Carriage to West Bluff

In the novel, Todd lives in the Annex behind the West Bluff. For those unfamiliar with the island,

Mackinac’s spectacular West Bluff  sits to the west of the Grand Hotel.

Victorian-style summer cottages from the late 1880s

line the street that faces Lake Huron, the Lower Peninsula and the Mackinac Bridge.

West Bluff from the lake

As the ferry boats approach the island, the West Bluff immediately

catches the eyes of visitors. But it is hard to grasp the size

of these gems from the lake view. Referring to these multi-storied

summer homes as cottages is certainly an understatement.