Where to stay around Mackinaw City?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 97 vacation rentals near Mackinaw City. From 32 cottages to 26 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mackinaw City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mackinaw City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mackinaw City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mackinac Bridge: 181 vacation rentals
  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse: 179 vacation rentals
  • Headlands International Dark Sky Park: 170 vacation rentals
  • Mackinaw Manor Haunted Mansion: 182 vacation rentals
  • Mackinaw City Dock: 181 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mackinaw City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Mackinaw City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 32 cottages in Mackinaw City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mackinaw City include:

  • Houses: 26 rentals available
  • Cabins: 18 rentals available
  • Condos: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including apartments and more.

Can I rent golf resort rentals in Mackinaw City?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 54 golf resort rentals in Mackinaw City. You have also many other possibilities in Mackinaw City area, including:

  • Lake rentals: 51 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 47 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 33 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mackinaw City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 11 vacation rentals with pool available in Mackinaw City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Big Mac - Mackinaw City has everything from history to hiking

    Perched on the very tip on Michigan's Lower Peninsula, Mackinaw City is on the south side of Mackinac Bridge, known locally as Mighty Mac. Get your Michigan adventure off to a great start and book a Mackinaw City vacation rental in the heart of town. Climb the steps up the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse for some incredible views of the bay, explore Fort Michilimackinac, or take a day trip over to Mackinac Island and feast on the famous local fudge. After a busy day, join the locals in their nightly ritual and watch the sun set over Mighty Mac.

    Mr Dark Skies - there's a darker side to Mackinaw City

    A Mackinaw City vacation rental makes a great base for exploring Lake Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Overlooking Lake Michigan, the charming Mackinaw City is primed for a variety of water-based outdoor pursuits. Go kayaking on the Mackinac Strait, rent a bike and explore the city's many parks, or book 1 of the sightseeing cruises that depart from the waterfront. In the summer, between May and September, the city hosts a variety of free entertainment, including music concerts and fun family shows. After dark, head down to the Headlands International Dark Sky Park for a spot of world-class stargazing.

    It's Maritime Museum mayhem in Mackinaw City

    Fort Mackinac is one of America's remaining Revolutionary era sites. Overlooking the Straits, it's now a museum and heritage center that hosts fun re-enactments by costumed actors. The Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse is another landmark of the Lower Peninsula. Decommissioned in 1958, it's now a maritime museum and hosts tours of the tower and the lantern room. On a similar maritime theme, the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is another great draw to the area. Home to the WWII ship, Wackinaw Icebreaker, it's great place for all the family.

    Let it snow! Mackinaw becomes a snow globe in winter

    Sun, sun, and more sun - unless it's winter of course. Mackinaw City is one of Michigan's most popular destinations during the warm summer months. With bright, sunny days and temperatures hitting the high 80s, the summer months are the peninsula's busiest season for visitors and Mackinaw City vacation rentals get snapped up quickly. In fall, the city is a lot quieter. Temperatures drop and rain becomes a frequent visitor, so pack waterproofs. In winter the mercury drops further still and the peninsula experiences heavy snowfall, which draws a loyal snow sports crowd.

    Go on the Strait and narrow - Mackinac Island

    Overlooking the rippling Straits of Mackinaw, Mackinaw City is on the far tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. The rugged charm of Mackinac Island is a huge draw to the area. Mackinac Island State Park is a historic park that offers spectacular rock formations, miles of nature trails, and scenic forests. Reached by ferry from Mackinaw City, the park is also a magnet for birdwatchers, who come to spot the hawks, waterfowl, and songbirds who call it home. In winter, it has cross-county skiing and snowshoeing trails where you can spot the resident coyote, bobcat, or white-tailed deer.