Discover Tranquility at the Rosemont Inn: A Lakeside Retreat in Douglas, Michigan


Sunset with Grey, blue & orange colors over Lake Michigan

Nestled along the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan, the Rosemont Inn beckons travelers seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As the sun casts its golden glow over the waters of Lake Michigan, guests find solace in this charming bed and breakfast—a place where history, comfort, and natural beauty converge.

The inn is located in Southwest Michigan in the quaint sister towns of  Saugatuck/ Douglas. The captivating duo beckons travelers with a unique charm. Here’s why this destination holds a special place in many hearts:

Beach Bliss and Panoramic Views

The Saugatuck-Douglas area boasts several beautiful beaches along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Here are some of our favorites:

  •  Oval Beach is the crown jewel of Saugatuck’s Lake Michigan beaches and has been recognized as one of the top beaches in the USA and among the world’s top 25 beaches. Imagine rolling dunes, a panoramic horizon across the lake, and a scene straight from a postcard. National Geographic ranked Oval Beach as one of the top freshwater beaches in the country. Amenities include modern bathrooms and concessions. Easy parking is available for $10 per day, or you can take the Saugatuck Chain Ferry from downtown Saugatuck for $2 per person each way. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and breathtaking sunsets at Oval Beach. Bike riding is a popular means of transportation and you’ll find complimentary bikes available at the Rosemont Inn where you can bike country roads, dining, shopping, and local beaches.
  • West Side County Park is located in the neighboring town of Fennville and is known for its spectacular sunsets that can be enjoyed by using an ADA-accessible ramp taking you right to the sandy beach of Lake Michigan.  A gazebo overlooking the lake makes the perfect spot for a picturesque wedding or just to enjoy the view! The park consists of 11 acres with 630 feet of lake frontage.  Picnic areas include plenty of picnic tables, two covered pavilions, and two modern restroom buildings. It truly is a great place to enjoy a summer picnic while enjoying a romantic Lake Michigan sunset!

Sunset of Lake Michigan through a tree edged beach

  • Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a perfect beach destination if you prefer a quieter spot near Oval Beach. The park’s 850 acres include a beach, dunes, and cross-country ski trails. Spend the day relaxing on the beach, exploring the dunes, hiking the wooded trails, and savoring this pristine shoreline. 
  • Douglas Beach Park: This cozy neighborhood park has a picnic area, restroom, and a quiet beach lined with trees down at the waterline. Pack a picnic dinner, bring your folding chair, and stay to enjoy the sunset. Pasrking is very limited BUT if you are staying at the Rosemont Inn all you have to do is walk across the street.

Paddle boarding on Lake Michigan at Sunset

Outdoor Adventures Await

Douglas, located on the banks of the Kalamazoo River, offers stunning natural settings for kayakers and paddleboarders. Saugatuck, with its sandy dunes along the Lake Michigan coast, invites outdoor enthusiasts to explore hiking trails, bike paths, beach days, sailing adventures, paddleboarding, and even dune buggy rides.

Very classy and Classic Water Fountain, meditative garden - Rosemont Inn

Historic Charm and Water Views

The Rosemont Inn, steeped in 121 years of history, stands as the oldest resort property in the charming Saugatuck/Douglas region of Southwest Michigan. Nestled along the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline, this hidden gem offers stunning water views from its doorstep. Imagine waking up to the gentle lapping of waves and the allure of a bygone era.

Originally established by the Bryan family, the inn began as a peach orchard on a sprawling 40-acre farm. When blight struck the area, the orchard transformed, and the Bryans welcomed seasonal guests. Over time, the Rose Mont (as it was known then) flourished, serving meals to visitors in its cozy kitchen and dining area. Generations later, the property changed hands, underwent renovations, and emerged as the Rosemont Inn Resort we know today.

Each of the 14 individually appointed rooms exudes historic charm, complete with fireplaces and private bathrooms. A full buffet breakfast awaits guests each morning, featuring local produce and pastries. And just across the street lies Douglas Beach, inviting you to explore the pristine waters of Lake Michigan.

Whether you’re sipping coffee by the fireplace or strolling along the lakeshore, the Rosemont Inn promises an enchanting blend of history and natural beauty. Come experience the allure of timeless elegance and waterfront tranquility at this remarkable retreat1

Lakeside Living: Where Waves Meet Welcome

Step outside the Rosemont Inn’s front door, and you’re greeted by the soft crunch of sand beneath your feet. Douglas Beach lies just across the street, inviting you to dip your toes in the cool waters or watch the sun paint the horizon in hues of orange and pink. Whether you’re an early riser catching the sunrise or a night owl listening to the gentle lapping of waves, the beach becomes an extension of your temporary home.

Shops and galleries line Butler Street in Saugatuck, Michigan,
Shops and galleries line Butler Street in Saugatuck, Michigan,

Artistry and Inspiration: Douglas & Saugatuck

Douglas and its neighboring town, Saugatuck, form a dynamic duo—a harmonious blend of creativity, culture, and community. Saugatuck’s vibrant art scene spills over into Douglas, where galleries, studios, and boutiques line the streets. As you explore, you’ll discover handcrafted treasures, captivating paintings, and sculptures that seem to breathe life. The Rosemont Inn serves as your gateway to this artistic wonderland.

Pool in spring with blooming flowers at Rosemont Inn

Beyond Accommodation: Celebrations at the Rosemont Inn

At the Rosemont Inn, the story unfolds beyond cozy rooms and charming breakfasts. This historic gem isn’t just a place to rest your head; it’s a canvas for celebrations, gatherings, and unforgettable moments. Let’s delve into the versatility that makes the Rosemont Inn a cherished destination for weddings, retreats, and group getaways:

  •  Destination or micro wedding-  A sun-kissed garden, centuries-old trees, and the soft murmur of Lake Michigan in the background. The Rosemont Inn sets the stage for intimate weddings that blend historic elegance with natural beauty. Couples exchange vows under the arbor, surrounded by blooming flowers and the whispers of the past. Whether it’s a small elopement or a joyous gathering of loved ones, the inn’s romantic ambiance leaves an indelible mark on every heart.
  • Corporate Retreats: Inspiring Creativity-  Business meets pleasure at the Rosemont Inn. Corporate teams escape the hustle and bustle to find solace within these walls.  Imagine brainstorming sessions by the fireplace, fueled by locally sourced coffee and homemade scones. As the sun sets over Lake Michigan, executives unwind on the veranda, sharing insights and forging connections. Here, productivity thrives amidst the whispers of history.
  •  Group Getaways: Bonds That Strengthen -From book clubs to art workshops, the Rosemont Inn welcomes small groups seeking inspiration and camaraderie. The wraparound porch becomes a haven for laughter, where friends sip wine and discuss their latest reads. Artists find inspiration in the play of light across the water, capturing it on canvas. And when night falls, the communal dining room transforms into a hub of stories—of shared meals, shared dreams, and shared memories.
  • The Executive Retreat: A tech startup from Chicago chose the Rosemont Inn for its annual retreat. Amidst antique globes and leather-bound journals, they strategized, laughed, and even played a game of charades. The CEO, Mr. Patel, confessed, “This place ignites creativity. It’s like stepping back in time, where ideas flow freely.”
  • The Artisan Workshop: Local artists gathered for a weekend of creativity. They painted landscapes, wrote poetry, and shared their journeys. As they sat around the fire pit, sipping cider, one artist remarked, “This inn holds stories in its beams. Our art becomes part of its legacy.

Gazebo at the Rosemont Inn

So, whether you’re celebrating love, fostering innovation, or simply escaping with friends, the Rosemont Inn invites you to create your chapter in its rich history. Come, be part of the tapestry that weaves together past, present, and future So, whether you’re celebrating love, fostering innovation, or simply escaping with friends, the Rosemont Inn invites you to create your chapter in its rich history. Come, be part of the tapestry that weaves together past, present, and future

Rosemont Inn Resort Living Room

Your Invitation Awaits

Whether you’re seeking a romantic weekend escape, a quiet writer’s retreat, a family gathering, a corporate retreat, or simply a place to unwind, the Rosemont Inn opens its doors wide. Come sip coffee on the wraparound porch, listen to the rustle of leaves, and let the lake breeze carry your worries away. Your lakeshore adventure begins here—a story waiting to be written, a memory waiting to be made. Book your stay today.