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 our last 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. It included two summer cottages and an Innkeeper’s House so that our young family would have a bit of private space. Though we thought that there may be too many obstacles, every detail fell into place in a serendipitous fashion.
So here we are, and we are all-in. We are new to the area, recently tourists ourselves. We are so in love with Harbor Country, and we are just dying to share it with you!