A tranquil escape awaits you at water’s edge.


Beauty in Every Season

Fall asleep to the soothing whisper of leaves in the breeze

Forest Inn is your peaceful, private getaway. A boutique inn nestled in a grove of hardwoods just a short stroll from Lake Michigan’s sandy shore. Enjoy the quiet comfort of your tastefully appointed private suite. Be pampered with a hearty, delectable breakfast. Lounge poolside, or perhaps recline beside a cozy fire. Indulge in the artistic and culinary delights of nearby downtown Saugatuck and Douglas. Explore endless wooded trails weaving through natural dunes. Amble to the sandy beach to marvel at an amazing sunset. Fall asleep to the soothing whisper of leaves in the breeze. Your tranquil, relaxing stay awaits, and we look forward to hosting you as you make memories.


The perfect getaway location

What’s your pleasure today? You have endless options in every direction: Walk along the lakeshore and take in amazing vistas; stroll 200 yards to white sand and blue Lake Michigan waters at Douglas Beach; venture 1 mile to downtown Douglas, or 2 miles to downtown Saugatuck; drive 5 minutes to Oval Beach or 10 minutes to spectacular hiking trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Craft breweries, renowned wineries and cideries, world-class art galleries, and incredible eateries are all within 10 miles. Choosing what to do can be a conundrum, but we are here to help!


Meet your hosts

We can’t wait to welcome you.

We are your hosts, Eric and Tracy Lanning. We are both lifelong West Michiganders; but we have been blessed with many opportunities to travel, explore the world, and experience amazing accommodations. Our love of exploring and experiencing inspired us to create a special place for like-minded travelers.


Book Your Adventure

Whether your idea of a perfect adventure includes peaceful solitude; exploring the trails, dunes, water, and beaches of spectacular Lake Michigan; fine dining, live music, world-class art, craft beer, renowned vineyards, or all of the above...

Forest Inn is an extraordinary setting for you to make memories and take full advantage of all that Michigan’s Art Coast offers. We look forward to welcoming you!