Posts Tagged ‘Southwest Michigan’

Get Cozy

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

It’s winter and it’s time to get cozy in a cottage getaway!

To entice you, here are a few photos of our cottages.

Looks pretty cozy, right? Call 269-469-0245, send us an email or book online!

Cottage 6 Living Room

Cottage 7 Living Room

Cottage 13 Living Room

Cottage 12 Living Room

Cottage 15 Living Room

Cottage 16 Living Room

Cottage 18 Living Room

Firefly Resort’s Top 5 List: Summer Activities

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Summer is here and you know what that means — it’s time to head to the beach! There are a lot of summer activities in Harbor Country. Here’s our top 5 favorites:

Beach shoes

Image by doug88888 via Flickr

1. Play in the sand: Nothing says summer like heading to the beach. Firefly Resort is in the perfect location for beach fun! Many nearby towns have public beaches to choose from but you can also head to Firefly Resort’s private beach, just a few steps away from our cozy cottages.


2. Be active: Whether you go for bird watching or hiking trails, there are plenty of state parks and nature preserves in Harbor Country. For hiking, head to Chikaming Nature Preserve and Park or Warren Woods Forest Preserve. Excellent bird watching (and more!) can be found at Grand Mere State Park and Warren Dunes State Park.

3. Celebrate with the town: There are many festivals in Harbor Country every summer!

4. Book a tee time: Spend a day on the golf greens! Tee off at Briar Leaf Golf Club, Pebblewood Country Club or Whittaker Woods Golf Course.

5. Paddle Away: Whether you prefer canoes or kayaks, Harbor County has you covered with many boat rentals. There’s nothing like spending the afternoon on the water!

What are your favorite summer activities in Harbor Country?







Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Summer is quickly approaching and that means it’s time to plan your Firefly Resort getaways around local festivals!

Music in the Park: Head to Three Oaks every Saturday from June 12 – September 4 for an enjoyable evening full of live music! Free admission.

Fireworks over Lake Michigan, New Buffalo, MI 2007July Fireworks: The sky above the New Buffalo lakefront beach will light up in jubilation once again on the Fourth of July!

Moonlight Madness: Prepare to stay up late! Local galleries, shops and more along the Red Arrow Highway will be open late on July 16 for a special evening of discounts!

Ship and Shore Festival: Going on its 27th year, this New Buffalo festival, August 12-14, celebrates all things summer with kid-friendly events, arts and crafts, beer tents and wine tastings, games and a Lighted Boat Parade!

Apple Cider Century Bike Tour: This annual bicycle tour, September 25, has become the Midwest’s largest one-day century event! One of the best ways to explore Harbor Country is by bicycle!

Harvest Days: Fall is a beautiful time if year in Harbor Country and there’s no better way to celebrate the season than the Harvest Days festival, October 6-8.

Pick your favorite festival and book your getaway online or call Firefly Resort directly at (269) 469-0245.

Our Cities

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Sometimes you have to do a little research to plan the perfect getaway. Allow us to help!

Harbor Country is located in the southwest corner of Michigan.

  • Michiana, the southernmost town in Harbor Country, is known for its quaint log cabins and famous landmark, a Signal Oak tree.
  • Grand Beach is famous for the Ernest Vosburgh Summer House, a Frank Lloyd Wright home.
  • New Buffalo, one of Michigan’s featured beach towns is full of quaint specialty stores and unique eateries.
  • Union Pier, home to Firefly Resort, is known for its unique antique shops and galleries.
  • Lakeside sits on the Red Arrow Highways and has cute shops and unique galleries.
  • Harbert is home to many fine quality antique stores as well as its most famous visitor and resident, Carl Sandburg.
  • Sawyer, home to Warren Dunes, is also known for its U-pick farms and two wineries.
  • Three Oaks is the most inland community in Harbor Country and has incredible summer festivals.

Take a little time to explore these communities further and then book your Harbor Country getaway at Firefly Resort!








Shopping in Harbor Country

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Shops in Harbor CountryThe towns around Firefly Resort offer an abundance of shopping options. From boutique shops full of clothes and special trinkets to surf & beach items and antique malls with one-of-a-kind treasures,  there’s something for everyone in Harbor Country!

One can spend an entire weekend shopping in the numerous boutiques. Some of our favorites include Whittaker House in New Buffalo.

If you love the surf and beach lifestyle, a shopping trip to New Buffalo’s Third Coast Surf Shop is in order.

Whether you’re shopping for furniture, art work, jewelry or unique collectibles, the many antique shops and malls along the Red Arrow Highway are paradise for a day of antiquing. The Dunes Antique Center, in Sawyer, houses 70 antique dealers and is a great start for your shopping.

Harbor Country can provide your ultimate shopping getaway and the Firefly Resort is in the center of it all. Spend the day searching for special treasures and then come back to relax in a charming cottage for the night. It’s a perfect pairing.