Sunday, November 16, 2008
My Town Monday: Mackinac Island-The Grand Hotel
Juri Nummelin reading.
My Town Monday: Mackinac Island, Michigan
The Grand Hotel is as grand as it promises and you can get to it by taking a lovely boat ride from the northern tip of the lower peninsula in Michigan (Mackinaw City). I guess you can fly in too.
I touched on the Grand Hotel last week and the site with all the information is here.
The Grand Hotel is on an island where cars are forbidden and have been almost since the beginning, which was in 1887. It's a luxury hotel with the most sumptuous, if rather traditional, meals you could dream of. The porch is the longest in the world.
The film Somewhere in Time was filmed there (based on the Richard Matheson novel and starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, 1980).
Mark Twain gave lectures here in 1895.
The entire island is a treat with buggy and bike rides, stunning vistas, fudge galore, charming restaurants. If you want a pleasant getaway, this is it. The Grand Hotel is not the only place to stay so you don't have to be wealthy to take a trip to Mackinaw Island.
Check out Travis' other My Town Monday posters.