About the property
- Cottage1250 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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.
Julie and Eric Haberichter
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 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!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful and charming property, courteous hosts
We held a retreat for 25 guests at the property. Renting out all 3 spaces proved incredibly useful, and the prices are reasonable for what you get.
The couple running the retreat were fantastic to work with, accommodating our needs promptly. I consider this a gem of a place, and reccomend this to both orgs looking for an initimate retreat setting and families that need multiple spaces.
Union Pier Retreat
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
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.
Wonderful Place Would love to come back and stay
This place is a gem. Exactly like described. Clean and like home. Hosts are very friendly. Just a nice place to stay
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.