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 the Chippewa for their first time. As the saying goes, “you never forget your first time” and from the rave reviews we’ve heard, we’d love to see you again this Fall or next season.
Many people love Mackinac summers. And many people love this time of year when we transition from a blazing summer to the magic of Fall. Life is full of transitions and we’ve witnessed that first hand as many on our team have returned to college after a long summer with us on Mackinac. It’s like saying good-bye to family and many of them will return next Spring where it will be like a family reunion. Horses are one of the main sources of transportation for work and pleasure – another transition is this time of year when many of the horses leave the Island to get a well-deserved rest until next Spring.
Summer slowly fades away in our hearts and minds but at the Chippewa Hotel, a morning sunrise in Autumn takes your breath away . With spectacular views on Lake Huron, and record warm temperatures, you’ll witness the sun sparkling on the water as you sit out on your balcony while drinking in the peace and quiet with your morning coffee or tea. For Mackinac lovers, Autumn is one of the best times of year with it’s quiet serenity, and slower pace.
Many of you might be able to identify with this like I do. You’ve raised your families, and now your kids are grown and out of school. You’ve worked very hard giving to everyone your entire life to make sure they had what they needed above and beyond. But isn’t in time you give something to yourself? Like a magical Fall Getaway for you and that someone special in your life. You deserve it. Plus, you’ll be able to take advantage of our great weather and Special Fall Rates. If your children are still in school, come back for a Fall weekend get-away. Your family will thank you for it!
Autumn unfolds in magical ways on Mackinac Island. Take in the beauty as you stroll down Main Street and take advantage of the End of Season sales in the shops. Enjoy a peaceful 8-mile bike ride around the Island or go off the beaten path by foot, bike or horse to the inner Island and enjoy the Color Tour first hand with our many roads and trails that allow you to truly feel the inner beauty of Mackinac in ways you can’t imagine.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, visit a Chippewa exclusive, our famous Pink Pony, recently namedMost Iconic Bar in Michigan by Thrillist. Feast your eyes and your palette by beginning with your favorite wine, beer or Pink Pony special, accented with a mouth-watering breakfast, lunch or dinner, specially prepared just for you by our own Pink Pony chefs.
It’s time to give back to yourself and visit us on Mackinac this Fall. It’s time to Fall Back in Time and Fall in love again with the magic of Mackinac at your home away from home. Call us at (906)-847-3341 or (800)-241-3341 and take advantage of our Special Fall Rates. We have a room with your name on it. See you soon!
George Piliouras for The Chippewa Hotel