Monday, September 28, 2009

THE GRANDEST OF THE GRAND

This is The Grand Hotel located on Mackinac Island. It is located on the eastern end of The Straits of Mackinac in Lake Huron between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. It opened for business on July 10, 1887. No cars or motorized vehicles are permitted on the island. The methods of transportation are horse and carriage, bicycle, and walking. The porch of the hotel is the largest in the world and has 2500 Geraniums in 260 planters. Several movies have been shot here including one of the ultimate"chic flicks" SOMEWHERE IN TIME. In keeping with the traditions of days gone by, a coat and tie is required for dinner. The grounds are meticulously maintained and breathtakingly beautiful. It has earned the honor of being one of the best hotels in the world and is on The National Registry of Historical Buildings. I will show more shots from Mackinac this week. No trip to Northern Michigan would be complete without a day trip to the Island. For the "Full Monte," book a room at The Grand Hotel. You will come back again and again. It really is that special.

20 comments:

  1. Will try to remember to do that if I'm ever in that part of the world. It certainly looks inviting and the view from the top floor I suppose must be quite something!

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  2. It looks great, I bet they really take care of their guests.

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  3. Very nice photo, BS. I've never been here, but have seen other pictures of it and read its history. Sounds wonderful. We'll definitely visit if we get up that way.

    Evidently you're not back in Ft. Lauderdale yet...we're heading down that way this coming weekend...but the weather is changing in Ocala...67 degrees this morning and dry air!

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  4. I didn't know the name but recognized it from the movie (Ovunque nel tempo, in Italian). I like the no car idea, the building and the location.
    I didn't like much the price which, for a night in October, at the cheaper rate was about 600$. But I think you get a lot for than money...

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  5. Oh it's beautiful and has great traditions. thanks for the info. MB

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  6. I recognized it right away since Somewhere in Time is one of my favorite movies! Guess I'm an "ultimate chick". I have always wanted to stay in that hotel. I'm looking forward to more pictures of the area.

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  7. Looks like somewhere I'd like to stay

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  8. What an amazing place with a lot of history. I'd love to visit sometime!

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  9. Thanks for the peek at a really grand hotel from another another era - from another time and place.

    Hard to get it all in one frame of the camera, right?

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  10. Wonderful that some of these elegant establishments have survived the era of motels.

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  11. Hello,

    WOW! It's amazing! What a spectacular view one must have from up there!

    Best regards
    Asta

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  12. If this isn't a grand hotel I don't know what is! My kind of island, no cars allowed...

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  13. Looks mighty special from where I sit. If Hollywood likes it must indeed be grand.

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  14. I'll have to visit their website! What an amazing place... and I LOVE PORCHES :o)
    all the best ~ Maria

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  15. this would be a cool place to visit. i will put it on my list. thanks for sharing. it does look grand.

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  16. Looks like a totally cool place. I look forward to seeing the interior. Shuffleboard anyone?

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  17. I really love old hotels with history. This one is a beauty and you have given us some fantastic information as well.

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  18. Now, that is what I called a GRAND HOTEL!

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