It was in the late 1800s that cottages and homes started dotting the bluffs above the water, turning Mackinac Island into the popular summer destination that it still is today. From quaint cottages right near town to 5,000-square-foot homes on acre-plus lots, these historic places to stay make you feel like a Victorian-era vacationer in your own private paradise. You can enjoy all the activity of a summer day on Mackinac Island and then retire to your own home away from home, whether it’s a secluded cottage in the woods or a historic house high above the Straits of Mackinac.

Dreamcatcher Cottage

This charming cottage is located less than a hundred yards from the beach, one block from downtown, three blocks from the Grand Golf Course, and close to the churches. Although…

Mackinac Vacation Rentals

Mackinac Resort Management offers various island homes for rental - from a secluded cottage in the woods, to a century-old historic home overlooking the Straits of Mackinac. Each home has…

McGreevy Cottage

This 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is an excellent family getaway located in downtown Mackinac Island on historic Market Street. The home is fully furnished and just steps away…

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Welcome to Grand Hotel 🐢 - it only took me 2.5 months to post this photo, but here we are in all my sun-kissed glory. ...

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I am so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. 🍁 ...

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15x12” “112 Years of Spring Love and Lilacs” If you look close you may notice the wedding couple and then the MI Governor’s Mansion in the upper left.
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Summer is here and there are very few things we can do in the current situation. Cycling around the Mackinac island was an awesome way to spend the weekend! This beautiful island in Northern Michigan is rich with historic landmarks, nature trails and a cycling route along its entire deep blue and turquoise coast! Would ya’ll love to cycle around and breathe in the fresh air too? Let us know in the comments!!
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On the easel today “Glorious Morning” 16x20 oil. Zoom Painted with friends davesink claudiabdesign boxcar9snaps a fun 3 hours thanks.

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A vibrant aerial perspective of our little slice of Heaven! 💙

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What tropical far flung destination is this? 😍😍 It’s Mackinac Island in MICHIGAN. This is Lake Huron! THE MIDWEST .. if you don’t know, you do now! 😍 ...

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Welcome to Friday! The Sun is Up on mackinacisle
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Mackinac Island! What paradise looks like!
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Spooky Season has reached the Island ...

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8x6” Tip: Sometimes it is a simple as choosing a different angle on favorite subjects. Hot off the easel.
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Plein air piece of Mackinac Island not painted today!😆 “Colors After a Little Rain.” 12x8” Sometimes inclement weather can bring out beauty... I remember waiting for a storm to pass and this garden in front of The Island House struck me in contrast with dark blue sky. Time to set up the easel!
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Fort Mackinac still overlooking our #puremichigan Island gem❄️
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Just your daily dose of summer views of the Mackinac Island shoreline. 💕⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Fresh off the easel. Classic view of Mackinac Island’s East Bluff at sunrise.
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Sunrise on Mackinac Island. Don’t miss it.
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Stay bundled Mackinac! Pure Michigan weather! ☃️ ...

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Our shores recently were graced with blocks of blue ice!

Blue ice forms when snow on top of the ice is compressed and squeezes out all of the air bubbles increasing its density. This process allows the ice to absorb colors, resulting in vibrant chunks of blue ice. When the light hits the ice, especially on a bright Michigan winter day, the sight is chillingly beautiful.

Blue ice may be a rare find but it’s common to see here in the Straits of Mackinac. Let’s see how long the blue ice will stick around! #mymackinac #lakehuron
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Not sure why it took me so long to make it U.P. here....🗺
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Mackinac Island Lodging & Accommodations

With over 1,600 unique lodging rooms, our Island is full of one of kind, family owned and award winning properties. The Island’s highly trained and courteous professionals want to make sure your stay is as comfortable and accommodating as possible.

Visitor's Guide

See all that the Island offers by viewing or downloading the Visitor's Guide yourself!

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