We invite you to join us on Mackinac Island this winter where snow falls, holiday lights glow and quiet streets welcome you. Take in the tranquility and beauty of winter while staying in the heart of downtown Mackinac Island.
• Daily breakfast including pastries, oatmeal, fruit and more
• Afternoon treats, water, coffee and soda in the Lobby
• Fitness facility
• Stayover housekeeping
• Luggage Handling
Things to Explore
There are a variety of ways to explore more of Mackinac Island this winter.
• Winter Bazaar
• Dining on Main Street
• Holiday lights
Please visit www.mackinacisland.org/ for up-to-date information on shopping and dining that is open.
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting – December 2 – 4
Annual Winter Bazaar – Starts December 2
New Year’s Eve – December 31
Winter travel to Mackinac Island is available via ferry through Star Line (except Christmas Day) from St. Ignace dock. Please check online for more information: www.mackinacferry.com
We understand there may be times when the ferry is not able to travel to and from the island. Please contact the hotel team if this is the case during your stay and we will accommodate you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mackinac Island is open for visitors all year round. There are 500 year-round winter residents on Mackinac Island. Star Line Ferry continues to operate limited ferry schedules from its dock in St. Ignace during the winter months. Its Huron winter ferry has a reinforced steel hull that allows it to break through thin ice on the Mackinac Straits. When the lake completely freezes over, snowmobile and air travel is the only way to get back and forth between Mackinac Island to the mainland.
Michigan’s largest state park, Mackinac Island is full of winter exploration…hiking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, stargazing, and exploring…you may even see the Northern Lights (bring your telescope). If you love winter travel and chilly temperatures, a trip to Mackinac Island will be a great adventure.
Shop owners, bars and restaurants open their doors on select weekends like the holiday bazaar, Christmas tree lighting, and NY Year’s Eve. At other times, Mustang Lounge, Michigan’s oldest tavern serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, Doud’s Market (since 1884), bank, hospital and of course the Bicycle Street Inn will be open for your enjoyment. Before you head out for the day, we hope you enjoy our complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby.
Except for special weekends, there will be no shopping on the island, including fudge! If you love nature, and exploration of all the outdoor wonders of the island would excite you, then we have what you’re looking for. Don’t forget your winter cozies.
We are thrilled to be open the entire year. The season typically ends in November but we will be open year-round. Guests can book stays through January 1 now, with future dates becoming available soon.