If there is a distinction, I would describe this property as an Inn rather than a Bed & Breakfast. We have stayed at numerous B&Bs, most having antiques throughout the home, large common sitting areas and one large dining room table where breakfast is served at an appointed time.
The Cottage Inn has a light, airy, island feel to it. Upon our arrival the Innkeepers, Rich and Marge, were as helpful and gracious as can be. Rich showed us to our room and explained the heating and air conditioning systems. They were both quite so informative when asked about things to do on the island.
An advantage over a B&B was that breakfast was available for two hours, and coffee was available at all times! The variety and quality of the breakfast items was terrific.
Another nice touch was the DVDs provided in the lobby. We had not had a chance to see Somewhere in Time prior to our arrival. Watching that made our visit to The Grand Hotel the next day that much more special.
We would highly recommend The Cottage Inn, and we hope to be back there again one day soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island is a beautiful inn built with Victorian style and charm. The Cottage Inn was built in 2001 and we are proud to be the most modern B&B on Mackinac Island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cottage Inn Of Mackinac Island Hotel Mackinac Island