Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet and Self-Guided Tour
Spend a few hours basking in the luxury and grandeur of the beautiful and historic Grand Hotel while experiencing the beauty of Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan and enjoy the legendary Grand Luncheon Buffet, a decadent buffet worthy of true royalty and one of the main highlights of the Grand Hotel experience!
Many people love to stay at this amazing hotel, but for some, the experience of just visiting the grounds is enough of a delight. With this beautiful self-guided tour and lunch buffet you will be able to relish in a wonderful visit to this historic area.
Enjoy the charm of Mackinac Island, where bikes and horse-drawn carriages are the favored modes of transportation and where sweethearts and honeymooners can enjoy the vast lake and colorful flowers. Sit back and relax in a rocking chair and enjoy the views of the Straits of Mackinac on the World's Longest Front Porch.
About the Grand Hotel
The historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan was built in 1887 with the advertising of the world's largest porch and opened with rates ranging from $3 to $5 a night. The Grand Hotel has had many well-known visitors such as Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and 5 U.S. Presidents including Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. The hotel was designated a State Historic Building in 1957, a National Register of Historic Places in 72, and a National Historic Landmark in 89. It is also a favorite Hollywood filming location, as Somewhere in Time and This Time for Keeps was filmed on the property. The front porch that the hotel is known for ranges over 600 feet that overlooks a beautiful Tea Garden and Swimming Pool. The hotel utilizes a horse-drawn carriage for a more classic style look due to the island not allowing motor vehicles. The Grand Hotel features tons of great activities including an Ice Cream Parlor, shops, golf course, salon and spa, tennis, live music, lawn games, and so much more.
Here, you can view the sights and sounds of this sprawling landscape at your own pace during visiting hours, so feel free to take your time and stroll at your leisure for an absolutely beautiful experience on Mackinac Island!
- Is the Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet and Self-Guided Tour handicap accessible?
- What is included in the admission price?
Includes admission to the grounds of the Grand Hotel and a lunch buffet.
- Approximately how long does the Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet and Self-Guided Tour last?
Most guests spend 3-4 hours touring the hotel.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Appropriate for all ages.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- What sights will actually be visited while on the Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet and Self-Guided Tour?
View the beautiful grounds of the Grand Hotel as well as many shops, restaurants, and golf to enjoy.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet and Self-Guided Tour?
Both photography and video cameras are permitted.