The Inn at Union Pier is Harbor Country Michigan's premier lodging establishment with a reputation for fine service, comfort and privacy in casually elegant surroundings. Harbor Country is located just 75 minutes from Chicago and 3 hours from Detroit, and offers an abundance of unique shopping, dining, antiquing and gallery hopping. Boutique wineries and "you-pick" fruit orchards are just a short drive into the countryside. Year round outdoor activities range from torch-lit cross-country skiing, to fall color bike touring, golfing an exclusive and challenging "private" course, or walking the endless beaches and hiking the soaring dunes.
Just 200 steps to a beautiful Lake Michigan beach, The Inn caters to both weekend getaways and weekday corporate retreats. The interiors are decorated in a mix of Scandinavian Country and Lakeside Cottage styles.
Choose from 16 spacious guest rooms furnished with a mix of Danish and Swedish antiques and pine reproductions and painted in light, airy colors. All rooms offer private baths, central air and heat, ceiling fans and phone hook-ups. Most guest rooms feature antique Swedish woodburning fireplaces and porches or balconies overlooking the landscaped grounds.The Inn showcases the largest collection of functioning wood-burning antique Swedish fireplaces, called kakelugns, in the entire United States. Each of our 13 kakelugns is decoratively unique and between eighty and one hundred and twenty years old. They were imported from homes in Sweden, shipped disassembled, and reconstructed here at The Inn by Swedish Master Stove Builders. The kakelugn that anchors the Great Room is over 100 years old and was commissioned by a Swedish sea captain who sailed to the Orient, thus the pagoda-like influence in it's design. Guests delight in relaxing by the warmth of a kakelugn at the foot of their bed from early fall through spring.
The three Swedish blue buildings that comprise The Inn were originally built in the 1920's as a summer resort called Karonsky's Hotel - the only kosher hotel in Union Pier. What is now the Great Room was originally the hotel's dining hall. One can just imagine the clatter of china, the slamming of the screen doors on a summer night and friends and family playing pinochle into the wee hours. Whereas The Inn now has 16 spacious guest rooms all with private baths, as Karonsky's Hotel, it offered 39 tiny rooms with iron beds and dressers (some refurbished and still in use at The Inn) that shared only six bathrooms and an outdoor shower! One can still see the outlines of the cubicle size rooms in the original floorboards. The buildings were purchased in a dilapidated state in 1983 by Bill and Madeleine Reinke, who completely gutted and renovated all three buildings and opened as the first bed and breakfast in the area on June 15, 1985.
Property Name: The Inn at Union Pier
Address 1: 9708 Berrien Street
Address 2 : PO Box 222
City : Union Pier - Michigan
Postal Code : 49129
- Air conditioning
- Beach chairs / loungers
- Breakfast, free
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Chocolate / Cookies
- Face masks available for guests
- Fire extinguishers
- Fireplace, outdoor
- First aid kits
- Guest accommodations disinfected between stays
- Hand sanitizer provided
- Linens, towels, laundry washed per local authority guidelines
- No Children Allowed
- Non-smoking rooms
- Outdoor furniture
- Physical distancing in dining areas
- Sanitized tableware
- Smoke alarms
- Towels changed upon request
- Wine / Champagne
This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Check-Out: 11:00 AM
Property and Cancellation Policies :
Terms and Conditions
Breakfast is included with your stay and hours are from 8:30-10:00 am. Please let the Inn know if we you have any dietary restrictions or are allergic to any foods like nuts.
You must be 21 years of age to book a room at the Inn and have a valid driver's license upon arrival to prove your age.
Teen age children are permitted if well behaved and accompanied by an adult . There really isn’t anything for teenagers to do.
This is mainly an adult Bed and Breakfast.
Pets are not permitted at the Inn.
Your balance is due on arrival unless you check in after the desk is closed for the evening. If you are arriving later than 10:00 PM please call the Inn to allow them permission to run the balance.
Free Parking is allowed across the street from the Inn in a parking lot and on the same side of the street of the Inn but make sure you are parked in the direction of traffic. You will receive a $50 fine from Chikaming Township if you park in the opposite direction or park across the street where there are bushes that say NO PARKING.
The only rooms with TVs are the Captain's Quarters and Garden View Suite. There is free WIFI in all three buildings.
Hopefully our new hot tub and sauna will be available in July. We have brand new ladies and men 3 speed bikes which require checking out at front desk.