It sits on an island in northern Michigan that has turned back time.
There are no motorized vehicles allowed, bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are the only mode of transportation. It might be the cleanest air ever.
I was there for a convention in 1981, not long after the release of the movie “Somewhere in Time”, filmed at the Grand and featuring a time-traveling Christopher Reeve who aims to reconnect with the lovely Jane Seymour. It is a sentimental, romantic drama that transcends space and time.
The hotel had a showing of the movie a few times daily in the very auditorium where Jane’s character performed at the turn of the century.
The lobby, dining hall and auditorium were authentic in their original splendor. Our rooms were showing a bit of wear and tear, older plumbing and exposed pipes with chipped paint in the ceiling, a good deal smaller than the rooms featured in the movie, which had been modified and were open to tourists.
The grounds were magnificent and expansive, with landscaping that was beyond compare.
The food was exceptional, beautifully presented and served with an old school flare. There was a formal high tea every late afternoon, with entertainment provided by a string quartet.
Elegant and unforgettable.
***This is Day 3 of the 5 Days- 5 Photos challenge.***
Thanks to Colleen at Silver Threading for the nomination.