What is the best ferry to take to Mackinac Island?
There are two ferry lines to choose from for your island transportation:
*Star Line Ferry - Use Promo Code: HV2020, to save $1 per ticket when purchasing in advance on the
Star Line Ferry website.
*Shepler’s – Offers a $2 discount on advance ticket purchases on the Shepler's Ferry website.
Each ferry service offers overnight parking options. Please check their websites for up to date pricing, schedules, and locations.
If you purchased one of our packages that include ferry tickets, you may go to the Star Line Ferry Ticket office, give them your name and they will provide you with your tickets. Please ensure the number of adults and children is correct on your reservation so you receive the correct number of tickets upon arrival.
Are cars allowed on Mackinac Island?
There are no cars on the island. Harbour View Inn is about a 10-minute walk from the ferry docks. Taxi service is available through the Mackinac Island Carriage Tours by calling 906-847-3323. The taxi rate from the dock to Harbour View is $5.50 per person one way.
Can you take your own bike to Mackinac Island?
You can bring your own bicycles with you on the ferry for a small fee. Harbour View Inn has guest bike parking racks located throughout the property. You may bring a bike lock with you but you cannot lock your bike to the bike rack. (Harbour View Inn is not responsible for any lost, damage or stolen property.)
Where can I rent a bike on Mackinac Island?
Harbour View Inn has a limited selection of single speed cruiser and tandem bikes available for rent on-site. Please visit the front desk for more information. There are many bike rental facilities on the island for your convenience also.
Please have your luggage tagged for the “Harbour View Inn” at the ferry dock on the mainland prior to your departure.
Upon your arrival to the island claim your luggage with the Harbour View Inn dock porter before leaving the dock.
Our dock porters, who work on a gratuity basis, will transport your luggage to the inn.
Is breakfast complimentary at Harbour View Inn?
Yes! Our complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the main house and also in the Cottage House for those guests. Offerings include oatmeal, cereal, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, juice, milk, coffee and hot tea. Please note that items may vary by day of week and time of year.
There is not an elevator in the Chateau LaFramboise or Cottage House. There is an elevator in the Guest House and a breezeway that connects to the Carriage House.
There are first floor rooms in the Chateau LaFramboise and Guest House. Please book directly with us if you have questions.
We want you to travel back to the mainland with your bags. Please follow the following steps to ensure they arrive on the same ferry as you:
- Leave your bags in your room.
- Let the front desk know what ferry line, city and time you will be departing on, and how many bags you have.
- If your estimated time of departure changes, please call us and let us know.
- Before you board the ferry for your departure, claim your bags with the dock porter at the dock. They will not send unclaimed bags across.
- Claim your bags on the mainland using your ferry companies’ luggage procedures.
If you are taking your bags with you please let the front desk know before checking-out.
What is the Harbour View Inn's Reservation Policy?
Rates are quoted daily and are subject to Michigan’s 6% sales tax, 8% hotel service charge and 3% MICVB assessment. Guest room rates are based on single or double occupancy. Each additional person, $20.00 per day. A minimum night stay is customarily required during peak periods.
A deposit equal to the first night’s room and tax charges is required to confirm your reservation. We accept American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa and personal checks. Your deposit will be applied to the final night of your confirmed stay.
Your deposit will be refunded (less a $25 handling charge) for any reservation canceled at least 11 days prior to the scheduled arrival date.
Cancellations made within 10 days of confirmed arrival date will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
Guests who do not cancel and do not arrive on their scheduled arrival date will be charged for their entire stay.
No refunds will be made in the event of late arrivals and/or early departures.
Check In / Check Out
Check In: after 3:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am
Baggage may be checked at any time
Does the Harbour View Inn allow pets?
The Harbour View Inn is not a pet-friendly hotel. To respect all of our guests, we ask that you leave your pets at home. A $250 room cleaning fee will be charged to guests to cover the costs to bring the room back to a pet-free condition. Service animals are always welcome. Our staff may ask what task (s) the service animal performs. Please notify us at time of reservation so that we may make our staff aware of your arrival.
Mini fridges are available upon request on a first come, first serve basis. Please call 906-847-0101 to put a request on your reservation.
While most of our rooms do have air-conditioning, some rooms do not. Please contact the front desk at 906-847-0101 for more information.