Chippewa Hotel

Busy summer day
The sweet smell of lilacs!
A nice way to unwind after work.
Bikes, Bikes and more bikes!
It never gets old!
A view from your porch!
A busy summer night.
A view from work!
Voted Michigans most iconic bar!!!
Sail away!

Best Summer Job Ever!!

We value our employees and all the hard work they put in to making our business a great success. Because of our employees we are able to reach out to our guests and provide them with the best service they deserve!

Chippewa Hotel is located right on the edge of town. It is a three minute walk from the Mackinac Island ferry boats. It also sits right on top of one of the most beautiful waterfronts.

About Chippewa Hotel

If you are looking for a summer you will never forget then you must apply at the Pink Pony. Lifelong friendships start here.The Pink Pony is a fast paced busy with many different settings restaurant. Every day is a different work environment with many events planned. We pack a lot into a short season! We have a great management team along with Owners that care. Did I mention the view? The best waterfront property on Mackinac Island!!

The Employee Experience

Working at the Pink Pony is like joining a new giant family. We value everyone and look forward to getting to know each and everyone personally. We have a strong work as a Team philosophy to get the job done. Our guests are our number one priority and we go above and beyond to assure that quality. We have many throughout the summer special training sessions that everyone will benefit from. It is our goal to train you to be the best you can be.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for Fun Professionals! We take a lot of pride in being unique and fun. We seek to find individuals that have big personalities. 100% customer based is a must! A big Smile never hurt anyone.

Room and Board

How does a four-minute commute to work along the waterfront sound? We offer great housing and meal packages. Depending on your hired position we have much to offer. Your comforts are very important to us. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. 

Employee Perks

Working on the Island offers many perks for employees.You will find many discounts by simply stating that you are an employee on the island. Carriage Tour, Kayaking, Fort Tour, etc it doesn't hurt to ask. As a company, we provide many activities throughout the summer geared for our employees. Also, we recognize great employees through our employee of the month program. You will receive discounts in the restaurant along with the Hotel and gift store. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Getting to Mackinac Island is the start of the summer working vacation. Once you arrive at the ferry docks in either Mackinac City or St. Ignace you will park the car and not even think about it for quite awhile. The ferry boats offer parking options for you which are all very reasonable and safe. Upon landing on the Island you then will have some assistance on getting your belongings to your new summer residence. If you have a bicycle bring it, there is a beautiful Island to explore! 

For Fun

When not at work there are so many things you must squeeze in on your spare time. The island beauty is a given so much hiking, swimming, biking, sailing, hanging around with friends on the beach. If you travel off the Island a few you must not miss are Tahquamenon Falls, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks and Kitchi Kipi.

Our Jobs

We have many job opportunity's to offer this season. Our season dates are May 5, 2017, to October 29, 2017. We require hard working, energetic willing to learn individuals with positive attitudes. We are happy to train on the job.


Chippewa Hotel and Lilac Tree Hotel

Looking for hard working, happy individuals that like to interact with guests.

Kitchen Helper

Pink Pony

Working in the kitchen of the Pink Pony.

Line Cooks

Pink Pony

Hoping to find experienced culinary talented individuals that are accustomed to working in a fast paced environment.

Massage Therapist

Lilac Tree Spa

Must be a licensed massage therapist. Position available from June through October.

How to Apply

To apply we ask that you go to our website to the employment section. After review, we will contact you with a phone interview.