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Fall in Love with Saugatuck's Most Romantic Restaurants

Saugatuck, Michigan is a charming town that boasts beautiful beaches, art galleries and unique shops. It is also home to some of the most romantic restaurants that offer a memorable dining experience you and your loved one won’t want to miss. Here are a few of the romantic restaurants in and near Saugatuck that we recommend to our guests at The Hotel Saugatuck, whether you're looking...

Art Gallery

Explore Saugatuck's Winter Exhibits and Art Galleries

Saugatuck's art scene is vibrant any time of year, even in the hush of winter when our lakeshore community enjoys a peaceful break from the buzz of summer crowds. For more than a century, art has been part of the culture of the region, appropriately dubbed "The Art Coast of Michigan." The area's creative roots date back 100 years to when The Art Institute of Chicago...

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Hit the Slopes at West Michigan's Premier Ski Area

Whether you like to swoosh down double black diamonds or prefer a leisurely glide down the bunny hills, you'll find the perfect terrain for your skill level at Cannonsburg Ski Area. This premier West Michigan ski and snowboard destination is located in Belmont, Michigan, less than an hour northeast of The Hotel Saugatuck. So during...

Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping Along Butler Street in Saugatuck

You've made your list and checked it twice. Now you're ready to do some holiday shopping! Forget Amazon or the mall. Instead, explore the unique retail shops and boutiques along one of the main thoroughfares in downtown Saugatuck – Butler Street – where you'll find distinctive gifts for everyone in every price range... and maybe even a little something for yourself.

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Discover Saugatuck's Sister City - Douglas, Michigan

Right where the Kalamazoo River forms a harbor just before emptying into Lake Michigan is where you'll find the twin cities, Saugatuck and Douglas. While Saugatuck is larger and sometimes garners more name recognition, Douglas is equally as charming and inviting. When you stay at the historic Hotel Saugatuck, you're right across the river from Douglas, which has been dubbed "The...

Restaurant

Savor the Flavors of Saugatuck's Best Restaurants

Whether you're a foodie in search of a vibrant food scene or just plain hungry for a delicious bite to eat, Saugatuck has some of the best restaurants along the Lake Michigan coast. One of the highlights to an awesome getaway is exploring your vacation destination's unique eats. In fact, one of the most frequent questions we get here at The Hotel Saugatuck from our guests is, “...

Wine Tasting

Experience Fall at Fenn Valley Vineyards

Autumn in Michigan is nothing short of spectacular. The canopy of leaves changes into beautiful shades of reds, yellows and oranges. The crisp air makes for perfect sweater weather. Evening walks along our Lake Michigan beaches end with show-stopping sunsets. It's magical!

Felt Mansion

Hauntings and History at Felt Mansion

Nestled in the dunes along Lake Michigan between Saugatuck and Holland is the majestic Felt Mansion. Once the luxurious summer home of self-made millionaire and inventor Dorr E. Felt, this expansive estate is a hidden gem of West Michigan history. The mansion is said to be haunted by the ghost of Dorr's wife, Agnes, who died just...

Retro Boat

Cruise Saugatuck Waterways on a Retro Boat

As the summer season winds down and the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Michigan happen a little earlier each day, it's not too late to enjoy time out on Saugatuck's waterways. A great place to rent a fun watercraft is Retro Boat Rentals on Water Street, about a mile from The Hotel Saugatuck. As the name suggests, these boats will...

Crane Orchards

Fall Fruit Picking at Crane Orchards

Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie. Ready or not, fall harvest season is here! There's no better way to get a mouth-watering taste of nature's bounty than to pick tree-ripened fruit yourself. When you stay with us at The Hotel Saugatuck, head to Crane Orchards in nearby Fennville for a hands-on orchard experience. There's...

Art in the Park

Art in the Park in Holland, Michigan

Thousands of people will converge on downtown Holland on August 6 for Art in the Park – a day of fine art and crafts, live music, and food. In its 51-year history, this event has grown to draw one of the largest influxes of visitors to the city on a single day, second only to...

Big Lake Classic Fishing Tournament

Reel in a Trophy Fish at the Big Lake Classic

Fact: Michigan touches four of the five Great Lakes and has more than 11,000 inland lakes, plus countless rivers and streams. It's no wonder the fishing is good here in Michigan! Whether you're a champion angler or a weekend enthusiast, you'll find unmatched freshwater fishing opportunities here in Saugatuck, where the Kalamazoo River empties into Lake Michigan.