For unforgettably romantic Michigan getaways, make reservations for one of the Sweetheart Specials at Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast.
A memorable way to celebrate a special occasion,
to rekindle your romance, or to just relax away from demands
of your daily life, our Michigan weekend getaway packages
are full of the little details that will show your loved one
how much you still care.
Writers Workshop With Wade Rouse: Facing
Your Fear and Finding Your Voice
May 16-18, 2013
Fear is what stops most people from pursuing their passion
and following their dreams. Fear is also what inhibits most
authors from writing what calls to them, and keeps them from
finding their voice. Fear is, too often, a writer's worst
and final editor. Wade Rouse will lead participants through
an in-depth discussion on fear, how it is intertwined with
writing, and how it nearly stopped him. He will lead participants
through an intensive, emotional, and often life-changing writing
exercise that links these two vital elements: how you can
overcome your fear and find your own unique voice. This 3-day
workshop will be held May 16-18 at the Sherwood Forest Bed
and Breakfast. For more information please call Keith or Sue
Nottingham ($45 extra charge) Tabor
Hill Bland de Blanc (Michigan) Champagne and 1/2 dozen roses.
Sherwood Forest ($70 extra charge)
Rosemount Brut (Australia) Champagne and 1/2 dozen roses.
King Richard ($90 extra charge)
Iron Horse Brut (California) Champagne, box of chocolates,
and 1 dozen roses.
Lady Marion ($130 extra charge)
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut (France) Champagne, fruit and
cheese basket, and 1 dozen roses.
The Robin Hood Package ($300 extra
charge) Dom Perignon Brut (France) Champagne, two keepsake
champagne glasses, fruit and cheese basket, box of chocolates,
and 1 dozen roses.....$300.
We'd also be happy to customize a Sweetheart Special just
for you--for that very special getaway.
To arrange a Sweetheart Special or for more information, contact
Keith or Sue at Sherwood Forest.
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).
Have a massage in the privacy of your room by a certified
masseuse in a style that's just right for you, one hour of
A Beautiful Bouquet of Fresh Flowers Specially
Arranged for You
One Half Dozen Fresh-cut Beautiful Roses
Rose are red, violets are blue
Love never crossed my mind until the day that I met you
One Dozen Fresh-cut Gorgeous Roses
Roses are red, violets are blue
When thinking of love, it’s like thinking of you
Whether you want to treat yourself or your significant other,
we've got some great Chocolate Packages to show you’re
at the top of your game, from milk white and dark chocolates
to crèmes, caramels and nuts, finally Crème
Brûlée and truffles. We chose Godiva who utilizes
only premium cocoa beans and dairy butter, one of the world's
finest chocolatiers since 1926.
Godiva Gold Ballotin
It's the little black dress of chocolates.
Perfect for every occasion. The assortment: milk, white, and
dark chocolates, including ganache, creams, caramels, and nuts
(must be ordered 7 days in advance of arrival). $50.00
Godiva Platinum Collection Box
Godiva has gone over the top with this luxurious new Platinum
collection--extraordinary chocolates, created by world-class
chefs, with sophisticated new tastes that are out of this world.
Every bite will take you to new levels of sensory delight (basket
must be ordered at least 7 days in advance of arrival). $100.00
Godiva Chocolate Delights
1 lb. 0.85 oz.
Lounging in the Chocolate Delights Gift Basket, tied with Godiva's
Signature Ivory Ribbon, are the 8-pc. Platinum Collection Box,
8-PC Truffle Assortment, 1/4 lb. Gold Ballotin, Smooth Caramel
Chocolate Bar, Hazelnut Praline Biscuit Sampler, and 2 oz. Cafe
Godiva Chocolate Creme Coffee (basket must be ordered at least
7 days in advance of arrival).
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.
To book this package call us at 800-838-1246.
A Culinary Womens Cooking Vacation
A Culinary Women's Cooking Vacation
Ditch the GPS (and the men). Sherwood Forest takes the cake with its girlfriends-only culinary weekends. Join Chef LaPerriere in his kitchen where you will hone your cooking skills, tucked back in the woods on a private lake. Chef LaPerriere will confidently guide you on a culinary journey, integrating his experiences, philosophies, and tricks-of-the-trade, leading you to a successful and rewarding experience in your own kitchen. His passion for food, thorough explanation of techniques, and easy-going approach to learning will have you cooking like a pro in no time. 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 email@example.com.
Hands-On Group Cooking Classes
with Chef Jim LaPerriere to offers 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 SF@sherwoodforestbandb.com.
Bed and Breakfast and Charter Fishing
Looking for the ultimate experience in Saugatuck fishing charters?
Sherwood Forest B&B is offering an extraordinary package that
includes some awesome lodging plus some great fishing with
Best Chance Charters, Saugatuck, Michigan's premiere fishing
experts. For years, the Saugatuck port has provided some of
the best salmon, trout, perch, and walleye fishing within
the Great Lakes region. Whether you're a novice who wants
special attention or an experienced angler who is looking
for more of a hands-on trip, their professional staff is prepared
to help make your Saugatuck fishing charter experience a highlight
of your visit. Here are the details: you'll get 1 or 2 nights
at Sherwood Forest B&B plus a fishing trip on Lake Michigan
and some awesome bragging rights when you return home. The
cost runs from $719 to $1,175, depending on the time of year
and the room. For more info or to book this package, call
Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246.
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.
Bed & Breakfast, Dinner, and Off-Broadway
Theater, 2012 Season
Looking for a great getaway including fantastic lodging,
dinner for two, and two tickets to some awesome off-Broadway
theater? Sherwood Forest has put a great package together
for you to enjoy this summer: you'll get 2 nights at Sherwood
Forest B&B, dinner for two at either Chequers in Saugatuck,
a British-style pub offering English favorites, or Restaurant
Toulouse, a French-American restaurant with warm French provincial
ambiance. Then you'll be off to the Mason Street Warehouse,
where you'll experience professional off-Broadway live theater.
The line up for this season is Avenue Q (June 22-July 15);
The Good Lovelies (July 18-21); Our Sinatra (July 27-15):
and Boeing Boeing (August 17-September 2). Package prices
range from $260 to $569. To book this package, please call
us at 800-838-1246.
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 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.
Sherwood Forest Gourmet Dinners
November through April, let us wine & dine you. Book the
entire bed & breakfast for 2 days or more and we'll have
such a feast catered that your taste palates won't allow any leftovers.
We've cornered the market on the best chefs Saugatuck and
Douglas have to offer, including Chris Ferris, gourmet cheffette,
who can cook a Spanish paella like you've never tasted before;
Tony & Dona Amato, the creative chefs behind one of
Saugatuck's favorite lunch spots, The Red Dock Cafe; Keaton
Stearns & Nick Von Ins, chefs extraordinaire of The Piper
Restaurant; and Matt Balmer, chef of one of the most happening
restaurants in the area, The Everyday People Cafe. These epicurean
wizards of gastronomic delights will amaze you in what will
be your own dining room, and you'll have the time of your
Here are the details: dinner is $50 per person, guests must
provide their own alcohol, and a 2-night minimum stay is required
(deposit is nonrefundable if cancellation is made within 60
days of the date). OK, here's the skinny: you pick the date
November through April and we'll pick the chef. Bring your
appetite and whatever you need to wet your whistle, sit down
and dinner is served. Black out dates: New Year's Eve and
Valentine's Day (weekend). Call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246
for more info. You can start your mouth watering with some
of our past gourmet dinners at g-menu-sample.html
A Culinary Mancation Marathon
Your hosts, Keith and Sue, will greet you upon check-in at the Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast, we'll show you your room (the Log Cabin Suite or the Tree Tops Room will have you jonesin' for a remodeling in your man-cave back home), give you the run down on the B&B, tell you where you are in relation to the area (no GPS needed here-the sun rises in the east and sets over Lake Michigan, one-half block to the west), we'll give you some great restaurant recommendations for your first night, so you don't have to do the hit-and-miss thing. (Everyday People Caf? is one of our favorite places on the planet-great wine list, awesome beer selection and real man food-they have a Gorgonzola Pork Chop and Grilled lamb chops that would have Tim the Tool Man Taylor screaming, "arr, arr, arr!"). The next day after breakfast, you'll join Chef Jim LaPerriere and start with a trip to the Eighth Street Farmers Market in Holland, one of the largest and most diverse markets in Western Michigan. While there, you will learn first hand what freshness is all about as Chef Jim guides you through the maze of fresh and local foods, purchasing ingredients for your cooking class and dinner later in the day.
From there, you'll visit the Montello Meat Market on Michigan Ave. where you'll experience a true "old-fashioned" butcher shop (men in aprons, giant refrigerators with hanging heifers). Before leaving, being the knowledgeable potent, powerful man that you are, you'll be able to pick out that red-blooded "slab" of beef for the dinner that night. Montello's uses the time-honored tradition known as dry-aging to naturally improve the tenderness and concentrate the beef flavor of their hanging sides of beef, which are professionally cut by the owner himself. Montello beef is hand-selected and grown naturally on local farms. Unlike today's conventional beef producers, Montello beef is never raised using hormones or antibiotics.
As you and your comrades work your way back into Saugatuck, you'll stop for a pint of "Oval Beach Blond Ale" (did someone say blondes?) at the Saugatuck Brewing Company. This is a small, intimate, brewery with the only "Brew On Premise" facility in Western Michigan. After selecting some of your favorites to enjoy at dinner, it's off to Chef Jim's kitchen where you'll strap on an apron and get a brief introduction to the evening's menu.
Of course, no Culinary Mancation Marathon would be complete
without a menu, so here it is.
Gentleman, start your engines...
Grilled Brie and Seedless Red Grapes
Drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Madison Farms Extra
Virgin Olive Oil, Sprinkled with Fleur de Sel, Served with
Raisin Wheat Bruschetta
Grilled Butcher Steak "Tostada"
Thinly Sliced Skirt Steak Served on a Salt-Vinegar Potato
Chip with Stilton Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Danish Smoked
Salt and a Drizzle of White Truffle Oil
Smoked Butternut Squash and Roasted Poblano Chile Soup with
Toasted Pepitas Pesto
Classic Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine hearts with buttery roasted garlic-parmesan
Grilled Cowboy Steak
Thick-cut 16 oz. dry-aged Ribeye steak with grilled red onions,
potatoes, peppers and New Mexican red chile onion rings
with brown sugar, Myer Rum, and vanilla ice cream
Available for 2 to 10 people, (2-night minimum stay required),
the cost of this package ranges from $650 to $2,450. For more
info or to book this package, please call Keith or Sue at
800-838-1246 or you can e-mail us at SF@sherwoodforestbandb.com.
and now for something completely different...
Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast presents...
ADVANCE TO BOARDWALK
CONQUER THE EARTH
November through April, book the entire bed and breakfast for two days or more and let us organize the game of a lifetime. Take a CHANCE on putting hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place while you mortgage your friends to the poor house. Here's the game plan--there will be six games total, two at the same time. Each game will have 5 players and will last 90 minutes. At the end of 90 minutes, the game referee will tally up who has how much loot on the official scorecard. Then we'll do a player shuffle, take a break, and resume the real estate turf wars. At the end of the third round, the scores will be tallied up and the WINNER, who will be the envy of all around, will receive a COMPLETE SET OF SHERWOOD FOREST GEAR. (The losers will each receive a Sherwood Forest coffee mug). Lunch will be catered during the recess. (A two-night minimum stay and 50% deposit are required. The tournament including lunch is $30 per person, plus the off-season room rate.)
November through April, book the entire bed and breakfast for two days or more, then grab your generals, officers, and soldiers, Jeeps, tanks, trucks, and planes, and we'll give your invincible armies their marching orders.
Who would've thought anyone from the Midwest could conquer the world? Go from Eastern Europe through the Ukraine to Mongolia to that country somewhere north of Japan that no one could ever pronounce. Remember the two front rule and violate it to the max with a 10 front rule. It will never be quiet on the western front.
Grab your secret decoder ring, here's your instructions. For a two-night stay with a one-day tournament, there will be two rounds of play, four games, two at a time. Each game will have 5 players and will last two hours. At the end of the first round, the official referee will tally up who has the most territories. The players will be rearranged according to score, lunch will be catered, and the game will resume after that. At the end of the second round, the player with the most territories will be the official ruler of the world and receive a COMPLETE SET OF SHERWOOD FOREST GEAR. (The losers will each receive a Sherwood Forest coffee mug). Lunch will be catered during the recess. (A two-night minimum stay and 50% deposit are required. The tournament and catered lunch is $30 per person, plus the off-season room rate.)
We've teamed up with some awesome stores to bring you some fantastic discounts, deals, and freebies, from hip & cool clothing to kitchen appliances, wines from far away places, spices from the orient, body butters, antiques, & artwork. It's a great way to explore some of the distinctive shops Saugatuck and Douglas have 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, as are their color-changing shirts that 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, and more.
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 it. 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.