Hotel & Ferry Information

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Rooms are available at the Grand Hotel for a discounted rate. Please click here to make reservations. Guests may also call the hotel directly at (800) 334-7263 and mention the RE/MAX Conference. A variety of room types are available ranging from $259-$309 plus taxes and fees. Those rates are based on single or double occupancy. Each additional guest (triple & quad) is $40.00 per person per night. Rooms do not include a meal plan.

The closing date for our room block is Monday, August 19 at 5:00 pm. Rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis and will likely sell out, so please do not delay in making your reservations.

 

FERRY SERVICE TO THE ISLAND

Shepler’s Mackinac Ferry will offer the guests of RE/MAX of Michigan Fall Sales Conference a discounted price per round trip ticket for adults ($26) & children ($17). St. Ignace and Mackinaw City locations both offer parking for a nightly fee of $20.00 for off-site parking and $45.00 for dockside parking. Off-site parking is very convenient and operates much like airport transportation. The ferry ride is approximately 16 minutes. Please visit the Shepler’s Mackinac Ferry website for ferry schedule and plan your travel itinerary accordingly. To purchase discounted ferry tickets online, you may use the promo code REMAXOFMICHIGAN (one word and case sensitive).

 

HORSE DRAWN SHUTTLE SERVICE OPTIONS

  • Grand Hotel Carriages: Operate from 9 AM to 5 PM. First come, first served as they rotate the docks. Fee is $8.50 per person (cash only).
  • Mackinac Island Carriage Tours: Call 906-847-3307 to secure your ride and pay by credit card over the phone. Or pay cash to the taxi driver for $8.50 a person. There may be limited carriage availability later in the day, so it is recommended to book in advance if you have an evening arrival time

 

EXPLANATION OF TRANSPORTING PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Upon arrival to the ferry dock, all vehicles & guests will be greeted by a Shepler’s dock porter.
  • Dock porters will unload all luggage items and tag them with a Grand Hotel tag.
  • All luggage items will be loaded onto a cart and the guest will receive luggage claim tickets for all items. Please keep your claim tickets handy to turn in at the Front Desk when you check in.
  • Upon arrival to the island, the cart with luggage items will be taken to the resort by horse drawn carriage at the top of the hour.
  • Guests will have the option to walk to the resort or take a horse drawn shuttle service. The distance is approximately ½ mile (uphill). You may also ask a Grand Hotel dock porter for assistance with securing transportation.
  • Upon arrival to the hotel, the front desk agent will ask for your luggage claim tickets.
  • All luggage will be delivered by our bellmen to your hotel room but can take up to 3 hours to arrive.
  • Upon departure, the hotel asks that you call the Bellstand 3 hours prior to your desired departure time when your bags are packed and read. Bellmen will then come to your room to tag outgoing luggage and provide outgoing claim tickets.
  • Items will be held in a secure holding area on the mainland until they are claimed with the outgoing claim ticket.