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The Mackinac Island “Grand Experience” is a unique opportunity to stay at one of the finest and most historic hotel properties in America. Step back in time and experience a way of life that has all but disappeared. Experience the charm of a horse drawn carriage, relax in the parlor each afternoon for high tea, or enjoy a game of bocce in the lush surroundings of the tea garden. Inside, explore the Grand Hotel with its vast array of antiques, art and other surprises.
Outside, explore the beauty nature provides. A favorite among many visitors is the peaceful setting of the “famous” front porch while taking in the view of the Mackinac Bridge and the straits of Mackinac.
Canton Club 55+ is able to offer this “bucket-list” opportunity through its affiliation with the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (mParks). The Mackinac Island Grand Experience is for individuals 50 years or older; spouses, sons, daughters and care givers under 50 are welcome.
Grand Experience Room Rates: Transportation to/from Mackinac City not included
- Single rate: price of a room not shared - $750
- Double rates: price per person when two individuals are sharing a room; one king or two beds (double) - $545 per person
- Triple rate: price per person when three individuals are sharing a room; two beds (double) with option for roll-away bed - $490 per person
All participants will be assigned rooms by “luck of the draw”. Barrier-free rooms with specially equipped facilities are available for those in wheelchairs or electric carts. Rooms near an elevator may be assigned for individuals with walking difficulties.
Your Trip Includes
- Accommodations at the beautiful Grand Hotel for 2 nights (this includes baggage handling, taxes and gratuities)
- Round trip horse drawn taxi to and from Grand Hotel from the ferry docks
- Round trip ferry boat service on Star Line
- Full breakfast each morning (2)
- Elegant five course dinner each evening (2)
- Horse drawn carriage tour (tip not included)
- Champagne reception
- Evening entertainment and movies
- Grand Hotel kitchen tour
- History lecture with Grand Hotel Historian
- Night dancing with the Grand Hotel Orchestra
- Nightly demitasse
- Tournaments: bocce, golf putting and chipping
- Games and activities
- Self-guided walks
- Tea and cookies each afternoon
- Writing contests
- Special prices on bicycle rental, photos, golf, and fudge!
- Additional activities available for a small fee.
Registration is first-come, first-serve at the Canton Club 55+ desk or call 734/394-5485.
- Friday, March 1, 2019 : Registration Begins. Deposit of $425 due at time of registration
- Friday, May 24, 2019: Deadline to Register
- Friday, August 16, 2019: Trip Balance Due
*Participants may pay the full amount at time of registration.
To register please contact Canton Club 55+ at 734/394-5485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Club 55+ Day Trips
These are trips offered by Canton Club 55+. These trips utilize the township vans in order to keep the price down. Limited space available. For more information, please contact Club 55+.
|Trip||Date||Cost||Deadline to Register|
|Spring trips to be announced soon||TBA||TBA||TBA|
DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) Trips
The DIA's Come Wonder Around program is exclusively for those 55+ and includes transportation to and from the museum, general admission and a private reception with light refreshments. The DIA offers a mixture of different experiences: Make and Take Workshops, tours & Art Talks. Please see below for Club 55+'s upcoming events. Participants can register online or through Club 55+.
|Cost||Deadline to Register|
|Tour of the Permanent Collection||March 7||$4M/$5R/$10NR||February 20|
Club 55+ offers registration to a variety of trips throughout the year through our local travel agencies. Trips can range from day trips to overnight stays, within Michigan as well as venturing out of state. We offer casino trips, tours, plays and much more. Individuals can register online or though Club 55+. Limited space available.
For a full description of each trip, please visit our listings and search for the specific trip. You can also register for 1 day trips through this link.
|Four Winds Casino Southbend||February 1||$44|
|Toledo Glass Workshop||February 6||$94|
|Soaring Eagle Casino - Overnight||February 14/15||$149|
|Gateway Casino||February 19||$35|
|Detroit Churches||February 21||$84|
|MI Underground Railroad||February 28||$94|
|Caesars Windsor BOGO free||March 5||$20|
|Maple Syrup Farm||March 8||$80|
|Macomb Center of the Arts||March 14||TBA|
|Saline Spring Craft Show||March 16||$74|
|Caesars Windsor BOGO||March 19||BOGO|
|Chicago - Hamilton Play||March 20-21||Starting at $584|
|Rain at the Fox- Beatles Tribute||March 22||Starting at $120|
|Spring Resale Shopping Trip||March 26||$70|
|Progressive Dinner||March 27||$110|
|Gilmore Car Museum||March 29||$74|
|15 Day Panama Canal||April 3-18||$1,899|
|Mamma Mia - Bonstelle Theater||April 6||$103|
|Soaring Eagle Casino||April 8||$40|
|Gems of Detroit||April 9||$90|
|Kewadin 3-day||April 15-17||$179|
|Jackson Prison Tour||April 18||$104|
|Spring Mystery Tour||April 23||$104|
|Bingo Adventure - Windsor||April 23||$52|
|Purple Rose Theater - All My Sons||April 24||$94|
|Four Winds Casino - Overnight||April 29-30||$139|
|The Jack Casino||May 6||$39|
|Holland Tulip Festival||May 10||$104|
|Waitress- Fisher Theater||May 15||$117|
|Thyme and Tyme Again||May 16||$89|
|Gateaway Casino||May 21||$40|
|Midlife Crisis Play at Turkeyville||May 23||$89|
|Niagara Falls - overnight||May 27||$169|
|Rum Runners Tour||June 20||$94|
|East Coast Discovery - 8 days||June 22-29||Starting at $1004|
|Detroit Fireworks||June 24||$119|
|MI Lavender Festival||July 11||TBA|
|Canadian Maritime Tour - 13 days||July 7 -19||Starting at $3904|
|Summer Mystery Tour||July 18||TBA|
|Mt. Clemens Riverboat Cruise||July 23||TBA|
|A day in Lansing||August 16||TBA|
|Detroit Tigers Game||August||TBA|
Canton Club 55+ offers extended trips to regional, national and international locations. These guide lead trips are a great opportunity to experience the best of famous locations. Check back soon for the current trip offerings.
Registration: For all extended trips, please contact the Club 55+ front desk for instructions on booking your trip 734/394-5485.
Current Offerings: For the current list of extended trips offered by the Canton Club 55+, please visit the Summit on the Park.
mParks Grand Experience - The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Trip
Information to come soon