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Cross Country Skiing

Michigan’s stunning landscape was made for snow sports, and you'll find some of the most exciting, diverse cross-country and downhill skiing terrains not far from The Hotel Saugatuck. So pack your gear for a winter weekend getaway and hit the trails and slopes with your favorite snow bunny.

Ice volcanoes

While Oval Beach is Saugatuck's premier destination for summer sun and sand, don't pass up a chance to view frosty Lake Michigan from its shoreline in the winter months. You might just get to observe some of Mother Nature's most amazing winter weather phenomena.

Hot tub and fireplace

Not every vacation has to be packed with adventure. It's OK for couples to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life to focus on relaxation and rejuvenation. Paying attention to your own health and well-being can strengthen relationships, improve productivity and simply boost your overall happiness.

Sleigh Ride through the woods

It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together! Imagine bringing this classic holiday song to life – you and your partner snuggled together under cozy blankets in a horse-drawn sleigh. Wild West Ranch in nearby Fennville, Michigan, can help make this magical winter vision a reality.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park skiing

Saugatuck Dunes State Park is the ideal vacation hideaway spot for couples interested in exploring challenging climbs and hiking along the long shorelines. The dunes and forest views of Saugatuck Dunes State Park will take your breath away, especially in winter, when covered by thick white snow. The guide will tell you interesting facts about the history of the area while also providing many, many laughs along the way. This is one activity we highly recommend.

Saugatuck Dune Rides

(Photo by Duncan Wolfe) One of Saugatuck’s premier attractions is the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, a day-use public park encompassing two-and-a-half miles of secluded Lake Michigan shoreline and 1,000 acres of steep slopes, rolling hills and fresh water coastal dunes more than 200 feet tall. A long sandy beach and 300-acre natural area attract enthusiasts, birdwatchers and hikers year-round.

Apple picking in Saugatuck

(Photo by Jill Devries) Revel in the natural, organic bounty of one of the finest orchards in Michigan, Crane Orchards in Fennville.  Fueled by the rich soil and abundant waters of the Great Lakes, the orchard is a great autumn destination to enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature. Available varieties for picking vary throughout the season and currently visitors to the Orchard can pick Ida Reds, Jonathan, Empire and Jonagold. Gala and Honey Crisp have been pre-picked and are available for purchase.

Wine and cheese

It's that time of year when cozy fireplaces, farm-to-table artisanal cheeses, and flavorful wines and ciders call us to immerse ourselves in the colorful majesty of the fall season. Our region is rich in fall color tours and homegrown, wholesome ingredients harvested from our scenic rural lands and handcrafted by our farmers.

The Hotel Saugatuck

Join the rapidly growing micro-cation trend and include Saugatuck on your next itinerary. Condé Nast Traveler and their vast network of writers and resources compile an annual list of geographically diverse destinations that appeal to travelers of all types.

Downtown Saugatuck

After you’ve enjoyed your homemade gourmet breakfast delivered to your lake view room or cottage at our luxury bed and breakfast, take a leisurely thirty-minute drive to nearby Allegan and be one of the first to visit Michigan’s largest antique show starting April 26th. Antiques Magazine rates the Allegan Antiques Market “One of the Ten Best Shows in America” and draws antique lovers from across the Midwest.

Real to Reel Film Festival

Our region is renowned as the Art Coast of Michigan and we invite you to celebrate, explore and enjoy the two-day Real to Reel 2020 Film Festival at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts on March 27 and 28. Held annually since 1979, the festival includes weekend-long exhibition openings, exclusive artist talks and demonstrations, live music, pop-up shopping, local food, craft brews, and parties.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

February is that special time of year when we celebrate the ones we love and, for many, it is also a time for reflection and exploration. In Saugatuck, this peaceful season allows you to embrace the quiet winter wonderland at the edge of Lake Michigan.

Coral Cables room at The Hotel Saugatuck

Stay in a unique historic room, each with a fireplace, hydrotherapy tub, and room service, as well as offerings to celebrate this holiday of love. Add that finishing touch of flowers, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries to honor your special love.

Featured in Forbes, The Hotel Saugatuck is one of the 25 best international destinations for transformational travel.  Wrap your loved one in the small-town charm that is Saugatuck with its warmly lit specialty, antique and wine shops, microbreweries, boutique restaurants, and art galleries.