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Visit the 19th Century Farmhouse of Holland’s Founding Father

12/10/2018

Now maintained as a park and recreation area, the Van Raalte Farm is deeply rooted in the heritage of Saugatuck’s neighbor, Holland. Built by Benjamin, the son of the City of Holland’s...

Explore Saugatuck’s Dune’s on Snowshoes

12/10/2018

Landsharks is your premiere winter season outfitter with all the gear you need to explore the outdoors in Saugatuck this winter. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing is great in Saugatuck during...

Christmas at the Cappon House, Holland, MI

11/16/2018

Constructed in the 1870s originally, the current Cappon House has been restored to its circa 1900 appearance. Back then, it was the home of Holland’s first mayor and local tannery proprietor...

Foodie-Fans Will Love Fustini’s in Holland, MI

11/16/2018

Foodie-fans will love Fustini's Oil and Vinegar Shop in Holland, especially during the holiday season when great food is a plenty and family members await impressive gifts on Christmas morning...

Gift Shopping at the FennMagic Holiday Maker’s Market

10/11/2018

Shopping for friends and family this holiday season doesn’t have to be stressful. Why not make a trip out of it and spend a relaxing weekend at the Hotel Saugatuck while shopping our diverse...

Bubbles at J. Petter Galleries in Douglas, MI

10/11/2018

The perfect start to your holiday season takes place in Saugatuck! At J. Petter Galleries, make a pairing unlike any other when fine art and fine wine come together. This November, the annual...

Blue Coast Artists Driving Tour

09/24/2018

Travel the scenic Blue Star Highway and back roads that connect South Haven and Saugatuck if you’re interested in discovering one of the state’s hidden (but one of its most treasured)...

Ox-tober at the Ox-Bow School of Art

09/12/2018

It wasn’t always called the Art Coast of Michigan, but the communities of creatives in and around Saugatuck trace their roots to a small group that sought refuge here from Chicago’s...

Hungry Village Tours in Saugatuck, MI

08/23/2018

Hungry Village Tours is a great way to get that authentic, behind-the-scenes glimpse into what makes Saugatuck “tick,” so to speak. Local culture, food, wine, and customs will all have...

Saugatuck Boat Cruises

08/08/2018

Situated on Lake Michigan (and named one of America’s Top 10 Lake Towns!), Saugatuck has been defined by water since its first days. From the layout of the streets to recreational activities...

Visit Saugatuck's World-Famous Oval Beach

07/24/2018

The summer is here in Saugatuck! As one of the best beaches on the planet (according to National Geographic and MTV), Saugatuck’s Oval Beach offers visitors and residents alike clean sandy...

Gift Shopping at the Holland Bowl Mill

07/06/2018

What started in the 1920s as a wooden shoe manufacturer has since turned into one of the few remaining locations that still turns wooden bowls. Skillfully crafted, the artisan wooden bowls and...

Cruise Saugatuck's Waterways on a Restored Retro Boat

05/21/2018

If you haven’t been to Saugatuck before, then you may not know that there is always more to explore. There are dozens of ways to see and experience Saugatuck and Douglas. With warmer weather...

Nature Contained Workshop at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

05/11/2018

There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of spring (and soon, the summer!) than to get in touch with your inner nature-lover. Whether it’s garden-fresh herbs to cook with or the...

Craft Beer and Breweries Tour in the Saugatuck, MI Area

04/18/2018

Plan your next getaway to Michigan’s Art Coast with a stay at The Hotel Saugatuck, just minutes away from dozens of craft brewhouses, wineries, distilleries, and cider houses. With thousands...

Get A Taste of Saugatuck’s Restaurants

04/05/2018

One of the most common questions our visitors ask is, “Where should we go to eat?” While your delicious breakfast is already taken care of in your luxurious room (baked French toast...

Visit Michigan’s Allegan Antique Market

03/19/2018

Michigan’s largest and finest collection of antiques can be found at the Allegan Antique Market. With over 400 dealers in every field of antiques and collectibles, you’re guaranteed to...

Explore the Great Outdoors in Saugatuck this Spring

03/19/2018

Spring is just around the corner in Saugatuck and that means that visitors and residents alike are starting to head outdoors. With miles of hiking trails and some of the best beaches in the...

Take a Historic Walking Tour in Holland, MI

02/22/2018

There’s a lot to see in Holland and the surrounding area, just a few minutes north of Saugatuck.

Browse Art and Sip Wine at J. Petter Galleries in Douglas, MI

02/22/2018

One of Saugatuck’s most interesting destinations are J. Petter Galleries, a 12,000 square foot fine art gallery that displays local artists in tandem with the wine gallery. An unusual find...

Savor the Salt of the Earth in Saugatuck, Michigan

01/31/2018

Winter in Saugatuck and Douglas can absolutely be the most wonderful time of the year, and it often is. Despite being known for our beautiful, sugar sand beaches and summertime fun, Saugatuck is a...

Spend Valentine’s Day in Saugatuck

01/07/2018

Saugatuck may be known as a popular summer destination to travelers around the world, but the quaint, small-town charm of our “seaside” community also makes it one of the most romantic...

Explore Saugatuck’s Winter Art Exhibits

12/22/2017

There’s always been a great mystery to the Great Lakes. Maybe it’s their unexpected presence in North America, those characteristic stormy seas that have sunken ships and taken lives,...

Take a Date-Night Cooking Class in Holland

12/12/2017

Register for a cooking class this winter at Fustini’s School of Cooking Oils, a classroom teaching everything from the basics to the most advanced cooking skills. There are a lot of options...

Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo

11/22/2017

Tour one of Michigan’s oldest original breweries in the nearby city of Kalamazoo. With more than 40 different beers on tap, Bell’s Brewery also offers a full-service restaurant, caf...

Christmas in Saugatuck, Michigan

11/10/2017

Celebrate the season Saugatuck style at Saugatuck’s Festive Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 2nd at 1PM on the famous Butler Street. The Whoville themed celebration, the main...

Frederk Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI

10/23/2017

Visit one of the country’s most significant botanical locations in Grand Rapids, a forty-minute drive from Saugatuck that is well beyond worth the drive. Besides its outdoor four-season...

Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival

10/09/2017

Whether you’re seeking to learn more, or just taste a delicious glass of wine (or two) this fall, Grand Rapids is likely the place you want to be. Luckily, while you’re staying at The...

Michigan’s Arts and Eats Fall Tour

09/21/2017

Traveling through Michigan’s southwest corner has never been more creative—or as tasty! Once a year, Michigan’s Arts and Eats annual fall event brings together the art, food, and...

Harvest Time in Holland, Michigan

09/08/2017

Visit Saugatuck’s neighbor this October for Downtown Holland’s Fall Fest. Celebrate your favorite things about the fall like pumpkins and jack-o-lantern carvings as well as some of the...

Experience Autumn at Fenn Valley Vineyards, MI

08/25/2017

Fenn Valley is less than fifteen minutes away from the Hotel Saugatuck. That’s a short drive for such a great tasting room that has plenty of activities, attractions, and events. Visit the...

Discover Douglas Michigan this September

08/25/2017

For more than century, the Saugatuck-Douglas duo has been one of the Midwest’s favorite locations to escape the stress and work of daily life. Knowing how to relax, have fun, and unwind is...

Art in the Park in Holland, MI

07/27/2017

The first Saturday of August is approaching and that means Holland is holding its Art in the Park event. Up to 300 artists and artisans from eight different states will be displaying and selling...

Take a Tour of the Felt Mansion

07/07/2017

Near the gigantic sand dunes north of Saugatuck sits a historic mansion built by Dorr E. Felt, the inventor of the first office processing machine able to quickly perform four math functions. It...

Cruise Down the Kalamazoo

06/22/2017

Experience Saugatuck and Douglas from the waters of the Kalamazoo River on the downriver hydrobiking adventure. The two-three hour “bike” rides by Saugatuck HydroBikes on the Kalamazoo...

Explore the Saugatuck Sand Dunes

06/12/2017

Start exploring one of Saugatuck’s most interesting attractions, the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The day-use public park features fourteen miles of hiking trails through the scenic hills of...

The Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, MI

05/23/2017

Ranked one of the top five film festivals in the world by the Screen Actors Guild, the care-free beach vibes of the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan has been bringing indie films to...

The Hotel Saugatuck Musical Retreat Package

05/12/2017

The 2010 Tony-award winning musical takes to the stage at the Mason Street Warehouse at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts beginning this June for...

A Culinary Adventure in Saugatuck, MI

04/24/2017

Take a culinary adventure through the storefronts of Saugatuck and Douglas with Hungry Village Tours, the perfect way to get to know the area better and have a fun time sampling food and wine...

The Tulip Time Festival

04/17/2017

Last month, as spring made its very first appearances, the town north of us, Holland, was a hot topic. Its ability to transport you to its European namesake in a variety of ways has made Holland...

Take a Tour of Holland, Michigan

03/23/2017

It’s not Europe, and you won’t be sipping coffee along the sparkling canals of Amsterdam. But it is pretty close; you don’t need a passport and you’ll still find yourself...

Antiques in Allegan County, Michigan

03/03/2017

Hunting season just started for Michigan’s antique aficionados and the state famous for its summers has just thrown open its doors for springtime. Michigan’s largest antique show,...

Fenn Valley’s Winemaker’s Dinner

02/24/2017

Visit Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar for the special dinner event you won’t forget: the Around the World with the Winemaker dinner. The dinner starts with a sparkling wine and cheese...

St. Patrick’s Day Weekend in Saugatuck

02/13/2017

There’s always something to do in Saugatuck and St. Patrick’s Day Weekend has its own list of festivities for you to celebrate your Irish heritage, grab a beer, or enjoy the parade....

Cannonsburg: West Michigan’s Premier Ski Destination

01/24/2017

For over fifty years, West Michigan’s premier ski and snowboard destination has been Cannonsburg. With the 2015 addition of the Zipline Adventure Tour, Cannonsburg turned itself into a year-...

Saugatuck’s February Local Chef Series

01/06/2017

Situated in a historical 19th century Victorian house, Borrowed Time is a casual dining place that serves specialty wines, craft beer, small plates of meats and cheeses, and homemade...

Be Inspired at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, MI

12/16/2016

On display at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts until January 14th is Donna F. St. John’s internationally-recognized exhibit, Tributes of Authentic Heroism. This one will make you...

Snow in Saugatuck, MI: A Winter Hike in Snowshoes

12/07/2016

Michigan’s natural landscapes make it one of the most unique states in the country, and its wildlife and endless forests make it a gem in the Midwest. In Holland, a fifteen minute drive...

Shopping on Saugatuck’s Butler Street

11/22/2016

Saugatuck’s main thoroughfare, Butler Street, is a shopping hotspot and one of the most popular attractions in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. The town’s intimate, small-town appeal...

Belvedere Restaurant Wine and Dine

11/09/2016

Enjoy a romantic night out at one of the most interesting restaurants in Saugatuck. The Belvedere Restaurant uses its breathtaking Victorian elegance, white tablecloth dining, and extravagant...

Going for Gold: Fennville's Award-Winning Vineyard

10/06/2016

Fenn Valley Vineyards lives and breathes by its slogan, or at least its grapes do. "The Lake Effect Everyone Loves" is part of a brand that specializes in the growth of world-class...

The Big Apple: Crane Orchard's U-Pick

10/06/2016

What does an apple remind you of? Is it the cliche gift for a teacher or the story of Johnny Appleseed? Snow White's iconic Poison Apple? The overused phrase: "an apple a day keeps the...

Breakfast Yule Log
The perfect breakfast for the holidays, this recipe for a Breakfast Yule Log is from the chefs at The Hotel Saugatuck in Michigan.
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From the shores of Lake Kalamazoo, Michigan, near the town of Saugatuck, comes this guide for constructing a Summer Picnic Breakfast from the kitchens of The Hotel Saugatuck.
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The Hotel Saugtauck makes Travel Channel's Top 10 Best Budget-Friendly Babymoon Destinations.
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The Hotel Saugatuck one of 7 Hotels That Will Make You Want to Travel for Your Next Beer
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