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Subject: Saugatuck, MI
Date Posted: 7/19/2007 2:16 PM ET
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We are going on vacation next week to Saugatuck, MI, which is on Michigan's west coast right on Lake Michigan.  We have been there numerous times, but I thought I would let you all know that not only is a creative, laid-back atmosphere, it is also very gay friendly.  In fact, they have two resorts that are highly regarded:

The Dunes, which they advertise as the Midwest's largest gay & lesbian resort


The Roxie, an all women hotel http://www.roxiehotel.com/

Needless to say, I haven't actually stayed at either place, but I thought I would share the info with you that there IS a cool place to go in Michigan where, gay or straight, you're welcomed!  Though it's not exactly an inexpensive area, either...but nothing on Lake Michigan really is.  LOL

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 3:30 PM ET
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Thanks, Valerie!!!

Date Posted: 7/19/2007 10:46 PM ET
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Here's some places to go to eat: The Boathouse in Saugatauk has excellent crabcakes.

In Douglas, Blue Moon Cafe on Red Arrow Hwy & The Everday People Cafe in downtown Douglas are excellent - the B&B I use to work at made reservations at both places all the time for guests. Blue Moon is a little pricey, but I hear the food & atmosphere is worth is.

In South Haven - Tosi's in downtown also has great food.

Saugatauk has a lot of cute shops - great if you love shopping!  Go to TripAdvisor.com & check out what they have to say about various places in Saugatauk - I use Trip Advisor when ever I'm going someplace unfamiliar.

And when you pass the Benton Harbor exit make sure you wave!! ;-)



Last Edited on: 7/20/07 10:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/20/2007 9:56 AM ET
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Mary, for some reason I thought you lived up north somewhere!  I haven't been to Benton Harbor in years though.  Thanks for the restaurant recommendations!  I know I've eaten at Tosi's in South Haven & the Boat House...I'll have to give the others a try one of these days.  :)

Date Posted: 7/20/2007 10:39 AM ET
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I'm originally from Allegan co. & DP is originally from Muskegan/Grand Haven area.  Benton Harbor is on a slow positive change for the better, but it's still really hard to see all the boarded up homes & businesses.

Tosi's is no longer on North Shore Drive in South Haven, they moved to downtown S.H., just in case you decide to head in that direction for food....

Enjoy your vacation - right now the weather is wonderful - a beautiful 75 degrees right now!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:07 AM ET
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We used to stay at the Dunes when we were in the Midwest.  Had lots of fun there!!