Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to get to Mackinac Island?
There are many ways to get to Mackinac Island, all of which will end up with either a ferry ride or small airplane ride to the island itself.  Our Getting to Mackinac Island page will give you all the info!

How does the Ferry Service to the Island work?
We recommend the Star Line, but you may choose any of the ferry lines. Before you cross the water to the island, you will be asked which hotel you are staying at while on the island.  Your luggage will be tagged and transferred directly to Mission Point. Upon check in, you will present your luggage tags to the front desk. This will insure that your luggage gets to the correct room.

How do I get to the resort once I have arrived on the Island?
A hotel shuttle operated by Carriage Tours runs on a set schedule for guests once they arrive on the island. In addition, you are free to explore downtown and take a taxi at your leisure from wherever you may be. The short 10 minute walk from the Star Line ferry dock to Mission Point Resort is a real treat because you will pass by the Fort, marina, and beautiful residential areas. You will get a feel for life on Mackinac Island.

Is Mission Point in town?
Yes! Mission Point sits on 15 acres of property on the eastern side of town, just a few blocks from the ferry docks on the other side of the Butterfly Museum and St. Anne's Church.

Do you allow pets?
Mission Point loves pets - of course!  There are a number of rooms in the Straits Lodge which are pet friendly.  We do require that all pets are arranged in advance by calling 800.833.7711.  A one-time, non-refundable fee is charged for pets, the amount depends on the size of your furry friend.

How does the Kids Eat Free program work?
Kids 12 and under eat free in either Round Island Bar and Grill or Bistro on The Greens off of the kids menu.  Kids do need to be with Mom and Dad (who must be dining off of the regular menu).  There are certain terms and conditions, more information on the program can be found here.

What time is Check In/Check Out?
Check in time is at 4:00p.  Check out time is at 11:00a.

What's going on in Mackinac and at Mission Point when I will be there?
Check out our Event Calendar!  It has everything you need to know!

Are there smoking rooms?
No, Mission Point Resort does not allow smoking in any resort building, including all guest rooms.

Can I bring my own bike?
Yes, you can bring your own bike. There is a nominal fee for transport of the bike to the island. We request you bring a bike lock, but we do have some available in the activities center in case you forget.

Do you offer bike storage?
Yes.  Bike storage and can be arranged through the activities center.

How do I arrange for my luggage to be transported back to the main land dock?
Our bellman will tag and ensure your luggage is transferred back to the appropriate mainland dock.  Your luggage will be held in a secure location to be picked up when you get off the ferry boat on the mainland. We do kindly request at least a 2 hour window for the transfer.

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