Your dog is your friend, your family, your cuddle-buddy, and a tough thing to leave behind when you go on vacation. When you just can’t leave you best bud at home, book a pet-friendly room from the list of fabulous pet-friendly lodgings below and explore the Door together!
Most pet-friendly properties will have their own guidelines for staying with your dog and you should be aware of their policies before bringing a pet. A small nightly fee or cleaning fee in addition to the room rate usually applies.
This Vacation is for the Dogs:
Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning to travel with your best furry friend…
- Always book your reservation by phone if planning to bring your dog, this will help to clear up misunderstandings and ensure you get a pet-friendly room.
- Some breeds unfortunately may not be welcome at all properties.
Some properties have limits on the age, weight, or number of dogs allowed in one room.
- Proof of current rabies vaccination may be required.
- Dogs must be kept on leash at all times for the safety and comfort of all guests unless otherwise indicated by the property.
- Dogs must NEVER be left unattended in guestrooms unless cleared with the front desk, both for the safety of hotel staff and property, and to avoid noise issues from barking.
- Certain areas of the property may or may not allow dogs, and certain areas may be designated for waste relief, but guests with dogs are always responsible for picking up after them. If you are unsure of an area, it’s always a good idea to ask!
You will be held responsible for any damage or liability to the property or persons caused by your dog.
- Multiple noise or disruption complaints may lead to the necessity for alternative arrangements for your dog. A variety of Kennels are available for your pet if you need alternate accommodations or a day care while you are out exploring! Appletree Pet Lodge, Pet Pleasures, Idlewild Kennel, Door County Kennels, Birchwood Kennels
- It is always a good idea to leave your cell phone number with the front desk in the event that they would need to contact you regarding your dog.
Pet-Friendly Open Year-Round
Country House Resort in Sister Bay is an adult retreat and a perfect place to get away from it all. Nestled on 27 secluded, wooded acres on a rolling bluff with 1,100 feet of Green Bay shoreline, we cater to adults and provide privacy to those who savor it. Amenities include an oversized whirlpool, heated swimming pool, Rowboats & Kayaks, multi-speed bikes, a nature trail with benches along the way, Free WI-FI in guest rooms and common areas, a shoreline dock for gazing, fishing or swimming, tennis court with back board, complimentary coffee available in the lobby all day, lawn games and more. A deluxe European buffet breakfast is included with all rooms during spring, fall and peak seasons. Pet-Friendly with approval (see details): http://www.countryhouseresort.com/about-2-2/pets-welcome/ Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.countryhouseresort.com/ (920) 854-4551 or (800) 424-0041 *Dog Friendly with approval
Door County Lighthouse Vacation Rentals in Egg Harbor offers family accommodations located in off-site vacation rentals including condos and cabins and pet-friendly options at the Off the Beaten Path property! Each unit has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, living & dining area, with one bath. The Kornerstone unit on the upper level also has a fireplace. These units have patios or decks and is a great option for groups or multiple families. These rentals have a 3 night minimum stay and a 10% discount on any reservation of 5 nights or more. We do require a 50% deposit at time of booking and final payment when you arrive. Please call or visit online for more information. http://dclighthouserentals.com (866) 868-9088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org *Dog Friendly with approval
Dreamland Properties of Door County, WI offers a variety of private lodging options in Door County, Wisconsin. Waterfront and Wooded properties offer stunning views of the peninsula’s natural beauty, and a host of amenities to enhance your stay including fireplaces, row boats, WiFi, picnic areas, decks and patios, A/C, fire pits, grills, private beaches, and more! Some properties are open year-round and some are pet-friendly with approval – please make sure to state that you are bringing a pet when inquiring or reserving your stay. Visit online to view the properties, amenities, rates, and availability. http://www.doorcountyvacancies.com/ (920) 737-4823 *Dog Friendly with approval
Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. The Inn has been luxuriously renovated with careful attention to preserving the original integrity and simplicity of this white-painted landmark from the late 1800s, and features five beautiful adults only suites and two family friendly cottages with fireplaces, and elegant bathrooms. All of our B&B rooms have in-room fireplaces and large walk-in showers, one suite has an in-room whirlpool as well. Continental Breakfast included. Small dogs considered with approval. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *Dog Friendly with approval
JR Vacation Rentals offers a variety of homes, cottages, cabins, and condos from Sturgeon Bay to Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Properties are available for your dates, depending on where in Door County you would like to be, if you are traveling with a pet, and whether you want to be inland or on the water. JR’s waterfront, beachfront, and wooded lot properties offer access to the natural beauty of the peninsula. All properties have furnished kitchens for cooking, and some have fireplaces or firepits, perfect for family time! Sheets, bath towels, and kitchen towels are not included with rentals, so bring your own or inquire about renting them from JR Vacation Rentals (see lease for pricing). Some properties are open year-round, and some are pet-friendly with approval. Check in and check out occur at the J R Vacation Rentals Office located at 53 W. Spruce St., Sturgeon Bay, WI. Visit JR online for more information and to search for the perfect vacation rental for your stay! http://www.jrvacationrentals.com email email@example.com or call (888) 481-1935 *Dog Friendly with approval
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, Premium King Rooms, Lodge Rooms, Deluxe 2 Queens, One-Bedroom Suites, and the Evergreen Suite (perfect for larger groups). Amenities include a heated pool, wifi, breakfast lounge, outdoor grill and fire ring, playground, and a sitting area with a fireplace, computer area, patio, laundry and fitness center. Some suites and rooms have fireplaces, Continental Breakfast is included with your stay and Free WiFi in all rooms. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *Dog Friendly with approval
Rent Door County (Door County Property Management) offers a variety of private lodging options in Door County, Wisconsin. Waterfront and inland properties with great views and access to the natural beauty of the peninsula, as well as a host of amenities to enhance your stay! Some properties are open year-round and some are pet-friendly with approval. Visit online to view the properties, amenities, rates, and availability. http://rentdoorcounty.com/ (920) 854-4865 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL
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. Waterfront Motel Rooms have patio doors which open to a private patio/balcony for viewing the spectacular Door County sunsets. Motel Rooms are available with 1 or 2 queen sized beds with a full bath. All accommodations include a small microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker for your convenience. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on the sun deck and relax. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.theshorelineresort.com/ (920) 854-2900 *Dog Friendly with approval
Sister Bay Inn is located just outside of Sister Bay, and has been recently updated by new owners. Affordable and friendly, close to town, and open year round, make Sister Bay Inn your home port when visiting the peninsula. After a day of exploring Door County’s many attractions and scenic views, come back to the Inn and enjoy a relaxing swim in our heated outdoor swimming pool, or bubble your cares away in our heated outdoor whirlpool tub. Each room offers your choice of two Queen beds or one King bed, a private bath with a shower, cable color flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, an in-room phone, a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Some rooms also have a private patio or balcony! Continental Breakfast is offered May through October. We also offer access to a snowmobile trail, and fishing boat charging. We are pleased to offer a limited number of pet-friendly rooms for well-behaved pets. Please contact us to inquire about availability. http://www.sisterbayinn.com/ (920) 854-4242 *Dog Friendly with approval
Pet-Friendly – Open In Season
AppleCreek Resort’s Vacation Home Cottage is a seasonal, off-premise vacation home with a full kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, a dining area, TV, washer & dryer, and a lovely, large yard for picnics and play! Call AppleCreek Resort for more details, rates, and availability, and follow the link for photos of the property. AppleCreek’s main resort is located across from unique shops, & dining; by gorgeous Peninsula State Park; and few minutes to wineries, theaters, galleries and Peninsula Art School. (920) 868-3525 http://www.applecreekresort.com/rooms/vacation-cottage/ *Dog Friendly with approval
Beachfront Inn, located on the water in Baileys Harbor offers warm hospitality while providing guests a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance, and make new memories. Guests may enjoy campfires on the sand beach, outdoor heated pool, free WI-FI and a simple breakfast each morning in the office. Beachfront welcomes dogs in designated rooms with prior approval, and offers the “Hot Dog!” Dog Friendly Door County Vacation Special: Two night stay in a dog friendly Door County hotel room at the Beachfront Inn Package add to your stay – 1 Day Wisconsin State Park Pass; $50 Gift Certificate to Harbor Fish Market & Grille where you can dine with your dog, this dog friendly Door County restaurant even has a canine menu available; $25 Gift Certificate from the Door County Visitors Bureau. The “Hot Dog!” vacation package rate of $90 will be added to your reservation. BOOK NOW! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.beachfrontinn.net/ (866) 251-0750 *Dog Friendly with approval
Nordic Lodge in Sister Bay is located in a quiet wooded setting at the south end of Sister Bay offering the “ambiance of peaceful, isolated luxury,” and is just a brief walk from Pebble Beach and a short jaunt from Bay Ridge Golf Course. Each room at the Nordic Lodge gets to enjoy their own private patio or balcony. All guests have access to a beautiful heated indoor pool; relaxing, clean whirlpool; spacious exterior deck; and a microwave in the lobby and wireless internet. Light continental breakfast and juice are served each morning. Door County Coffee Co. coffee and tea are served throughout the day. Hot apple cider is served afternoons in the fall. We also provide complimentary bottled water and popcorn at all times in our Lobby. Visit online for more information. http://www.thenordiclodge.com/ (920) 854-5432 *Dog Friendly with approval
The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has rooms, suites, or cottages available for your dates. Our guest rooms offer you the best of Door County on the quiet side where you can enjoy the surrounding nature of the Ridges Sanctuary and the quaint small town atmosphere of Baileys Harbor. Rooms and suites include Satellite TV, A/C, a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, and some have double whirlpools & fireplaces, private gardens and more. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.ridgesinn.com/ (920) 839-2127 summer; (920) 854-3266 winter office *Dog Friendly with approval
The Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor is a family-owned and family-friendly resort, with a variety of accommodations designed to meet your vacation needs including the pet-friendly Studio Cottage and select rooms and suites so you can bring the whole family! Enjoy sunsets from the dock, or launch one more of their kayaks, canoes or rowboats, or try cast out a line and relax. Amenities include a heated pool with hot tub, tennis court, WiFi, picnic area with grill, and more! Please call for information or visit online! http://www.shallows.com/ (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560 *Dog Friendly with approval
“Your Place” Nimmer’s North Woods Retreat is a 3-Bedroom, 2-Bath Ranch Style Home located at 4612 Harbor School Road in the village of Egg Harbor. Rates vary seasonally, and are from $125-$225/night for this accommodation which sleeps 6-8 but can also be down sized to a 1-2 bedroom single bath accommodation. Luxury, convenience, privacy, affordability. Amenities include full appliances and three bedrooms that are available for short term rent. This 1200 ft. ranch style home has been completely upgraded with high end furnishings & modern conveniences including a whirlpool bath, large new gas grill, and large fire pit. Private & quiet, yet close to everything, the best of both worlds awaits you. Internet available. 2 night minimum stay. Pets considered. The lodging and amenities can be viewed at vrbo.com listing #705682 Contact Joe Nimmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> *Dog Friendly with approval
Dog Friendly Dining on the Door!
- Harbor Fish Market & Grill in Baileys Harbor – Outside seating with special doggy menu!
- Gibralter Grill in Fish Creek – Outdoor dining, includes fresh water and complimentary dog treat.
- Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay – Dog friendly outside patio. *Open Year-Round
- Not Licked Yet in Fish Creek – Burgers, frozen custard and a special “Canine Custard Cone.”
For more Dog Friendly restaurants, parks, shops, and kennels or day care facilities (in case you make plans that don’t include your dog), please visit Beachfront Inn’s “Vacationing with Fido” and Country House Resort’s “Riley’s Recommendations”; and click the following link to check out more information about these Dog Friendly Hotels!