SOUTH HAVEN, MI — Billed as something out of a pulp sci-fi magazine, “disco domes” are opening near Lake Michigan this summer.

Located at 397 N. Bluestar Highway in South Haven, DayDreamer Domes from Chillville Collective promises an other-worldly visit for those who stop by for a few hours or stay the night.

At the former home of the South Haven Country Club, DayDreamer Domes offers tech-enabled, four-season, brass-colored geodesic domes across the 150-acre property, 2 miles from town.

The area’s first pool club/geodesic dome resort also has 20,000 square feet of Astro turf and shade cabanas, per a company news release.

The pool at DayDreamer Domes in South Haven, Michigan, is open to overnight guests and those who purchase day passes.Provided by DayDreamer Domes

“Overnight guests can enjoy 21 geodesic domes, nine modified shipping containers, a pink heated pool and a reimagined clubhouse with sensory tanks and secret doors like something out of Alice in Wonderland,” said Chillville Collective Head Dreamer Missy Fojtik.

The domes, Fojtik said, “glitter like Egyptian scarabs and signal the dawning of a new day for the property.“

When it comes to its own twist on glamping, DayDreamer offers visitors domes with connecting baths, heat, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

“Some people perfected their sourdough during the pandemic, I went to work,” Fojtik said. “It was either wait or create, so I spent the pandemic pulling out all the stops here.”

A self-described corporate refugee and mother of three, Fojtik partnered with a leadership team “made up of women with well-worn passports, design background and hospitality experience” to create a space where elevated accommodations and unusual activities can shine brightly.

The property offers a small bodega, private salon, float clinic, soak tubs, chef’s kitchen, an intimate dining area, a 2,400-square-foot porch and more.

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An onsite float clinic at DayDreamer Domes in South Haven, Michigan.Provided by DayDreamer Domes

“This is our version of glamping, and we designed experiences that complement our interpretation, so Sunday fun-day parties, high-tea and croquette are on the menu,” Fojtik said.

The intimate dining area will host globally-inspired communal dinners, which are the brain child of Ondrej Fojtik, Missy’s husband.

“Our inspiration is experimentation,” Fojtik said. “We want to introduce new foods, music and programming to our guests in a stress-free environment. “We want to be a hub for creativity. Our itineraries are based on the vibe and we have woven our own into the design.”

DayDreamer Domes is looking to collaborate with local artists and creatives, from chefs looking to test new culinary concepts to local makers and artisans looking to teach.

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Part of the reimagined clubhouse at what used to be the South Haven Country Club and is now DayDreamer Domes in South Haven, Michigan.Provided by DayDreamer Domes

“We don’t take ourselves seriously around here,” Fojtik said. “We just want to inject a little whimsy and wonder into your stay.”

With an official opening date of Saturday, June 15, DayDreamer Domes is now accepting reservations for the summer season. Glamping starts at $250 per night per dome for two people and requires at least a two-night stay. Floats, stretching, spa packages and daily pool passes are also available.

Among special events coming up include a domestic violence benefit on Thursday, June 20, benefitting Caring Connection, and a Pride event on Saturday, June 29, Fojtik told MLive. There is also a goddess party in the works.

For more information, visit or follow DayDreamer Domes on Facebook.

Looking for more to do along Michigan’s Great Lakes? Check out MLive’s Lakeshore Travel series.

published 2024-06-06 15:31:14