Mackinac Island in August 2023 | Beatrice Bradley

 Mackinac Island, Michigan – The jewel of the great lakes
August 21 – 24, 2023
August 24 – 27, 2023
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 –
$3,490                      Sold Out

Double Occupancy – $2,990     Limited availability August 21-24!

Dates:
August 21-24, 2023 – Open

August 24-27, 2023 – Sold Out

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 HostS

Shayne & Christy

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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.

Reservations

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.

Don’t just tour Mackinac Island, Experience Mackinac Island

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

Past Trip Reviews

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. All activities were planned allowing everyone free time after each event. Had so much fun on this trip!

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

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 definately go on another trip. Loved meeting new friends with common interests. 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. The trip met my expectations. It was very relaxing. I’m looking forward to my next BB trip. –Rhoda

Day One: Monday August 21 or August 24, 2023 – Arrival Day

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.

Highlights

  • 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: Tuesday August 22 or August 25, 2023

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.

Highlights

  • 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: Wednesday August 23 or August 26, 2023

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.

Highlights

  • 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: Thursday August 24 or August 27, 2023 – Departure Day

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 airport at 12:00 Noon.

Pricing

Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – Moderate

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There will be walking and standing during the tour.  You will need to be able to get in and out of a van.

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.

Flight Details

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

Arrival Airport: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Arrival Date: August 21 or 24, 2023
Pick Up Times: Please Arrive by 4:00 PM

Departure Airport: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Departure Date:  August 24 or 27, 2023
Drop off Times: Flights should depart after 2 pm

Important information

As a solo-traveler, we need you to provide self-awareness and an understanding that you are fully responsible for yourself. This includes: your possessions, your physical abilities or fitness, your attitude, and all other aspects that relate to traveling solo in a group. 

  • Connect with our Members on our Private Facebook Group – Beatrice Bradley Member’s Only
  • You must be able to manage your own luggage and all of your personal belongings on this trip
  • This is not a handicap accessible able trip – you must be able to get in and out of a Large Passenger Transit Vehicle
  • All Ground transportation is included on this trip
  • Group Airport transfers are included in this trip
  • This trip will have have a maximum of 14 women
  • This trip will have 2 Beatrice Bradley Hostesses
  • If you need a roommate, we will happily pair you with another Beatrice Bradley traveler
  • Travel insurance is not included. Beatrice Bradley is not a licensed travel insurance operator nor is our staff trained to in travel insurance. You can choose to purchase travel insurance through any licensed provider you choose. We will ask you upon booking if you would like us to send you some suggested licensed insurance companies.