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Stunning Inn On 28 Acres With Woods, River, Trails, Near Beach!- Goldberry Woods

Bedrooms 10
Space 6,500 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

10 Bedroom, 9 Bath Country Inn (Sleeps 16-24+), 8 master suites w/ many extra

Please see our goldberrywoods site for more details. We are the perfect spot for your family reunion, holiday, or corporate retreat! The inn sleeps 16-24 or add a cottage or two to accommodate 10-20 more!

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 inn is normally ran as a bed & breakfast but we have opened our doors to make it available as a Vacation Rental for select dates/weeks (in order to give ourselves some needed breaks during the year!). If you have a smaller group and do not require the entire inn, then we can likely accommodate you as part of our standard B&B (and we may allow for smaller groups to rent the inn, depending on season--call for details). Please see our goldberrywoods website for details and availability. Start planning your 2018 retreat/reunion/holiday getaway!

The Goldberry Woods Inn includes over 6,500 sq ft of space to relax. Each of the 8 bedrooms/suites includes a private bath with double jacuzzi tub and shower, gas fireplace, large flat screen tv with streaming Blu-Ray player and Satellite TV, WiFi, and a hand-crafted queen bed made by a local artisan using native Michigan trees. Three of the rooms include additional, private sleeping areas/bedrooms (great for families, total of 11 different sleeping areas). Though the Inn features vintage and unique décor and furniture, we will provide you with classic comfort including luxury linens and immaculate rooms. The three first floor rooms are also handicap accessible.

Indoor amenities include a fully-stocked kitchen with all the pans and dishes you'll need; a dining room with wood-burning fireplace and seating for 24+ people; a laundry area; a large living room with board games, books, and a wood-burning stove; and a 4-season sun room with couches and daybeds, along with a selection of DVD's to watch. Sit by one of the windows and watch the birds at the feeders, or relax with a game or puzzle by a roaring fire.

Outdoor amenities include numerous decks overlooking the gardens; fire pit with firewood; games including bags, badminton, bocce; bicycles to borrow to ride to the beach or explore the back roads; a large custom multi-level play set featuring climbing walls, swings, slide; a fruit orchard and microfarm; kayaks and canoes to float peacefully down our river; and 20+ acres of woods with hiking trails to explore (a truly beautiful location!).

We also have our 3 br, 2 bath Creekside Cottage (sleeps 6-10, 1300 sq ft) for rent as well. It includes a full kitchen, dining area for 10, laundry room, large screened porch, jacuzzi tub in master bath, living room with two flip couches and wood-burning fireplace with stone hearth, Flat screen TV with DVD, gas BBQ, and fire pit. It is located about 100 yards from the main inn. See VRBO Listing #421134 for details.

Our River’s Edge Cottage includes 2500 sq ft with 4 bedrooms (sleeps up to 12, including a bunk room), 2 ½ full baths, river views from most rooms, full kitchen with dining area and separate dining room, large screened porch, laundry room, living room with gas fireplace, WiFi, and large screen TV with cable/Blu-ray DVD player. There is also a gas grill, fire pit, firewood, outdoor seating. Full access to Goldberry Woods main property is included and the pet-friendly cottage is located 50 yards from the main inn. See VRBO Listing #735645 for details.

Combined, our 3 buildings include over 10,000 sq ft, 17 bedrooms, 13.5 baths, 3 kitchens/fire pits/BBQ's, tons of fireplaces, and can sleep up to 46 people. Please consider us for your reunions, corporate retreats, or holiday getaways!

There are tons of activities in the immediate area, including exploring the beaches and dunes (Warren Dune state park is close), antique/vintage shops, art galleries, lots of great small towns to explore, children’s museums, botanical gardens, horseback riding, fishing/boating, zoo, golf, fun park with go-carts and mini-golf, casino, movies, microbrews, wineries, organic distillery, and tons of fantastic restaurants!

Please call or visit our Goldberrywoods site for more details! Discounts for week-long stays.

More Details

Julie and Eric Haberichter
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 10, 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.

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 biodiverse micro farm. It included two 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! We are also quite proud that Goldberry Woods has become the top-rated inn in SW Michigan!

Julie and Eric Haberichter purchased this chateau / country house 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 chateau / country house unique

Secluded, private, quite property with orchard, microfarm, and woods literally right out your door. Everything you should need is available (and included in price).

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!


Union Pier Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Sassafras - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    American Hornbeam - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Cedar Log - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    White Birch - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Ironwood - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Driftwood - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Silver Maple - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Golden Maple - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bath near kitchen - toilet , shower
  • Each bedroom/suite has a private bath with two-person jacuzzi tub and shower. Most open up to main bedroom to enjoy TV or fireplace from the soaking tub. All tubs/showers have grab bars for easy access and the bathroom near the kitchen is handicap accessible and has an accessible shower with seat/bench.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Sassafras - 1 queen
    American Hornbeam - 1 queen
    Cedar Log - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Driftwood - 1 queen
    Silver Maple - 1 queen
    Golden Maple - 1 queen
    White Birch - 1 queen
    White Birch 2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Ironwood - 1 queen
    Ironwood 2nd bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • All rooms/suites have gas fireplaces, queen beds made by local artist, flat screen TV with DVD and Satellite
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stunning Inn On 28 Acres With Woods, River, Trails, Near Beach!- Goldberry Woods
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

This is a perfect setting for your Staff Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at Goldberry Woods. We rent out the entire property for our all staff meeting. We opt out of the breakfast so that we are able to have access to the kitchen during our stay to cook lunches and dinners. We hold our meetings in the main lodge. It is spacious enough to hold 15 comfortably if you are comfortable with a relaxed atmosphere. The reason for renting out the entire property is so we can retreat to our own space on breaks and at night. We have brought people in to lead yoga and we have done the same for wine & canvas. We will definitely keep Goldberry Woods in mind for future meetings.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for Small Company Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I booked Goldberry Woods for my company's senior leadership team for a private off-site retreat. We were able to book the entire inn at an extremely reasonable price. Eric and Julie were wonderful to work with and were very accommodating for various requests! It provided my team with privacy, and a relaxed setting for in-depth discussions & brainstorming. My team came back from the two-day visit raving about how beautiful the space and property was - it was a very good experience. I will be keeping Goldberry Woods at the top of my list for future company (& personal) outings!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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B & B Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Inviting, comfortable, roomy, accommodating...all of these are great words to describe Goldberry Woods. This is the second holiday our family of 24 has spent together at this B & B and once again we were so pleased with our experience while there. The bedrooms are large and comfy and a great getaway when you need to pull yourself away from the conversations and busyness of the family. Each of the bedrooms has its own jacuzzi tub, tv, reclining chair and very comfortable bed. In addition we had a fireplace and sliding door leading to a deck in our room. The communal gathering areas were perfect for family games, conversations and holiday present opening. The Christmas tree that was there kept us all in the spirit of the holiday too. We love the kitchen with it's up-to-date appliances and more than enough utensils and cooking dishes to accommodate our large family meals. The extra large coffee maker and on demand hot water were perfect for the coffee and tea addicts in our family. The kitchen tables and chairs sat all of us nicely for our meals. While the weather was rainy most of the time during our stay we did venture outside for family photos on this beautiful micro farm property. Last year the kids took on the scavenger hunt the owners had made through the trails in the wooded area. It was wonderful and a perfect activity for adults and children alike! I was able to get away for a few outdoor runs during our stay and the surrounding area is very safe and made for scenic and pleasurable runs. Thanks to Eric & Julie for opening up their B & B to help make our family times together so memorable!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Space for Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I led a writing retreat at Goldberry Woods in March of 2015 and can't recommend the place highly enough. Eric and Julie are professional and wonderful to work with: Eric was responsive and flexible while I was making the arrangements and he made it easy to book the space online. Both he and Julie provided us with all the info about the area we needed to know once we arrived. The space and the property are beautiful: calm, warm, and inviting, perfect if you're looking for a quiet place for a group to get away. In addition Julie's breakfasts are delicious! A great place for a group or a family that wants to take a break from everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Whittaker Woods
Nearest Train
3 Miles
New Buffalo
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

Located on 28 acres of beautiful open and wooded land, we are a family-run inn with MicroFarm and Creekside Cottage in the heart 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

- Hiking, Golfing, Fishing in area or on property

- Numerous great craft beer and cocktails, including 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Additional rates will apply for holidays (New Year's, Mem Day, 4th July, Labor Day). As noted, we run the inn as a B&B except for when we rent as a Vacation Rental. If the dates are available then we can likely accommodate your group. Once someone reserves a room in the B&B then the entire inn will no longer be available for a Vacation Rental (we hope this makes sense!)--please call for details.

Please let us know if you would like to rent the inn for you holiday getaway (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, etc), as we can likely work with your schedule and availability. Kind thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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