The Inn at Stonecliffe is a huge mansion home from the 1930's converted into large NON Air-conditioned guest rooms. With the 95 degree days - it required every window to be opened and all the fans on full to get to sleep. TV is very small, and huge bathroom has "quaint" and old fixtures - which had a bit of a problem either holding or draining water. That said, the place has a real romantic feel to it - actually gorgeous in so many ways - the back porch is right out of Gatsby. Breakfast was varied, good food and fresh, and the service staff exceptional - friendly and professional.
Do note it is right off the runway for the island airport - and there is a fair number of private planes going in and out through the day - but not at night. If you are a pilot this is a real gem of a place to stay.
Being away from town was a real benefit to having a quiet and personal vacation.
We will be back for a fall weekend - but this time we will make our reservations months in advance to try out the new addition - which is air conditioned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Stonecliffe enjoys a storied place in Mackinac Island history. Built in 1904 as a family summer escape by industrialist Michael Cudahy, Stonecliffe has enchanted guests for nearly half a century. Situated high on the west bluff, Inn at Stonecliffe lodging comprises a classic Tudor-style mansion that offers 16 bed and breakfast style guest rooms, and the more modern Summer House Suites, with 31 richly appointed suites decorated in a classic summer cottage style with a light Victorian influence. Overnight visitors to Mackinac Island often observe that the best time to enjoy the island is in the early morning or late evening when the last ferry has carried the daily visitors back to the mainland. At The Inn at Stonecliffe, you’ll enjoy that feeling every moment of your stay. Anywhere you turn, tranquility and relaxation await, from the breathtaking bluff-top views of the Straits of Mackinac and Mackinac Bridge to the Inn’s lush, rolling lawns.Special Services and / or Features: • Breakfast Included• Air Conditioning• Onsite Dining and Cocktail Lounge• Weddings and Events• Kitchenettes• Bike Rentals • Cable Television• Outdoor Heated Pool• Private Baths• Telephones• Complimentary Wireless Internet• Non Smoking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Stonecliffe Hotel Mackinac Island