The  Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5K event is the first of the year. Taking place May 5th this year, it is the kick off of the competitive running circuit up here. The Half Marathon registration is still open but the Nicolet Bay 5K is closed.

If you are planning on participating or cheering on entrants, check out these great last minute rooms and specials when booking your hotel stay.

Settlement Courtyard Inn, located just outside bustling Fish Creek, this is a great spot to begin any adventure. They have two great specials running for Race Weekend. The Spring Special includes Courtyard Room, Continental-Plus breakfast for $109/night.  Please mention the “Spring Special” when reserving this offer.
They are also offering a Girlfriends Spring Special which includes 1 night lodging Courtyard Room (2 queens), 2 Refresher Massages, bottle of Simon Creek wine and signature glasses. $287 ($143.50 ea) Double occupancy.  Stay for two nights: $386.Valid April 1-May 24, 2012
Please mention the “Girlfriends Spring Special” when reserving this offer.

Creed Cottage is a quaint 3 bedroom cottage is just minutes from the shores of Green Bay waters in Ellison Bay. They are offering the cottage at our 2011 rate of $145 per night from May 1 until June 15th, 2012 – with no added charge for the 11% tax.”

Door County Lighthouse Inn is a quaint B&B located in the downtown Egg Harbor, within pleasant walking distance from unique shops, 5-star restaurants and the new marina. They have two Vacation Rentals open the weekend of the Half Marathon. They are the Awesome Sunset Condo which is a 2 bedroom unit and sleep up to 6 with the sleeper sofa at $200 per night and we will take a 2 night reservation that weekend.  We also have a Landmark bedroom and loft unit that sleeps 4 for $120.00 per night on the weekend. They are also offering the Spring into Romance package which includes the Door County Trolley Spring Blossom tour, $50 dinner coupon for the English Inn, and a $25 DCVB Gift Certificate, with a 2 night weekend stay up to Memorial Day Weekend.  Rates are between $391 and $481 depending which room you select.

Coachlite Inn has rooms available in this conveniently located Inn between Sister Bay and Ephraim. They will be giving out a complimentary Coachlite Inn t-shirts for any of our guests that are participating in the races. They are offering their Festival of Blossoms Package which includes a 2 night stay, a wonderful wine and cheese basket from Renards, & beautiful floral bouquet, $60 gift certificate for dinner at Inn at Kristofers or The English Inn, and a $25 Door County Gift Certificate to spend at the many participating Door County businesses.   Package Rates:  Deluxe Room with one king or 2 queen beds is $299. Queen Suite with 1 queen bed, a sitting area with fireplace, and a 2 person whirlpool tub is $359.

The Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, a small country inn nestled in the heart of Ephraim, creates the perfect setting for a romantic getaway anytime of the year. They have two rooms available for Race Weekend: Bill’s $80 and the Sea Chest with its new fireplace!

The Cookery has their one bedroom cottage and two bedroom suites available, located in downtown Fish Creek.