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Cloghaun B&B

Box 1540 , Mackinac Island, MI 49757 USA (Show map)
4.3
12 Reviews
$82 - $197
per night

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About

This grand home is one of the oldest Victorian homes on Mackinac Island and has been designated a historic landmark. Cloghaun (pronounced CLAH HAAN)was built in 1884 by the present owner's great-grandparents, Bridget and Thomas Donnelly, who emigrated from Ireland to escape the famine. Cloghaun has been preserved by their descendants and now offers guests a tranquil, romantic interlude from the demands of everyday life. Eleven guestrooms (nine with private bath) individually designed and decorated with antiques from the late 1800's evokes a feeling of casual elegance. One room has a private entrance. Experience the intimate surroundings and enjoy your dream getaway. A deluxe continental breakfast is served in the breakfast room 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., and tea is served in the afternoon. The Kelton Library has many fine old classics for you to curl up and enjoy, or if you wish, watch television or a video from the assortment provided. The front porch is a favorite gathering spot to sit and listen to the clip clopping of the horses going by. This is where yesterday meets today with grace. Ideally located on Market Street, Cloghaun is within walking distance to the Island's three ferryboat docks, as well as most of the Island's finest restaurants and attractions.

Rooms & Rates

#1 - Thomas

Renaissance Revival walnut king-size bed with burl walnut inlay (circa 1880) and white marble-top walnut dresser and commode. A water view from the private balcony which has a table, chairs, lounge. Low Season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

#2 - Bridget

Queen-size canopy bed, seven-foot high Eastlake marble-top dresser with mirror and antique armoire. A water view from the private balcony which has a table, chairs and lounge. Low Season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#3 - Margaret

Queen-size bed, Empire dresser (circa 1860), Eastlake marble-top commode and Victorian armoire (circa 1870). Late 19th century ironstone bowl and pitcher. Low Season rate, Sunday though Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#4 - Anna

Two Eastlake double beds (circa 1880), marble-top commode and dresser, and antique armoire. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

#5 - Mary

Eastlake double bed (circa 1880), Empire walnut marble-top dresser. There is a hand sink with mirror in the room. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

#6 - Henry

Eastlake walnut double bed and marble-top dresser. There is a hand sink with mirror in the room. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

#7 - Anita

Baroque Revival walnut double bed (circa 1860) and seven-foot high marble-top dresser with Eastlake marble-top table. Late 19th century ironstone bowl and pitcher. Low Season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

#8 - Kitty

Victorian burl walnut double bed with seven-foot headboard and matching commode and dresser (circa 1860). Baroque Revival loveseat and walnut eight-foot hall mirror. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

#9 - Nellie

Queen-size canopy bed, Eastlake loveseat, marble-top dresser, antique walnut armoire and chair. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#10 - Dellie

Queen-size canopy bed, Eastlake marble-top dresser with burl walnut inlay and table. Claw floot tub. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

#11 Catherine's Sunporch

Queen-size bed, Eastlake walnut marble-top dresser and table. Private entrance. A lovely private room for honeymooners. Low season rate, Sunday through Thursday only.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Reviews

Overall
4.3

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.2
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.0

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12 Reviews

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Not Disappointed

4.8 on February 22, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Cloghaun B&B the last weekend in September 2013. Although I have stayed at B&B's several times, this was my friends first exprerience with this type of lodging. We were both so pleased with the atmosphere of the inn and the service of the staff that we decided we are going to make this an annual event. We have already made reservations for this fall. Visiting the island is a special experience, but staying on the island is magical. You cannot beat sitting out on that porch and listening to the mesmerizing sound of the horses hoofs going clip-clop as they stroll by the inn.


Fall weekend

5 on December 02, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Cloghaun Bed and Breakfast in October of 2012. It was our first time staying on the island and our first time staying at a B&B. We loved it and are still talking about it months later! The owner, Jim, and innkeepers, Marti and Paul were so friendly. The breakfast was light but everything tasted so fresh and was made from scratch. Best spice cake I've ever tasted! This home is charming! We plan on staying here again!


Wonderful, relaxing

4.0 on May 20, 2011

We live in N. Indiana and I have always wanted to visit the island. This was our first visit, and I am hoping we will have more in the future. It was wonderful to get away. The Innkeepers were very hospitable and we certainly would want to stay at the Cloghaun again.


Nice Rooms but Watch Your Bags!

2.2 on July 10, 2009

The Cloghaun does not have a dock porter. We were not informed of this by them when the reservations were made. Upon arrival at the island, our bags were lost. The staff made a minimal attempt to locate the bags. We had to spend the day searching for our bags by physically going to each lodging facility. With only two days on the island, this was not how we planned our vacation time in a premium cost structure venue. The staff was not very attentive and their presence was lacking.


A nice place

2.6 on August 22, 2008

Overall a very nice place with a fantastic porch. Great place to converse with people. Food was more like a continental style breakfast. I suspect I got one of the less attractive rooms. The staff surprised me with a lack of attention.


Yesteryear Ambience

3.8 on August 04, 2008

Innkeeper was very gracious with an incident of broken glass. They were ver friendly and accessible. The B&B was beautiful with original family furnishings and heirlooms which created a yesteryear atmosphere. This was our second visit, and we would definitely consider another.


Great stay

4.6 on July 25, 2008

cloghaun's is like going home. Good food, good company, good price. Several families meet there every year at the same time.


Our favorite B&B

5 on July 02, 2008

My husband and I have stayed at the Cloghaun many times since 1995 and have always enjoyed our visit. Marti, Paul, & Jim go out of their way to make our visit nice.


Charming and amazing

5 on June 29, 2008

We have been to the island several times as our children work there during the summer while going to college. This was the first time staying at the Cloghaun as we have stayed at other B & B's on the island. But they might as well put our names on the door as this will be our permanent spot to stay anytime we travel to the island. The island is magical in itself, but the feel at the Cloghaun makes it all the more real. Marti was so enjoyable and lovely and made us feel like it was "our" home as well. We stayed in Margaret's Room and it was so quaint and personable. From the antiques & quilts, wind blown lace curtains, historical pictures to hearing Taps a night from the Fort or the clip clop of the ocassional taxi. This place is truly a dream. If you go to the island, make sure to stay here to complete you experience. It's well worth the price to not only have the island experience but the experience of being part of all of it by staying here. I promise you won't be disapointed!


pre-season family weekend

5 on June 13, 2008

i am a single mom with a 9 year old daughter and 14 year old song. i wanted my children to have an experience of staying in a b&b.i chose this one because it was old,beautiful and a great pre-season price. our innkeepers were so delightful. we'll go again!


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Location

Location Type

Island

Airport

Pellston, MI (PLN-Emmet County) 12 miles

Directions to property:

Shuttle service available from the airport to the ferry docks in Mackinaw City. Air charter service also available between Pellston Airport and Mackinac Island.

Area Attractions

Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Bike/Walking Trails, Geological Formations, Horseback Riding, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Library, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Pub Crawl, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 10am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Permitted on the outside porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over the age of 2 years are welcome
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's deposit required
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is made at least 10 days prior to the first night's stay, a refund will be made, less $35 service charge. Without 10 day's notice, or if the guest arrives after the first night of the reservation, the deposit will be forfeited and any subsequent nights cancelled unless notification is received to hold the room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Marti Carey and Paul Carey

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Yoga, gardening, bike riding, reading, anything out doors.

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Meals

Breakfast

Deluxe Continental

  • Time Served: 8-am10am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Recipes

Details

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Box 1540 , Mackinac Island, MI 49757 USA (Show map)

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