Door County Vacation Planner

Welcome to Door County Lodging! Come experience the exquisite natural beauty, which only Door County can offer. With 5 state parks, 10 lighthouses, an internationally known Arts Community, an abundance of live and original music, and more than 300 miles of shoreline, our picturesque peninsula is truly a unique year-round vacation destination.

Ephraim Fyr Bal

Ephraim Fyr Bal

Welcome to Door County Lodging! Come experience the exquisite natural beauty, which only Door County can offer. With 5 state parks, 10 lighthouses, an internationally known Arts Community and more than 300 miles of shoreline, our picturesque peninsula is truly a unique year-round vacation destination.

We offer an eclectic collection of resorts, hotels, lodges and inns, second to none. Take time out to experience some of the many ways Door County can entertain and accommodate you. Over the past decade, the Peninsula has gained a high reputation for cuisine. Dining in Door County is the theme of our sister site DoorCountyChefs.com. Check out the latest Guide to Dining & Restaurants in Door County, the Door County Chefs App for iPhone and Android!  It’s FREE, GREEN, and totally MOBILE! Read more »

Independence Day Weekend: Last Minute Lodging in Door County, July 3-6, 2014

lodging logoIt’s Fourth of July Weekend in Door County! If you’re planning a last minute visit to this beautiful peninsula, you’re in the right place. While most lodgings are full this weekend, the following still have some availabilities – there are even a few rooms left for Friday, July 4th 2014!

To find great dining in Door County this weekend, DOWNLOAD the Door County Chefs FREE, GREEN, MOBILE Dining App. Search by category and proximity to your current location; look at DC Chefs members’ menus, use the click-to-call feature to make reservations or check serving hours, and get GPS directions right to each restaurant! Find what you’re hungry for on the Door Peninsula today!

Check out the Door County Chefs Live Music & More: July 3-6, 2014 blog to find bands and musicians performing this week, the Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire, and  Art on the Scenic Side in Jacksonport on Saturday and Sunday.

Check out Door County Guide’s blog for Independence Day Celebrations, Fireworks, and Festivities Schedules!

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Last Minute Lodging in Door County for June 26-29, 2014: Olde Ellison Bay Days, Uncork Summer & Renaissance Faire

Fish Boil Viking Grill form FB

Viking Grill Fish Boil

The end of June in Door County offers a new food and wine festival, lots of live music, and tons of summer fun! Check out Door County Chefs Live Music Calendar on Facebook to see who’s playing and where each day in Door County, including the Concerts in the Park and live music at Door County restaurants.

Check out Fi, complete with jousts, face painting and henna tattoos, period music, pirates – yes pirates, and arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry and more to shop for!

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Last Minute Lodging Options in Door County: Fyr Bal Weekend, June 20-22, 2014

Ephraim Fyr Bal

Ephraim Fyr Bal

This weekend is the 50th Annual Fyr Bal Festival in Ephraim, a celebration to declare the end of winter and usher in the summer season! The main festivities on Saturday, June 21, 2014, with the lighting of the bonfire at 8:30pm in which we burn the “Winter Witch” and fireworks over Eagle Harbor start at 9:30pm! Find details about the live music and events of the Ephraim Fyr Bal Festival and more live music at restaurants in the county this weekend in our blog: Ephraim Fyr Bal & Lots of Live Music.

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Door County Lodging Options in Ephraim, Egg Harbor & Fish Creek in June 2014: Ephraim Fyr Bal & Lots of Live Music

FYR_BAL_flameThis weekend is the 50th Annual Fyr Bal Festival in Ephraim with the main festivities on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Get acquainted with Ephraim on Friday, June 20, with a Free Historic Walking Tour from the Anderson Barn History Center at 10:30am, and enjoy Free Museum Day and Reception from 11am-4pm at Ephraim Village Museums.

Katie Dahl

Katie Dahl

On Saturday, June21, start the day off right with a Pancake Breakfast at the Village Hall, then check out the Artisan Market and the Yacht Club’s Fyr Ball Regatta, visit the Door County Land Trust’s Open House at their Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond, take a Free Trolley Ride, play a round of mini golf, and participate in an Ice Cream Eating or Pie Eating Contest! And there’s more – from face painting to children’s entertainment, to live music with Katie Dahl and Big Shoes, you’ll want to bring the whole family! The night heats ups up with the lighting of the bonfire at 8:30pm in which we burn the “Winter Witch” and then fireworks of Eagle Harbor at 9:30pm! Check out Ephraim Fyr Bal Festival ful schedule of events HERE.

Live music abounds in Door County! Here’s what’s coming up for the rest of June 2014 in Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, WI: Read more »

Last Minute Door County Lodging Options: Father’s Day Weekend (SBSF, Beer Fest, Sip & Savor, Paddlefest, Ride for Nature) June12-15, 2014

lodging logoLast minute lodging options are here! Check out who has rooms left for this Father’s Day weekend, June 12-15, 2015.

Get a taste and a tune all over Door County this weekend: June 12-15, 2014 is Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay, and this Saturday, June 14th is Sip & Savor with Paddlefest in Sister Bay, as well as Door County Beer Fest and the Ride For Nature in Baileys Harbor! Bring Dad to sample local beers, wines, and hard ciders, and treat your taste buds to dishes from a variety of local food vendors while you treat your ear buds to lots of live music!

Skip the paisley tie this year and give Dad a six pack or two of a new brew, or a few bottles of his favorite wine, and don’t forget that most of the musicians performing throughout the county this weekend sell CDs of their original music – which make great Father’s Day gifts too! For more information on these events and more live music on the Door Peninsula this weekend check out Door County Chefs’ Blog: The Taste & Tunes of Door County.

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Door County Lodging Specials & Festivals in June 2014: Sister Bay & Ellison Bay

Death Folk is Nick Hoover & Jess Holland. Photo by Kelly Avenson

Death Folk plays Uncork Summer June 28, 2014. Photo by Kelly Avenson

Door County is getting back in the summer groove! This Saturday, June 14th is Sip & Savor with Paddlefest in Sister Bay, and July 15th is Father’s Day. The Door County Lighthouse Festival is also going on throughout the peninsula from June 13-15, 2014, and the last June weekend will carry you all the way to Ellison Bay for Olde Ellison Bay Days June 27-28, 2014, and the county’s newest foodie festival, Uncork Summer, which will be held on the grounds at Wickman House on Jun 28, 2014. All of this and more makes June a great month to visit the Door Peninsula!  Read more »

Door County Lodging Specials & Activities in June 2014: Sturgeon Bay & Baileys Harbor

lighthouse festival 2014 juneJune on the Door Peninsula is shaping up to be bright and beautiful! There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Door County this month, and just as many opportunities to sit back and enjoy the view. Don’t forget that June 15th is Father’s Day – bring Dad to Door County on a charter fishing excursion with Silver Strike Charters or Lakeshore Adventures – they also do diving and kayak tours, as well as lighthouse tours, perfect for pairing with the Door County Lighthouse Festival June 13-15, 2014.

Maybe Dad wants to relax and spend time on the golf course – book a stay at Maxwelton Braes Lodge & Golf Course and take advantage of their “I Want to Golf” Package for Father’s Day! Does Dad love live music? Beer? The Great Outdoors? Sturgeon Bay and Baileys Harbor have those covered too… Read more »

Last Minute Lodging in Door County: Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25, 2014

lodging logoMemorial Day Weekend is almost here… Make your last minute plans to enjoy Door County, Wisconsin just as the Cherry Blossoms are expected to pop!

Enjoy the fun, food, and festivities at the 42nd Annual Maifest in Jacksonport, and check out the 12th Annual Door County Festival of Nature events and activities on the peninsula. There will be live music in Fish Creek for Memorial Weekend: upstairs in the Wine Bar at The Cookery on Friday, May 23rd with Seth Raddatz & Sunmark, and on Sunday, May 25th with Bill Gonnsen, and at the Gibraltar Grill on Saturday, May 24th with Cookee – Timeless Music! In Sturgeon Bay, find live music at Stone Harbor Resort Friday through Sunday with Quiet Storm, Whiskey Sours, and the Dave Steffen Band, and head to Sunset Park for the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair!

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Door County Lodging Specials Available Through May 2014

Spring Fling may 17 2014 BHIt’s the middle of May in Door County, and that means the Girlfriends Great EGGscape in Egg Harbor featuring entertainment, classes, wine tasting and Sunday Brunch; Spring Fling & Door County Scottie Rally in Baileys Harbor with the Parade of the Scots, dog-friendly activities, and music with Small Forest; and the Ellison Bay Art Crawl on May 17 & 18. It also means there are finally buds and blossoms all over the peninsula! With temperatures on the rise the DCVB’s Cherry Blossom Report says the Cherry trees are expected to be in full bloom between May 20-28, but other flowers are already blooming or will be soon including Daffodils, Yellow Lady’s Slippers, and others. It’s time to leave winter behind and enjoy Spring.

Maxwelton Braes Golf ResortGet outside in Door County: take a stroll through one of our state or county parks, go on a Bird Hike at The Ridges Sanctuary, play a round of golf at Maxwelton Braes, or hop a carriage ride from Mayberry’s Carriages! And if you are blessed with a rainy day, hit Sister Bay Bowl for a few frames and good times, or book a massage at Lavender Spa in Fish Creek! Catch live music at Stone Harbor Resort with Marli Jane on May 16, and Three Way Street on May 17, 2014.

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