Surrounded by woods, this beautiful Victorian-style home offers Lake Michigan lodging accommodations in an ideal setting. The hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, oak-paneled staircase, and wraparound porch all add to the inviting elegance of Sherwood Forest. Queen-size beds, private bathrooms, and air conditioning add 20th century comforts.
Each morning at our Lake Michigan resort, breakfast is served in the lace-curtained dining room or on the gracious porch. Breakfast favorites include blueberry coffeecake, cinnamon-orange French toast, or potato quiche, accompanied by fresh fruit salad, home-baked breads and muffins, and gourmet coffee and teas. We also can accommodate those who require gluten-free meals.
During the summer, swim in the heated pool, adorned with a spectacular, hand-painted mural of a sunken Greek ship embedded in a coral reef, surrounded by amphora vessels and a rainbow of tropical fish. Or walk just 1/2 block to a Lake Michigan public beach. The area's wide, white sandy beaches are the perfect place for strolling, swimming, or watching beautiful sunsets.
In the springtime, use Sherwood Forest's bicycles to explore the scenic lakeshore or for a short ride into charming Saugatuck/Douglas. Nearby wooded dunes also offer great hiking paths to enjoy Mother Nature as she awakens and sends out her welcoming chorus of flowers and scents.
In the fall, just outside your window, watch the beech, sugar maple, and sassafras trees paint a colorful picture for your viewing pleasure. In the winter, cross-country ski through the dunes overlooking Lake Michigan, sled the golf course hills, or perhaps just enjoy some much-needed down time with a good book, a warm Jacuzzi, and a cozy fireplace.
All year-round, enjoy the many shopping and fine dining experiences in Saugatuck and Douglas.
Your hosts, Keith and Susan Charak, were drawn to Western Michigan by its beauty and innumerable charms. They look forward to sharing their enthusiasm for the area with their guests.
Open year-round, reservations are recommended, and a minimum two-night stay is required on weekends (three nights on holidays). Cancellation is required 14 days from the confirmed date(s). If cancellation occurs within 14 days of the dates and if the room(s) can be re-rented, there is no penalty, but if the room(s) cannot be re-rented, the first night stay is non-refundable.
Credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). Phone is answered from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time). Sorry, no pets allowed, and no smoking inside the house. Children are welcome on a limited basis.