The Grand Experience on Mackinac Island

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Trip 1: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28-FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021 - FULL

Trip 2: MONDAY, OCTOBER 25-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021

Trip 2 Note: We are a go! We have experienced unprecedented demand for the September 28-October 1 mParks Grand Experience and are excited to offer a second trip to the Island. If you are interested in this trip you can register now. Please remember that a deposit is required to register and there are no refunds.

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A Grand Experience

The Mackinac Island “Grand Experience” is a unique opportunity to stay at one of the finest and most historic hotel properties in America. Step back in time and experience a way of life that has all but disappeared. The Midland Parks and Recreation Department is able to offer you this wonderful opportunity through their affiliation with the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks). The Mackinac Island “Grand Experience” is for individuals 50 years or older; spouses, sons, daughters and caregivers under 50 are also welcome.

2021 Grand Experience Fees

Room Type Cost
Single Room $1210
Double Room $900/person
Triple Room $900/person

Your trip includes:

  • Accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel for 3 nights (this includes baggage handling, taxes and gratuities)
  • Multi course dinner each evening
  • Free admission into Fort Mackinac immediately following the carriage tour
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • Horse drawn carriage tour (tip included)
  • Round trip ferry boat service (tip included)
  • Round trip horse drawn taxi to and from Grand Hotel from the ferry docks
  • Round trip motor coach transportation from Midland to Mackinaw City (tip included)
 

While at the Hotel, enjoy the following activities:

  • Evening entertainment and movies
  • Fudge bingo
  • Grand Hotel kitchen tour (extra fee required)
  • History lecture with Grand Hotel Historian
  • Night dancing with the Grand Hotel Orchestra
  • Nightly demitasse
  • Planned tournaments; bocce and golf putting and chipping
  • Self-guided walks
  • Special prices on bicycle rental, fudge and more!
  • Tea and cookies each afternoon
  • Writing and photography contests
  • Special lunch prices at Grand Hotel properties
  • Champagne reception
  • Free Golf on the Jewel (mandatory $25 cart fee)

Cost Comparison

Based on Double Occupancy Cost of Trip Priced on Your Own Cost of Grand Experience
Hotel Room (Category 2-mid-tier) and Meals (Breakfasts & Dinners) $2,735 Included
Gas Costs (.56/mi) x 400 mi. round trip to Mackinac City (plus vehicle wear and tear) $224 Included
Ferry Ride (2 ppl) $54 Included
Carriage Ride for 2 $61 Included
Fort Admission for 2 $27 Included
Golf at the Jewel for 2 $200+ Included
Activities throughout the hotel Not Available Included
  $3,301 $1,800

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Contact Us

  1. Marcie Post, Recreation Manager


    Email Marcie Post

    Municipal Service Center
    4811 N Saginaw Road
    Midland, MI 48640
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    Phone: 989-837-6930
    Phone: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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