Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Night Views....

So after we walked around the island a bit

we headed back to the
Grand Hotel 
to get ready for our evening!
I must say this place is gorgeous
all lit up at night.  My pictures sure don't 
do it justice!  But, I hope you get the feel.
We had the perfect weekend to be there the
temps were perfect even after dark
to enjoy this beautiful porch!

There are over 100 rockers to sit back and relax in.  

The ceiling of the porch and under all the 
little "room stoops", not sure what they're called,
are painted a light blue, so the birds won't nest there.

This is the West end of the porch.

Outside looking in....
After 5:00 p.m.
only "proper" dress is allowed.
Men must wear a jacket and a tie,
back in the "olden" days women were
required to wear a dress, but now they allow
women to wear a dress or 
nice slacks and a blouse or even a suit.

I like that they keep those traditions!

As the dinner hour comes to a close....

all of the waiters prepare for the next day.

The waiters are all men, that I saw,
and they are from the Caribbean we were told.

They return here year after year
and sometimes for generations.  When the season
comes to a close they move on to warmer climates
and work in other Hotels.  Saving their money earned
to send Home to their families.  

I found that to be very touching!

This is the East end of the porch,
looking towards a golf course.  There was a party going 
on, as you can see in the "tent" that's all lit up.

This is looking back toward the West end of the porch.
Beautiful geraniums and petunias.

Then it was back to our room...

Where we found that our bed had been 
turned down with a chocolate on each pillow.

It doesn't get better then that!


  1. What a magnificent hotel!! What a wonderful experience!!

  2. We've been there, but only to gawk from the outside. I can see that we need to make this a special getaway and stay at that amazing hotel! Loved the photos and story.

  3. So lovely...what a nice job with photos after dark. The ones looking inside to the wonderful decor are great. So glad that you had the chance to take a little vacation and enjoy this historic hotel!

  4. Looks so nice! !! Keep having fun

  5. Sounds like you are having a Grand time!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful place for a getaway! Glad you enjoyed your stay.


  7. Lisa!
    LOVED ALL your photos on the Island...went through all of them and I think I stayed in that very same ROOM!!!!
    Steven and I went with some friends this August and the weather was amazing too.
    So glad your weekend was wonderful and not raining
    Happy Birthday to your honey too!
    xo, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  8. Oh, my! This is a place that is on my bucket list! Thank you for all of the wonderful snaps and I know you must have had a wonderful time. I scrolled down to see your other posts as well. What a beautiful place.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. I love Mackinac Island. Despite living in Michigan for 40 years, I only visited there once. I'd love to get back there one day and stay at the Grand Hotel. It looks fabulous!

    1. We've been fortunate to stay there twice now. Thanks for stopping by!


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