Grand Hotel

Congratulations to Jennifer Farnworth of Marquette, our 2018 Great Grand Get-Away winners of a stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Have a grand time!

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The owner of Michigan's most famous summer hotel has died. R.D. "Dan" Musser, Junior was 80. 

Musser owned the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In a statement, the hotel says he died Saturday of congestive health failure at a Lansing hospital.

Musser started working at the hotel when he was in college in 1951. It was owned at the time by his uncle, W. Stewart Woodfill. Musser became president in 1960 and purchased the hotel, with wife Amelia, in 1979.

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI (AP)--   The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island turns 125 Tuesday.

The 385-room hotel opened for the first time on July 10, 1887, and is planning a series of events and activities to celebrate the anniversary.  Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed this week “Grand Hotel Week” in Michigan.  And Tuesday a 125-foot birthday cake will be served to guests on the hotel's 660-foot front porch.