Saugatuck, Michigan


"Looks may be deceiving. It's eating that's believing."
                                                             --- James Thurber

Food and travel are two of life's greatest indulgences. It's often the very reason guests are drawn to Wickwood. Julee's food curiosity has never waned and that's why we're testing new Spring recipes as fast as we can. We love to surprise our guests, all fellow Food Lovers, with every delicious bite. The best complement we can ever receive is, "WOW, is that good!" (That’s when Julee does her famous little dance).

Now as the new Farmer's Market season begins to unfold with local asparagus, ramps, morels, pea shoots, baby arugula, rhubarb, chives, and the earliest alpine strawberries, we're as excited as can be. We invite you to join us to indulge, relax inside and in our gardens as you taste new flavors and make new memories this year in Saugatuck.

"Trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. Have lots of choices and then wing it." --- Anthony Bourdain


 Great Food And Drinks
• Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions - For the perfect breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, or just an astonishingly good coffee and cookie, try Pennyroyal Cafe & Provisions for a true farm to table experience.
• The Southerner - With an amazing view of boats gliding by, eat the best southern fried chicken in Saugatuck! Add homemade flaky biscuits, greens, mac and cheese, and so much more, The Southerner cannot be beat. Even their whiskey, bourbon, and cocktails are the best!
• Farmhouse Deli - Find fresh salads for the most incredible picnic. Or, pause a moment and enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, fresh juice, or something sweet. Chris Ferris and the entire crew at Farmhouse Deli have everything you need...and it’s tasty.
• Tree of Life - Keep things healthy and delicious on your getaway. Tree of Life Juice has acai bowls, smoothies, immunity shots, avocado toast, and whatever nourishment you crave.
• Grow - Everything coming out of the kitchen at Grow is good . . . we love it for breakfast or lunch, and now that we can also enjoy a Mimosa or glass of wine? Even better!
• Bowdie's Chophouse - When it's the best steak, and every amazing side, you crave . . . there’s no better place than Bowdie's. We love that their bar menu matches the quality of the food, too.
• Everyday People Cafe - Beloved by locals and visitors alike, Everyday People Cafe always feels like a celebration. There’s always something fresh and creative on the menu.
• Coast 236 - For gorgeous outdoor garden seating, be sure and try the fresh fare at Coast 236 for dinner. Their inspiration is our coastline, so anything called fish is a sure bet.
• Local Coffee Houses - Need a little caffeine to pick you back up? Get your coffee fix at Uncommon Coffee Roasters, Farmhouse, Pennyroyal, and Root.
• Local Breweries - When you need a beer, try Guardian Brewing, Mitten Brewing, Saugatuck Brewing Co. or Waypost Brewing. They all serve amazing local brews!
• Local Hard Cider - Wanting a cider instead? Visit the farms, orchards and tasting rooms of Virtue Farms or Crane’s Pie Pantry & Orchards.
• Local Wineries, Tasting Rooms & Wine Bars - Taste and tour local wines at Cogdal Winery, Fenn Valley Winery or Wyncroft Winery. There are wine tasting rooms in downtown Saugatuck, too. Walk to Cranes Wine Tasting Room, Fenn Valley Tasting Room and Tabor Hill Wines. And, definitely visit the wine tasting bars in Petter Wine Gallery and Borrowed Time.

Saugatuck's Beaches from Sunrise To Sunset
• Oval Beach – Find easy parking, endless beach, and crystal clear waters at our award-winning Oval Beach. Oh, there are also restrooms, grills, picnic tables and more!
• Douglas Beach - While there is free parking and public restrooms at Douglas Beach, you must walk the 104 steps down (and back up) to enjoy the spectacular views!
• Saugatuck Dunes State Park - Boasting 2.5 miles of secluded Lake Michigan Beach, you must hike your way in at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Trails to the beach are as short as 0.6 miles and as long as you can imagine!
• Mount Baldhead – Can you conquer the climb of over 300 stairs to the top of Mt. Baldy? The views of town and the lake are worth every step.
• More Beaches - Still looking for more beach access? We have more - Sunset Park, Pier Cove Park, and Laketown Beach. All three of these Saugatuck beaches are quiet and clean, local beaches albeit without amenities.

Shopping Therapy
• Good Goods – See one of our favorite unique boutiques. Discover local art, handmade American jewelry, clothing, furniture, and more at Good Goods Gallery.
• Landsharks - Find everything you need to be ready for the outdoors, while stylish enough for the city, at Landsharks.
• Indian Summer - For a truly authentic collection of Native American jewelry, pottery, rugs and more, explore all the treasures at Indian Summer.
• Wine Sellers - Find that extra special bottle of wine or have a taste of the best in Michigan wines. Mike at Wine Sellers has everything you need and the perfect accompaniments, too!
• Butler Pantry - When we need a culinary foodie tool, we head straight to Butler Pantry. Their well-curated collection of kitchen wares has every gadget you dream about.
• J. Petter Galleries - Look for fine art while you enjoy a boutique glass of wine when strolling through the gallery. J. Petter Galleries' Petter Wine Gallery is the perfect blend of art and wine!
• Upscale Mercantile - Don’t miss the beautiful historic barn next to J. Petter that is Upscale Mercantile. Their chic and brilliant collection of vintage finds is a delight.
• Jeff Blandford Gallery - For a simply gorgeous mug, bowl, or vessel, try the bold and innovative pottery and glass in the Jeff Blandford Gallery.
• James Brandess Gallery - Discover iconic paintings of Saugatuck and the surrounding areas at the James Brandess Gallery. Take the priceless gift of Saugatuck home with you.
• Water Street Gallery - A beautiful blend of emerging and established fine artists are lovingly displayed at Water Street Gallery in downtown Douglas.
• Peachbelt Gallery - Set in the idyllic old brick school house, we love everything about Peachbelt Gallery. Beauty everywhere in this stunning gallery full of local art.

Get On The Water In Saugatuck
• Retro Boat Rentals - Rent a boat and explore the harbor with Retro Boat Rentals . . . you'll love the electric motors and their sleek vintage style.
• Big Lake Outfitters or Making Waves - Take out a pontoon from the friendly folks at either Big Lake Outfitters or Making Waves.
• Best Chance Too, Miryha Charters or Hoppenero Charters - Charter your very own fishing boat and catch walleye, pike, whitefish, perch or bass with Best Chance Too, Miryha Charters or Hoppenero Charters.
• Sweetwater Sailing or Schooner Serenity - Sail away into the sunset on the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan with Sweetwater Sailing or Schooner Serenity.
• Running Rivers or Just Add Water - Get a little exercise along the way by renting a Kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard in Saugatuck from Running Rivers or Just Add Water.
• Harbor Duck - Sit back and enjoy the ride on the quirky W.W.II Vessel, the Harbor Duck.
• The Star of Saugatuck - Experience the stunning views of the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan from the upper deck on iconic The Star of Saugatuck paddleboat.
• The Saugatuck Chain Ferry - Take the 'ferry' shortcut and float across the river on our historic Saugatuck Chain Ferry . . . the only hand-cranked chain ferry still in operation!

"Happiness is the setting of the soul into its most appropriate spot"
                                                                            --- Warren Buffet




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"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself."                                                                                   --- Wallace Stevens


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"My whole life, I have been trying to cook an egg in the right way."
--- Jose Andres, As he cooked for thousands in Puerto Rico

"Everything in excess. Moderation is for monks." --- Robert Heinlein

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                                                                             --- Julee & Bill


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