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Girls Weekend in Saugatuck

Columbus, Ohio
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Girls Weekend in Saugatuck

A group of about 8 of us take a Girls Weekend each fall to Frankenmuth for shopping, eating, and drinking. Someone mentioned that Saugatuck was a good location for this same thing. I am mostly concerned with being able to stay somewhere that 1. can accomodate all of us and 2. accomodations are within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and bars (these girls like to drink so I'd prefer not to have to drive). Does Saugatuck fit this? Any suggestions, information, or descriptions of your own similar accounts would be helpful!


United States
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for Copper Harbor
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1. Re: Girls Weekend in Saugatuck


I just moved from Saugatuck a few months ago and lived there for 6 years. You should be able to find a B&B that will accomodate you all and be within walking distance of all the shopping and restaurants. The Wickwood Inn comes to mind. The owner Julee Rosso is a well-known cookbook author (The Silver Palate Cookbook) and her B&B has been featured in the New York Times.

Restaurnats I liked: Marro's, Everyday People Cafe, & Blue Moon.

If you go in the fall be sure to drive out to Fennville (about 5 miles) to go to Crane's Orchards and the pie pantry for fresh apple cider and a GREAT piece of pie!

Have Fun!

Saugatuck, MI
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for Saugatuck
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2. Re: Girls Weekend in Saugatuck

Lots of lodging options in downtown Saugatuck. High end places include Wickwood, Maplewood and Hidden Garden. Moderate choices include Twin Oaks, Twin Gables (a bit of a walk), Victorian Inn, Park House etc. Go to saugatuckdouglas.com for complete list.

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for South Haven, Saugatuck
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3. Re: Girls Weekend in Saugatuck

In addition to those mentioned, other bars within walking distance would be Phil's, The Butler, Walley's, The Boathouse, I'm not sure is Coral Gables open in the winter? Marro's is seasonal. All of these also serve food.

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4. Re: Girls Weekend in Saugatuck

I would recommend the brand new Bella Vita Spa and Suites, it would be the perfect place based on what your concerns are 1) Accommodations: the spa has been in business for over 2 years, the 4 (2-3 per room) Suites will begin contruction at the new year, with completion no later than May 1st. The Suites will over look the heart of the downtown shopping district, it will include private parking and is litterally just down the street from several of the top bars and restaurants. I know the spa already specializes in womens weekends within the spa and partnering with local B & B's. Their new website is www.bellavitaspaandsuites.com or you can call 269-857-8482 for further information. Good Luck!!

Saugatuck, Michigan
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5. Re: Girls Weekend in Saugatuck

Saugatuck definitely fits the bill. Phil's, the Boathouse (often live music on weekends), Coral Gables---probably open in the fall, the Butler, all within walking distance if you stay downtown or on the hill. Another great restaurant (driving) is Everyday People Cafe in Douglas.

Lots of B&B options have already been mentioned; you could also consider renting a house or condo. Check out vrbo.com and others.

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