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A Personal View of The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island
Part 1 of 3
Friday, October 26, 2007
by Michaeleen O'Sullivan
UPfirst Feature Writer and Photographer

Day View of The Grand Hotel
Mackinac Island
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Photo courtesy of The Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island, Michigan--A personal view of The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in October refreshes the spirit.  It's a gentle time to visit the world-class Grand Hotel island resort for a little pampering, resting, and preparing for the long Upper Michigan winter ahead.

Last weekend I journeyed from Marquette to St. Ignace, where I boarded the Arnold Transit Co. "Cat" for two days of luxury at Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel.

The quick ferry ride from St. Ignace to Mackinac Island
brings views of The Grand Hotel (above right),
Fort Mackinac (below left), and the Arnold Dock (below right).

The Grand Hotel carriage transports guests
to and from the docks and other island locations.
The Woodfill Suite, where I stayed,
extends above, top right.
Every part of The Grand Hotel experience is breathtaking, including...only just the beginning...
the Grand Lobby (above left), and The Tea Room (above right).
Entering the heavenly Woodfill Suite...
Next week stay tuned for a tour of the entire Woodfill Suite and others
--including the Esther Williams suite--
with Grand Hotel Historian and Concierge, Bob Tagatz

A view of The Grand Hotel World-Class Resort at night
Mackinac Island, Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Photo courtesy of The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel features Somewhere in Time theme this weekend (Oct. 26-28).
It's the last weekend of the 2007 season at The Grand Hotel.


Part 2...more personal views of The Grand Hotel!

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