Where Did the Summer Go? It’s Still Here!

Hi Chippewa followers, It’s hard to believe July is in our rear-view mirror- I mean the one on our bikes. It seems like yesterday we were celebrating a sold-out Opening Weekend in May and we were looking forward to our guests returning for exciting times in June with the Lilac Festival, July 4th weekend, July’s…

Next Stop, Lilac Festival!

Why do you come to Mackinac Island? It’s my home away from home and by far, my favorite place on the planet. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a living ad campaign for all things Mackinac. People come to Mackinac for many reasons and it was recently named one of the top 10 islands in…

What a Great Opening Day Weekend!

We recently celebrated our 113th Opening Weekend with spectacular weather, a very special Craft Beer Weekend, and our 57 rooms being sold-out which was outstanding! Our dedicated team of 125 people worked non-stop, even on opening day to get the Chippewa Hotel and Pink Pony in perfect shape for all of our guests. It all started on Friday…

Our Mackinac Family Close and Far!

Would you commute 1,962 miles one-way to get to work? Would you leave your home for 6 months every year to provide for your family? For many of our employees at the Chippewa and our sister hotel, the Lilac Tree, the big adventure starts every Spring. First, the car ride to the airport, then flying…

Getting Our House in Order

Have you ever gotten your house in order, picked up, cleaned up and fixed up before guests arrive? We know the feeling. At The Chippewa Hotel, and our sister hotel, The Lilac Tree Suites & Spa, there’s a lot going on this winter while we get ready for our guests (like you) to arrive this…

Everyday is a Snow Day on Mackinac

In wintertime, the news is filled with school closings due to snow and cold weather. Kids squeal with delight, “Snow Day! Yayy!” for not having to go to school while parents groan thinking how to adjust their busy schedules and deal with kids at home. Winter on Mackinac Island is different. One way or another, everyday is a…