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Island House Hotel

Island House Hotel in Mackinac IslandIsland House Hotel in Mackinac Island

Overview

Guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island enjoy escaping to a simpler time. Often dubbed America’s “all-natural theme park," Mackinac Island has escaped many of the trappings of the last century. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time. Motor traffic is prohibited on the island, so walking, biking, and horse and buggy are the preferred modes of transportation.

Victorian architecture abounds and historic Fort Mackinac, built by the British in 1780, is a popular attraction. The island has a long and storied history, beginning with the Native Americans who populated the Straits region and maintained the land as a sacred burial ground. They likened its distinctive shape to that of a turtle’s back and christened it Michilimackinac – “Land of the Great Turtle.”

Mackinac Island abundant natural resources made it an important post in the lucrative fur trade and a hub of fishing activity. In the 19th century, tourism became the island’s main industry and today, new generations discover the charms of this quaint resort community. The Island House Hotel has the distinction of being the only hotel located within the boundaries of the pristine Mackinac Island State Park.

The Island House was purchased by Captain Henry Van Allen, who moved the hotel approximately 300 feet offshore to its present location.

Originally Opened: 1852

Contact Information:
Street Address:
P.O. Box 1410
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Historic Hotels of America toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946

Industry & Upheaval, 1849 ~ 1859

Guests at the historic Island House Hotel on Mackinac Island enjoy escaping to a simpler time. Often dubbed America’s “all-natural theme park," Mackinac Island has escaped many of the trappings of the last century. Disembarking on the island is truly like stepping back in time.

Learn more about the History of Island House Hotel.


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