Sept. 16, 2017 Egg Harbor Ale Fest

The Egg Harbor Ale Fest is this Saturday, Sept. 16th from 1-5pm in Harbor View Park and will feature unlimited sampling of over 100 different craft beers from 40 brewers, with live music all day by Kaleidoscope Eyes – A Beatles Tribute Band. General admission (21+) is $40 ONLINE and $45 at the door and includes a Commemorative Pint Glass. VIP admission (21+) is $82 ONLINE and $89 at the door and includes a Commemorative, Handmade in Door County, Stein in addition to the VIP perks listed below. Designated Driver (non-drinker) admission is $12 ONLINE and $15 at the door and includes a Long-sleeve Ale Fest shirt and complimentary bottled water and soda at the event.

While general admission is at 1pm, VIP ticket holders get early admission at Noon, the chance to sample rare and limited edition brews from noon-1pm, and VIP guests get complimentary water and soda and unlimited food included! There will be lots of great food available for purchase for general admission as well. Complimentary trolley transportation will be available from 11am-7pm to and from Egg Harbor lodging establishments and restaurants and the AleFest grounds. Please drink responsibly, be safe, don’t drink and drive. Purchase Tickets ONLINE in advance for the discounted price.

Note: The Door County community was saddened by the recent fire that forced Shipwrecked Brew Pub to close for the remainder of 2017. Please follow them on Facebook to get updates on where to purchase their brews and news of their 2018 reopening. 

Sept. 16, 2017 Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival and Street Auction

Braised Beef Tacos (Root Bistro)

Sturgeon Bay kicks off the Autumn season in Door County with their annual Harvest Festival and Street Auction on Sept. 16th. The festival runs 9am-5pm giving you plenty of time to explore downtown Sturgeon Bay and check out all the Benches by the Bay! All down Third Avenue you’ll find arts and crafts, Fall specials in stores and shops, a special appearance by some of the Milwaukee Bucks, a Chalk Art event, and food and drink vendors as well as great local eateries like Root Bistro right on Third Avenue, 5th & Jefferson Cafe just up the street, and on the West side of town, Get Real Cafe, and Sonny’s Pizzeria! Catch Hot Off the Grill playing live music from 11:30am-4:30pm out front of Third Avenue Playhouse, and check out the Harvest Festival Classic Car Show hosted by the Old Bolts Car Club from 8am-4pm (awards at 3pm). Head down to Martin Park for more live music with Dow Jones playing rock n’ roll from 4pm until the auction starts at 5:30pm.

Benches by the Bay (5th & Jefferson)

The Street Art Auction will feature the 17 unique, two-seat, straight-back benches and 8 free-form creations that you have seen all around town throughout the day. For more information and pre-registration for the Art Auction, visit the Street Art Auction online, or if you can’t attend, Click Here to Cast your Proxy Bid, call the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center: 920-743-6246, or stop by the Visitor Center at 36 S. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay.

Sept.16, 2017 Peninsula Century Ride

This weekend is also the Peninsula Century Ride Fall Challenge, featuring four routes, held at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park in northern Door County. Cyclists will enjoy the beautiful scenic ride along our back roads, orchards, and shoreline, and a post-ride meal from Sister Bay chefs, and drinks from Door County Brewing Co. and Tapuat Kombucha!

#SearchFindEat and Explore more Door with this FREE Dining APP! Find dining, festivals, live music, theater and more on the Peninsula when you visit our Door County Events Calendar and download the Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App – FREE for iPhone and Android with click-to-call phone number and GPS directions, plus DC Chefs Member menus! Don’t forget to follow DC Lodging on Facebook to hear about lodging specials, available rooms, and last minute cancellations.


Last Minute Lodging in Door County: Sept. 15-17, 2017 

Pine Grove Resort is located in Ephraim and offers a piece of natural, pristine shoreline, and private sand beach, as well as luxury suites with private whirlpool baths, a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and pool sundeck, overlooking Eagle Harbor. We have the following available for this weekend:

  • King Rooms with Full or Partial Water View
  • 2-Queen Rooms with Full or Partial Water View, or Standard View
  • Queen Rooms with Partial Water View, Standard View, or Wood View
  • The Family Suite

We are just minutes from Peninsula State Park, and surrounded by golfing, fishing, and tons of relaxing and family activities. We also offer a variety of packages including a Dinner & Play Package, Romance Package, family package, and Golf Package.  For more information about our packages, room styles, and pictures of our rooms and resort, call or visit online please! http://pinegrovedoorcounty.com/  (920) 854-2321

Bridgeport Resort on the WaterBridgeport 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. This weekend we have a 1-bedroom unit and five 2-bedroom units availableBridgeport 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 Parkside Inn is just across the street from the Ellison Bay public beach and offers suite availabilities for one, two or three night stays, and is known for their clean, quiet, spacious rooms and very competitive prices. Rooms are available this weekend! We offer 2 queen sized bedrooms or 1 king. The beach and park are located right across the street or you can walk to town. All rooms have flat screen TV’s, Wireless Internet, AC, small fridge and microwave! The rates are $69/night weekdays or $79/night weekends plus tax.  This excludes Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch Weekends in which it is $99/night. Please call for more information or visit online! http://parksideinndc.com/ (920) 497-5221 or (920) 854-9050

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. We still have two 2-bedroom suites available for Sept. 15-17, they are $289/night. Bay Shore Inn’s suites have 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! http://bayshoreinn.net (800) 556-4551

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. We have four suites left for the weekend of 9/15-9/17 with rates starting at $239. Westwood Shores offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens and a breathtaking view of the bay from every suite. In addition to gift certificates, Westwood Shores offers great lodging packages, and ask about reservation Add-Ons including Flowers & Chocolate, a Relaxing Basket, Winery Tours, Spa Gift Certificates, and more! On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free paddle boats and row boats. Free property wide WiFi too! http://www.westwoodshores.net/ (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

The Water Street Inn in Ephraim has just one room still available this weekend! The Inn features rooms with one King or 2 Queen beds, some with sofa sleepers – all with water views, WiFi, iphone docking stations, 42” smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers and refrigerators, and walk-in tiled showers. The Inn features a sand beach and dock, stone patio and fire pit, an outdoor heated swimming pool, lawn games, and more, all from a premier location in downtown Ephraim within walking distance of the public beach, water sport rentals, shops and restaurants. Please call or visit online for more info! http://waterstreetinnephraim.com (920) 854-2831

Birchwood LodgeBirchwood 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. We have studio rooms open for Friday night and two bedroom units for Friday and Saturday nights this weekend. 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! http://birchwoodlodge.com/ (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has freshly painted guest rooms in 2017 with new carpeting in nearly all guest rooms and all cottages, new Serta Signature Suite Plush 13″ mattresses and box-springs at the inn, new linen packages, including, sheets, comforters and bath linens! Rooms are available this weekend with rates from $119-$209 per night, plus tax for 2. As always, 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! http://www.ridgesinn.com/ (920) 839-2127 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Hillside Inn of Door County is located in Ephraim with gorgeous views of the water from private and shared balconies. 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. This weekend we still have our South Cottage available! http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL  

The Settlement Courtyard Inn & Lavender Spa, voted #1 Boutique Spa in Wisconsin by Milwaukee Magazine, is located just outside bustling Fish Creek, this is a great spot to begin any adventure, and a great place to relax. For the Sept. 15-17 we have a king room for Friday night only; also we would have our three bedroom and garden house suite available with a two night minimum stay!  Each of our rooms have a kitchenette and fireplace. We have a continental plus breakfast every morning from 7-10am. We sit on 200 acres, so we have hiking and biking trails available for your use and leisure. We have an outdoor heated pool (seasonal), grills, and picnic tables available for your usage. We also have a little pub bar in the lobby where you can purchase bottles of beer or soft drinks. Our best amenity is our Lavender Spa, where you can indulge and pamper yourself by getting either a 30 minute, hour long, hour and a half, or two hour long massage! Coach House and Garden House Suites open year-round. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.settlementinn.com/ (920) 868-3524 or (877) 398-9308

Door County Lighthouse Vacation Rentals has units in the Off the Beaten Path 4-unit apartment building in Egg Harbor available this weekend (2 night minimum); these units are pet friendly with approval. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, living & dining area, with one bath. The Kornerstone unit on the upper level also has a fireplace. These units have patios or decks and is a great option for groups or multiple families. We do require a 50% deposit at time of booking and final payment when you arrive. Rates range from $175—$290 per night plus tax depending which property meets your needs. The registration office is at 7914 Church Street, Egg Harbor, WI 54209 and check-in is between 4pm and 7pm. Checkout is by 11am. Please call or visit online for more information. http://dclighthouserentals.com (866) 868-9088 or email info@dclighthouserentals.com *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL  

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. This weekend we have two 2-Bedroom condos still available. 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 

Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek features a variety of affordable room types including our newly remodeled Deluxe Lodge rooms, Deluxe Kitchenettes (all with 2 Queen beds) and new Family Suites (sleeps up to 7). Rooms are available this weekend with a 2-Night minimum stay. The resort also has King rooms and 1 Bedroom suites with wood burning stoves. All of our rooms and suites are equipped with private bathroom, air conditioning, refrigerator, microwave, phone, and cable television and free wi-fi. The resort has a large indoor pool, whirlpool, game room and play area with 10 acres of beautiful park-like grounds. Take a leisure walk on our wooded trails leaving right from our property! In the evening, relax around our bonfire area. Parkwood Lodge is located near Peninsula State Park on the north end of Popular Fish Creek near shops, restaurants and several venues for performing arts. We are a family owned resort and our atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and friendly. http://www.parkwoodlodge.com/ (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

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. Motel Rooms and Condos are still available this weekend. 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. Waterfront Motel Rooms have patio doors which open to a private patio/balcony for viewing the spectacular Door County sunsets. Rooms are available with 1 or 2 queen sized beds with a full bath. All accommodations include a small microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker for your convenience. Onsite Marina and water view rooms invite you to stretch out on the 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! Rooms are available for this weekend with no minimum stay requirement! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700 

photo by Len Villano

Newport Resort in Egg Harbor has two 1-Bedroom units available for this weekend. Located in Egg Harbor near many of Door County’s shops, restaurants, scenic parks and a variety of attractions, Newport Resort offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens. On-site amenities include indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center. Free WiFi and Continental Breakfast included. Outside enjoy the picnic grilling area with fire table, free use of bikes, and a children’s playgrounds both inside and outdoor. http://www.newportresort.com/ (920) 868-9900

The Coachlite Inn & Suites in Sister Bay has rooms available this weekend! Set in the quiet of the pines, the Coachlite Inn & Suites offers the illusion of seclusion, while still being just one half mile from the heart of Sister Bay. Enjoy complimentary Door County Coffee and Tea in the lobby and the Deluxe Continental Breakfast served daily during the season, 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 Flat Panel televisions with extended cable TV, DVD players, Wi-Fi throughout the property, coffeemaker, hair drier, 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

Ephraim Shores Resort is located in the heart of Ephraim, with a beautiful view of Eagle Harbor. We are full on 9/15 but have rooms open beginning 9/16. It’s a “Shore thing” at Ephraim Shores! Enjoy the indoor heated pool and hot tub, exercise room, WiFi, bikes, and game room, or just sit and enjoy the view from our private waterfront sundeck. Ephraim Shores is the waterfront family destination you’ve been looking for! Please call for more information or visit online! http://ephraimshores.com/ (877) 854-2371 or (920) 854-2371

Eagle Harbor Inn is located across from the Bay, on the main street in Ephraim, this intimate and welcoming 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 2 One-Bedroom Whirlpool Suites at $222/night, and 4 Two-Bedroom Whirlpool Suites at $294/night, available this weekend. 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. 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

Nordic 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. We are just minutes away from downtown Sister Bay and the beach, and surrounded by tons of relaxing and family activities. Each room at the Nordic Lodge gets to enjoy their own private patio or balcony. All guests have access to a beautiful heated indoor pool; relaxing, clean whirlpool; spacious exterior deck; and a microwave in the lobby and wireless internet. Light continental breakfast and juice are served each morning. Door County Coffee Co. coffee and tea are served throughout the day. Hot apple cider is served afternoons in the fall. We also provide complimentary bottled water and popcorn at all times in our Lobby. Ask about Romantic Getaway, Dinner and a Play, and Family Fun Packages, and visit online for more information. http://www.thenordiclodge.com/ (920) 854-5432 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL  

White Lace Inn Main HouseThe 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. We have 1 room open starting Saturday and 2 rooms open starting Sunday (2 night minimum stay). Relax by the gazebo and fish 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

Beachfront Inn, located on the water in Baileys Harbor offers warm hospitality while providing guests a place to relax, enjoy the ambiance, and make new memories. This weekend we have Room 102 available at $159 plus tax. This room is Lakefront with 2 Double Beds (2 night minimum stay). Guests may enjoy campfires on the sand beach, outdoor heated pool, free WI-FI and a simple breakfast each morning in the office. Beachfront welcomes dogs in designated rooms with prior approval. A variety of lodging specials are available to enhance your stay! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.beachfrontinn.net/ (866) 251-0750 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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