For return travelers to Saugatuck, it comes as no surprise that the area was voted one of the 20 Best Places to Go in 2020 by Conde Nast Traveler. Teeming with breweries and a bustling arts scene, and surrounded the beauty of Lake Michigan, there’s a lot to love about Saugatuck.
Our Saugatuck vacation rentals are in southwestern Michigan, tucked along the shores of Lake Michigan. Between this vast body of water and the Kalamazoo River, which winds through the city, there are a number of water activities available from sailing to ice fishing to kayaking. Our Saugatuck cottage rentals are surrounded by rural and natural areas, making them the perfect place to unwind while still offering plenty of activities.
It would be entirely possible to spend the whole of your trip to Saugatuck exploring the food scene. Enjoy Appalachian-style cooking and an eclectic feel at the Southerner, where the only thing better than the cute mismatched china is the food that’s served on it. Or head to Guardian Brewing for a cold pint of local craft beer and everything from classic reubens to vegan brats. From breakfast through dinner—and even a late-night snack—there’s an eatery to suit every taste.
The incredible foodie scene aside, there’s no shortage of things to do in Saugatuck. The city is in the heart of Michigan’s Art Coast: an area settled by impressionist painters from Chicago at the turn of the 20th century. The Ox-Bow School of Art was formed and still stands near our Saugatuck vacation rentals today, providing cultural events and fuelling the local art scene. Dozens of galleries host events of their own and provide a place to peruse local art—or you can visit the Saugatuck Center for the Arts for special film screenings, exhibits, and more.
When it’s time to head outdoors, head to Saugatuck Dunes State Park. A short hike will take you down to the incredibly vast Lake Michigan, where you just may forget that you’re not standing at the ocean. Explore the 200-foot tall dunes by foot or ATV, or catch incredible views of the sunset. If you’re craving more than land-based activities, many local companies are here to assist with everything from kayak rentals to sailboat charters.
Saugatuck is a bike-friendly city, and exploring on two wheels is a great way to experience the area like a local. The Holland Metro Trails offer over 200 miles of paved trails that connect Saugatuck Dunes State Park with the neighboring areas. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride, these trails are a fun means of travel.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a trip for the whole family, our Saugatuck cabins are ready to host your perfect vacation. Enjoy the quirky atmosphere, vibrant arts scene, and delicious food of this city in southwest Michigan. Plan your getaway today—browse our Saugatuck vacation homes.