Editor's Note: We continue our 2012 theme, life's too short to stay in cheap hotels! Nothing says 19th Century elegance like Grand Hotel!
You travel by ferry to get there and find yourself in another era: "It's an Island suspended in a forgotten, more innocent time. Relive the simple pleasures of life. Come to our Island. Stay the night. On Mackinac Island every day is timeless, every night precious." Mackinac Island, where cars are not allowed and the horse and carriage or bicycle are favored modes of transportation.
Grand Hotel is without a doubt the Grand Dame of Mackinac Island. Built in the late 19th century, it boasts the world's longest porch. It also provides overnight guests with 385 rooms, no two decorated alike.