Loved the location of this B&B - three blocks from downtown. Most relaxing aspect are the sounds of the horse carriages going up and down the street. Loved the porches, but our favorite was the screened in porch on the second level. Peaceful and relaxing. My only criticism (and one I've read in reviews before and heard first-hand from other guests there) is that although the baked items for breakfast were wonderful, there are two many sweet items to choose from. Maybe an egg casserole or scrambled eggs would have been nice. In multiple days of staying there, every day there were no meats served (bacon, ham, sausage) and the only eggs were hard boiled in a bowl each day. Since this is something that other people reviewing the inn have commented on and guests were speaking about at the breakfast table each day, they perhaps should think about changing up the menu some. I do want to say, though, that the baked items showed our host's talents in that area and were very good, just lacking a little more of selections on the savory side each day. I would, however, recommend this place and would go back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Haan's 1830 Inn is your Mackinac Island bed and breakfast home. The stately Greek Revival house--built on the foundations of an American Revolution era trader cabin--served as the private residence of Colonel Preston, a Fort Mackinac officer and first mayor of the island. The Inn has been completely restored and now operates as a Mackinac Island B&B to share the grace of history, the warmth of family, and the wonders of Mackinac Island weather. The guestrooms are freshly decorated and furnished with period antiques and quality mattresses. Your host, Nick Haan, invites you to be at home, relax on the wicker-furnished porches, and listen to the cadence of horses as carriage tours pass by on Huron Street. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Haan`s 1830 Hotel Mackinac Island