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Ghosts of Presidents Past: Grand Hotel’s Halloween Weekend May Include More Than Just Treats

Michigan’s Grand Hotel on scenic Mackinac Island is one of the grandest and most historic hotels in the country. Mysteriously, this National Historic Landmark has always closed its doors for Halloween, until this year. For the first time in its 129-year history, the iconic property will lengthen its season to include a final celebration for Halloween weekend concluding on November 2. And who knows? Guests may even run into the ghosts of former patrons such as Lord and Lady Astor, Mark Twain and five U.S. Presidents: George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, John F. Kennedy and Harry Truman.  

The special Grand Hotel Halloween weekend features all-inclusive treats for two nights, accommodations, breakfast, five-course dinners and special events and entertainment. The ghoulish fun begins Friday evening, October 30 at the welcome reception followed by dinner in the Main Dining Room. Then, brave guests can wander the 3,000-foot Haunted Trail starting at the Pool House and ending at The Gate House for the Halloween Kick-off Bash featuring Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys. Or they can head to a screening room viewing of the movie “Hocus Pocus.”

Vicki Arkoff

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, and luxury goods and experiences. She is Editor at Large for The Awesomer, Rides & Drives, Pursuitist and Technabob, and reports for Atlas Obscura, Connect, The Daily Meal, Day Spa Magazine, Lonely Planet, Prevue, WestJet Magazine, Where Guestbook, Where Traveler Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Bing News, ...(Read More)

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