Review of Sherwood Forest Inn in Saugatuck

Lake Magazine 2004-2005

Douglas, Michigan

Paul McCartney once wrote,”... the love you take is equal to the love you make.” Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast in Douglas engenders the same thought. Open year-round, The Victorian-style inn presents a chance for lovers to reunite and rejuvenate their passions for one another by surrounding them in nature and warm seclusion.

The 13-year-old inn, owned by Keith and Sue Charak, has fireplaces and Jacuzzis in rooms designed for the romantic. Breakfast is served each morning on fine china in the dining room or on the porch that surrounds the house. Sherwood Forest has many packages that cater to romantics, most of which include enticing chocolates, cheeses and wines. Couples have been known to leave the kids at home, drive out for the night and just reconnect.

For a real romantic evening, call ahead and order the ‘Lady Marion’ package, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Champagne, a fruit and cheese basket with a dozen roses. Spend the weekend in the Log Cabin Suite, a spacious room that is resembles a pine forest, offering a double-sided fireplace that peers from the bed to the Jacuzzi. In-room massage is available.

If total closure from the outside world is more in mind, stay in the secluded cottage next door; it offers a living room with TV/VCR, air conditioning and a full-kitchen so you can prepare an elegant dinner for two, or prepare it together and start relearning about each other. “Without any outside interference, you can spend 48 hours communing with your significant other,” Keith says.