This April Surprise Your Loved One With A Stay At The Wickwood Inn

Posted on: March 22, 2019   |   Posted in: Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

foggy river view

inn guest room with fine linens and purple flowers

pink flowering tulip trees

berries and cream on a bismarck at the breakfast table setting

seasonal asparagus wrapped with proscuitto

silver tray of sweets

 

Stay any time of the year and let your jaw drop in surprise!

What an exquisite April surprise!  A getaway to Saugatuck full of many surprises.  Pull up to Wickwood Inn’s front door.  The scent of freshly blooming lilacs greet you as you step out of your car. Heading for the entry, you follow the garden path enveloped in greenery and spring color.  Another April surprise, daffodils and cherry trees bloom along the way.  Then, walk along the Inn hallway after check in and you find for sale autographed copies of Silver Palate Cookbook, by our very own, Julee Rosso!

Want an even nicer surprise?  Request your favorite flowers, your own bottle of champagne and our local Patricia’s Chocolates in your room – The Christy Suite. The fireplace seating area and four poster bed with fine linens beckon.  While the deep blue walls instantly set you into a tranquil mood. The Picasso drawings on the wall bid you to be amused and in awe. The Turkish towels in the bathroom and the softness of the Kashmere robes call you into luxury. Surprise!  You might never leave your room!

 

“Luxury lives in the finer details.”
~ Iggy Azalea

 

Curiosity takes hold and you and your love meander throughout the Inn.  Then you visit the library, filled with everything from fiction or fantasy to biography or magazines. Stepping outside into the lush gardens, where you see some guests enjoying al fresco dining.  You slowly walk through the arbor and gazebo and catch a glimpse of the somewhat perfect boxwood topiaries.

Timed perfectly, you are told that a facial and relaxation massage is in order.  Our trained clinician pampers you to a spring treat. Who doesn’t love to start a vacation, or a surprise bed and breakfast stay, with a massage?!

Now your body is fully relaxed and you’re ready to enjoy your stay at Wickwood Inn.  You can go put on something lovely and comfortable as there’s more waiting – a relaxing day out on the town. Lake Michigan calls to you! Wickwood Inn staff provides towels and chairs for the beach.  The innkeepers also have great suggestions for places to buy the best snacks to enjoy on the beach.  Try our local cheeses from Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery. Discover amazing salads and freshly baked cookies from Farmhouse Deli.  Kismet Bakery’s famous house-baked breads are not to be missed. The adventure continues as you make the short drive to Oval Beach for a relaxing, romantic picnic. The west Michigan shoreline is at your backs as you take in the rolling dunes.  The sounds of the crashing spring waves of Lake Michigan begin once again.

 

“I have great faith in fools, self-confidence my friends will call it…”
~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

An afternoon of visiting tasting rooms and art galleries is the next surprise.  First, ask our innkeepers for a copy of our Craft Drinks Tasting Map and follow the link on our website for directions. Then, get out there and discover some of the wonderful craft drink makers sprinkled through our villages.   You can walk to many from the Inn and 37 are within a short 15 minute drive.  The list is 53 and growing, if you are up for a little road trip adventure.  We can even arrange for private driver as you wish.

After you taste your fill of local beer, wine, spirits, cider, mead and cocktails, you have time before dinner to peruse interesting fine art our many galleries.  James Brandness, Amazwi and Armstrong deGraaf are but a few of the more than twenty art hotspots to enjoy in downtown Saugatuck.  And there are even more in the greater Saugatuck area.  Thankfully, there are so many things to do in Saugatuck near Wickwood Inn, your options are endless, so please explore!

 

“The deep roots never doubt that spring will come.”

Marty Rubin

At the Inn surprises keep coming, when you return to Wickwood to enjoy the Sips And Small Plates At Six.  This appetizer hour is now the perfect daily event where food lovers staying at the Inn gather.  Share your Saugatuck adventures with newfound friends as you taste your way through a selection of the delicious foods for which Wickwood is known.  Then, make your way to Bowdie’s Chophouse for the perfect steak dinner. Of course, not before you stroll the streets of Saugatuck and enjoy the beauty of the sun shining off Lake Michigan. You laugh, you hold hands, and you think, “What a wonderful world.”  Thank you, Louis, you are right!

When you get back to the Inn, you can hardly believe it!  There are freshly baked sweets to enjoy a late snack before you head off to bed.  This whole day was the best way to spend a day on your April surprise getaway. What luxury to stay at Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan! Want to make this day a reality? Give us a call at 269.857.1465 to arrange your perfect luxurious stay in our Saugatuck bed and breakfast today!

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