Valentine Things To Do In Saugatuck | Celebrate Michigan Getaways | Wickwood Inn

Posted on: February 10, 2018   |   Posted in: Getaways, Things To Do In Saugatuck

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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Dr. Seuss

What’s so special about a romantic getaway to Wickwood Inn?  Here, you have complete freedom each and every hour. Time is all yours. To relax. To reconnect. To absolutely rejuvenate.

If you enjoy getting outdoors in a spectacular winter wonderland, the snowshoeing and cross country skiing at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park are special.

Want to get in an extra workout or find time for that yoga class you’ve been promising yourself? Walk in to our friendly well-equipped local Blue Star Community Gym or Snap Fitness Center. Satya Yoga is a “come as you are” studio, with mats and props provided, conveniently located just across the street. Walk-ins are encouraged to join any of the classes offered seven days a week.

Maybe you’re more in the mood for some inspiration? Our arts and culture scene does not disappoint. Visit more than 30 area artist galleries and studios. Take in an award-winning documentary, art exhibit, or concert at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Explore why American Style Magazine named Saugatuck “one of the top 5 art towns in America.”

Perhaps you’re interested in the latest buzz on the local food and beverage front? Saugatuck and Douglas will not disappoint. Make your own beer, enjoy a meal, and dance the night away at Saugatuck Brewing Company. Allow us to arrange a private 2-hour wine tasting at J. Petter Galleries and Wine Bar.  Sample the local ciders being crafted at Virtue Farm and Crane’s Orchards. Enjoy a Cowboy Steak at Bowdies, named Grand Rapids area Restaurant Of The Year. Walk in and order a great drink and dinner at the local favorites of Phil’s and Everyday People Cafe. Sit alongside the water and indulge in a satisfying brunch or dinner at The Southerner.

Or, maybe you came into town to do nothing at all? Wickwood Inn is definitely the perfect place for that. Relax. Read by a roaring fire. Make use of our free, high speed internet … or, put away all your devices and simply connect with the one you love. Arrange for an in-room couples massage. Delight in our signature Farm to Table Champagne Brunch, afternoon Sweets & Treats, and our evening Sips & Small Plates. All food is complimentary because we believe in the joy that comes from sharing good food.

Don’t let this winter season pass you by without a visit to Wickwood Inn in romantic Saugatuck, Michigan. Reserve your getaway today!

In the meantime, we want to share a recipe with you that’s salty, sweet, and downright delicious! But … you must promise not to tell anyone how easy they are to make. With love from our kitchen to yours … enjoy!

Chocolate Toffee Bark with Sea Salt

These thin after dinner chocolates are simply addictive. Just the right magical combination of salty to sweet has made them a staple in our repertoire. Layers of toffee bits, chocolate, toasted almonds, plus a sprinkling of sea salt have made them completely habit-forming for the women of Wickwood and my own sweet tooth. Best of all, they’re simple to make. Makes 4 dozen.

Ingredients:

15 store-bought or homemade graham crackers, broken into 4 sections
1 1/2 bags (12 ounces) toffee bits
1 1/2 cups raw almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
3/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups unsalted butter (2 1/2 sticks)
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (we prefer Ghirardelli)
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted 325 degrees F

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place graham crackers in a single layer on sheet, edges touching. Sprinkle toffee bits and almonds evenly over the crackers.

2. Bring sugar and butter to boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat and cook at a rapid simmer, swirling pan occasionally until mixture is blended and syrupy, approximately 2 minutes. Immediately pour over the graham crackers. Bake until sugar topping is bubbling, about 15-18 minutes. Immediately sprinkle chocolate and salt evenly over graham crackers. When the chocolate has melted using the back of a spoon spread it evenly using Jackson Pollock strokes across the diagonal of the surface creating a striated surface. Sprinkle evenly with the sliced almonds and allow to cool completely. Bars may be cut with a sharp knife, or broken apart into irregular pieces with the tip of a knife. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.

“Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”
~ A.A. Milne

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