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Saugatuck Sand Dunes

Explore Saugatuck's Sand Dunes

Nestled between the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan you'll find one of West Michigan's natural treasures: rolling sand dunes for miles! The Saugatuck Dunes are part of the largest grouping of freshwater dunes in the world. They were formed by glaciers thousands of years ago and sculpted over time by wind, waves and native vegetation. During your next stay with us at The Hotel...

Farmer's Market

Farmers Market at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

There's nothing like a farmers market in the summertime to connect a community with its local farmers and artisans. They're a great place to quite literally get a "taste" of the region with a incredible selection of farm-fresh products. During your summer getaway to western Michigan, we invite you to immerse yourself in our agricultural bounty with a visit to...

Oval Beach

Visit One of the World's Top Beaches in Saugatuck

A sweeping shoreline, sugar-sand beach, sparkling water, towering sand dunes. If this describes your ideal beach, then make plans to visit Saugatuck this summer and spend a day at our world-renowned Oval Beach. This is Saugatuck's main beach on Lake Michigan and is a summertime favorite for residents and...

Antique Shops

Find Timeless Treasures in Allegan County

With its rich history in agriculture, manufacturing, culture and craftsmanship, it's no wonder Michigan is a gold mine when it comes to antiquing. Treasure hunters can peruse a multitude of antique shops throughout Allegan County along Michigan's western coast to uncover unique vintage finds. New-to-you pieces can invigorate your home space while carrying the memory of your antiquing...

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park

One of the most visited art museums in the world can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan – a 40-minute drive from Saugatuck that's well worth the trip. The Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park combines the experience of stunning gardens with fine art. The 158-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical...

Tulip Time

It's Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

You don't have to travel to the Netherlands to immerse yourself in tulips, windmills and Dutch culture. You'll find all that and more with a visit to Holland, Michigan. Spring is the perfect time to make the trip, when all the tulips are in bloom and the city is awash in glorious, vibrant color. Holland's annual Tulip Time Festival...

Tulips

Spend the Day in Holland, Michigan

Forbes Magazine named Holland, Michigan, one of America's prettiest towns – and it's easy to see why. As the town's name suggests, Holland has a rich Dutch heritage that serves as its cultural identity and a theme for many of its popular attractions. Situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa, Holland has much to offer – great beaches, a...

Meyer May House

A Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece in Grand Rapids

You may be familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright, considered the greatest American architect of all time. Over a creative period of 70 years, he designed more than 1,000 structures. His first major commission here in Michigan was the Meyer May House in Grand Rapids. And it makes a great side trip while you're visiting us in...

Snowshoeing

Snowshoe through Saugatuck's Dunes

For winter outdoor enthusiasts, there's nothing more peaceful and tranquil than taking a hike on a bed of freshly fallen snow. Here in Saugatuck, the dunes that stretch along Lake Michigan's shoreline are the perfect spot for snowshoeing and exploring our winter wonderland on foot. Miles of spectacular trails wind through serene woods and along the lakeshore's edge. Don't miss...

Virtue Cider Orchard

Bless the Orchards at Virtue Cider's Winter Wassail

You've heard of wassail, the warm mulled cider drink enjoyed during the holiday season and the cold winter months that follow. But maybe you didn't know that wassailing is an old English custom of blessing fruit tree orchards with drinking and singing to ensure a good harvest in the coming year.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Wintertime Visual and Performing Arts on Michigan's Art Coast

The Saugatuck-Douglas area is known as the Art Coast of Michigan for its rich history of embracing visual and performing artists and encouraging a community with a deep appreciation of the arts. Many working painters, sculptors and other artists call this area home. Musicians and actors hone their craft here on the stage and in the concert hall. Together they inspire the creative culture that...

Downhill skiing

Downhill Skiing near Saugatuck, Michigan

When temperatures fall below freezing and snow blankets the ground, it's time to embrace the spirit of winter by getting outside and enjoying all that Michigan's winter wonderland has to offer. Don't let a little chill keep you indoors! Michigan’s stunning landscape was made for snow sports, and you'll find some of the most exciting, diverse downhill skiing terrains not...