Saugatuck, Michigan


September and October Specials

“If what you did yesterday still seems great today, then your goals for tomorrow are not big enough.”                                                                                --- Michael Hart, inventor of the e-book, 2011



Mid-week rates beginning at $265
Weekend rates beginning at $295
We invite you to indulge in our passion for good food.

Reservations 800.385.1174 or 269.857.1465


Wickwood         Galleries         Wineries




Sept. 21 - Oct. 9
Only 30 minutes from Saugatuck

Artwork of all kinds fills Grand Rapids for a huge annual celebration of creativity where visitors choose the winner of the $250,000 prize.

Saugatuck-Douglas artists
unite for ArtPrize

Twenty-four Saugatuck-Douglas painters contributing to the 150-square-foot ArtPrize entry called "Re-View: Saugatuck Douglas" that will hang in The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids for the third annual art competition opening in September. The world's largest Art Prize h-m-m!

The 15-by-10-foot re-creation of the iconic work of art school painters along the Kalamazoo River is bringing together creative talents that are sometimes divided by that very river.

"Dreaming ties all mankind together."  --- Jack Kerouac

Indian Summer at the Inn


Your Picture, Here: An Exhibition of Faces in Places that Define Saugatuck-Douglas
Through October 3

Preview screening for Ken Burns' "Prohibition"
Wednesday, September 14

Documentary Premier everydayPeople
Saturday, September 17

Free Form Knitting
Thursday, September 22

From Scotland to Saugatuck: The Life of the S.S. Kewatin
October 6

Inside Job
The film that cost 20 trillion dollars to produce.
October 13

Saugatuck-Douglas ArtPrize:
a Re-Cap of "Re-View"
November 3

The Yamma Ensemble
Arts Midwest World Fest!
Saturday, November 5

Real to Reel Documentary Series
November 10

November 26


A Big Deal on
Saturday, Sept. 17
Heritage Festival

The 2011 Heritage Festival Home Tour celebrates the charming village character of Douglas, Michigan. The buildings opened for this special event are modest in size but ideal for today’s "small is beautiful" design and living sensibilities - and they range in time from the village's oldest (1851) to stylishly contemporary.

Crow Cottage, 31 Spring Street -- built 2007 on a very narrow lot smack in the middle of the village, this small, contemporary, open-plan, owner-designed house features interesting wood finishes and use of concrete block, upper sitting porch with fireplace, and a striking art collection. An enclosed garden leads to an even smaller guest house behind, called "The Bird".

Kirby House, 294 W. Center Street -- built in 1890 as a Queen Anne style house, originally was the private residence of Frank and Sarah Kirby. Mrs. Kirby and daughter later converted it into a guest-house, and eventually it became Douglas' first hospital. In the 1980s it underwent extensive restoration/renovation to become a Victorian jewel.



Pump House Museum

The Saugatuck-Douglas Museum is one of Michigan's best-known and most-visited small-town museums, annually drawing nearly 10,000 visitors to its exhibits and more than 40,000 visitors to its outdoor garden and harbor-front walkway at historic Mt. Baldhead and just steps from the Saugatuck Chain Ferry.

2011 Museum Exhibit
A Village Patchwork: Everyday Life in Saugatuck and Douglas

Museum is open weekends in September & October


"The end is nothing, the road is all."      --- Willa Cather

Crane's Cider Mill
Apple Picking at Cranes

Time to visit Crane Orchards to “pick your own” apples! Then go to their Pie Pantry for terrific soups, homemade pies, cider and cider doughnuts. In the orchard are, Ginger Gold, Honey Crisp, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Ida Red, Empire Golden, and Cortlands.

They are great for apple pies, applesauce, cobblers, crisps, strudels, and cider. It’s a fine time of year and we live smack in the center of Michigan’s Fruit Belt with orchards all around us.




Sept. 12 - 16

Midnight in Paris
Sept. 19 - 24

Mozart's Sister
Oct. 10 - 15

Life Above All
Nov. 7 - 12


Saugatuck-Douglas Harvest Festivals

Oct 1 Douglas Oktoberfest, Beery Field
Oct 1 & 2 Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour
Oct 8 Harvest Country Road Rally
Oct 9 Chili Cook-Off in Saugatuck
Oct 15 Fall Funfest - Pumpkin Carving, Pie Eating, Tug of War, Coghlin Park, Saugatuck
Oct 22, 28, 29 Spook House, Coral Gables

October 29 Halloween Harvest Festival - Music, Children's Parade & Adult After Dark Parade

Peterson's Mill

"The best show in Saugatuck debuts with autumn’s foliage."
                       --- Midwest Living

The Red Barn

The Judy Show
September 16

After a year’s absence and another sold out summer on the East Coast and Europe, Michael Holmes is delighted to bring his award winning production of The Judy Show back home to Saugatuck's Red Barn Theater for one night only.

The Adams Family
September 17

Remember these hits? "Sh-boom" by The Chords. How about "Itty Bitty Pretty One" by the Alley Cats. Everybody's favorite "One Fine Day" by The Chiffons. "Dream a Little Dream" and the Mamas and the Papas in their San Francisco bath tub. You can enjoy these songs and a trip through popular music history with The Adams Family Band in a special one-night performance

Sept. 23-35, 30, Oct. 1

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. Hilarious!


27th Annual Goose Festival

October 8 - 10, Fennville

Three days of Wild Goose Chase 5K and 15 K Runs, Pet Contests, Parades, King and Queen Pageant, Carnival Rides, Arts and Craft Show, Historical Lectures, Goose Calling Contest, and Food Stands.


Penthouse (1933)
Warner Baxter & Myrna Loy

Living on Velvet (1935) Kay Francis & George Brent

Wife vs, Secretary (1936) Clark Gable, Jean Harlow & Myrna Loy

The Toast of New York (1937) Edward  Arnold, Cary Grant & Francis Farmer

It's a Wonderful World (1939) Claudette Colbert & James Stewart

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944) Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre
Deception (1946) Bette Davis & Paul Henreid
Unfaithfully Yours (1948) Rex Harrison & Linda Darnell
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson & Alec Guinness

Saugatuck-Douglas Autumn Art Gallery Exhibits

September 25

Exhibit honoring Saugatuck’s internationally famous local artist, Bill Olendorf with the Family’s Private Art Collection. A rare opportunity.

DePree Art Gallery
Island reflections: The Contemporary Art of Curacao
Through October 1

Mind Games
Through October 5

October 8 & 9

Button-Petter Gallery
Art Glass, Nov. 5 & 6

James Brandess Studio and Gallery

Marcia Perry's Sculpture Studio

Peachbelt Studio & Gallery

"I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream."
                 --- Vincent van Gogh


October 1 Artisanal Yard Sale
October 8 Finding Your Core
October 8 Indoor Picnic- Brian Cutean sings

Classes and Private Work Daily


Green Markets Here!

We’re surrounded by farms, farm stands, and several Green Markets that gather their harvest. Shop:

The Summertime Market for everything from Creswick farm raised cuts of meat to local eggs, goat cheese and produce. Open daily.
The SCA Green Market Highlights Farmers with produce and nurseries with flowers and trees. Every Friday from 8 am to 2 pm.
The Holland Farmer’s Market abounds with stands from early Spring until the frost. Arrive early, it’s crowded. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning.



River North Chicago Dance Company, Sept 29 & 30

Enso String Quartet
October 13

Kenny Barron Trio
November 11


Frederik Meijer Gardens

September 16-18
Herb & Gourd Festival

September 16-October 30
Chrysanthemums & More

September 21-December 31
Sculpture Today: New Focus New Forms

"Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb.  That’s where the fruit is."
                    --- Jackson Browne

Wine Tasting Rooms

Round Barn Winery


Saugatuck Brewing Company

Sept 17 Formerly Hip Band
Sept 21 Jami Lula LIVE
Sept 24 Last Call Band
Oct 1 Hand & The Halktones with Junior Valentine
Oct 8 Harvest Fest - 3 Bands & Beer all day
Oct 15 Vincent Hayes
Oct 22 Matt Gariel
Oct 29 Halloween Party, Last Call & Fischer Bands



Bill Bynum & Co.
September 18

Hoots & Hellmouth
September 19

Anne Hills & Michael Smith
September 25

Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo
October 2

Cornfed Girls
October 9

Brian Cutean
October 13

Ray Kamalay & his Red Hot Peppers
October 16

Putnam Smith
October 27

Who Hit John?
October 30

Fall Flowers at the Inn

Golf Courses in and around Saugatuck



Saturday, September 24

“Opportunities seldom come along. When they do, you have to grab them”
                           ---Audrey Hepburn

Halloween at the Inn

Fall Funfest

Saturday, October 15
Coghlin Park, Saugatuck


Kalamazoo Lake
Holidays 2011 at
Wickwood Inn
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November 12 - January 2
Festival of Trees

A tree graces every room and surprises are around every corner. Mulled Wine, Christmas Cookies, special Holiday Brunch and Hor’s d’ouevre surprises
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November 23-27
Thanksgiving Weekend

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November 25
Sparkle 2011
Village Lighting Ceremony
Santa Arrives
Carolers & Refreshments
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December 3
Christmas Parade
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Dickens Christmas Carol
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December 26
to January 1

Christmas Week
Unwind, walk our trails, enjoy the fires ---
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December 31st

New Year's Eve
Champagne and Spectacular Candlelight Evening Hors d’ouevres *Fireworks at Midnight*
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January 1, 2012
Happy New Years!!



Cooking Classes 2012

Winter Weekends
Feb. 25, Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31


                                                                                                                                    A Tall Ship at Sunset in Saugatuck August 23, 2010*

"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary!"
                                                                          --- Paulo Coelho

Indian Summer is in the air - we look forward to seeing you!
                                                                     --- Julee and Bill


Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


Our Innkeepers answer 9am - 9pm
everyday of the year!


The Inn

Silver Palate Cookbook  Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook  The New Basics  Silver Palate 25th Anniversary

Julee and Bill

The Wickwood Inn
510 Butler Street, PO Box 1019 • Saugatuck, Michigan 49453-1019

    * Courtesy Holland Sentinel