Bundle up and bring the kids, it’s time for Fish Creek’s Annual Winter Festival! Businesses around town will be open all weekend, and you can find Open-in-Winter Restaurants with the Door County Chefs FREE Mobile Dining App. The festivities in Fish Creek kick off Friday night with a Rock & Roll Art Night at Hands On Art Studio, and a 7pm screening of “Graveyard of the Great Lakes” at the Door CommunityAuditorium.

On Saturday, there will be lots of fun and “quirky” indoor and outdoor games and activities hosted by Door County’s non-profit organizations to keep you entertained at the festival grounds, and you can always slip into the heated tent in Clark Park to warm up. Inside the tent a DJ plays music while you enjoy the Chili Cook-Off and the Stumpf Fiddle Contest; Food and drinks will be available from the Villager’s Snowmobile Club.

Stop in the Old Town Hall for “All Things Chocolate,” visit the Peninsula School of Art for the annual SOUP! Event, and explore Fish Creek with a fun scavenger hunt. Meet Door County Sled Dogs, get your feet moving at the Snowshoe Dance, and enjoy tunes by Baccus Lotus in the main tent. As dusk falls, enjoy a fireworks display outside of the main tent before heading back to your hotels and suites. Make sure you get a hearty breakfast in – Sunday morning is the 8th annual Fruit Loop Run starting and ending at the main tent. Click here for the 30th Annual/2017 Winter Fest Event Guide and Visit Fish Creek Online!

This Saturday is also the annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament which welcomes 42 teams to participate on Kangaroo Lake in 2017, in competition for the coveted “Stanley Thermos.” Spectators are welcome to cheer on the teams and enjoy food and beer at the concession stand. Registration is still open.

Check out the great lodging options and specials below and book your room to explore the Winter Door!

Last Minute Lodging in Door County, WI: Feb. 2-5, 2017

Coachlite 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. 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! http://www.coachliteinn.com/ (920) 854-5503

The White Lace Inn in Sturgeon Bay is the epitome of a romantic bed and breakfast with cozy rooms and extravagant suites, with luxurious queen or king size Victorian beds, oversized whirlpools and fireplaces, and, of course, a full, scrumptious breakfast. Rooms are still available this weekend with rates discounted $30 OFF per night for Friday/Saturday nights! Relax, reflect, and take a walk by the gazebo and snowy pond, accessible by garden pathways, perfect for wandering, which surround and connect the four turn-of-the-century homes that make up the Inn’s 18 elegant rooms. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.whitelaceinn.com/ (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

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. At this time we have all size units available for Feb 3-5, 2017 and we are offering a 3 for 2 Special: stay three nights for the price of two at the rate of the size unit you would like to rent. 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 are non-smoking and pet free. Two night minimum stay. Enjoy dinner with a view at the adjacent Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant to wrap up your day. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.gliddenlodge.com/ (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

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. Bridgeport Resort has openings for Friday 2/3, and 2 two-bedrooms as well as a few hotel rooms left for Saturday 2/4. 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! http://www.bridgeportresort.net (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

The Hilltop Inn is located just steps away from downtown Fish Creek, one of the most popular villages in the county. There are still three townhomes are still available for this weekend! 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. http://hilltopinndc.com/ (920) 868-3556 or (888) 868-3556

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay is located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars, recreation, a grocery store and the beach/marina/waterfront park in Sister Bay! We have an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, an exercise room, free Wi-Fi and we also offer a continental breakfast each morning. Rooms are available this weekend…

  • Premier Suite: $85(Sunday)and $105(Fri.+Sat.)/plus taxes per night. Max. occupancy is four persons with extra charge of $10/person, per night for 3rd/4th person(s) age 13+. One king size bed, a queen size sleeper sofa, full bath, double Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, kitchenette, small sitting/dining area, and a private deck/balcony.
  • Grand One Bedroom Suite/Premier Deluxe Suite: $115(Sunday)and $145(Fri.+Sat.)/plus taxes per night. Max. occupancy is four persons with an extra charge of $10 per person, per night, for 3rd/4th person(s) age 13+. One private bedroom with a king size bed, a queen size sleeper sofa in the sitting area, a full kitchen, spacious sitting/dining area, a full bath with a huge walk in shower with multiple shower heads, a double Jacuzzi whirlpool tub, and a private deck/balcony with separate entrances from the bedroom and living room.
  • Grand Two Bedroom Suite: $140(Sunday) and $170(Fri.+Sat)+tax a night and is based on four-persons occupancy. Max. occupancy is six persons with extra charge of $10/person, per night, for the 5th/6th person(s) age 13+. King size bed in each bedroom with a full, attached bath, a full kitchen, a queen size sleeper sofa in the sitting area with a gas fireplace, a dining area, and a private deck/balcony.
  • Village Homes: $140(Sunday) and $170(Fri.+Sat.)/plus taxes, per night and is based on four-person occupancy. Max. occupancy is six persons with an extra charge of $10/person per night for the 5th/6th persons, age 13+. One king size bed in the master suite with a full, attached bath, twin beds or a queen size bed in the guest suite and another full bath, a full kitchen, in-unit laundry, a queen size sleeper sofa, a sitting area with a gas fireplace, a dining area, and a private deck/balcony.

Birchwood Seasonal Special – Winter Bliss: Enjoy your two night stay in a Premier Suite. Includes Husby’s $30 gift card toward food and beverages, and One day park sticker. To bring a piece of Door County back home we encourage you to do some shopping. A $25 Door County Gift card is provided with your stay. You’ll even get a special discount of $10 off the room rate. Cost of the Winter Bliss special is $255+tax. Birchwood Valentine’s Day Special (available throughout February 2017): Our valentine’s Special includes a two night stay in a whirlpool-fireplace suite. You will receive a $40 gift certificate toward a candlelight dinner at Alexander’s. Enjoy chocolate covered strawberries in front of the fireplace in your suite. We will provide rejuvenating fragrances for the relaxing bath in your private, two person whirlpool. In order to receive the special pricing, it must be mentioned when making the reservation. Please call for more information or visit online! http://birchwoodlodge.com/ (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

Eagle 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.This weekend we still have rooms available. They range from $98-182 + tax per night. All include queen bed, private bath. We also have a special package available…

  • Nature of Romance Package: Indulge in Island Orchard Cider & Homemade Truffles to welcome & warm you; Light the Fire & kindle romance by your Two-Way Fireplace; Dock your ipod into favorites; Draw your herbal bath with Grains & Loofah in your 6’ Double Whirlpool. Dream Two Nights in feather down comfort; Awaken to Breakfast in Bed with our Homemade Breakfast Basket delivered the first morning. Then toodle the backroads for a special gift with your $25. Door County Gift Certificate! $297. Weekdays/$359. Weekends. Add $80 for Valentine’s Day Weekend.

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! http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

AppleCreek Resort is located at the top of the hill in Fish Creek and has various rooms to choose from. For our availability arriving 02/03/2017 with departure on 02/05/2017 please CLICK HERE to see all availability of different room styles on our website. You will be able to see all the wonderful options with descriptions of the different styles to best fit what you are looking for your getaway! 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! All of our packages include: 10% discount at The English Inn Restaurant‘s Friday Fish Fry and at Orchard Country Winery and Market; 5% discount at Renards Cheese; 10% discount at Hide Side Corner Store and at O’Meara’s Irish Shop; and a $5.00 gift card for Curt’s Oilerie & Spice Co. (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. http://www.applecreekresort.com/ (920) 868-3525 or (800) 569-0059

Open 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. Rooms are available this weekend and we are offering our Winter Special: 3 nights in a Lodge Room for $200; or 2 nights in a Lodge Room, DVD player rental with a movie, popcorn, pizza, and 2 beverages, DC gift certificate for $200. Offering King Whirlpool rooms, Lodge Rooms, and the Evergreen Suite (perfect for larger groups). 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! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. Rooms are available 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. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

The 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 this weekend 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. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.theshorelineresort.com/ (920) 854-2900 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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, Jacuzzi and sauna, a hot tub, free WiFi, business center, on-site dining, and live entertainment nearly every weekend! No minimum stay requirement! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700