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Mackinac Island House Hotel

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 December 2016 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

In the century-and-a-half since Charles O′Malley built his beach resort, more than one million visitors have experienced its pleasures. The Island House Hotel was purchased by Captain Henry Van Allen, a Great Lakes skipper who moved the property approximately 300 feet offshore to its present location.

By the 1880s, Mackinac Island was known as America's most popular summer destination and The Island House was hailed as the island's best family hotel. The Allen family owned, operated and expanded the landmark hotel until it was vacated in 1938. Aside from a brief period when it served as home to the Moral Rearmament Movement, the hotel stood vacant until 1949 when investors known as The Island House Incorporated hoped to restore the property's former glory. Despite repeated attempts, the hotel did not thrive until it was acquired by a prominent local family more than 20 years later.

After a painstaking restoration, Island House Hotel reopened in 1972 and has since undergone major improvements and enhancements that have returned the hotel to its rightful place as Mackinac Island′s family hotel.

Photo captured October 3, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 160 18 mm

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Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Un hotel bien accueillant

1 Dec 2016 5:37am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

It looks like palace.:-)

1 Dec 2016 7:45am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

It seems to be an excellent hotel.. It's an excellent photo.
A place keep in mint.

1 Dec 2016 7:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This makes a very uplifting image for some reason . . love that clean light.

1 Dec 2016 8:07am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un hotel bien entouré de fleurs et un superbe ciel bleu!

1 Dec 2016 9:00am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous !

1 Dec 2016 9:51am

Devi from Chennai, India

beautiful...how stylish and elegant it looks !

1 Dec 2016 10:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

From the look of it we have moved next door here. I hope they make for quiet neighbours :) Another nice architectural shot

1 Dec 2016 11:00am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe endroit !

1 Dec 2016 12:04pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A crisp photographic testament to stately architecture and history. You are always a superb tour guid!

1 Dec 2016 12:55pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle bâtisse et maison quel bel éclairage superbe vue.

1 Dec 2016 1:08pm

jean pierre a from France

sympa cet hotel!! amitiés

1 Dec 2016 1:19pm

Frances from Boston, United States

Beautiful image with gorgeous colors and framing.

1 Dec 2016 2:16pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the flowers at the base of the picture of the hotel. A fine looking building.

1 Dec 2016 4:11pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle ensemble..... )

1 Dec 2016 4:22pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo of the Hotel !

1 Dec 2016 5:00pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent capture of this beautiful hotel. Lovely colours and light. :)

1 Dec 2016 6:39pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Splendid composition with such rich colors.

1 Dec 2016 7:02pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

THis point of view is spectacular. Shows off the architecture as well as the lovely clor

1 Dec 2016 7:17pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb capture!! Love colours too.

1 Dec 2016 7:58pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A lovely shot of that gorgeous building.

2 Dec 2016 1:30am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I stayed there two years ago. They gave me a tiny room on the top floor with a sloping ceiling that followed the roof line. I had to bend over to walk around the foot of the bed to go to sleep. But it still had more charm than the typical roadside motel.

2 Dec 2016 2:44am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice colors.

2 Dec 2016 8:42am

willy from Belgium

un endroit accueillant Dteven

have a nice day

2 Dec 2016 11:01am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Dec 2016 2:42pm

Remus from Portugal

Beautiful colors and light. With so many colors, i would say that the photo was taken in the spring and not in october.
The presence of the flag gave a special touch to the photo/composition.

2 Dec 2016 2:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's certainly large and impressive. It's even beautiful in it's own way. I like the expansive porch.

2 Dec 2016 6:13pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

I would also stay here !!
Beautiful building

2 Dec 2016 6:27pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent Shot

2 Dec 2016 8:46pm