The Shop

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  • 4 Guests
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The Shop

Welcome to The Shop

The Blacksmith Shop (herein further referred to as The Shop) has a rich history in the quaint town of Douglas, MI. In the early 1920s, Herman Bekken opened the H.M. Bekken Horseshoeing & General Repairing. As one of three blacksmiths in the region, Herman’s skills were used to repair all types of plows, wagons, mowing machines, and sleighs. Folks would bring in their tools to get sharpened and the local farmers would come in to have their horses shoed. With the forge’s raging hot fire and anvil, Herman was also able to make his own tools such as hammers, tongs, and vices.

Herman and his wife, Jennie, lived above The Shop where they raised their four children: Everett, Howard, Mildred, and Gerald. Herman retired from blacksmithing in 1960 and passed away in 1963. Jennie lived upstairs until her passing in 1985. That’s when The Shop building was handed down to their youngest son Gerald. The blacksmith business was no longer in operation, but the upstairs was used as a rental property. A garage was later added on to the building for the tenant’s use and the downstairs was used for storage.

When the youngest of Herman and Jennie's children passed away in 2021, the building was entrusted to the next generation of Bekkens. With fond memories of visiting their grandfather, it was their dream to bring The Shop back to life. During the renovation process, they uncovered several of Herman’s tools and artifacts that you’ll find hanging in The Shop today, along with the original forge and harness rings where Herman would tie the horses while working on them. The Shop has recently been built out into a one-bedroom fully furnished spacious vacation rental property.

Inside the Home
The home has a bright open floor plan with a fully stocked kitchen and spacious living quarters. The main bedroom has a king bed with a walk-in closet with plenty of storage. The living room has a queen sofa sleeper. The kitchen is fully equipped with all pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. All new appliances including side by side refrigerator with an icemaker, dishwasher, gas range and oven, and microwave. Stackable washer and dryer located just off the kitchen. Eat-in kitchen as well as a table that seats four.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
This home sleeps up to 4 guests.
Main Bedroom- King
Living Room - Queen Sofa Sleeper

Outdoor Space
Walk out your French doors onto a patio that offers a patio table with chairs and umbrella. Enjoy your meals on the patio using the gas grill.

The Location
Steps to downtown Douglas’s classic beach town community with quaint shops, restaurants, and parks. A few minutes drive to Douglas’s beach and to downtown Saugatuck and Saugatuck’s Oval Beach. Stroll through the charming community or spend your day soaking in the sun. Either way, you will keep coming for more.

Thank you for booking The Shop and we hope you enjoy your stay.

*There is a long term renter in the upper unit. The floors have been lined to minimalize noise. 
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Changeover/Arrival Day
24Hr Check-In
Suitability
Pets Not Allowed
Street Parking
Free Parking
Decked area
Central heating
Suitable for elderly
Air Conditioning
Hot Water
Single Level Home
Entertainment
Television
Satellite or Cable
Books
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen
Dining Area
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes Utensils
Stove
Toaster
Oven
Fridge
Freezer
Kettle
Cooking Basics
Blender
Wine glasses
Baking sheet
Dining table
Amenities
Internet
Air Conditioning
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Parking
Living Room
Hair Dryer
Iron Board
Linens
Towels
Iron
Shampoo
Hangers
Essentials
Internet Access
Cable/satellite TV
TV
Linens provided
Towels provided
Private Entrance
Smartlock
Self Check-In
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Conditioner
Body Soap
Clothing storage
Outdoor
Grill
Deck Patio Uncovered
Patio
Patio Or Balcony
Garden Or Backyard
Fire Pit
Beach Access
Outdoor seating
Location Types
Beach
Downtown
Lake
Lake Access
Cleanliness
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Cleaning Disinfection
Self Check In / Check Out
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
Safety Features
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke Detector
  • Checkin Available
  • Checkout Available
  • Not Available
  • Available
  • Checkin Available
  • Checkout Available
  • Not Available

Seasonal Rates (Nightly)

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Welcome to The Shop

The Blacksmith Shop (herein further referred to as The Shop) has a rich history in the quaint town of Douglas, MI. In the early 1920s, Herman Bekken opened the H.M. Bekken Horseshoeing & General Repairing. As one of three blacksmiths in the region, Herman’s skills were used to repair all types of plows, wagons, mowing machines, and sleighs. Folks would bring in their tools to get sharpened and the local farmers would come in to have their horses shoed. With the forge’s raging hot fire and anvil, Herman was also able to make his own tools such as hammers, tongs, and vices.

Herman and his wife, Jennie, lived above The Shop where they raised their four children: Everett, Howard, Mildred, and Gerald. Herman retired from blacksmithing in 1960 and passed away in 1963. Jennie lived upstairs until her passing in 1985. That’s when The Shop building was handed down to their youngest son Gerald. The blacksmith business was no longer in operation, but the upstairs was used as a rental property. A garage was later added on to the building for the tenant’s use and the downstairs was used for storage.

When the youngest of Herman and Jennie's children passed away in 2021, the building was entrusted to the next generation of Bekkens. With fond memories of visiting their grandfather, it was their dream to bring The Shop back to life. During the renovation process, they uncovered several of Herman’s tools and artifacts that you’ll find hanging in The Shop today, along with the original forge and harness rings where Herman would tie the horses while working on them. The Shop has recently been built out into a one-bedroom fully furnished spacious vacation rental property.

Inside the Home
The home has a bright open floor plan with a fully stocked kitchen and spacious living quarters. The main bedroom has a king bed with a walk-in closet with plenty of storage. The living room has a queen sofa sleeper. The kitchen is fully equipped with all pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. All new appliances including side by side refrigerator with an icemaker, dishwasher, gas range and oven, and microwave. Stackable washer and dryer located just off the kitchen. Eat-in kitchen as well as a table that seats four.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS
This home sleeps up to 4 guests.
Main Bedroom- King
Living Room - Queen Sofa Sleeper

Outdoor Space
Walk out your French doors onto a patio that offers a patio table with chairs and umbrella. Enjoy your meals on the patio using the gas grill.

The Location
Steps to downtown Douglas’s classic beach town community with quaint shops, restaurants, and parks. A few minutes drive to Douglas’s beach and to downtown Saugatuck and Saugatuck’s Oval Beach. Stroll through the charming community or spend your day soaking in the sun. Either way, you will keep coming for more.

Thank you for booking The Shop and we hope you enjoy your stay.

*There is a long term renter in the upper unit. The floors have been lined to minimalize noise. 
Changeover/Arrival Day
24Hr Check-In
Suitability
Pets Not Allowed
Street Parking
Free Parking
Decked area
Central heating
Suitable for elderly
Air Conditioning
Hot Water
Single Level Home
Entertainment
Television
Satellite or Cable
Books
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen
Dining Area
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Dishes Utensils
Stove
Toaster
Oven
Fridge
Freezer
Kettle
Cooking Basics
Blender
Wine glasses
Baking sheet
Dining table
Amenities
Internet
Air Conditioning
Heating
Washer
Dryer
Parking
Living Room
Hair Dryer
Iron Board
Linens
Towels
Iron
Shampoo
Hangers
Essentials
Internet Access
Cable/satellite TV
TV
Linens provided
Towels provided
Private Entrance
Smartlock
Self Check-In
Extra Pillows And Blankets
Conditioner
Body Soap
Clothing storage
Outdoor
Grill
Deck Patio Uncovered
Patio
Patio Or Balcony
Garden Or Backyard
Fire Pit
Beach Access
Outdoor seating
Location Types
Beach
Downtown
Lake
Lake Access
Cleanliness
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Cleaning Disinfection
Self Check In / Check Out
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
Safety Features
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Smoke Detector
  • Checkin Available
  • Checkout Available
  • Not Available
  • Available
  • Checkin Available
  • Checkout Available
  • Not Available

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  • 1 Bath |
  • 4 Guests

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  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pets: 0