Pine Garth Inn

Two-Night Stay at Pine Garth Inn in Union Pier, MI

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Historical Country Estate on Lake Michigan

At the turn of the 20th century, successful Chicagoans flocked to the less crowded, southwestern side of Lake Michigan to spend the summer in private vacation cottages along the shore. The main house at Pine Garth Inn was built on a lakeside bluff by one such urban industrialist. The Victorian inn and its guesthouses, carriage house, and villa house sit on 3.5 waterfront acres next to a 100-foot stretch of private beach.

The property's five guesthouses vary in size and style. Some have the rustic trappings of a farmhouse, and others have subtly elegant touches such as a Queen Anne table. Each cottage includes a large, wood-burning fireplace and an enclosed deck with a hot tub. Tesi's Folly, the largest guesthouse, features a separate dining area and plenty of space for spreading out. Niece's Nest, Lil' Ray's Hideaway, and J.J.'s Last Resort have their own screened-in porches.

Union Pier, Michigan: Charming Hamlet on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Union Pier belongs to the cluster of southwestern Michigan communities known as Harbor Country, which hugs the coast for 15 miles just north of the Michigan-Indiana border. In the 1870s, cargo boats docked at Union Pier before shipping loads of timber and hot-dog relish across Lake Michigan to Chicago. Tourism has long since surpassed the timber trade in Harbor Country's charming beach towns such as New Buffalo, where the quaint streets are lined with antique shops and galleries. At Warren Dunes State Park, fewer than 10 miles north of the inn, hiking trails become paths for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for up to six in a guesthouse

  • Option 1: $209, valid for check-in any day, 11/1–12/23 (up to a $480 value)
  • Option 2: $259, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday, 9/4–10/31 (up to a $600 value)

Book by: 9/30/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • 100 feet of private beachfront
  • Fireplaces and hot tubs
  • Daily maid service
  • Screened porches

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 9/30/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel for option 1 by 12/23/12; must complete travel for option 2 by 10/31/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee
  • 61-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • 6% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Lil' Ray's Hideaway and J.J.'s Last Resort

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed

Tesi's Folly, Niece's Nest, and Dee & Dave's Den

  • Two queen beds, queen pullout sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 for each additional occupant 18 or older; kids 17 or younger are free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: about 50 miles from Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY)
  • By car: about 75 miles east of Chicago
  • By shuttle: free shuttle service to Amtrak station in New Buffalo

Customer Reviews

314 Ratings

The location is very nice.
Paul M. · May 19, 2014
The cabin itself was very, very clean, very comfortable, had skylights, and was very nicely furnished! It was close to public access to Lake Michigan. We'd stay there again!
Waunetta H. · May 13, 2014
cozy cottage, nice host
Sophia B. · May 7, 2014
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