Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mackinac Island Sunsets

Check out these pictures of Mackinac Island sunsets. These were taken from the boardwalk over the last several evenings. Who would want to miss this light show?
A freighter pass under the Mackinaw Bridge as the sunsets.
Windemere point and Round Island Lighthouse.

The shore line facing St Ignace.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where as the summer gone!!!!

Katherine flips over the Cottage Inn. She is one of our yoga instructors form Grand Rapids who visited us to attend the wedding of a friend on the island. She refreshed our memories of a prefect head stand technique. Thanks Katherine we miss our yoga class at Expressions of Grace in Grand Rapids.

Joe's mom dresses him up for the 4th of July. Thanks to Auntie Keary for the head dress.

Joe takes a fancy to one of the other dogs in the show. He really likes blondes.

Joe Cocker and Marge participated in the Dog and Pony show. Joe was the only dog who preformed for the judges but the dogs with costumes won prizes.

Summer sun rise taken by Rich as he walks the dog in the morning. I am still waking up at this time of day!

This is Father Marquette in the fog! I guess that's how I feel about where the summer went. The weather this summer has been fantastic and the forecast is looking great for the coming weeks.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Weekend Special

The Cottage Inn on Mackinac Island will be offering the following special this weekend only. Buy Saturday night June 5th at regular price get Sunday June 6th free. Only 4 rooms available at this time. No other special applies and this offer is for new reservations only. (906) 847-4000. The Lilacs are in full bloom right now!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spring special abound at the Cotttage Inn

May 16th thru May 20th Deluxe Queen Rooms are $75. per night plus tax.
May 21st Deluxe Queen Rooms are $120. per night plus tax
May 23rd, 24th and 25th, 31st and June 1st Deluxe Queen Rooms are $95. per night plus tax
June 5th thru the 10th Deluxe Queens are $125. per night plus tax
Don't delay. These rooms will fill fast at these special prices.
To reserve call us at 906 847-4000

Wedding at the Cottage Inn

Nikki and Andrew on the balcony of the Cottage Inn.

Balcony photo taken from the street looking up at the Cottage Inn

May 1st was the Wedding Day of Nikki and Andrew at the Cottage Inn on the front porch. The wedding was officiated by innkeeper Rich Lind. After the ceremony the couple took a private carriage ride around the island for photos. Later in the afternoon the couple returned to the inn to enjoy a very special Irish cream and chocolate cake prepared by the bride.

Spring has sprung at the Cottage Inn Mackinac Island

This is a photo of the bike rack in front of the Cottage Inn on our opening weekend April23-24th. The weather was more than perfect for the guest who were here for the Geo cache event. Caches were placed all over the island for people to find. There are approximately 108 caches planted at various site. Most are accesable by bicycle but some hiking is needed to reach others. Some guest have already re booked their rooms for next years event.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

May is a GREAT time to visit the Island

Here is a view of arch rock during the spring. Today it's 56 degrees on the island and we are preparing the Cottage Inn for a Spectacular Spring Special.

Deluxe Queen rooms will be offered for $75.00 dollars a night plus tax. This special is for a 2 night minimum stay. The following date apply April 23 and 24th, May 2nd through May 13th, May 16th through May 20th.

To make your reservation for these date or any time this summer call us at (906) 847-4000.

The temperature seems to be warming early this spring so we are looking forward to bright sunny days.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Cottage Inn Is Ready For Spring

On April 23th,24th and 25th the Cottage Inn will be open offering a
Early Spring Special.

Our deluxe Queen Rooms will be available for $75.00 per night plus tax. We still have 3 of these rooms left for that weekend, these rooms accommodate two people. Included is a limited breakfast and tea and treats at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. If you have always wanted to see the Mackinac Island wake-up from it's winter slumber this is a great opportunity.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Early Spring Special at the Cottage Inn

Rich, Joe the Cocker and I are eagerly awaiting our early spring opening. We are beginning our spring season with a special weekend on April 23rd, 24th and 25th. Our Deluxe Queen rooms will be offered at $75.00 a night with a light breakfast served in the morning. This is a prefect time to explore the island and perhaps experience letterboxing. You may be able to catch the summer horse teams return to the island after their winter break or see the island in preparation for the summer season. To take advantage of this special 1st time offered call us to reserve at (906) 847-4000

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Meet Blaze a Mackinac Island pony

During the winter festival last weekend on the island, Leanne and Jill stopped in front of the Cottage Inn on Market St. for this photo op. This is a great way to spend a winter day on Mackinac.

A few days later I went down to the Mission area of Mackinac Island to see Blaze in his winter coral. He spends his days with his pony friend enjoying winter on Mackinac. He comes right to the fence when you call his name, I'm sure he was looking for a treat but I didn't have permission to feed him.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Let it snow....

This is a picture of Father Marquette this morning as it snowed. We are excited to report that we have 2 or more inches of fresh snow for this weekends cross country skiing post card rally.

Someone has already been out to test the new snow even before it has been groomed for skiing.We are looking down South Bike Trail heading toward Arch Rock. There was a great base of snow when I last went skiing a few days ago so this fresh layer should make for great skiing. I'm sure the groomers will be out soon to prepare the trails.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Work horses visit the Cottage Inn

John and Jack working horses on Mackinac Island stopped in front of the Cottage Inn. This is their first winter working as a team and their driver said they are doing quite well. They are wearing special shoes for winter work on the Island. Today John and Jack were working as sanitation transportation engineers.
Just a reminder, we have 1 room left for our special Valentines Day weekend. Enjoy 3 nights at the Cottage Inn for the price of 2, also fudge and champagne in your room upon arrival.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine Special at the Cottage Inn

Valentine Weekend Special

Only 2 rooms left!

Treat your sweetheart to 2 night stay at the Cottage Inn and receive the 3rd night free. We will also place a fudge box and champagne in your room upon arrival.

Rates as low as $95. a night.

New reservations only.

Call (906) 847-4000 to reserve

Winter smiles on Mackinac

Nature created this smiley face on this rock near the governor's summer residences on Mackinac Island