We would love to do a short road trip to Mackinac Island.. We've not been to Michigan (except for one night work trips etc), but with family all in Canton, OH, I don't feel like it is a state we can't easily do again so no need to do a huge trip. I'd appreciate thoughts on hotels and plans. What I decided or am thinking about is based on forum posts here.
Drive from Canton, OH to St. Ignace and stay at Best Western Harbour Point Lakefront Hotel
Catch the Shepherd's ferry the next morning (read it is the best buy.. and just honestly want the easiest one to figure out-- their website made it sound easy--and I am a worrier.) It looks relaxing--fire pit, pool, etc. Neither must haves but it looks nice.
Stay on the island three nights... No big plans... tour, carriage ride, see the arch rock, get Sadie's ice cream and fudge, see a place with no cars. ;-) My son is super laidback and can be happy doing almost nothing.... Maybe I should only stay two?
I've looked at a ton of hotels and focused on Mission Point, Haan's B and B, Inn at Mackinac, and Island House Hotel ---prices for the days we want look decent, you can go back to your room during the day (maybe not Mission Point though--which makes it less desirable to me) and they offer at least Continental breakfast (which sounds important due to breakfast crowds)
Hope to grab the ferry the morning after our third night and head back home part way to Murrells Inlet, SC.
Should I be doing only two nights on the island and two at our original hotel? Should I be staying in a different city-- St. Ignace looks like a great location to drive to the parking lot the next day? Thoughts on ideas for hotels on the island? I am picturing Mackinaw City bumper to bumper cars on the roads then, but it is when we can go.
Thanks. I am a little of an overplanner, so I am already focused on details and wanting to book rooms ASAP.Edited: April 26, 2021, 12:26 am