Happy Birthday to the LONGEST porch in the world.

Happy Birthday to Mackinac Island's Grand Hotel! And a special shout out to that incredible porch. When it comes to length, you really make all other stately hotels feel inadequate.

First opened today in 1887, the Grand Hotel has been fancy in that cover-your-ankles-Victorian-era sort of way that makes you stand up straighter and refer to guys as 'old sports'. A few curtsies are obligatory, too.

Speaking of which... Do you like fancy times?

And we want to send it to YOU!

The Mitten State is giving away a $1,000 night for you and a friend at the Grand Hotel!

Enter to win here: http://bit.ly/MackinacGiveaway

To celebrate, at checkout, use code: OLDSPORT to get 20% off Mackinac gear today! 

And with that, old chap, it's time to sign off...


Co-Founder | Victorian Era Buff | Porch Admirer


  • Penny Simmons

    I have fond memories as a single parent, driving to Mackinaw City and taking the ferry to the island for the day with my two young boys. I of course, could not afford to stay there, but had to return to our home to Saginaw. I am know a Mimi of four grand daughters , and to date, have not had the honor of even being on this grand porch, much less coming inside, which I have always dreamed of. Maybe it’s meant for me now❤️

  • Karen Schaar

    I’ve dreamed of staying at the Grand since I was a child.

  • Rhonda Couillard

    I would love win it has been so many years ago that I been there i was about 12 years old when I went

  • Will

    Hi Sabine! Welcome to Michigan! And not surprised by the string of suggestions… Here’s hoping you get to see visit on our dime!!

  • Sabine Kaufmann

    We just moved from Chugiak, Alaska to Michigan and we have been told to visit this place by almost everyone we meet. This would be the perfect way to see it!!!! Fingers crossed.

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