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Girls Getaway

A Girl Power Getaway

 


 

Cabin fever having you going a little stir-crazy? Gather your girlfriends together for a getaway during Women’s History Month and make a little history of your own.  

 

With spring just around the corner, March can still offer some chilly temperatures in Saugatuck/Douglas. But with plenty of spa treatments, wine and beer tastings, gallery hopping, and boutique shopping to enjoy here, a stay with us will leave you and your friends feeling invigorated.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, here are a few of our women-owned businesses to check out while you’re here:

Where To Stay

Book your rooms at The Maplewood Hotel, a boutique venue within walking distance to all of Saugatuck’s downtown attractions, or at the Rosemont Inn, a charming bed and breakfast offering a scenic view of Lake Michigan along with a relaxing hot tub and dry sauna to ease your stresses away. Or stay at the Bella Vita Spa + Suites, conveniently tucked away in the middle of downtown Saugatuck and only down the hall from its spa facilities, which offer massages, facials, and other relaxing treatments. Looking to share a rental together? A wide variety of homes and cottages are available to rent through Mill Pond Realty.

Where To Eat and Drink

Start your day at Respite Cappuccino Court with organic, fair-trade coffee and freshly baked pastries or at Tree of Life Juice for fresh cold-pressed juice and some avocado toast. Grab lunch or dinner from Root Café in Fennville, which always offers an eclectic menu packed with a fusion of flavor. A local favorite, Farmhouse Deli & Pantry features locally-sourced, fresh ingredients served with a smile. The Guardian Brewing Company is not only woman-owned but also features a female head brewer. Guardian features 8 year-round and 14 seasonal craft beer taps as well as a full menu that focuses on seasonally-inspired, locally sourced food.

What To Do

Arrange for an organized beverage tour of local wineries or craft breweries through Coastal Tours. Try some unique spa treatments, like a salt cave experience, at Massa Body. Sign up for a cooking class at Isabel’s Market & Eatery or simply stop in to enjoy some delectable eats amid a European-style market experience.

For a unique art gallery experience, be sure to visit J. Petter Galleries, which features a curated collection of fine art complemented by boutique wines, artisan cheeses, and chocolates offered in the wine bar and shop. Stop by Fernwood 1891 to peruse an eclectic mix of oil paintings, sculpture, and functional items displayed in an old-fashioned general store style. Admire exquisite and unique hand-cut and hand-torn layered paper creations at the Krista Reuter Studio in Douglas. And be sure to check out Good Goods, a must-visit gallery of fine art and American craft designed to bring joy to everyday living.

If shopping is on your agenda, stop by For The Love of Shoes for stylish shoes, clothing, and athletic wear. Discover a unique assortment of gifts and home decor at It Is What It Is in downtown Saugatuck. Venture out to Endora Bohemian in Douglas for an eclectic mix of boho-inspired home decor and fashion accessories. And be sure to make time to wander around Lulu Cadieux, a lifestyle boutique filled with a blend of modern and vintage items for your home.

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