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Door County Articles
Door County is an area rich with charms, whether you are talking about the natural beauty along the shores of Lake Michigan, the soothing tranquility of boutique shops located in quaint little towns like Egg Harbor and Sister Bay, or the joy of walking through quiet Northwood beauty. But one of the most unique draws is the fascinating history of Door County, which includes everything from Native American tribes to German POWs. Learn about the treacherous strait that gave the area its name, and the 150-year old Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Also make sure to stop by and admire the historical work of FDR’s New Deal carried out by Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression in Peninsula State Park. Find out more about this unique state history the next time you travel to Wisconsin.
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Cornerstone Suites takes an authentic 19th century barn and transforms it into today's breathtaking interior rooms. With its charming Victorian decor and architecture, spacious Great Rooms and the comfortable "crows nest" sitting room, it is true Door County, past and present!... more
- Restaurant Onsite
- Pets Allowed
- Property Size 4 units
- Conference Facility
- Kids Allowed
- Nearby City Egg Harbor
- Nearby Water Lake Michigan
- Open Dates All Year
The Holiday Motel opened its doors in May of 1952 – making it the first motel in Door County. Fifty-five years later following a devastating fire it was purchased by a group of musicians who carefully renovated it, turning it into the charming, retro destination it is today. Come visit this historic getaway for your next Door County vacation!... more
The 112-year-old White Gull Inn, the oldest operating inn of Door County, has generations of expertise behind its calm aura. But its meticulously maintained rooms strike an ideal balance between modernist sensibility and turn-of-the-century charm.... more
The Thorp House Inn and Cottages are listed in the National Register of Historic Places! Dating back to 1902 when Freeman Thorp began building the house, the home has been rented to visitors since! ... more
Built in 1902, the Victorian Stylehome in Sturgeon Bay was named for the village of Sawyer, the original name for the west side of Sturgeon Bay before annexation in the late 1800's! Enjoy and stay at the beautiful Sawyer House Bed and Breakfast and see the historic surroundings! ... more
The Whistling Swan is Door Peninsula's oldest operating inn and has a colorful history. The inn was built in 1887 and then moved in 1907 by a team of horses across the ice of Green Bay. It is now on the State and National Historic Register.... more
Generations ago pioneers settled the little lakeside village of Ephraim on the shores of Eagle harbor. See the Lake Michigan of old from Door County destination Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, an Ephraim village vacation haven that more than 150 years later, overlooks a shoreline much unchanged. Old North Woods village classics still remain, like... more
Get a sense of simpler country living by soaking in the charming ambiance at Chanticleer Guest House. This converted 19th-century farmhouse today features eight elegant suites and offers a getaway unlike any other. The building still retains that 19th-century feel with its understated, yet tasteful decor and its original wide-plank wood floors.... more