Hey Mama, want to go to Michigan?!  Check out these two wonderful Mother’s Day getaways in the Great Lakes State.

Mom & Me Arts and Gardens Tour

Treat mom to an art and garden tour this Mother’s Day weekend! Stay the night at The Hotel Saugatuck, enjoy a complimentary in-room breakfast, then head our bright and early to meet local artists, peruse their works, catch demonstrations (like a live aluminum pour) and visit the beautiful Saugatuck/Douglas, Hamilton and Fennville countryside – including a breathtaking sculpture meadow and a lavender farm. There are seven stops within a short drive from one another – see them all in one day or divvy them in two.  Afterall, there’s a total of 19 artists this year; their offering include: fiber, painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, glass, metal and wood. For more details visit www.artzandgardenz.com. Admission to the tour is free from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, 2019.

This package includes:

  • Overnight stay at The Hotel Saugatuck
  • Printed map of all participating arts and gardens
  • 2 bottles of water to hydrate you along your way
  • Complimentary in-room breakfast
  • Complimentary parking at The Hotel Saugatuck
  • Complimentary wireless internet

Package costs start at $269 plus tax and vary by room selection and length of stay.

About The Hotel Saugatuck

The Hotel Saugatuck is an 18-room luxury bed and breakfast with stunning views of Lake Kalamazoo, offering modern amenities, mere blocks from the vintage reminiscent small-town of Saugatuck and minutes from Douglas. Built in 1865, The Hotel Saugatuck, formerly the Twin Gables Inn, is the only original mill in the area still standing from the busy lumbering era. It is now comprised of a dozen rooms in the historic hotel and three duplex cottages, each with two guestrooms. All rooms feature king sized beds, private bathrooms, Jason Hydrotherapy Tubs with Micro-silk Technology, in-room breakfast, in-room dessert, fireplaces, and individual climate control. The Hotel Saugatuck is located at 900 Lake Street, Saugatuck, Michigan 49453.  For more information visit https://www.thehotelsaugatuck.com.


Winging It: A Birding Getaway

Grab your binoculars (and your trail map) and head to the Huron House to see the countless birds of Michigan, particularly the highly protected Kirtland’s Warbler! The U.S. Forest Service managed habitat is west of Oscoda and a must-see destination for birders, especially in May as they return to the U.S. The endangered Great Lakes Piping Plover also nests along the northern shores of Lake Huron. In fact, there’s a 145-mile stretch along U.S. 23 that’s a birding paradise. Oscoda is part of the Huron National Forest, which features more than 400 known bird species. If you’re planning to come May 16-18, you’ll want to register to attend the nearby Tawas Point Birding Festival. This birding getaway is available April – June 2019.

This package includes:

  • Overnight stay at the Huron House
  • Printed map to birding hotspots
  • 2 bottles of water to hydrate you along your birding adventure
  • Complimentary in-room breakfast
  • Complimentary parking at Huron House
  • Complimentary wireless internet
  • Package costs start at $209 plus tax and vary by room selection and length of stay. The optional admission to the birding festival is to be purchased separately online.

About Huron House

Located on the beach of Lake Huron between Tawas and Oscoda, the Huron House is an award-winning 14 room luxury Bed and Breakfast lakefront destination with stunning Lake Huron views and direct beach access. Huron House features King beds, private decks, fireplaces, personal hot tubs and Jacuzzi tubs, and daily breakfast delivered to guestrooms. Privacy and individual attention define the Huron House experience.

The Huron House Bed and Breakfast is located at 3124 North US-23, Oscoda, Michigan 48750. To make a reservation call (989) 739-9255 or visit www.huronhouse.com

Photos by Christian Giannelli Photography




Written by Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers

Jacqueline Chambers is the founder of TGIFguide. She uses her innate skills as a natural “connector” to serve businesses, brands and individuals in the LA area and beyond.