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 (MRPA).
The Mackinac Island “Grand Experience” is for individuals 50 years or older; spouses, sons, daughters and caregivers under 50 are also welcome.
For more information on this once-in-a-lifetime bus trip, including pricing information, please see the 2015 Grand Experience Brochure under Grand Experience Documents, to the right of this page.
Your stay includes:
Accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel for 3 nights (this includes baggage handling, taxes and gratuities)
Evening entertainment and movies
Five course dinner each evening
Full breakfast each morning
Games and activities
Grand Hotel Kitchen Tour
History lecture with Grand Hotel Historian
Horse drawn carriage tour (tip not included)
Nightly dancing with the Grand Hotel Orchestra
Planned tournaments (bocce, golf-putting and chipping)
Round trip ferry boat service
Round trip horse drawn taxi to and from Grand Hotel from the ferry docks
Round trip motor coach transportation from Midland to Mackinaw City
Special lunch prices at Grand Hotel's Grand Luncheon Buffet and Carleton's Tea Shop
Special prices on bicycle rental, golf, and of course, fudge!