Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Holiday Season has arrived!

Hi everyone!

Snow is coming, but it should look great in Saugatuck now, with lights sparkling up and down Butler Street all the way from The Butler Restaurant to the gazebo in Wicks Park. The Holiday season is really nice, with all the businesses and homes lit up in celebration, including Serendipity! There is an horse-drawn carriage that gives rides around town on weekends, which should be very elegant in the new snow.

This Saturday is the annual holiday parade down Butler Street. Rumor has it that Santa Claus will be there, so there should be lots of kids watching to find out!

We just got our tree a couple of days ago at Stantall Trees in Fennville. They cut our tree after we picked it out, so you couldn't have a fresher tree! Tonight we set it up in the dining room, which was a real trick because space is at a premium. We had to move the furniture a bit so everything would fit. The lights are on it now, but we will have to decorate it with our ornaments over the next couple of days.

Happy Holidays everyone, from June and David at Serendipity!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November in Saugatuck

Hi everyone:

We have had the nicest November that anyone could wish for--mild and sunny, clear nights, very little rain. Unheard of for November! The nice weather has brought lots of visitors to Saugatuck the past several weekends. The weather has been so nice that the construction company rebuilding Mason Street finally has finished the second paving of the road! There was a grand reopening with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, donuts and coffee courtesy of the construction company. All that has to be done now is to paint the street parking spaces.

The squirrels are still running about all over the place, taking advantage of the warm weather to collect acorns and eat the Indian corn in the various displays around. We have just put up our holiday lights on the exterior of the B & B and Suites buildings--very festive! We have been puzzling over how to put our traditional tree up inside the B & B for the Holidays with all the tree decorations we have used in the past. We will probably have to move the dining room table over a bit to make space by the window for the tree. It should look great with lights on it!

Thanksgiving is coming up soon--this year is passing by fast!

David and June

Friday, October 30, 2009

Change of seasons!

We made it through our first busy summer season here in Saugatuck! Some of our old friends from our Ann Arbor origins came out to visit, and we we met many new guests from all over the state, the region, and the world. Vacationers from England, Germany, and Australia were the most distant countries, but we also had visits from guests living practically right next door in South Haven. Chicago was well-represented, as was Indiana and, of course, Michigan!

The change of season from summer to fall is very dramatic here, particularly the color change. The fall colors were spectacular here on the west coast of Michigan, with the red, yellow, and reddish-brown leaves of the maple, oaks, and other trees just bursting out, with the crystal blue sky as a background.

We have been amused by the large numbers of little black squirrels running around all over the place busily finding acorns digging holes all over the yard. We don't know if they are really burying the acorns or are just digging holes to find more. They are pretty fearless little animals, and will just sit there munching away only a few feet away.

The weather (everyone always wants to know about it) is very changeable now that the end of October has arrived. Weather fronts seem to roll through every other day or so, bringing either crystal clear skies, clouds or rain (it is raining and windy right now).

If you have visited Serendipity this year, or its prior incarnation (Mason St Suites) we enoourage you to leave a post about your experiences here and in Saugatuck and environs.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Welcome to the new Serendipity Bed & Breakfast & Suites in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. We're here to let you know about all the fun things happening in the Saugauck area all season long. We're David Langley and June Spriggs, owners of Serendipity. Keep coming back to find out the latest and any special packages and offers we might have available. We hope you come visit us in Saugatuck soon.