Our Michigan vacation packages at Sherwood Forest combine a great value in lodging with the opportunity to experience activities and attractions in the Lake Michigan area in a unique way.
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Attractions in Saugatuck
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Bed and Breakfast and Brewery
Looking for a weekend getaway involving brewing your own batch of beer? Sherwood Forest is offering a unique weekend package that includes a two-night stay plus access to Saugatuck Brewing Company's brew-on-site facilities. SBC will provide the recipes, from light to dark, over 70 different recipes are available. Summer Wheat to Red Ales to rich Porters. They'll also provide the ingredients and professional brewing equipment as well as the expertise to take you through the brewing process. You'll brew at least 11 gallons of beer (sixty 22oz. bottles). If 11 gallons of beer is more than you need, bring a friend or two and split the batch. It takes 3-4 hours to brew your batch, and you return in two weeks to bottle and sample your beer, which takes about 2 hours or you can have them bottle it and pick it up (an extra $20). You can even design your own labels using Microsoft Word (for an extra $27). The cost of Bed and Breakfast and Brewery runs from $586 to $672 depending on the time of year and the room. For more information or to book this package call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.
Sherwood Forest and Hungry Village Tours
We've teamed up with the local
food movement to provide you with a couple of culinary opportunities
to taste, sip, and learn what makes the shops in Saugatuck
and Douglas a food lover's dream. The first is a 3-hour
walking tour that offers a culinary peek into our village
food and life. This area continues to be a food-producing
hub on the lakeshore, expanding on the fruit farms of Gerber
and the fishing village of Singapore. The second one is
a Delicious Drive that changes with the seasons to explore
what's fresh from the farm and new at the market and includes
niche farms in operation, including organic fruits and vegetables,
artisan cheese producers, wineries, orchards, a bakery,
and an earthenware potter. The cost ranges from $166 to
$520. Available for 1-2 people or up to 10. For more info
or to book this package, give us a call at 800-838-1246.
Hands-On Group Cooking Classes
From Northern Italian
to Southeast Asian to Traditional Mexican, we have teamed
up with Chef Jim LaPerriere to offer some fun and instructive
cooking classes. LaPerriere worked for 6 years as sous chef
at Biba's before leaving to study at the Culinary Institute
of America in New York and graduated number one in his class.
He worked with Chef Mark Miller at Red Sage in Washington,
D.C., studying Southwestern Cuisine; he was sous chef at
Mustards Grill in Napa Valley; and he was owner and executive
chef at Enotria Cafe and Wine Bar in North Sacramento (earning
and maintaining a four-star review). This interactive cooking
class experience includes an evening of professional instruction
designed around your group's culinary interests, including
ingredients, menu, recipes, beverages, and of course, a
really good time. Available for 2 to 10 people, the cost
of this package ranges from $650 to $2,150. For more info
or to book this package, please call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246
or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You provide the birthday, and we'll handle all the arrangements. All you need to do is bring your birthday suit (and suitcase). Upon arrival, you'll enter a celebration-filled room with helium balloons all inscribed with messages foretelling of the wonderful event taking place, a birthday bouquet, and a bottle of Michigan's finest champagne. We'll also include for your gastronomical pleasure, the piece de resistance, a specially made birthday cake (singing optional). $75.00
Sherwood Forest Picnic Baskets
Venture forth from
Sherwood Forest with your own basket of goodies this summer.
The picnic includes a fine selection of Italian meats, cheeses,
and baguettes, along with fresh fruit and sweets to make
your afternoon rendezvous complete. To wet your whistle,
choose from spritzers or bottled water (vegetarian selection
also available). Price: $55 for two.
We've teamed up with 10 retail stores
to offer you some great discounts and promotions in Saugatuck/Douglas,
including clothing, food/drink, and art. From freebies to
discounts. It's a great way to explore some of the distinctive
shops this area has to offer. For more info, call 800-838-1246.
Here's the line up:
What's cool about Landshark's is
their relationship with companies like Patagonia, Chaco,
Green Label Organics, Tsonga, and many others who are dedicated
to the preservation of the planet. Many of the lines they
carry feature recycled products and organic cotton, and they are
members of 1% For the Planet--an organization dedicated
to allocating 1% of gross sales toward environmental issues.
The store that sells the clothes that put color-change fun into everything they make, from color-changing board shorts to color-changing sunglasses. Color-changing nail polish is a popular favorite, & their color-changing shirts come in colors and cuts for the whole family.
Wine Sellers of Saugatuck
With more than 200 wines from around
the world. Check out their unique gifts, extensive wine
rack selection, and wine accessories. They have toppers,
chillers, corkscrews, wine bags, wine journals, stoppers,
The Butler Pantry
This is a destination for people looking
to explore and fine-tune their passions for food. They carry
a wide variety of specialty food items, fine wines, cookware,
and other kitchen accessories.
The newest, cutting-edge spices or
spice blends & a delicious recipe to go along with them. They've
searched the world for the best herbs, spices, and teas
and bring them to you - fresh, fragrant, and full of flavor.
A unique shop of bath and skin products,
including Italian body butters, Vita Bath, Badedas, Terra
Nova, Camille Beckman, Pre De Provence, Masada Dead Sea
Products, Burts Bees, Kama Sutra, Canus Goats Milk Soaps
and Lotions that Ponce de León would use today.
Blue Star Antique Pavilion
With over 175 dealer booths of quality
antiques, collectibles and consignments presented by dealers from
Detroit to Chicago! It is one of the best Antique Malls
in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Handcrafts available from Otavalito,
these include natural fiber wool & cotton hand-knit and
woven sweaters & jackets, art weavings & bags, 100% cotton
blouses & shirts, all made in the homes of artisans. In
addition, a broad array of other handcrafted, artisan-made
goods from Latin America.
And our always popular:
Melt Your Stress Away
Upon arrival, you'll find a beautiful
wine and cheese basket with a bouquet of fresh flowers.
During your visit, you'll each experience a soothing massage
in a style suited just for you, and you'll receive a $30 voucher good toward
a romantic dinner at a fine restaurant. Upon your departure
(which we're sure you'll want to delay as long as possible
before returning to the real world), a gift from us: a compact
disc of relaxing music and an illustrated guide to massage.
The cost for this R&R is $165 with one massage; $235 with
two massages (does not include room rate).