Experience a Community Rich with the Past

Be our guest at beautiful historic Windermere Hotel on Mackinac Island and enjoy the relaxed quaint lifestyle of the 19th century. Built in 1887 as a summer residence, the hotel opened its doors and its warm hospitality to the public in 1904. The Doud family continues to provide gracious and courteous service to our guests as we have for over 100 years. Our long-time, friendly staff serves as a wonderful resource for our guests on Mackinac history and the island community.

The Windermere retains an atmosphere of classic charm and elegance while providing its guests the comfort and convenience of modern amenities. Its beautifully appointed rooms offer a spectacular view of Mackinac Island's harbor and the sparkling blue waters of the Straits of Mackinac. We welcome groups, family reunions, and wedding parties. Help us plan your informal wedding rehearsal at the Windermere Doghouse!

We and our staff at the Windermere Hotel extend a cordial invitation to you. Visit us for a most delightful stay on Mackinac Island. Contact us today to make your reservation.

The Doghouse

  • The Doghouse


Our Doghouse restaurant serves delicious snacks and lunches for your convenience. We are located right across the street from the Windermere Hotel.

Celebrating over 100 Years!


A brief history of the Windermere Hotel from the 1800s to today. The Windermere Hotel offers an authentic Mackinac Island environment that takes you back to the relaxing, quieter and more gentle paced lifestyle of the late nineteenth century.

Live views of Windermere Point

  • Webcam


Do you miss Mackinac Island? Enjoy our webcam of Windermere Point until you can visit the island!

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