One of the Country's largest gay and lesbian resort, the Dunes Resort provides all the ingredients for a first-rate gay Michigan vacation under one roof, plus the Lake Michigan resort towns of Saugatuck and Douglas right outside the front door. Situated on 20 acres with 80 hotel rooms, cottages, and suites, the Dunes features a disco/bar complex with a high-energy dance floor, cabaret, game room, and outdoor patio bar with a second dance floor. Open daily in the summer, the large on-site outdoor pool with its own bar provides the perfect setting for fun in the sun. The Dunes affords customers the right LGBTQ lodging choices for any budget — an assortment of hotel rooms with king or double beds, cottages with one and two bedrooms, suites, and economy-driven "Dunes" rooms. Nearby are many attractions that appeal especially to the gay population, such as Oval Beach — rated one of the best among freshwater beaches by Out Traveler. Other Saugatuck/Douglas attractions at the doorstep of the Dunes include diverse and plentiful shops, galleries, and restaurants. The Dunes is a rare and special place where people of all persuasions can find themselves, lose themselves and, most importantly, be themselves. Circuit kids, scenesters, couples, and retirees all blend with ease in a congenial, come-as-you-are atmosphere. Open year-round, the Dunes is heralded as one of the country's premier LGBT vacation destination, and recognized as the Ambassador of the gay community in Saugatuck/Douglas. The "main" season kicks off the end of May with the and continues through Halloween Weekend.