Bay View At Mackinac

PO Box 448 , Mackinac Island, MI 49757-0448 USA (Show map)


Resting at the water's edge is Mackinac Island's premier bed and Breakfast...Bay View... a true expression of "Mackinac's Magic" Come back to yesterday, where grace,charm, and romantic turn of the century traditions are complimented by the special amenities of today. Built over a century ago in 1891,Bay View still celebrates her original family heritage in the Grand Victorian style that is truly Mackinac. Each beautifully decorated guest room will embrace you with it's own unique seascape, nicely appointed private baths, A/C, Free Wireless Internet,queen or king size beds,and all the time you want to reset and rejuvenate your spirit. Bay View also offers larger executive and bridal guest room suites, complete with private balconies, whirlpool bathtubs,wet bars,and more. All Bay View Guests are served a delicious seated breakfast each morning, the best homemade cookies every afternoon, and of course, chef Rose's wonderful dessert creations each evening, plus bottomless cups of our famous Bay View Blend Coffee throughout the day...all with our compliments.



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining5

Lovely Island Stay

5 on May 30, 2017

We loved our stay at Bayview B&B! The location was wonderful, right on the water with the front door opening onto the main street on the island. Definitely be sure to be there at 3PM for the fresh baked cookies and at 8PM for the dessert. Delicious! Breakfast was wonderful as well. Rooms are clean and cute - ours was a bit small (my 6'3" husband had to duck when changing so as not to hit the fan), but that is just the layout of the building. We hope to return!

Great Everything

5 on October 21, 2015

The staff is great, the service is great. Caution: Be sure to be back for the 8 pm evening desserts. We are re-booking for next year.


5 on August 17, 2015

Everything was great stayed here 2 years ago and just made reservations for 2016 for several nights, can't hardly wait. I have checked all other B and B and none of them had the view you had and food and service. It was great looking out into the Lake on the patio roof, watching the boats pull in and out right next to us watching the stars just above the water. See you next year Bay View. Gayenel

Classic Mackniac Island, Relaxing and Lovely

4.8 on August 24, 2014

Love this place! Such a lovely, restfull experience and great location. Constant smell of delicious cookies or muffins baking as you come and go during the day. Coffee available all day and breakfast and desert was delish! 3rd floor room near harbour was excellent. Small but very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Staff is wonderful. Will definitely return as soon as possible.

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2.8 on August 19, 2014

The food was excellent and wait staff was very kind and friendly. Our disapointment was due to the location and size of our room. It was so small that we literally had to use the only chair in there to place our luggage on because there was no where else to put it (if we used the luggage rack behind the door, we were not able to use the door) although now we had no where to sit. Our room was the first one to the left of the front door which meant that we had a great view of the street but it also meant that as long as there were guests on the porch we had no privacy unless we closed the curtains. Side window opened up to a bicycle shop which was the same scenario--no privacy. If we had been made aware of the size and location of the room we would not of spent so much money for a room that we did not get to enjoy. They were booked full so we were not able to get a different room and staff was very indifferent when we expressed our concerns regarding the inadequacy of the room. I'm sure they have other rooms that are larger with better views but for the money we spent, we would of expected to be able to enjoy our stay and that was not the case at all.

Out 10th anniversary stay at the Bay View

4.4 on August 15, 2012

My wife & I stayed at the Bay View for our 10th anniversary and it was a great experience. The morning breakfast was great, prepared by Rose, and the afternoon cookies & coffee/tea was a nice added touch. The evening ice cream "social" was a great way to top off the evening after dinner on the island.

Beautiful Location, Fantasic Service, Enjoyable

4.0 on October 18, 2011

We stayed in Room 201, which has two views. Bed and breakfast was clean and welcoming. For the price I would've expected a bit more perfection in terms of the upkeep of the B & B, although we were there at the very end of the season so maybe they do all the maintenance on the off season. Kitchen staff were very friendly and professional. Breakfast was amazing, their coffee blend was great and we enjoyed the complimentary drinks and evening dessert. I would recommend this B&B and I would stay here again. It's a gem on the Island, for sure!!! It is expensive though.

a wonderful experience

4.8 on October 11, 2010

We came to the island without reservations because it was off season. First week of Oct. We were met with wonderful hospitality. Our first night we had a smaller room, but for the 2nd night they upgraded us at no additional charge which was wonderful! Our room was beautiful. The breakfasts were delicious and the afternoon homemade cookies were wonderful, and to top off the day the desserts in the evening were fabulous. We can't wait to go there again.

Island Aficionado - Bay View TOP CHOICE

4.4 on May 22, 2010

Bay View was most accommodating during our weekend visit (pre-season) to move our 2 Carriage Tour employees to the island. My daughter felt like a princess in a castle, in awe of their rich, victorian decor. Mom enjoyed friendly, helpful service, cleanliness and attentive staff. Special requests were not ignored. Most fabulous breakfast service and menu! Top of the line for Mackinac Island, highly recommended if you want elegance and ambience + serenity. A PLUS: Beautiful weather in May!


5 on January 14, 2010

My husband and I have never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast. We have also never stayed overnight on the Island. We got a last minute booking in the honeymoon suite. It was awesome. Our room overlooked the marina. There was a jacuzzi tub, a kitchenette, a living area. The service was also excellent. We were allowed to bring out luggage before check in so that we could see the sights unencumbered. The afternoon snacks were good. Bay View even has their own blend of coffee. The evening that we were there, they served the best strawberry shortcake I've had. Yum! Another great aspect of the Bay View is their location. Of course, it's on the water, but you will also be very close to all of the action on main street and just down the hill from the fort. We had a wonderful experience here and you will too.

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Location Type

Island, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Small town, Village


Pellston, MI (PLN-Emmet County) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Bay View Bed & Breakfast is located on Mackinac Island. You may obtain ferry boat transportation to Bay View on Mackinac Island by departing from either nearby Mackinaw City or St. Ignace Michigan, located on the north side of the great Mackinac Bridage. Both departure ports play host to three (3)well established ferry boat companies, specializing in transporting guests to Mackinac Island on a regular scheduled bases. All offer free overnight parking. There are knowledgeable and friendly Dock Porters are available to help transport your luggage to Bay View.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Saliboat Excursions, Charter Fishing, Golf, Horseback Riding, Parasailing, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: A one night advance payment or 50% of the total, whichever is greater,is due at the time your reservation is made
  • Cancellations: Due to our short business season, and samll number of guest rooms, any cancellation made graeter than ten (10) days prior to your reservation date will be charged acessed a fee of $30 per reserved night cancelled...All cancellations made 10 days or less from your reservation date are non refundable. All cancellations must obtain a cancellation number from the reservation office in advance, in order to qualify for any refund consideration.
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Seated breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian Advance notice

Signature Dish

Lydia's Georgia Peach French Toast
Among other culinary delights, and with chef Rose at the helm, Bay View is proud to serve our award winning Peach French Toast...a delicious Bay View sure to ask for a copy of our recipe. As another Bay View tradition, all Bay View guests enjoy bottemless cups of our famous Bay View Blend coffee with our compliments.

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