As a family owned hotel for three generations and in the Musser family for 85 years it is an honor to be recognized with this Proclamation this Anniversary season. For six years Grand Hotel has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to help guests find balance in everything good for the mind and body through Live Healthy. Live Grand. We want to help you live the Grand Life while at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island but also when you walk away from your vacation or business trip.
You will find healthy dining options on all of our menus and to help our guests make living the Grand Life a habit after leaving the island, we have created a Live Healthy Live Grand Planner. It includes delicious and healthy recipes created by Chef Hans; fun and relaxing stress management and mindful suggestions; a daily food log; and interesting facts about Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island.
Please take yours home when you leave! What better way to start healthy habits than to make good habits when you are young. There are so many fun activities at Grand Hotel and around Mackinac that we want to help our youngest guests get out and explore. If you have a child 11 years or younger visiting this season make sure to pick up the activity card at check-in from the reservations staff. Make sure to get a snow cone while you are there.
With over 70 miles of paved and unpaved trails you will find new things around every corner. The perimeter of the island is 8. Rent bikes from Grand Hotel at the tennis hut. Hop on a bike and you can check off 2 activities!
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Go explore the Vita Course behind the Pool house. Find your partner and head towards the East end of the Front Porch. Follow us on Facebook , Pinterest , Instagram , and Twitter. Art in the Laboratory: Working with Living Materials. A program that brings prominent international artists to campus, where they conduct research in connection with departments of their choice, and produce work by taking advantage of the most diverse facilities and expertise.
The mission of the BRIDGE Artist in Residency program is to immerse national and international artists within the creative space of scientific inquiry and research at MSU, connecting the arts, sciences and humanities. All you need to do is submit one of your favorite pictures that you capture during your stay at Grand Hotel. You can stay tuned by following our Facebook page , blog , and Instagram for photo submission updates. Please submit your information by December 1st, We ask the picture be taken by the child please.
For 57 years, Summer Circle Theatre has been taking residents of mid-Michigan on imaginative and heart-felt journeys.
- Introducing Bruce Lynn for Grand Hotel History Weekend.
- 21st Century Star Signs.
- Presque Isle County, Michigan: A Hidden Paradise.
- Wallowing in wildflowers?
- Getting Here?
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Summer Circle Theatre is provided by Michigan State University free of charge so that everyone can participate in these journeys. But the most exciting are those that happen to wander in by accident, attracted by the glitz and commotion of live theatre. Families out for a bike ride that had no idea MSU offered free theatre, who then decided to set aside their bikes and sit in our new amphitheater, watching one, two, or even three shows in a row.
International students that never saw live theatre in America pull out their phones to text friends and tell them to join. Students emerging from their summer classes are drawn like flies to the bright lights we use once the sun goes down. Think about all the connections missed and made in Grand Hotel over the years. Kennedy, or George H. Bush when they visited? They are all honored by the opportunity to perform for you at Grand Hotel. You may also see some of them at the Wharton Center for my upcoming production of another excellent adaptation, F.
Today marks the opening of our th Anniversary Season and it seems just like yesterday I was writing about our th Anniversary in On July 10th, Grand Hotel will celebrate its th Birthday. In my great uncle, W. Stewart Woodfill, went to work at the front desk. In , he was the sole bidder in an auction to take the hotel out of receivership during the depths of the Great Depression.
My father, R. Musser, Jr. As a family owned hotel we take great pride and ownership in the details and are excited this year to bring more of our family heritage to the hotel in a new way. After focusing on other projects last winter we continued the Cupola Suite project, originally started in and added three new guest rooms and two parlors on the far east end, closest to The Jockey Club at the Grand Stand.
From one island to another furniture and adornments in Crucian style will be found in both suites. It is our intention to complete the project next winter by adding an additional four bedrooms and two parlors, completing the Cupola Suites project. We started the project last season on the west end and finished the full feet along the east end a few weeks ago. The old flooring was removed and taken down to the original foundation from when the hotel was built. The entire flooring of the porch is brand new with green waterproof flooring. Our staff has been busy painting, planting, and paying attention to every detail.
All of these improvements and additions are designed to make our th Anniversary Season as special as possible. This year we will also have a continuation of renovations of our gardens, coordinated by my sister, Mimi.
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The garden will also include the addition of milkweed plants to attract monarch butterflies, who traditionally stop on the island as part of their migratory path every fall. Over the last few years there has been a noticeable drop-off in the population of monarch butterflies and we are committed to preserving the environment and the traditions on the island by bringing them back.
We continue to collaborate with many of our valuable partners every year including our friends at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with the Live Healthy Live Grand partnership. You will see many new Live Healthy Live Grand menu items at all of our restaurants. You will also find planners in every guest room with new ideas for wellness around Mackinac Island and recipes from our Executive Chef Hans Burtscher. This special flavor will also be found in retail stores around the State of Michigan beginning Memorial Day Weekend.
We are very thankful for their partnership and appreciative of the staff who helped put this documentary together. We think it is a great way to celebrate and recognize this landmark year. We are very excited about the upcoming anniversary season, and on behalf of my family and over employees, we look forward to welcoming you to Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel this season.
In the last week the lower level of the Garden Terrace has brand new carpet and the Cupola Suites have a few more details. This carpet is a one of a kind design specifically made for Grand Hotel. Brand new and vibrant!
Instead of mixing cocktails for some of his favorite guests he will be hiking 2, miles of the Pacific Crest Trail to help benefit St. Jesse will start the hike later this month and will reach his goal destination in September.
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We were able to ask Jesse a few questions before he leaves to find out more about his inspiration behind this respectful journey. One of your goals is to complete a thru-hike but why the Pacific Crest Trail? The book was a fabulous adventure where the author hiked a large portion of the Appalachian Trail only to fall short and never finish. After reading that book 14 years ago I knew it was something I had to do.
The rest of the time building up to this hike has been a combination of working and living out west and slowly convincing myself to tackle the Pacific Crest Trail instead of the Appalachian Trail. No work schedule? Sunset and a sunrise everyday?
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Mountain views for months? Yes, absolutely and please sign me up!! If you can honestly show me one person who would NOT want to help a child battle cancer or something horribly similar then I will give up on the first mile of this hike. Children are the most precious thing this world has to offer and to deny them the opportunity to grow and live a life they deserve is quite frankly not something I understand. A total of 2, miles. I will hike some of the most remote areas of California, Oregon and Washington. I started with lots and lots of research. It will be important for me to carry lightweight gear, and high calorie foods.
I will go through river crossings in mountain runoffs so I need to be prepared, and lets not forget about the backpack weight distribution!