The Fennville Area is perfect in all
Everyday is a great day for a Southern
You are welcome to just rest and relax
during your stay at J. Paule's Fenn Inn in Saugatuck. If, however, you are looking for something
to do, the Lake Michigan area offers it all!
Water Front Film Festival Ranks Top 3 Worldwide
We have lots of farmland around us. Hutchens Lake and the boat launch are less then ¼ mile away. We are just 2 miles from Fenn Valley Winery, 3 miles to Crain’s Orchard, 6 miles east of Lake Michigan, Oval Beach, and the county park. We are 10 minutes from the Kalamazoo River for canoing and charter fishing on Lake Michigan along with sailing on the Sweetwater with Captain Mort. Wild West Ranch horseback riding and live music at the What-Not–Inn every weekend just 6 miles from inn. We are 20 minutes from South Haven, Holland and Allegan County Fairgrounds in Allegan. There are 400 antique dealers at the grounds.
Events & Entertainment Calendar
The Saugatuck Art Calendar
Canoe the Kalamazoo River
The Holland Princess, Reservations call 616-393-7799
Old Allegan Canoe and Kayak Rental/Livery
By appointment: 269-561-5481
Holland Water Sports,
Reservations call 616-786-2628
Sergeant Marina , 31 Butler Street, Saugatuck (Gasoline/diesel fuel, seasonal/transient dockage, pump outs, bathrooms, showers, ice) 269-857-2873
Tower Marina/Saugatuck Yacht Service, 216 St. Peter’s Drive, Douglas (Two marinas, full-service dept. transient mooring & launching ramp)...269-857-2151
Dune State Park, Kal-Haven Trails, Allegan County Game Area.
A1 Hiking Trails in Michigan
Lake Michigan climbing areas - Mount Baldhead and the Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan.
Downhill and X-Country Ski Areas
Bittersweet Ski Resort Snowline, 600 River Rd, Otsego, 49078.,269-694-2032,office 269-694-2820, Vertical Drop 350, Trails 20, Lifts 8, 40 Min. from inn to the east
Timber Ridge, 7500 - 23 ½ St., Gobles, Mi., 49055, 800-253-2928 or 269-694-9158, 45 min. S.E. of inn about 50 min.
Ski the Upper Peninsula
Ski South Michigan
Allegan County Game Area has marked trails for snowmobiling. You must have your own snowmobile.
International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association
Saugatuck has marked bike routes.
Kal-Haven Trail State Park
Allegan State Game Area, Deer, turkey, coyotes, rabbit, partridge, and pheasant. State Game/Wild Life Area, Department of Natural Resources, 450,000 acres
Allegan State Game Area general maps
Cheshire Hills Golf Course , Allegan…269-673-2882
Clearbrook Golf Club & Restaurant, 6494 Clearbrook Dr. Saugatuck…269-857-2000
Diamond Springs Golf Course , 3400 34th. Street, Hamilton…269-751-4545
Eagle Creek Golf Club, 1058 Lincoln Rd., Allegan…269-673-8261
Hawkshead Links, 523 Hawkshead Drive, South Haven…269-639-2121
Ravines Golf Course , 3520 Palmer Drive, Saugatuck…269-857-1616
West Shore Golf Club, 14 Ferry Street, Douglas…269-857-2500
Winding Creek Golf Course, 4514 E. Ottogan St, Holland…616-396-4516
Golf of Saugatuck
Wild West Ranch horseback riding, 2855 36th Street, Allegan…269-673-3539 (Horseback riding, horse-drawn hay rides, sleigh rides, buggy rides - year-round)…email@example.com
Lakeshore Equestrian Center, Phone 616-566-0718, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saugatuck Dune Rides, 6495 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck, MI. 49453 (Not only fun, but historical as well.) (35 minute scenic ride through the sand dunes of Saugatuck)...269-857-2253
Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society, 735 Park St Douglas, MI., 49406 (Preserving the history of the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Award-winning museum, programs)
Heritage Trail Tour (self-guided) The inn has the guide in our library or contact Allegan County Tourist Council, email@example.com...269-686-9088 to get your own guide (there is a fee)
Allegan County history
Charter fishing on the Great Lake
All charters are 10 minutes from our inn.
Best Chance Too Charters , 650 Water Street, Saugatuck. Mi., 49453, (Fish with Lake Michigan’s top winning tournament team)...616-292-4812, Booking 616-292-6098 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Lake Outfitters, Inc., 640 Water Street Saugatuck, Mi., 49453, (Fishing tackle, bait, electronics, charter fishing, rental boats, kayaks, bikes)...269-857-4762
Co-Hooker Charters, 6545 138th Ave., Holland Mi., 49423(Enjoy Lake Michigan sport fishing with father and son team)...888-253-8372/616-335-2076 email@example.com
Hoppenero Charters, 6811 East O Ave. Kalamazoo, MI., 49048, (Let us guide you on Lake Michigan as a friend)...269-806-0495
Old Allegan Canoe Rental, 2722 Old Allegan Road, Fennville, Mi. 49408 (Three-hour or five-hour trips through scenic Allegan State Forest) (10 minutes from inn)...269-561-5481 firstname.lastname@example.org
Profishient Charters LLC, 216 St. Peter’s Drive, Douglas, MI., 49453 (Lake Michigan sport fishing charters aboard Profishient located in beautiful Saugatuck.)...616-836-5736 email@example.com
Ragtime Charters, Slip#11 in front of Mermaid Bar & Grill, Saugatuck, Mi. 49453 (Captain Tom Van Howe & the sloop, Ragtime, sail 3X daily)...616-405-1599/269-857-6160 firstname.lastname@example.org
Running Rivers Kayak Rentals, Wades Bayou Park, Center St. Douglas, MI., (Renting recreational Kayaks, no experience nessessary, 1-8 hr. river trips)...269-673-3698, email@example.com
Star of Saugatuck boat cruises, 716 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI. 49453 (Authentic sternwheeler offering a 1 ½-hour scenic, narrated cruise. Open May- Oct)...269-857-4261
Sweetwater Sailing Charters, across the river from Wicks Park, Saugatuck, MI., (Experience Lake Michigan’s coastline aboard "Meteor", a 38’ classic sailboat)...269-543-4362, mobile for reservations: 616-836-0306
Yacht Boat Charters, 326 Water St. –boat slip 2, Saugatuck, MI., 49453 (55’ luxury motor yacht ”Boat” owned by Sundquist & Compagner)...616-399-8205/616-836-2603
All Saints’ Episcopal Church , Hoffman and Grand Street, Saugatuck…269-857-5201
Christian Science Society of Saugatuck, Butler & Main Street, Saugatuck…269-857-1027
Community Church of Douglas, 6780 Wiley Road… 269-857-1492
First Congregational Church of Saugatuck, 296 Hoffman, Saugatuck…269-857-2929
The Potters House Church, 237 Center Street, Douglas…269-857-3236
Saugatuck United Methodist Church, 250 Mason St, Saugatuck…269-857-2295
St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 100 Street Peter’s Drive Douglas…269-857-7951
Unity Church on the Lakeshore, 41 S. Washington St, Douglas…269-857-8226
Open Door Worship Center, 2449 54th, Fennville…269-561-5711
Fennville Assembly of God, 5897 124th. Ave (M-89), Fennville…269-561-2683
Fennville Baptist Church, 5458 124th. Ave (M89), Fennville…269-561-4203
New Richmond Baptist Church, 5688 Old Allegan Road, Fennville…269-561-2046
Allegan Antique Market, Allegan County Fairgrounds (400 Exhibitors last Sunday of the month through the summer) 616-735-333 / 616-453-8780
Anderson’s School Hours Gallery West, 6270 124th. Ave, (M-89), Fennville…269-561-6610
At Last, 1395 Blue Star Highway, Glenn…269-227-3859
Bentley’s Antiques, 50 Center Street Douglas…269-857-3339
Birdcage Antiques, 2378 68th Street (Blue Star Highway), Fennville…269-543-4732
Blue Star Antique Pavilion, 2948 Blue Star Highway, Douglas (175 dealers)...269-857-6041
Elephant’s Trunk, Furniture of Distinction, 20 E. Center Street, Douglas (Rare antiques and accessories from East Asia and beyond) Douglas…269-857-4755
Circa, 98 Center St, Douglas…269-857-7676
Country Store Antiques, 120 Butler St, Saugatuck…269-857-8601
Diggs, 12 Center Street, Douglas…269-857-2030
Swell Times, 421 Water Street, Saugatuck…296-857-8320
Willow Bend Antiques & Estate Services, 1673 68th street, Glenn…269-857-4556
Mason Street Warehouse 2009
400 Culver Street
Saugatuck, Mi. 49453
June 24 - July 17 CHICAGO THE MUSICAL
A " STORY OF MURDER, GREEED, CORRUPTION, VIOLENCE, EXPLOITATION, ADULTERY AND TREACHEY - ALL THOSE THINGS WE HOLD NEAR AND DEAR TO OUR HEARTS."
THUS STATES THE OPENING LINE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BROAD WAY REVIVAL IN HISTORY, NOW COMING TO SAUGATUCK. CHICAGO, WINNER OF 6 TONY AWARDS, IS A SEXY, SMART, IRONICALLY FUNNY AND PERFECT SATIRE WITH A BRILLIANT SCORE AND THRILLING CHOREOGRAPHY IN THE STYLE OF BOB FOSSE.
July 22 - August 7 FIVE GUYS NAMES MOE
MET BIG MOE, LITTLE MOE, FOUR-EYED MOE, EAT MOE & NO NOE AS THEY CAJOLE, COMFORT, WHEEDLE AND ADVISE OUR DOWN-AND-OUT HERO NOMAX WITH WITH ENERGY SONGS AND DANCE. WITH LOUIS JORDAN'S JORDAN'S NEW SLANT ON JAZZ THAT SHAPED THE ROCK AND ROLL OF THE 1950'S, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE WILL TAKE YOU FROM A '30'S STYLE RADIO TO THE MSW STAGE, AND MAYBE EVEN A CONGO LINE DOWN THE AISLE
August12 - August 28 39 STEPS
MIX A HITCHCOCK MASTERPIECE, A JUICY SPY NOVEL AND A DASH OF MONTY PYTHON AND YOU HAVE "THE 39 STEPS." THIS RIOTOUS BLEND OF VIRTUOSO PERFORMANCES AND WILDLY INVENTIVE STAGECRAFT WILL DELIGHT ANYONE WHO ENJOYS THE MAGIC OF THEATRE THIS HITCHCOCK MEETS HILARIOUS.
August 31 - Sept. 4
THE TALENTED, HANDSOME SCOTT NEVINS IN TOURING THE COUNTRY WITH HIS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SOLO COMEDY EXPERIENCE. HIS ONE NIGHT STAND IS A SCARDALOUS COMEDY ROMP FILLED WITH INSIDER HOLLYWOOD GOSSIP AND HILARIOUS PERSONAL ANECDOTES. WITH OUTRAGEOUS TALES OF HIS FAVORITE STARS, PLUS JUICY ITEMS ABOUT ATTENDING THE ACADEMY AWARDS AND HIS STINT AS A JUDGE FOR THE MISS KENTUCKY PAGEANT , THIS SHOW PROMISES TO BE THE UTLIMATE COMEDY HAPPENING...( FOR MATURE AUDIENCES)
Coral Gables Restaurant, 220 Water Street, Saugatuck Accommodates 25-275…269-857-2162
The Felt Mansion, 6597 138th. Ave, Holland…616-335-3050,
firstname.lastname@example.org (Tours available)
Laketown Golf & Convention Center, 6069 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck Accommodated 10-500…269-857-5730
Restaurants in area
Blue Goose Café (family restaurant) 210 E. Main Street, Fennville…269-561-5044
Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Bakery, 6054 124th Ave.(M-89), Fennville…269-561-2297
Mama’s Pizzeria (Delivery/eat in) Fennville…269-561-5255
Stevens Hotel (Bar/Pool) 312 E. Main Street, Fennville…269-561-4856
Su Casa Restaurant (very good Mexican food), 306 W. Main Street, Fennville…269-561-5493
Subway Sandwiches & salads (Quick food), 409 E. Main Street, Fennville…269-561-5390
Tastee Treet (Best burgers in town), 744 E Main Street, Fennville…269-561-2236
What-Not-Inn, (Very good live entertainment every weekend) 2505 68thStreet, Fennville…269-543-3341
Restaurants/Bars/Food in Saugatuck and Douglas area: 10-minute drive
Butler Restaurant, 40 Butler Street, Saugatuck (The best food and drinks on the waterfront year-round)…269-857-3501
Chequers of Saugatuck, 220 Culver Street, Saugatuck (Inviting English Pub, extensive beer list, open all year)...269-857-1561 / 269-857-1868
Mermaid Bar & Grill 340 Water St. Water front dining & cocktails off site catering available 269-857-8208 www.mermaidofsaugatuck.com
The Dining Room at Clearbrook, 6494 Clearbrook Drive at 65th Street, Saugatuck (Contemporary classic cuisine, renowned and rRefined white-linen dining)…269-857-2000
Elbo Room, 880 Holland Street, Saugatuck (Breakfast, lunch and, dinner. Waterfront seating. Dock delivery available)...269-857-8646
Everyday People Café, 11 Center Street, Douglas ("If you could have only one meal"-Chicago Tribune 7-19-05)...269-857-4240
The Grill Room at Clearbrook, 6494 Clearbrook Drive at 65th street, Saugatuck (Famous for casual food and drinks for locals and travelers)…269-857-2000
Kalico Kitchen, Blue Star Highway, Douglas (Down-home country cooking. Large groups and tour buses welcomed.)…269-857-2678
Kilwins Chocolates, 152 and 121 Butler Street, Saugatuck (Old-fashioned confectionery shoppes selling chocolates, fudge, and Ice cream)…269-857-1195
Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water Street, Saugatuck (37 years of great "homemade"” Italian food and casual fun dining!)…269-857-4248
Phil’s Bar & Grill, 215 Butler Street, Saugatuck (An Epicurean delight at Saugatuck "Marquise Dining Spot" Year-round)…269-857-1555
Pumpernickel’s Eatery, 202 Butler Street, Saugatuck (Breakfast, lunch, dinner: cocktails. Relaxed atmosphere, patio, and sun deck.)…269-857-1196
Ravines Golf Club & Restaurant, 3520 Palmer Drive, Saugatuck (Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course & Restaurant at Arnie’s Cottage)…269-857-1616
Restaurant Toulouse, 248 Culver Street, Saugatuck (Continental menu, extensive wine list, children’s menu, patio dining.)…269-857-1561
Sand Bar Saloon, 141Butler Street, Saugatuck (The friendliest bar in town! Serving Chicago-style hotdogs & gyros)...269-857-2676
Saugatuck Brewing Company, Inc., 2948 Blue Star Highway, Douglas (Micro-brewery, brew-on-premises, pub, restaurant, brewery tours.)…269-857-7222
Scooter’s Café Inc., 3221 Culver Street, Saugatuck (Pizza, subs, salads, barbecue. Dine in, take-out or delivery)...269-857-1041
Spectator’s Bar & Grill, 6432 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck (Sports theme restaurant, 26 TVs, patio seating, great food)…269-857-5001
Uncommon Grounds, 127 Hoffman Street, Saugatuck (on-premises roasting, finest organic coffees, fresh juices, teas, & baked goods)…269-857-3333
Way Point Restaurant Inc, 155 Washington St, Douglas…269-857-2569
White House Bistro & Capitol Lounge, 149 Griffith Street, Saugatuck (Bistro & Lounge, Classic Rock weekends, Lunch & dinner specials)…269-857-0868 / 269-857-3240
Wild Dog Bar and Grill, 24 Center Street, Douglas (Come enjoy good food, good times, a warm inviting ambience)...269-857-2519
Yum! Yum! Café, Gelateria & Luncheonette, 98 Center Street, Douglas (Soups, salads, paninis, sandwiches, gelatos, sorbettos, coffees, chocolates, baked goodies)…269-857-4567
Michigan Farm Fun
Crane Orchard U-Pick, 6054 124th, Fennville, U-pick apples, cherries, corn maze, peaches, picnic area, wagon rides,
Phone 269- 561-5126
Earl's Farm Market, 1630 Blue Star Highway, Fennville, open May to September... 269-227-2074
EverGreen Lane Organic Farm & Artisan Cheese, 1824 66th St., Fennville, U-pick apples, dairy, organic, picnic area, pumpkins, farm animals 269-542-9900
Kismet Fruit Farm, 5889 124th Ave., Fennville, U-pick blueberries, organic, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, melons...269-857-9998
Fenn Valley Winery, 1-800-432-6265,
Michigan Winery Tours
McIntosh Wine Cellar, 6431 107th Ave off Blue Star HWY. South Haven, Mi. 269-637-7922 www.mcintoshorchads.com
26 oz. bag frozen shredded potatoes, thawed
2 Tb. Flour
2 tsp. salt to taste
1 tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1 carton Egg Beaters
4 Tb. Corn oil
3 Green onions, finely chopped
Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Spoon mixture onto hot griddle and spread into 1/4 inch thick pancakes.
Cook about 8 minutes each side or until pancakes are browned and crispy.
Pancakes can be lightly cooked and held in a warm oven, then returned to the hot griddle and finished later.
Serve with Apple Sauce or Sour cream on the side.
Makes 12 pancakes.
8 OZ. Fresh mushrooms, sliced,saute' with a little Garlic salt and Italian seasoning in some butter and a little olive oil
Saute' some Italian sausage also if you wish.
2 Eggs per Omelet
Spaghetti Sauce (any type) warming in a small pan.
1 package of Mozzarella cheese (1/4 cup per Omelet or as much as you like)
After Mushrooms are saut'e , beat 2 eggs in a bowl, use and omelet pan or a flat pan well oiled, spread into a round shape, while cooking fill lightly with some mushrooms and sausage and sprinkle some Mozzarella cheese lightly, fold one side into the center and them the other opposite side over that.
Top with a strip of spaghetti sauce down the center and then top with some more Mozzarella cheese.
Cook till cheese is melted
Serve with Toast or Garlic Bread for a dinner meal.
CRANBERRY ORANGE SCONES
2C. Flour(measure the flour by the spooning of flour into a measuring cup)
1/3 C. Cold butter
1 Tb. Grated orange peel
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1 C. Cranberries
1/4 C. Orange juice
3/4 C. Cream
1 Tb. Milk
10 tsp. sugar - divided
1/2 C. Confectioners' sugar
1 Tbs. Orange juice
2-3 Tb.. Orange Marmalade
1/2 C. Butter
In bowl combine flour and butter, blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs add orange peel, baking power, salt and baking soda; set aside.
In a small bowl combine cranberries, orange juice, cream and egg.
Add to flour mixture and stir until a soft dough forms.
On a floured surface gently knead 6-8 times .
Pat dough into a 8 inch circle
Cut into 10 wedges.
Separate wedges and place on an non-greased cookie sheet.
Brush with milk them sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
Combine glaze ingredients if desired and drizzle over cooled scones.
Combine Orange Marmalade with butter ans serve with warm scones.
Makes 10 scones.
2 Quarts Milk
10 whole Eggs
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla
8 oz. Sugar
1 lb. Bread , Crust trimmed off
Nutmeg to taste
Cinnamon to taste
Trim crust from bread, cut bread in halt, lay slices in a 9 X13" baking pan slightly overlapping each slice.
Break eggs in bowl and beat with a wire whip slightly.
Place milk and sugar in a sauce pan and heat until scalding(just before boiling)
Remove from heat.
Add salt and vanilla to the eggs in mixing bowl, pour this mixture into scalding milk and sugar mixture, being sure to beat mixture while adding.
Pour this custard mixture over bread slices, them put nutmeg and cinnamon over top.
Place the 9X13" pan into a second containing water for a (water bath) and bake in 375 degree oven until custard is set.
Remove for oven and let set until firm.
Can be served with a sauce or without, warm or cold
NOTE: For raisin pudding, add 10 oz. of raisins before pouring custard over bread.
Bake pudding only until custard is just set because custard continues to cook after it leaves the oven.
2 qt. Boiling Water
3 oz. Cornstarch
2 lb. & 8 oz. sugar
3 oz. Egg yolks
10 oz. butter
1 tsp. salt
Vanilla to taste
Boil water, separate eggs, saving whites for another use.
Place cornstarch, salt and half the sugar in a saucepan: mix together with a spoon.
Add boiling water while shipping with a wire whip: cook for 10 minutes.
Beat egg yolks with a wire whip in a bowl: blend in the remaining sugar and pour slowly into the thickened mixture whipping all the time.
Cook about 2 minutes.
Remove from range and whip into butter and vanilla.
Pour into a container.
Serve hot over bread pudding, fruit cobblers or cakes.