A Great Gatsby Getaway


Time machine? ✓
Grand hotel with horse & carriage rides? ✓
Everyone dressed in 1920’s apparel? ✓
Travel back in time with us to Mackinac Island where you’ll enjoy 5-star accommodations, lavish galas and the experience of a lifetime!

Sample itinerary:

Day One –
Welcome to beautiful Traverse City, located on the clear blue waters of Lake Michigan.  Early afternoon, enjoy a tour detailing Northwest Michigan as the hub for vacationers like the purple gang to Al Capone.  A local guide blends facts and lore with the rich agricultural history and the diverse growing region from logging to cherries, now to the flourishing wine industry. Leelanau County offers some of the most beautiful scenery and natural wonders such as Sleeping Bear Dunes.  Enjoy dinner in the acoustically perfect dome shaped ballroom before settling in with a 1920’s sing-a-long and a program featuring timeless love songs of the era.  Come dressed in your finest 1920’s era attire!

Day Two –
Travel north to Mackinaw City to a place where ‘time stands still’ – for you, it is a place where time is celebrated.  As you ferry to scenic Mackinac Island, get your first exciting glimpse of the resplendent Grand Hotel.  A horse & carriage transports you to the Grand Hotel, a Five-Star Resort, for an incomparable Roaring 20’s Gatsby Event.  The hotel was built as a summer resort for the wealthy during the Gay 90’s (1890’s) and it will now serve as the hotel where you can celebrate the summer nights of 1922.  Take time to view the Straits of Mackinac from a rocking chair on the world’s longest porch.  The evening begins with a reception, followed by a five-course dinner.  The evening event is as featured in the book or movie.  Come dressed for dinner as your favorite Gatsby character and “flaunt it” with a promenade through the lobby.  There will also be a 1920’s Costume Competition with prizes for the best dressed. 

 Day Three –
Today is at leisure to explore both the Island and Resort.  You might start with the Island shops and boutiques, rent a bicycle for two, explore the gardens and greenhouses of the Grand Hotel, rent a drive-yourself carriage, or enjoy the escorted carriage tours.  A stop at Historic Fort Mackinac is a must for American Patriots.  Visit a fudge store and watch it made, walk through “Hubbard’s Annex” of historic summer homes, step into a butterfly house, church, or even the Grand Hotel Stables.  At the Resort, you will find historic lectures, afternoon Teas, and “Great Gatsby” movies.  The sportsperson may even consider a round of golf.  There are also competitions of bocce ball, croquet on the lawn, and putting on the golf green.  Tonight’s post dinner party is another Great Gatsby event, a Roaring 20’s Dance & Song Competition.  With the Grand Hotel Orchestra, you will be able to “Sing and Swing” in competition for the Best Dance Couple and the Best Singer.  Prizes will again be offered and the hotel photographer will be snapping pictures.

Day Four –
After breakfast, you will board the ferry back to the mainland.

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