Saugatuck’s Quiet Season | The Best Time To Enjoy Our Village Is Wintertime

Posted on: January 11, 2020   |   Posted in: Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck, Winter

2 white horses pulling a sleigh in the snowy countryside

5 wine glasses on a wine barrel top in front of a wall of wine racks filled with bottles of wine

older couple perusing a series of 5 abstract art panels on a wall

poster for the '5th Annual Wassail on Saturday February 15th 2020 at Virtue Cider, showing a bonfire at night with people's silhouettes wearing rustic headdresses

3 snow showers in the snow in front of a line of woods with their hands in the air in celebration

the sitting area of the Kyoto Suite with 2 lovely rattan armchairs that have wide checked pillows next to a cloth covered side table with a lamp and an antique asian horse sculpture with Japanese prints covering the wall

Saugatuck’s Quiet Season in winter is not really all that quiet.  Saugatuck is definitely open during this season.  Guests at Wickwood Inn love the more than 30 shops that include boutique apparel, gourmet kitchen goods, upscale home décor and more.  Explore our 30 art galleries and eat at 35 restaurants.  Need we mention the special events, live music, theater productions and even a film festival?  And, one of the best things about the quiet season is that it’s easier.  It’s easier to park, get dinner reservations, score theater tickets and attend winemaker dinners.  You get special attention at the gallery exhibitions, your favorite seat at the coffee shop and front row at yoga class.

And, if you’re looking for outdoorsy peaceful…your snowshoe, cross-country ski, hike or walk through a snowy Saugatuck Dunes State Park is magically serene.  Still peaceful, yet with a little more flare, bundle up for warmth and slide through the snow-covered countryside in a horse driven sleigh.  And so you know…it’s simply magical to go horseback riding through the snow covered rolling hills and woods.

We have all these amazing Saugatuck activities within easy reach in winter.  Why not reserve your own Saugatuck Getaway to Wickwood Inn during our Quiet Season?

Winter Quiet Season Things To Do In Saugatuck

Events, Theater & Live Music All Over Town

Fenn Valley Winery | Winemaker’s Dinners, Wine Release Parties, Chili Cook-Off & Cellar Tours
Virtue Cider | 5th Annual Wassail Festival and Live Music, plus Cider Tastings
Salt of the Earth | The House Concert Series is excellent and intimate. You don’t want to miss.
The What Not Inn | Have a rollicking good time with the What Not Inn’s Jazz Band.
Saugatuck Brewing Company | Grab a pint of craft brew, good pub food and enjoy the show.
Waypost Brewing | Good beer speaks for itself, especially when paired with live music.
Saugatuck Center For The Arts Live On Stage | The Reminders, The Cowboy Junkies
Real To Reel Feature Films | Making WavesKnock Down The House at Saugatuck Center For The Arts.
Saugatuck Center For The Arts Gallery Exhibition | Humanae   A chromatic range skin colors.
Real To Reel Mountain Film Festival | 3 venues, 65 films, activities, food, music, drink & more.
Saugatuck Center For The Arts | Hempy Keyboard Series

Our Favorite Local Restaurants Are Open Year Round

Guardian Brewing | Open for lunch and dinner, their menu is full of unique delicious items and their beer is wonderful.
Ida Red’s | Our longtime favorite lunch spot is just around the corner from the Inn.
Phil’s | In the quiet season, the locals keep this place hopping. It’s a standby that we love and the nutty salad is still our favorite for lunch or dinner.
Pennyroyal | Pennyroyal is now open for dinner!  And, their special event dinners are something you must experience!
Bowdies | We love the Cowboy Steak, the sides, the cocktails … everything is just perfect.
Southerner | Divine are the Mushroom & Dumplings, the best Fried Chicken and Heavenly Biscuits.
Clearbrook | Like the bar on Cheers, this place always feels welcoming and inviting. Sink in for a nice glass of wine and a comfortable dinner.
Borrowed Time | Borrowed Time continues elevating their menu. There’s always a new glass of wine and a small plate that you must try.

Staying Fit Is Easy & Fun In Winter

Satya Yoga | An all-levels studio where walk-ins are welcome. Mats and props included.
Blue Star Community Gym | Don’t give up your workout while on vacation! This gym welcomes all.
Virtue Cider | Rent Snow Shoes to explore Virtue’s farm in the countryside all winter long.

Explore the Great Outdoors In Our Quiet Season

Saugatuck Dunes State Park | Wind your way through the towering sand dunes. Enjoy expansive views over Lake Michigan. Run, Hike, ski, snowshoe, walk … whatever your pace, there’s a trail for you.
Singapore Harbor Natural Area | Park for free at Oval Beach and explore a network of trails throughout this pristine wilderness near the lakeshore.
Virtue Cider | Bundle up and take a sleigh ride around the orchards or snow shoe across the fields.
Allegan State Game Area | Over 50,000 acres of fun cross-country skiing and hiking trails.
Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area | Cross Country Skiing, Snow Shoeing & Hiking
Pigeon Creek Park | Hiking and Walking Trails
Outdoor Discovery Center | Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Bird Watching, Wildlife Spotting
Kal-Haven Trail | Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking
Huyser Farm Park | Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Bird Watching
Dune Pines Nature Preserve | Hiking and Walking Trails

The Shops & Galleries Of Saugatuck

Chantal | All of Chantal’s downtown Saugatuck shops have more time to spend with you in the quiet season.  And, that’s just what you want from this upscale apparel shop.
Images of Saugatuck | Tucked into this creative women’s apparel shop on Butler Street find unique clothing and fun jewelry with artsy flair plus hats, scarves, gloves and footwear.
Landsharks | One of our favorite places to shop in Saugatuck in every season.  It’s where you find your favorite cozy sweaters and sweatshirts.
For The Love Of Shoes | Get your sandals, shoes, boots, accessories plus seriously cute and cozy cold weather apparel here!

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug…with a white quilt…”
~ Lewis Carroll

Good Goods | This large whimsical art gallery / upscale gift shop houses a huge array of beautifully curated objects from near and far….something for everyone.
James Brandess Studio | James is a local artist who you may find painting the afternoon away in his art studio when you visit.
Wine Sellers | This wine shop is where you choose the perfect drink to warm you up this winter.  With Mike, the owner and sommelier, helping you, you can’t go wrong.
Kindel & Co. | Kindel is one of our favorite décor shops anywhere.  We have a lot of items at Wickwood from this well curated housewares and curiosities shop.
The Butler Pantry | Gourmet kitchen shop that sells lovely high end kitchen ware and gourmet nibbles.

Choose & Reserve Your Fireplace Suite  At Wickwood Inn Today

Of course, this is a really SMALL sampling of what’s available to you when you visit Saugatuck during its best kept secret…our Quiet Season. There are also tasting rooms to sample our local beers, wines, and ciders. Even more Art Galleries and Studios to inspire and delight. Bonus – Celebrate Romantic Specials at Wickwood Inn and New Winter Menu Items at all our favorite spots for the season.

Now that you are in the know about winter in Saugatuck, what are you waiting for? Choose your favorite fireplace suite at our downtown Saugatuck bed and breakfast. And, reserve your best winter getaway today!

See you in the quiet season at Wickwood Inn.





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