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Leave it to the innkeepers of Door County Inns & Resorts to help you find a special place to make your Door County getaway memorable. Choose from hotel rooms, suites or resort condominiums. Our innkeepers and staff will do all they can to make your next Door County vacation your favorite Door County vacation! Visit our blog below for more great Door County vacation ideas and for web-only specials!Start planning your Door County vacation today. Book your room by visiting our members online: High Point Inn - north Ephraim, Wisconsin, Door County Pheasant Park Resort, Sister Bay, Wisconsin, Door County Newport Resort - Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, Door County Westwood Shores - Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Door County Baileys Harbor Yacht & Resort - Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, Door County

All of our resorts feature unique facilities, amenities and locations. However, our innkeepers have one thing in common. They want you to enjoy Door County, Wisconsin and their resorts as much as they do. They'll treat you as honored guests, give you "insider" information into special things to see and do in Door County, and welcome you back time and again.

There are so many fun and memorable things to do around Door County. Let the knowledgeable innkeepers of Door County Inns & Resorts be your guide to an inspiring, restful, romantic or action-packed getaway to Wisconsin's Door peninsula.

Maybe you're an out-of-state resident looking for a quick weekend getaway. Or maybe you're a visitor looking for a week-long outdoor adventure. Whatever your desire, Door County's unique geography makes it easy to enjoy the beaches, the bluffs and the backroads.

And don't forget Door County's other "natural resources" - the arts, the shops and the food!

Memorial Day Weekend in Door County…with no snow in sight!

fbhead_coverphoto_memorialdaySpring has arrived in Door County ! The birds are back chirping with a vengeance and daylight lasts longer than 4:00 pm! The proprietors of Door County Inns and Resorts want you to know that the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend is packed with activities – so much so that it may be hard to fit in everything. Let’s begin with a wee breakdown of the fun you can expect.

If you’re looking for quality outside activity head to The Ridges in Baileys Harbor. They have 90 minute guided walks at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. It’s a great way to start your day or to unwind in the afternoon. As you’re in Baileys Harbor why not head to Door County Brewing for their Opening Party! There will be beer, food, and music. Plus banter! What more could you want?

Ephraim will be play host to two gallery receptions on Saturday. Stop by Fine Line Designs on Saturday between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm for work by Lois Eakin, Larry Rudolech, Ann Singsaas and Mary Melinda Wellsandt. If you don’t find the art to your liking head outside and check out their fantastic sculpture garden. It’s a great place to unwind a bit and enjoy nature.

Since you’re already in Ephraim head downtown to The Hardy Gallery. Their opening reception is for the 52nd season of juried art from 5:30 to 7:00. If you haven’t loaded up on snacks from either gallery you can head to one of the local restaurants for post-art fuel.

For the indie/foreign film buffs, the Door County Short Film Festival will be screening this year’s winner Saturday night. Shimmy Marcus’ short “Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion” and his feature “Soulboy” will be shown at the Sister Bay Village Hall at 7:00 pm. If you’re into film you may recognize Shimmy Marcus, a Dublin native, from his Edinburgh Film Festival debut a few years ago.

With all the activities on Saturday you might not feel like doing much Sunday. If you’re staying at one of our Inns or Resorts you have access to your very own kitchen. As someone who travels often I love having the choice of making my own food, especially with local produce! Baileys Harbor has an indoor farmers market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the town hall. You’re sure to find something special with which you can concoct a culinary masterpiece!

After that you head back to your room and relax. Swim in the pool or take a long soak in the whirlpool. You might be tired from yesterday and this is your vacation.

Before you hit the road for your Memorial Day break, make arrangements to stay at one of the outstanding member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts. Our members include Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, High Point Inn, Newport Resort, Pheasant Park Resort and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Contact us today!

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What can you do with a snowy Door County Spring? Foodie road trip!

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At the end of a brutal winter one always the loveliness of spring to look forward to. However, today in Door County…the actual first day of Spring…we are still seeing the blankets of white. We see them in in our yards, our fields and our roads. OK, the roads have snow, but it’s not white anymore.

With a gorgeous green spring still a few weeks of warm weather away, why should anyone come to the Door Peninsula right now? That is a very easy question for us to answer. Foodie road trip!

Check out some of our favorite Door County destination restaurants that are open now. Click on their website links for hours and days.

dcir_blog_foodie_cspubCornerstone Pub of Baileys Harbor
8123 ST HWY 57, Baileys Harbor

dcir_blog_foodie_gourmetGourmet A-Go-Go
231 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay

dcir_blog_foodie_alexAlexander’s of Door County
3667 Hwy 42, Fish Creek

dcir_blog_foodie_sbbowlSister Bay Bowl
10640 North Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay

dcir_blog_foodie_wildtomWild Tomato
4023 State Hwy 42, Fish Creek

Before you hit the road for your Door County foodie road trip, make arrangements to stay at one of the outstanding member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts. Our members include Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, High Point Inn, Newport Resort, Pheasant Park Resort and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Contact us today!

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Adventures in Door County

fbhead_thisweekendThis winter in Door County has been one for the books. Every time it seems the weather is getting warmer and spring is on its way, we’re hit with another cold front. It makes me glad I’ve got modern amenities such as instant hot water and a space heater.

Just because the weather outside is truly frightful doesn’t mean you can’t create a well deserved weekend vacation to Door County!

This weekend come support Help of Door County‘s production of The Vagina Monologues at the Door Community Auditorium Friday February 28th at 7 pm. This event is free with donations supporting an end to domestic violence in Door County. It’s a great cause in a phenomenal community space.

If you’re looking for a laid back Friday night activity, head to Hands On Art Studio for their Rock & Roll Art Night (21+) from 6:30 to 10:00 pm. There’s food, drinks and DIY art projects in a friendly and relaxed environment. It’s a great way to spend a Friday night and you will create something memorable to commemorate your trip. They’re also open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm if you’re looking for an inside daytime activity.

If outdoor adventure is more your style head to The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor Saturday for an afternoon hike. At 1:oo pm there will be a naturalist guided snowshoe hike. If you haven’t had a try at it, snowshoeing is a great way to hike the trails without flopping around in the snow. Afterwards you can relax in your spa tub in your suite at one of the member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts!

If you think there’s no Door peninsula nightlife in winter you are wrong my friend! Head to the Peninsula Pub for their Shower’oke’ starting at 9 pm. What better way to cement your friendship or relationship with your travel buddy than belting out 90s classics? I guarantee you’ll leave with at least five new friends!

If you have questions about where to eat or shop don’t forget to ask the friendly staff at your resort. They are here to make sure your stay in Door County is memorable!

Before you hit the road for your Door County getaway, make arrangements to stay at one of the outstanding member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts. Our members include Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, High Point Inn, Newport Resort, Pheasant Park Resort and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Contact us today!

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Head to Fish Creek this weekend for Winter Fest

dcir_fbhead_fc_2014Winter’s in Door County are often laid back. There is still plenty of fun to be had but everyone is moving at a slower pace. Every once in a while there comes a weekend so full of fun and activities it’s hard to sit still. This is one of those weekends! The Fish Creek Winter Festival!

The Winter Festival has something for everyone. I mean EVERYONE. There will be activities beginning Friday the 31st culminating with Rock & Roll Art Night at Hands On Art Studio from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Or head to the Door Community Auditorium for a screening of locally made film “Feed the Fish” at 7 pm.

The “winter games” begin at 10 am on Saturday. The games held outside range from: toilet seat toss, ice bowling, crazy golf, bike toss, hockey shot and wheel of meat, to name a few. Inside you can try your hand at bean bag, cannon shot, wheel of fortune and the ever popular minnow racing.

Aside from games there will be a parade Saturday morning at 10:30 am as well as a chili cook off. Don’t forget to stop by Hide Side between 10 am and 4 pm to see Chain Saw Carver Dave Bartels!

If you need to warm up head to the Peninsula School of Art for their SOUP! event from 11 am to 3 pm. They will have homemade soup & Bowls to purchase that help support the Peninsula School of Art’s Youth Outreach Program and the efforts of Door County Habitat for Humanity. Enjoy some great soup for a great cause!

If you’re looking for a unique outside experience the Candlelight Ski/Hike at Peninsula State Park is just for you. It starts at 5:30 pm and ends at 8 pm. From 9:30 pm to 12 am head to Alexander’s in Fish Creek for Rock & Roll Snow Dance with Big Mouth. It’s sure to be a great night!

On Sunday the festivities continue with the 5th Annual Fruit Loop Run at 10:30 am. Shops and business will stay open throughout the day. If you’re worried about watching the Super Bowl have no fear! Many local restaurants and bars will be showing the game.

Head to Fish Creek this weekend! The Fish Creek Winter Festival is sure to have something for everyone!

Before you hit the road for Fish Creek’s Winter Fest, make arrangements to stay at one of the outstanding member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts. Member properties of Door County Inns are Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, High Point Inn, Newport Resort, Pheasant Park Resort and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. Contact us today!

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Winter Weekend in Door County

blog_thisweek_indcThe member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts want you to know that weekends in Door County are no dull affair. And if you’re visiting this weekend there’s plenty of activities to keep you satisfied.

This Friday the Door Community Auditorium will be showing Wild Horse, Wild Ride. The event will also feature an appearance by Jesus “Chewy” Jauregui, Door County’s horse whisperer. The event starts at 7 pm.

Saturday morning will see the Door Community Auditorium play host to their distinguished lecture series starting at 9 am. The lecture is titled ‘Gracious Hosts – Bacterial Colonization of the Human Body’ and will last around two hours. This is a part of a series of lecture’s given by faculty from De Pere’s St. Norbert’s College.

If you love old films the historic Donna Theater in Sturgeon Bay, now home to Third Avenue Playhouse, will be moonlighting as a cinema again. This Saturday they will be showing To Kill A Mockingbird at 7 pm. A great film that needs to be seen on a big screen.

If a night of art and music is more up your alley head to Peninsula Art School in Fish Creek for their Annual Salon show this Saturday. It will feature art by local residents as well as live music and refreshments. The event starts at 6 pm.

With these plus the many outside activities your weekend in Door County will be packed with fun!

Before you hit the road for a winter getaway to the Door peninsula, make arrangements to stay at one of the outstanding member properties of Door County Inns and Resorts. Contact us today!

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