Great Location

The Mackinac House is a historic and romantic bed and breakfast nestled just off the main street of Mackinac Island, offering some privacy from the hustle and bustle of the busy street. The Mackinac House is located near exciting activities like dining (favorites include the famous Pink Pony or Island Slice Pizzeria for late-night pizza cravings), ferry docks, historic locations like Fort Mackinac, bike rentals, and other shopping, allowing for a well-rounded and memorable trip to Mackinac Island. Interested in learning more fun facts about the island? Check out 5 Things You Might Not Know About Mackinac Island!


★★★★★ Fay B. 


"The Mackinac House was exactly as described & then some. Our party of 3 couldn't have have been more pleased with everything about this beautiful boutique hotel. Would highly recommend staying here. Location was a very short walk from ferry which was great."


★★★★★ Barb R. 


"Hotel was beautiful and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. The location was just perfect. It was quiet, yet close to everything. I would definitely stay there again!"


★★★★★ Erin R. 


"...The location is splendid - a quick walk to all the bustle of main street's shops and restaurants - but when at Mackinac House, you also get to enjoy some quiet reading and people-watching from their spacious lawn and many comfortable seating options."


Where is Mackinac Island?

Mackinac Island is a small island located in northern Michigan. It is in Lake Huron, East of the Straits of Mackinac. Mackinac Island is reached by ferry or plane, either from St. Ignace in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, or Mackinac City, in the Lower Peninsula.  

Getting Around

The most common methods of transportation on the Island are walking, biking, and horse-drawn carriage.

The front desk can call a horse-drawn taxi to pick you up, or you may call them from anywhere on the island. The taxis run 24 hours per day during the summer season. You cannot hail a taxi on the island; rather, you must call and request one. Taxi drivers only take cash.

To call for a taxi, you may call (906) 847-3323. You may also call for a taxi to bring you back to the Mackinac Island ferry dock. For more information, visit Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.

If you’d like to rent a bike while you’re on the island, there are plenty of options. On Main St, Mackinac Island Bike Shop and Mackinac Wheels are popular options. You can typically rent a bike by the hour, for a half day, a full day, overnight, or for a 24 hour period.

Dining Close By

When you're deciding on a place to stay on Mackinac Island, consider the food choices close by. There are a plethora of restaurants along main street that are a short walk from The Mackinac House. Dining options within a quarter mile of The Mackinac House include Good Day Café, Island Slice Pizzeria, Millie’s on Main, Pink Pony, Yankee Rebel Tavern, and plenty more! And don’t forget to bring home some famous Mackinac Island fudge—we love the original Murdick’s Fudge!

Activities Close By

Shopping, dining, hiking, and sightseeing are all available close by to our Mackinac Island hotel! For information on activities for every season, click here.  

Some must-see shops include Little Luxuries, The Artists Market of Mackinac Island, and Canvas & Paddle. Arch Rock and Fort Mackinac are other classic Mackinac Island sights to see that are a close trip from the hotel.


Mackinac Island map showing location of The Mackinac House