Beechwood Manor Inn Bed and Breakfast
Being the smallest game in town, has it’s perks. With just three rooms and a max capacity of six guests, Beechwood offers a level of service and hospitality, larger inns simply cannot. You may come and go as you please, lounge in the parlor, sip wine in a rocking chair on the porch or grab a cold drink from the fridge.
While the innkeepers are available to guests ’round the clock, you will not be seeing them in their PJ’s. The innkeepers house is adjacent to the inn and the living spaces are separate. This makes for a more private and relaxing bed and breakfast experience.
Exploring Saugatuck & Douglas
Once parked in our private off street lot, many guests decide the best way to see Saugatuck & Douglas in on foot. With Pleasant Street just one block east of Lake Kalamazoo, Beechwood Manor is perfectly positioned within easy walking distance to a host of attractions. Strolling into town you won’t want to miss the art & sculpture garden at the Saugatuck Center for The Arts. This intimate venue is an ideal location to catch a world class concert or theatrical performance. Continue down Culver Street and you might give a wave to the Harbor Duck Boat as the captain negotiates both land and water offering a colorful historical narrative of our town.
Feeling famished? Turn Right on Butler Street and hit a few of our favorite eateries: Phil’s Bar & Grill and Pumpernickels. You won’t want to miss the unique shopping and galleries. Add to your wardrobe or add to your art collection. You are sure to find just the right memento to remember your trip to the Art Coast of Michigan. Although you have only walked three-quarters of a mile from Beechwood’s front door, you deserve an ice cream. Grab a stool at the historic soda fountain at the Saugatuck Drug Store. Operating since 1913 you can order up a phosphate or sundae made with ice cream from a local Michigan creamery.
Visitors make their way to Oval Beach via the last working Victorian hand-crank chain ferry in North America while the Star of Saugatuck steams by on it’s way to Lake Michigan. Walking past Coral Gables you will notice the party is just getting started. The stand-up comedy starts at 8:00pm on Saturdays and the TikiBar and Piano Bar are open seasonally. As you head back up toward Pleasant Street you may notice folks enjoying the ideal conditions on the harbor for kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding over at Shaka Surf.
Our sister city of Douglas, across the bridge is just as walkable. We have three words for you, Everyday People Café. They don’t take reservations, but we can put in a call. If this quick tour of our resort town has tired you out, just call the door to door taxi/bus The Interurban to pick you up and get you where you are going.