WE will be closing on October 3rd this year.   Please use our "Contact Us/Comments" page during the winter to inquire about the 2019 season! 

THANKS to all our friends and guests for another wonderful season on Mackinac Island! 

WE continue to make improvements to the Lilac House which our many repeat guests have noted over the years.  Last year we added a beautiful awning to the front porch for those long summer evenings when the sun shines until almost 10PM.  And, sadly, we were forced to take down a very old friend, the huge Silver Maple in our back yard – it will be missed by many!

IN answer to a few of the most asked questions about the Lilac House: 

1. We do NOT have air conditioning and there are only a handful of days when it would be needed.  Being in the heart of the Historic District also means window air conditioning units are not allowed and the cost to renovate a 130-year-old historic house would be prohibitive. 

2.  All our guest rooms are located upstairs and we do NOT have an elevator. 

3.  We do NOT have Televisions in the rooms!  As my Mother put it so eloquently years ago, “If you came to Mackinac Island to sit in your room and watch TV, you should probably have gone somewhere else” (however, in a nod to technology we do have Wi-Fi)…
 
FOR the fourth year in a row our Lilac House received special recognition from the folks at Trip Advisor.  Specifically, for the outstanding personal touches, cleanliness and hospitality.   This "honor" is greatly appreciated and demonstrates, through the ratings and words of our guests, our continuing commitment to improving the Lilac House and making our guests' stays as enjoyable as possible.

Our best and our thanks!

KEN & LORIANN THOMPSON

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