The Holiday festivities are ramping up in Door County just a Deer Hunting season begins, which means – there’s something for everyone on the Peninsula this weekend! Grab the guys, book a room or a cabin to call home base – Deer Season is Nov. 19-27, 2016. Not into hunting? Gather the gals and book your stay to enjoy the Deer Windows Weekend at Stone Harbor Resort with shopping, drink specials, and live music; and Sunday morning make sure you have reservations to bring the kids to have Breakfast with Santa!

Of course, you might want to get your holiday shopping started (or finished?!) so make sure to spend some time in Sturgeon Bay for Christmas by the Bay and the Holiday Art Crawl, and slip up to Baileys Harbor on Saturday for the Holiday Fair at the town hall. Shopping local is a great way to share the love, and results in some special and one of a kind gifts, from wearable art like clothes and jewelry, to functional pottery and furniture, to home accents, hangings, and more…

Nov. 18-20, 2016 Christmas by the Bay Sturgeon Bay

merry-time-festival-of-trees-float-sturgeon-bayThe merriment begins Friday at 6pm with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7pm at the clock tower on Third Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Complimentary horse drawn wagon rides will be available, and open houses at local shops will offer refreshments, demonstrations, and great sales so you can get your holiday shopping in! Enter the “Moo-La-La” Shopping Drawing for a daily chance to win a $25 gift certificate or the $1,000 Grand Prize! The annual Holiday Parade starts at 10am on Saturday morning on Third Avenue, and will be followed by a chance to meet Santa at the Door County Historical Museum! Make your reservations early to have Breakfast with Santa at Stone Harbor Resort on Sunday from 9:30-11am (call 920-746-0700). Visit the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Avenue, or call the SBVC at 800.301.6695 or 920.743.6246 for more information and details.

November 19, 2016 Baileys Harbor Holiday Fair by Door County North Rotary Club

stoneharbor_nov2016The Rotary Club of Door County North is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the mission of helping youth and the environment in our community. There will be 15+ vendors who will be selling their wares and contributing a share of their proceeds to the club! Come to the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Nov. 19th (opening day of Deer Hunting season) from 10am-3pm to purchase wonderful holiday gifts that bring Door County home!

Nov. 19-20, 2016 Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl

From 10am–4pm on Friday and Saturday this weekend, you can shop local at the Holiday Art Crawl in  Sturgeon Bay! Meet artists, see where they work, and take home original artwork and crafts to give your family and friends this holiday season. Refreshments will be available here and there along the way, and don’t forget to enter the Door Prize drawings at each location! The newly formed Steel Bridge Creative District hosts this year’s kick-off event at Popelka Trenchard Glass on Friday, Nov. 18th from 5-7pm. For more details, and to see works of art from each artist, check out the Facebook page: Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl.

Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Nov. 18-20, 2016

Stone Harbor Resort loft%20room%20viewStone 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 available this weekend with no minimum stay and it’s Deer Widows Weekend! Bring the girls to get away while the boys are hunting and stop and shop in the Ballroom and enjoy Ladies’ Drink specials in the pub… Live music with Catfish & Caviar Friday night and Out of Time on Saturday night. Sunday bring the kids to have Breakfast with SANTA! Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-0700

Apple Creek Resort Indoor PoolAppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. We are located across from unique shops, & dining; by gorgeous Peninsula State Park; and few minutes to wineries, theaters, galleries and Peninsula Art School. Suites have a private whirlpool and fireplace! For our availability arriving 11/18/2016 with departure on 11/20/2016, CLICK HERE to view all availability of different room styles on our website. All of our packages include: 10% discount at the Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours; 10% discount at The English Inn, the Old Post Office Restaurant, and Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; 10% discount at Paul David Jewelry & Gifts and at O’Meara’s Irish Shop; and a $5.00 gift card for Fish Creek Oilerie & Spice. (All coupons only valid according to each establishment’s hours of operation during your stay.) We also feature a wonderful Indoor pool, whirlpool and sundeck. (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

office-picThe Hilltop Inn is located just steps away from downtown Fish Creek, one of the most popular villages in the county. Rooms are available Thanksgiving weekend with a 2 night minimum stay. The Hilltop Inn’s spacious, deluxe town-homes place you at the doorstep of all Door County has to offer. Town-homes are pet-free and smoke-free. The Hilltop Inn has everything you need to enjoy your Door County vacation, including in-room whirlpools and fireplaces, full kitchens, WiFi, and outdoor heated pool and whirlpool (open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day). Weekly discounts available. (920) 868-3556 or (888) 868-3556

Shoreline Resort livingroom-kitchenThe 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. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on their sun deck and relax. Condos are available this weekend. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-2900 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Eagle Harbor Inn Hilda RoomEagle Harbor Inn is located across from the Bay, on the main street in Ephraim, this delightful Bed & Breakfast Inn offers elegant Whirlpool Suites with kitchenettes and B&B rooms, providing a perfect balance of quaint charm with many resort amenities. We have both nights this weekend available in the following B&B rooms: Tilla, Tillie, Toneta, Augusta, & Eugenia. Multiple One Bedroom Whirlpool Suites & 2 Bedroom Whirlpool Suites are also available. Our Whirlpool Suites are perfect accommodations for couples and families, located in architecturally distinct houses, each containing several units. Each suite features a 6’ whirlpool in the master bedroom with rheostatic lighting, custom soaps & loofah, two-way fireplace and a cherry wood Eastlake queen bed with down comforter & pillow selection. Also included is a private deck, a fully equipped apartment size kitchen with coffee maker, range, toaster, and microwave. There are also TV/DVD, CD/iPod stereo, living/dining room, hair dryer & iron. Breakfast is not included for guests that stay in the suites but we do offer a lovely homemade Breakfast Basket (continental for two) which will be delivered to your door to start your day. B&B rooms do include a full scrumptious breakfast each morning. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Commons complete with fitness room, sauna and indoor current pool, and a playground is available for the little ones. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

Bridgeport Resort

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. We have very limited availability for this weekend Nov. 18-20 so call ASAP for reservations.  Bridgeport Waterfront 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 wide variety of attractions. All Suites Include: In Room Whirlpool, Snack Bar or Full Kitchen, King Bed, Hair Dryer, TV and DVD Player, Glasses and Silverware, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Iron and Ironing Board and a Guest Service Directory. Please call for more information or visit online! (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

Bay Shore Inn

Bay 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. Suites are available with no minimum stay this weekend. Bay Shore Inn offers 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites, all 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

205 Coachlite InnCoachlite Inn in Sister Bay has rooms available for this weekend! 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. 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

hillside-pictures-015Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. Rooms are available for this weekend. 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 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. (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Lodgings at Pioneer Lane

The 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. 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. Rooms are available for this weekend with a 2 night minimum stay. 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