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Garden Grove is a popular Michigan bed and breakfast located in Harbor Country®’s lakeside town of Union Pier. Only 90 minutes from Chicago and near the I-94 Chicago to Detroit expressway, Garden Grove offers guests a convenient opportunity for a memorable getaway, active outdoor adventure or a secluded romantic retreat. Relax and renew with the slower pace yet still enjoy the experience of great casual or more formal local dining.

The property is a secluded acre consisting of the original 1925 farmhouse with a 2-story expansion with upgrades and the addition of a detached Carriage House having deluxe accommodations and amenities. The B&B is nestled among tall maples, towering pines and perennial gardens. A truly green experience. All rooms have central AC and private ensuites. All rooms and suite have either a queen or king bed. Guests staying in the Carriage House have in-room breakfast. In-room massages are offered ala carte and also with several packages.
The B&B is in close proximity to two casinos, a premium outlet mall, eight wineries,
live and foreign film theaters, many antique and artisan shops and galleries.

Innkeepers Paula and Jerry Welsh both have diverse and different professional experiences prior to Garden Grove. Paula, a native of Michigan, was involved in the auto industry as a wholesaler and importer before switching gears and becoming involved with a global informational technology company. Jerry, born in Ontario Canada, was a former professional hockey player and Big Ten Head Coach. They both worked with the same IT company before deciding to manage their own business in the lodging industry and move to this enviable lakeside resort to enjoy a more peaceful lifestyle.
The B&B takes a great deal of time and effort while being passionate about many outside interests in additional to family and the many friends who like to visit and enjoy the serenity of Union Pier and the beach. If its round and you can hit it – Jerry’s a fan and likely a player. Paula’s outside passion involves “going green” and supporting community efforts to highlight any “sustainability” activity.