Welcome to the Riviera Motel of Mackinaw’s blog! My husband , Lynn and I (Marietta) have owned and operated this motel for 9 seasons. We have twenty-four units with absolutely the best view of the Mackinaw Bridge in the city!
We have just completed the spring-cleaning. So the motel is spic and span and waiting for you. When we say spic and span we mean it. We have scrubbed everything from the ceiling to the floor and everything in between.
Also come in and see our newly renovated lobby. We have redecorated in the up north rustic theme (after many hours of negotiating with my husband…he wanted nautical).
Everything has been replaced from the carpeting up to the ceiling. Bears, elks and moose will greet you has you come in for a hot morning beverage. Or perhaps, just linger and trade stories with Lynn.
Our outdoor heated pool that sits on the Straits of Mackinaw with a fabulous view of the Mackinaw Bridge, is waiting for you to enhance your tan or to sit back and relax. Perhaps you will see a freighter or two passing by. At night the bridge is fully lighted in gold bulbs in celebration of the bridge turning 50 this year. Big celebrations are scheduled all season long to celebrate this event.
This weekend we celebrate Memorial weekend with the largest parade in northern Michigan, fireworks on Sunday evening over the water and a historical reenactment at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac. There are band competitions, fashion shows and of course, our tribute to America’s finest…her soldiers.
We have a lot going on this weekend and throughout the summer. So come on up and visit us. To make reservations log on to our web site at shadowofthebridge.com or by phone at 231-436-5577.

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