Here’s Why You Should Stop by Tabor Hill Wine Port

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In cozy Saugatuck, MI, an array of shops and storefronts welcome you to wander downtown. One of those wonderful storefronts is the Tabor Hill Wine Port. As Saugatuck’s premier wine tasting room, Tabor Hill is the headquarters for wine in the area. Let the experts at Tabor Hill Wine Port guide you to the best wine experience you’ve ever had. It’s a great activity to sample the local flair and fare during your visit to Saugatuck!

Are you looking for the best things to see and do on Michigan’s Art Coast? Then, look no further than the recommended activities from Lakeshore Lodging! Our recommendations are sure to make your visit the best one yet. Trust us, we’re experts and we’re local!

You’ll Love the Selection and Expertise at Tabor Hill Wine Port

Though the wine is produced about an hour south of Saugatuck, the Tabor Hill Wine Port offers to residents and visitors of Saugatuck the chance to experience wine like never before. If you’re looking for quality wine with the opportunity for a tasting, then this is the spot for you. At the store, Tabor Hill’s wine experts are ready and waiting to guide you through their selection. They will walk you through tasting notes of each of their wines, highlighting flavors and aromas that make the wines special. It’s the perfect complement to the art galleries and boutiques downtown, too, meaning your shopping trip won’t be complete without a stop into the Tabor Hill Wine Port.

Tabor Hill Winery in Buchanan, MI

If you’re up for a little bit of an adventure from Saugatuck, then you should definitely make the trek down to Buchanan to visit the winery itself. At the winery lodge, you’ll love the hardwood floors and decor, and the unique lighting will set the mood for your visit. It’s the perfect place to relax and rest with quality Michigan wine. Plus, they’re open during the winter for wine tastings and dining, as well as the rest of the year. You can take a tour beginning in the springtime, and keep in mind that the restaurant is closed the week before Christmas to the middle of January. To stay up to date, you can check out their hours and locations.

Take the Journey During Your Saugatuck Getaway

Whether you’re just stopping in for some quality wine at the Tabor Hill Wine Port or making the journey down to Buchanan to see the winery, itself, you can’t go wrong during your Saugatuck getaway! And, when you stay with Lakeshore Lodging during your time here, you’ll feel right at home! Our beautiful vacation rentals are both comfortable and convenient, and we’re confident you’ll enjoy your time with us more than anywhere else. So, check out our available rentals and see for yourself the quality you’ll enjoy. Then, contact us to reserve your stay! Finally, if you need more ideas for things to see and do in the area. We guarantee they’ll make your vacation the best one yet!

Have your Michigan garden wedding at Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens

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Do you dream of having a beautiful garden wedding? Does getting married in the midst of freshly opened apple blossoms enchant you? Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens is the premier wedding venue in western Michigan where you can begin your fairytale. Imagine walking down the aisle in the small country chapel with dear friends and family looking on. Or, recite your vows in the beautiful garden setting under the gazebo. Come, see for yourself how you can make your dream a reality.

Here at Lakeshore Lodging, we’re just minutes away from all of the best things to do in the area. If you’re looking for fun activities for the family to do ahead of the wedding, then check out our Area Information page for the best ideas.

Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens is a Wonderful Wedding Venue

Set in an old apple orchard with apple trees over 100 years old, you can have the wedding of your dreams. The well-maintained property has plenty of great photo opportunities, including first-look photo ops. When you get married at Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairytale. You’ll be surrounded by tall trees, vibrant flowers, and a serene pond. Say, “I do,” under the iron-domed gazebo near the peaceful sound of a fountain. The grassy lawn makes a perfect place to set up chairs and invite everybody, and a stepping stone paved aisle is easy to walk.

The garden isn’t the only beautiful spot on site to be married.

Apple Blossom Chapel is charming and perfect for the small, more traditional wedding. Floral patterned carpets line the aisle and beveled glass windows make the chapel a beautiful ceremony venue. In addition, the chapel dressing room is ideal for the bride to get ready. The intimate chapel is great for those wanting a wedding in a small country chapel.

Have Your Reception, Too

For a smaller wedding, the patio is great for a cocktail-style reception with family and friends. You can enjoy the patio from May to October. For a larger wedding reception, the lawn is the perfect place. Rent a tent and receive up to 200 guests after the ceremony. You’ll love the whimsical setting of a reception on the lawn surrounded by blooming gardens.

Other Important Notes

Depending on the package, you have a choice of music systems, decorations for rent, chairs for the reception, flower girl basket, ring bearer pillow, twinkling string lights, a unity table, cupcake stand, and even a punch bowl. The chapel and lawn are both handicap accessible, as well, and the venue has liability insurance. On-site parking makes getting everyone there that much easier. Plus, WiFi is available for all the photos your guests will upload to social media.

The Perfect Place for Guests to Stay

When you plan your wedding at Apple Blossom Chapel and Gardens, you’ll need a place for guests to stay. That’s where we come in. Lakeshore Lodging is just minutes away from your venue, and we offer the best vacation rentals in the area. Check out our rental homes and keep everybody happy! If you or your guests need ideas on the best things to do in the area, then check out our Area Information page! Contact us today to book!

4 of the Best Reasons to Spend Christmas in Michigan

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If you’re planning a vacation in the winter, a state that experiences heavy snowfall annually like Michigan might not be at the top of your list. However, don’t let the precipitation scare you away – Michigan embodies every essential Christmas element. Cozy fireplaces, snowy evenings, and an atmosphere that encourages community and cheer: if you ask us, that sounds like the perfect place to spend Christmas 2016. There are a lot of things that we love about living in Michigan, and one of them is spending time with the ones closest to us over the holidays. Christmas in Michigan provides the perfect opportunity to do that, and if you stay with us in Saugatuck, you’ll see for yourself why we love it!

4 of the Best Reasons to Spend Christmas in Michigan

1. The Scenery

We’ll start with the most obvious reason: postcard-worthy scenery. What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Presents, lights, and Santa aside, you might picture smoke rising from chimneys on snow-covered roofs, fir trees, and the gentle glow of streetlamps illuminating gentle snowfalls. That’s what you’ll find here. It’s hard to beat the views that we have in winter! Bundle up and explore the beauty that is Christmas in Michigan.

2. There’s Actually a Town Called Christmas in Michigan

Alright, we couldn’t resist listing this one. A town in Michigan that’s actually called Christmas? Yes, it exists, and yes, it’s celebration of all things Christmas! If you’re looking for the ornaments decorations or anything other Christmas related item, well, this is the place to be. The hotels in town capitalize on the name, and you can stay at places like Evergreen Cottage, White Pine Lodge, and Winter Dreamland. In the winter, snowmobiling is the activity of choice. Note: Christmas is quite a drive from Saugatuck (over six hours). We listed it here not as a local attraction, but more of a reason to visit our state during the holidays. And, well, how could we not talk about such a unique town?

3. Snow

If you live in a state that considers 70 degrees to be chilly, then Christmas for you probably involves palm trees, the sunshine, and flip-flops. There’s no better place to get your fill of snow – or experience it for the first time – than here in Michigan. That white powdery stuff that falls from the sky arrives in feet here, not inches, and transforms the Great Lakes State into a winter wonderland.

4. Christmas Celebrations in Saugatuck-Douglas

We saved the best for last. All across the state, you can find holiday festivals and craft shows, but if you want the best Christmas in Michigan experience, then make plans to visit Saugatuck. Between our lovely town and neighboring Douglas, we celebrate the season throughout the entire month of December! This Saugatuck-Douglas Christmas calendar is packed with great events for everyone. The fun gets going on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the Christmas Bazaar, Saugatuck’s “Whootville” Christmas Parade, and much more. That’s only the start of the fun! Other great events include Winterfest at Felt Mansion (Dec. 10), performances of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Wine Tasting at Felt Mansion (Dec. 17), Christmas Eve services, and a Christmas dinner! Visit the Saugatuck-Douglas events calendar for more information.

Spend this Christmas in Saugatuck

A pleasant town with a creative community and welcoming spirit, Saugatuck draws people from across the country annually. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, our town is the ideal getaway, any time of year. Enjoy a lazy vacation on Oval Beach, explore local art galleries and vineyards, or cozy up for the holidays here. No matter when you visit or how many people you bring with you, let Lakeshore Lodging help you find the perfect place to stay. Our Lake Michigan vacation homes feature all the amenities and space you need, whether you want a house on the shore or an apartment in town. Stay with Lakeshore Lodging, and see what makes Saugatuck so special. Contact us today, online or by calling (866) 765-7522.

12 of the Most Unique Craft Shows in Michigan

Fall in Michigan brings a lot of things with it, like fun festivals, stunning foliage, football, and of course, craft shows! If you like to spend your free time crafting and creating, then you’ll love these craft shows in Michigan. With the holiday season quickly approaching, craft shows are a perfect place to pick up special gifts for friends and family. Whether you’re selling, buying, or just enjoying the creative atmosphere, you’ll want to mark your calendars and attend these craft shows in Michigan.

12 of the Most Unique Craft Shows in Michigan

Chapel Hill Arts and Crafts Show – Oct. 1, 2016, Berrien Springs. MI.

Orchard View Fall Marketplace – Oct. 15, 2016, Grand Rapids, MI

Grace Fellowship CraftShow – Oct. 15, 2016, Comstock Park, MI.

Homestead Fall Festival and Arts & Crafts Fair – Oct. 15-16, 2016, South Haven, MI.

Kalamazoo’s Ultimate Outdoor Garage Sale – Oct. 22, 2016, Kalamazoo, MI.

Christmas Arts & Crafts Show – Nov. 5, 2016, Kalamazoo, MI.

Mona Shores Holiday Arts & Crafts Show – Nov. 5, 2016, Muskegon, MI.

Arts & Antiques Weekend – Nov. 11, 2016, South Haven, MI.

Holiday Craft Bazaar – Nov. 12, 2016, St. Joseph, MI.

Holiday Art Show & Sale – Nov. 17-19, 2016, Kalamazoo, MI.

Schoolhouse & Arts & Crafts Show – Nov. 19, 2016, East Grand Rapids, MI.

Rogue River Artisans – Dec. 3, 2016, Lowell, MI.

Don’t Miss These Michigan Fall Festivals, Either…

Not only are there an abundance of craft shows in Michigan, but there are also plenty of fall festivals! Check out what’s happening in and around Saugatuck this fall:

Families will love Fall Fun Days in Downtown Saugatuck throughout the month of October. Enjoy games, food, and music, during this month-long celebration.

See Saugatuck’s artistic side this fall and enjoy the Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour of Studios. The event is free and will take place on Oct. 1-2.

You can’t celebrate fall without the Lakeshore Harvest Country 10th Annual Road Rally on Oct. 8! The rally is an exciting tour through the scenic back roads of the Saugatuck-Douglas area that involves clue-hunting and prizes.

In nearby Douglas, Beery Field will come alive at night during “Glow in the Park,” on October 28. Expect plenty of glow in the dark fun, Halloween costumes, food, music, and more. Make sure you come back for the Douglas Nighttime Halloween Parade for Adults the next evening on Oct. 29!

Enjoy the Creative Atmosphere of Michigan’s Art Coast in Saugatuck

Artists, makers, and anyone who loves creativity will feel at home and inspired here in Saugatuck. Tour any of the great art galleries in Saugatuck (including the J. Petter Wine Gallery!), and you’ll quickly see why this inviting beach town is called Michigan’s Art Coast. Find inspiration for your next painting or project in the beauty of Lake Michigan, the Kalamazoo River, or the scenic landscape that surrounds the area. Of course, you don’t have to be an artist to enjoy Saugatuck – people from all backgrounds and parts of the country choose our town to vacation in and visit every year. Lakeshore Lodging provides the best Lake Michigan vacation homes in the area, from Saugatuck to South Haven. No matter how big or small your group is, we have a vacation home that will meet your needs. With amenities like furnished kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and more, Lakeshore Lodging’s selection of Saugatuck rental homes has what you’re looking for. Stay with us, and you’ll be just minutes from the area’s best attractions. Contact us today, online or at (866) 765-7522 for more information!

Here’s What You Need to Know About Felt Mansion

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One of Michigan’s most popular tourist attractions is a stunning mansion located less than 20 miles away from Saugatuck. Built in the 1920s, Felt Mansion is an incredible structure, spanning over 12,000 square feet, located on the beautiful Felt Estate property. Take a tour of the mansion, plan your wedding here, or stop by for one of the many events, but no matter what brings you here, you’ll love your trip to Felt Mansion. It’s just one of many great attractions a short drive from Saugatuck!

About Felt Mansion

According to the Felt Mansion website, Wisconsin native Dorr Eugene Felt built the mansion for his wife Agnes, starting in 1925 and finishing in 1928. Felt had invented a calculator called the Comptometer, and the device’s success had made him a millionaire. After Felt and his wife had passed away, the family held onto Felt Mansion before selling it in 1949. The following decades the saw the mansion and the Felt Estate be used first as a seminary and later a prison. Today, as stated on the mansion’s website, volunteers from surrounding communities are actively working to restore Felt Mansion to the excellent condition it would have been in in the 1920s.

Tours

The best way to experience the beauty of Dorr Felt’s mansion is with a tour! Take a public or private guided tour, and see for yourself the mansion’s incredible design and size. Felt Mansion houses 25 rooms, a ballroom, and more. Tours also include a history of the mansion and the equally impressive estate grounds, allowing you to experience what life for the Felt family was like. If you look at the photo gallery on the mansion’s website, you’ll get a glimpse at the amazing condition of the property.

Weddings

Felt Mansion weddings are some of the most picturesque ceremonies that you’ll see, thanks to the mansion’s aesthetics! Picture yourself celebrating in the beauty of this massive, luxurious home, or on the grounds outside of it. Check out these videos of past receptions, and you the Felt Estate will be at top of your list of venue choices.

Located just a couple miles from the Felt Estate is the Chapel at Shore Acres, another popular choice for weddings. Visit the mansion’s website for more details on the chapel.

More Information

To learn more about tours, upcoming events, and reservations, visit the Felt Estate online, or call (616) 335-3050.

Felt Mansion is located at 6597 138th Ave, Holland, MI 49423.

Stay with Lakeshore Lodging and Experience the Best of Western Michigan

There’s a lot to do and see in Saugatuck and the surrounding area, from Lake Michigan beach fun to vineyards, art galleries, and much more. Visitors flock to Western Michigan every year, and Saugatuck is the area’s most popular place to stay! If you want the best lodging experience in the area, choose Lakeshore Lodging. Our selection of Lake Michigan vacation homes will put you within a short drive of Saugatuck’s best attractions, whether that’s Oval Beach or Fenn Valley Vineyards. Our spacious vacation homes offer everything that you need to relax, including amenities like fully-furnished kitchens, WiFi, hot tubs, and more. If you want to see what makes our beautiful Lake Michigan beach town so special, contact Lakeshore Lodging today, and we’ll help you find the vacation home that’s perfect for you.

How to Plan the Best Romantic Getaways in Michigan

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Sandy beaches and postcard-worthy views are staples of any romantic escape. But what if we told you that you didn’t have to travel to beach states or overseas to find that? What if the vacation you’ve been waiting to spend with a loved one was right here in the Great Lakes State? If it sounds too good to be true, don’t worry, because it isn’t. There are plenty of romantic getaways in Michigan! The next time you need an escape, consider the beautiful beach town of Saugatuck.

Saugatuck, One of the Best Romantic Getaways in Michigan

It’s no secret that Saugatuck is one of Michigan’s most popular beach towns. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and home to the renowned Oval Beach, Saugatuck is the ideal destination for a vacation. That goes for couples looking for an escape, too! In Saugatuck, you’ll find an inviting atmosphere offering plenty to do, but enough peace and quiet to slip away.

Dining

Good food is essential for every occasion, and that’s especially true in regards to romantic getaways. In Saugatuck, you’ll find a wide assortment of excellent restaurants. Start your day with a incredible breakfast at Pumpernickel’s Eatery, or satisfy your coffee cravings with the cold brew at Uncommon Coffee Roasters. For dinner, try Marro’s Italian Restaurant for the best Italian meal in town. If you’re in search of cuisine from the nation’s southern region, dine at The Southerner, and you might forget that you’re in Michigan!

Attractions

One of Saugatuck’s most prominent features is its art culture. You’ll love strolling through the town’s excellent galleries, like the Roan & Black and Armstrong De Graaf International Fine Art galleries. Or, pair fine drink and art at the J Petter Wine Gallery!

Speaking of drink, there are few drinks (if any) as closely associated with romance as wine, and the Saugatuck area is home to several great Michigan wineries! Take Fenn Valley Vineyards, for example. Located less than 10 miles from Saugatuck in Fennville, MI, Fenn Valley offers delicious wine, tours, and great events. Take in the beauty of Michigan while enjoying some of the state’s finest wine.

Looking to add a dash of fun to your trip? Explore the dunes of Michigan’s shoreline with Saugatuck Dune Rides! Or, hike to the top of Mount Baldhead for an amazing view of Saugatuck, Lake Michigan, and the Kalamazoo River.

Relaxation

What makes Saugatuck one of the best romantic getaways in Michigan? A lot of things, but the most obvious one is the beach. Nothing says “romantic” quite like a stroll along the shores of Lake Michigan at sunset. Head to Oval Beach, and you’ll quickly see why it has been ranked by multiple publications as one of the best beaches in both the U.S. and the world.

Need a Place to Stay for Your Getaway? Choose Saugatuck’s Own Lakeshore Lodging

You’ve chosen Saugatuck as the destination for your next romantic escape – an excellent choice – but where do you stay? The answer is simple: Lakeshore Lodging. Lakeshore Lodging provides visitors to the Saugatuck-Douglas area with excellent Lake Michigan vacation homes. Take advantage of the comfort and privacy of our vacation properties, and you’ll easily see why we offer a much better experience than a hotel. Our properties are ideal for couples, like the cozy 1 bedroom Mason Loft in Downtown Saugatuck or the Hoopdee Scootee Suite. Your search for romantic getaways in Michigan ends in Saugatuck – contact Lakeshore Lodging today.

5 of the Best Places to Enjoy Michigan Fall Colors

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It’s not hard to love fall in Michigan, and its best is its foliage. Michigan fall colors are the perfect display of what autumn should look like! Brilliant burnt hues, accompanied by farmland and Great Lakes shoreline, make Michigan a living postcard in autumn. All across the state, the changing leaves provide amazing views. Grab your jakcet, check out this Michigan fall colors map, and enjoy some of the best autumn scenery in the Great Lakes State.

5 of the Best Places to Enjoy Michigan Fall Colors

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In the summer, beachgoers flock to beach in Saugatuck for the sand and sun. In the fall, the beaches become the ideal location for a fall foliage stroll (gloves, hats, and apple cider are recommended). Of course, if you want the best view in town, climb the steps to the top of Mount Baldhead, and enjoy a great overlook of Saugatuck, Oval Beach, and the Kalamazoo River! What’s better than an already scenic view, combined with fall colors? (Hint: not much).

Grand Rapids

Known not only for its craft beer and art, Grand Rapids is also one the best places to see Michigan fall colors. Check out this great fall foliage tour of the city from Experience Grand Rapids to get an idea of what you’ll see. Make sure you visit during the annual ArtPrize festival!

Ann Arbor

You don’t have to be near a Great Lake to enjoy Michigan fall colors. In eastern Michigan, Ann Arbor is popular choice for autumn views. When the summer begins to fade, Pure Michigan recommends visiting the University of Michigan’s Nichols Arboretum, among other places. The website also has a great fall colors tour that includes Grand Rapids, Jackson, and Monroe. Check it out!

Traverse City

At the pocket of West Arm Traverse Bay (which eventually leads to Lake Michigan) is Traverse City. Both Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have named Traverse City one of the best places in the nation to enjoy fall colors!

Keweenaw Peninsula

Located at the top of the UP, the Keweenaw Peninsula was named by Midwest Living as one of the best places to see fall colors in the midwest. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior and the striking colors reflecting off its waters.

Fall Festivals in Michigan

Fall in Michigan brings more than beautiful colors – it also brings festivals! Fall festivals in Michigan provide everything from live music and family fun to season-specific food and drinks. No matter what part of the state you’re in, you can easily find a festival to enjoy. For an unbeatable season experience, plan a tour of fall foliage around a festival! Check out our blog for more information on the state’s best fall celebrations.

Michigan Beauty Any Time of Year in Saugatuck

You don’t have to wait until the temperatures start dropping to enjoy a trip to Saugatuck, MI – you’ll love your stay here, in any season. Of course, why not enjoy Michigan fall colors while staying in one of the state’s best beach towns? The team here at Lakeshore Lodging would love to help you find the perfect place to stay, thanks to our selection of Saugatuck vacation homes. Enjoy waterfront vacation housing on the shores of Lake Michigan, or treat yourself to a cozy stay in town during the fall. Either way, our Saugatuck rentals offer everything you need, like fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, hot tubs, and more. Contact us today, online or by calling (866) 765-7522, and enjoy the fall colors in Saugatuck.

How to Experience the Best of Crane Orchards in Michigan

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Just 15 minutes from Saugatuck is Crane Orchards, located in Fennville. Home to an abundance of delicious, seasonal fruit and fun, this family owned and operated orchard is one of the best attractions in the Saugatuck area. Whether you’re picking cherries in the summer, or navigating the corn maze in the fall, Crane Orchards offers a harvest of fun!

Crane Orchards

According to the orchard’s website, the 200-acre Crane Orchards property has been run by the Crane family since 1917, being passed down for generations since H.B. and Muriel Crane purchased first purchased the land.

Fruit

Michigan apples are in no shortage here, along with peaches and sweet cherries. Nearly 20 different varieties of apples are grown at the orchards, including Gala, Fuji, Honey Crisp, and Jonathan. Take home a bag for snacking or pick of a bushel of Macintosh, and add them to your favorite apple pie recipe. Not sure what to do with all the apples you picked? Check Crane’s apple storage tips!

If you prefer peach cobblers over apple pie, then you’re in luck. Crane Orchards peaches will be available to pick starting in early August, according to their website. Rising Star, Loring, and Starfire peaches are just a few of the 10 different varieties of Michigan peaches available! More information about the each variety grown can be found online. Just make sure to add a scoop of vanilla ice to your peach cobbler – the combination is unbeatable.

Last but not least, the Michigan cherry. Although picking season for the orchards’ sweet cherries is over for 2016, Crane’s grows six different kinds, including Cavaliers, Summits, and Reginas.

Activities

While the u-pick fruit at Crane Orchards is the main draw, there are plenty of other things to do, too! Covering 20 acres and offering the best in fall fun, the Corn Maze is highlight of fall at the orchards. Since 2002, the orchards have been hosting an exciting, themed corn maze. This year’s impressive design celebrates the property’s 100 year anniversary! Previous maze layouts include a Michigan State Trojans/University of Michigan Wolverines design in 2005, and a spooky Halloween design in 2006. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10, and free for anyone younger.

If you want to learn more about the orchards, hop on board a hay ride! Tickets are cheap (only $3!), and are offered in the fall. Kids will love the Cow Train, too. Each cart on the train looks like a cow, offering children a fun ride around the orchards. Tickets are $2 per rider.

Visiting

For fruit availability, hours, picking information, and more, visit Crane Orchards online or by calling (269) 561-8651. You can also follow them on Facebook! Crane Orchards is located 6504 124th Avenue, Fennville, MI 49408.

Enjoy Michigan Beauty When You Stay With Lakeshore Lodging

Saugatuck is not just another Lake Michigan beach town – it’s the Art Coast of Michigan! Surrounded by natural beauty and home to a thriving art community, Saugatuck is one of most popular vacation spots both in the state and across the country. The best way to enjoy a stay in Saugatuck is with Lakeshore Lodging. Our Lake Michigan vacation homes offer everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Whether you want to stay on the lakefront or in Downtown Saugatuck, we have the home for you, no matter how much space you need! Contact us today and start planning your Saugatuck vacation.

Enjoy a Great Day at One of These Saugatuck Golf Courses

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For some people, a day spent on the fairway is just as relaxing as a trip to the beach. If your idea of relaxation involves clubs and tees, then these Saugatuck golf courses are ideal for you. Practice your putt, perfect your swing, and take in the surrounding beauty when you golf in Saugatuck.

Saugatuck Golf Courses

Clearbrook Golf Club

It’s not often that you find a golf as reasonably priced and well designed as Clearbrook Golf Club. A par-72 course that totals over 6,500 yards, Clear Brook Golf Course offers one of the best golf experiences along the coast of Lake Michigan. In fact, according to Clearbrook’s website, Grand Rapids magazine named the course’s 5th hole one of the best to play in Western Michigan, and Golf Digest gave the course a 4 ½ star rating! Enjoy the creeks, corners and overall aesthetic appeal of this beautiful course. After playing your way through 18, head to The Grill Room, and enjoy some of area’s best dining. Clearbrook has helped put Saugatuck golf courses on the map, and you owe it to yourself to visit. Visit Clearbrook Golf Course at 6494 Clearbrook Drive, Saugatuck, MI, or online for more information.

Ravines Golf Club

Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck is one of Arnold Palmer’s signature courses, designed by him and Ed Seay. That alone should tell you that golfing here is a rewarding experience! Lush greens, flanked by Michigan trees, a wooden bridge between the 12th and 13th holes and much more are part of what makes this course not only a joy to play, but observe, too. You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy this 18-hole, 7,132 yard course, though. Ravines Golf Club is also a popular choice for weddings, providing the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows! But if you’re reading this, you’re probably an avid golfer, and if so, you’ll want to check out the club’s membership information. There’s an onsite Pro Shop, too, where you’ll find a selection of industry-leading golf gear. If you’re hungry, head to Arnie’s Cottage, and enjoy their menu, boasting sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, and more. For more information about Ravines, visit their website. Ravines Golf Club is located at 3520 Palmer Drive, Saugatuck, MI.

Lakeshore Lodging, Your Choice for the Best Accommodations in Saugatuck, MI

Year in and year out, vacationers flock to the small Lake Michigan beach town of Saugatuck. Why? The short answer: An inviting, diverse atmosphere, Oval Beach, and a thriving art community. Fishing charters on Lake Michigan? Check. Great local shopping and dining? Check and check. No matter what you want to do, Saugatuck has something for you. Lakeshore Lodging provides the best vacation homes in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Whether you’re looking for small house in town, or a lakefront rental that can sleep over a dozen people, we have a vacation rental that will fit your criteria. Our homes features a range of amenities, including fireplaces, furnished kitchens, hot tubs, and more. Contact us today, online or by calling (866) 765-7522, and we’ll help you find the perfect rental for your Lake Michigan vacation.

What You Need to See at Mason Street Warehouse This Year

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Saugatuck might be small, but its entertainment value is anything but that! If you want to experience the best theatre entertainment in town, head to Saugatuck Center for the Performing Arts and catch a Mason Street Warehouse production. “An Uptown Theatre in Downtown Saugatuck” isn’t just a catchphrase, it’s exactly what you get at Mason Street Warehouse.

The Mason Street Warehouse 2016 Season

Million Dollar Quartet” June 24 – July 10

Once upon time, four of the greatest names in music history converged at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee and recorded a jam session the world hasn’t forgotten. “Million Dollar Quartet” is a lighthearted take on the night that Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins recorded audible history. Listen and laugh as Mason Street Warehouse performs the hit songs these men are known for.

Murder for Two” July 22 – August 7

No, it’s not the worst dinner reservations you could make, instead, it’s a side-splitting murder mystery musical! According to the show’s website, the cast consists of over a dozen characters, but only two actors, both of whom play the piano, while one plays the detective, and the other portrays all of the murder suspects. Sounds crazy, right? Beat the summer heat with this show!

The Great American Trailer Park” August 12 – 18

“The Great American Trailer park” might sound like a contradictory statement, but Mason Street Warehouse will have you thinking otherwise. As stated on the theatre’s website, this is the most requested musical that Mason Street Warehouse has performed, and one that you don’t want to miss. It’s a hilarious take on Florida trailer park drama, but it’s only showing for one week, so get your tickets today!

Mason Street Warehouse Auditions, Past Performances and More

You have to live in Saugatuck to be a part of the fun at Mason Street Warehouse! Auditions for the 2016 season were held not only in Saugatuck, but in Oakland University, University of Michigan, Kalamazoo, New York City, Chicago as well. Keep an eye on the auditions webpage for more information.

Going back to 2003, Mason Street Warehouse has been performing great shows like “Our Sinatra,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Chicago,” “The 39 Steps,” and many more! The 2016 season is shaping up to be another great year, and you can get your tickets on the Saugatuck Center for the Arts website.

Saugatuck Center for the Arts

Mason Street Warehouse is part of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, a center dedicated to the town’s lively art community. See art exhibits, Mason Street Warehouse productions, musical performances, or stop by for classes, film screenings, and much more. Learn more about the Saugatuck Center for the Arts at their website, or connect with the center on Facebook. The Saugatuck Center for the Arts is located at 400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453.

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