Pere Marquette Winery
The beautiful Huggard Estate at the head of the Buttersville Peninsula, just minutes from the inn, has been farmed by the Morton family for many generations. Their grapes are 100% estate grown from meticulously tended old root stock, providing high quality, distinctive wines, produced in small quantities.
Vineyards and Tasting Rooms
A visit to local area vineyards and tasting rooms is a day well spent along the Michigan West Coast. See suggestions on this page. Cheers!
The Fox Barn Marketplace & Winery
Located in Shelby, Michigan, Fox Barn winery produces a variety of traditional grape wines as well as fruit wines made from apples, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, and raspberries.
Located on Washington Avenue in Ludington, Love Wines is a boutique winery that includes a tasting room as well as a gift shop on-site. Specializing in country style wines with a "bold fruit flare", they also offer a nice selection of traditional wines.
Oceana Winery & Vineyard
A family operated vineyard and estate winery located 30 miles south of Ludington in New Era, Michigan, Oceana Winery offers a range from dry reds and whites to sweet and late harvest styles.
Arts and Antiques
Pentwater has an exceptional art scene for such a small village. A half dozen galleries offer painting, photography, and other creations by talented local artisans.
The Pentwater area is home to a handful of beautiful beaches. The Charles Mears State Park public beach is one of the finest white-sand beaches in all of Michigan.
Boating and Marinas
Both Pentwater Lake and Lake Michigan make for a recreational boaters paradise, perfect for water skiing or jumping waves. Pentwater also offers three marinas.
Pentwater offers an inland lake, Lake Michigan, a connecting channel, and numerous local rivers. Fish from the pier or hire a charter, the choice is yours.
There are a half-dozen excellent, affordable golf courses within a 20 minute drive of Pentwater. Visitors will find relatively low traffic and very flexible tee times.
Downtown Pentwater is home to numerous boutique clothing stores, art galleries, antique shops, and other assorted businesses, perfect for afternoon shopping.