Saugatuck, Michigan





Saugatuck named "one of ten iconic beach towns perfect for fall"!

"At Wickwood, life revolves around food and wine. It's the best place to stay in Saugatuck.
The New York Times


Wickwood's Fall Specials

October 6th through October 31st

Mid-Week Rates begin at $249

Weekend Rates begin at $299


With our Complimentary Evening Sips & Small Plates Buffet,
Champagne Brunch and Afternoon and Late Night Sweets.

Reservations 269.857.1465 or 800.385.1174

Chocolate Toffee Bark with Sea Salt
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt."
                                                                           --- Charles M. Schultz

These thin after dinner chocolates are simply addictive. Just the right magical combination of salty to sweet has made them a staple in our repertoire. Layers of toffee bits, chocolate, toasted almonds, plus a sprinkling of sea salt have made them completely habit-forming for The Woman of Wickwood and my own sweet tooth. Best of all, they’re simple to make. Makes 4 dozen.

15 store-bought or homemade graham crackers, broken into four sections
1½ bags (12 ounces) toffee bits
1½ cups raw almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
¾ cups sugar
1¼ cups unsalted butter (2½ sticks)
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (we prefer Ghirardelli)
¾ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted325°F

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place graham crackers in a single layer on sheet, edges touching. Sprinkle toffee bits and almonds evenly over the crackers.

2. Bring sugar and butter to boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and cook at a rapid simmer, swirling pan occasionally until mixture is blended and syrupy, approximately 2 minutes. Immediately pour over the graham crackers. Bake until sugar topping is bubbling, about 15-18 minutes. Immediately sprinkle chocolate and salt evenly over graham crackers. When the chocolate has melted using the back of a spoon spread it evenly using Jackson Pollock strokes across the diagonal of the surface creating a striated surface. Sprinkle evenly with the sliced almonds and allow to cool completely. Bars may be cut with a sharp knife, or broken apart into irregular pieces with the tip of a knife. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.



Meijer Gardens
Bernar Venet at Meijer Gardens
through October

Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass is ArtPrize at Meijer Gardens 

"The Summer night is like a perfection of thought."   --- Wallace Stevens

On the beach
"Summer afternoon – summer afternoon to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." --- Henry James

Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour
October 5 & 6

The Blue Coast Artists tour offers a behind-the-scenes look into the studios and galleries of six studio artists. This site gives you a sample of the work from each artist before visiting the studios. View the tour map for directions to the studios.

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

"Sweet, sweet burn of Sun, and summer wind, and you my friend, my summer fling."
           --- John Denver

Vineyards in Southwest Michigan


"The Sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide word's joy."
       --- Henry Ward Beecher

The Museum occupies the historic Saugatuck Pump House at 735 Park Street, in a scenic garden setting along the west shore of the Kalamazoo River at Mt. Baldhead Park, a short walk north from the Saugatuck Chain Ferry landing. Admission and nearby parking are free. The Museum is open weekends from noon thru October.


Golf Courses in and around Saugatuck



Relax and Refresh at Wickwood and the Day Spas in Saugatuck

At Wickwood, we all need a little rejuvenation these days and we love to pamper our guests with massages with our Nancy Plantinga. She specializes in Swedish massages, has added a Couples Massage with mirroring, does Pre-natal, Reiki and Chakra all under our roof. Just book your appointment when you make your reservation.

Bella Vita Day Spa specializes in massage treatments, and beauty salon services. They offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Hot Stone, Four Hand Swedish and Couples Massages along with Low Back Tension Releases, Sinus Relief and Fibromyalgia Tender Point massages.

29th Annual Goose Festival

October 12 - 13, Fennville

Spring at the Inn

"For me there is an invincible summer."
                  ---Albert Camus

Chain ferry

Gifts or Creatures, Sept 15
Honey Dewdrops, Sept 22
Anne Hills & Michael Smith, Sept 29
Red Tail Ring, Oct 6
Peter & Lou Berryman, Oct 13
Jim Hurst, Oct 20
The String Doctors, Oct 17
Muteflutes, Nov 3
Wisaal, Nov 10


Art Galleries in Our Villages
Gallery Stroll in Saugatuck and Douglas, October 12

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

James Brandess
Studios & Gallery
238 Butler St., Saugatuck

Good Goods
106 Mason St., Saugatuck

Button-Petter Gallery
161 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas

98 Center St., Douglas

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

Bruce Baughman Studio & Galleries
242 Butler St., Saugatuck

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

Amazwi Contemporary Art
249 Culver St., Saugatuck

Roan and Black
3315 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck




October 17
Jane Eyre (1943)
Directed by Robert Stevenson. With Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine

October 31
The Third Man (1947)
Directed by Carol Reed.
With Joseph Cotten, Valli, and Orson Welles.

November 14
The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Directed by Orson Welles. With Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, and Everett Sloane

December 12
Touch Of Evil (1958)
Directed by Orson Welles. With Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, and Janet Leigh

Halloween Harvest Festival & Parade
October 26

Felt Mansion

Self-Guided Tours through the end of October Sunday through Tuesday 1-5 p.m.



Tiempo Libre
October 5


Point Counterpoint: Cyril Lixenberg Screen Prints - Through November 9

Real To Reel

Gasland II   October 19

Blood Brother   November 14

Sailboats in the Saugatuck harbor

"The Sun as the universal giver of life would
be my god."   ---Napoleon Bonaparte

Peterson's Mill
"Three things cannot be long hidden:
The Sun, The Moon and The Truth."
 --- Buddha

October 5 Christy & Velvet
October 12 Mark Kahny Trio
October 19 Mary Rademacher
October 26 Edye Evans Hyde
November 2 Mike Raleigh
November 9 Mark Kahny Trio
November 16 Christy & Velvet
November 23 Edye Evans Hyde
November 30 Mary Radmacher

Monday evening joins us for the What Not Band and our Open-Mic Jazz Jam.


Saugatuck Brewing Company



"When the Sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome."   --- Wilma Rudolph

Antiques Abound right on our doorstep:
Amsterdam in Saugatuck
Bentley’s Fine Antiques
Blue Star Antique Pavilion
The Olde Farmhouse Antiques
• Olde House Antiques



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.

Stay at Wickwood and Visit
ArtPrize Grand Rapids
162 Venues
1517 Artworks Entered
Thur October 6

Chili Cook-Off
 October 13

"No season should have a plot. It should be filled with surprises."  --- Nora Ephron


Reservations 269.857.1465
or 800.385.1174


Our Innkeepers answer 9am - 9pm
everyday of the year!
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Wickwood Inn   |    510 Butler Street P.O. Box 1019   |   Saugatuck, MI 49453
Tel (800) 385-1174   |  
www.wickwoodinn.com   |    Bill and Julee Rosso Miller, Proprietors