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, orange French toast, or potato quiche. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lakeside, Small town, Village
Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Kent County Intl.) 45 miles
Kent County International take 96 West to 196 West then South (toward Holland). Exit off 196 at #41 (Saugatuck/Douglas exit) and turn right at the end of the exit ramp (so you¿ll be heading south on Blue Star Highway). Go 3.5 miles from exit, then turn right (west) at Center Street (there¿s a stoplight and Shell Gas Station on corner). Go 1 mile on Center¿we¿re on the right-hand side.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Fishing Charters, Waterfront Film festival, Dune Rides, Saugatuck State Park, Sail Boat Charters, Art galleries , Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, 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, Birthday Packages, Sweetheart Special Packages, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fax Machine, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Wet bar
fireplace Jacuzi suites, Treetops room with remote control fireplace
Keith & Susan Charak
The Innkeepers, Keith and Susan enjoy landscaping and gardening, cross county skiing, and hiking.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diet , diabetic
Vanilla Yogurt-Granola Dish
This dish combines vanilla yogurt, low-fat granola, dried cherries, apricots, kiwi and pineapple.
Shopping Specials: We've teamed up with some awesome stores to bring you some fantastic discounts, deals and freebies, from hip and cool clothing to kitchen appliances, wines from far away places, spices from the orient, body butters, antiques and artwork. If your looking for that great holiday gift or need an extra something for your self this season, all you need to do is hang out with us and then go exploring into some of the most distinctive shops Saugatuck and Douglas has to offer. Give us a call at 800-838-1246
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 pure relaxation. $75.00
March Relax and Rejuvenate Massage Special Take advantage of our March special: you can each enjoy a soothing massage in the comfort of your own room in a style suited just for you (cost of 1-night stay and 2 massages ranges from $225-$295). Offer good Sunday-Thursday March 2009. Give us a call for more info (800-838-1246).
A Culinary Womens Cooking Vacation - $650 to $2450 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. Call us at 800-838-1246
Hands-On Group Cooking Classes From Northern Italian to Southeast Asian to Traditional Mexican, we have teamed up with Chef Jim LaPerriere to offer 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). The interactive cooking class experience includes an evening of professional instruction designed around your groups’ culinary interests, including ingredients, menu, recipes, beverages, and of course, a really good time. Available for 2 to 10 people, November through April (2-night minimum stay required), the cost of this package ranges from $650 to $2150. For more info or to book this package, please call Keith or Sue at 800-838-1246 or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bed and Breakfast and Brewery Looking for a weekend getaway involving brewing your own batch of beer? Sherwood Forest is offering a unique package that includes a 2-night stay plus access to Saugatuck Brewing Company’s brew-on-site facilities. SBC will provide the recipes and the ingredients, the professional brewing equipment, and the expertise to take you through the brewing process. You’ll brew at least 11 gallons of beer (sixty 22-oz. 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 2weeks 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). The cost runs from $635-$715, depending on the time of year and the room. For more info or to book this package, give us a call at 800-838-1246.
Spend one or two nights at Sherwood Forest B&B, and we'll arrange for you to play at The Ravines, an Arnold Palmer signature championship golf course--a sweeping, 18-stanza epic, where nature meets sport in ways you simply must witness to believe. Here's what you get: a one- or two-night stay (additional nights available at regular room price) at Sherwood Forest B&B, 18 holes of golf for two (with a cart) with a guaranteed tee time at The Ravines, and some great dinner recommendations, so you don't have to do the hit-and-miss thing. Cost ranges from $300 to $640. For more info, give us a call at 800-838-1246.