A Saugatuck Holiday Getaway

Posted on: November 15, 2018   |   Posted in: Getaways, Holiday, Things To Do In Saugatuck

Holiday In The Lodge Suite

Kindel Holiday Vintage Shop

Horse And Buggy Holiday

Christmas Food Wickwood

Christmas Wickwood


candle lit food table

Lodge Holiday Decor


A Saugatuck Holiday Getaway Just For You

Come and enjoy a Saugatuck holiday getaway that’s fun, festive, relaxing, and efficient. That’s right. All things are possible during your time at Wickwood Inn in downtown Saugatuck. November and December make for an ideal time to visit Saugatuck … there’s festivity in the air, everywhere. You truly will enjoy the best of all worlds, and here’s how.

Stay At Wickwood

A stay at Wickwood Inn’s bed and breakfast means you are well taken care of from the moment you arrive. Simply drive in to our complimentary off-street parking and take a big breath. Time is now yours. Once inside the Inn, you’ll be greeted with stunning holiday decorations, a roaring fireplace, fresh flowers, fine art, a little sweet something emerging fresh from our kitchen, and a jingle in the air. Wickwood’s Festival of Trees emanates celebration!

“Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle!”
~ Anonymous

Shop A Little, Or A Lot

If you came to stay at Wickwood Inn with a gift list in tow, you are in the best place. Our villages are lined with small, owner operated business. That means everything inside the stores is uniquely curated and has a story behind it. Nothing big- box or generic happening here. Shop for your art-loving friend at Jeff Blandford’s pottery & glass studio, or Marcia Perry’s ARK gallery filled with carved wood wonders large and small. Or, visit Jim Brandess and schedule the sittings for a portrait for your favorite guy after the holidays. Visit Good Goods, always filled with artisan treasures from jewelry to photography, glass tables, clothing, purses, fine art, and the full line of STIX furniture. There’s Montana Mercantile where you might find  carefully selected vintage pieces from antique posters to planters or pedestals, Kindel & C0 with its well chosen home accessories and their new Christmas Shop (you’ll want everything).

What I like about the Holidays is you can make people forget the past with the present.”
Don Marquis

Discover Art Galleries & Holiday Markets

This is the holiday getaway that you finally get to experience Saugatuck’s special Art Exhibitions and Holiday Pop Up Markets galore. Grab a pint and immerse yourself in the power and motion of Theresa Gray’s paintings at Waypost Brewing on Saturday, November 24. Enjoy a glass of wine while you shop at Holly Days at Everyday People Cafe, December 4, 11, 18. Be SURE and collect a few jars of Dona’s famous homemade hot honey mustard and Mikey’s hot sauce and curry noodles. Enjoy Jessica’s fanciful wirework and handmade jewelry. Do not miss Sue’s upcycled cashmere accessories … these ponchos, scarves, wristers, hats, leg warmers and more are the best! Try your luck at HoliDart at Water Street Gallery and explore the savings at Button Gallery’s Holiday Sale. Pop in to the SCA and tour the nationally renowned art exhibition of Tom Kiefer titled El Sueño Americano. Take a snow-free stroll through downtown Holland and then visit Holland Kerstmarkt, where local artisan talent shines.

Do You Hear The Choir Sing?

Of course, your holiday getaway would be complete with the cheer of live music and theater. This year, our own Lakeshore Community Chorus is featuring holiday music from around the world. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is live at the Women’s Club. Frederick Meijer Gardens in nearby Grand Rapids hosts the Original Dickens Carolers and a Christmas Cabaret. Of course, there’s live music all around the Saugatuck area: Saugatuck Brewing, Little Lucy’s, Salt Of The Earth, The What Not Inn, and Wick’s Park just to name a few. See Harry Connick Jr., The Nutcracker, or Sesame Street Live at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids. Watch Rear Window, The Shop Around the Corner, or It’s A Wonderful Life at the Knickerbocker Theater in Holland.

Stay Fit During Your Holiday Getaway

While you’re in town, there’s no reason for your fitness routine to sputter. Take a yoga class right across the street at welcoming local downtown Saugatuck studio, Satya. Head to Snap Fitness or Blue Star Community Gym. Get outdoors and walk Oval Beach, climb Mt. Baldhead, hike the trails at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, or cross country ski and snow shoe through our towering dunes and stunning woods.

Happiness is . . . making the first tracks on fresh snow.”
   ~ Jean-Claude Killy

A Taste Of The Holidays

We haven’t even gotten to our favorite topic any time of year at Wickwood .. food and beverages! Take part in the rotating Regional Dinners at the Mermaid. Your holiday getaway won’t be complete without a delicious cozy Loft Dinner at Borrowed Time. Grab a glass of joy at the Noveau Fest or Sip & Shop at Fenn Valley. Sit by one of many roaring bonfires and sip a pint of European style cider at Virtue … and don’t miss their Holiday Buzz Market on December 1. Enjoy special menu items at restaurants all over town: Bowdies, The Southerner, Phil’s, Wally’s, Clearbrook, Ida Red’s, The Butler, and many more. Luxuriate for Happy Hour at Everyday People Cafe, Borrowed Time, or Little Lucy’s. Grab a pint of local goodness at Saugatuck Brewing. A steaming cup of caffeine at Uncommon Grounds. Taste your way through everything offered at Fenn Valley Vineyards. And, we’re just getting started!

Of course, during your holiday getaway to Wickwood Inn, our holiday joy turns into even more love … wait until you what’s emerging from our kitchen. In fact, here are 3 of our favorite mousse recipes we couldn’t help but share. But why not leave the cooking to us? Your stay included complimentary Farm To Table Breakfast, Sips & Small Plates Evening Hour, and Sweets & Treats throughout the stay. You’re especially going to love our wondrous plates of Holiday Cookies with Pecan Squares, Toffee Bars, Spicy Chocolate Wafers, Butterballs, Chocolate Chippers, Dark Chocolate Bites, Vanilla Sables, Raspberry Shortbread Bars, Almond Bark, and Chocolate Jumbles. At Sips & Small Plates, try the Curried Squash with Mango Chutney & Roquefort Crostini, Shrimp & Crab Atop Crostini, Spinach Pies, Three Cheese Gougères, Cheddar Olives, Artisanal Cheese Board with Spiced  Cranberry Chutney, and Ginger or Spiced Elderberry Wine.

“Nothing says the holidays, like a cheese ball.”
~ Ellen DeGeneres

And So Much More!

Don’t miss the Saugatuck Christmas Parade, the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the visit from Santa, Winterfest at the Felt Mansion, the New Year’s Eve fireworks … like we said at the beginning … there’s festivity in the air, and holiday lights everywhere!

Take some time to truly celebrate this holiday season. Either before all the family or after the hoopla. There’s lots to do here to put you in the spirit of the season. Festivities happening from mid-November through January 6. Gift yourself a getaway to Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck this year!


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