3 Day Getaway To Saugatuck

Posted on: November 8, 2018   |   Posted in: Getaways, Holiday, Things To Do In Saugatuck


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3 Day Getaway To Wickwood Inn In Saugatuck

A 3 day getaway to Saugatuck is the perfect way to relax, reconnect, and leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. After food and art, we think you can probably guess Wickwood Inn’s next big love. Yes, that’s it. TRAVEL! It’s much easier to nicely fit a shorter getaway into our busy schedules.  So, what to do when we want a vacation and desperately need to reset? Easy. We find somewhere interesting and we plan a 3 day getaway. A 3 day getaway to Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck is the perfect way to relax, reconnect, and leave feeling completely rejuvenated. We at Wickwood are encouraging these short vacations as they’re how we love to travel.  Short and sweet does it wondrously for us … and we want to make them enticing for you.  Our incentive is a special price on mid-week stays at the Inn.  Stay for 2, 3 or 4 days, between Sunday and Thursday and save on your getaway!  See the special here…

“According to Jonathan Alpert, a Manhattan-based psychotherapist and well-being expert, taking just one Friday or Monday off of work can do just as much for your mental health as taking off an entire week.”
~ Travel + Leisure, Getting Away for a 3-day Weekend Could Make You Happier Than a Long Vacation

Makes sense! A short getaway comes together quickly and doesn’t take much planning or packing … more time for adventure and relaxation. Just taking short 3 and 4 day getaways refreshes you as if you’ve been gone much longer. They aren’t as exhausting as a 3 week trek where you’re bouncing from city to city and trying to jam as much as you can into every day because you just may never return. Plus, there’s the benefit you can take  small getaways much  more frequently throughout the year.

Even more impressive? “Contrary to what most executives fear, productivity can actually increase with implementation of a four-day workweek. Four-day workweeks have non-physical benefits. They give you more time for relationships, for example, and let you have more time to think independently (translation: innovation)”
~ Inc.com, Science Says You Need to Have More 3-Day Weekends

Here’s one of many versions of what you might do during your 3 day stay at Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan.

Day One of Your 3 Day Getaway

Check in at the well-appointed Wickwood Inn. The complimentary, off-street parking makes everything about your arrival easy. The smiles from the innkeepers and the good smells from the kitchen warm your welcome. The spacious common areas, holiday decorations, roaring fireplace, fresh flowers, and fine art beckon you to explore further.

Take your time. Enjoy a coffee, tea, or juice. Sample a sweet treat. Enjoy settling in to the bed & breakfast’s exquisite surroundings.

Step outside our front door and explore a bit of downtown Saugatuck. Be sure and visit the James Brandess and Jeff Blandford galleries. You’ll also want to explore the latest at Good Goods. Drop in to Wine Sellers and challenge the owner, Mike, who is a certified sommelier, to find you the perfect bottle of wine.

Return to Wickwood Inn in time for the best part of the day …  the complimentary Sips & Small Plates Happy Hour. This is where the essence of Wickwood Inn truly shines. Bringing great people together for good food is what we enjoy the most. Right now we’re making Cheddar Olives, Squash, Mango Chutney and Prosciutto Crostini, Spicy Cauliflower and Mascarpone Crostini, and so much more to celebrate the goodness of life!

Save some room for dinner at Bowdies Chophouse or The Grill Room at Clearbrook Golf Club. Visit The Loft at Borrowed Time for a very special weekly menu or Clearbrook for their superbly prepared fish and terrific wine list. Phil’s or Wally’s for a bite of lake perch for  lunch…….or The Mitten for their superb pizza that you’ll inhale with your favorite brew choice.

Continue your evening out with an art exhibition, concert, or film at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, dancing at Saugatuck Brewing, live music at Salt of the Earth or the What Not Inn, or simply return to Wickwood for a cozy evening sharing a bottle of excellent wine and time with one another.

Day Two of Your Getaway

Start your day by strolling across the street for a yoga class at Satya (drop-ins always welcome, mats available for free), stepping it up by climbing the stairs at Mt. Baldhead, stretching your legs at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, or simply relaxing on a bench in Wick’s Park and enjoying a good book.

No matter your morning plan, one thing is guaranteed … you are going to love the farm to table breakfast that comes as part of your stay at Wickwood Inn. There’s so much to enjoy about our signature amenity and plenty of delicious food choices for every appetite: warm Pecan Sticky Buns, Pistachio Sausage and Asparagus Frittata, our famous Blueberry Streusel Cake or the Homemade Granola and Fresh Berries might be what hits the spot. Our menu changes daily and, of course, with the season. Indulge, or eat healthy as you wish.

Of course, we have free WiFi throughout the inn, but perhaps it’s time to allow yourself a luxury. Go ahead. It’s okay. Unplug … and lose track of time. It’s just one afternoon, and isn’t this what you really came for? We won’t tell, and remember … giving the brain a rest actually increases productivity. So, there. The science made you do it. Go ahead and gallery stroll. Explore the Upscale Mercantile, Kindel & Company, and the Saugatuck Antique Pavilion for vintage treasures. Sample a flight of local beers at Saugatuck Brewing or taste your way through some ciders at Virtue Cider. Try the wines at Fenn Valley. Spend a little more time shopping in Saugatuck and Douglas. Grab a really good cup of coffee at Uncommon Grounds or a little pub food at Phil’s. Time is your own. Anything is possible, and it’s all good.

Join the party once again back at Wickwood. The Sips & Small Plates appetizer hour awaits you. Our Artisanal Cheese & Charcuterie Board with Homemade Chutneys, Fava Bean & Pea Shoot Crostini, Roasted Bruschetta, or Spicy Shrimp & Crab might intrigue you to gather with fellow food lovers before you are off to dinner.

Tonight? Try dinner at Everyday People Cafe in downtown Douglas, Salt of the Earth in downtown Fennville, or Butch’s Dry Dock or Seventy-Six in downtown Holland. Wickwood’s knowledgeable innkeepers will be able to help you pick exactly the right place for you, so please ask for great area restaurants near Saugatuck.

Day Three of Your Getaway

Today, it’s all about that final relaxation. Sip a little more of our great coffee. Read the book that has been languishing by your bedside back at home. Stroll down for brunch whenever you’re ready. What will today bring? Red & Yellow Pepper Corn Pudding with Maple Bourbon Syrup? Pear & Vanilla Clafouti? Sugar & Spice Popovers? Lighter Than Air Glazed Lemon Blueberry Cake? Cardamom, Coffee, & Pecan Coffeecake?

Then, sink into a fully customized relaxing massage right in your own room. Choose the style. Choose the time. Everything just the way you like it delivered directly to you.

Afterwards, maybe take a stroll on Oval Beach. Or a walk along the docks in downtown Saugatuck. Re-visit that one art gallery where your mind still wants to see more. Try Phil’s or Wally’s for a bite of lake perch for lunch, or The Mitten for their superb pizza that you’ll inhale with your favorite brew choice.

And, while you’re out, stock up on amazing foods from Farm House Deli & Pantry to take home. Their selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, meats, cheeses, cookies, cakes, and so much more will pack the perfect picnic basket and keep your life simple … at least for a little longer.

As you sadly have to say goodbye to time in Saugatuck, you realize a 3 day getaway really did really make a difference … in your mood, in your mindset … it was so easy to relax and enjoy life here. That’s what we love about time in Saugatuck at Wickwood Inn. You just get to luxuriate and enjoy the goodness life has to offer in our little village near the Lake Michigan shore.

Come see us this holiday season and enjoy Wickwood’s beautiful holiday décor, or any time of year … life is great here! Reserve your 3 day getaway to Wickwood Inn today!





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