WE are now open for reservations.  However, due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been forced to make changes to many of our procedures.  In spite of the challenges, we will do everything we can to make your stay with us both safe and enjoyable.  Please use our "Contact Us" page to inquire about spending some time at the "corner of the Island's universe". 

WE look forward to seeing all our friends and guests for another wonderful season on Mackinac Island! 

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


1.  OUR guest reviews all have several things in common:  The outstanding care and hospitality our guests receive, the great location we have AND the fact our house is ALWAYS clean!  This year we will redouble our cleaning efforts and have procured new ways to ensure the safety and health or our guests, including UV Sanitizing Wands which will be used as a standard part of our cleaning process!

 2. 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. 

3.  ALL our guest rooms are located upstairs and we do NOT have an elevator. 

4.  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 probably should have gone somewhere else” (however, in a nod to the present we do have Wi-Fi)…
 
FOR the sixth 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

Lilac House Bed and Breakfast                                
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