Last October my whole immediate family took a little weekend trip to Saugatuck Michigan. It is one of my favorite places to get away to. We started going when my dad was working up there one summer restoring an old cabin for a client.
It is a fantastic area to sneak away to with a quaint downtown, art galleries, and tons of antique stores. Not only is the downtown charming but so was the lodging. We stayed at the wonderful Timber Bluff in Lily's Cottage.
Not only do you have your own private beach just across the street but each cottage is different, lovingly furnished with cozy beds, fireplaces, vintage table clothes, a fully stocked kitchens, and funky art. It is the ultimate cottage getaway of my dreams.
But to stay in one of these lovely cottages you have to act fast. They book almost a year ahead. We know the owner, he was been one of my dad's clients for years. Remember that cottage my dad restored? He owns it too- here is what it looks like now...
You can stay there too it's called Helmer House. Check out the website- it has a photo gallery to give you the whole affect. But here is my own little photo gallery of Timber Bluff- the following is the private deck and beach...
The beach is private and there are only 6 cabins total at Timber Bluff. So it's very quiet and relaxing. There is wood to build a bonfire and chairs to relax. There are dunes and quiet a few stairs to climb down to get to the beach but you cannot beat the view. Take your coffee down in the morning and enjoy listening to the sound of the waves of Lake Michigan.
I am telling you check out Saugatuck, Michigan. There is something for everyone from an old fashion ice cream parlor and fudge factory to art galleries, hiking, and sailing. It's beautiful in the spring, the summers are warm and the evenings are cool, and the fall colors are amazing! You cannot go wrong. It is ideal for family retreats or a romantic getaway with that someone you love.
Our family has many wonderful memories and we plan on making many more!