Nestled under a wooded canopy, the aptly
named Timberline Motel & Suites near Saugatuck provides a quiet escape from
the hustle and bustle of Lake Michigan’s
premier resort town. The 29-room motel offers essential accommodations,
reminiscent of the motor inns that sprang up in the 1950s along Michigan’s roadways.
But those motel accommodations have been upgraded
for the comfort and convenience of 21st century guests. All Timberline rooms
are spacious, even the standard singles. Guests will find the rooms outfitted
with combinations of queen-sized and full-sized beds. In rooms designated as
suites, guests can unwind in a whirlpool bath. Air conditioning and cable TV
are standard amenities. Coffee makers, hair dryers, and a continental breakfast
are also listed in the room packages. The motel features several rooms for guests
who desire a digital link to the outside world through WIFI access.
The pleasing atmosphere isn’t confined to
the rooms but extends outside to the tranquility of several acres of wooded and
landscaped grounds. Once outside, guests have a variety of pleasurable options
to wile away their days and nights. The centerpiece of the outdoor experience is
an expansive heated pool and a separate hot tub. Guests rank both very high on
the list of amenities provided by the motel. A large picnic area beckons guests
who might prefer dining outdoors to catch the summer breezes.
Those who seek more recreational lodging
are not forgotten. The motel sets aside areas for volleyball and horseshoes.
Children are afforded their own escape—a playground designed just for them. Beyond
the motel property, a myriad of activities abound—from a hike up the sand dunes
along Lake Michigan to an excursion among the specialty shops, art galleries,
and eateries to be found in nearby Saugatuck and Douglas.
Open year-round, the Timberline offers
guests a home-away-from-home in a secluded, wooded, and relaxed setting.