Christmas In July

Over the weekend at The Dunes Resort, we celebrated Christmas in July, one of our most anticipated weekends of the year.  Christmas in July 2017 was our best ever.  This festive weekend brings a devout group of regulars, as well as many first time guests. We at The Dunes have been lucky to see the same faces over the course of decades.  We hear time and time again from guests’ visiting Saugatuck-Douglas that their best experiences come from meeting new people from all over the country.
The weekend kicked off on Friday with acclaimed resident DJ, Doug Roberts, as he lit up the dance floor and world class cabaret performers,  Kelly and Rick, bringing down the house in the cabaret.  The Dunes provides a powerhouse of talent, and this weekend they delivered one hell of a show after another. The positive energy that our guests created has carried well into this week.  This is a party that just doesn’t want to stop.

Saturday morning at the pool was an experience not to be missed.
Beautiful men,…

2017 OH MY!

I swear yesterday we were celebrating the New Year.  WTF?

Cheers and Happy New Year.  He we are in mid-February and I know that the "season" will be upon us sooner than I want.  Don't get me wrong, I hate winter and I love season.. I'm just not feeling like I am anywhere close to being on schedule.

What is happening with us.  We got new carpet in the original building building (18 standard rooms and 4 king rooms).  We are getting new furniture in the king building (12 king rooms and 2 king suites).  New carpet is planned for the main bar in late March.  All the normal Spring cleaning, touch-ups, replacements, etc. that happen every year.. and though we had hoped to kick off this Cabaret season with phase 1 of a 2 phase complete remodel.. timing issues are in place and it looks like we will do phases 1 and 2 beginning in November for the Ppring 2018 season.

As many of you, Tarron Marrott, our long time front door personality, frequent pool security and Dunes Room Den…

What's new at the Dunes Resort

Hard to believe that today is July 16th. Yesterday was Memorial Day, I'm sure of it.  July 4th came and went and I'm afraid that tomorrow will be Labor Day.  This summer more than ever has FLOWN by so fast.  So fast that I'm not sure any of us are really into the summer groove yet.  About the time we get it down it will be time to plan costumes for Halloween.

The weather has super.  Despite some not so good forecast, we've had an amazing first 1/2 of summer.  Hot and dry, make for some great pool days!

Memorial Day, if I remember.. was great.  I do remember the weather was good as where the crowds.

July 4th weekend we had our busiest day ever on Sunday July 3rd..  and wow what a weekend.

The Employee Turnabout Show on Thursday July 7th we raised $3000 for Wishbone Pet Rescue, Eastern Michigan's Equality Resource Center and Equality Florida's Orlando Shooting's Fund.

We've started up our weekly Wednesday Pool Cooks (5:30-7) and Bingo (6-8p) benefiting We…

Memorial Weekend and beyond

Hard to believe that Memorial Day is upon us.. so excited to see 80 degrees on the horizon for the weekend!!  We'll kick off the weekend with Birthday-Stripper-o-ke on Thursday 5/26 (Celebrating Greg T and Richard B's birthdays).. 9p with Karaoke DJ Noe!

Friday 5/27 DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Dunes Diva's Drag Show in the Cabaret
Saturday 5/28 Pool Party with DJ Doug, Special Guest PM DJ Phil B, Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret
Sunday 5/29 Early Tea with DJ Doug 4-7, Main Tea with Special Guest DJ Drew G (Dirty Pop) - Men of Manwatch at Tea, Hannaniah Whitley in the Cabaret
Monday 5/30 Memorial Day Tea with DJ Doug 4-9p

Wow what a weekend we have planned with Mimi Gonzalez as she presents GoGirl Saugatuck.   June 3-5 -- check out GoGirlSaugatuck for more details.

Dirty Disco weekend June 10 - 12 DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Dunes Divas and Disco Tea! 
Be prepared for the first ever Men's Room Event at the Dunes.  This celebrated and over the top event rocks Chicago on a reg…

The Dunes Resort's amazing 2016 DJ Line Up

In celebration of the Dunes 35th Anniversary, we have an amazing DJ line planned:

Check out who:  Dunes Resort DJ List!

What's coming:

Our Anniversary Weekend May 13 - 15
The Season's Opening Day at the Pool 5/14
and the first of many Sunday Tea Dances 5/15.
Join us on Saturday May 14 for an amazing performance from Michael Walters, Celebrity Impersonator Dame Edna!  The show is outside on the deck and seating begins at 9p with the showtime of 9:30pm. Stick around for celebratory cake and champagne with current owners, Mike, Dan and Greg... and original owners Carl & Larry.

 Hoedown at the Dunes May 20 - 22! All things Country Western! More information on how to participate

And yes... Memorial Weekend
Thursday 5/26  Stripper-o-ke Celebrating Greg and Richard's Birthday 9p
Friday 5/27  DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Dunes Divas in the Cabaret
Saturday 5/28 Pool DJ Doug, PM DJ Phil B, Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret
Sunday 5/29 Early TEA DJ Doug 4-7p, Late TEA DJ Drew G 7p-2a,

Dunes Resort Celebrating 35 years!

The Dunes, Celebrating 35 Years of being Gay!

1981 was a big year!  Reagan was sworn in as the nation’s 40th president, the Iranian hostage crisis ended after 444 days and Walter Cronkite signed off after 19 years with CBS.  It was also the year that both Reagan and the Pope were shot; Lady Diana Spender married Charles, Prince of Wales; and Sandra Day O’Conner became the first female Supreme Court Justice.  MTV, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Beyonce were all born….  And, the CDC reported that five homosexual men in LA had a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems.  ’81 was a big year. 

It was also the year that the Douglas Dunes first opened its doors to curious gay men and women in Douglas (Saugatuck) Michigan. 

The original plan for the Dunes was to occupy a B&B space just as you enter the city of Saugatuck on Lake Street (the former Twin Gables).  However, after a band of bikers burned the only gay bar in town, the cit…

Summer's Gonna Come Again!

Wow that was fast!  It truly feels like yesterday was the July 4th holiday.  Today we're stocking coolers for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, WTF!

Tonight we have DJ Doug and Hannaniah Whitley in the Cabaret.  Sunday is the first ever Tea Dance at the Dunes Pool 4-9p... WET TEA!

Labor Day Weekend begins on Thursday 9/3 and finishes up on Labor Day Monday 9/7:
Thursday:  Karaoke Friday:  DJ Ralphi Rosario, Men of Manwatch & The Dunes Divas in the Cabaret Saturday:  Pool DJ Doug, PM DJ Hector Fonseca, Amy & Freddy in the Cabaret Sunday Early Tea DJ Doug, Main Tea DJ Tony Moran, Men of Manwatch @ Tea,
Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret Monday Tea DJ Doug 4-10p As many know we have a group that takes over the property beginning Tuesday 9/8.. so the Dunes Pool and Grounds are closed to the public till Thursday 9/17.  That means the main bar is open only.  There is no Karaoke on 9/10 or Tea on 9/13.. everything back to normal beginning 9/17.

The Lambda Car Club invades on Friday 9/…