Showing posts from 2015

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/…

End of Summer Blues

We are on the final 4 countdown of Summer 2015 :(

First up, this Weekend White Party:
Wed 8/12 Pool Cookout & Bingo
Thursday Karaoke 9p
Friday DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret
Saturday DJ Doug @ The Pool, PM DJ Ralphi Rosario, Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret
Sunday White Tea with DJ Doug and the Dunes Divas immediately following

Next is End of the Summer Blues:
Tuesday 8/18 Amateur Stripper Night with the Men of Manwatch
Wed Pool Cookout & Bingo
Thursday Karaoke 9p
Friday DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Amy & Freddy in the Cabaret
Saturday Pool & PM DJ Doug, Amy & Freddy in the Cabaret
Sunday Blue Tea with DJ Doug and the Dunes Divas immediately following

After that is Last Summer Splash:
Wed 8/26 is the summers last Pool Cookout & Bingo
Thursday Karaoke 9p
Friday DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Kelly & Rick in the Cabaret
Saturday Pool & PM DJ Doug, Hannaniah Whitley in the Cabaret
Sunday Wet Tea @ The POOL (first time ever) with DJ Doug 4p


It's July 11.. I'm totally sure that yesterday was June 15.. where has the last month gone?

Despite a cool start to the summer, the July 4th holiday rolled in on a warm sunny weekend.. thank you weather gods!  Amazing (and hot) crowds every day! Thanks to an amazing staff that worked doubles everyday.. and WOW to the DJ line up:  Ralphi, Roland, Paulo, Seth and Theresa - plus Amy & Freddy, Kelly & Rick and Hannaniah Whitley all in the cabaret -- Amazing talent!

Employee turnabout was Thursday July 9th, proceeds benefiting Wishbone Pet Rescue.. kudos to the staff for dressing and performing in drag for charity.. we raised over $2800!

What's ahead:

The Dunes Pool is open everyday 10am to dusk with the bar open 11-7.. food service from the Blue Frog is available Wednesday - Monday 10:30-5:30p.

Every Wednesday is the Pool Cookout and drag queen Bingo benefiting Westshore Aware 5:30-8p.

Karaoke continues every Thursday 9p.

Tea Dance every Sunday 4-9p followed by the Dun…

Into June

It was a long winter, but summer seems to be rushing by quickly!  Not sure the weather is the best it could be, but when you're at the Dunes we treat everyday like it is the most beautiful of days, sunny, warm and full of fun!  "It's always sunny in Saugatuck!"

Have you been in and met the 2015 summer staff?
Returning this year:
Jeff, Todd, Jackson, Aaron, Mikey, Tyler, DW, Dan, Robbie and Keller.  New to us this year are Dino and Nick!  Plus newbie food runner Trevor (he does tricks BTW).  Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself.

Whats on schedule at the Dunes Resort:

The Dunes is open 9am - 2am everyday!

The Dunes Pool and Bar (Splash) is also open everyday.  The Pool opens at 10am and the Bar 11am - 7pm with the pool closing at dusk.

Mondays are employee day at the Pool, meaning $1 off drinks and 20% off Food.

Karaoke continues every Thursday night 9pm

Uniform Weekend Friday June 12 DJ Doug
Men of Manwatch
Saturday June 13 Officers Ball w/DJ Doug
Cabaret: Kelly &…

End of May?

Time flies when your having fun, right?

It's May 26 and the summer kicker, Memorial Day Weekend, has come and gone.  It's a blurr.. but in a good way.  The weather was OKAY, not good, not bad.. had better, had worse!  Great crowds helped us usher in a new season.   The Dunes is 34 and Danny, Mike and Greg have welcome their 17th summer season (year 16) -- again, time does fly!

Friday kicked off with DJ Doug, the Men of Manwatch and Hannaniah Whitley in the Cabaret.
Saturday was our opening day at the pool and the weather was perfect!  In the PM, we welcomed DJ Tristan Jaxx to the DJ Booth for the first time, with Kelly Carey and Rick SantaMaria in the Cabaret.
Sunday was the first big Tea of the year with DJ Doug starting things off and getting it primed for DJ GRIND to rock the house!!  Amy and Freddy kept a full house in the Cabaret.
Monday was the final tea of the Weekend, Memorial Day Tea with DJ BearMan.

Now, let the games begin!!

The Dunes Pool and Pool Bar (Splash) are n…

It's May, OMG... 21 days till the start of Memorial Weekend

Yes, it is May and the temperature is expected to be 70 next week... a sign of good weather ahead??  Last weekend was the first Tea Dance of the season -- thank you to all that came out despite the 50 degree tempts and enjoyed the outside deck!  DJ Doug was spinning and bartender worked the outside decks.. proving rain or shine, hot or cold the Dunes is READY TO SERVE!!

The pool has the cover off and I'm hoping that the area is ready for sunning by the weekend of May 16th.. wish is our "Save A Horse, Enjoy a Hoedown!  Weekend.. think Country, Dunes style.  We have a lot excitement generating from IGRA (Illinois Gay Rodeo Association), MIGRA (Michigan Gay Rodeo Association), SCCDA (Second City Country Dance Association, WCC (Windy City Cowboys) and The Grand River Renegades.

The weekend starts with a meet and greet on Friday with Line Dance and Two steps class and Cowboy DJ Eric.. Saturday AM we have a breakfast with a lunch cookout and more line dancing and rodeo games.. then…

April into May @ the Dunes Resort

I'm wearing shorts today!  I think I'll make the commitment that from now on my wearing shorts.. till Halloween! We are roughly 35 days out for the start of the Memorial Day Weekend!  I created a poster for the holiday weekend last weekend and Danny reminded me.. we have two hot DJ's spinning over the Holiday, why aren't they in the here you go:

We'll be starting the Memorial Day weekend on Thursday May 21 with Stripper-o-ke.. strippers and karaoke to celebrate Greg T and Richard B's birthdays!  Friday May 22 Men of Manwatch, DJ Doug R and Hannaniah Whitley in the Cabaret, Saturday May 23 is the Official Opening of the Pool with DJ Doug (which will not be open daily till September).  Saturday night we'll welcome DJ Tristan Jaxx to his first Dunes Event in the main bar and Kelly Carey & Rick SantaMaria make their return to the Dunes Cabaret.  Sunday May 24 is the big Tea of the weekend and we are excited to DJ Grind return (after his amazing spin …

Spring is in the Air at the Dunes Resort!

The Last Sunday in March!  April 1 is 3 days away,   53 days till the start of Memorial Day Weekend!  Exciting and frightening at the same time.

Returning bartenders include:
Jeff, Todd, Jackson, Aaron, Mikey, Tyler, DW, Dan and Keller.. new staff include Nick, Dino.. Alex in the Kitchen and Trevor running food.

Great Guest DJ Entertainment Lined up and includes:
Tristan Jaxx and Grind over Memorial Day; Paulo, Roland Belmares, Seth Cooper and Theresa over the July 4th holiday; Hector Fonseca and Tony Moran over Labor Day.. plus multiple spins over the summer by Ralphi Rosario .. and your favorites Doug Roberts and BearMan!

In the Cabaret:
Kelly Carey & Rick Santa Maria, Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen, Hannaniah Whitley and the Dunes Divas (with new show director Lavender LaRue.. special guests include The Ruby Girls and Miss Conception!

What's the Dunes been up since the last fall: A LOT! However it's like the year all you got for Christmas is Underwear!  What does that…