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Grand Hotel – Early Opening – April 26 – May 2, 2019

Grand Hotel - Early Opening

This Early Opening Package is a perfect opportunity to experience Grand Hotel before the official opening of the season. Enjoy accommodations in one of 397 uniquely decorated guest rooms, morning breakfast basket or continental breakfast option and a behind the scenes tour offered daily by Grand Hotel Historian and Concierge, Bob Tagatz. Lunch and dinner will be available at The Gate House at the bottom of Grand Hill. Luncheon and dinner are not included in the package price.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Morning breakfast basket
  • Lunch and dinner will be available for purchase at The Gate House
  • Behind-the-scenes tour offered daily
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel
  • Special ferry boat discounts

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, and 2% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Regular children’s rates apply. Dates subject to availability

Early Opening

Arrive: Friday, April 26, 2019
Depart: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Package Price:

$229 per room, per night, up to 4 persons in a room

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Saturday October 19th, 2019 - 12:10 pm

Grand Hotel

It's Murder Mystery Weekend 2019 with the The Murder Mystery Company and our guests are dressed to impress! This year's theme is the Death of a Gangster- A 1920’s Mafia Marriage! ... See MoreSee Less

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I so wanted to attend! Next year!

So looking forward to coming back xx

Love the arrangement 🤣. All the ladies at the flower shop are so talented. What joy they create in every arrangement.💗

Wish we could be there!

One of my favorite places💜

Very kool, my kind a party

That looks so great <3

The perfect Grand Hotel⭐️

Looks like fun!

How much fun would that be!!!!

Jenna Cody Lawnichak next year? Let’s do it! Tata and I had so much fun we want to go back next year!

Yup. We are here

Matthew C. Jackson! Next year!

Karen Novak Guest Christa Clara Guest could’ve been there 😪

Brian.... 😔

Emily Eherenman Missy Kaufman Eherenman

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Friday October 18th, 2019 - 10:18 am

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Happy Friday! We just love how the fall setting sun lights up the front of the hotel! 🍂☀️🍂 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Friday! We just love how the fall setting sun lights up the front of the hotel! 🍂☀️🍂

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Staying on the island Tuesday and Wednesday nights but not at the Grand. Hope to see this in person as well as lots of stars

Beautiful photo. I love the Grand Hotel. I can imagine myself having a glass of wine and watching the sunset.

I’ll be there next week with my mom and daughter! Three generations enjoying The Grand ❤️💞

So beautiful! Already looking forward to next year!

Such a beautiful place

Sunrises are gorgeous as well.

Lovely, there in our memories when we view these photos.

Beautiful. Looking forward to our 2020 trip. It’s a great trip.

Oh my God. Just Beautiful. Do they still close up in late November?

That would be a beautiful painting!💕💕

Oh how beautiful! I was just there last week but didn't stay in the Grand. I have stayed there before and I have wonderful memories. Took the Carriage Tour this time. Fun.....

Love the Grand! Will see you in a week!

Been there and done that! Fantastic time I must say!!!!

My son joined the USCG and the Mackinac was his first duty station. We took him to Cheboygan and spent the weekend. Had never been there . We wandered up to Mackinac City and thought it was great. But oh.... when we took that ride to the Island. THE GRAND IS FABULOUS! My dream is going back someday and staying there!!💜

It was a beautiful day here on the island. The grand hotel is as great as ever

Love love love this place 💜

😮 Only six more days and I get to see this view! 💕🍁🐴

Awesome picture beautiful place ❤️

Such a beautiful place.

STOP!!....,,,,so beautiful💙love my island💙

Beautiful and fun memories.

They had a special on Mackinac Island on PBS last night. Not on the Grand but of course mentioned and grounds shown a good bit. Told about how the waste on the Island was taken care of. It was very interesting. Love You Guys !! <3

Wow! How beautiful! 🌅

Happy Friday!

Magnificent! ❤️

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Thursday October 17th, 2019 - 10:23 am

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Throwback Thursday! Then & Now with Christopher Reeve taking a nap on the west end in everyone’s favorite film Somewhere In Time! Photograph by Grand Hotel Photographer Michael Samsky! @mrsamsky ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback Thursday! Then & Now with Christopher Reeve taking a nap on the west end in everyone’s favorite film Somewhere In Time! Photograph by Grand Hotel Photographer Michael Samsky! @mrsamsky

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Amazing, the Grand Hotel, we also stayed there for our 50th Anniv. I was disappointed to see they only had a couple of walls with pictures of the movie and cast.

My very favorite movie & my #1 on my list of places I have to see ❤

My favorite movie of all-time and my favorite place in the world! ❤️❤️❤️

This is our favourite movie, I based my wedding outfit on it 24 years ago, the hotel looks amazing, we are hoping to go for my 60th in 2021 and stay on my birthday 28th of June xx

My favorite movie! I changed my last name when I got divorced to McKenna!

Thanks for posting this! Keep Somewhere in Time alive! Best movie. Perfect cast. ❤️⏱🎥

Love that movie and love your beautiful hotel!! 😊💕💕

Love the movie and the Grand Hotel is so lovely too!

One of my favorites! Because of this film I’ve always dreamed of visiting the Grand Hotel. It hasn’t happened...yet... but hoping soon!

My all time favorite movie! Can't wait to visit the Island & hotel again! ❤ It's been over 40 years!😲

Loved the movie and C.R. Looking to one day visit this beautiful place.

I walked down the isle to Somewhere in Time music. The movie and hotel hold a special place in my heart. We lost Christopher much too young (and Dana too). God bless his children as they carry on without their parents.

Andi, Phillip and I stayed at the Grand for our 50th wedding anniversary. It is a amazing place on a beautiful island. We would love to go there again.

I have yet to see the movie, but looking forward to catching it next weekend at The Grand!

My favorite movie, would like to stay there someday, mighty pricey for me. Will have to settle for a day trip

My favorite movie of all time!! The soundtrack was the background music for my 1985 wedding. Visiting the Grand Hotel is on my Bucket List

Great picture! Wow! We enjoyed our trip to the Island last year at this same time. I hope we can get back there soon.

Love this! Such a beautiful place! Movie is one of my favorites also.

I saw the movie, I read the book, and I visited Mackinac island many times but my dream of spending the night at the”Grand Hotel”came true in May of 2015.

Favorite place, was there when this was being filmed, for our honeymoon, 40 years ago!♥️

Dont forget to read the sequel! Memoirs of Elise! "This sequel/prequel to "Somewhere in Time" was inspired by the movie's poignant opening scene. In this scene Elise McKenna sits alone in the darkness waiting for her opportunity to give a young playwright, Richard Collier, a watch, and to utter the enigmatic words, "Come back to me." ... The book was never made into a movie. The author took it out of circulation. It is available to purchase but quite pricy. I read it through the library. Loved it...Jana Healey

The Grand is absolute magical! I never thought I would ever be able to do more than dream of being at the Grand, the lovely dining, the island, and all its glory. But last oct of 2018, my husband and I went with a group , in a chartered bus, to Mackinaw City, boarded the ferry , which is awesome!!, and arrived on the island , waiting for our taxi ( horse and carriage, they loaded the luggage and we took our journey to the Grand! We all were checked in and ushered to our rooms, which ours was a Sm suite. We didn’t have a view , but not complaining. It was Gorgeous and perfect.. it was a dream come true, a real fairy tale! I felt so many things being there, the elegant dining , everything more that perfect! I never would have ever believed I was able to do this , to experience this dream for a few days! I never felt so peaceful, so good as I had at that time and i did not want it to end. The movie has always been a favorite , and I love the soundtrack as well..

I was working at the Grand that summer! Good memories!

I thought I was the only one who considered "Somewhere in Time" their favorite movie!

I had the privilege if dining at the Grand for my birthday!

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Wednesday October 16th, 2019 - 11:50 am

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Ballroom Dancing Weekend 2019Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. ... See MoreSee Less

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This definitely would have been a fantastic weekend to visit the Grand and watch these graceful ballroom dancing partners😍

My wife and I were there celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this month (Oct 23). We enjoyed the instruction but, being our first time ever trying to dance like this, we enjoyed staying seated while listening to the music and watching the other fine dancers. 👍🏻

Great pictures!

Back when dancing was dancing! All beautiful! I miss that time long ago.

Great 👍

Been there Done that Loved it ❤️

Our Bow Tie group loved being a part

Rob. Some ballroom dance lessons are in order.

Lloyd! ❤

Renee Bauman Reed something you should look into.

Happy Anniversary Gary and Jennifer! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

Some beautiful dancers and some like us. Having a great time visiting with friends made years ago at this venue, and friends made very recently. Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this month and our 26th year of dancing at Grand Hotel.

Wonderful way to spend the evening in this BEAUTIFUL place.

Don't dance much - but I LOVED singing along with some of those great tunes they play - the torch songs....

BEAUTIFUL BALLROOM! SO RELAXING

Enjoyed the weekend!

We love dancing at the Grand. Ballroom dance weekend is on our bucket list.

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