Mackinac Island in August 2023

 Mackinac Island, Michigan – The jewel of the great lakes
August 21 – 24 – SOld Out
August 24 – 27 – Open
4 days / 3 nights

For centuries, visitors have found this national landmark to be the ideal vacation spot. No cars. No chain hotels. Just world-famous Mackinac Island Fudge, historic Fort Mackinac, unique shopping and diverse dining. Unforgettable sunsets, awe-inspiring sunrises and extraordinary nightlife befit our ranking as a Top 10 U.S. Island by TripAdvisor and USA Today. ​

Trip Status: Open
Single Occupancy –
Double Occupancy – $2,990

August 21-24, 2023 – Sold Out
August 24-27, 2023 – Open
4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Mackinac Island, Michigan 

Airport: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
**Small and Remote airport – Please call if you have questions about getting there** Please call if you can’t find flights to CIU 

Accommodations: The Mackinac House

Meet your Mackinac Island Hostess

Shayne Barsness 

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Let our team know that you are interested in joining us on this tour. Our team will reach out via email and will be available to chat about this trip.


Secure your reservation here. We only take 10-12 women on each trip. Making a reservation is the only way to secure your name to the trip list.

Reviews from Mackinac

“Oh my gosh! The BEST place. Mackinaw House. My room was great. Whole place is fantastic. Breakfast was beyond what I thought it would be. Snacks at 3-5. Great choices. The two ladies at front desk were great. The housekeeping staff were super. Smiles on all workers. Loved the place.” – Linda

“Fantastic organization. They know how to host events. They make you feel together as a group should. You will make lasting friends. The groups are small enough that everyone can enjoy the events. The trips are just the right time length. All events and restaurants are well planned. If you are on the fence about traveling with this Company, give it a try. You will not regret it. Plus, you will see interesting things, eat great food and make good friends and memories. We ALL want that.” – Linda


“I had a wonderful time on Mackinac Island! Would I go again? Absolutely! I am telling all of my conservative friends to join this group. It’s so refreshing to be around like minded people. I thought I’d never get to Mackinac Island and when I saw that this group was going, I was very excited to sign up. There are so many designations with this group that are in my bucket list!” – Debbie


Everyone was so friendly, like we had known each other for a long time. The tour hosts were very knowledgeable about the area. Well worth the money and would definitely go on another trip. Warning: you will do alot of laughing!!”- Barbara


“Mackinac Island has been on my bucket list for some time. The trip with the group was the perfect adventure to the island. Mackinac House, the meals and the planned activities were wonderful. The hosts made it easy to feel comfortable with the group. I left with several new friends.” – Rhonda


Mackinac Island is a very special place situated in Lake Huron along the Straits of Mackinac. What really sets Mackinac Island apart is its unique historic ambience. Step back in time and immerse yourself in living without the fast pace of modern everyday life. 

Day One: Arrive at Chippewa County International Airport by 4:30 pm. We will board a Ferry to Mackinac Island with views of Mackinac Bridge. Once we arrive you will see why this island is so enchanting. The only form of transportation on Mackinac Island is Horse and Buggy, bicycle or foot. Horse and Buggy will pick us up from the dock and transport you to the Wonderful Quaint Mackinac House. 

      • Arrive and meet our group of like-minded women
      • Enjoy a Ferry ride over to Mackinac Island
      • Check into the Mackinac House
      • Social Hour at the hotel before we head into town for our welcome dinner

Day Two: Breakfast with the group at the hotel. Enjoy the hotel’s beautiful outdoor space and watch the horse and buggies go by. We will have a narrated Island Carriage tour to acquaint ourselves and learn about how special Mackinac Island is. We will have free time in the afternoon to walk Mainstreet and have downtime with our new friends. 

      • Waking up at the Mackinac House
      • Breakfast with new friends
      • Narrated Carriage Tour
      • Explore Mainstreet
      • Historic Downtown with houses that date back to the 1700’s
      • Dinner together at a local restaurant 

Day three: Mackinac Island is full of rich history and home to Fort Mackinac. Overlooking the harbor provides a panoramic vista of the harbor and Lake Huron. This well preserved military installation gives a great insight to the overall history of the island. In the Afternoon we will walk among the butterflies at the Mackinac Island Butterfly House. 

      • Breakfast at the Mackinac House
      • Fort Mackinac with beautiful scenes of the harbor and Lake Huron
      • Lunch at Fort Mackinac
      • The Butterfly House
      • Free time to explore
      • Dinner together
      • Sip and Sail Cruise

Day four: We will wake up and join each other for a big breakfast and talk about all of the wonderful experiences we’ve enjoyed while together. Easy morning can be spent at the Mackinac House Inn, walking downtown, enjoying a bike ride, or just relaxing. We will depart on the ferry for the hotel at Noon.

Pricing and Payment Information

Single Occupancy 


Double Occupancy
You can come solo but book double occupancy!
We will pair you with one of our other fabulous traveling members. 



Trip Status


Secure your spot HERE with a $250 deposit 


Payment Plan available for this Trip

  • $250 down at time of booking
  • First Installment due: 90 days prior to event
  • Second Installment due: 2 weeks after first installment
  • Third Installment due: 4 weeks after first installment
  • Forth Installment due: 6 weeks after first installment

Secure your spot HERE with a $250 deposit 

Payment Options

  • Payment plan (if the trip is more than 90 days out)
  • Pay via ACH to avoid 3% credit card convenience fee
  • Pay via credit card – please note a 3% convenience fee will be charged on to the total balance

Included in Price

  • Lodging at The Mackinac House 3 nights
  • All ground transportation
  • Ferry Tickets
  • Carriage Tour
  • Sip and Sail Cruise
  • All meals together

Included Meals

  • All meals together included

Not Included in Price

  • Airfare
  • Specialty Liquors

Secure your spot HERE with a $250 deposit 

Payment Terms

  • Full Trip Balance is due if the Trip is passed the payment plan window of 90 days
  • Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival forfeits entire payment.
  • Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to arrival a 50% fee charged and balance is held on credit for future travel.
  • Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event full refund is given and Deposit is transferred to a new trip of choosing.


Flight Details

Airfare is not included in any of our Beatrice Bradley Adventures

Airport Pick up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window. 


**Small and Remote airport – Please call if you have questions about getting there** 

Arrival Airport: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Arrival Date: August 21, 2022. It is important that you arrive before 4:30 so we can catch the Ferry to the island 

Departure Airport: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Departure Date: August 24, 2022 – Departure times will vary


Frequently Asked Questions

What if I can not find a arrival flight before designated arrival window?

Our trips are typically only 4-6 days in length so we really try to make the most out of our time together. The first night we host a special Welcome Dinner where you really kick off the fun and start to get acquainted. However, we understand that it is not always possible to find a flight that works. There are a few options.

1. let our team know ASAP and its possible we can accommodate for it. In some situations there is a hotel shuttle or taxi that can be taken. However, some airports are too far from our destination for shuttle or taxi services, so it is important that you let our team know ASAP
2. Arrive a day early

  • You will be responsible for your own transportation and hotel arrangements during that time
  • Please let our team know if you would like to stay at the same hotel and we can help arrange it

What if I can not find a departure flight before designated departure window?

Our trips are typically only 4-6 days in length so we really try to make the most out of our time together. We have scheduled tours or meals the day of departure so it is possible that if you have a flight earlier than designated departure time that you will miss part of the tour. We would recommended tying to stay an extra night. Please note that you are responsible for all ground transportation for your departure if your departure is outside of designated window.

Please call 763-784-8291 with any questions or concerns

Other Information

Activity Level

Standing and walking tours


All ground transportation is included 

Covid Policy

We do not require you to be vaccinated nor tested to book a trip with Beatrice Bradley. We do not require you to wear a mask. However, we can not control the state, local and federal restrictions. Please make sure to check airline and travel restrictions when booking your ticket.


ALL Tips for your local tour guides and meals are included.

Tips for your Hostess: Our Hostess and Trip Coordinator work extremely hard to make each and every trip run smoothly. Tipping is never required but always welcome.