Surrounded by woods and 1/2 block from the Douglas public beach on Lake Michigan (1 mile from the renowned Oval Beach), this beautiful boutique Inn and private cottage offer contemporized, eclectic, guest rooms and suites with private baths, upscale amenities, premium bedding, heated pool and daily gourmet breakfasts. Take the Inter-urban shuttle to downtown Saugatuck and Douglas from the front steps, enjoy a bicycle ride on one of our Sherwood bicycles, or walk half a block to experience a magical Lake Michigan Sunset. A relaxing wrap-around porch adds to the ideal surroundings. Perfect for romance or a much-needed getaway.
Three suites are available. The signature "Safari Suite" takes you on a journey into Africa, beautifully decorated with authentic South African artwork. It includes a large sitting area, glass tiled shower and claw foot tub, complimented by a private deck set in the woods. The second suite replicates a log cabin, reproducing the serenity of the north woods. It includes a stone-mantle gas fireplace, viewed from either the two-person Jacuzzi or the comfort of the bedroom. The third suite features the same amenities but is decorated in the flair of the late 19th century. The remaining rooms each have their own character. Spend the night in our "Tree Tops Room" surrounded by a hand-painted mural that transforms the room into a canopied tree loft, complemented by a gas fireplace, or travel to Paris in our "Black and White Room," complete with a two-person Jacuzzi!
Located right next door to the Bed and Breakfast is our 1,400 square foot two bedroom cottage with full kitchen, 1 1/2 baths and a large living room. Sit back and relax and enjoy the charm of this rustic coach house!
During the summer, guests can lounge and swim in a private heated pool tucked in the forest, or walk 1/2 block to a Lake Michigan public beach to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Bicycles are available for exploring the scenic lake shore. Awarded "Best BnB in Michigan for 2020" by TripSavvy, awarded TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence" for 2015 through 2018, and TripAdvisor's "Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence" in 2019. Breakfast features favorites such as prosciutto ricotta omelets, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, croque madame, eggs in a basket, ham and ricotta tarts, French toast with marscapone creme fraiche and fresh berries, raspberry streusel, lemon blueberry loaf or orange cranberry delight! Sherwood Forest can and does accommodate those who require gluten-free meals, or any dietary concerns or allergies.
Children 12 and over in the bed and breakfast, all children welcome in the cottage. Please note pet friendly in the cottage only. This eclectic clutch of rooms is managed by owners Jim, Noelene and David. Sherwood Forest is open year-round and offers a variety of unusual packages.