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 December 11th, 2019 - 4:15 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

A perfect day for a fat tire spin around Mackinac Island. No cooler required. ... See MoreSee Less

A perfect day for a fat tire spin around Mackinac Island.  No cooler required.

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Noel Rios - indeed - a perfect day for a fat tire spin around Mackinac - no cooler required - just make sure there's hot chocolate at the end! And note the sign: no parking on the pavement... or... ice?!?

Uh, sorry, I`ll pass on that with wind chills in single digits.

Gotta be hard with the road missing at one point. Sure is beautiful!!

Always wanted to see the Island in the winter; maybe another year.

Beautiful! But gives me the shivers!

Beautiful Michigan

Brrrrr but BEAUTIFUL picture. Thanks for sharing!

Wow! Dramatic skies!

Looks soooo cold!💙

Brrrrr!

Just beautiful ❄️

Wow! Beautiful!

It has a prettiness about it.

Beautiful!!!

Wow so cool

How much snow is there?

Put on the chains.

How do people get there when it’s frozen and so cold?

Has the road been repaired and reopened?

Beautiful

If you insist 🍻

Hoover, wanna go around the island? At least it's not dark and raining, lol.

Good afternoon sweets

Brrrr

Brrrrrrr!

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Tuesday December 10th, 2019 - 5:54 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Love Mackinac in the winter!!🎅🎅

Finally, a Christmas tree with colored lights. So pretty!

One of these days I will spend Christmas there!!!

Missed seeing the lighting of THE tree this year!! Love it

Love this tree 🌲

Wish i I were there!

Lovely.

Beautiful

Lovely

Beautiful 🎄🎄

So very pretty

It was pelting sleet and snow one time when we were there!! Wish I could see it like this!!

Nice photo

So pretty

Awesomeness 🎄

Pretty tree

So pretty

Gorgeous

So very, very pretty! thank you for sharing!

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Monday December 9th, 2019 - 9:19 am

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Love Mackinac Island

I like the larger HURON lettering!

Some day I want to visit

Beautiful Michigan

How much snow did they get?

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Saturday December 7th, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

The Star Line team all enjoyed the festivities yesterday. Best of all was meeting the families and friends enjoying their first winter time Mackinac Island experience. It all seemed like a huge success! We have smiles of photos. ... See MoreSee Less

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I will ne doing this in 2020. One of my three black Friday discount ferry tickets is for coming to the island in the winter.

Great photos!

Thank you for caring and enjoying the beautiful island and all it's people.

Always wishing I was there I have to go there in the winter time sometime

Thanks for sharing the pictures so we can all experience it.

Beautiful picture

Mackinac is BEAUTIFUL in the Winter

Beautiful scenery

I love Mackinac.

Looks Awesome 🎄👏👏👏

Wish I was there

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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.

That is great! Can’t wait to ride in it!

Very nice !

THIS IS SO GREAT AMEN 😇👏

Awesome!!!

Sweet unit

Great

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

Nice!

I like it!

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

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

Nice

SWEET!! Congrats

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

Great

Cool

Woo,hoo

Thx 4 sharing

You hiring ? I want to come fly it !!

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Friday December 6th, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry

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Alissa, you did a great job announcing!

Watching from Tampa Florida.....This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love the island...Wish I was there...Home, Miss Home!!!!

Merry Christmas from Clinton Township MI.

Well, you are just adorable! Someday I’ll be there for that moment. From LIvonia, Michigan

Canton, MI! Love Mackinac Island!! 🌲👼🏻⛄️❄️

Watching from Hamilton Ohio. Pam & Mike Day

Watching my home away from home from Rochester, Michigan!

How beautiful! Merry Christmas

Love the singing 😊 what a beautiful 🌲!!!! Merry Christmas 🎄Mackinaw Island!!! Kingsford Mi🎅🏻☃️❄️

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for sharing & Merry Christmas to you all.

Merry Christmas Mackinac Island.

MERRY CHRISTMAS .........Not happy holidays... ............MERRY CHRISTMAS

Shepherd, Michigan!

Wooster, Ohio

Gratiot county, Michigan

I see her. Trish Martin.

Love it. Wish I was there.

Beautiful ❤️

Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing!

Watching from Lowell but originally from St. Ignace

Columbia City Indiana

Debbie prawdzik Grand Rapids

Love love love!

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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 Jennifer!! You do a great job!👍

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

Happy birthday

Happy Birthday young lady Hope you have a great day

Happy Birthday 🎊🎼🎂😊💕

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

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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