Saugatuck, Michigan is never lacking in activity. Her sister cities of, Fennville, Glenn, and Holland add even more fun and flavor to your vacation. In the late 1800s, many of the towns suffered enormous damage caused by fires. Saugatuck and Douglas were spared this tragedy. They were also spared the urban sprawl that occurred with most smaller towns along the path of the railroad. For this reason, these towns still display more historic architecture in their well-preserved buildings. Charming inns offer peaceful accommodations, while enchanting shops and other sites make for a dream-like retreat, in this area free of the suburban mall appearance. Don’t forget the attractive restaurants serving incredibly delicious dinners! The beaches here have been named in the top five beaches in America, and the cool, quiet parks are beckoning anyone who lives or visits here to relax awhile. Another great place to relax is a bed and breakfast inn, where you will find accommodations with personal attention. One fun Saugatuck attraction is the Star of Saugatuck steam wheeler, which tours Lake Michigan. The river here is an awesome sight, with 900 yachts and sailboats making their home here. The dunes and fishing and golfing offer even more variety at this great vacation destination.
Saugatuck is the sister city to Douglas. The two towns flank the Kalamazoo River where it flows into Lake Michigan. Together they are known as the Art Coast of Michigan, and with good reason. The vibrant communities of Saugatuck and Douglas keep the calendar full of arts and cultural events, so there is always a good reason to come stay in our bed and breakfasts.
During the warmer months, there is live music weekly in the park at the Wicks Park Gazebo. Farmers bring fresh produce into the weekly Farmer’s Market. The Annual Waterfront Film Festival in June features movie world premiers, workshops, and parties. The Chamber Music Festival ensures that folks can listen to lovely live music most weekends. The Venetian Festival features a lovely lighted boat parade and a classic car and auto show…. The list of events is as inexhaustible as the energy of this town.
In the summer and fall, stay at our bed and breakfasts when in town to see a show at the historic Red Barn Theater. It hosts dinner and movie nights, produces plays by local and touring theater groups, and puts on fantastic Cabarets.
In the autumn, stay in our bed and breakfasts during the Annual Gallery Stroll Weekend and fall harvest festivals. In the winter, indulge in cooking classes and cozy horse-drawn carriage rides. Shop the many galleries and boutiques for the holidays, and end the year watching fireworks over the harbor in Saugatuck.
Tour the Michigan wineries and farms outside of town. Visit the many Michigan Lighthouses that dot the coast of Lake Michigan. Rent a canoe or kayak and float down the Kalamazoo River, or charter a fishing boat and catch a big one on Lake Michigan. Enjoy a beer at the Saugatuck Brewing Co. Go for an exciting ride on the Saugatuck Sand Dunes. Golf. Horseback ride. Cross-country ski.
No matter what you do, start by getting comfortable in a bed and breakfast.