Door County is buzzing with activity as festival preparations are finalized and visitors begin to flood our small town streets to enjoy a vast array of events featuring original live music, our maritime history, and of course, lots of great food! Don’t wait to book your Last Minute reservations and spend the weekend on the Door Peninsula with us!

June 9-12 Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay


Imagine staying in a retro hotel with dozens of musicians, spinning a whiskey bottle each night to pick teams, and writing and recording a new song every night… that’s Steel Bridge Songfest! The songwriters who gather at the Holiday Music Motel each June spend a whole week writing and recording all original, brand new songs, which they will perform masterfully in concert this weekend, June 9-12, at a variety of venues located in downtown Sturgeon Bay almost exclusively on 3rd Avenue this year! Get your weekend pass for just $25 to gain entry into all of the venues to see bands and solo artists from all walks of life doing what they do best. For more information about the festival’s origins and to see the full schedule of performers, visit online or download the SBSF app.

June 10-12 23rd Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival

The Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival offers the chance to explore the county through the lens of our strong maritime history. Take boat excursions, guided land-based tours of the lighthouses (including some that are not usually open to the public), or explore on your own with the Lighthouse Festival Map.

Side Pork Fest (image from website)June 11 Side Pork Fest in Sturgeon Bay

The annual Side Pork Fest returns to Sturgeon Bay this Saturday, June 11th! The festival features live music with On the Rocks and Panic Station, as well as the morning Hog Wild Run. Enjoy the taste and smell of delicious Side Pork all day while you wander through the Arts and Crafts fair, and bring the kids to the Kid Zone for more fun! Admission is free, and the festival will be held at Martin Park not far from the Steel Bridge Songfest outdoor events. For more information visit online.

June 11 Roofing of the Goats Parade in Sister Bay

Get your goat and go on parade in Sister Bay this Saturday, June 11th! Don a goat costume, a great goatee, Viking get-ups, or just walk with your goat – participation and creativity is encouraged! The Parade lines up on the corner of Hwy 42 and Mill Road and starts at 10:30am. While you’re in town, don’t forget to stop for lunch at one of Sister Bay’s exceptional restaurants!

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Bay Shore Inn pool view from suiteBay 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. We do have a 2 bedroom unit available at $249 per night this weekend. Bay Shore Inn offers suites 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! (800) 556-4551

CLIrock2Coachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms available for your dates! 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. Rooms are available this weekend with no minimum stay! 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! (920) 854-5503

ridges_inn2_06232012The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has rooms, suites, or cottages available this weekend with no minimum stay! 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! (920) 839-2127

Lodgings at Pioneer Lane frontThe 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. We have just one room available this weekend for Sat/Sun/Mon nights. 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! (800) 588-3565 or (920) 854-7656

Nordic LodgeNordic 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. Rooms are available at $117/night plus taxes. Ask about Romantic Getaway, Dinner and a Play, and Family Fun Packages, and visit online for more. (920) 854-5432

Westwood Shores during August, 2005.

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. Westwood Shores has several rooms open this weekend and 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! (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

Glidden door_county_sunrise_buildingGlidden 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. We have a couple 1 bedrooms open for this weekend and a 2 bedroom suite as well. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day! 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 we are non-smoking and pet free. Two night minimum stay. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

Parkwood LodgeParkwood Lodge in Fish Creek features a variety of affordable room types including Lodge and Deluxe Lodge rooms, Kitchenette and Deluxe Kitchenette rooms (all with 2 Queen beds), King rooms, 1 Bedroom suites and Family Suites. Some suites have wood burning stoves. All our rooms and suites are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, phone, and cable television. The resort has a large indoor pool, whirlpool, game room, playground and grilling areas. We have 10 acres of beautiful park-like grounds with picnic areas and outdoor grills. We are located near Peninsula State Park, with park access for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. Take a leisure walk on our wooded trails leaving right from our property! In the evening, relax and enjoy making s’mores around our bonfire area. A great vacation location located on the north end of Fish Creek near shops, restaurants and several venues for performing arts, and right across from Peninsula State Park. We are a family owned resort and our atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and friendly. (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

Birchwood front gardenBirchwood Lodge in Sister Bay has Premier Suites (one king bed, one queen size sleeper sofa, full bath, double whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, kitchenette, private deck/balcony), and Grand One Bedroom Suites (private bedroom, full kitchen, HUGE walk-in shower plus whirlpool tub), as well as some Village homes (2 bedrooms, 2 baths, full kitchen) available for your dates. We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast (packaged items) each morning. We are within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay. Take a look at all of our suites and facilities under the Lodging Options tab on our webpage. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

Shallows Resort waterfrontThe Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor is a family-owned and family-friendly resort, with a variety of accommodations designed to meet your vacation needs. This weekend we have a Woodview Motel room, a Two Bedroom Beachhouse, and a Gatehouse suite for June 9th; we have 2 Shoreside Motel rooms for June 10th; and our Eagle’s Nest cottage is available starting June 8, and is available with a 4 night minimum. 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! (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560

country house poolCountry 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. This weekend we have the following available: 2nd floor King Suite for June 9 and 10, 2nd floor King Suite for June 9-10-11 and 12, Queen Pool View for June 11 and 12, a King Specialty for June 9 and 10, and 2 Queen Water View rooms for June 10-11 and 12. We also have several rooms available for the 9th only. 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. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-4551 or (800) 424-0041

Open Hearth Lodge deckOpen 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. We have 2 rooms still available for this upcoming weekend, and a single on Friday night 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! (920) 854-4890

Apple Creek ResortAppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from this weekend with no minimum stay. Always call for the best rates and current packages. Suites have a private whirlpool and fireplace. All of our packages include: 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant and the Old Post Office Restaurant, $5 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice Co., 10% discount at Orchard Country Winery and Market, Hide Side Corner Store, Paul David Jewelry & Gifts, and at Scenic Boat Tours of Fish Creek. All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay. We are located directly across the street from twenty shops, dining, & Door Community Auditorium. We are by gorgeous Peninsula State Park, Winery, Scenic Boat & Trolley Tour, & Drive-In Theatre. We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

Shoreline Resort condo-mainThe 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. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on their sun deck and relax. We have both motel rooms and condos available this weekend. Some 1 night stays are available in the motel for Thursday, Friday or Sunday night; Saturday night stays require a 2 night minimum stay. Luxury condominiums 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. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-2900

StoneHarbor_Post_June2016Stone 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 still available this weekend with no minimum stay! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700

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