Getting to Mackinac Island By Car

Traveling North:  US 23 to I-75 North, or I-75 North to Mackinaw City Exits (337, 338 or 339). Follow the signs to the Mackinac Island Ferry Docks.

Traveling South:  Take US 2 East or I-75 South to St. Ignace. Take the State Street exit and follow the signs to the Mackinac Island Ferry Docks.

Getting to Mackinac Island By Air

Commercial airline service is available through Delta Airlines to Pellston Regional Airport, which is 14 miles from Mackinaw City. Shuttle service is available from the Pellston Airport to the Mackinaw City ferry docks by contacting Wolverine Stages (800) 825-1450 or Mackinaw Shuttle (231) 539-7005.

Air charter service to the island is also available should you prefer to fly directly to the island or miss the last ferry. You can arrange a flight to the Island by contacting Great Lakes Air in St. Ignace (906) 643-7165. Taxi service from the Mackinac Island airport to the Inn can be arranged by contracting the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours at (906) 847-3323.

North Country Sky provides service from Midway International in Chicago, IL to Pellston Regional Airport in Pellston, MI.

Mackinac Island Ferry Information

Star Line


Passenger ferry service to Mackinac Island is located in the downtown areas of Mackinaw City in the lower peninsula and St. Ignace in the upper peninsula. There are three ferry lines from which to choose: Arnold Transit Company, Star Line Ferry and Shepler’s Ferry. From May to October all three ferry lines run regular schedules from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. The ride to the island is approximately 20-25 minutes.

When you arrive at the boat docks on the mainland, please instruct the ferry dock attendant to tag your luggage for the Inn at Stonecliffe. Be sure to retain your luggage claim checks. Please ensure your luggage is properly labeled with your name and contact information.

Upon your arrival to the island, a Stonecliffe dock porter will assist you with your luggage and transportation to the Inn at Stonecliffe. Please do not assume your luggage will automatically arrive at the Inn. Before you leave the ferry docks, please ensure your luggage has been properly attended to by a Stonecliffe dock porter. If it is necessary for you to ride a taxi to the Inn, please do not leave the ferry docks without your luggage.

Transportation Options

The Inn at Stonecliffe is located 2 miles from downtown Mackinac Island.

There are no motor vehicles allowed on Mackinac Island. The Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company owns and operates all horse drawn carriage transportation on the island and charges a fee for their service. You may choose to ride a carriage to the Inn, ride a bicycle or walk. If you ride a bicycle or walk to the Inn, please make sure you have made transportation arrangements for your luggage.

The Stonecliffe Area Shuttle is owned and operated by the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company and makes stops at the head of each boat dock on Main Street. The daily shuttle schedule is determined solely by the Carriage Tour Company and may vary from our published schedule. Any changes or cancellations to the area shuttle schedule will be communicated, however, please inquire prior to the day of your arrival for the latest shuttle schedule.

Shuttle Fare

Adult per person (one way) – $3.75 by the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company
Children’s (ages 5-12)  per child (one way) – $7.50 by the Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company


The Mackinac Island Carriage Tour Company provides horse-drawn taxi service 24 hours a day. Reservations can be made by calling the taxi company directly at (906) 847-3323. Taxi rates vary according to destination and point of departure.

Useful Information For Planning Your Visit

Our staff has compiled a list of useful information that we believe you will find useful in planning your trip to the island. Included is information on ferries, hotel shuttle and our house policies. Download a copy of our visitor planning guide here.

Local events could delay your arrival to the Inn. Please check for the schedule of events and plan your arrival accordingly.

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