We are college sweethearts who both became engineers. We honeymooned at a B&B in Hawaii 1998, which was a working flower farm. After that experience, we continued to stay at unique inns whenever we got the chance. We also vowed that someday we would become innkeepers ourselves.
Julie spent eight years working in processed food plants (imagine a million gallons of corn syrup per day!). Soon after the birth of our first daughter, Julie decided to stay home and spent ten years raising our three fabulous kids. 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.
We lived in the busy Chicago suburbs but began spending every possible moment vacationing in Harbor Country. On a week-long 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. Though we thought that there may be too many obstacles, every detail fell into place in a serendipitous fashion and Goldberry Woods opened in May 2012.
So here we are, and we are all-in. We are so in love with Harbor Country, and we can’t wait to welcome you to Goldberry Woods.
Julie and Eric Haberichter, Innkeepers