Side yard of the Wickwood Inn

Experience Our Saugatuck Inn

Side yard of the Wickwood Inn

The Wickwood Story

Originally built in 1937, the Colonial revival house later served as the family home of Frank Wicks, the mayor of Saugatuck. It was centrally located in downtown Saugatuck, just one block from the Chain Ferry that has crossed the Kalamazoo River since 1838. Sue and Stub Louis bought the house and renovated it in 1981 as an inn patterned after Brown’s Hotel in London. The Wickwood Inn, Saugatuck’s first bed and breakfast, was born.
Butler Street Drawing
Downtown Saugatuck - Butler Street

After a decade, the Louis family sold the 11-room inn to their neighbors, Julee Rosso and Bill Miller. Miller, a Holland, Michigan, native, and Rosso, a gourmet food veteran best known as the co-author of the classic Silver Palate Cookbook, transformed the Wickwood into a farm-to-table culinary destination that attracted 30 years of dedicated guests and acclaim in the pages of Travel + Leisure and the New York Times.

In 2021, Rosso and Miller sold the Wickwood to Shea Soucie and Martin Horner, founding partners of Chicago-based luxury design firm Soucie Horner Ltd. A pair of Indiana natives, Soucie and Horner built upon the Wickwood’s years of traditions while adding their own stamp of timeless elegance to the inn.

What to Expect

From the stylish design details to dazzling and sophisticated food, a stay at the Wickwood is a singular experience in hospitality. Whether watching the glorious Michigan sunset with a loved one in the garden or enjoying a book by the warm fireplace, guests find no shortage of ways to luxuriate in our casual charm and amenities. The Wickwood’s intimate and supremely comfortable vibe provides an inviting lakeside escape where time slows down and life is the way it was meant to be: relaxed and gracious.


Honors from Food & Wine, Jetsetter, and TripAdvisor

Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Dynamic seasonal New American breakfast menu seven days a week

Complimentary WiFi

Reliable high-speed connection available in every square inch of the inn

Private Parking

Easy access to parking lot directly on Wickwood grounds

Centrally Located

In the heart of Saugatuck, just steps from downtown shops and the Kalamazoo River

EV Charging Station

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are pleased to offer electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for the exclusive use of our guests.

Tranquil Green Space

Beautifully landscaped gardens and gently lit arbor sanctuary

Designed Rooms

Each room is unique, with levels of detail and luxury unparalleled in the Midwest

Special Offers

In-house masseuse, private sailing excursions, whole inn rental available for large groups, and more

Amazing experience.

Amazing experience. This was our third time staying at the Wickwood Inn. The rooms are darling. Gorgeous decor and so clean! Breakfast is outstanding!! The service is top-notch! I was shocked they even had a fast-charging EV station in the parking lot! Can't wait to go back!

Stephanie Flom May 2024


"Absolutely loved the B&B...easy to check in (and out) and a treat and wine available upon arrival. The Inn was recently remodeled; no detail was overlooked. The breakfast was delicious...We would definitely stay there again!"

Margiecle – TripAdvisor Review June 2022

Top Notch B and B

"The interior is beautifully appointed, very comfy beds, delicious gourmet breakfast, fresh baked goodies available all day, wine and cheese gathering in afternoon. Our host made sure all the details were perfect so we could just sit back and enjoy. The house is in town and has a parking lot which made getting to town very easy. We talked with many repeat visitors which speaks to the quality of the experience. We will be a repeat visitor."

Nancy D – TripAdvisor Review August 2023

We have curated your experience with help from our exclusive collection of brand partners. Every touch and texture in your room has been hand-picked for excellence and comfort.
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