before 8:00 am or after 5:00 pm.

Mackinac Wheels (517) 575-8585; call ahead to reserve Fat Tire bikes.

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For More Information about winter on Mackinac Island visit: Mackinac Island Winter Season 2019-2020 at the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau.

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Mackinac Island Winter Transportation On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from Winter Transportation On Facebook.

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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 - 11:30 am

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

While we wait for the ice to thaw, our favorite horse teams are still hard at work making deliveries on Mackinac Island! ... See MoreSee Less

While we wait for the ice to thaw, our favorite horse teams are still hard at work making deliveries on Mackinac Island!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Is the Grand Hotel closed in the winter

My stent on the island when it was like this didn't go well for me. I chuckle because its just my luck. I was working for the Grand at the time. I fell on ice, as many of us did going up the hill. Broke a rib in that event and did some damage to my left leg. I had to leave a great job and go home totally defeated. I love the island but will not come back during the winter LOL Sure is beautiful though.

I hope these sweet babies get a vacation before the busy season starts. 🏖

I found out all or most all of the horse's are or were trained by the Amish.

I see motorized vehicles in the pix. ! !

I would love to rent a place up there for one winter. I think that would be a great experience.

My favorites in the summer to💜

They love to pull.

Nice winter scenes of Mackinac Island.

Wish that I was there!

Awesome pictures ❤️

Love these "gentle giants"! 🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴🐴

GREAT place to visit

Remember riding around the island with light snow and sleet pelting down.

Can’t wait to come back❤️❤️❤️❤️

Love the horses!

Ah love that place❤️❤️❤️❤️

Love that place.

Beautiful Mackinac Island !

Gorgeous, just gorgeous. ♥️♥️

Great photos

Nice photos

Is there any place to rent a snowmobile?

Beautiful horses

did it freeze over for the trail to mackinaw

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Friday February 14th, 2020 - 2:49 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Sad day in the straights today. Due to the current ice conditions, we have had to cease winter service until further notice. We will keep everyone up to date with any further developments. We look forward to seeing you all again soon once the ice thaws. Until then, take a look at this video that Captain Sid was able to film before we were frozen in! ... See MoreSee Less

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Best Wishes over the Winter.... stay warm. 🌷

coming hot. be safe and stay warm

Stay warm and safe

Stay safe guys.

See you in the fall

Be safe.

That's a lot of frozen water.

Keep safe.

For "mild" winter's such as this year, has the Island ever considered installing "bubblers?"

Rick Johnson Johnson it’s ice bridge time! 😎

Katherine Stead we're gonna haff to wait....⚓️

Normal

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Friday February 14th, 2020 - 10:00 am

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Happy Valentines Day! Speaking of this lovely holiday, if you or someone you know is planning their special day on Mackinac Island we can help! Contact our group sales reps for wedding information. Send us an email anytime to reserve your wedding group rates at groups@mackinacferry.com! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentines Day! Speaking of this lovely holiday, if you or someone you know is planning their special day on Mackinac Island we can help! Contact our group sales reps for wedding information. Send us an email anytime to reserve your wedding group rates at groups@mackinacferry.com!

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When my daughter was married on the island 10 years ago, everyone on the island was amazing from the moment we arrived!

Beautiful

Are you running the Valentine's Day ticket 2 for 1 sale this year?

Beautiful

WOW!

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Friday February 14th, 2020 - 9:55 am

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Great picture❤️

Cool picture.

Is the mighty Huron iced in?

Frozen

Ice.

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Thursday February 13th, 2020 - 6:35 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

Little chilly out today! ... See MoreSee Less

Little chilly out today!

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Thank u Starline u are the best

Beautiful pictures ❤️

It's beautiful from the inside looking out. 75 here today

ChIlly. but SUNNY!

I would say cold. Great picture. 👍❤️

Fantastic!

Beautiful

Brrrr 🥶❄️

Buuuurrrrr, it was 13 here in Muskegon at 8am.

Brrrr

Wow That sky 😮

Are there cars out there

Brrr!

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Saturday December 7th, 2019 - 12:27 pm

Great Lakes Air

Look at what we were able to get a sneak peek of today and thought we would share it with you! Great Lakes Air Owner/CEO Dr. Robert Currier and President Brad Shriner shared a sneak peek of Great Lakes Air's newest member of the fleet, the Britten-Norman Islander. Our twin-engine, 9 passenger Britten-Norman Islander is equipped with synthetic vision avionics which provides improved situational awareness to flight crews, and comfort to our passengers. Keep watching our Facebook page for updates!

#airtour #mackinacisland #straitsarea #winterwonderland #upperpeninsula #greatlakesair #alpenamichigan #Michigan #brittennormanislander #airtaxi #stignace
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Look at what we were able to get a sneak peek of today and thought we would share it with you! Great Lakes Air Owner/CEO Dr. Robert Currier and President Brad Shriner shared a sneak peek of Great Lakes Airs newest member of the fleet, the Britten-Norman Islander. Our twin-engine, 9 passenger Britten-Norman Islander is equipped with synthetic vision avionics which provides improved situational awareness to flight crews, and comfort to our passengers. Keep watching our Facebook page for updates!

#airtour #mackinacisland #straitsarea #winterwonderland #upperpeninsula #greatlakesair #alpenamichigan #michigan #brittennormanislander #airtaxi #stignaceImage attachmentImage attachment

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Looks great. I’m also assuming being a twin engine this will able you to fly more during low ceiling weather vs your single engine planes?

She looks fantastic, can't wait to go for a ride.

I love Islanders- my dad flew them to Beaver Island for years ❤️

SWEET!! Congrats

Wow!!!!!!! Love it!!!

I'm sure Isaac Carstens will be excited to see this!

Awesome!!!

Great

Very nice !

Sweet unit

Thats what makes work while and stories worth telling. Ment 2 say worth while.

Nice

Nice!

How much longer till we see it being used?

I like it!

Great Lakes Air just curious on the time frame this plane will be in operation?

What a cute plane.

Cool

Great

Woo,hoo

Thx 4 sharing

You hiring ? I want to come fly it !!

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Sunday November 10th, 2019 - 8:15 am

Great Lakes Air

Our Great Lakes Air family is sharing a Happy Birthday shout out to Jennifer Thorin-Savard our St. Ignace Office Administrator. Those of us that have the pleasure to work, fly or talk to her know she is always eager to serve.
We are thankful she is on our flight team and you can be too!
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Our Great Lakes Air family is sharing a Happy Birthday shout out to Jennifer Thorin-Savard our St. Ignace Office Administrator.  Those of us that have the pleasure to work, fly or talk to her know she is always eager to serve. 
We are thankful she is on our flight team and you can be too!

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Thank you all so much!

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday Jennifer!! You do a great job!👍

Happy Birthday young lady Hope you have a great day

Happy Birthday from Tina Marie Steed. Jason Steed and Dottie Sue!🥰

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday 🎊🎼🎂😊💕

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Sunday October 27th, 2019 - 12:16 pm

Great Lakes Air

Thank you to Joann and Rose for allowing GLA to be a part of this blessing. We are beyond honored to share in this experience with Debbie, her family, and the entire Mackinac Island Community. We are truly a part of something wonderful!Most grateful to Bob Currier and the Great Lakes Air staff for adding to the blessings that have been bestowed on Debbie Kornusky and her family by the Mackinac Island community. ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Joann and Rose for allowing GLA to be a part of this blessing. We are beyond honored to share in this experience with Debbie, her family, and the entire Mackinac Island Community. We are truly a part of something wonderful!
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