Galentine’s Day Special with the Hummingbird Lounge

January 16th, 2022

We’re celebrating Galentine’s Day for the entire month of February! Book your Galentine’s Day getaway with your gals and enjoy cocktails at The Hummingbird Lounge and wine at the Firefly!

Plus, book before Jan. 31 to get an extra $50 Early Bird Discount off your cottage when booking two or more nights!

This package includes a $25 e-gift card to cover your first round of drinks at the Hummingbird Lounge and a bottle of wine in your cottage. Call 269-469-0245 to make your reservation!

The Hummingbird Lounge is a stylish yet approachable cocktail bar just off Red Arrow Highway and Harbor Country Rd in New Buffalo, MI. Hummingbird Lounge provides an unexpectedly refined drinking experience in a nicely appointed old Victorian house.
   

Need help planning your Galentine’s Day getaway at the Firefly? Here are some of our favorites:

Spas:

Harbor Spa, New Buffalo

MAK Salon and Spa, Harbert

 

Wine, Beer, and Spirits:

The Hummingbird Lounge, New Buffalo

Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks

Lemon Creek Winery & Fruit Farms, Berrien Springs

Round Barn Vineyard, Baroda

Round Barn Tasting Room, Union Pier

St. Julian Tasting Room, Union Pier

Tabor Hill Champagne Cellar, Bridgeman

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, Buchanan

 

Shops:

Antique shops and malls can be found all along the Red Arrow highway throughout Harbor Country. Great finds, from that missing teacup to antique furniture.

Courtyard Gallery, New Buffalo

Local Color, Union Pier

Indian Summer Imports, New Buffalo

Click here for a full listing of shops from the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce.

View our charming cottages online and call 269-469-0245 to make your Galentine’s Day reservation anytime in February!

 

Let it snow!

December 13th, 2021

Did you know that you can drive to several Michigan ski areas in an hour or two from the Firefly? Here’s a plan! First, grab superb coffee and pastries at the Whistle Stop, Milda’s, or Black Currant Bakery in Union Pier. Then get driving directions from your favorite navigation app.

You’ll be buckling up your ski boots in about an hour at Swiss Valley Ski Area in Jones, Michigan (about 40 miles east of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor). Swiss Valley is perfect for beginners, but with 11 runs and a terrain park, seasoned skiers and snowboarders will have fun too.

For more challenging runs, drive a bit farther to Timber Ridge Ski Area located in Gobles, Michigan (north of Kalamazoo). Timber Ridge has 15 runs (most are intermediate runs), a tubing hill, excellent snowmaking, and professional ski instructors. Both Swiss Valley and Timber Ridge offer lodges with snack shops, snowmaking, ski and snowboard shops, night skiing, and professional instruction. So “turn ‘em or burn ‘em” as the powder hounds say!

Stay in one of our cozy cottages and make a weekend of it! We have one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and mini-suite cottages. Call us at (269) 469-0245 to book your next getaway!

By Ilona Dotterrer, Cottage 1

Thanksgiving dinner on us, at Firefly Resort!

November 18th, 2021

Make your Thanksgiving cottage reservation for 2+ nights at the Firefly and we’ll pick up Thanksgiving dinner for you! Choose up to $75 worth of dinner catered by Milda’s Corner Market and delivered to your cottage! Choose from the sides and desserts listed below.

Milda's Corner Cafe

Plan your getaway in a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or mini-suite cottage featuring a comfortable living room, kitchenette, and bathroom complete with all the amenities.

Go to FireflyResort.com or call (269) 469-0245 to book your Thanksgiving getaway!

The Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan

October 31st, 2021

The Acorn Theater showcases local stars, regional performers, and renowned national artists! Plus, they have a great list of fun events coming up – Open Mic nights, Tributes to the Eagles, Allman Brothers, ABBA, and more!

The next few months are loaded with great performances! Go to www.acornlive.org to see their entire list of events!

Make it a special getaway with a stay at the Firefly! Call (269) 469-0245 or go to FireflyResort.com to book your reservation!

Fall Photo Contest at Firefly Resort

September 21st, 2021

We want to see your fall sunsets, activities, and photos of you at the Firefly! From September 22 to October 15, enter your photos on our Facebook page or on Instagram with the #FireflyUnionPier hashtag for a chance to win a $100 voucher to Firefly Resort!

Photos must be of our resort or beach to qualify for our fall photo contest. The prize voucher must be used on a new booking of two or more nights and expires in one year.

Head to FireflyResort.com or call (269) 469-0245 to book your next getaway at Firefly Resort! We’re looking forward to seeing you here!

 

Enter your photos in our fall photo contest for a chance to win a $100 voucher to Firefly Resort!

Winning Photo from our Summer Photo Contest

August 16th, 2021

Congratulations to Cindy M. for winning our summer photo contest!

Our fall photo contest will begin mid-September so get your photos ready to enter for a chance to win a $100 voucher to the Firefly!

Until then, book your fall or winter getaway in one of our cozy cottages! Call (269) 469-0245 or go to FireflyResort.com to make your reservation!

Winning photo of Firefly Resort's Summer Photo Contest

Summer Photo Contest

July 1st, 2021

Share your Firefly photos for a chance to win a $100 voucher for a future stay at Firefly Resort!

We want to see your summer selfies, sunsets, and photos of you at the Firefly!

Share your Firefly photos on our Facebook page or on Instagram with the #FireflyUnionPier hashtag by July 31 to be entered into our Summer Photo Contest!

Details: Submit your photos on our Facebook contest posts or on Instagram with the #FireflyUnionPier hashtag to be entered. Photos must be of our resort or beach to qualify. Photos will be collected July 1-31, 2021. The best photos will be posted for a public vote on Facebook and Instagram! The photo with the most votes will win a $100 voucher to Firefly Resort! Voucher must be used on a new booking of two or more nights and expires in one year.

Head to FireflyResort.com or call (269) 469-0245 to book your next getaway at Firefly Resort!

Summer at Firefly Resort

June 20th, 2021

There’s always something to do in Harbor Country! Summer events are back!

Take a look at all the events the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce has to offer! Shop at farmer’s markets or listen to music in the park and come back to your cozy cottage at the Firefly!

Go to business.harborcountry.org/events/calendar and pair your favorite events with a getaway at Firefly Resort! Book online at FireflyResort.com or call (269) 469-0245 to make your reservations!

 

 

Spread out on the beach this summer!

May 20th, 2021

The record-shattering high water levels have dropped in all of the Great Lakes. Lake Ontario dropped 28 inches, Lakes Huron and Michigan — which are connected and have the same level — declined 14 inches Lake Erie fell 17 inches, and Lake Superior 6 inches.

Low humidity and sunny skies this winter boosted evaporation. The lakes also had relatively little ice cover due to milder and drier weather from November through April and well-below normal snowfall. Although lake levels usually rise in spring and summer, the rise is late this year and won’t be as dramatic as during the past two years.

Break out the beach chairs and umbrellas! We be beachin.

Plan your getaway in a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or mini-suite cottage featuring a comfortable living room, kitchenette, and bathroom complete with all the amenities. Go to FireflyResort.com or call (269) 469-0245 to book your summer getaway at Firefly Resort!

By Ilona Dotterrer, Cottage 1

Bridgeman Aquatic Center

April 16th, 2021

The weather is warming up, but it’s still a month or two before we can run down the beach stairs and dive headlong into that gorgeous clean fresh Lake Michigan water.  But if you need some swimming during your Firefly stay, try the Bridgeman Aquatic Center. The Center, only 15 minutes down Red Arrow Highway, offers lap swimming for adults as well as family recreation swim available throughout the week. Pull out the bathing suits and hit the pool!

For information, see AQUATIC CENTER (bridgmanschools.com)
Bridgman Aquatic Center, 9964 Gast Road, Bridgman. (269) 466-0236

Bonus Lake Michigan fact about Bridgman: In the 1940s, Bridgman’s water wells were going dry as the town grew. Since Lake Michigan was only a mile away, the town adopted a lake water system because, although the lake water had to be treated, the supply was guaranteed!

Stay in one of our cozy cottages and make a weekend of it! We have one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and mini-suite cottages. Call us at (269) 469-0245 to book your next getaway!

By Ilona Dotterrer, Cottage 1