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  • 02, 23, 2007

USA Today “10 great places to rent a cottage” January 2007

Cottages are fewer than 150 miles from Chicago but a “world away from high stress,” Griffin says, and they’re where “the glimmer of fireflies is more important than a GameBoy glow.” Guests in the three cottages and main guesthouse can rent electric boats to explore Lake Michigan and Kalamazoo Lake, hike or bike and visit Saugatuck with its art galleries, boats, shops and restaurants. 269-857-5445, deercreekcottages.com

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Cottage Living “Roads Less Traveled” October 2005

“Though our cottage has a kitchen, proprietor Kevin Sabourin shows up Saturday morning with a tray of eggs, bacon, fresh-baked blueberry crumble, and juice.  With our own cottage keys, we feel like locals…”

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National Trust for Historic Preservation “Dozen Distinctive Destinations Saugatuck-Douglas, MI” 2009

“…the lakeshore community’s scenic beauty and singular collection of art galleries, shops and restaurants make it a perfect getaway for a day, a weekend or even a season.”

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MSNBC “Great American Beach Towns” August 2008

“Combine an awe-inspiring landscape with the aw-shucks attitude of a small town, and you get Saugatuck, just across the Kalamazoo River from a surprisingly sandy stretch of Lake Michigan’s eastern shore.”

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American Style Magazine “Top 25 Arts Destinations” 2009

“Saugatuck, Michigan- Top 25 Small Cities & Towns
(Populations of fewer than 100,000)”

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American Style Magazine “Art Walks:  Saugatuck and Douglas” August 2008

“…Enamored with the scenery, they started the Ox-Bow school of art, the cornerstone of a then-quiet artistic colony, in 1910. In the 1990s, art-lovers looking for a stimulating small-town getaway discovered the area and inspired a renaissance. Historic buildings became home to today’s bustling boutiques, quaint B&Bs and more than 30 galleries, as the two towns transformed into Michigan’s art coast epicenter. ”

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The London Times “Four Great USA Rail Journeys” August 2008

“Saugatuck, a cute Victorian resort town on the shores of Lake Michigan, a world away from the hard-edged steel-and-glass towers of Chicago. There are soft-sand beaches, board-walks, soaring sand dunes, chain ferries across the Kalamazoo River and paddle-boats on the lake.”

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