Like Mackinac Island, its B&Bs are unique, to say the least. There are more than a dozen of them, many of which date back to the 1800s. No matter when they were built, each one has its own story and distinct decor. Because of that, you won’t have the same vacation experience if you stay in a different Mackinac Island bed and breakfast every time you visit. On top of that, you can make a home away from home out of the Vrbo & Airbnb Mackinac Island vacation rentals while exploring the many things to do on Mackinac Island. Take a look at the top Mackinac Island vacation rentals and B&B picks before your next trip.
Great Mackinac Island B&B Options
Hart’s Inn at French Lane
A French-style cottage, Hart’s Inn was built in the 1830s as a private home and turned into a B&B in the 1950s. The 9 rooms are available to visitors from May to October and offer comfortable, modern amenities and private bathrooms. Outside is a patio with seating and beautiful flower gardens. The B&B serves a deluxe continental breakfast every morning.
Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast
One of the oldest family-owned B&Bs on Mackinac Island, Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast was built in 1884. It’s open between May and October and has a Kitty Suite, 2 balcony rooms and 8 standard rooms, all of which feature antiques from that period. The balconies overlook the gardens, Lake Huron, and Market Street. All but two of the standard rooms have private baths. Every morning, a full plated breakfast is prepared, and you can enjoy the scenery on the front porch or shady side yard.
Cottage Inn of Mackinac Island
The Victorian-style Cottage Inn is the newest Mackinac Island bed and breakfast. Open from May to October, the inn was built in 2001, so the 11 rooms have some of the most modern conveniences. The B&B has a large front porch for relaxing and enjoying your complimentary homemade breakfast or afternoon fudge.
Market Street Inn
Built as a private home in 1900, Market Street Inn has been updated into an intimate B&B with 9 rooms and suites. It’s open between May and October, offering rooms with queen beds, suites with king beds and Jacuzzi tubs, and a garden suite with a private entrance. In the mornings, you can have your breakfast in your room, the parlor, or the secluded garden courtyard. The parlor features a guest library, 24-hour hot beverage bar, and afternoon snacks.
Bay View Bed & Breakfast
Situated next to Mackinac Island State Harbor, Bay View Bed & Breakfast is the only inn on the island built in the Grand Victorian style. Also, it’s quite large with 20 rooms that are available from May to October. This B&B has a variety of rooms and suites — standard rooms (some with partial views of the harbor), balcony suites, and executive or bridal suites. Each of them is uniquely designed with true-to-period furnishings. Your stay is complete with a gourmet breakfast, homemade afternoon cookies, and a delicious evening dessert.
Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Known for hosting Ernest Hemingway, Pine Cottage Bed & Breakfast was built in 1870 in a treasured hideaway on Bogan Lane and was one of Mackinac Island’s first hotels. Between May and October, the inn opens its multi-room suite and 14 guest rooms for visitors. Every room has rustic hardwood flooring and modern conveniences, such as high-speed internet. The whole cottage is decorated with antique furniture, and the wraparound porch has rocking chairs.
Bogan Lane Inn
One of the few lodging options open all year, Bogan Lane Inn was built in the mid-1850s but has undergone some renovations. The 4 rooms are airy and bright and have comfortable beds and antique furnishings. The B&B is particularly cozy during the winter with the fireplace going in the living room.
Haan’s 1830 Inn
Built in early Greek Revival architecture, Haan’s 1830 Inn is the oldest Mackinac Island bed and breakfast. Run by the Haan family for three generations, it offers visitors 9 rooms at some of the most affordable rates from May to October. The standard rooms are called West Wing Rooms and have private baths. The B&B has a few suites too, two of which are designed for families. The deluxe continental breakfast is served at a 12-person table every morning.
Mackinac Island Bed and Breakfast Options in the Mission District
Jacob Wendell House
Located east of downtown, Jacob Wendell House was built in 1846 in Federal Colonial Era architecture. The home is surrounded by wooden verandas, has a delightful porch, and has a large front yard with room for outdoor recreation. Inside, the main floor living room is large enough for entertaining, the formal dining room seats eight people, and a refreshment center includes coffees and teas. The second floor features 4 rooms with queen and king beds and private bathrooms.
Small Point Bed & Breakfast
Built in the late 1800s, Small Point Bed & Breakfast is the easternmost Mackinac Island bed and breakfast that’s open between May and October. It’s a classic display of Gothic Victorian architecture, and each of the 7 rooms has its own character. Some of the rooms have multiple beds and Lake Huron views, while nearly all of them share bathroom access, which was typical at the time of the home’s construction. The inn has a parlor where you can play board games or work on jigsaw puzzles.
Vrbo & Airbnb Mackinac Island Vacation Rentals
Are there Airbnb on Mackinac Island? Yes! In fact, both Vrbo and Airbnb Mackinac Island vacation rentals are available.
Host Jason has several Applewood condos available on Airbnb for Mackinac Island visitors. All of them have private decks with views of Lake Huron, the Straits of Mackinac, and the surrounding wooded area. Unit 202 has a full kitchen, separate living room, and loft bedroom. The other units are hotel-style condos:
Airbnb host Kelly has 2 Cedarwood condos available — Unit 201 and Unit 203. Both of them are located in the same building and on the second floor, but they aren’t adjoining rooms. Each has a private bathroom and private deck with a Lake Huron view. The building is near The Inn at Stonecliffe and the Grand Hotel’s Woods Restaurant and The Jewel golf course.
Condo Near the Woods and Stonecliffe
Also near Stonecliffe and Woods Restaurant is an Airbnb condo hosted by Patrick. It’s a comfortable suite with proximity to The Jewel as well. The entrance, bathroom, and deck are all private to the condo. Additionally, the unit has a coffee maker, microwave, and small refrigerator like a standard hotel room.
The Jewel on Mackinac Island
As the name suggests, The Jewel on Mackinac Island Airbnb hosted by Jon is located on the Grand Hotel’s golf course. The home was built in 2018, is located within the Sunset Forest community, and can accommodate up to 10 people. There are biking and walking trails nearby, and beach access is just ½-mile away. The large back patio features a gas grill, or you can grab a bite at one of the restaurants close by.
Cross Trees Cottage
Sitting on the East Bluff of Mackinac Island, Airbnb host John is offering Cross Trees Cottage to visitors. This historic cottage was built in 1891. It has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, so there’s plenty of room for up to 8 people to stay here. Reviewers love the view from the terrace and note that the kitchen has everything that you need. There’s a garden out back too.
SOMEWHERE… on Mackinac Island
Near downtown and Lake Huron, Airbnb hosts Walter and Cindi have a 3-bedroom home for Mackinac Island guests. The living room has a bay window with great views and a fireplace to keep you warm in the winter. There’s a large kitchen with modern kitchenware and appliances. In addition, each room has its own bathroom.
Posted by Jennifer on Airbnb and Vrbo, Heroes Retreat is a condo with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a balcony. The unit is located in a pink/coral building on Mission Point along Main Street, so it’s away from the hustle and bustle of downtown without being too far from all the attractions, restaurants, shopping, and ferry docks. You can book the condo at any time of the year, but keep in mind that the minimum stay is 30 days.
Historic Cottage on East Bluff
The Historic Cottage on East Bluff is available through Vrbo Mackinac Island vacation rentals for 2- to 4-week stays. It has 2.5 baths and 4 bedrooms with 8 beds and a sleeper sofa for up to 10 people. The kitchen has been updated with all of the appliances that you need, and there’s a gas grill on the back porch. On top of that, the home has an amazing view of Lake Huron and the harbor from its front porch, which is 38 feet.
Enjoy Your Stay on Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island bed and breakfast options and Vrbo & Airbnb Mackinac Island vacation rentals are only a few of the places to stay on Mackinac Island. No matter where you choose, you’ll be within walking or biking distance of numerous things to do on Mackinac Island and Mackinac Island restaurants. Where is your favorite B&B on Mackinac Island?