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... by the property, I saw it! It was under a roof behind the house. I quickly did a U-turn; stopped on the road and took a few pictures. Jan, here is a picture of the World's Heaviest Ball of Twine.
The rest of the trip was spent ignoring the car GPS because it kept directing us off of US-2. Some of the detours were as much 50 miles longer.
Dinner was at The Galley which specializes in seafood and prime rib. I ...
Since we're staying in a Bed & Breakfast we thought it would make sense to eat our breakfast here. This meant that we couldn't get an early start since breakfast isn't until 8:00, hurray! So, we slept in again (I mean it is vacation, right). We caught the 10:00 ferry to Mackinaw Island. We could have caught the 9:00 boat, but the 10:00 boat sails under the Mackinaw Bridge, which is very cool. To say that the weather ...
At least that's what the TV commercials say. Between our drive yesterday and today we've seen most of Michigan. We'll all but the Upper Peninsula that is. The dominant color is green and like home it's many shades of green. From rolling farmland to dense forests, Michigan is quite pretty. Admittedly what we've seen is from the freeway, but we got the idea. Today the weather was much different than yesterday. We got an early start ...
... to avoid too many bites. We spent the day today on Mackinac Island - always wanted to see it. We rode the motorcycle to the docks and took a ferry over and spent the day walking the island. There are no motor vehicles allowed on the island- only foot traffic, bicycles and horse drawn carriages. We enjoyed a day off from riding in the truck and getting some needed exercise. My muscles are saying ahhhhhhh. Also, for you Scotty enthusiasts, ...
... leads him outside. The man keeps talking. My thoughts drift off to a week ago, on a hot day in June when we are eating dinner.
“Listen up everyone.” Mommy begins. “Shirley is in the hospital today for her last and easiest operation, after seven other surgeries. The doctor put a pin in her normal leg when she was five, to stop it from growing until her stunted leg, which was crippled by polio, ...
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Dirty, the pool is a joke, the rooms are dark and smell like old shoes. The place is falling apart. Would not recommend to anyone...ever...
My husband surprised me for my 30th birthday in August 2003 with a trip to Mackinac Island. It was a wonderful weekend EXCEPT our hotel room at Mission Point. After searching several options, my husband thought he was getting me a really fabulous lakeview room. Mission Point is the biggest rip-off on the Island. There's no air-conditioning, the rooms are tiny, the fan cord was split and taped back together, the paint was peeling off the windows, the door knob was falling off, and one pillow was ripped with the stuffing coming out. Also, lakeview? Yes, you could see the lake in the distance, in between trees, but our actual view was of rooftops and fences. The room was very small and the bedding was worn and frayed. Certainly not what I expected for $365. We checked around and found that for less money we could have had a standard room at the Grand Hotel or a brand-new large suite with unobstructed lakeview at the Chippewa Hotel. I will say that the restaurants were good, the grounds were beautiful (except the hotel room section which looks like a dump), the lobby area is impressive, and the staff was great. After expressing my disappointment, the desk clerk did only charge me for a standard room versus a lakeview room, but that's still way too much for the quality of room.I can't wait to return to Mackinac Island, but we won't be returning to Mission Point.
Stay in Mackinaw City & Day Trip Mackinaw Island!!
We spent the last two days visiting Mackinac Island and stayed at the Mission Point Resort. Like all other hotels and inns on the island, this is a very old hotel and its age is showing!! We had reserved a room at Mission Point and for the price we paid, we thought we would be getting something equivalent to the top Hyatt or Marriott-type accomodations. Were we wrong!! No air conditioning, an extremely small bathroom, and 2 window fans to give us a little fresh air. Very disappointing. I would strongly recommend staying at the Holiday Inn Express and taking one of the ferry services between the island and Makinaw City. You will save a ton of money and at least have an air conditioned room!!
Being relatively new residents to Michigan, we decided to go "Up North" for a week of vacation. The last three days were spent on Mackinac Island. Friends had recommended MPR as a good fit for families. After doing some research, I quickly found that peak season rates anywhere on the island are high. Since we knew we would be returning in early fall to stay at the Grand, we felt positive about our choice.
Our stay with Mission Point was the most misserable experience I had ever had with a resort. Upon arrival we were not escorted to our room, there were no signs directing us, and we were not offered help carrying the large amounts of heavy luggage weighing down our arms. Upon entering our room we were hit with unexpected phone charges of $1.00 for each call, no air conditioning, and loud guests below us who drank until wee hours of the night, not allowing us to leave our windows open. The shower tiles were falling from the walls, and there was not an indoor pool as expected, but instead a small outdoor pool. The night before checkout we phoned the front desk to request that someone come by to pick up our luggage the following morning at 7am so that it would be to the ferry at 8am. We were told that we should call back the next morning and someone would be there immediately. We did as requested, and phoned the next morning at 7am. By 7:20 no one has showed up and we placedanother cal to the front desk to inquire. We were told that someone was on their way. Fearing that we would miss the ferry we hauled all of our belongings out of our room, down three floors, and out in front of the hotel where we waited another 10 minutes until someone arrived to tag it. We then went to meet our family at the front lobby only to find out that the taxi had not waited for them, and had not picked up our luggage. We had numerous other family members already at the ferry docks waiting for us. Ferious, we tried to find our luggage so that we could haul it to the dock ourselves, only to be told by Mission Point staff that its location was unknown. We were then blamed by the bellhop manager for not having asked specifically for the bell hop stand when requesting that our luggage be picked up. I would like to point out that if this is the correct procedure it is not stated as being so in your the guest guide placed in the room, nor was it told to us by the front desk attedant when we called, all three times. Needless to say, we missed our ferry, which our other family members were on, were treated rudley, and then blamed for all of the poor service. Today I was going through our bank statements and noticed that we were charged for the remainder of our balance. This was to be applied to a different credit card, as directly stated, and signed for, by my father in law upon checkout ( a wedding gift gesture). I would also like to add that this was the weekend of our wedding, something we had waited our entire lives for, and it would have been flawless but for this.
Extensive Internet research listed MPR as a "family-friendly" resort. Having two small children, this sounded like a godsend and I didn't mind paying the $400+ per night. When we arrived, it was mix-up after mix-up. The clerk forgot to return my credit card and didn't tell the bellboys to bring our luggage up. There were only three in-hotel places to eat, one being a fancy seafood restaurant, and the kids' menus were expensive...thankfully, we had gotten one of those packages where the kids ate free.I admit I expected at least an indoor pool at a resort but there was none. Just a little outdoor pool that didn't look very inviting in early June. Also, as a part of our package, we received a free hayride. When we went to claim it the first night, it ended up being cancelled due to lack of participation. The second night it was cancelled due to rain. They did reimburse us, after some persistence. The rooms were OK, it was nice having a separate room with beds for the kids, but our room was tiny. Not much walking space between the TV and bed.It was a nice place, but not really worth the beaucoup dollars we shelled out for it. We enjoyed the island, but probably wouldn't stay here again.
Loved the bike ride around the island
We stayed at Mission Point on during the memorial day holiday. The weather was wonderful. I loved the ride around the island on bikes with my family. We used the pool but the hot tub was way over 104 degrees and I felt like my feet were scolded. The restaurant in the hotel was nice and the service was good too. I was upset however, to find my things out in the hallway and the staff was cleaning my room before I had checked out. My husband's wheelchair could have been taken and wouldn't have been easily replaced and the motorized wheelchair we had rented was out in the hallway unattended as well. I had a nice time and I'd go back though.
Wonderful Island Spot
I just returned from a conference on Mackinac Island and we stayed at Mission Point Resort. Friendly staff, Large, beautiful lobby, and very tasteful rooms. Beautiful views, short walk to all the shops and FUDGE. I would recommend the resort to any wanting to visit the Island. Can't wait to return!!!!
Mission Point was wonderful. My wife and I had never been to Mackinac Island. It is such a beautiful Island. We stayed in one of their Hot Tub Suites, you have your own private patio. A very romantic resort. We will definitely go back.
My family has been to the Island a few times and my wife and I decided to spend our 25th wedding anniversary on the island. We normally stay at 'above average' motels and thought the Mission Point would be the best on the island (Other than the Grand of course). We confirmed by phone there was TV's and AC in the rooms.We went in June. Hot. Mistake.Our room was the size of a college dorm room. The thermometer in the room said 87 deg. There is NO air conditioning-in any rooms. There was a ceiling fan, but it was broke.The TV was a 12" portable in the closet.Gee, all this for >$300/night.We canceled our 3 night reservation (NOT allowed, but we persisted) and high-tailed it back to the mainland and got and executive suite with a whirlpool and 4 beds for less money. We were thrilled.Talked with friend who stayed elsewhere on island (Iroqouis) and had better experiences so I say no for Mission Point. Sorry