Activities and Amenities
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.
2014 Pool Update: Our pool is scheduled to close on Monday, September 29th.
Complimentary lawn games are available from our front desk for guests to use during their stay. From bocce ball to croquet sets, our beautiful back lawn awaits.
When you have the urge to explore local attractions, The Inn at Stonecliffe rents a variety of adult-size bikes by the hour or day. Additionally, many Mackinac Island bike shops rent bikes with helmets, maps and everything you need to explore the Island’s paved trails or car-free streets. Bike the 8.2 miles around the island and stop along the way to see 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.
Tours & Guest Services
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, or 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.
2014 MACKINAC ISLAND EVENTS
June 6-15: Mackinac Island Lilac Festival
June 7: Lilac Festival 10k Run/Walk
Every Thursday in July: Music in the Park
July 4: Mackinac Island's Star Spangled Fourth
July 5: Mackinac Island 4th of July Race
July 12-15: Bell's Beer Bayview to Mackinac Race
July 16: Round the Island Race
July 17-19: MacMan: Mackinac to Manitoulin Race
July 19-22: Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac
August 2-4: War of 1812 Commemorative Reenactment
August 8-10: Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse
August 15-16: National Hickory Stick Tournament
August 22-23: Mackinac Island Fudge Festival
August 29- September 1: Grand Hotel's Labor Day Jazz Weekend
August 30: Horn's Bar Labor Day Regatta
September 6: Mackinac Island September Eight Mile Run/Walk
October 4: Mackinac Island Bridal Show at Mission Point Resort
October 6-19: Spartan Store Days on Mackinac Island
October 10-12: Ballroom Dancing Weekend at Grand Hotel
2014 MACKINAC ARTS COUNCIL FILM SERIES
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.
June 6 & 9: Man of Steel
June 13 & 16: Hunger Games: Catching Fire
June 20 & 23: Frozen
June 27 & 30: Somewhere in Time
July 7: Monsters University
July 11 & 14: Captain Phillips
July 18 & 21: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
July 25 & 28: American Hustle
August 4: Gravity
August 11: Despicable Me 2
August 18: Her
August 25: The Monuments Men
September 1: Lee Daniels' The Butler
September 8: Saving Mr. Banks
September 15: Now You See Me
September 22: The Dark Night Rises
September 29: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
October 6: Silver Linings Playbook
October 13: Skyfall 007
Great Turtle Kayak Tours - Offers an unprecedented experience of Lake Huron with their daily guided paddling tours. Choose from single and tandem kayaks, and standup paddleboards anytime from sunrise to sunset. Reservations encourages through website.