Grand Night, photo by Wade Bryant Sending out an early Happy 128th Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s most iconic hotel: 1887 Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montreal, Detroit, and by rail … Continue reading Happy 128th Birthday to the Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel Butterfly, photo by Alicia Bock Today is the 127th birthday of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. You can check out the Hotel’s historic photo gallery or if you want to roll with the times, the Grand Hotel Instagram. View Alicia’s photo bigger, see more in her Mackinac slideshow and view and purchase more in the Mackinac Magic … Continue reading Birthday Butterfly for the Grand Hotel
View from West Bluff of The Grand Hotel, photo by MI photographer 126 years ago today on July 10, 1887, The Grand Hotel opened for business on Mackinac Island. In honor of Michigan’s most famous hotel, here’s a seldom seen view. Check it out bigger and see more in MI photographer’s Mackinac Island slideshow. PS: The lighthouse … Continue reading A birthday card from the Grand Hotel
Privileged, photo by cmu chem prof. mLive reports: Mackinac Island’s grande dame of lodging, recently named among the top 50 hotels in North America, is hosting its fourth wildly popular Celebrate Michigan promotion, during which residents of the state can stay for half the hotel’s usual rate. The package costs $95 per person, per night … Continue reading Fancy a stay at the Grand Hotel?
Jeff Beck Group and Rod Stewart at the Grande Ballroom, photo courtesy Louder Than Love The documentary Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story premieres on Detroit Public Television this Friday (Dec 18) at 8 PM. Dan Austin of Historic Detroit has a great look at the history of Detroit’s Grande Ballroom that says (in part): … Continue reading Detroit’s Grande Ballroom
Grand Hotel Pano (3 photo pano), photo by raddad! Today is the 125th birthday of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Wikipedia’s Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island) entry explains: In 1886, the Michigan Central Railroad, Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad, and Detroit and Cleveland Steamship Navigation Company formed the Mackinac … Continue reading July 10, 1887 was a Grand day
Lighthouse by Windy The Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society tells us: Round Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1895 at a cost of $15,000 by Frank Rounds, a carpenter from Detroit. Rounds had previously worked on Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, which was completed in 1887. The lighthouse was first lit on May 15th, 1896. It was … Continue reading Sunset at Round Island
Mackinac Bridge from the Grand Porch, photo by Marilyn Bogle Happy 131st Birthday to The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island which opened on July 10, 1887. Here’s some historical highlights about Michigan’s most iconic hotel: 1887 Grand Hotel opens, billed as a summer retreat for vacationers who arrive by lake steamer from Chicago, Erie, Montreal, Detroit, and by rail from across the … Continue reading Happy 131st Birthday to Michigan’s Best Porch!
Jennie F. Clausen, photo by Marty Hogan View Marty’s photo background big and see more in his Michigan Burying Grounds slideshow. The December 7th anniversary of Pearl Harbor is one of the sign posts in American history. Marty writes that in nearly a century, Jennie F. Clauson from Grand Rapids, Michigan saw a world change. Here’s the entirety of … Continue reading Jennie F. Clauson saw the world change
Grand Hotel in the Early 2016 Season, photo by Corey Seeman The Grand Hotel opened on Mackinac Island in the summer of 1887. At 660 feet, Grand Hotel’s Front Porch is the world’s largest. They note that early on the porch became the principal meeting place for all of Mackinac Island, a promenade for the elderly, and a “Flirtation … Continue reading Michigan Front Porch is the World’s Longest!