The gentle clip-clop of horses is a familiar sound on Mackinac Island. Take a narrated group carriage tour, starting downtown and stopping along the way at points of interest. Private carriage tours are also available: choose your own itinerary and pickup/drop-off points. Our Concierge Desk can help you design a personalized route, including parts of the island unseen by many.
For the more adventurous, saddle horses are a great way to explore Mackinac Island’s 40 miles of bridle paths. Or take a leisurely ride around the island in a drive-your-own carriage, available from local liveries. For tour arrangements or more information, please contact the Concierge Desk.
Grand Hotel Stables
The Grand Stables, located minutes away from the hotel near Surrey Hill and just across from Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, is free of charge and open to all Mackinac Island visitors. At 8,700 square feet and home to 12 horses, this working stable is a great way to see the horses up close.
New for 2019
The Grand Stables is also an antique carriage museum with approximately 30 antique carriages and sleighs on display from both Grand Hotel and Mackinac Island Carriage Tours. During the 2019 season, each carriage will have a sign with a QR code so that guests may take self-guided tours throughout the stables at their leisure.