Frequently Asked Questions

We are thrilled that you are considering our historic Mackinac Island hotel for your next vacation. Our goal is to provide you with the most comfortable and memorable experience possible. Our central location, just steps away from Mackinac Island's main street, offers more privacy than Main Street lodging while still providing easy access to endless activities, stores, and restaurants.

We understand that planning a trip can be overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about our hotel and the surrounding area. From our luxurious accommodations to the best things to do on Mackinac Island, we have got you covered. Take a look below for answers to all your questions and feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance. After a stay with us, we know you'll see why The Mackinac House is the best place to stay on Mackinac Island!


Where is The Mackinac House located?

The Mackinac House is located one block away from Mackinac Island Ferry boat dock and Main Street.

Is The Mackinac House family-friendly?

Yes, The Mackinac House is a family-friendly hotel.

What kind of amenities does The Mackinac House offer?

The Mackinac House offers a continental breakfast, as well as snacks and beverages throughout different parts of the day.

Is The Mackinac House close to the downtown area?

Yes, The Mackinac House is located just steps away from Mackinac Island's main street.

Are there any restaurants close to The Mackinac House?

Yes, there are several restaurants within walking distance of The Mackinac House, including Good Day Café, Island Slice Pizzeria, Millie’s on Main, Pink Pony, Yankee Rebel Tavern, and more.

What are some popular activities close to The Mackinac House?

Some popular activities close to The Mackinac House include Fort Mackinac, golfing at Wawashkamo Golf Club, kite flying at Windermere Point, carriage tours, horseback riding, and more.

Is there a festival on Mackinac Island that The Mackinac House recommends attending?

The Mackinac House recommends attending the Lilac Festival, which is the largest event on the island and includes various activities such as the crowning of the Lilac Queen and Court, horse-drawn carriage tours, the Lilac Festival Grand Parade, and more.

What is the room like in the tower portion of the hotel?

The room in the tower portion of the hotel is spacious, quiet, immaculate, and has a light and airy feel to it.

Are there any games available for families at the hotel?

Yes, there are games available for families to utilize on rainy days in the lobby area of the hotel.

Does The Mackinac House offer gluten-free options for snacks and continental breakfast?

Yes, The Mackinac House offers gluten-free snacks for the daily treat time in the lobby and several gluten-free options for the continental breakfast.

Is The Mackinac House located in a quiet area?

Yes, The Mackinac House is located in an area that is far enough to offer some privacy from the hustle and bustle of downtown Mackinac.

Is The Mackinac House pet-friendly?

No, The Mackinac House is not a pet-friendly hotel.

Is there a fitness center at The Mackinac House?

Unfortunately, we do not have a fitness center on the premises. However, there are plenty of outdoor activities on the island to keep you active during your stay.

Is there a spa at The Mackinac House?

We do not have a spa on the premises, but we can recommend nearby spas for you to visit during your stay.

Is there a pool at The Mackinac House?

We do not have a pool on the premises, but there are several public swimming options available on the island.

Is there an airport shuttle service available?

There is no airport shuttle service available, but we can recommend local taxi services and transportation options for your convenience

What is the cancellation policy at The Mackinac House?

Our cancellation policy varies depending on the type of reservation and time of year. Please check our website or contact us directly for more information.

Does The Mackinac House offer any special packages or deals?

Yes, we often have special packages and deals available on our website. Be sure to check for any current promotions before booking your stay!


If you have any unanswered questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are always here to help and provide any additional information you may need. You can contact us via phone at (906) 847-3911 or the Contact Us page, and we will do our best to assist you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you soon.