Sometimes vacations yield surprises and River Suites is one of them. This waterfront establishment in downtown Saugatuck is an interesting study in contrasts. The exterior of this two-story red barn looks like a picturesque New England fishing shanty. The pleasure craft and charter boats docked in front of the barn rock gently while charter captains scurry amid ropes, lines and pulleys to clean the morning catch. Small, hand-carved wooden signs tacked midway up the building read “Deli-Groceries-Beer-Wine”. The outside wooden staircase leading up to two rental suites reveals no trace of what lies behind the two discreet entry doors situated next to each other at the top of the landing. Upon entering, it's clear that the interior and exterior of the building's decor are two different things. The cathedral ceilings, supported by full length glass windows that have replaced the second story walls, are breathtaking. Both suites are flooded with sunlight and vistas of blue skies, white clouds, the bustling harbor and winding river as far as the eye can see. The rooms are chic, stylish and crisply decorated. This is complete modern comfort. The living rooms in both suites take full advantage of the spectacular views – both have a sliding door to the waterfront balconies, fireplace, and full kitchens. Imagine martini's with guests on the balcony! The bedrooms are fully equipped with king-size beds and full bath. The standard amenities include air conditioning, cable TV, and WIFI. River Suites is strategically located so that guests can walk within 100 feet to rent a charter fishing boat, canoe, kayak, pontoon or two-person run-about. Walk down half a block and rent a Retro Boat. Take a ride on the Star of Saugatuck, hop aboard the Saugatuck Chain Ferry or just walk two blocks to all area restaurants, shops and art galleries. This is a special hide-away – hidden in downtown Saugatuck. We're located at 650 Water Street, Saugautck next to the boat launch.
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