Spend a Lake Michigan vacation or weekend getaway at the DeLano Inn and take advantage of the many things to do in the area.
Allegan is described as a quaint and charming town along the Kalamazoo River. Shopping and food is within walking distance of the DeLano Mansion Inn. Antiques, quilting, candy, gifts are all items you will find in the downtown area. Shows may be seen at the Griswold Theatre next door to the Carnegie Library or see a movie in the Regent Theatre, then walk along the river on the river walk seeing fountains in the summer in the river.
Fennville is short drive from Allegan where you can enjoy lunch at Crane's, take home a pie or two and end the trip with a visit to Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar, taking home a bottle of wine or two. (Let us know you are planning this trip and we will give you a card to receive free wine glasses at the winery when you purchase wine.)
Saugatuck/Douglas are on Lake Michigan where no one hurries in a simpler life. Art was important in Saugatuck early in its history when the Summer School of Ox-Bow Lagoon was begun by Chicago artists in the 1890's. Classes are available through the Ox-Bow affiliation with the Art Institute of Chicago. Whether you boat, swim or cross from Douglas to Saugatuck or back on the hand-cranked chain ferry, the water will draw you to these towns. Shopping and food will give the non-water guests activities to spend their time on.
The visitor to Holland will be immersed in the Dutch hospitality. Festivals and activities run throughout the year with the best known festival being the Tulip Time Festival. In 2014, the Tulip Time is May 3-10 with parades, concerts, trolley tours, fireworks and of course, tulips. While visiting Holland, the Holland Museum & Dutch Galleries, the Windmill Island Gardens and the DeKomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory (even come home with a pair of wooden shoes for yourself) are all must sees in this Dutch town.