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Creekside Cottage- 28 Acres with River, Woods, Trails, MicroFarm, near Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Cottage sleeps 6-10 - Loads of Extras! (or Rent our 8 br inn!)

Experience Goldberry Woods! Come and stay in the heart of Harbor Country on 28 secluded acres of woods with hiking trails, river and stream, orchards, microfarm, and prairie less than one mile from the beaches of Lake Michigan!

The newly appointed Creekside Cottage at Goldberry Woods is located in a quiet and secluded location surrounded by nature and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a full kitchen, laundry room, and more! Please see our goldberrywoods site for exact pricing and availability. We try and update VRBO/HomeAway as much as we can, but our site is always up to date and most accurate. Thanks!

The Master Suite includes a queen bed and master bath with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The second bedroom includes a full-size bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. The family room features a wood-burning fireplace, two queen futons, and large HD flat-screen TV with Blue-ray DVD player and Satellite. The kitchen is stocked with cookware and dishes and features full-sized appliances, a dinette that seats six, and a breakfast bar with additional seating for four. A gas barbecue grill, fire pit, plenty of firewood, and high-speed WiFi is available.

Cottage stays also include full use of our 2-person kayak and canoes that you can use to float peacefully along on the Galien river that borders our estate. You may also borrow our bikes to ride to the beach or explore the local towns and back roads. You are also welcome to pick and eat anything out of hand that is growing in the fields of our microfarm and orchard. Our large playground structure is right out your door and includes swings, climbing walls, monkey bars, a slide, and multiple level decks. We also have yard games to play including bags, badminton, bocce, and horseshoes. Breakfast at the inn can also potentially be added to your stay. Well-behaved dogs also considered.

Our 10 bedroom, 9 bath inn (sleeps 24) is also available for your large group retreat/reunion/holiday rental--please call for details or visit our listing at VRBO Listing #644633. We also have our River's Edge 4-br cottage (sleeps 11) located next door--please call or see our goldberrywoods site for details. VRBO # 735645.

More Details

Julie and Eric Haberichter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Julie and Eric Haberichter

Julie and Eric Haberichter are looking forward to welcoming you to Goldberry Woods. We are college sweethearts who both became engineers. We honeymooned at a B&B in Hawaii which was a working flower farm. After that experience, we have continued to stay at bed & breakfasts whenever we get the chance. We also vowed that someday we would become innkeepers ourselves.

Julie spent eight years working in processed food plants. Soon after the birth of our first daughter, Julie decided to stay home and has spent ten years raising our three lovely girls. With Eric’s support, she began to build a home around the idea that homemade was best made. Inherited and found items became integrated into the family’s décor. A family garden supplied the basis of our from-scratch meals. She decided that she no longer wanted to return to a career in processed foods but that she was ready to share her hospitality and love of food with guests.

The Haberichters lived in the busy Chicago suburbs but began spending every possible moment vacationing in Harbor Country. On a family vacation in 2011, we stumbled across the old River’s Edge B&B in Union Pier. The property was close to the beach with beautiful woods and enough pasture to create a bio-diverse micro farm. It included two summer cottages and an Innkeeper’s House so that our young family would have a bit of private space.

We are so in love with Harbor Country, and we are just dying to share it with you!

Julie and Eric Haberichter purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Julie and Eric Haberichter chose Union Pier

Goldberry Woods Cottage is located just one mile from Lake Michigan. However, our 28 secluded acres offer a bit of quiet amongst the bustle of Harbor Country's busy summers. An entire day can be spent just on our property, kayaking or canoeing in the Galien River or hiking our trails. Be a part of the journey as the property transforms into an organic MicroFarm, which grows a little bit of everything that Michigan has to offer. Fall and Winter are also a great time to visit!

What makes this cottage unique

Secluded, private, quite property with orchard, microfarm, and woods literally right out your door. Views of ravine and creek in back. Cottage offers wood-burning fireplace, jacuzzi bath, full kitchen with breakfast bar, laundry room, new large flat screen TV with Blu-ray/DVD player, and large children's play structure. Can also add breakfasts in inn for additional charge, depending on availability.

Very close to fantastic restaurants, wineries, microbrews, an organic distillery, botanical gardens, art studios, antique shops, a large casino, outlet shopping, golf, and of course the beaches and dunes along Lake Michigan!

We also off our Goldberry Woods inn as a vacation rental (full use of inn and kitchen, but no breakfasts) for your larger group (sleeps 16-24+ people). Call for details!


Union Pier Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large skylight
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bath has Jacuzzi tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Bedroom #2, Twin or Single Beds (1) two twins in Bedroom #3, Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) The family room has 2 queen futon beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Breakfasts at the inn may also be arranged (with advance notice, depending on date and group size). We feature farm-to-table breakfasts featuring ingredients from our microfarm or nearby farms. All meals are made from scratch and include beverages as well. $12/adult and $6/child under 10.


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Creekside Cottage- 28 Acres with River, Woods, Trails, MicroFarm, near Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Union Pier Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding! From the moment I walked into the inn I had an enchanting experience. Clean, adorable and my retreat guests loved the bedrooms with jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. My guest the stayed in the creek side cottages love the rustic space too

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Digs

  • 5 of 5

I was in a scramble to find a house for a girls weekend that didn't require a weeks stay and we found this gem! House and beds were nicely kept. Perfectly accommodated 10 people comfortably. Plenty of activities on site and close to downtown new buffalo and the wineries! Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place Would love to come back and stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is a gem. Exactly like described. Clean and like home. Hosts are very friendly. Just a nice place to stay

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Located on 28 acres of beautiful open and wooded land, we are a family-run Bed and Breakfast with MicroFarm and Creekside Cottage in the Middle of Harbor Country. Less than a mile from the beaches of Lake Michigan, tucked peacefully in a secluded space along the banks of the Galien River, our location offers the best of both worlds and is the perfect place for you to get away.

Local attractions include:

- Numerous beaches and amazing sunsets

- Wine tasting at over 10 local wineries

- Four Winds Casino

- Warren Dunes State park

- Greenbush Micro Brewery or Journeyman Distillery

- Miles of antique shops and art galleries up and down Red Arrow Highway

- Amazing restaurants abound

- Hundreds of miles of well-marked Back Roads bike routes

- Local festivals all year round




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional charge for holidays and late July/early August. Please see goldberrywoods site for exact pricing and availability. Please consider inexpensive Trip Insurance! Base rates are for 2 people and add'l charge is $20/adult per night and $10/child under 18 per night, as detailed on our site (where reservations are made).

- Cleaning fee for all stays is $75.

- Guests are responsible for any damage caused to the cottage during their stay. Pets are considered and we ask that pet owners respectfully pick up after their pet and be responsible for any damage that may occur. We also ask that all pets be crated if left alone in the cottage. Pet Fee is $20/day per pet.

- Should any excessive cleaning or damage due to misuse/negligence result in the loss of subsequent reservations of other guests of the inn or cottage, you will be held responsible for the entirety of the costs of their reservations. Please act responsibly. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.