Saugatuck, Michigan



People who love to eat and drink are always the best people!  --- Julia Child

We're bursting with creativity as we welcome Spring !! With good food at the heart of every guest's experience at Wickwood, the start of the food year fresh with new ideas and bright flavors makes this the most exciting time of year for us. All around us we're seeing our fields, farms, markets and villages come alive. Already the first ramps are peeking through, boats are being launched, and our shops, galleries, theaters, and restaurants becoming crowded. We hopefully cheer that the forecast for an early Spring 2018 is true and we invite you to join us as another exciting Spring Season in Saugatuck unfolds.

Spring is Nature's way of saying, "It's time to party!".  --- Robin Williams


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Spicy Bacon& Cheese Puffs
French Gougeres


Spring makes us crave Gougeres. These light airy French Amuse-Bouche (mouth amusers) are traditionally served during Aperitifs in the Spring in Burgundy where almost every Cellar Wine Tasting features them. They have become the perfect bite to stave off hunger whether you’re serving wine, champagne, or cocktails in many of the wine producing areas in the world.

We wanted our newest version to retain the light airiness of the classic Gougeres, but to have each bite more exciting!! To do that we added a little spicy heat, some crisped bacon and as much flavorful grated cheese as we thought they could withstand and still hold their puff. Now, we think they'll be the life of any party.

Please read the complete recipe and gather your ingredients before you begin. It will make it easier to move quickly through the steps. Yield: 24-30 bite sized

½ cup water
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
1/8 teaspoon ground chipotle
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup flour
2 large eggs (avoid extra large or jumbo)
2 tablespoons chives or other light herb, finely minced
¾ cup gruyere (or another dry cheese, grated Mimollette, aged Gouda, Compte, Parmegiano Reggiano, or Pecorino
½ cup Parmigiana Reggianno plus another ½ cup to sprinkle on top
4 slices best quality bacon, fried crisply and crumbled in small pieces

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
2. Heat the water, butter, salt and spices in a saucepan until the butter is melted.
3. Add the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a spoon until the mixture pulls away from the sides into a smooth ball. Remove from heat and let rest two minutes.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring quickly to make the eggs don't "cook". The batter will first appear lumpy, but after a minute or two it will smooth out.|
5. Add about 1¼ cup of the grated cheeses, herbs and bacon, and stir until well-mixed.
6. Using two spoons drop the dough into small mounds (about the size of a cherry tomato) evenly spaced apart. Top each puff with a sprinkling of the ½ cup of remaining cheese. Pop the baking sheet into the oven.
7. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the oven down to 375°F and bake for an additional 17-20 minutes until they're completely golden brown. If they deflate, they're alright to serve anyway. They’ll have character, crevices for even more crunch and still be delicious.

NOTE: The puffs are best served warm, straight from the oven, however if you make them in advance you can reheat them on a low (350°F) oven for 5-10 minutes before serving. Or, you may let the batter stand at room temp for several hours before initially baking. Once baked, you may also like to split them, fill them with a fish mouse, smoked fish or meat spread or cheese spread of your choice and top them with their little hat. They'll evaporate.





Live from Laurel Canyon
March 9

Hempy Keyboard Series:
Tom Vendafreddo - Mar 11

The Wailin' Jennys
April 13


Corridor Series: CANVAS Paintings & Sculpture
Thru March 8

Surface Tension: Beauty & Fragility in Lake Michigan
Thru March 8

Moving Through the Unimaginable
Opens March 16


Intriguing Conversation:
Lake Michigan Mermaid - Mar 1

Creativity Revealed:
Tim Folkert - Mar 5

Real to Reel: Little Stones
April 11

Real to Reel: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin - May 18

Season Tickets on Sale
March 5
Individual Tickets on Sale
March 19

June 22 - July 15

June 25 - August 5

August 17 - September 2

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems."
--- Rainer Maria Riekel


River City Improv
March 10 and 17
Grand Rapids

Clean Comedy Showcase II
at The BOB Grand Rapids
March 9 and 10

"Sweet April showers do bring May flowers." --- Thomas Tussler

Mar 4 - The Journeymen
Mar 11 - Way Down Wanderers
Mar 18 - Soltre
Mar 25 - Twangtown Paramours & Pam Chappell

Virtue Cider proudly presents its latest edition of The Mitten, a winter cider, bourbon barrel-aged many months and finished with a bit of this season's fresh juice.

Monday is our open-mic Jazz Jam evening with the What Not Band

Starting Saturday, March 31  Music with Dean Allrick


800 Lake St., Saugatuck
Native American Art & Jewelry



 De Vos Performance Hall

Second City: A Guide to the Symphony
March 16 - 18

The Illusionists - April 5

1964 The Tribute - April 19

Nate Marshall and Karen Russell
March 1




 Butterflies are Blooming
March 1 - April 30

Drawn Into Form: Sixty Years of Drawings & Prints by Beverly Pepper
Thru April 29

A Maker’s Perspective: Artist-Led Gallery Walks
March 13 & April 17

Five Great Women Sculptors
March 18

Michigan All State Bonsai Show
May 12


"Spring is Nature's way of saying, 'Let’s party!'" --- Robin Williams

Saugatuck Brewing Company


Brewery Tours Every Saturday at 2 PM


Art Galleries in Our Villages

Dawn Stafford's Peachbelt Studio & Gallery
Corner of M-89 & 63rd St., Fennville

James Brandess
Studios & Gallery
238 Butler St., Saugatuck

Armstrong-De Graaf International Fine Art
403 Water St. on Main, Saugatuck

Marcia Perry, Sculptor
Blue Star Hwy., North of Saugatuck

Amazwi Contemporary Art
249 Culver St., Saugatuck

Janice Miles Gallery
421 Water Street, Saugatuck

Good Goods
106 Mason Street, Saugatuck


"In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours."   --- Mark Twain

Private Tasting at The Petter Wine Gallery 161 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas

Expand your knowledge by scheduling your own private time with the Somm who will focus on your favorite varietal or region and broaden your horizons.

Antiques Abound right on our doorstep

• Anderson Antiques in Fennville
• Blue Star Antique Pavilion
• Olde House Antiques


March 4

The Eagles - March 15

Pink - March 18

Styx & REO Speedwagon Featuring Don Feldern - Mar 19

The Breakers Tour featuring Little Big Town with Kacey Musgraves & Midland - March 22

April 8


Button Gallery
33-35 Center St., Douglas


"Spring's coming and there's a growing season. In life, you grow . . . you get better." --- Steve Southerland


Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio - March 9

Around the World with the Winemaker - March  17
New Release Winemaker's Dinner
April 14

"No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips its turn."  --- Hal Borland

"With the coming of Spring, I am calm again." --- Gustav Mahler

Celebrate at Wickwood Inn Special Champagne Brunch Strawberries, Spring Flowers & Chocolate Galore

Easter Weekend
March 30 - April 1

Mother’s Day Weekend
May 11 - 13



Mar 21 - “Art Heals” with Jeff Blandford.

Apr 11 - “Announcing Stories of Summer, a joint partnership with Grand Valley State University to collect new oral histories and digitize community historical ephemera.”

May 9 - “The Mysterious Disappearance
of Northwest Airlines flight 2501” with Valerie Van Heest




Bowdie's Chophouse
The Southerner
Everyday People’s Café
Salt of The Earth
The Black Sheep
Hawk’s Head
Saugatuck Brewery
The What Not Inn
Hercules Bar and Grill
The Butler
Phil's Bar and Grill
Lucy's Little Kitchen
Ida Red's


Wyncroft Winery
Fenn Valley Winery
Virtue Ciderie
Petter Wine Gallery
Crane's Cider Mill
Tabor Hill Winery
McIntosh Winery
Clogdal Winery
Big Lake Brewery
Coppercraft Distillery
Saugatuck Brewing
New Holland Brewery
Fireside Brewing
Macatawa Ale
Our Brewing Company
Great Legs Winery & Distillery
Brewery 4 Two


 Relax at Wickwood's Spa

Swedish Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Couples Massages
Deep Tissue/
European Facials
Anti-Aging Facia

"You cannot keep Spring from coming."   ---Pablo Neruda

Now just across the street from Wickwood Inn

Staying Fit in Saugatuck

It’s easy here. We have miles of beaches to walk, trails to cycle, streams and rivers, and one Big Lake, to canoe, kayak, and surf, and paths and woods to walk. We also are lucky to have the Satya Yoga Center which is dedicated to our best selves with yoga, Pilates, meditation, martial arts, dance and even Boot Camp. There are classes, personal training, and workshops for all.


Lakeshore Pilates is committed to upholding the highest standards of Joseph Pilates with Group Reformer & Mat classes and personal training. Lakeshore Pilates takes Pilates seriously training men and women of all ages. Visitors welcome.

Pumphouse Gym

The Pump House Gym is everyone’s favorite for hitting the Cardio Mezzanine with Elliptical Bikes and Treadmills, free weights and Magnum weight and strength training equipment. Classes, day rates, personal training, it’s all here seven days a week. Walk-ins welcome.


Local Michigan Wineries


"In the Spring at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt."
--- Margaret Atwood


Blue Coast Artists

Lattner Studio
Lattner Studio

Blue Star Pottery
Blue Star Pottery

Khnemu Studio LLC
Khnemu Studio LLC

Blue Roan Studio
Blue Roan Studio

Lake Effect Pottery
Lake Effect Pottery

Blue Star Studio of Wood and Glass LLC
Blue Star Studio of Wood & Glass LLC


March 12 - 17

April 9

Holland, MI

98 Water Street, Douglas

St. Patrick's Day - March 17
Pet Parade

"Icy Shards", Lake Michigan, Saugatuck by Brian Scieszka

The ice is actually off the Big Lake now, the sun is out and Spring is almost here.
Come visit! Julee and Bill

The Inn


Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385-1174   |   www.wickwoodinn.com   |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors