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Home in Mackinaw City
Beachfront, Spectacular views & Close to town.
Mackinaw City's finest! On the Beach (Beachfront). Spectacular view of Mackinaw Bridge and Mackinac Island. Three (3) King bedrooms, Two Full Bathroom. Lots to do including biking on trail into town & Zip lining. Bring toys for Kayaking, Canoeing, & Paddle boarding. Create BonFires, watch St. Ignace's & Mackinaw City's fireworks every weekend from the beach (4th of July see all 3)! Watch cargoes and ferries go by. Stroll the beach. Create happy family memories. Five minutes from downtown.
$320 per night
Cottage in Mackinaw City
Private Mackinaw City Beach Cottage ~ Bridge view
Cozy Beach COTTAGE with views of the Mackinaw Bridge and Mackinac Island! Situated just 10 minutes from downtown Mackinaw City and its Ferry Docks. Bonfires, S'mores with the family, day trip to Mackinaw Island, a visit to the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, zip-lining at the Mackinaw Mill Creek just 5 minutes away, tubing down the Indian River some 30 mins away, or simply enjoying a private sunset or under the bridge tour with captain Robydek, are just a few 'Up North' things to do!
$309 per night
Home in Mackinaw City
S & K's Mackinaw House
Located just 2 miles from downtown Mackinaw City, this home is a perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing. The house has been remodeled and will provide a relaxing environment for your vacation. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a screened in porch, the house is a little over a thousand square feet, and sits on a 1/2 acre lot. Located close to the Rails to Trails for walking, biking or snowmobiling! It will take you into Mackinaw City and farther!
$188 per night

Stay near Mackinaw City's top sights

Headlands International Dark Sky Park57 locals recommend
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry8 locals recommend
Odawa Casino3 locals recommend
Colonial Michilimackinac4 locals recommend
Fort Michilimackinac22 locals recommend
Darrow's Family Restaurant9 locals recommend

Mackinaw City house rentals

Home in Carp Lake
Gull Cottage
$118 per night
Home in Mackinaw
Nature Trail Tranquility Lodge, Mackinaw City, MI
$337 per night
Home in St. Ignace
Bridge View Cottage
$200 per night
Home in Cheboygan
Stone Cottage
$157 per night

Your guide to Mackinaw City

All About Mackinaw City

Situated at the top of Michigan’s lower peninsula, just south of the magnificent Mackinac Bridge, is Mackinaw City — a charming coastal village with dazzling turquoise-blue waters, lush greenery, and well-preserved historic structures. The area is home to a few of Michigan’s historic lighthouses, including McGulpin Point Lighthouse and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Both lighthouses are open for visitors and include observation decks. Ferry and boat rides along the indigo waters of the Straits of Mackinac provide scenic views of the beautiful surrounding landscape and trips between two nearby towns, St. Ignace and Mackinac Island.

Downton Mackinaw City offers a unique shopping experience, where you can wander small local businesses, try the city’s famous fudge, find souvenirs, or grab a bite to eat at one of the town eateries. At the Mackinaw Bridge Museum, you’ll be able to learn about the city’s enduring ties to the sea and admire its symbolic landmarks. The area also offers boundless nautical adventures, including sailing, kayaking, parasailing, and ziplining over waterfalls.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City experiences warm summers with cool breezes, providing optimal beach-going conditions, trips to the park, and other outdoor recreational activities. The fall and spring seasons bring pleasant conditions for exploring the city when the temperatures are relatively mild and the nights are cool. During the fall months, the leaves of maple, birch, sumac, and oak trees adorn Mackinaw City and the surrounding towns in vibrant shades of orange, red, and yellow. A scenic drive through the city is one of the best ways to take in this colorful display. If you happen to be in town during Labor Day weekend, you can partake in the city’s longstanding tradition of allowing pedestrians to walk around the Mackinac Bridge for one day during the year.

Top things to do in Mackinaw City

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

For decades, the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, one of Michigan’s historic lighthouses, has assisted passing ships as they navigate the choppy waters of the Straits of Mackinac. You can climb the picturesque lighthouse tower, where you’ll be able to soak up magnificent views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Great Lakes, and the picturesque Mackinaw Bridge. You can also visit the restored keeper’s quarters.

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park is nestled on the shoreline of the Straits of Mackinac and encompasses over 600 acres. The vast park offers miles of walking trails, lush and dense forests, vibrant wildflowers, and scenic views. You can also enjoy a canopy bridge, zipline, and climbing wall. The five-story treetop observation tower provides an exciting way to take in the lush and scenic natural landscape.

Mackinaw Bridge Museum

The Mackinaw Bridge Museum provides opportunities to learn about the famously picturesque Mackinac Bridge. Over five miles long, the bridge is the longest suspension bridge in the Western Hemisphere and stretches across the Straits of Mackinac. The Mackinaw Bridge Museum features an informative and curated collection of documents, photographs, diving suits, and tools to construct the bridge, providing insight on this extensive engineering feat and highlighting a piece of Mackinaw City’s history.