FAQ’s: Gay Vacations at The Dunes Resort
Here are the answers to getting the most from your Saugatuck Douglas vacation at The Dunes Resort and Gay Hotel.
The Dunes Resort and Gay Hotel now has wireless internet throughout the property as well as in the main bar complex.
Looking to Rent a Dunes Resort Poolside Cabana?
Reservations must be done at the front desk:
Daily (M-TH) $20/per
Weekend Daily (F, S, S) $40/per
Holiday Daily* $125/per
Seasonal Package (all summer) $2500 Exclusively yours!
**Holiday’s consist of 5/27 & 5/28, 7/1 – 7/5, 9/2 – 9/3
FAQ’s About The Dunes Resort & Gay Hotel
If you have questions regarding our gay hotel resort and entertainment complex, we have the answers.
Browse the questions about your next gay friendly vacation below, and click on the link to jump to the answer:
Entertainment and Dining Questions:
Is there a cover or drink minimum at the pool?
What is the cover at the Club?
Are you Adults Only at the pool and bar (Splash)?
Are the different types of bars open to the public?
Do you have a DJ with gay club dancing?
Do you have male dancers?
Do you have Karaoke?
What is a tea dance?
Do you have gay nightclub pics?
What are my dining options?
Driving and Transportation Questions:
The Dunes Resort Saugatuck Accommodations Questions:
Is The Dunes all men, women or both?
Is The Dunes transgender friendly?
Can you be nude at the Dunes pool?
How far is the beach from the Resort?
What lodging opportunities and amenities are available during my Saugatuck Douglas vacation?
Are you a pet friendly gay hotel?
Entertainment and Dining Answers:
No. To help you make the most of your gay friendly Saugatuck Douglas vacation, there is not a cover or drink minimum at the pool (always an exception, right — Porn at the Pool over the July 4th Weekend, might have a small cover)!
We offer affordable cover charges at the Dunes, one of the best gay bars in Michigan!
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Friday & Saturday nights: $5 (Saturday’s 7/8 – 8/26 Cover $10)
Special Event Weekends: ie: Hoedown, GoGirls, Bearracuda cover may vary as these are produced by a 3rd party
Sunday Tea: no cover (except Holiday Tea)
Holiday Weekends: varies (never more than $20 and includes all-day Tea Dance and PM activities)
Friday & Saturday nights: $5 during Special Events (Cabarets, etc.):
Friday nights: no cover
Saturday nights: $5 if we have a DJ or Strippers
Contact us to request specific cover charge information on holiday weekends and during special events.
Yes, we are a 21-and-over LGTBQ bar.
The entire property is open to the public (pool, bar, etc.) so you can enjoy all of the amenities that make The Dunes one of the area’s leading gay hotels and lesbian resorts: a main bar (the Main) with large dance floor (the Club), a spacious patio bar (the Deck), a cabaret (the Show Bar) with live entertainment – see schedule), and a Game Room bar (Vinyl Lounge) that overlooks the main bar and deck. With something for everyone, from gay night club dancing and party pics to casual relaxation, The Dunes easily becomes your favorite destination for gay bars in Michigan!
Check the The Dunes gay men resorts calendar of events on the top right side of this page. Our typical DJ schedule is below:
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Mondays (Holidays only)
May, September and October
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November through April
You can also learn more about our featured DJ’s here.
Enjoy male dancers and gay club dancing every Friday night from Memorial Day – Labor Day, and special Tea Dances in Holidays, July and August. Be sure to check our calendar of events.
Yes, the bar at The Dunes gay hotel and resort has karaoke every Thursday night May – October, every Friday November – April (no cover)!
A tea dance is great excuse to have an afternoon party! Our TEA starts at 4pm and typically runs till 9pm (10pm on the holidays). Make the most of your Saugatuck Douglas vacation and try the Dune’s famous Long Islands! Tea Dances always have a DJ!
At the Dunes Resort we have The Blue Frog serving great food to take with you. Open Memorial Day – Labor Day from 11a – 5p daily (Burger Hut open during Tea Dances 5-8p and during Poolside Bingo Wednesdays 6/21 – 8/23). For other options, check out the Saugatuck/Douglas area business association, or ask at the front desk for details.
Driving and Transportation Answers:
How far are the Dunes from Chicago or Detroit?
A Saugatuck Douglas vacation at The Dunes is just a little over 2 hours from Chicago and the O’Hare Airport. The Holland Train Station is about 15 minutes from The Dunes if you want to take the train. Driving from Detroit to the Dunes takes about 3 hours. We’ve posted directions on our Driving page.
Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) is about 40 minutes from The Dunes Gay Hotel and Resort.
Is the Dunes all men, women or both?
We are about 90/10 men/women. We do have three women’s weekends a year where the property is 80/20 women/men. Whatever your gender, The Dunes is among the country’s leading LGBTQ resorts, with the best gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bars in Michigan!
Absolutely! The Dunes is a great place to be who you are!!
No. Michigan has strict liquor laws, no nudity in a liquor service area.
Oval Beach is about a 5 minute car ride away from the Dunes Resort. The Douglas Beach is about 3 minutes away.
The Dunes Resort gay hotel resort offers the best in gay Saugatuck accommodations with a combination of luxury, comfort and excitement, boasting a total of 81 rooms and individual cottages on 20 acres. There are coffee makers and refrigerators and private bathrooms in all the rooms. All of the cottages also have microwaves. The Duplex(s) and Wiley B have full kitchens. In addition to hotel rooms with 2 double beds or one king, 1 bedroom cottages & suites with king beds, 2 bedroom cottages and Duplex units, the Dunes also provide small inexpensive rooms with a shared bath located in the basement of the standard hotel building. All Dunes accommodations, bars and motel rooms are smoke free per Michigan Law.
We do accept pets with a $25 per night pet fee.