Star of Saugatuck – Sit back and relax aboard the Star of Saugatuck – listen to the water running off the paddlewheels as you gently glide down the Kalamazoo River.
Allegan State Forest – Our city of Fennville is dubbed as “The Gateway to Allegan State Forest ” where you will find numerous outdoor activities including fishing, snowmobiling, hiking, cross country skiing, biking and more.
Holland’s Windmill Island – DeZwaan windmill is the only authentic Dutch windmill operating in the United States. This 240-year-old treasure was dismantled in the Netherlands and restored to its original beauty on Holland’s Windmill Island
Guided Fishing Charter Boats – Guided Fishing Charter Boats available for fishing salmon, trout and steelhead on scenic Lake Michigan. From novice to pro, all anglers will find fishing on beautiful Lake Michigan or the Kalamazoo River to be an experience they won’t soon forget.
Holland State Park – One of Michigan’s most popular state parks, Holland State Park offers an expansive, sandy beach along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, with beautiful views of “Big Red”, sailboats and sunsets.
Golf Courses – Truly a golfer’s paradise, numerous courses are within a short drive of the Inn, including Clearbrook and Ravines which is an Arnold Palmer championship golf course.
Ice Skating – Ice skaters of every level will find plenty of opportunities year-round close to the Inn. Just 15 minutes south is the Outdoor Ice Skating Arena in downtown South Haven.
Fenn Valley Winery – One of our “neighbors” is Fenn Valley Winery, located just two miles from the Kingsley House. Wine Taster’s Dinners, Pre-Release tastings, a wintertime Chili Cook-off, Summer Barbecues and Classical Musicians in the Vineyards are a few of their events.
Kal-Haven Trail – The Kal-Haven Trail is a scenic route that was once a train track’s path from the city of Kalamazoo to what is now the lakefront resort town of South Haven.
Biking – Whether you’re a casual biker or a Lance Armstrong wannabe, you’ll find many options await in the area, including scenic lakefront trails, forest trails, paved roads and more.
Holland Water Sports – Treat yourself to an unforgettable time on Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. Holland Water Sports rents Jet Skis and Power Boats at reasonable rates.
Sleigh rides – A romantic way to spend a wintertime getaway with your sweetie. Sleigh rides are available at the Wild West Ranch, just 12 miles from the Inn.
Lakes – Goshorn Lake of Saugatuck (pictured), Lake Macatawa of Holland and Hutchins Lake in Fennville are just a few of the many romantic smaller lakes to escape to nearby.
Sailboat Charters – Sailboat Charters on peaceful Lake Michigan. Pack a lunch or request our picnic basket specially prepared for the two of you and board Captain Mort’s sailboat.
Allegan Fountains – Just fifteen minutes from the Inn, Allegan’s historic downtown includes a lake, variety of small shops, stores and restaurants contained in an elegant Victorian setting.
Kayak Rentals – Kayak Rentals are available just 8 miles from the Inn, where you can take trips of any length from two hours to all day long winding down the lazy Kalamazoo.
Tour the S.S. Keewatin – Tour the S.S. Keewatin in Saugatuck and transport yourself back in time to the bygone era of elegant passenger steamship travel. See passenger staterooms, Captain’s suite, crew quarter, the Wheelhouse.
Nurseries – Find out why so many gardeners flock to our area each Spring and Summer. The immediate area of Fennville boasts some of Michigan’s highest rated nurseries and greenhouses.
Southhaven Downtown – Located on the pristine shores of Lake Michigan, this is one of the nation’s finest areas to visit. Brimming with outdoor fun, boating and fishing excursions and beaches–a quaint town made for fantastic getaways – and more.
Holland Shopping – Saugatuck, Douglas, Holland and South Haven all have numerous locally-owned shops, boutiques, specialty stores, restaurants and cafes…there’s something for everyone!
Saugatuck Fine Arts –Visit the numerous unique rural studios, galleries and showrooms of professional artists and choose that special piece to remember your artistic adventures along the Lake Michigan shoreline!
Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park – Numerous gardens, famous sculptures, seasonal shows and events make the Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park a popular destination for visitors to southwest Michigan.
Saugatuck Art and Blue Coast Artists – Saugatuck is home to many fine arts and cultural events. Ox-Bow of Saugatuck is an intensive summer school affiliated with the Art Institute of Chicago. Mason Street Warehouse is a summer theater with Broadway sensation hits that perform from May to September each year.
Peterson Mill – One of the most photographed locations in Saugatuck is that of Peterson Mill. One of the true signs of the heritage of the area, it is a working mill and still churns water today as it did many years ago when it was built.
Lighthouses of Lake Michigan – A visit to Southwest Michigan isn’t complete without seeing at least one of our famous sunsets over massive Lake Michigan’s shores. One of the most popular sights to view the sunsets is near our Lighthouses of Lake Michigan
Allegan Bridge – Historic and Diverse Allegan County has the quaint city of Allegan as our county seat. Situated on scenic Lake Allegan, (created by a dam on the Kalamazoo River), this town hosts a diversity of small businesses.
Crane’s Orchards and Pie Pantry – Just a mile from the Inn, we’re happy to have the Crane’s Orchards and Pie Pantry as our neighbors. Every year, numerous guests flock to the area for their abundant harvests of peaches, cherries, apples and to taste (and take home) their well-known pies and pastries.
Tuliptime Festival – Holland’s Tuliptime Festival is one of the area’s largest events and is held over a full week at the beginning of each May.
Sand Dunes – The sand dunes of the Saugatuck area of Lake Michigan are a highly recognizable part of our landscape. A quiet leisurely walk along our beaches with the dunes on one side and the impressive Lake Michigan on the other will soon make all of your cares melt away.
Saugatuck Chain Ferry – Take a ride aboard the Saugatuck Chain Ferry–a short ride but a perfect way to cross the harbor. Venture to the west side of the harbor to climb Mt. Baldhead, the tallest sand dunes in the area and visit Oval Beach, voted by MTV as one of the top beaches in the country.
Downhill Skiing – Both Bittersweet Ski Resort and Timber Ridge are within a 30 minute drive from Kingsley House. Discounted lift tickets are available through the Inn for Bittersweet, which boasts the fastest Ski lift in the Midwest and sixteen runs.
Hayrides – Fennville and Crane’s Orchards is a must for anyone interested in Fall Color Tours, Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides and Corn Mazes. The Holland Sentinel listed our area as one of the area’s top driving routes for fall color tours. Book early as this is one of our busiest times of year.
Express Yourself Art Barn – Be an Artist for a Day–and have fun expressing yourself! Express your hidden artistic talents at the Express Yourself Art Barn.
Horseback Riding – Located just 10 minutes from the Inn is Wild West Ranch, where they are always eager to take guests horseback riding year-round. Group hay rides and romantic winter sleigh rides are also available.
Lake Michigan Shoreline – Lake Michigan is the center of a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts year-round and swimming is one of the most popular. There are numerous beach options along the shoreline that are all close to the Inn.
Allegan Antique market – Antique dealers, pavilions, showcases and the Allegan Antique market make us the center of an Antique lover’s paradise.
Saugatuck Fireworks – Fireworks are a big part of our area’s holidays, including a spectacular New Year’s eve display and the very popular Venetian display after the parade of lighted boats in the picturesque harbor.
Mount Baldhead Park – From Mt. Baldhead Park to the observation deck one must climb 282 steps. On top of the 600′ dune you can see Saugatuck and the Kalamazoo River Valley to the east and Lake Michigan to the west!
Cross Country Skiing – Numerous areas close by to cross country ski and hike including Allegan State Forest and Saugatuck Dunes’ State Park.
Historic South Haven’s Waterfront – Gorgeous sunset and photo opportunities can be found on Historic South Haven’s waterfront, beaches and pier overlooking the 100 year-old lighthouse of this waterfront.
The Wildlife Refuge – Each year, thousands upon thousands of beautiful and graceful wild Canadian geese make our city of Fennville their home. The Wildlife Refuge here attracts our feathered friends and our city’s annual festival held in October of each year is appropriately named the “Goose Festival.”
Holland Princess – Enjoy a delightful cruise on the Holland Princess, a 65 foot riverboat vessel. Narrated tours of beautiful Lake Macatawa — past picturesque lake homes, historic land marks, and nature at it’s best.
Produce Harvests – The immediate area’s weather and soil are the perfect mix to produce an abundant variety of crops harvested from June thru October each year.
Dunes Rides – Running from May to October, a Saugatuck Dune’s Ride is exhilarating, fun and entertaining! This is a “must-do” while in the area.
Saugatuck – The harbor village of Saugatuck originated back in the 19th century, but it’s popularity couldn’t be greater than it is in the modern day. It’s sandy beaches, harbor setting, arts, theaters, shops, eaterie.
John Ball Zoo – Nearby Grand Rapids is home to the John Ball Zoo and numerous museums, including the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
Crane’s 10-Acre Corn Maze – An increasingly popular attraction that draws thousands to Fennville each year is the Crane’s 10-Acre Corn Maze — and it’s just one mile from the Inn. Open from Labor Day to November (it’s a “Fright Maze” in the weeks before Halloween!)