Winter At Wickwood

Posted on: December 27, 2018   |   Posted in: Getaways, Outdoor Adventure, Things To Do In Saugatuck

Winter Wonderland Getaway | Wickwood Inn

by the fire

massage sign

Let It Snow!

We never know what Mother Nature has in mind for Saugatuck, but we do know that for winter at Wickwood, a Winter Getaway to the Inn is ALWAYS a good idea. When the snow falls along the shores of Lake Michigan and everything is blanketed in beautiful white, Saugatuck knows how to get outside and play! Whether you want to walk in the woods, cross country ski, take a sleigh ride in the snow, stroll the art galleries, shop, sample craft beer and cider, taste wine, go antiquing, dine, or dance, the night away … we promise you’ll return home from your stay during winter at Wickwood relaxed and refreshed.

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
~ Mary Oliver

Things To Do During Winter At Wickwood

As soon as there’s enough of the good stuff on the ground, we can’t wait to set out on cross country skis or pull on a pair of snow shoes. The Saugatuck area boasts a number of places with fantastic trails and stunning surroundings. Worries about packing all that gear? Go ahead and pack lightly.


Landsharks, Saugatuck’s outfitter for all things outdoors located just down the street, has everything you need. Their friendly crew will hook you up with skis, boots, poles, or snowshoes and poles, for just $14 a day. Need a warmer coat, an extra hat, scarf, or cute new pair of mittens? They’ve got you covered. How about a great new pair of boots, a cozy pair of socks, or the best slippers you’ve ever owned? Yep. It’s all happening at Landsharks.

For Cross Country Skiing and/or Snow Shoeing in the area, try:

  • Saugatuck Dunes State Park
  • Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area
  • Pigeon Creek park and Forest (15 miles)
  • Holland’s Outdoor Discovery Center (10 miles)
  • The Allegan Game Reserve (10 miles)

Downhill Skiing nearby:

  • Bittersweet Ski Resort (25 miles)
  • Cannonsburg Ski Are (less than one hour away)

Sleigh Rides:

  • Bittersweet (Belgian horses and hay cart) near Fennville (featuring hot chocolate and cookies afterwards!)
  • Wild West Ranch (a beautiful old fashioned sleigh and horses) in Allegan

“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.”
~ Marcus Zusak

After all the winter activity, come on back to the Inn. We prepare for all chilly weather during winter at Wickwood. We’ll keep the fire roaring and have everything you need to stay cozy. In fact, our Sips & Small Plates happy hour is the perfect way to toast a fantastic day. Don’t miss the Spicy Potato Puffs, Four Cheese Paninis, Crack Crackers with Spicy Three Pepper Chutney, and Hazelnut Mezzaluna Cookies … just to name a few of our winter faves.

Wondering if you might be a little sore from your outdoor winter adventures in the snow? Why not enhance your stay and schedule a fully customized, in-room, hot stone massage?

The evening is yours.

Dine. Dance. See a show. Catch the most magnificent sunset on a quiet evening visit to Oval Beach.

It’s all possible during a Winter Getaway to Wickwood Inn. Reserve yours today!



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