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…

2015 Top 10 List

As the Holiday season builds in momentum with all of the excitement, opening gifts (hopefully some from Mackinac), and family gatherings, we all reflect on this past year and wonder “where did the time go?” As the end of 2014 comes to a climax with the New Year’s countdown at midnight, “10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4,…

What Goes on Behind Closed Doors?

In our last blog, the topic was “How do YOU say good-bye?” In true Chippewa spirit, we thought we’d say, “How do WE say good-bye?” Or better yet, what goes on behind closed doors? When our doors close for the season, there’s a new kind of hustle and bustle that starts with an employee party at our very…

How Do You Say Goodbye?

As our season came to a close, we said our good-byes to all of you and you did in return. It’s been a great year and we enjoyed seeing all of you. Now that you’re back home, your Mackinac memories fade away as your everyday routine takes hold. How do you say good-bye to a Fall sunrise…