Traveling Solo In Saugatuck | Top Reasons To Travel Alone To Wickwood Inn

Posted on: October 1, 2019   |   Posted in: Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

row of shops on a street with sidewalk and tall trees lining the walkway

girl with sunglasses and a hat in shorts and a tee sitting on a sandy beach with her vintage bike behind her and the waves crashing in the distance on a sunny day

white charming building with lush landscaped gardens, a cozy feel and a sign out front that says Wickwood Inn Bed & Breakfast

blue water, sandy shoreline, green trees just beginning to show a touch of fall color

breakfast bowl of berries, a platter of sticky pecan buns, glasses of orange juice on an elegantly set tablecloth clad table

silver tray full of 4 different baked treats on a doily

round buffet table with pizza, crostini, fried zucchini, cheeses, meats, soups, dips, vegetables, breadsticks and candles

Sometimes, traveling solo is EXACTLY what one needs! Time to simply reset, recharge, and return to daily life a revitalized and renewed human being. Of course we LOVE our families, our spouses, our partners, and our friends, but … stepping aside for a few days is a lovely indulgence. Traveling solo is less stressful and less labor intensive.There are so many simple pleasures, especially when you vacation in Saugatuck! Eat whenever you want when you are traveling solo. Nap as long as you like. Walk the beach or the trails and completely lose track of your to-do-list. Finally read the book that has been next to your night stand for months. Take a yoga class, or two, just because you can. Go on an extra long run or bike ride. Leisurely stroll through boutique stores and art galleries with no concern for how engaged anyone else is. Have a glass of wine whenever you are in the mood. Sleep in. Or, get up early and eagerly start your day.  An extended stay at Wickwood Inn in downtown Saugatuck is the perfect place to travel alone.

Saugatuck is safe. Friendly. Easy to navigate. And, everyone here is happy you decided to visit!

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voice of the world so I can hear my own.”
~ Oprah

Traveling Solo In Saugatuck Is Perfect

We came up with the top reasons why traveling solo to Saugatuck, Michigan is the way to go.  With everything there is to do here, it didn’t take much imagination for this list.

  • First, you have easy access to everything from Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck.  Wickwood Inn is the perfect location to launch your solo vacation. Why? Well, it starts with the complimentary off-street private parking lot. Doesn’t get much simpler than that. And, from there you have access to everything in Saugatuck without even getting in your car again! That’s right. There are stunning boutiques, inspiring art galleries, award-winning restaurants and chefs.  Find a yoga studio, a fantastic coffee shop, the Saugatuck Arts Center, and so much more just steps from our front door. Of course, if you want to venture further out, that’s easy, too! The Interurban is a local, easy to use, bus.  They pick you up and drop you off exactly where you want. Curb to curb surface for just $1 each way.  If you want to drive yourself, there are no worries. There’s no traffic. Every neighborhood is safe and charming. Ask the innkeepers or the friendly locals for directions or suggestions. Finally, explore the beaches, the vineyards, the orchards, and the adventures that await you. We have a parking place for you when you return.

    “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”
    ~ Audrey Hepburn

  • The next reason is Wickwood Inn has the room and the activities that are just right for you.  No matter your mood or energy level, this is the place for a solo getaway. Even before you arrive, the customization of your trip begins. That’s right. No two rooms are alike at Wickwood Inn, and all are inspired by artists and places we love. So go ahead and explore them all … the choice is all yours! From there, the creativity and autonomy continues. What will you do with your time away? Just asking the question brings joy to your entire being. And, to give you some inspiration, we have an entire section on our website, Things To Do In Saugatuck .  Find a calendar of events, plus itineraries sorted by season and passion. Our innkeepers happily provide you with suggestions and recommendations, too.  Remember: Time. Is. Yours. Maybe treat yourself to dinner at Bowdies.  Just sit at the bar and talk not only the bartender but the entire bar full of people.  Don’t feel comfortable eating at the bar?  Head to The Southerner.  Sip the best Margherita ever made with aged Tequila. Or, explore their Bourbons. Maybe you want to take a sunset cruise on The Star of Saugatuck or the Serenity Schooner.  Go to Petter Wine Gallery and wander through two floors of art. Sit at their wine bar, taste Barolo.  Bite into the special Artisanal cheese of the day. Or, journey to Pennyroyal for an early lunch or early ‘dinner’. The seating is perfect for those who are traveling solo. Take a front row seat along the kitchen counter!

    “You call it being alone, I call it enjoying my own company.”
    ~ Unknown

  • Thirdly, when you stay at Wickwood, you never even have to leave the Inn.  That’s right! We have all the comforts you could wish for right underneath our roof. There’s  art and sculpture throughout the inn. Fresh flowers everywhere. Plenty of spaces to gather and meet new friends. Or, to have space all to yourself.  Furthermore, if you really need someone to talk to our innkeepers are simply the best people on earth.


“The best thing about traveling solo is sleeping around. You can sleep all over that bed of yours. Left. Right. Middle. Wherever.”
~ Unknown

  • Finally, your day begins with our signature amenity, Farm To Table Brunch … a full homemade country breakfast. The 3-course luxury bed and breakfast menu changes with each season and may include Four Berry Bowl, Citrus Slices drizzled with mint honey, Sugar & Spice Popovers, Pecan Sticky Buns, Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake, Asparagus & Chèvre Frittata, Glazed Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce, Raspberry Bismarcks, Ethereal Scrambled Eggs, Glazed Country Ham, or Pistachio Breakfast Sausage. Plus, there are always house-made granolas, artisan breads, yogurt, fruit juices, coffees and teas. In the afternoon and evening, find with delight and surprise our Sweets & Treats. Pause for a little sweet through the day. Inside the glass globes by the fireside, warm Chocolate Chip Cookies, Razzle Dazzle Raspberry Cake, Brownie Bites or Chocolate Almond Bark await. And, our favorite hour of the day, Sips & Small Plates. Every evening at 6, gather for Sips & Small Plates. We love the cheer and camaraderie of sharing good food and wine at the start of your evening. Have a glass of wine and taste a dazzling array of flavors. Our Charcuterie Board has our house made cheeses, chutney, herbed olives, and hand-crafted salumis. There are Soup Shots and Mustard Cheese Straws surrounded by plates of Shrimp & Crab.  Try the Fava Bean & Mint Crostini, Roasted Tomato & Basil Tart, Maple Glazed Brussel Sprouts or Zucchini Frites.

Traveling Alone To Wickwood Inn

We can’t wait to show you that our downtown Saugatuck bed and breakfast is a perfectly delicious destination to travel by yourself.  So … what are you waiting for? Choose your room and reserve your time away today!

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