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Jacob’s Corn Maze – Traverse City – August 17 – November 1, 2020

2020 Season – Aug 17 – Nov 1st

Life sized corn mazes are fun for everyone, young and old alike. Experience our world class computer designed 10 acre corn maze creation, unlike any other in Northern Michigan!

This fall at Jacob’s Corn Maze, we have a Shipwreck theme. Join us at our 10-acre corn maze to explore shipwreck. Arrrr!

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Brett Hood has been working on Jacob’s Farm for seven years. His favorite part about working on the farm is that he gets to interact with people from all walks of life and all ages. As a retired kindergarten teacher of 20 years he enjoys being able to create fun, interactive maze themes each year. Brett chose Michigan Shipwrecks as this year’s theme because he enjoys being able to educate others about interesting historical facts that come right from our Great Lakes. “There is so much history behind Michigan Shipwrecks and many shipwrecks are still being discovered, I knew it was the perfect theme idea.”

At Jacob’s Farm we spare nothing to assure that your experience will create lasting memories. We employ ten acres of farmland to create this experience and develop our plan using computer aided design technology and GPS to insure that everything is just right. Our maze design is changed each year and information contained within the maze reflects this design. Plan on being entertained for as long as two hours as you navigate the trails. This A-MAZE-ING adventure opens in late August and runs all the way through October.

General Admission $12.00
Children ages 5-11 $8.00
Under 4 Free
Groups of 20 or more $9.00 per person  (book in advance)

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Jacob’s Corn Maze On Facebook

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Crystal Mountain – Peaktoberfest – October 24 – 25, 2020 (Cancelled)

Peaktoberfest is cancelled for 2020. We look forward to welcoming it back in 2021.

Check out our Fall Fun Saturdays on October 17, 24 and 31 for activities the whole family can enjoy!

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2014 Peak2Peak – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Riders gather for the start. Over 650 in this year's event!
And they're off!
Charging toward Kinlochen.
Beginning their ascent.
The pack begins to separate.
Great fall colors for today's ride.

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2014 Peak2Peak – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Rushing by Last Chance on The Ridge.
Climb!
Beautiful vista from MountainTop.
View's not bad from The Ridge either.
Nice day to be on the Crystal Clipper.
Near the peak.
Racing through the single-tracks.
Navigating the trees.
On the move!

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Grand Hotel – Ballroom Dancing Weekend – October 2 – 4, 2020

Grand Hotel - Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Ballroom Dancing Weekend is perfect for the experienced fox trotter or those looking to learn some new steps. Dance the night away in both the Theatre and Terrace Room to The Grand Hotel Orchestra led by Dr. Alex Graham, Grand Hotel Music Director, and a guest favorite – Jerry O’Hagan and his Orchestra. The Jerry O’Hagan Orchestra is one of the top dance bands in the Midwest. Dancers can experience a diverse range of ballroom dance styles, including Waltz, Rumba, and Swing. Professional dance instructors, Jose and Irma Cayao will teach the beginner courses, and John and Judy Tomlian will teach the intermediate/advanced courses. You will not want to miss this opportunity to help refine your moves or learn something new.

Ballroom DancingThere is no place better to enjoy the sophistication of Ballroom Dancing than Grand Hotel where nightly dancing and dressing up for dinner has been a tradition for generations.

Ballroom Dancing

*Stay an additional night (Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5) for $259 per room, per night.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday evening reception
  • All entertainment and Saturday dance instruction
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. Additional adult and children’s rates apply. *Dates subject to availability.

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Ballroom Dancing Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 2, 2020
Depart: Sunday, October 4, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,149 per couple, $1,049 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,585 per couple, $1,485 single
$339 per additional adult

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Grand Hotel – Girlfriends Getaway Weekend – October 9 – 11, 2020

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Girlfriends Getaway Weekend is the perfect time of year to escape and relax with friends at a 4 diamond resort hotel on Mackinac Island. The fall season on Mackinac Island provides the solitude you need. Enjoy beautiful views while relaxing on the world’s longest porch.

The package includes all fitness and wellness programs (Details coming soon!), a full breakfast and dinner daily in the Main Dining Room, as well as Friday and Saturday wine and champagne receptions. You may also enjoy the Grand tradition of Afternoon Tea in the hotel’s Parlor, a round of golf with free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required), or explore the island and fall colors by taking a bike ride, walk, or horse-drawn carriage around the perimeter of Mackinac Island. It is sure to be a great weekend escape.

Girlfriends Getaway Weekend activity

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island MichiganRedbook Magazine named Grand Hotel as a top Girl’s Getaway Vacation in the U.S. Read More Here >>

Stay additional nights Wednesday, October 7, Thursday, October 8, and/or Sunday, October 11 for $259* per room, per night. (additional fees apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday Wine and Champagne Welcome Reception
  • Saturday themed classes – details coming soon!
  • Saturday Wine and Champagne Reception
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and an $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability.

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Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 9, 2020
Depart: Sunday, October 11, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$579 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,083 single
Lakeview Room:
$775 per person, based on double occupancy, $1,475 single
Additional 3rd or 4th person $229

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Legacy Five at Grand Hotel – October 10 – 12, 2020

Legacy Five

Come experience Legacy Five performing live at Grand Hotel

Enjoy the Gospel and Christian music of band members:
Lee Black – Tenor
Scott Fowler – Lead Singer
Bryan Walker – Baritone
Matt Fouch – Bass
Josh Townsend – Pianist

Performing at Grand Hotel for the last 13 years, we look forward to welcoming Legacy Five back to the Grand stage this October. When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired in December of 1999, Scott Fowler and Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that day, they have made a major mark on the Southern Gospel Music world. Immediately audiences responded overwhelmingly to their four-part harmony and their ability to effectively communicate the message of Christ. Since the quartet’s formation, they have established and maintained a firm place at the top of Christian music.

The Legacy Five overnight package includes accommodations, dinner the night of arrival in the Main Dining room, breakfast Monday morning in the Main Dining Room, Sunday evening concert and Monday morning worship.

Accompanying Legacy Five this fall are musical acts Endless Highway and Uriel Vega. Endless Highway is a family comprised of Jason & Vanessa Griggs and their two children, Jay & Allison. Endless Highway offers a blend of Southern Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, Acapella, and Acoustic Music. Uriel Vega is a R&B jazz saxophonist who strives to create music with the sole purpose of inspiring and comforting the world.

We are honored to have this group perform for our guests this fall. To learn more follow their Facebook page or visit their website.

Call 1-800-334-7263 for availability. This package is not available online.

Tickets for non-hotel or non-Legacy Five package hotel guests will be sold for $45.00 per person.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Legacy Five Concert Sunday evening in the Grand Hotel Theatre
  • Monday morning Worship in the Grand Hotel Theatre
  • Free admission to the Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum (limited dates in October)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

The above rates include the 19.5% hotel added charge, 6% Michigan sales tax, 3% island assessment fee, $8.50 per person baggage fee and tickets for Sunday and Monday performances. *Dates subject to availability.

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Legacy Five at Grand Hotel

Arrive: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Depart: Monday, October 12, 2020

Package Price:

$235.00 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, $395.00 single, per room, per night
$195.00 per additional person

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Grand Hotel – Somewhere in Time Weekend – October 16 – 18, 2020

Somewhere In Time

Each year, our Somewhere in Time hotel weekend is one of the most popular and special events during the Grand Hotel season. It’s the perfect time for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless romantic classic, and a chance to visit with many people who played a role in the movie.

This special weekend includes a screening of the film, discussions of the movie’s production process, and appearances by returning cast and crew. Guests are invited to make a cameo appearance in costume at the cocktail receptions, costume promenade, and Grand Luncheon Buffet. Breakfast and dinner are also included daily.

Somewhere in Time

Filmed at Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979, and released in 1980, Somewhere in Time stars Jane Seymour, Christopher Reeve, and Christopher Plummer.

  • Learn more about Jane Seymour’s 2019 visit, highlighted on MLive.com.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • All resort amenities
  • Friday evening reception
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • A special showing of Somewhere in Time
  • Appearance by returning cast and crew
  • Special discount on ferry tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

This package is currently SOLD OUT; however, social rates are still available for these dates. Please call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment, and a $8.50 per person baggage-handling charge. Extra charges apply for additional adults or children over double occupancy. Dates subject to availability.

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Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – October 23 – 25, 2020

Grand Hotel - Murder Mystery Weekend

Consider yourself warned – not everything is how it seems at Grand Hotel during Murder Mystery Weekend. Join us in October for an interactive Murder Mystery Weekend brought to you by The Murder Mystery Company – founded in Michigan. The intrigue begins Friday night and the crime is solved Sunday morning.

Announcing The 2020 Murder Mystery Weekend Theme – The Roaring Twenties

No one throws a soiree like Gatsby! “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.” The glamour of the roaring twenties, the glitz and opulence of wealth where no expense is spared, men and women dressed to the 9’s… Only for one of the gathered luminaries to make an unexpected and very permanent exit. It’s not a game old sport, but it may be the classiest murder of all time!


Upon check-in, you will receive your first packet of information and clues. Friday will be the kick-off performance which will set the tone of events and when the first murder takes place.

On Saturday there will be a brief gathering with the Detective who will explain the clue hunt that involves finding some of the suspects in different locations throughout the hotel. This will also allow guests some time on their own to enjoy the beauty of Mackinac Island and Grand Hotel.

Come back on Saturday afternoon where Act II will be performed and another murder will take place. The evening will conclude with three interactive mystery experiences and guests in different groups will be rotated into the mystery experiences. These will include: investigating a crime scene, suspect interrogation, and training with the Detective on how to catch somebody in a lie.

Sunday morning the murderer will be caught and the mystery will be solved!

Come join the intrigue and help solve the year’s mystery with entertainment all weekend, a full breakfast and dinner daily, Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet, evening receptions, and free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required).

*Stay an additional night Sunday, October 25, 2020, for $259 per room, per night. (additional rates apply)

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Grand Luncheon Buffet
  • Saturday evening reception
  • Murder Mystery activities and entertainment
  • Free golf green fees on The Jewel (cart fee required)
  • Special discount on ferry boat tickets
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

*Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and an $8.50 per person baggage handling charge.

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Murder Mystery Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 23, 2020
Depart: Sunday, October 25, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,149per couple, $1,049 single
Lakeview Room:
$1,575 per couple, $1,475 single
$339 per additional adult

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Grand Hotel – Murder Mystery Weekend – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Murder Mystery Weekend Reception 2016
Murder Mystery Weekend Reception 2016
Murder Mystery Weekend Reception 2016
Murder Mystery Weekend Reception 2016
Detective Reilly leaves the stage. Murder Mystery 2014
Detective'Reilly has resigned his position. Murder Mystery 2014
The Mayor is appalled that Detective Reilly has resigned. Murder Mystery 2014
The Mayor has been shot. Murder Mystery 2014
The Mayor is bleeding pretty badly. Murder Mystery 2014
The wounded Mayor is removed from the scene. Murder Mystery 2014
Young investigators. Murder Mystery 2014
Interrogations. Murder Mystery 2014
Interrogations.Murder Mystery 2014
2009 Murder Mystery Weekend
2009 Murder Mystery Weekend
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Murder Mystery Weekend 2011
Murder Mystery Weekend 2011
Costume Ball
Glenda the Good Witch. Murder Mystery Weekend 2011
Wyatt and Josephine. Murder Mystery Weekend 2011

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Grand Hotel – Halloween at the Grand – October 30 – November 1, 2020


We are excited to announce Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel is returning in 2020!

In 2015 it was a spooktacular Grand time and you will not want to miss this unique opportunity to experience it again. The ghoulish excitement will begin Friday evening at the Welcome Reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. After dinner make your way through the Haunted Trail to The Gate House party for the Halloween Kick-off Bash, or stay at the hotel for a scary movie.

Grand Hotel Mackinac Island Michigan
2015 Costume Contest Winners

Saturday morning wake up to breakfast in the Main Dining Room followed by fun activities all day! Finish the evening in your costume with dinner in the Main Dining Room followed by a Grand Halloween Ball and Costume Party with a special guest performer Delilah and the Lost Boys! Wear your spookiest, silliest, or craziest costume to win our costume contest!

Halloween Weekend

More fun and scary details are coming soon!


In the News

In 2015 Good Morning America rated Halloween Weekend at Grand Hotel as a Top U.S. Hotel hosting an Awesome Halloween Event!Good Morning America

 

 

Stay an additional night Thursday, October 29 for $199* per room, per night or stay Sunday, November 1 at the Close the Grand package rate. For guests staying Thursday evening, there will be a scary movie shown in the Theatre and the haunted trail will be open Thursday evening.

Make your reservation online or call 1-800-334-7263 for availability.

Package Includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Full breakfast and dinner daily*
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception*
  • Friday night Haunted Trail
  • Friday night party at The Gate House
  • Friday night movie in the Theatre
  • Saturday activities
  • Saturday evening Halloween Ball and Costume Party
  • No tipping within Grand Hotel

*The Grand Hotel dress code applies for the Friday evening Welcome Reception and Friday evening dinner in the Main Dining Room. Guests dining on Saturday evening in the Main Dining Room are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes.

Subject to Michigan 6% sales tax, 3% Mackinac Island assessment and a $8.50 per person baggage handling charge. *Dates subject to availability. Additional adult and children’s rates apply.

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Halloween Weekend

Arrive: Friday, October 30, 2020
Depart: Sunday, November 1, 2020

Package Price:

Standard Room:
$1,555 per couple, $1,455 single
Lakeview:
$1,855 per couple, $1,755 single
Additional Adult $339

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