Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast

Sign up for a weekend package with access to Saugatuck Brewing Co., a local microbrewery, for a stress-melting getaway in Douglas, Michigan.

B&B takes on new meaning in Douglas, Michigan. Here it means beach and brew as much as it does bed and breakfast. Learn to craft beer with your girlfriends at Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast on the coast of Lake Michigan. Sign up for a weekend package with VIP access to Saugatuck Brewing Co., a local microbrewery, for a stress-melting getaway. 

Pick from more than 70 beer recipes: everything from light to dark, including summer wheat, red ales and rich porters. Whether you already know your way around brewing or don’t know a thing other than the fact that you and your friends enjoy beer, your guide will walk you through the process in an afternoon. You’ll end up with 11 gallons that will later be bottled and can be picked up two weeks after your brew session. (So, this is a trip best undertaken when you know you’ll be able to swing by again to retrieve the fruits of your beer-making efforts.)

It comes as no surprise the beer package is in high demand. But planning early has other benefits — it can help you snag the luxury room of your choice. Feel like you’re sleeping in a forest in the Tree Tops Room, which has a hand-painted forest mural covering the entire room. The Log Cabin Suite is cozy with wood walls and ceiling, while the Safari Suite is decorated with authentic South African artwork.

Wake up rested to an indulgent breakfast spread that often includes prosciutto ricotta omelets, blueberry buttermilk pancakes and French toast with mascarpone creme fraiche and fresh berries. Spend the day perusing treasures at the local flea market and art galleries, dining at farm-to-table restaurants and ending the evening biking to the uncrowded Douglas Beach (just two blocks from the inn) to take in a stunning sunset. 

938 W. Center St., Douglas, Michigan, 269/857-1246, sherwoodforestbandb.com