Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or you’re just celebrating your partnership, one of the most romantic places to steal away to is Saugatuck, Michigan. With beautiful beaches to stroll, exquisite eateries, and some of the finest Michigan-made wine, all you need for your Lake Michigan romantic getaway is a cozy nook to call home.
We can help you with that.
Build the perfect Lake Michigan romantic getaway
To create the ultimate couples retreat you need a few key ingredients: great dining, activities and attractions, and a romantic place to settle in. Here are some things you shouldn’t miss on your romantic vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Romantic places to eat in Saugatuck
A great meal can seriously enhance any vacation, and Saugatuck has many romantic (and delicious) places to dine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This cute cafe has an array of great breakfast dishes, and it’s the perfect place to start a day of spending quality time with your significant other.
If a lighter breakfast is in order, hit up Uncommon Coffee Roasters for delicious coffee and a selection of yummy baked goods.
Grab lunch at this southern-inspired eatery. From the hospitality to the gourmet food, the influence of the south pervades every aspect of this restaurant, and it’s a total delight to visit.
Italian cuisine is a classic choice for a romantic dinner, and there’s no better place to enjoy such a meal than Marro’s Italian Restaurant. In addition to favorite Italian dishes, Marro’s has over 30 wines you can order by the glass.
One of Saugatuck’s finest eateries, Bowdie’s is a great place to go for the couple that appreciates good American food and excellent steak. A meal at Bowdie’s is guaranteed to be delicious.
Things to do during your romantic getaway
There’s activities for every kind of couple in Saugatuck. Adventurers, foodies, and art enthusiasts will all find plenty to do. Here’s some ideas to get started.
Saugatuck and Douglas are filled with great art galleries to explore. If you’re interested in getting some culture while you stay in the area, check out one of the many galleries.
Wineries, Breweries, and Cideries
Taste the vibrant flavors Michigan wines have to offer at one of Saugatuck’s great local wineries. Or if you’re more of a brew dog, try Saugatuck Brewing Company for an excellent craft beverage. Nearby orchards Crane’s and Virtue Cider produce great hard apple cider as well. There’s something for every preference!
Treat yourselves to a relaxing couples massage at one of the great spas in the area. Try Bella Vita in Saugatuck or Salubrity Vida Day Spa in Holland.
Parks and Trails
For the explorers among us, Saugatuck offers plenty of great spots to hike, bike and climb. For great views of the lake and unique flora, check out Saugatuck Dunes State Park, the trails near Oval Beach, and Mount Baldhead. They’re all great spots to catch a romantic sunset over the water, too. Pack a bottle of wine and a blanket for a peaceful evening outing.
Best romantic vacation rentals in Saugatuck
Lakeshore Lodging has the best vacation homes for a couples getaway. Our cottage and cabin rentals have it all, from nooks for morning coffee, to hot tubs for relaxation, to jaw-dropping lakeside views. Here are a couple we think are particularly well-suited to a romantic stay in Saugatuck.
This quaint cottage is located right just a block away from the banks of the Kalamazoo River. Enjoy the water garden, peaceful back deck, and relaxing hot tub when you stay here.
This home is only one mile from downtown Saugatuck, but it feels like a secluded cabin surrounded by lush woodland and greenery. It’s a petite cottage with all the amenities you need and a very relaxing atmosphere.
If your couples getaway needs to include your dog too, Rise N Shine is a perfect choice. This dog-friendly cottage rental is located within walking distance of downtown Saugatuck. It has a fenced-in backyard and a screened-in front porch made for morning coffee.
Historic, whimsical, and exceedingly charming, Peterson Mill is just a couple blocks from downtown Saugatuck’s shops and restaurants. The home has warm interior decor and calming water features in the yard, and it’s a picturesque place to steal away to.
Let’s face it, one of the best parts of Saugatuck is its proximity to the beautiful Lake Michigan. If you and your partner are interested in making the most of it, stay at Bluffs Cove. With a stunning panoramic view of the lake, a hot tub, and beach access, it’s a dream come true.
Take your romantic vacation to the next level
Lakeshore Lodging has a number of hospitality partners who can take your romantic stay to the next level. If in-home wine tasting, flower delivery, private dinners, and professional photography sound like they could enhance your romantic getaway, these are the businesses we’d recommend.