Mackinac Island is well-known for being one of Michigan’s finer gems. However, it can be difficult to decide where to stay and what to do when coming to the Island. Fortunately, there is one resort that takes care of all your wants and needs. Mission Point Resort is located on the ‘sunrise’ side of Mackinac Island. This resort recently came under new ownership, and the improvements are stunning.
There are multiple places within Mission Point to dine. Round Island Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This casual eatery offers an elaborate breakfast buffet each morning, complete with a made-to-order omelet station. Their homemade Bloody Mary mix is a must-try. It has the perfect amount of spice and comes with pickled asparagus.
Chianti offers more formal dining within Mission Point. This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine but also serves unique items such as wild boar. Aside from their expansive dinner menu, Chianti also has a full brunch menu. The whitefish served with the smoked whitefish hash is freshly caught right in the Straights of Mackinac and the surrounding areas. You guys, you must try the smoked whitefish hash. It is to die for.
Bistro on the Greens is another restaurant on Mission Point’s property. It is adjacent to an 18-hole putting course. Bistro on the Greens offers stunning views of Lake Huron, Round Island Lighthouse, and all the horse and bicycle traffic streaming around the island. This bistro truly encompasses the traditional Mackinac Island feel.
Boxwood Coffee Shop & Cafe is the perfect place to stop when you’re on the go. They offer delicious coffee, snacks, and pre-made sandwiches. They even have beer and wine to go – perfect for a sunny afternoon on Mission Point’s Great Lawn.
All of the restaurants within Mission Point serve alcohol. However, there are two specific places that truly hone in on the craft. Reserve is a new tasting room inside the resort that just opened this year. Mission Point Resort makes their own Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Blanc de Blancs. Reserve also offers an amazing selection of fine meats and cheeses to create the perfect charcuterie board. Delicious chocolate morsels and truffles are available as well.
Mission Point has an expansive library, complete with multiple fireplaces and cozy seating. Adjacent to the library is a bar with the most extraordinary cocktails. This bar has everything from fruity, seasonal drinks to traditional cocktails. Trust me – get the Manhatten and sit by the fire; you’ll feel a pleasant warmth inside and out.
Lakeside Spa & Salon
Mission Point strives to offer guests relaxation and wellness. Lakeside Spa & Salon is new to 2017. It is a full spa with lilac facials, massages, and hydrating foot masks. The ‘relaxation room’ contains blissful lounge chairs that are easy to spend hours in. The Lakeside Spa & Salon also offers a full salon, making it the perfect place to get ready for a big event or fancy dinner.
Arriving on Mackinac Island comes with high expectations of outdoor activities. Mission Point Resort has you covered. They have their own 18-hole putting green and bicycle rentals directly on property. The Great Lawn offers acres of vibrant grass to run around on or fly kites. Nick, the on-staff dog, chases geese off the lawn to keep it clean and safe. Mission Point also offers guided hikes to watch the sunrise. Groups meet (very early!) in the lobby and ascend up beautiful bluffs before the town wakes up. Additionally, Mission Point has a huge fitness center (you know, in case it rains).
This resort has the capacity to hold multiple weddings or large events every weekend. The event team is ready to fill your every need. Depending on your venue desires, Mission Point offers multiple locations to host ceremonies, receptions, or parties. Reach out to them to get a quote today – what could be better than getting married on Mackinac Island?
The history of this resort combined with its recent improvements makes Mission Point the perfect place to stay. Whatever you are coming to Mackinac Island for, Mission Point Resort has everything you need. This resort is child and dog-friendly, so bring the entire family! The beauty of Mission Point Resort truly captures the inspiring beauty of Mackinac Island.
Have you ever stayed at Mission Point Resort? What is your favorite thing about Mission Point?