Travelers heading to Michigan’s timeless Mackinac Island can tour locations used for the 1980 Hollywood romance “Somewhere in Time.” Groups are taken to the island by ferry and then transported by horse and buggy to filming spots such as the Victorian-era Grand Hotel and Mission Point Resort.
More than half of the movie was shot at the Grand, which boasts the world’s largest front porch, a 660-footer. While taking a tour at the stately hotel, visitors see places where scenes featuring the movie’s stars, Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, were filmed. They also will hear behind-the-scenes stories and details on mishaps, including when Reeve fell during a scene near the courtyard pool area and delayed filming.
The hotel hosts a “Somewhere in Time” event each autumn (Oct. 26–28 this year). This special weekend includes a screening of the film, discussions of the movie’s production process and appearances by returning cast members—Seymour is a regular. The event includes a costume promenade and the Grand Luncheon Buffet, and guests are invited to appear in costume at cocktail receptions.
Top photo by The Grand Hotel