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Saugatuck/Douglas, MI

The Dunes Resort
333 Blue Star Hwy
Douglas, MI 49406
269-857-1401

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ENTERTAINMENT AND GAY BARS AT THE DUNES RESORT, LARGEST IN GAY MEN RESORTS & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXES IN MICHIGAN!!

There's a reason why gay women and men rank The Dunes among the hottest gay mens resorts in the country: the unmatched gay bars and lentertainment complex! Party and play at the largest of the Midwest's gay and lesbian resorts in Saugatuck, Michigan and enjoy:

  • A four seasons gay nightclub featuring the area's best DJs
  • A cabaret with live entertainment
  • One of the best outdoor patio gay bars in Michigan
  • A new game room that overlooks the main bar and deck
  • Poolside drinks and entertainment all summer long

Your Choice for Gay Men Resorts to See and Be Seen
See gay nightclub pics of Michigan gays at previous events.

The Dunes Pool and Pool bar is open daily May - September and is the "place to be" on sunny afternoons during your gay friendly Saugatuck-Douglas vacation. The Dunes Resort is the top choice in gay bars in Michigan!

Entertainment and Events @ The Dunes Gay Men and Lesbian Resorts
Saugatuck Douglas, Michigan

Click on any month to see that month's planned events.

Click here for a printable PDF copy of the Dunes Resort 2015 Calendar.

SEE THE DUNES RESORT CALENDAR PAGE

JANUARY • FEBRUARY • MARCH • APRIL
MAY • JUNE • JULY • AUGUST • SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER • NOVEMBER • DECEMBER

Entertainment Highlights From the Dunes Gay Bars!

TRAVEL The Dunes Resort: A gay Midwest mecca
They ate pizza and drank margaritas that September day in 1998, brainstorming their future. Partners Mike Jones, Danny Esterline and Greg Trzybinski had just finished moving furniture out of a cottage in Douglas, Mich., when they came up with the idea to buy a gay bar.

The next day, they called a realtor friend of theirs. And so changed the rest of their lives - and the gay scene in the Midwest. On May 26, 1999, the trio took over ownership of The Douglas Dunes, which has since been renamed The Dunes Resort.

"Well, I guess you shouldn't eat pizza, drink margaritas and try to plan your life.... You just never know what's going to happen," Jones said, laughing.

Read the complete Windy City Times article here

Read the Instinct Magazine article "Day Trip...Turned Gay trip"
Employment Opportunities!

 

The Dunes Resort, Saugatuck MI - 2015 DJ List:
Doug Roberts • BearMan
Paulo • Tony Moran • Hector Fonseco • Roland Belmares
Seth Cooper • Grind • Theresa • Tristan Jaxx
and Ralphi Rosario
See our: gay DJ spin dates at the Dunes.

 

The Dunes Resort, Saugatuck MI - 2015 Cabaret Line-Up:
Amy & Freddy • Kelly & Rick • Dunes Divas • Hannaniah Whitley   • The Ruby Girls
Melissa Ferrick  • TBA
See our: cabaret performers bios at the Dunes

Have fun in Gay Saugatuck Michigan

The Dunes Resort – Come Out and Play…

For over over 34 years, The Dunes Resort has provided a simple, comfortable gay friendly hotel experience. Gays and lesbians come to escape the doldrums of Middle America and enjoy a day, weekend, or complete vacation. Now crowned one of the largest gay mend resorts and entertainment complexes in the Midwest, The Dunes Resort, formerly the Douglas Dunes Resort, is heralded as Western Michigan's premier gay and lesbian vacation destination and a pinnacle of the gay Saugatuck - Douglas community.

Here's more about a gay friendly vacation at The Dunes.

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2015 Events

Winter Hours:
Monday – Thursday 2p – 10p
Friday & Saturday 9a – 2a
Sunday 9a – 10p

Euchre/Pot Luck Every Thursday 6p
Karaoke Every Friday 9p
Bingolicious Every Sunday 4-7p

Drink Specials:
$1 Off Drinks Monday - Thursday

January 2015
01/03   DJ Doug R
01/10   Music Videos
01/17   Music Videos
01/24   Music Videos
01/31   Men of Manwatch


February 2015

02/01   Super Bowl Sunday Pot Luck

02/07   Men of Manwatch
02/14   Men of Manwatch, DJ Doug R
02/21   Music Videos
02/22   Watch the Acadamy Awards
02/28   Music Videos

Spring Hours Begin Monday March 16
M-TH 10a - Midnight
Fri & Sat 9a  - 2a
Sunday 9a - Midnight

March 2015
03/07  DJ Doug R
03/14   Men of Manwatch
03/21   Buns & Basket Bash/MML Pre-IML Benefit,
DJ Doug R
03/29   Girls Night Out, DJ Doug R 9p (Meet & Greet 4-7p with free pool and snacks)  11p - 1a $4 Absolute you call it!

April 2015
04/03   Karaoke 9p
04/04   Men of Manwatch
04/05   Bingolicious 4-7p (Easter Egg Hunt)

 

Prom Weekend
04/10   Karaoke 9p

04/11   TG Prom, DJ Doug R
04/12   Bingolicious 4-7p
 

Bear Weekend 
04/17 Bear-eoke 9p
04/18 DJ BearMan, Furlesque, Men of Manwatch
04/19 Bingolicious 4-7p, Miss Dunes Resort 9:30p

 34th  Annual Black & White Anniversary
04/24  Karaoke 9p

04/25  Pool Tournament, Casino Night in the Cab,
          Masquerade Ball DJ Doug R

04/26 Bingolicious 4-7p

Karaoke Moves to Every Thursday Night 9p


May 2015
05/01   Mr Michigan Leather Pre-IML Benefit,
TBA
05/02   Mr Dunes Leather Contest, DJ TBA
05/03   Summer’s First Tea Dance 4-9p

 

Spring Fling
05/08 DJ Doug R

05/09 DJ Doug R
05/10 Tea Dance 4-9p Doug R (Mothers Day)

 

Cowboy Weekend
05/15 TBA
05/16 TBA
05/17 Country Western Tea Dance TBA

 

Memorial Day Weekend 05/21 – 05/25
05/21  Stripper-o-ke -- Celebrate Greg T & Richard B's Birthday!
05/22   DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Hannaniah Whitley
05/23   Opening Day Pool DJ Doug R, PM DJ Tristan Jaxx, Cabaret Kelly & Rick
05/24 Tea DJ  Doug R 4-7//DJ GRIND 7-2a (Men of Manwatch-Tea), Cabaret A&F
05/25 Tea Dance DJ BearMan  4-9p


Summer Woman’s Weekend
05/29 DJ Doug R, Go/Go Girls
05/30 Band 11After, Cabaret:  Karaoke
05/31 Hat Tea Dance DJ Doug R


June 2015

Underwear Weekend
06/05   DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch (Boxer Briefs)
06/06   DJ Doug R, Cabaret Karaoke  (Tightee Whitees)
06/07 Swim Suit Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p (Men of Manwatch @ Tea)


Uniform Weekend

06/12 DJ Dour R Men of Manwatch
06/13 Officer’s Ball, DJ Doug R, Cabaret K&R

06/14 Tea Dance THEME?? DJ Doug R 4-9p

06/17 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM 

Dirty Disco Weekend
06/19 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch
06/20 Inferno, BearMan Cabaret Dunes Divas
06/21 Dog Pound Tea Dance DJ BearMan  4-9p

 

 06/24 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

Proud Weekend
F 06/26 DJ Doug, Men of Manwatch
S 06/27 DJ Doug, Cabaret A&F
S 06/28 Pride Tea Dance DJ Doug 4-9p


July 2015
Red, White on Blue Star!

W 07/01 PM DJ Doug R
TH 07/02 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, PM DJ Ralphi Rosario 9p-2a, Cabaret Karaoke
F 7/03 Porn @ The Pool w 1-6p DJ Roland Belmares, PM DJ Paulo 9p-2a, Cabaret A&F (Porn Stars at the Pool during Porn @ The Pool & back again the main bar in the PM)

S 07/04 Tea Dance DJ Roland Belmares 4-7pm, DJ Seth Cooper 7-Cl, Men of Manwatch @ Tea, Cabaret K&R
S 07/05 Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-7pm, DJ Theresa 7-Cl, Men of Manwatch @ Tea, Cabaret Hannaniah
M 07/06  Tea Dance DJ BearMan 4-9p

 

07/07 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY !

 

07/08 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

Sand Storm Weekend
07/09 DJ,  Employee Turnabout DJ Doug R
07/10 DJ Doug R Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Hannaniah
07/11 Pool DJ Doug R1-6 Pool Party??, PM DJ Ralphi Rosario, Cabaret Hannianiah
07/12 Military Tea DJ Doug R4-9p, Cabaret Diva's Show 9:30p

 

07/15 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

Christmas in July (Miss Christmas is the Theme)
07/16 Karaoke
07/17 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Miss Conception
07/18 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ Doug R 9p, Cabaret Miss Conception
07/19 Christmas Tea DJ Doug R 4-9 (Men of Manwatch-Tea), Cabaret Divas Show 9:30p

 

 07/21 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY ?

 

 07/22 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

Venetian
07/23 Karaoke
07/24 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret A&F
07/25 Pool DJ BearMan 1-6, DJ Ralphi Rosario 9p, Cabaret A&F
07/26 Wigged Out/High Heel Tea DJ BearMan 4-9, Cabaret: Dunes Divas Show 9:30p

 

07/29 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM
 
August 2015

Pork
07/30 Karaoke
07/31 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret: K&R
08/01 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ BearMan 9p, Cabaret, K&R
(Colt Studio Event - TBA & TBA)

08/02 Underwear Tea DJ BearMan (Men of Manwatch @ Tea), Cabaret Divas show 9:30p 

08/04 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY ?

 

08/05 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

Mardi Gras Weekend
08/06 Karaoke
08/07 DJ BearMan, Men of Manwatch, Hannaniah
08/08 Pool DJ Doug R 1-6, DJ Doug R 9p, Cabaret (TBA-Ruby)
08/09 Tea Theme? DJ BearMan 4-9, Cabaret Dunes Divas Show 9:30p

 

08/12 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

White Party Weekend
08/13 Karaoke

08/14 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret: K&R
08/15 Pool DJ Doug R, 1-6, DJ  Ralphi Rosario 9p, Cabaret K&R
08/16 White Tea DJ  Doug R , Men of Manwatch @ Tea, Cabaret Dunes Divas 

 

08/18 STRIPPER NIGHT HOSTED BY?

 

08/19 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

Open Weekend
08/20   Karaoke
08/21   DJ Doug R , Men of Manwatch, Cabaret A&F
08/22   Pool DJ  BearMan 1-6, DJ Doug R 9p, Cabaret A&F
08/23   DJ Doug R 4-9p Cabaert Dunes Divas Show 9:30

08/26 POOL COOKOUT 5:30-7P, BINGOLICIOUS @ THE POOL 6-8PM

 

End of Summer Blues
08/27   Karaoke
08/28   DJ Doug R , Men of Manwatch, Cabaret, K&R
08/29   Pool DJ Doug R, 1-6, DJ BearMan 9p, Cabaret, Hannaniah
08/30   Blue Tea BearMan 4-9p No Cabaret

 

Summer’s going to Come Again/Labor Day Weekend
09/03 Karaoke
09/04 DJ  Ralphi, Men of Manwatch, Cabaret Dunes Divas
09/05  Pool Party DJ  1-6 Doug R,  DJ Hector Fonseca  9-2a, Cabaret: A&F
09/06 Tea DJ  Doug R 4-7//DJ  Tony Moran 7-2a (Men of Manwatch-Tea), Cabaret K&R
09/07 Labor Day Tea DJ  Doug R4-10p

 

Dunes Pool and Pool Bar Closed 9/8 - 9/17 (Re-opens 9/18)
No Karaoke on Thursday 9/10
No Tea Dance on Sunday 9/13


September 2015

Leather Weekend
09/10 No Karaoke, See you next week!
09/11 DJ BearMan
09/12 Leather Night, DJ BearMan
09/13 No Tea Dance – See you next week!

 

Dunes Pool and Pool Bar Closed till 9/18

All about Car’s Weekend
09/17 Karaoke
09/18 DJ Doug R, Men of Manwatch
09/19 DJ Doug R, Cabaret Hannaniah
09/20 Dog Pound Tea DJ BearMan 4-9p 

 

MML Weekend
09/24 Karaoke
09/25 MML Leather Events
09/26 Mr. Michigan Leather Contest
09/27 Country Western Tea DJ TBA 4-9p
  
October 2015

Fall Women’s Weekend
10/01 Karaoke
10/02 DJ Monica Parker
10/03 DJ Monica Parker, Cabaret Melissa Ferrick
10/04 Sports Jersey Tea DJ TBA 4-9p

 

Colorfest Weekend
10/08 Karaoke
10/09 DJ Doug R Men of Manwatch??
10/10 DJ Doug R, Cabaret K&R
10/11 Summers Final Tea/ Pervert Tea, DJ Doug R (Men of Manwatch @ Tea)

 
Fall TG Weekend

10/15 Karaoke
10/16 DJ BearMan
10/17 DJ Doug R, Cabaret: Karaoke
10/18 Bingo 4-7p  

 

Make A Wish Benefit Weekend
10/22 Karaoke
10/23 DJ BearMan
10/24 Benefit Show & Auction
10/25 Bingolicious 4-7p 

 

Hallo-weenie (THEME)
10/29 Karaoke
10/30 DJ Doug R 9p, Scavenger Hunt 6p
10/31 Halloween Parade & Costume Contest, DJ Doug R Men of Manwatch, Cabaret: Karaoke
11/01 Bingolicious 4-7p

 
November 2015

Monday - Thursday Hours 2pm - 10pm 
Euchre/Pot Luck Every Thursday 6p
Karaoke Every Friday 9p
Music Videos Every Saturday 9p

Bingolicious Every Sunday 4-7p

 

11/26 Thanksgiving Day Dinner @ The Dunes 6pm, Euchre immediately following

 

11/28 Men of Manwatch

December 2015

Monday - Thursday Hours 2pm - 10pm 
Euchre/Pot Luck Every Thursday 6p
Karaoke Every Friday 9p
Music Videos Every Saturday 9p

Bingolicious Every Sunday 4-7p

 

12/05 Toys for Kids Benefit Show

 

Closed December 24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday)

 

Thursday 12/31 NYE DJ Doug, Cabaret K&R
Friday 01/01 Ice Tea/Karaoke

Saturday 01/02 DJ Doug
Sunday 01/03 Bingo

Happy New Year 2016

 

 

 

GOIN' ON @ THE DUNES SAUGATUCK, MICHIGAN


April 2015

April 2015 - March 2015

Spring is in the Air!
 

Hours:

Monday - Thursday 10am - Midnight
Friday & Saturday 9am - 2am
Sunday 9am - Midnight
 


Karaoke Friday!

Karaoke Friday! - October 2014

Karaoke Every Friday Night


Pot Luck/Euchre

Pot Luck/Euchre - October 2014

Pot Luck & Euchre Every Thursday 6pm


Bingolicious

Bingolicious - October 2014

Bingo Every Sunday
4-7pm
W/Drink Specials 4-6

Proceeds Benefit
West Shore Aware!


Spring TG Prom

Spring TG Prom - February 2015

Spring Prom Weekend
Friday 4/11 Karaoke
Saturday 4/12 Prom Night w/DJ Doug R.
Sunday 4/13 Bingo


Spring Bear Weekend

Spring Bear Weekend - March 2015

Special Weekend Rates Available!
Be sure to get your weekend pass
$15 Dunes Members,
$25 for Dunes Resort Guest &
$35 for Non Guest

Weekend Pass Includes:

Admission to all Bar Events ($10 Value)
Friday Welcome Party ($10 Value)
Saturday Breakfast ($8 Value)
Saturday Night Snacks ($5 Value)
Sunday Breakfast ($8 Value)
(Actual Weekend Pass Value $41.00)

Plus Disounts @:
Petter Wine Gallery (Wine Tasting)
The Saugatuck Brewery (Beer Tasting & Pints)
Zing Eat Drink (Lunch/Dinner Discounts)
Clearbrook Restaurant (Dinner Discounts)
Scooters Pizza (Pizza Discounts)
....more to come


Miss Dunes Resort 2015

Miss Dunes Resort 2015 - February 2015

Miss Dunes Resort 2015
Sunday April 19th 9:30pm


Mr. Dunes Leather

Mr. Dunes Leather - February 2015

Mr. Michigan Leather IML Send Off Party 5/1

Mr. Dunes Leather Contest 5/2

Summer's First Tea Dance 5/3


Anniversary Weekend

Anniversary Weekend - March 2015

34 ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE

ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND

Friday Karaoke
 

Saturday Pool Tournament 2pm,
Masquerade Ball w/DJ Dour R 9p

Sunday Bingolicious 4pm


Cowboy 2015

Cowboy 2015 - March 2015

Rates:

Standard Hotel Room/Wiley A  $69 per night, 2 night Min, 3rd night $50
King Room/King Jr. $79 Per Night, 2 night Min, 3rd night $50
One Bedroom Cottage/King Suite $109 per night, 2 night Min, 3rd night $50
Two Bedroom Cottage $159 per night, 2 night Min, 3rd night $50
Duplex, Wiley B $159 per night, 2 night Min, 3rd night $50
Wiley C & D, $59 per night, 2 night Min, 3rd night $50

Can Only Stay One Night?
Standard Hotel Room/Wiley A  $99 per night
King Room/King Jr. $109 Per Night
One Bedroom Cottage/King Suite $149 per night
Two Bedroom Cottage $199 per night
Duplex, Wiley B $199 per night
Wiley C & D, $79 per night