The Grand Experience on Mackinac Island

September 22-25th, 2024

Registration starts January 22, 2024

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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 over 21 are also welcome.

2024 Grand Experience Fees (Please note there is a $50 City of Midland resident discount fee per person.)

Room Type City Resident Rate Non-Resident Rate
Single Room $1,310 $1,360
Double Room $1,010/person $1,060/person
Triple Room $1,010/person $1,060/person

Your trip includes:

  • Accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel for 3 nights (this includes baggage handling, taxes and gratuities)
  • Full breakfast each morning
  • Four-course dinner each evening
  • 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: (subject to change)

  • Evening entertainment and movies
  • Fudge bingo
  • 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 golf, bicycle rental, fudge and more!
  • Tea and cookies each afternoon
  • Writing and photography contests
  • Special lunch prices at Grand Hotel properties
  • Champagne reception
  • Reduced golf rates
  • Wine tasting, kitchen tour, beading workshop and ballroom dancing classes (involves additional fees).

Mackinac Island Documents

Estimated Cost Comparison

Based on Double Occupancy Cost of Trip Priced on Your Own Cost of Grand Experience
Hotel Room for 2, (Category 2-mid-tier), Meals, Resort Fees, Taxes and Baggage Fees (3-nights) $5,587 Est. Included
Gas Costs (62.5/mi) x 400 mi. round trip to Mackinac City (plus vehicle wear and tear) $250 Included
Parking Fees $160 Included (If traveling with bus)
Ferry Ride (2 ppl) $56 Included
Carriage Ride for 2 $68 Included
Tips and Gratuities $40 Included
Activities throughout the hotel Not Available Included
Total $6,161/2 ppl See Rate

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Contact Us

  1. Parks and Recreation Office

    Email Parks and Recreation

    Phone: 989-837-6930 / Weather Hotline 989-399-0506

    Municipal Service Center, 4811 N. Saginaw Rd., Midland, MI 48640

    Map

    Hours

    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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