Though the atmosphere at The Inn at Stonecliffe is one of tranquility and relaxation, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll never run out of things do and attractions to see, both at the Inn and on Mackinac Island.
Without ever leaving the grounds, you can enjoy a swim in the heated outdoor pool, strike up a family bocce ball or croquet tournament on the lawn or just relax with a good book on the Portico. If a bout of wanderlust takes hold, consider an evening stroll around the Inn, or rent a bike and get lost on the island’s trails.
The Inn at Stonecliffe is one of the few places on the island to offer guests the enjoyment of an outdoor heated swimming pool. Perfect for an invigorating swim or a refreshing dip on a warm summer day, our pool opens the first Friday of June (weather permitting) and closes the third Sunday in September.
When you have the urge to explore local attractions, The Inn at Stonecliffe rents a variety of adult-size bicycles by the hour or day. Additionally, many Mackinac Island bicycle shops rent bikes with helmets, maps and everything you need for an island tour to explore the paved trails or car-free streets. Bike the 8.2 miles around the island and stop along the way to see the view from Arch Rock, British Landing Nature Center and Devil’s Kitchen. Pedal to Fort Mackinac, a more than 200-year-old National Historic Site built by the British or tour the Mackinac Island Butterfly House, a large indoor tropical garden filled with butterflies from all over the world.
Our guest service agents are always ready to help you plan an unforgettable day by offering a diverse range of services, including:
– Recommendations and information on all local attractions
– Booking golf tee times or Dinner reservations
– Scheduling taxi transportation
– Booking cruises and fishing excursions, horseback riding tours, horse drawn carriage tours, and historical tours
A key ingredient to the magic of Mackinac Island is that there are no cars anywhere on the island. Life moves at a leisurely pace, and walking and biking are the most popular ways to get around. However you choose to experience the area’s many colorful attractions, you’ll enjoy a memorable vacation on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
May 21 – 22: Zoo-De-Mack Bike Bash
June 3-12: Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
June 4: Lilac Festival 10k Run/Walk
Every Thursday in July: Music in the Park
July 3: Pink Pony Fourth of July Sailboat Race
July 4: Mackinac Island’s Star Spangled Fourth
July 16-18: Bell’s Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race
July 23-25: Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac
July 27: Round the Island Race
August 13: Mission Point Mac to Mac Regatta
September 3: Horn’s Bar Labor Day Regatta
September 10: Eight Mile Run & Walk
October 21-23: Mackinac Halloween Weekend
October 22: Great Turtle Half Marathon
All films start at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for the Arts building located in the former Mission Point Theater. Admission is $8 per person. Please visit www.mackinacartscouncil.org for the most recent and updated schedule.
Great Turtle Kayak Tours: www.mackinackayak.com
Experience professional guided tours & rentals abord your choice of single kayak, tandem kayak, or stand up paddleboard.
Wings Of Mackinac: www.wingsofmackinac.com
Enjoy visiting hundreds of butterflies in a lush conservatory with a gift shop and daily crafts available
Fort Mackinac: www.mackinacparks.com
Visit the oldest building in Michigan and 13 other historical structures inside Fort Mackinac. Walk through military exhibits, experience live demonstrations and see living history.
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours: www.mict.com
Experience the island’s interior while learning the history and stories that make Mackinac so special.
Cindy’s Riding Stables: www.cindysridingstable.com
Tour the islands over 83 miles of roads and trails on horseback. Guided tours and detailed maps are available.