The Door County Half Marathon & Nicolet Bay 5K will be run on May 5th, 2018 on an USATF-certified road course closed to all traffic through the beauty of Peninsula State Park with scenic overlooks and historical markers. Registration closes April 28th! Whether you’re running, watching, or just enjoying Spring in Door County, there are some great rooms to be booked and some Half-Marathon Lodging Specials too.

Don’t go hungry! The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar invites runners to carb-up for energy with their tasty Pasta Specials on Friday evening, May 4th! Pasta features will include Whole Wheat Linguine with Wild Shrimp, Vegetarian Linguine, and Roasted Tomato Orecchiette. View a full description on the here. After the race on Saturday, head back to The Cookery for Live Music with Deathfolk from 3:30-5:30pm. This local duo recently finished their first album featuring the songs and sounds of Jess Holland and Nick Hoover in a mix of old-timey, folk music peppered with tight harmonies.

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Last Minute Lodging in Door County: May 4-6, 2018

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 a 2-night minimum this weekend with Premier Suites and Village Homes available, but do have a few Premium Suites available for 1-night stays on Friday or Saturday as well. 

  • Birchwood LodgeDoor County Half Marathon (Valid weekend of May 5, 2018): Be our guest during your Door County Half Marathon event. You will receive 10% off your room rate for your stay in a Premier Suite with a king size bed, whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, kitchenette, full bathroom and private deck/balcony. Light continental breakfast is included. Take a shuttle from our lodge to and from the course at no charge. After your run, soak in your  in-room whirlpool tub or take advantage of our sauna in the pool area. If you finish in first in the men’s or women’s division, your stay will be on us. If you finish second or third in the men’s or women’s division your stay will be 50% off. In order to receive the special pricing, it must be mentioned when making the reservation. Call for details and availability, some restrictions may apply.

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

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). 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. Several rooms are still available this weekend for 1 and 2 night stays. 

  • Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K (Valid May 4-6, 2018): Stay at Parkwood Lodge Fri & Sat for two nights and receive a special package price. Plan your stay with us soon, we are filling up quickly.
    • Newly Remodeled Deluxe Lodge with 2 Queen Beds: $158 + tax for two nights. Only $79.00 per Night!!  These rooms include ALL NEW plush beds, furniture, carpeting, large flat screen TVs. *Almost sold out!*
    • Remodeled King Rooms and Kitchenettes at $178 + tax for two nights.

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. LODGING SPECIALS. Please call or visit online for more information. http://www.parkwoodlodge.com/ (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592

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. Rooms are available this weekend; prices vary based on Water view, Partial water view, or Wood view.

  • Door County Half Marathon Special (Valid May 4-6, 2017): As a lodging sponsor of the Door County Half Marathon, we are offering all runners and their guests a 10% discount off our 2018 rates during the Half Marathon weekend (May 4 -6, 2018), when booking a minimum two night stay. Along with this discounted rate we will include a special gift bag and free shuttle service to and from our resort to the event. In addition, if any runner staying with us finishes in first place in the overall men’s or women’s division, your stay will be FREE! If any runner staying with us finishes second or third in the men’s or women’s division, we will give you 50% off your stay. Please mention this offer when making your reservation. This offer cannot be given in conjunction with any other discounts.

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.  LODGING SPECIALSFor 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


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 and we’re hvaing a Cinco de Mayo party with live music! LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.stoneharbor-resort.com/ (920) 746-0700

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. We have some one queen or one king bed rooms available for both $75 and $94 per night. All have a two 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! LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://www.beachfrontinn.net/ (866) 251-0750 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

The Hilltop Inn is located just steps away from downtown Fish Creek, one of the most popular villages in the county. Rooms are available 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). LODGING PACKAGES and MONTHLY SPECIALSWeekly discounts available. http://hilltopinndc.com/ (920) 868-3556 or (888) 868-3556

The Shallows Resort in Egg Harbor is a family owned and family-friendly resort, with a variety of accommodations designed to meet your vacation needs – including Gatehouse Suites, Shoreside Motel Rooms, the Beachhouse, and private cottages. Open for the season with lodging from $85/night ~ one night stays are welcome! 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! http://www.shallows.com/ (920) 868-3458 or (800) 257-1560 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

The Coachlite Inn & Suites in Sister Bay has rooms available for your dates! 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. Rooms are available this weekend! 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

The Ridges Inn & Suites in Baileys Harbor has rooms available this weekend! 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.ridgesinn.com/ (920) 839-2127 summer; (920) 854-3266 winter office *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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 with no minimum stays this weekend! 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. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online! http://www.openhearthlodge.com/ (920) 854-4890 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

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 do have availability for the May 4-6 weekend in all types of suites. There is no minimum stay required and our lower Spring rates are still in effect! One and Two Bedroom Suites, Deluxe, Supreme, and Premier Suites available from $109/night to $159/night + tax. Our three bedroom cottage is also available with a two night minimum stay at $225/night + tax. 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! LODGING SPECIALS. Please call for more information or visit online! http://bayshoreinn.net (800) 556-4551

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 this weekend for 3+ night stays. Visit online to view the properties, amenities, rates, and availability. http://rentdoorcounty.com/ (920) 854-4865 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Sister Bay Inn is located just outside of Sister Bay, and has been recently updated by new owners. Rooms are available for the weekend of May 4-6 with no minimum stay requirement and rates from $79 to $99/night + tax. Affordable and friendly, close to town, and open year round, make Sister Bay Inn your home port when visiting the peninsula. Enjoy our heated outdoor swimming pool and heated outdoor whirlpool tub. Each room offers your choice of two Queen beds or one King bed, a private bath with a shower, cable color flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, an in-room phone, a small refrigerator, coffee maker, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Some rooms also have a private patio or balcony! Continental Breakfast is offered May through October. We also offer access to a snowmobile trail, and fishing boat charging. We are pleased to offer a limited number of pet-friendly rooms for well-behaved pets. LODGING SPECIALSPlease contact us to inquire about availability. http://www.sisterbayinn.com/ (920) 854-4242 *PET-FRIENDLY W/ APPROVAL

Ephraim Shores Resort is located in the heart of Ephraim, with a beautiful view of Eagle Harbor. It’s a “Shore thing” at Ephraim Shores! We have availability for May 4 & 5 for 1 or 2 night stays. All our rooms are $90.00 a night plus tax. 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

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 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

JR Vacation Rentals offers a variety of homes, cottages, cabins, and condos from Sturgeon Bay to Ellison Bay in Door County, WisconsinProperties are available with 2 and 3 night minimum stays, 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

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. We have two rooms available this weekend, the Daylily and the Mayflower, and our cottages are scheduled to be open for the season! 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

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. We have rooms available with a 2 night weekend minimum and rates from $90-$139 a night. 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

Homestead Suites is located on Main Street in the heart of Fish Creek. With Peninsula State Park as a backyard, you can practically bike, hike, walk, snowshoe, or ski right from your hotel room or condo door. Rooms are available this weekend with no minimum stay! WiFi and Continental Breakfast included. Amenities include game room, exercise room, plus indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, and sauna! Children 17 and under stay free. LODGING SPECIALSPlease call for more information or visit online. http://www.homesteadsuites.com/ (920) 868-3748 or (800) 686-6621


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