Posted on 5/28/2024

"Almost Heaven" - A Journey Through Love + Life

Mallorie Hook's journey of resilience and selflessness is inspiring. Born with acute myeloid leukemia, she never let her diagnosis define her. Mallorie excelled in sports and cosmetology, volunteering her talents generously. After her diagnosis at 31, she uplifted fellow chemo patients with comforting gifts. Her friends celebrated her life with a memorable trip at Juniper Holiday + Home. Mallorie's legacy continues through her fiancé's fundraising efforts for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Posted on 3/26/2024

The Enchantment of a Lake Michigan Summer

The Enchantment of a Lake Michigan Summer Summer on the shores of Lake Michigan is a season like no other, especially near the popular areas of New Buffalo and Union Pier in Southwest Michigan. As the warm breezes dance off the waters and the sunsets paint the sky, this is truly one of the most beautiful and fun family summer vacation destinations.

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Posted on 2/16/2024

The Townie Cottages – A Fabulous New Experience

Union Pier, a quaint town by Lake Michigan, features the Townie Cottages Collection, designed by Kate Marker. These luxury cottages blend style with comfort, offering guests cozy accommodations, modern kitchens, and deluxe amenities like hot tubs and a communal pool. Ideal for creating lasting memories, the cottages are near beaches, art galleries, and dining, ensuring a rich vacation experience. Read more about the Townie Cottages Collection.

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Posted on 11/27/2023

A Whole Different Kind of Fun – Southwest Michigan for the Winter

Not everyone realizes the enchantment of winter in Southwest Michigan. Our region of Michigan along with Northwest & Central Indiana may be chilly at times, but it is wondrous too! In winter, our towns take on a lively culture, decorating in festive cheer and celebrating the season with winter and holiday events of all kinds. To add to the allure, Southwest Michigan has a slew of indoor and outdoor activities to keep guests warm and smiling. While the thought of winter might sound chilly, we ass

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Posted on 9/28/2023

Paws and Play: Plan A Pet-Friendly Vacation in Southwest Michigan

The picturesque shores along Lake Michigan—particularly in Southwest Michigan—offer a serene escape for both vacationers and their furry companions. But it's not just beautiful and fun here, Southwest Michigan is super pet-friendly~How do we know that's true?Because at Juniper Holiday +

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Posted on 9/20/2023

Fabulous Family Fun at Fall Festivals in SW Michigan!

The autumn season in Southwest Michigan is not just marked by cooler weather and enjoying the magnificence of leaves turning colors. It's also a time when many towns and communities celebrate with annual Fall Festivals!And while each has its own flavor, there's always plenty of delicious experiences...

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Posted on 8/23/2023

The Wineries of Southwest Michigan: A Guide for Wine Lovers

Enjoying summer at a vacation rental in Southwest Michigan has some perks many out-of-state visitors may not be aware of... not the least of which is the wide variety of amazing, award-winning wines being grown locally at vineyards and wineries both new and old! In fact, this part of the country has...

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Posted on 8/10/2023

Rolling the Dice: The Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo

If you're anywhere in the vicinity of New Buffalo, Michigan and looking for a bit of fabulous entertainment, head over to the luxurious Four Winds Casino Resort.Located less than 2 miles from downtown New Buffalo and just off of 1-94, the Four Winds Casino is packed full of fun and

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Posted on 7/6/2023

Family-Friendly Summer Activities in Southwest Michigan

"If it could only be like this always - always summer ... the fruit always ripe..." - Evelyn Waugh -Summer is now officially here, so you and your family have some excellent options to choose from if you're in Southwest Michigan and looking for fun!We've put together a sample of some of the great

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Posted on 6/12/2023

Our Hidden Treasures: Lake Michigan Beaches!

"A normal lake is knowable. A Great Lake can hold all the mysteries of an ocean, and then some." - Dan Egan -Want to know one of the best-kept secrets in Southwest Michigan?Look no further! The plentiful pristine beaches along Lake Michigan's freshwater coastline are some of the most beautiful in

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