Spring is in full swing here in Door County, Wisconsin – the shops are opening, the restaurants are serving, and let’s hope the fish are biting!

Beachfront Inn Camp Fire
Beachfront Inn – Baileys Harbor

This weekend is the 27th Annual Brown Trout Tournament, April 23-26, 2015, bringing in anglers from all over. Last year’s winner, John Pollock reeled in a 24.57lb Brown Trout! Throughout the tourney, participants may weigh in their catches at the Baileys Harbor Town Marina (Thursday 6-8pm, Friday & Saturday 12-8pm, and Sunday 9-12pm) there will be Food & Drinks available, or at Howie’s Tackle (Thursday & Friday 10-6pm, Saturday 8-3pm). On Sunday, April 26th participants and spectators will gather for at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall for the Final Weigh & Awards Ceremony. There will also be live music by Modern Day Drifters from 10am-2pm, Food & Drinks, a Boat Show by Beacon Marine LLC, a Community Block Party, and the Top 5 Fish on display! 1st Place Prize is $1,500 Value Prize Package including $600 in cash and a Door County Vacation Package. For more information, please visit BaileysHarbor.com.

136 Restaurant & Wine Bar - Sturgeon Bay
136 Restaurant & Wine Bar – Sturgeon Bay

Girls, if you won’t be lured by bait and tackle, gather your gal pals and celebrate your sisterhood in Sturgeon Bay this weekend! The Sassy Sisters Weekend, hosted by Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, The Lodge at Leathem Smith, and Stone Harbor Resort, will feature a variety of events for the ladies including welcome receptions, shopping excursions, wine sampling, massages, pool-time, cooking classes, live comedy, and even a “Spring Fling Dance” with live music! Please call the resorts for more information about their Sassy Sisters packages and specials. For more information visit SturgeonBay.net.

Download the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining Guide App to find great restaurants and markets in Door County, WI! Still looking for a great place to stay this weekend? Check out our Last Minute Lodging options for April 24-26, 2015:

BH tournamentBeachfront Inn in Baileys Harbor has rooms still available for $75 or $90 per night, offering warm hospitality while providing guests a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance, and make new memories. Beachfront welcomes dogs in designated rooms with prior approval. Please call for more information or visit online! (866) 251-0750

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay has rooms available for the weekend of April 24-26, 2015. Their rooms include decks, two person Jacuzzi® whirlpools, fireplaces and full kitchens or kitchenettes. For larger groups they offer spacious Birchwood Village Homes, ideal for vacationing families and business travelers alike. Located within walking distance to the quaint village of Sister Bay where you’ll find a waterfront village park and beach, a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Three Nights Special available until May 12, 2015stay 3 nights in a Premier Suite and 1 of your week nights is FREE. Stay 3 nights in any other type of room and 1 of the week nights is 50% OFF. Special pricing must be mentioned when making the reservation. Call for details, some restrictions may apply. (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

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. Enjoy dinner at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant with gorgeous lake-views and delicious meals. They are offering a Spring Fling Special – Stay 2 nights get the 3rd night FREE at Spring Rates. Rates range from $195-$325 and with openings in one, two, and three bedroom units for this weekend. (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from including hotel-style rooms, a private guest house, and suites, including Honeymoon Suites. Call for Seasonal “OFF PREMISE ONLY” Pet-Friendly rentals (w/approval) of 1-3 bedroom vacation homes and cottages. Click here to view the rooms still available. The rates are based on two adults and will range with more people. (920) 868-3525.

Sassy Sisters Weekend

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, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment on weekends! April 24-25 is Sassy Sisters weekend, with Spring Fling on Friday April 24 from 4:30-8pm and Saturday, April 25, 9am-2pm, showcasing a variety of vendors. See comedian Sonya White at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 24, and enjoy Live Music in the Harbor Ballroom from 7:30-11pm by THE CAVERN BEAT, who sound just like the Beatles! There will be a $10.00 donation per person to benefit the LiveSTRONG Program. (920) 746-0700

Bridgeport Resort in the center of historic Sturgeon Bay offers an array of on-site recreational amenities including indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools with an indoor splash park and playground for the kids, a whirlpool, a sauna, and a fitness center. One Two or Three Bedroom Suites include fully equipped full size kitchen or wet bar, living areas with queen sleeper sofa, dining areas, King bed in master suites, Queen bed in 2nd bedroom, Fireplace in room, Double Whirlpool Tubs, water or city views, and private decks off the larger suites. (Packages subject to advance reservations and availability). (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

The Shoreline Resort in Ellison Bay has condos and a few motel rooms available this weekend. Located at the top of the Door Peninsula in Gills Rock, The Shoreline offers stunning views of the Green Bay Waters. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on a sun deck and relax. Luxury condominiums are open year round are available with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, a master suite, gas fireplace, full kitchens, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a patio/deck overlooking the waterfront. Call 920.854.2900. (920) 854-2900

Maxwelton Braes Lodge in Baileys Harbor features a variety of size rooms starting at $109/night + tax. Rooms range from Standard one bedroom units to two bedroom suites. Pasta Vino, the onsite restaurant, serves dinner and cocktails Thurs – Sun starting at 5pm. No need to drink and drive! The resort also has a great golf course that is open in case you get that monster fish early and decide you don’t have to fish the rest of the tourney. (920) 839-2321