|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Feel the peace and solitude of this spacious log-cabin style, 3-bedroom, 3-bath home located behind the Mildred Peterson Nature Preserve “On the Hill” just a short walk from downtown Saugatuck!
Impressive natural views of the preserve pour in through the two story windows of the large Great Room where you’ll find ample space to entertain or to recline in front of a glowing fire by the large wood burning Fireplace. Enjoy a true family feast around the large dining table for 10 in the great room or perhaps a quiet dinner accompanied by the sounds of nature on the large screen porch!
Take in the views from the spacious 2nd floor King master-suite (with JACUZZI and private deck) that opens out onto the spacious loft overlooking the great room, which also contains a Sofa Sleeper for extra sleeping. With 2 more bedrooms plus an additional Sofa Sleeper in the Lower Level, everyone will have plenty of space to spread out.
Swan Lodge has an ideal location as you are just a brisk 4-5 block walk into downtown Saugatuck, where you’ll find great shops, galleries and dining, or a 5-7 minute drive to all of the area beaches, such as Oval Beach and Douglas beach.
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Not only is it walking distance to downtown but it was a great place to stay. A nice quiet place with a nice view of the river. The cabin itself is amazing. A lot of room to spread out and the showers are awesome. With a ping pong table and footballs there's enough to relax or keep yourself occupied. It sleeps 10 but two people would be sleeping on a couch. Other than that it was a great time. Highly recommend staying here!
Girls weekend was spectacular at Swan Lodge! There were 6 of us and we filled up the 3 bedrooms. I'm not sure 10 adults could stay there comfortably as they would have to sleep on pull out couches. One of which is in the loft with the master/King bed. Beds were all very comfortable!!
The living room area is also very comfortable with 2 couches and a big chair. The fireplace is great! Wood was provided but it was difficult to keep it lit as there is no gas starter. Unfortunately the lighting was inadequate for reading as there are no lamps near the couches only overhead lighting.
The other thing to note is that the steps up to the master loft area are steep and a bit uneven and the other bedrooms are in the basement so if you have trouble going up or down stairs this house might not be a good choice.
The location of the house is ideal for walking into town, within 2-3 blocks and the neighborhood is lovely!
Next time we head to Saugatuck, we will stay here again!
Overall this is a good rental. It has a nice cabin feel, beautiful windows, good open floor plan and is walking distance to town. The drawbacks for us were the master is actually a loft open to the living space below, so there are privacy issues if you are with a group. Also the master has no closet or dresser, just a pop-up Ikea cloth temporary space to hang a few things. The rest of the home has lovely furnishings so that was odd. A few up-keep things, the roof leaked when it rained and there were some minor repairs needed. The property is in a lovely setting, however it is at the end of a court and their are neighbors. The pictures make it look remote and private which its not. But we loved the street and the neighbors were all very friendly. There is no back-yard, just as an FYI. The screened in porch is great, however it's on the side of the house and you are looking right at the neighbors home. Either way, it was nice to have a porch and be able to sit outside without bugs. Working with the rental company was a good experience, the home was clean and they provided great directions. Overall its a good rental, nice "up north" feel and 15 minute walk to town.
We loved the Swan Lodge! It was absolutely gorgeous, with great views of the bog yet very close to the city.
Super spacious and warm, it fit 10 of us comfortably. Tons of room for cooking, dining and relaxing. We don't recommend the downstairs pull out bed but luckily there are enough beds to choose from!
We will definitely be coming back next winter
We picked Swan Lodge because of the photos and the it was everything we hoped it would be. Beautiful house, great location next to the woods and just a short walk into town. We especially enjoyed the local beaches and a morning of fishing on Lake Michigan, plus strolls around town and the local restaurants. The Lakeshore Lodging team was friendly and helpful. An excellent time for our family.
We stayed here for an impromptu family get together. The log cabin is beautiful, tons of space. We enjoyed the large table that let us all eat together (with visitors, we had a total of 14 at one point!). The table also allowed us to play massive card games while we experienced a thunderstorm through the gigantic windows in the woods. The beds were all comfortable and the fire place gave us a chance to have our campfire despite the wet weather. Everything was spotless. We enjoyed a short drive to the beach several times during our stay. We biked, walked to the high school that's nearby for some hoops, played ping pong, and enjoyed the relaxing showers and huge bathtub with jets. Definitely would recommend this as a fun place to stay. One detail, the outdoor fire circle didn't work for us with the weather, but the indoor fireplace saved the day for our smore-loving kiddos!