The Most Wonderful Time of Year!

On Mackinac, we just celebrated our annual Christmas Bazaar and now Main Street is illuminated at night with a Christmas tree on Main Street. People are getting ready to celebrate Christmas and the Holidays with festive gatherings, family meals, lots of presents and being grateful for all that they have. Over the years, I received…

It’s a Great Time to be Thankful

Family is a big part of who we are at The Chippewa Hotel and that came to light in a big way on October 20th at the Pink Pony. We honored Tim “Doc” Dockery, our dear friend and Mackinac Island business owner of over 30 years, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It was…

Fall Back in Time on Mackinac Island

This has been an amazing summer on Mackinac Island. From our opening weekend in May, all the way through Labor Day, we’ve loved having a full house with many of our guests returning and it was great to see everyone’s smiling faces. We also loved it as we welcomed the countless new guests arriving to…

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…