Lodge at a Glance: AmericInn Lodge & Suites Saugatuck
Saugatuck and nearby Douglas are considered two of the best Lake Michigan beach towns. You can easily explore both from this hotel in Douglas. During your stay, you’ll learn why the community of 2,500 year-round residents has garnered such a stellar reputation. The town boasts stunning Lake Michigan views, art galleries, and quaint restaurants; the hotel complements the setting with quiet rooms and a fireplace in the lobby where you can curl up with a book.
- Complimentary hot breakfast: fresh-baked waffles, scrambled eggs, sausages, oatmeal, baked goods, juice, and fruit
- Explore the galleries on Center Street, just 1 mile from the hotel.
- Distance from the Saugatuck Dunes: 8 miles
- Golden Promise: The hotel staff aims to treat visitors exactly how they’d like to be treated.
Douglas, Michigan: The Art Coast of Michigan
Douglas has made a name for itself as part of the Art Coast of Michigan. The galleries here and in neighboring Saugatuck carry on the traditions of the late 19th-century arts-and-crafts movement and Western Michigan art. The red lighthouses and lake scenery of Lake Michigan take center stage in the landscape paintings that abound in local galleries, along with abstract sculptural pieces and handmade quilts.
Another local institution is Saugatuck Dunes State Park, which runs nearly 3 miles along the shore and features dunes more than 200 feet tall. The park also has four trails that are well suited for cross-country skiing.