Film festival on tour to come to Saugatuck: Mountainfilm

For the third year, Saugatuck Center for the Arts is bringing the touring film festival Mountainfilm to Saugatuck—and this year is going to be better than ever. This documentary film festival showcases stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues. The films are always beautiful, thought provoking and inspiring. This year, you can catch them amidst a number of fun events throughout Saugatuck and Douglas. Here’s everything you need to know about Mountainfilm.

Stay with Lakeshore Lodging on Mountainfilm weekend (March 22-24) and get a deal on tickets to the festival’s main events. Learn more here.

mountainfilm saugatuckMountainfilm Saugatuck takes place March 22 & 23, 2019

Here’s a taste of the events taking place throughout Saugatuck and Douglas over the two-day film festival. Purchase weekend passes and individual event tickets here. View the complete schedule with details here.

Friday

  • 10 am – Mountainfilm HQ opens at Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Pick up your passes and tickets at the Mountainfilm Saugatuck headquarters and check out event artist Erica Lang‘s exhibition and Woosah pop-up shop.
  • 6 pm – Cocktails, craft beers and appetizers at Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
  • 7 pm – “The Medley”: Showing of a selection of Mountainfilm shorts.
  • 9:30 pm – The official After Party. Enjoy live music, drinks and late-night food from local vendors.

Saturday

  • 10-11:30 am – Film screenings at Saugatuck Brewing Company and the Saugatuck Women’s Center. Enjoy a bloody mary bar at SBC and Uncommon Coffee Roasters coffee at the Women’s Center.
  • 12-1 pm – Artist demo by Erica Lang from Woosah. See how Lang makes her signature wood cuts.
  • 12-3 pm – Family programming at the Saugatuck-Douglas Library.
  • 3-4:30 pm – More film screenings at Saugatuck Brewing Company and the Saugatuck Women’s Center. Visit each location early for happy hour specials.
  • 6 pm – Cocktail hour at Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
  • 7 pm – Feature film (TBD) at Saugatuck Center for the Arts.

There’s sure to be plenty more going on this March weekend in Saugatuck, so keep an eye out for Mountainfilm related announcements as the festival approaches. Secure your tickets and lodging now—this festival is sure to sell out quick.

The perfect fall 3-day weekend adventure

fall 3-day weekend

You’re a month into the rush of school, work, and the usual fall hustle. You’re enjoying the autumnal vibes, but you’re busy, so it’s hard to bask in them completely. Graciously, there is a fall 3-day weekend coming up that is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of this gorgeous, ephemeral season. Columbus Day weekend is October 5-8, and there’s going to be plenty of fall events happening in Saugatuck to make the most of it.

Make the most of this fall 3-day weekend

Saugatuck Ghoul Fest

October 6, 2018 – 11am-5pm

Enjoy some spooky pre-Halloween family fun at this annual event. Here you’ll find the “Art of Halloween” one of a kind bazaar, coffin races, kid friendly activities, live music and more!

Annual Saugatuck/Douglas Gallery Stroll

October 6, 2018 – 4-6pm

Get a hearty dose of art when you attend the annual Saugatuck/Douglas Gallery Stroll. Area galleries join together for a weekend full of artist receptions, openings, demonstrations and live music.

Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour

October 6, 2018 – 10am; October 7, 2018 – 7pm

This tour of 10 studios between South Haven and Fennville is packed with great art. You’ll view handmade ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork and more.

Music in the Vineyard at Fenn Valley

October 6, 1-4pm

Enjoy the crisp fall air and the changing colors of the scenery at Fenn Valley’s vineyard for another Music in the Vineyard session. Solo jazz guitarist Randy Reszka will perform on this weekend, and it’s sure to be a treat. Order a glass of Fenn Valley’s signature wines, sit back, and take in the autumn atmosphere.

Eat Drink Saugatuck/Douglas Harvest Dinner

October 6, 2018 – 6-9pm

Head to Wade’s Bayou for this outdoor harvest dinner featuring selections made with ingredients from local farms. Each course will celebrate the harvest season and feature a delicious beverage pairing.

J. Petter Galleries Harvest Dinner

October 6, 2018 – 7-9pm

J. Petter Galleries’ Harvest Dinner will be a tented meal on the gallery’s lawn. Tastings from seven local restaurants will be available to try while artists paint en plein air.

Find the perfect place to stay

Lakeshore Lodging has cozy cabins and homes encircled with vibrant fall foliage available for rent for your fall vacation. Check them out here.

Kid friendly things to do this fall in Saugatuck

kid friendly things to do this fall in saugatuck

Fall fun abounds in Saugatuck–especially for the kiddos. If you’re looking for something a outside of the run-of-the-mill corn mazes, apple orchards, and pumpkin patches (although we have those too), these fall events are sure to please. Here are a few great kid friendly things to do this fall in Saugatuck.

Top kid friendly things to do this fall in Saugatuck

“Little Feet, Big Feat” – Mt. Baldhead Challenge Children’s Run

Friday, September 7, 6 p.m., Wicks Park, Free

This free children’s run takes place during early pickup and registration for the following day’s Mt. Baldhead Challenge. Children will run 0.5M around the block while parents can register for the vigorous Mt. Baldhead Challenge. The children’s run does not require registration.

Saugatuck Ghoul Fest

Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wicks Park, Free

Visit the Saugatuck Ghoul Fest for a Saturday full of pre-Halloween fun. Attractions include the one-of-a-kind “Art of Halloween” bazaar, coffin races, live music, kid friendly activities and much more.

Children’s Club: Pumpkin Decorating

Saturday, October 13, 12-3 p.m., Forever Curious Children’s Museum, $5/person

Visit the Forever Curious Children’s Museum in Fennville for an afternoon of messy fun. Decorate pumpkins with your little one for just $5 per person. Babies and members can attend for free!

Glow in the Park

Friday, October 26, 6-9 p.m.,  Singapore Yacht Club, Free

Get your glow on at this fun, family friendly annual kick off party for Halloween weekend. There will be music, food, drinks and plenty of opportunities to glow. Come in your own glowing gear and then enhance it with UV reactive face painting, black light areas, and a merchandise booth.

Saugatuck’s Annual Halloween Family & Pet Parade

Saturday, October 27, Line up at 3:30 p.m., Parade at 4 p.m., Free

Partake in hot cocoa, cookies, costume contests, and candy at this beloved annual Saugatuck event. Show off your cool costumes to the whole town at the Halloween parade. Kids, adults, and pets alike are welcome to join in the fun.

How to plan a perfect fall weekend getaway in Saugatuck

fall weekend getaway in Saugatuck

The perfect fall weekend getaway in Saugatuck is made up of a few key elements: fun events, fall color tours, apple picking at local orchards, and a home base where you can bask in the cozy glory that is autumn. You’ll find them all here. Learn where to visit below.

Ring in the season with Saugatuck fall events

Saugatuck Ghoul Fest

October 6, 2018 – 11am-5pm

Enjoy some spooky pre-Halloween family fun at this annual event. Here you’ll find the “Art of Halloween” one of a kind bazaar, coffin races, kid friendly activities, live music and more!

Annual Saugatuck/Douglas Gallery Stroll

October 6, 2018 – 4-6pm

Get a hearty dose of art when you attend the annual Saugatuck/Douglas Gallery Stroll. Area galleries join together for a weekend full of artist receptions, openings, demonstrations and live music.

Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour

October 6, 2018 – 10am; October 7, 2018 – 7pm

This tour of 10 studios between South Haven and Fennville is packed with great art. You’ll view handmade ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork and more.

Music in the Vineyard at Fenn Valley

October 6, 1-4pm

Enjoy the crisp fall air and the changing colors of the scenery at Fenn Valley’s vineyard for another Music in the Vineyard session. Solo jazz guitarist Randy Reszka will perform on this weekend, and it’s sure to be a treat. Order a glass of Fenn Valley’s signature wines, sit back, and take in the autumn atmosphere.

Eat Drink Saugatuck/Douglas Harvest Dinner

October 6, 2018 – 6-9pm

Head to Wade’s Bayou for this outdoor harvest dinner featuring selections made with ingredients from local farms. Each course will celebrate the harvest season and feature a delicious beverage pairing.

J. Petter Galleries Harvest Dinner

October 6, 2018 – 7-9pm

J. Petter Galleries’ Harvest Dinner will be a tented meal on the gallery’s lawn. Tastings from seven local restaurants will be available to try while artists paint en plein air.

Explore the fall colors in the local parks

Reds, oranges and golds envelop Michigan in autumn. In Saugatuck, the colors tend to peak in early October. That’s the best time to hit one of the local parks to hike through the forest and experience first hand the wonder of being utterly surrounded by those bright, warm colors. These parks are especially great for fall hikes:

Saugatuck Dunes State Park 

Enjoy long, hilly hikes through the lush forest at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and wind up on the beach.

Shore Acres Park

A great park for hiking, mountain biking, or disc golf. This wooded park also has access to the beach trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

Oval Beach

This award winning beach is super popular in the summer, but did you know it’s free to get into after Labor Day? And it’s connected to a bunch of scenic dune trails that are best enjoyed in the cooler autumn air.

River Bluff Park

A shorter, less-intense hike, but still wonderfully scenic. It promises to explode with color this year.

Visit apple orchards and wineries amidst harvest

What is fall without apple picking, cider drinking, and general harvest-time festivities? These are great places to make the most of autumn’s bounty (and find a good cider donut).

Crane’s Orchards

Visit Crane’s U-Pick to find the best apples and pumpkins, then hit Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery for good food, pie, and house-made ciders and wines. And don’t miss the bakery with donuts and pies to go!

Virtue Cider

For those who enjoy the hard variety of cider, visit Virtue Cider in Fennville. Take a tour of the facility, hang out in the tasting room and bottle shop, and visit the farm where they grow heritage vegetables and livestock. They often host live music and other great events. 

Fenn Valley Vineyard

Wineries are also great places to spend a day in fall, and Fenn Valleyhas special fall vineyard tours that are a must for wine-lovers who want to see how grape-growing works in Michigan. Check out their events, and don’t miss the Vine Wine’d 5K Trail Run on Oct. 7.

Experience peak fall colors in Saugatuck in these vacation rentals

peak fall colors in saugatuck

Nothing quite compares to the exquisite beauty of fall colors in Michigan. Many people will traverse the state to see the ways the autumn season transforms our landscape. Take a vacation to experience the beauty for yourself. These vacation rentals will put you in the center of towering trees and stunning views of the peak fall colors in Saugatuck.

Witness peak fall colors in Saugatuck in these vacation rentals

Borrowed Thyme

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Sleeps: 10

Tucked in a quiet woodland neighborhood, Borrowed Thyme is surrounded by beautiful forest scenery. Enjoy it from the comfort of the screened porch or while you keep warm by the stone fireplace on the backyard patio.

Wake Robin

Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3, Sleeps: 6

Quaint Wake Robin is a bright blossom on the shady forest floor. Catch views of the surrounding foliage in the home’s stylish rooms, or get right out in it with a bonfire in the wooded backyard.

Camp Grill n Chill

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3, Sleeps: 10

Colorful fall foliage greets you right when you arrive at this home, taking the winding two-track driveway through a grove of deciduous trees. Enjoy stunning views of the thick forest enveloping the home from the large back deck, in the hot tub, or around the large wood fire pit.

Swan Lodge

Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3, Sleeps: 10

This rustic, log cabin style home feels like a secluded getaway, but it’s conveniently close to downtown Saugatuck. Fall colors pour through the home’s two story windows overlooking a nature preserve.

Ridgeway Cottage

Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2, Sleeps: 9

Get out of dodge when you stay at rustic Ridgeway Cottage. Rough hewn wood walls make this woodland getaway feel warm and cozy. Enjoy forest views in the screened porch and backyard patio, where you’ll find deck seating and a new hot tub.

Get to know Saugatuck through its food with Hungry Village Tours

hungry village tours

Michigan is the second most diverse agriculture state in the United States, known for its cherries, apples, blueberries, Christmas trees, and more. Allegan County, home to Saugatuck, holds several titles for its many farms including blue ribbons in crop production, number of farms, and average farm size in Michigan. So it’s no wonder Saugatuck and its surrounding area are brimming with delicious, locally made produce and goods. Delight your taste buds and experience it all with Hungry Village Tours.

Explore the lakeshore’s plate with Hungry Village Tours

Hungry Village Tours gives you the opportunity to explore West Michigan’s farms, organic fruits and vegetables, artisan cheese producers, wineries, orchards, and handmade goods. Offering two styles of tours, you have your choice of exploring the area on foot or in an air conditioned coach.

Your tour guide is David Geen, who started giving culinary tours in Europe in 1995. After years of showing people Italian, French, Spanish and Irish cuisine, Geen decided it was time to offer tours of his hometown in 2010. Ever since, his guests have enjoyed tastes of the lakeshore’s eclectic plate.

Tours to try

Hungry Village’s “Culinary Walk” is a 3-hour tour on foot through the restaurants and shops of Saugatuck and Douglas. Small groups of participants take part in demonstrations and free tastings, getting a crash course in the food and drink scene in Saugatuck. The cost for this tour is $30 per person, or $15 for those under the age of 18.

The “Delicious Drive” is a 6-hour tour of farms, wineries, restaurants and artisans along the lakeshore in an air conditioned coach. It changes seasonally to highlight the area’s freshest offerings. Taste blueberries, wine, ice cream and enjoy an included lunch at Fennville’s Salt of the Earth, a popular farm-to-table restaurant with delicious offerings. The cost of this tour is $90 per person, $75 per person for groups of 8 or more, or $50 for those under the age of 18.

All tours depart from the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Learn more about Hungry Village Tours on their website, and book your own tour for your next trip to Saugatuck!

5 walk to beach vacation rentals in Douglas, Michigan

Douglas Beach is a beautiful spot on the Lake Michigan lakeshore that enjoys smaller crowds. On street level, find restrooms and picnic tables in the shade. Descend 103 stairs to reach the small, sandy beach. There’s no fee to enter, but parking is limited. But you won’t have to worry about parking when you choose to stay in walk to beach vacation rentals in Douglas.

These 5 rentals are all located in a quiet, shady lakeshore neighborhood that puts you right there. Spend the day on the beach or ride your bike into Saugatuck/Douglas to enjoy in-town attractions. The perfect summer vacation is within easy reach at any one of these vacation rentals within walking distance of Douglas Beach.

5 walk to beach vacation rentals in Douglas

Chestnut Retreat

Sleeps: 14, Bedrooms: 5, Bathrooms: 4.5

This large home is just a 2-minute walk from Douglas Beach. Located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood, Chestnut Retreat has a lot to offer larger groups. Prepare meals in the kitchen and grill them out on the patio. Gather around the beautiful fire pit at night. If the weather turns, huddle up in the basement for movies or a game of pool.

Switching Gears

Sleeps: 11, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3

Staying at Switching Gears puts you just a 4-minute walk away from Douglas Beach. Hang out there, or grab your bikes and head into town for a day of exploring. Return for a home-cooked meal to be enjoyed on the shady patio and followed by ghost stories and s’more-making around the fire pit.

Beach Glass

Sleeps: 10, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2.5

Bright, colorful and brimming with personality, Beach Glass is just a 5-minute walk from Douglas Beach. This home boasts three screened porches. Relax in the hot tub or stargaze around the fire pit.

By the Beach

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2

By the Beach is an 8-minute walk from Douglas Beach. This home boasts a classic lake cottage feel and plenty of space to convene. The shady yard and spacious back deck are sure to be favorite spots on summer evenings.

Meadows Edge

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2

Meadows Edge is tucked in a cute neighborhood located 9-minutes walking distance from Douglas Beach. This home is perfect for a small family getaway or for a group of couples. The home’s neatly manicured landscaping gives way to a grassy meadow, lending the yard a sense of privacy. Eat out on the patio, or gather around the fire pit.

Where to bike in Saugatuck

where to bike in saugatuck

Exploring on bike is an entirely unique way to experience a place. Whereas a road trip is often much more about the destination, a bike ride is all about the journey. You see your surroundings in a much more intimate way. It’s easy to just pick a stop and explore as you go, and you get to enjoy the fresh air. There are a number of different ways to experience Saugatuck on bike. Here’s where to bike in Saugatuck.

Where to bike in Saugatuck

Rent a bike in Saugatuck

Enjoying Saugatuck/Douglas on bike doesn’t mean you have to haul your bicycles with you from home. There are a couple of spots you can rent bikes right in town, putting you in the center of the action.

Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Located right on Center Street in Douglas, Just Add Water is a great spot to pick up a couple of bikes. Choose to ride out to Lakeshore Drive for unbeatable bluff-top views, or head into town to explore the shops. Try a Madsen bike (see picture), featuring a large rear bucket with seats and seatbelts for up to four small children. Or take the seats out and carry your gear or your dog!

Big Lake Outfitters

This shop is located on Water Street in downtown Saugatuck and is another great option for bike rentals.

Leisurely road biking

If you’re looking for a low-intensity, leisurely road biking experience in Saugatuck/Douglas, here’s what we recommend.

Shore Acres/Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Downtown Saugatuck/Douglas

One of the best ways to explore the quaint streets of Saugatuck/Douglas is on bike. See the sights, stop in the shops that catch your eye, and enjoy the fresh air as you cruise through town.

Blue Star Trail

This growing paved trail takes you for a ride along the Blue Star Highway. It’s a great stretch of trail for a casual ride along our iconic highway.

Mountain biking

For those looking for a more challenging and fast-paced approach, try these trails.

Kal Haven Trail. Image: Chris McGuire Photography

Shore Acres

This park is located right next to Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Felt Mansion. It’s a forested environment with plenty of challenging features that will make for an exciting mountain bike ride.

Long ride

Work on your endurance and explore the surrounding area when you choose one of these longer pathways that are commonly used among bicyclists in the area.

Beeline Trail

This is the fastest bicycle route between Saugatuck and Holland, and it’s a scenic one at that. Clocking in at around 24 miles round trip, it’s also a good workout.

Kal Haven Trail State Park

Drive just 20 minutes south of Saugatuck to find the Kal Haven Trail, which connects South Haven and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The crushed limestone path is 34 miles long and guides you through wooded areas, past farm lands, and over rivers and streams.

Downtown vacation rentals in Saugatuck Douglas

downtown vacation rentals in saugatuck douglas

Saugatuck Douglas perfectly marries the hospitality of a quaint small town with the culture of the big city. The towns’ walkable downtown spaces put you in the center of shops to explore, art galleries to admire, and restaurants that will make your palate sing. Experience this unique community in its entirety when you choose to stay in one of these downtown vacation rentals in Saugatuck Douglas.

Downtown vacation rentals in Saugatuck

Butlers Quarters

Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 1, Bathrooms: 1 | Dog Friendly

A summer morning at Butlers Quarters starts with a cup of coffee in its breezy screened porch and gives way to a day filled with exploring downtown Saugatuck. Walk, shop, and eat your way through town. When you’re all tuckered out, your cozy bed is just a short walk away.

Hoopdee Scootee Suite

Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 1, Bathrooms: 1.5 | Dog Friendly

Wake up in bright, airy Hoopdee Scootee Suite and then waste no time to get yourself to Oval Beach. The Chain Ferry is just three blocks from this multi-floor apartment and will deliver you within walking distance of the award-winning beach. When you’ve had your fill of vitamin D, hike back home, take a nap, and then get ready for a night of walking between Saugatuck’s best restaurants and bars.

Mason Loft

Sleeps: 2, Bedrooms: 1, Bathrooms: 1 | Dog Friendly

End a day spent exploring the galleries and storefronts of downtown Saugatuck in the soft embrace of Mason Loft. This apartment’s comfy furnishings and quiet atmosphere make it a peaceful retreat amongst the buzz of downtown. Your pup is also more than welcome to kick back in this home, too.

Saugatuck Townhome 7

Sleeps: 6, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3.5

Start your day with a fine cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast at Ida Red’s Cottage, located right down the road from this spacious townhome. After breakfast, enjoy a refreshing riverside walk down Water Street and stop in the shops that intrigue you. As the day winds down, hop aboard the sternwheeler Star of Saugatuck for a sunset cruise on the Kalamazoo River. When the ship docks, your home base is just across the street.

Downtown vacation rentals in Douglas

Beacon Court Condo D

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3

Bustling Center Street in Douglas is just a few short blocks from the Beacon Court Condos. Grab morning coffee at Respite Cappuccino Court and spend the day perusing Douglas’s boutiques and art galleries. For lunch, catch Music on the Lawn at Borrowed Time.

Beacon Court Condo F

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2.5

Proximity to the shops and restaurants of downtown Douglas is a major hallmark of the Beacon Court Condos, but if a day of outdoor activities is more your style, you’re in luck. Take a refreshing morning walk along North Water Street to reach Wade’s Bayou Park, where you can rent kayaks for a day on the calm waters of Kalamazoo Lake.

Home Away

Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1 | Dog Friendly

Rent bikes from Just Add Water, located right across the street from this cozy condo, and spend your day cruising around both Douglas and Saugatuck. Check out LaFontsee Galleries, grab a delicious lunch to-go at Farmhouse Deli, or spend the day soaking up the sun on Oval Beach.

8 nature getaways in Saugatuck to cure what ails you

When the hustle of city life has reached a fever pitch, an escape to a slower pace is in order. Located just a two-hour drive from Chicago, Saugatuck/Douglas is a natural retreat that will restore your mellow. Whether you’re looking for a cabin with a rustic feel on the lakeshore, or a quiet wooded neighborhood close to town shops and restaurants, here are a few nature getaways in Saugatuck that will help you meet your nature needs.

Lake Michigan vacation rentals in the thick of nature

If you’re not much of a camper, but you could still use a good helping of nature, these vacation rentals along the Lake Michigan lakeshore are just what the doctor ordered.

Ridgeway Cottage

Sleeps: 9, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2

Located just past where the pavement ends and before Lake Michigan begins, Ridgeway Cottage is a natural haven. The fresh scent of cedar greets you as you enter the quaint, rustic cabin with rough hewn wood walls. With amenities like a gas stove, a screened porch that envelops you in greenery, and a hot tub in the wooded backyard, you won’t want to leave!

Beach Cottage

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 2

This understated Lake Michigan cottage is tucked in the woods and perched on a bluff overlooking the Great Lake itself. Spend the day sunbathing on the private beach at the bottom of the stairs, grill dinner in the shady front yard, and then close the day with a bonfire and stargazing.

Out and About

Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1

Across the street from Out and About, you’ll find a dreamy nature preserve. A 10-minute walk through a winding woodland delivers you to a petite, dog friendly Lake Michigan beach and overlook. The home features light, breezy interiors that will only make it easier to clear your mind during your natural getaway, and your pup is more than welcome to join.

By the Beach

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2

Pack up a bag with beach towels and sunscreen and take your family on a walk to Douglas Beach when you stay at By the Beach. When you’ve worked up a sufficient appetite, hike back to the home and grill out in the backyard. Wind down around the firepit and retreat to the home’s cozy beds when the day is done. You can hear the gentle echoes of Lake Michigan right from this home’s front deck.

Nature getaways in Saugatuck that are close to town

Even in town, nature pervades Saugatuck/Douglas. You can’t escape the calm afforded by tranquil water views, birdsong, and lush greenery throughout the area.

Serenity

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 2.5

One mile from downtown Saugatuck and Douglas, this home has all the hallmarks of a secluded woodland getaway with convenience of location. The modern, minimalist stylings through the home are sure to inspire zen, too.

The Crows Nest

Sleeps: 8, Bedrooms: 4, Bathrooms: 3

Step into this home’s four seasons porch and marvel at the untouched landscape that makes up the Tallmadge Nature Preserve across the coursing river. With remarkable views in every season, time spent in this room alone will cure whatever ails you, and the delicious cuisine of The Southerner is dangerously nearby.

Swan Lodge

Sleeps: 10, Bedrooms: 3, Bathrooms: 3

This log cabin-style home’s location puts it a 4-5 block walk from downtown Saugatuck and right next to a nature preserve, making for a perfect natural getaway that’s not too far from town attractions. Take in lush woodland views from the cabin’s two-story windows. Have a meal with a side of fresh air in the cozy screened porch.

The Nest

Sleeps: 4, Bedrooms: 2, Bathrooms: 1

Fresh, modern decor and a feeling of wooded seclusion make this home, located one mile from downtown Saugatuck, a relaxing retreat. Take a leisurely stroll into town or drive for a day on Oval Beach. When it’s time to turn in, The Nest is a restorative refuge.