Feb. 2, 2018 Groundhog Day Parade

Mink River Basin

How long will winter last? You’ll have to ask the Groundhog this Friday, Feb. 2nd at Ellison Bay’s Groundhog Day Parade! The parade starts at 4pm, with participants gathering at Nicolet Bank at 3:15pm – dress up with your pet, decorate your vehicle, build a float – creative participation encouraged, spectators also welcome! After the parade, head to the Mink River Basin for the “Groundhog” Stew/Chili Dinner!

Feb. 2-4, 2018 Fish Creek Winter Festival

The English Inn

Get ready for the 31st Annual Fish Creek Winter Festival, featuring outdoor games, the Fruit Loop Fun Run, tasty eats, a Chili Cook-Off, and live music, including the Stumpf Fiddle Contest – all wrapping up with a fantastic fireworks display over the frozen waters of Green Bay. The fun starts Friday at Hands On Art Studio with Adult Art Night (21+) and a performance by “Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band” at the Door Community Auditorium.

Beginning at 10am on Saturday, Feb. 3rd the Gibraltar Historical Society presents “All Things Chocolate” at the Old Town Hall – a tasty excursion, you won’t want to miss, and stop up at the Peninsula School of Art for their SOUP event! Spend some time around the heated Main Tent for games, events, contests throughout the day, and even a special performance by BEER BELLY IDOLS.

Dress for the weather and warm up at the heated Main Tent often! Enjoy FREE Trolley Rides through town so your toes don’t get too cold, and to save some energy for the Candlelight Ski/Hike at Peninsula State Park. Fireworks start at 5:45pm by the Main Tent, and the evening wraps up with the Rock & Roll Snow Dance with BIG MOUTH! *For more information, download the 2018 Events Schedule and Map of FREE Trolley Stops!

Juniper’s Gin Joint

Don’t forget to eat! Find what you’re hungry for with the FREE Door County Chefs Mobile Dining App available on iTunes and GooglePlay! Check the *Open in Winter* category to find great spots in Fish Creek like Juniper’s Gin Joint, The English Inn, The White Gull Inn and more! 


Last Minute Lodging in Door County: Feb. 2-4, 2018

The Coachlite Inn & Suites in Sister Bay has rooms and suites 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. LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.coachliteinn.com/ (920) 854-5503

JR Vacation Rentals offers a variety of homes, cottages, cabins, and condos from Sturgeon Bay to Ellison Bay in Door County, WisconsinProperties are available this weekend with a 2 night minimum, depending on where in Door County you would like to be, if you are traveling with a pet, and whether you want to be inland or on the water! JR’s waterfront, beachfront, and wooded lot properties offer access to the natural beauty of the peninsula. All properties have furnished kitchens for cooking, and some have fireplaces or firepits, perfect for family time! Sheets, bath towels, and kitchen towels are not included with rentals, so bring your own or inquire about renting them from JR Vacation Rentals (see lease for pricing). Some properties are open year-round, and some are pet-friendly with approval. Check in and check out occur at the J R Vacation Rentals Office located at 53 W. Spruce St., Sturgeon Bay, WI. Visit JR online for more information and to search for the perfect vacation rental for your stay! http://www.jrvacationrentals.com (888) 481-1935

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 several Premier suites, two Grand 1-Bedroom Suites, a Grand 2-Bedroom Suite, and a few two bedroom Village Homes available this weekend.  Two Night Stays preferred for the Premier Suites and Grand One Bedroom Suites, Two Nights required for 2-Bedroom units. 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. Take a look at all of our suites and facilities under the Lodging Options tab on our webpage. LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://birchwoodlodge.com/ (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195

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 has rooms available for this weekend with no minimum stay:

  • Friday 2/2:  two 1-Bedroom Suites and one 2-Bedroom Suite.
  • Saturday 2/3: three 1-Bedroom Suites open.
  • Friday & Saturday: 1-Bedrooms and 2-Bedrooms open.

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. LODGING SPECIALS and LODGING ADD-ONS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.bridgeportresort.net (920) 746-9919 or (800) 671-9190

Rent Door County (Door County Property Management) offers a variety of private lodging options in Door County, Wisconsin. Waterfront and inland properties with great views and access to the natural beauty of the peninsula, as well as a host of amenities to enhance your stay! Some properties are open year-round and some are pet-friendly with approval. Properties are available for this weekend! Visit online to view the properties, amenities, rates, and availability. http://rentdoorcounty.com/ (920) 854-4865 *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 three 1-Bedroom Condos available and 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.gliddenlodge.com/ (920) 746-3900 or (888) 281-1127

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.

  • There is only one room available in B&B main inn for this weekend, at $118 per night and that includes a European style continental breakfast. All of the distinctly decorated B&B Rooms feature queen beds (1 w/ a double), all with a private bath, flat screen TV, DVD, cable, Wi-Fi, antique armoires and inviting chairs. The B&B is double occupancy, for 8 years old and up.
  • We still have several 2 Bedroom Whirlpool Suites available at $189 per night and a few 1 Bedroom Whirlpool Suites available at $152 per night. Our elegant Whirlpool Suites are perfect accommodations for couples and families. Each suite features a 6’ whirlpool in the master bedroom with rheostatic lighting, custom soaps & loofah, two-way fireplace and 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online. http://www.eagleharborinn.com/ (920) 854-2121 or (800) 324-5427

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 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. Rooms area available this weekend! Continental Breakfast included. Small dogs considered with approval. Call for more information or visit online. http://www.hillsideofdoorcounty.com (920) 854-3272 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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 offers one and two bedroom suites featuring whirlpools, fireplaces and kitchens and a breathtaking view of the bay from every suite. We have rooms available this weekend and there is no minimum stay! 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! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information and reservations! http://www.westwoodshores.net/ (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057

Dreamland Properties of Door County, WI offers a variety of private lodging options in Door County, WisconsinThe following property would do a two night rental this weekend and is located in Baileys Harbor: Stone RidgeVisit Dreamland Properties online to view this property, included amenities, weekend rates, and please do call for more information! http://www.doorcountyvacancies.com/ (920) 737-4823 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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. Rooms are available this weekend, call for reservations! 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! http://lodgingatpioneerlane.com/ (800) 588-3565 or (920) 854-7656

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. 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. B&B rooms are available this weekend! Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.whitelaceinn.com/ (877) 948-5223 or (920) 743-1105

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 with no minimum stay requirement! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700

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 with no minimum stay! Offering King Whirlpool rooms, Premium King Rooms,  Lodge Rooms, Deluxe 2 Queens, One-Bedroom Suites, 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, computer area, patio, laundry and fitness center. Some suites and rooms have fireplaces, Continental Breakfast is included with your stay and Free WiFi in all rooms. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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