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About Us

After visiting England's Lake District, Vernon and Joyce Haan decided to bring European bed and breakfast charm to their remodel project on Mackinac Island.  Once the restoration of the home was completed, Vernon and Joyce opened "Haan Cottage" as a bed and breakfast in 1980.  Using their love of antiques, Vernon and Joyce decorated the home in period furnishings and decor, completing the feel that a guest was escaping to the past.  In 1988, Vernon and Joyce's son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Nancy Haan transitioned into the innkeeping management for almost 30 years.  Now managed by Shannon and Lucas Westblade, Nick and Nancy's daughter, Haan's 1830 Inn continues in its third generation of family owner/operator-ship.  Welcome to our beloved home!  We are so happy you are joining us. 


We are located just a few blocks east from downtown, which allows our guests convenient location with a more quiet setting.  

Deluxe continental breakfast is served every morning at our twelve-person table.  Meet other travelers and hear stories from innkeepers about the island and the inn.  For the more independent traveler breakfast seating is also in the parlor, and we are happy to see guests eat outside on the porches as well.


We encourage a Mackinac Island spirit - the desire to disconnect and escape to a different time.  Games are available in the parlor for family evening activities, as well as a collection of books available for guest use.  We do have free wireless internet, but do note that the bandwidth is just right for answering emails and sharing photos, not great for streaming movies.  We do not have television sets, as we hope our our guests can escape from the technology that distracts us every day. 

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