Site Map/Links/Directions

Other links you may find interesting or helpful:

THE official website of the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau is This will give you a good overview of the Island, it's attractions, businesses (including other places to stay, but you should know we have the best location, prices and hospitality of them all, please check or ask around yourself) and has a calendar of events. This site also includes some great photos, additional links and points of contact.

THE website for the Mackinac State Park Commission is It has a lot of local and historical information, some great pictures and ideas for planning day trips, both on and off the Island.

ONE of our close friends, and a regular guest with a long family history here on Mackinac, is wedding and nature photographer Steven Blair. After over 30 years behind the lens, Steven has developed a unique & deep appreciation for the real nature of life, which he has incorporated in his own style of Photojournalistic Photography. As a member of the ISP (International Society of Photography), he was honored in Washington D.C. with two separate awards in both 2003 and 2005 for best achievement in Outdoor Photography. Many of the pictures in the Lilac House’s slideshow were taken by Steven. So, if you are looking for the pure essence of artistically creative photography on your Wedding day, this is 'Blair's forte'. Steven's website is .

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Need directions to our house?

We recommend our guests utilize boat transportation via the Star Line Transit Company from either St. Ignace or Mackinaw City as their docks on the Island are only a short minute from our home.  (Each of the company's boat routes are shown on the map excerpt below and while zooming the map will help, please note our house IS on the corner of Market and Astor in spite of where MapQuest actually put us.)

From the Star Line Mackinaw City docks: When leaving the dock, go straight across Main Street and through the small park area. At the end of the park you will see the Post Office, which is on Market St. Make a left and we are the second house on the left.

From the Star Line St. Ignace or Shepler docks: Make a right on Main St. and proceed one and a half blocks making a left on Astor St. We are on the right side of Astor at the corner of Market.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you specify "THE LILAC HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST" should you choose to utilize a dock porter to transport any luggage, equipment or supplies you may have!

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