Autumn in Door County is full of surprises: days that are warm enough for the beach, golf, or sailing; days cool enough to cozy up next to a fireplace, or under blankets on a wagon ride; and nearly every night live music or theatrical entertainment can be found at multiple venues. The local chefs are cooking up a dizzying array of harvest themed dining delights (Read our Fall Feast blog highlighting Door County restaurants!) and many resorts, hotels and bed & breakfasts have reduced rates and specials lasting until the snow flies. We’ve collected a variety of offerings sure to meet anyone’s need.

Fall Colors in Door County - The Shallows

Fall Colors in Door County – The Shallows

ELLISON BAY

Starting at the top of the Peninsula in Ellison Bay you’ll find a variety of lodging options including Creed Cottage, Parkside Inn, Shoreline Resort, and Door County Lakehouse Rentals.

Creed Cottage

Creed Cottage

The sweet and comfortable Creed Cottage, for up to 6 adults, is located right in the middle of Ellison Bay. Walk to galleries, restaurants, a bookstore, coffee shop, grocery store and the beach. There are still openings at Creed Cottage this fall (minimum 3 night stay; 2 nights available with extra cleaning fee) until the week before Thanksgiving!

SISTER BAY

The lively village of Sister Bay is home to such lovely lodging establishments as Nordic Lodge, Open Hearth Lodge, Scandinavian Lodge, Country House Resort, and Coachlite Inn and Suites.

Open Hearth Lodge

Open Hearth Lodge

This Fall at Open Hearth Lodge enjoy A TASTE of DOOR COUNTY! This special package, valid through October 27th, 2013, includes a 2 night stay, Door County wine or Cherry juice, a $25 Gift card to Julie’s Park cafe, a Keepsake Tote, Door County Products (coffee, dried cherries, hot chocolate), Red Putter Mini golf passes, a $25 Door County Gift Certificate, and a DVD with movie and popcorn.

  • Rate for 2 people – Weekends: Lodge Room $270+tax; Whirlpool Room $310+tax
  • Rate for 2 people – Weeknights: Lodge Room $230+tax; Whirlpool Room $270+tax

The Coachlite Inn and Suites has several packages available to help you enjoy autumn colors in Door county including a Romance Package, a Spa Package, and these great seasonal packages:

EXPERIENCE DOOR COUNTY PACKAGE FOR 2 (Coachlite Inn and Suites)

Explore beautiful Door County! This two night package includes a unique sightseeing tour on a Door County Trolley, tickets to Fish Creek’s drive-in movie theater, a one day pass to explore Peninsula State Park, and a fish boil dinner for two at the Old Post Office in Ephraim.

  • Rates Scenic Tour: Deluxe Room $349, Deluxe Plus $369, Queen Suite $409, Kitchenette Suite $429.
  • Rates Lighthouse Tour: Deluxe Room $399, Deluxe Plus $439, Queen Suite $489, Kitchenette Suite $549.

FALL SO DELICIOUS PACKAGE 1 (Coachlite Inn and Suites)

Coachlite InnThis two night package includes a unique, not so scary, haunted sightseeing tour on a Door County Trolley, drive through the canopy of colored leaves on your way to a segway tour through the Seaquist orchards, and grab a caramel apple while you’re there or to take along, and a fish boil dinner for two at the Old Post Office in Ephraim. You will also receive a $25 gift certificate that you can use to treat yourself at one of the many Door County Visitor Bureau Members! We’ll keep the jack-o-lanterns on for you.

  • Rates: Deluxe Room $419, Deluxe Plus $439, Queen Suite $479, Pond Suite $549.

FALL SO DELICIOUS PACKAGE 2 (Coachlite Inn and Suites)
All the same as above except does not include the segway tour through Seaquist orchards.

  • Rates: Deluxe Room $329, Deluxe Plus $349, Queen Suite $389, Pond Suite $459.

BAILEYS HARBOR

Take a turn down the scenic side of Door County and stay in Baileys Harbor, a fantastic small town located on the shores of Lake Michigan where you’ll find Scofield North Waterfront Rentals, Baileys Harbor Ridges Resort, Nelson Lakeview Suites & Motel, the Beachfront Inn, and – just south of Baileys Harbor – Maxwelton Braes Lodge.

The Beachfront Inn in downtown Baileys Harbor has a pool, a water view, and room for your pet, and is offering a fabulous FALL MIDWEEK SPECIAL that runs through October 31: stay three consecutive nights (Sunday through Thursday only) and the third night will be 50% off. Check out these great vacation packages also available at Beachfront Inn:

YOUR GLASS IS HALF-FULL (1 Night Beachfront Inn)

This one night stay for two people (excluding rooms 204 & 206) at the Beachfront Inn includes:

  • A $25 Gift Card to Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Restaurant

  • And a Delicious bottle of Door County Peninsula wine in your hotel room.

  • Rate (Sunday to Thursday only): $152

YOUR CUP RUNNETH OVER (2 Nights Beachfront Inn)

Beachfront Inn

Beachfront Inn

This two night stay for two people (excluding rooms 204 & 206) at the Beachfront Inn includes:

  • A Delicious bottle of Door County Peninsula wine in your hotel room

  • Door County wine tasting for two at Stone’s Throw Winery & complimentary wine     glasses

  • A custom handmade wine cork from North West Designs

  • And a $50 gift certificate for a scrumptious gourmet dinner for two at the Max Supper Club

  • Rate (Sunday to Thursday only): $324

HOT DOG! (Dog Friendly Special Beachfront Inn)

This two night stay in a dog-friendly Door County hotel room at the Beachfront Inn (2 persons &     1 dog) includes:

  • A 1 Day Wisconsin State Park Pass

  • A $50 Gift Certificate to Harbor Fish Market & Grille where you can dine outdoors with your dog – this dog friendly Door County restaurant even has a canine menu available!

  • And a $25 Gift Certificate from the Door County Visitors Bureau

  • Rate (Sunday to Thursday only): $360

Maxwelton Braes

Maxwelton Braes

With Cottage Rooms, Lodge and Deluxe Lodge Rooms, and one and two bedroom suites, Maxwelton Braes Lodge, located just south of Baileys Harbor,has lots of options available for your Fall weekend in Door County, and check out this great Fall Special available through October 27.

SO DELICIOUS, SO DOOR COUNTY (2 Nights Maxwelton Braes Lodge)

This Two Night Stay for two, includes

  • A $25 Door County Gift Certificate

  • A Buy One Get One Free Entree at Max Supper Club.

  • Rate (Sunday to Thursday only): Stay and Dine Package starts at $195.
  • Add two rounds of golf with power cart at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course

  • Rate (Sunday to Thursday only): Stay, Play, and Dine Package starts at $245.

STURGEON BAY

White Lace Inn

White Lace Inn

The year-round city of Sturgeon Bay is often called the gateway to Door County, because Door County starts here. With cozy B&Bs and top-notch resorts, Sturgeon Bay is the place to stay. Here you’ll find the White Lace Inn, Bay Shore Inn, Bridgeport Resort, Stone Harbor Resort, and just north of the city, the lovely Glidden Lodge Beach Resort.

A quaint Sturgeon Bay bed and breakfast not to be missed, the White Lace Inn offers dramatically REDUCED RATES on weeknights starting October 27th, just in time for the holidays! Check out their room availability HERE or call 877-948-5223.

Bridgeport Resort is located in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay with exceptional access to all of Door County, Wisconsin’s quaint shops, award winning restaurants, scenic parks and a wide variety of attractions, and offers one, two and three bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens. On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools and indoor splash park, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center and high speed internet. Bridgeport Resort offers their spectacular Fall Mid Week Special until December 26th, 2013.

Bridgeport Resort

Bridgeport Resort

FALL MIDWEEK SPECIAL (Bridgeport Resort)

(Sunday Through Thursday only and Not Valid With Any Other Feature or Promotion. Subject to Advance Reservations and Availability. Not Valid During Pumpkin Patch Weekend, Fall Fifty, or Fall Festival.)

  • Stay Two Nights – 10% Off Daily Rates.
  • Stay Three Nights – 15% Off Daily Rates.
  • Stay Four or More Nights – 20% Off Daily Rates.

Want to be near Sturgeon Bay, but still enjoy the wilderness of Door County? Head north on Hwy 57 and stay at Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, just south of Jacksonport on the beach of beautiful Lake Michigan. Glidden Lodge is offering this Fall Package for wine lovers through April of 2014 (excluding holiday periods):

Glidden Lodge

Glidden Lodge

DOOR COUNTY WINE LOVERS PACKAGE (Glidden Lodge Beach Resort)

Upon check-in you will be given $50 worth of gift certificates to be used at one or more of the following Door County Wineries: Door Peninsula Winery, Orchard Country Winery, Red Oak Winery and Simon Creek Winery.

EGG HARBOR

Located on the Bay side of the Door Peninsula, Egg Harbor was selected as “Best Small Town” in Wisconsin in a survey by Wisconsin Trails magazine (2011), and no wonder – in addition to great shopping, dining and activities, it’s home to The Ashbrooke, The Shallows Resort, Egg Harbor Lodge, and Door County Lighthouse Inn B&B and Vacation Rentals.

Starting October 21st, stay two nights during the week at Egg Harbor Lodge, atop the bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay, and get their SPECIAL FALL RATE: the third night free!

Egg Harbor Lodge

Door County Sunset – Egg Harbor Lodge

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 suites, log cabins and condos available for rental, and a great Trolley Ghost Tour Package for your Autumn excursion to the Peninsula:

Door County Lighthouse Inn

Door County Lighthouse Inn

TROLLEY GHOST TOUR PACKAGE (Door County Lighthouse Inn)

This two night package includes full breakfast each morning and tickets on the Door County Trolley Ghost Tour Outing. Enjoy a ride on the old time trolley as it takes you on a Door County Ghost Hunt. You leave at 7pm for a two hour tour. Starting in October the tour leaves at 6pm.

  • Rate: $324.00 – $414.00 per couple, depending upon room selection. Valid until October 31.

Escape to Door County with a stay at The Ashbrooke, an exclusive resort just for couples and adults. This Fall, book their Explore Door County Package and enjoy a Spectacular Trolley Tour!

EXPLORE DOOR COUNTY PACKAGE (The Ashbrooke)

The Ashbrooke

The Ashbrooke

Enjoy two or more mid-week (Sunday-Thursday) nights at the regular nightly rate and receive a certificate good for admission for two on the popular, Door County Trolley’s Narrated Scenic Tour. This 60-minute old-time trolley ride will allow you to see the breathtaking vistas from Door County’s scenic bluffs overlooking the islands. As you traverse the land, your driver will share the legend and lore unique to each area. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Learn from the locals the best places to wine, dine and relax. Advance reservations for the tour prior to your arrival are encouraged. The trolley tour departs four times daily from a location about a five minute drive from the hotel.

  • Package available through October 24th, rates vary by room.

FISH CREEK

Fall is fabulous in Fish Creek, where you’ll find Homestead Suites, Apple Creek Resort, and the Settlement Courtyard Inn (and Lavender Spa!).

The Settlement Courtyard Inn has a wide variety of special rates and packages for this Autumn! Mention FALL MID WEEK SPECIAL when reserving your Courtyard Room (Sunday-Thursday) to receive the great rate of $119 per night (excludes Fall Festival Weekends). And check out these other great deals:

SPA ESCAPE PACKAGE (Settlement Courtyard Inn)

This one night stay in a Courtyard Room includes two Refresher Massages.

  • Rate: $257 (Valid until Sept. 30. Sunday through Thursday only. Excludes Fall Festival weekends). Please mention the “Spa Escape Package” when reserving this offer.

AUTUMN GHOST TOUR PACKAGE (Settlement Courtyard Inn)

Settlement Courtyard Inn

Settlement Courtyard Inn

This two night stay in a Courtyard Room includes:

  • 2 tickets on the Trolley Ghost Tour

  • A bottle of Simon Creek wine and signature glasses

  • Lunch at the Cookery Restaurant

  • Continental-Plus Breakfast each morning.

  • Rate: Weekends $411, Midweek $331. Please mention the “Autumn Ghost Tour Package” when reserving this offer.

EPHRAIM

The pristine village of Ephraim is an exceptional place to experience Door County’s Fall Colors. Stay at the Eagle Harbor Inn, Ephraim Guest House, the Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, or the Pine Grove Resort for a relaxing getaway.

Eagle Harbor Inn, a quaint B&B located in the heart of Ephraim just footsteps from dining, shopping, the beach and great activities, offers several packages to enhance your Door County stay!

DOOR COUNTY WINE TRAIL PACKAGE (Eagle Harbor Inn)

This two night stay in the Bed & Breakfast or a one bedroom suite includes:

  • Breakfast basket delivered to a suite or full breakfast in the B&B for guests staying in the Inn

  • A bottle of wine from one of our local wineries (red or white)

  • Tasting passes to several local wineries

TAKE TWO PACKAGE (Eagle Harbor Inn)

This two night stay in the Bed & Breakfast or a one bedroom suite includes:

  • Breakfast basket delivered to a suite or a full breakfast in the B&B for guests that stay in the Inn

  • Door County Gift Certificate worth $25

HOMEMADE GOODNESS TRAVELER PACKAGE (Eagle Harbor Inn)

This one weeknight stay in the Bed & Breakfast includes:

  • Full breakfast in the B&B

  • Homemade chocolate truffles & sparkling pear cider

  • Door County Gift Certificate worth $25

  • Homemade cherry coffee cake packaged to take home

SUNSET & SWEETS PACKAGE (Eagle Harbor Inn)

Eagle Harbor Inn

Eagle Harbor Inn

This 2 night stay in the Bed & Breakfast or a one bedroom suite includes:

  • Breakfast basket delivered to a suite or a full breakfast in the B&B

  • Sunrise or sunset kayak tour along the rocky shores of the Ephraim bay

  • A bottle of wine from one of our local wineries (red or white)

  • Beautiful bath robes and bath grains for use during their stay

  • Homemade truffles

  • A Japanese Wish Lantern to light and set free above the bay.

  • Available until Sept. 30, 2013. Rates vary with room.

Door County is full of natural beauty, exciting activities, and quiet escapes in the Autumn, and no matter where you stay, you’re sure to build enough memories to warm you all season long! To find out where to find the tastiest Fall Flavors in Door County, check out our Fall Feast blog on DoorCountyChefs.com!

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