Experience the beauty of Mackinac Island in the winter
We offer a variety of winter accommodations! We have Pontiac Lodge and Suites in the Downtown area.
Pontiac Lodge is located downtown next to the Cawthorne's Village Inn Restaurant. You can relax in your Jacuzzi after a day of cross country skiing. The Pontiac Lodge features 10 adequate rooms and suites. Our rooms offer full kitchens, Cable TV, phone/internet, Jacuzzi's and living room areas.
VI Suites are located above the Cawthorne's Village Inn Restaurant. These suites are perfect for family and friends. These comfortable suites offer full kitchens, living rooms with cable TV, phone/internet and private bedrooms.
Harbor Place Studio Suites are located next to the Sheplers Ferry Docks on Main Street. These suites are comfortable and convenient. Each studio suite sleeps up to four people with a queen size bed, a couch that converts to a queen size bed, a complete kitchen area (stocked with utensils), washer and dryer, color TV and full bath.
Ski and Snowshoe rentals available!
PONTIAC LODGE & VILLAGE INN SUITES
Mackinac Island Winter Events & Businesses
December 5 - 7, 2014 Mackinac Island Christmas Bazaar
December 31, 2014 New Year’s Eve
Join us for some great parties and outdoor splendor as everyone rings in the New Year. There are great meals, great music and no one has to worry about driving.
January 1, 2015 Baby New Year
Father Time hands the year off to Baby New Year on January 1st and we celebrate on Mackinac Island with football parties at the downtown pubs.
January 16-18-, 2015 Martin Luther king Weekend
After King’s death, United States Representative John Conyers and United States Senator Edward Brooke introduced a bill in Congress to make King’s birthday a national holiday. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill and made his birthday a National Holiday. Take a peaceful weekend on the Island & reflect on his life as we all pay tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
February 6-7, 2015 Mackinac Island Winter Festival
Join us at Great Turtle Park with a bonfire cook out, sledding, snow golf, archery, snow volleyball, broom hockey and help select the images at the school for the 2014 Mackinac Island Calendar.
February 14, 2015 Great Turtle Chili Cook Off
Hit the cross-country ski trails surrounded by snow falling on cedars then make your way to the event of the winter. The annual chili cook off takes place at Cawthorne’s Village Inn Restaurant, where chefs and average Joe’s duke it out for the first, second and third place honors.
February 13-16, 2015 Washington’s Birthday Bash
President’s Day Weekend is a great time to hit the snowy trails for this extended weekend across America.
March 13-15, 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
Snow, Fog, Ice, Water…makes for a typical March on Mackinac Island. Revelers are invited to play Snow Volleyball and the Annual Jamie Bynoe Street Hockey Tournament downtown. Oh…and there will be plenty of Irish Cheer!
Arnold Line Ferry (906) 847-3351
(from St. Ignace only until the Ice freezes in January)
Doud’s Market (906) 847-3444
Great Lakes Air (906) 643-7165
Mackinac Island Bible Church (906) 847-0217
Mackinac Island Medical Center (906) 847-3582
Mackinac Island Taxi Service (906) 847-3323
All reservations for evening must be made by 3pm daily.
Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau (906) 847-3783
Mustang Lounge (906) 847-9916
St. Anne’s Catholic Church (906) 847-3507
Trinity Episcopal Church (906) 847-3798
Cawthorne's Village Inn (906) 847-3542
Arnold Ferry Line: 800-542-8528 www.arnoldline.com. The only boat line servicing Mackinac Island in the off season. Generally operates until the first week in January depending on weather. Dock location is in St. Ignace, MI.
Great lakes Air: 906-643-7165 www.greatlakesair.net, The airport services the Island everyday throughout the season. (Weather permitting) The airport is located in St. Ignace, MI.
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours and Taxi: 906-847-3323 www.mict.com, The horse drawn taxi has daytime hours and does accept reservations for the evening when reserved ahead of time.