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The Inn at Stonecliffe Revived

The Mackinac Island property returns after extensive renovations

By Kathy Gibbons

lakeside lawn at the Inn at Stonecliffe
Lakeside lawn at The Inn at Stonecliffe || Courtesy of The Inn at Stonecliffe

After two years of renovations, The Inn at Stonecliffe is back and reopening for business on Mackinac Island. Director of Sales Bethany McCann says the mansion, originally built in 1904, received a complete overhaul while preserving the original charm and character of the building, including the fireplaces and stained-glass windows. Its 16 guest rooms were redone and have new bathrooms. The 32-room Summer House next door, first built in 2000, was entirely renovated as well. Also new are three cottages on-site that can accommodate groups in a private home setting with fully equipped kitchens.

Other on-property offerings include a fine-dining restaurant, a casual barbecue pavilion with a wood-fired pizza oven, and an upscale pub concept. For meetings, the new 3,072-square-foot Sunset Pavilion is available.

“We have always been a big wedding property, but we are looking to expand more into meetings, events, and business retreats,” McCann says. Guests will find two pools, a wellness center, and an expansive lakeside lawn with fire pits and classic lawn games, plus a view of the Mackinac Bridge.

“The second pool is an adults-only pool, and there’s a family pool as well,” McCann says. “The wellness center is next to the pool; it’s going to have some steam showers, exercise equipment, and things like that.” The on-property apple orchard has been restored, with beehives, chicken coops, and a garden, all located on-site as well.