Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! A fresh blanket of the fluffy white stuff has settled upon the peninsula, and Door County, Wisconsin is quietly turning into the winter wonderland the locals and lucky visitors know and love. If you’ve never been to the Door in December, this is a great time to visit as it’s last weekend before the holidays arrive.
Explore by snowshoe the peaceful silence of the woods, bundle up and listen to the icy crash of Lake Michigan, and wander through picturesque villages to shop local for those unique last minute gifts and stocking stuffers… And, the holiday spirit abounds this weekend with Winter and Holiday Concerts in Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek, and Sister Bay!
FRIDAY Holiday Concerts
- Dec. 16 @ 7pm – Annual Base Camp Christmas Concert with Small Forest at Base Camp Coffee, Sister Bay
- Dec. 16 @ 7pm – Midsummer’s Music Festival Winter Concert at Old Gibraltar Town Hall, Fish Creek
SATURDAY Holiday Concerts
- Dec. 17 @ 3pm – Midsummer’s Music Festival Winter Concert at Prince of Peach Church, Sturgeon Bay
- Dec. 17 @ 7pm – “Play it Forward for Holidays” at Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek
- Dec. 17 @ 7:30pm – Hagen Family Christmas Concert at Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay
Don’t forget to warm up with a hot meal or a cup of coffee – just download the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App to see who’s Open in Winter, click-to-call phone numbers to check hours, and GPS directions to find what you’re hungry for!
Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Dec. 16-18, 2016
The Shoreline Resort is located on the top of the Door Peninsula in Gills Rock and offers stunning views of the Green Bay Waters and that sense of seclusion that helps you escape everyday life. Luxury condominiums are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a master suite, gas fireplace, full kitchens, granite counter tops, stainless appliances and a patio/deck overlooking the waterfront. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on their sun deck and relax. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.theshorelineresort.com/ (920) 854-2900
Open Hearth Lodge in Sister Bay is located on 6.5 acres of scenic Door County open space with landscaped lawn, rural meadows and young forest. Offering King Whirlpool rooms, Lodge Rooms, and the Evergreen Suite (perfect for larger groups). Rooms are available this weekend with no minimum stay! Amenities include a heated pool, wifi, breakfast lounge, outdoor grill and fire ring, playground, and a sitting area with a fireplace. Continental Breakfast included. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL
Coachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms available for this weekend! Set in the quiet of the pines, the Coachlite Inn offers the illusion of seclusion, while still being just half a mile from the heart of Sister Bay. Enjoy complimentary Door County Coffee and Tea in the lobby and the Deluxe Continental Breakfast, and soak in the whirlpool, sit by the Koi filled garden pond, use the ring of fire, or cook on the BBQ grill. All rooms come with cable TV, Wi-Fi, coffeemaker, microwave and mini-fridge, as well as access to our outdoor whirlpool/hot tub. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.coachliteinn.com/ (920) 854-5503
Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay offers rooms and suites with whirlpools, fireplaces, balconies, separate bedrooms, and/or full kitchens, as well as resort amenities including a 21 slip marina, indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzi and sauna, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment nearly every weekend! Rooms are available with no minimum stay requirement! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700
Glidden Lodge Beach Resort is located on the shores of Lake Michigan north of Sturgeon Bay and south of Jacksonport near Whitefish Dunes State Park where you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Rooms are available weekend! Single night stays also available. All of our units have a king bed in the master bedroom, full kitchen, whirlpool in the master bath, gas fireplace in the living room, and private deck overlooking Lake Michigan. We have an indoor pool, whirlpool, and sauna, and are non-smoking and pet free. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.gliddenlodge.com/ (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127
The White Lace Inn in Sturgeon Bay is the epitome of a romantic bed and breakfast with cozy rooms and extravagant suites, with luxurious queen or king size Victorian beds, oversized whirlpools and fireplaces, and, of course, a full, scrumptious breakfast. Rooms are available this weekend! Relax by the gazebo, accessible by garden pathways, perfect for wandering, which surround and connect the four turn-of-the-century homes that make up the Inn’s 18 elegant rooms. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.whitelaceinn.com/ (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105
AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. We are located across from unique shops, & dining; by gorgeous Peninsula State Park; and few minutes to wineries, theaters, galleries and Peninsula Art School. We do have a couple of suites available that have a private fireplace and whirlpool that have package rates ranging from $198 to $238. We also have a patio/balcony room available for $89, as well as single queen rooms for $138 to $158. To view the rooms available or book online for your convenience, you can CLICK HERE. Come enjoy all the winter activities in the fresh snow. Also, take in some holiday spirit at the Midsummer’s Music Festival Winter Concert December 16th held at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. Door Community Auditorium is also featuring “Play it Forward for Holidays” on December 17th which is located right across the street. All of our packages include: 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant, the Old Post Office Restaurant, and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; 10% discount at Paul David Jewelry & Gifts and at O’Meara’s Irish Shop; and a $5.00 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice. (All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay.) We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. http://www.applecreekresort.com/ (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059
Bay Shore Inn in Sturgeon Bay is located along Bay Shore Drive just minutes from all the fun shopping and delectable dining in town, and offers On-Site Massage Packages as well as Dining Packages, please inquire when making your reservation. Rooms are available this weekend and we are offering a special package of stay three nights for the price of two! Bay Shore Inn offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, all with private decks to watch the sunset over Potawatomi State Park. Featuring updated kitchens with granite counters, WIFI, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, game room, sand beach to lounge, campfire area, bikes, paddle boats, kayaks, tennis, basketball courts and more! Please call for more information or visit online! http://bayshoreinn.net (800) 556-4551
The Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, a small country inn nestled in the heart of Ephraim, creates the perfect setting for a getaway anytime of the year. Rooms are available this weekend! Our guests are pampered in spacious rooms each uniquely decorated to capture a different Door County theme—a north woods log cabin, a cozy cottage, an airy Swedish villa, a sea captain’s retreat, or a mid-century hideaway. All of our rooms have king-sized beds dressed with our signature fine linens. Six rooms have spacious modern tiled-bathrooms, whirlpools, and kitchenettes with wet bar, under-counter refrigerator, coffee-making supplies, and tableware. All rooms are air-conditioned and wired for free cable TV and WiFi. Please call for more information or visit online! http://lodgingatpioneerlane.com/ (800) 588-3565 or (920) 854-7656
Eagle Harbor Inn is located across from the Bay, on the main street in Ephraim, this delightful Bed & Breakfast Inn offers elegant Whirlpool Suites with kitchenettes and B&B rooms, providing a perfect balance of quaint charm with many resort amenities. Rooms and suites are still available this weekend. Our Whirlpool Suites are perfect accommodations for couples and families, located in architecturally distinct houses, each containing several units. Each suite features a 6’ whirlpool in the master bedroom with rheostatic lighting, custom soaps & loofah, two-way fireplace and a cherry wood Eastlake queen bed with down comforter & pillow selection. Also included is a private deck, a fully equipped apartment size kitchen with coffee maker, range, toaster, and microwave. There are also TV/DVD, CD/iPod stereo, living/dining room, hair dryer & iron. Breakfast is not included for guests that stay in the suites but we do offer a lovely homemade Breakfast Basket (continental for two) which will be delivered to your door to start your day. B&B rooms do include a full scrumptious breakfast each morning. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Commons complete with fitness room, sauna and indoor current pool, and a playground is available for the little ones. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427
Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay is located on scenic Bay Shore Drive just 3 miles from shops, restaurants, scenic parks and a variety of attractions. Suites are available for this weekend! Westwood Shores offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens and a breathtaking view of the bay from every suite. On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free paddle boats and row boats. Free property wide WiFi too! http://www.westwoodshores.net/ (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057
Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay! Rooms are available this weekend for one or more nights. Premier Suites are available with one king bed, one queen size sleeper sofa, full bath, double whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, kitchenette, private deck/balcony. Rate per night plus tax is based on two person occupancy, max 4 people, children under age 13-free, additional people over 13+ $10 per night. Village Homes are available with one king size bed in the master suite with a full, attached bath, twin beds or a queen size bed in the guest suite and another full bath, a full kitchen, in-unit laundry, a queen size sleeper sofa, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, a dining area, TV’s/DVD players, and a private deck/balcony. Rate per night is based on four persons occupancy. The maximum occupancy for this suite is limited to six persons with an extra charge of $10.00 per person per night for the fifth/sixth persons, age 13+. We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast each morning. Minimum 2+ night stay required for all 2 bedrooms and up. Please call for more information or visit online! http://birchwoodlodge.com/ (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195