Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast

938 Center Street , Saugatuck, MI 49406 USA (Show map)


Voted Best Bed and Breakfast in the State for 2006 by Lake Magazine Travelers. This beautiful Victorian home offers inviting elegance in a wooded setting. Hardwood floors, leaded-glass windows, and wraparound porch add to the ideal surroundings. Guest rooms are complete with antiques, cozy wing chairs, private baths, Queen Beds and central air. Two suites available: the 1st reproduces the serenity of the Northwoods as a replica of the inside of a log cabin. It includes a stone-mantle gas fireplace, viewed from either the two-person Jacuzzi or the comfort of the bedroom. The 2nd suite features the same amenities but is decorated in the flair of the late 19th century. One room sports a hand-painted mural that transforms the room into a canopied tree loft and is complemented by a gas fireplace. Breakfast is served each morning featuring such favorites as pecan streusel coffeecake, blueberry buttermilk pancakes, baked french toast or our own special Sherwood hash brown bake topped with a fried egg. During the summer guests can swim in the heated pool adorned with dolphins riding the ocean waves, or walk 1/2 block to a Lake Michigan public beach to enjoy spectacular sunsets. Bicycles are available for exploring the scenic lakeshore. In winter, X-country ski or hike along wooded paths, or visit charming Saugatuck.. Separate cottage with fireplace also available.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Awesome B & B!

4.6 on September 13, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night this past weekend and we absolutely loved it! We arrived one hour before check in but Nolene was very accommodating and offered us a drink while we waited. She sat with us and went over a map of Douglas and Saugatuck and made recommendations for restaurants/bars/things to do. They lent us beach cruiser bikes that we rode in to downtown Saugatuck (about a 10-15 minute bike ride). The place is located right by the beach but a short ride from downtown Saugatuck. The breakfast was very good! We stayed in the Victorian suite which is a bit pricey (the were limited options since we booked late) but the room and bathroom were huge! We had a good experience and would stay here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time out to write such a nice review for us. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we hope to see you back at Sherwood!!

Best Bed and Breakfast in Michigan.

4.8 on February 03, 2013

We have stayed at the Sherwood B&B three times and I am looking forward to another visit soon, we always choose the Victorian Suite when we are there. The room size is larger then some apartments. A fireplace and a jacuzzi tub for two. Thanks Sue and Kieth. See ya soon.

Excellent all the way

5 on November 03, 2011

We have spent two weekends with Keith and Sue and we plan on many more. The breakfasts are delicious and healthy. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Keith and Sue go out of their way to make you feel welcome and give you all the tools you need to navigate the area.

Great Time

4.8 on June 24, 2011

Stayed the Sherwood Forest from June 12 to 15, 2011. Keith & Susan Charak couldn't have been more accommodating. Breakfasts were really good and our Victorian suite was even better tnan we expected. Used the pool several hot days and it was great. Enjoyed Saugatuck/Douglas and especially the fine restaurants. Will try to return soon. Joyce & Stan Grau Fort Thomas, Ky.

We love Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast!

4.2 on May 06, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here last summer. Sherwood Forest B&B created so many wonderful memories for us, we hope to return this summer again. Keith was a fun and informative innkeeper.

October Delight

5 on October 27, 2010

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Sherwood Forest B&B for a weekend at the end of October. Most Michigan resort towns have rolled up their sidewalks by this time, but not Saugatuck and Douglas. Everywhere we went it was quite busy. Especially the dinner spot recommended by the Innkeepers, Everyday People Cafe. We will return if for no other reason than to dine at this excellent restaurant again! The best part of the weekend was our time spent at Sherwood Forest. We enjoyed breakfast and pleasant conversation to start each day, and were able to soak in the relaxing atmosphere throughout the day. Our room was beautiful and huge with the fireplace, living area, and jacuzzi. That was also one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. We will definitely be back!

Wonderful Place

4.8 on October 11, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay here. Wish we would have booked for 3 nights instead of just one. Keith was very nice. Room was fantastic, we stayed in the Log Cabin room.


5 on September 08, 2010

My husband and I have stayed at Sherwood Forest twice now. This B&B is amazing. The location, the rooms, the service, and the amenities are all extraordinary. We highly won't be disappointed.

Lovely restful B&B

4.0 on August 22, 2010

Lovely very quiet and restful B&B two minutes from the beach and a half hour walk from downtown Saugatuck. Room was tastefully decorated and bathroom with its tub for two was relaxing. Although we did not get a chance to have breakfast as we had to leave too early or partake in the pool and patio, I am sure you would not be disappointed. Welcoming and helpful hosts.

Two couples, two days

4.8 on August 10, 2009

My wife and I met up with some old collage friends after dropping kids off at the grandparents'. Great dinner recommendations and pool, town is loads of fun, too.

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Rooms & Rates

The Log Cabin Suite

This spacious room emits sights and smells of the great pine forests, with round log walls, planked ceilings and sanded floors. The bedroom area and attached living room area is decorated with mission style furniture, oriental rugs and framed hand colored plat maps of Saugatuck & Douglas from 1913. There is a double-sided gas fieldstone fireplace which faces the bedroom area and the other side faces the 125 gallon jacuzzi. There is also a wet bar with refrigerator and sink & a separate bath and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $190

The Victorian Suite

Decorated in the flair of the late 19th century, this expansive suite is complete with a Queen-size bed facing a slate-stone gas fireplace and hardwood maple mantel, along with a comfortable sitting area with couch and cozy wing chair. Oriental rugs and eye-catching artwork add finishing touches. The bathroom off this suite sports a Spanish-tiled, two-person 125 Jacuzzi; wet bar complete with sink and refrigerator; and separate shower area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $190

The Black and White Room

This romantic room with a whimsical floral motif features a Queen-size bed with mahogany headboard, antique armoire, Oriental rug, two-person sitting area, and has a view of the surrounding woods. The private bathroom includes a large Jacuzzi.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $160

Tree Tops Room

One of Sherwood Forest's most creative rooms! It boasts a professionally hand painted mural covering the entire room, transforming the space into a canopied loft raised high up in the tree tops surrounded by woods. This room is complemented by an oak-mantel gas fireplace and private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $100 - $130

The Rose Room

Featuring deep rose-colored walls, this room has a queen-size bed with a Mahogony headboard. It has a beautiful reading chair and a oriental rug. There is a private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $95 - $130


A separate cottage with gas fireplace is also available for intimate, group, or family getaways. It has two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, living room with TV/VCR and phone, air conditioning, full kitchen, and deck with gas barbeque. Sleeps up to 5 people. Sorry, breakfast is not provided with the Cottage.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $165

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Location Type

Lakefront, Small town, Village


Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 45 miles

Directions to property:

2.5 miles from exit 36 on 196

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Art galleries , Fishing Charters, Sail Boat Charters, Saugatuck State Park, Dune Rides, Waterfront Film festival, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fax Machine, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities , Treetops room with remote control fireplace, fireplace Jacuzi suites

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, gourmet dinners - whole house booking, Monopoly Tournaments, Risk Tournaments, Massages, Sweetheart Special Packages, Birthday Packages, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00 noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited 14 and + in main house. Cottage unrestricted
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Pets allowed in cottage only, breed restricted
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: weekends 2 nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50%
  • Cancellations: Open year-round, reservations are recommended and a minimum two-night stay is required on weekends (three nights on holidays). The first night stay deposit and cancellation 10 days from the confirmed date(s) are required. If cancellation is made within 10 days of the date(s) and if the room(s) can be re-rented, the first night stay will be returned.



David, Jim & Noelene

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About the innkeepers

The Innkeepers, David, Jim & Noelene enjoy greeting wonderful guests, landscaping and gardening, and walking on the beautiful Michigan beaches.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room or outdoors on the wraparound porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet, diabetic, gluten free