On the shores of historic Mackinac Island, Michigan’s “crown jewel,” genuine hospitality and simple comfort reign supreme at award-winning Mission Point Resort. Spanning 18 acres of property on Lake Huron, the resort, with its famous 81 Adirondack chairs dotting the Great Lawn, is an unparalleled setting to savor life’s simple pleasures.
Originally built in the 1950’s, 241-room Mission Point evokes a nostalgic charm further enhanced by Mackinac Island’s ban on motor vehicles. Purchased in 2015 by Denny and Suzanne Ware, it is being thoughtfully preserved throughout with renovations seamlessly marrying the vintage with the contemporary.
In May, the family-operated destination revealed 133 newly refreshed guest accommodations and a new coffee shop in its Straits Lodge. Enhanced wellness offerings such as an innovative yoga space and “meditation stations” are found tucked into the property’s sumptuous Proven Winner’s awarded signature gardens — one of only seven awardees in the United States.
An ideal destination for families, honeymooners, friends, groups, and dog owners, the latest renovation in pet-friendly Straits Lodge brings a vivid revamp to guest accommodations inspired by the waterfront locale. Custom designed interiors and specially crafted decorative elements from local artists infuse the rooms with a deepened sense of locality.
The room updates mark the second phase completion of accommodations, with the Main Lodge’s 108 rooms premiering in 2018. These renovations join recent enhancements of Lakeside Spa & Salon, The Boutique and Garden Gate shops, and Boxwood Coffeeshop & Café which debuted in spring 2017.
In addition to its 241 guest rooms, of which 78 are two-bedroom family suites, Mission Point is home to five restaurants, each featuring some of the best food on the island, along with wine, beer, and spirit selections
sourced from local vendors. The resort also features a waterfront 18-hole putting course, its own movie theatre, the island’s only full-service spa and salon, the Mackinac Arts Council and gallery, a tennis court, and a fleet of branded Mission Point bicycles created in collaboration with Detroit Bikes.
“We adore Mission Point because there is something for everyone at every age to do,” says Adrianne Rotfeld, of Chicago, who vacations there with her daughter and grandchildren each summer. “The kids love renting bikes and going hiking. My daughter Deanne and I love to go to the spa, and then we all meet up for meals. The views are spectacular.”
The property offers over 38,000 sq. ft. of flexible state-of-the-art function space for meetings and events. This iconic hotel is open from late April through late October and offers a variety of packages and accommodations to fit all needs. Editor’s Note: Fall at Mission Point is spectacular! Visit https://www.missionpoint.com/ or call 800.833.7711.