How do I get to the Island and where do I park my car?

Grand Hotel and Proven Winners partner with Shepler’s Ferry line.

We highly recommend traveling with our Grand Garden Show sponsor, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry. Shepler’s takes passengers from port to island in less than half an hour. Receive a discounted ferry rate if you mention that you are attending the Grand Garden Show. There are taxi transfers in the downtown area to the hotel, if staying at Grand Hotel for an additional cost.

Shelpler’s offers both valet parking and park yourself options. See Shepler’s Ferry for complete parking details; otherwise your options will be explained upon arrival.

There are hourly ferries to Mackinac Island from Mackinaw City and St. Ignace. It is recommended that guests arrive a half hour before their desired departure time to allow for unloading and parking time.

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry – toll free  800-828-6157 (US only) or 231-436-5023