Some of the best in Door County Lodging, Resorts and Hotels!
Over the past 11 years, we have reviewed so many B&Bs and inns in Door County and have written up reviews to help you decide which places best meet your needs.
Over the last 5 years or so, we have focused on searching out and reviewing some of the many resorts in Door County, and we have discovered, as you will, that these are some of the finest resorts in the Midwest!
These beautiful resorts have established a wonderful niche that blends multiple activities and wide choice of accommodations, with charm, warmth, and just plain fun, for couples, friends and families. You can even find resort rooms that are so country-chic that you’d think you were in a B&B! If you are lookinf for The Resort Life, you are in the right place! When DoorCountyNavigator.com goes out and reviews a place, does video and more - when you get there, it's going to be like we said! We are accurate in our reviews, and our opinions can help lead you to the best Door County has to offer.
Our users have been requesting more resort coverage, and so we added a Resorts listings section at the Inns and Places To Stay page, and continue to seek out and review more and more resorts for you! What we have found has been both inspiring and exciting, so we’ll keep bringing you our first-hand experience so that you can “Navigate Your Way to the Best!”
Whether you are traveling with a family, with kids or with a group, or if you are looking for exciting activities, a relaxing atmosphere, a conference center for a business meeting or family reunion, you can now find it all in Door County’s rich and wide assortment of resorts, with well-appointed and decorated rooms and plenty to offer. And some of the resorts have rooms that are accessible to people with handicaps,ú so please check ahead, of course, but keep this in mind too while planning your trip.
Amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, waterfront locations, golf, bicycles, row boats or canoes, tennis courts, restaurants right on the grounds and a whole lot more bring a variety of opportunity to families and couples alike, as well as businesses planning retreats. There really is so much to choose from now in Door County, with great resorts virtually in every town!
For so long, most people heading to Door County would by-pass Sturgeon Bay to get to the “real” Door County. Not so anymore! Long overlooked, Sturgeon Bay has seen a wonderful resurgence over the past 10 years or so. We love the restoration of 3rd Avenue in Downtown Sturgeon Bay; we love the beautiful B&Bs in Sturgeon Bay; and we love the many new waterfront resorts we have discovered in Sturgeon Bay! And there are some super restaurants, harbors, festivals and more too! Great art galleries like AMO Gallery and Framery, cafes like Kick Coffee on Third Avenue, shops like the Dancing Bear. Great home made fudge and gourmet popcorns at the Copper Kettle – wow! This trip, think about staying in the Bay - Sturgeon Bay!
Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Bay Shore Inn, Glidden Lodge Beach Resort, and Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort are wonderful examples of relatively new resorts that have been done in a first-class tradition. You can read our reviews at our Review/Places to Stay section.
For example, for The Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Sturgeon Bay, several words come to mind: Location! Location! Location! The Glidden Lodge Beach Resort is located on Door County’s "quiet side," and is so appealing because of the seclusion and beauty of its setting. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and meticulously kept. The new one, two and three bedroom suites all have an Eastern exposure that captures the sunrise over the lake on what is known as Whitefish Bay. This is a wonderful place, with a great staff in a unique location! Sunrises, beaches, beautiful and spacious facilities and more! Check out Glidden Lodge Beach Resort in Sturgeon Bay - right on the water!
In addition, many other resorts in Sturgeon Bay, like Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, add to the rich selections you have available to you - all in Sturgeon Bay.
The Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, for example, offers well appointed 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, but also has a heated outdoor pool that even has a waterfall, an indoor pool as well, and even a recreation center that has an indoor children’s play park. Not bad! Their website even details a whole lot more, and our review give you our first-hand view of this resort.
Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center offers rooms and suites, is right on the water, offers pools, a sauna, hot tub, in-room whirlpools, an exercise room, a very nice restaurant in First Avenue Pier Restaurant and Pub and more. They also have conference facilities! Stone Harbor themselves, describe their resort as follows: "Door County's newest and most luxurious full season resort, Stone Harbor is located on Sturgeon Bay's historic waterfront. 161 luxury rooms and suites, many featuring fireplaces, whirlpool and kitchens; indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, gift shop, gallery, restaurants, lounges and live entertainment. We are minutes away from exceptional golf, water sports and distinctive shops."
Just north of Sturgeon Bay, Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is located on Bay Shore Drive and boasts 38 suites, all with a bay view! This is one complete resort with a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool, sauna, video game room for us kids, a fitness center, paddle boats and row boats in season (of course), a picnic area right on the shore with gas grills, laundry facilities for guests and more. Their suites have water views, covered decks, kitchens, fireplaces and double whirlpools! Wow — great spot! What a location! Read our Review and Watch the Video from there! Some of the best burgers are at Birmingham’s right down the road!
Bay Shore Inn is right on the waters of Green Bay, has wonderful apartment-style suites, fully equipped, and lots of things to see and do, like take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, or in the indoor heated pool, relax in the whirlpool, and let the kids play in the playground area. Sit around the campfire at night on the shore, build a roaring fire and roast marshmallows and talk to friends, or meet new ones! And guests can use complimentary bikes, row boats, paddle boats, and even a tennis court! We love it! Very nice place! Read our Review!
Baileys Harbor boasts the Baileys Harbor Yacht Club, with great accommodations, charter fishing available, boat and bike rentals, indoor and outdoor pools and more. Yes – bike rentals, BBQ areas, nature trails, movie rentals, satellite TV with local channels and lots more! This is a great little spot on the Lake side of the Peninsula! Visit their website for more details. Lots and lots to offer here!
Want cottages on an interior Door County lake? Then head to Kangaroo Lake Resort run by truly wonderful people! Read our Review and Watch the Video from there too!
Egg Harbor has Alpine Resort (which has 36 beautiful holes to golf, a great restaurant and terrific resort); while The Landing Resort offers an indoor pool, volleyball, whirlpool, a heated outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, bike rentals, a picnic area with gas grills, in-room phones and fax, video arcade games and more. The Shallows offers heated pool with Jacuzzi hot tub, tennis court, free rowboats, canoes and bikes, two picnic areas, two areas for nightly bonfires, a children’s play area and a beautiful setting, right on the waters of Green Bay. Read our review and Watch the Video from there too!
The Newport Resort offers numerous amenities, and is walkable to the entire town of Egg Harbor! This is another exceptional place, run by an exceptional staff.
Further north, Fish Creek offers The Homestead Suites, Parkwood Lodge, and AppleCreek Resort - Motel & Suites, and others. AppleCreek Resort Motel & Suites offers everything from luxury suites with private whirlpool and fireplaces, to a variety of hotel-motel style rooms, and a Guest House! You can watch videos of each on DoorCountyNavigator.com too!
You might also want to check out The Hilltop Inn - right at the top of the hill at Hwy 42 and F - excellent!
Continue north to Ephraim and stay at the beautiful Bay Breeze Resort with a great outdoor pool and beautiful flower gardens. Read our review! This is a great place right across from the Green Bay waters!
More terrific resorts, right across the water, are the Harbor View Resort, with awesome sunsets, and Somerset Inn & Suites, with a ton of amenities, beautiful grounds and great management!
Also check into the High Point Inn for a terrific stay - gorgeous!
Eagle Harbor Inn is every bit the traditional, inviting Bed and Breakfast but also available at Eagle Harbor are large one and two bedroom suites in seven separate buildings close to the main house. The suites are equally gorgeous and offer a large whirlpool, 2-way fireplaces, kitchen and many other amenities. These will suit couples as well as families.
In Sister Bay, Country House Resort is a 27 acre wooded retreat with an 1,100 foot shoreline! Read our review! This is one awesome resort for adults only, with a pool that makes you feel like your in the tropics, a great selection of rooms and suites, water views, you can use row boats, walk to the town along the shore and a whole lot more!
Scandinavian Lodge, also in Sister Bay, offers romantic getaways for two, and great accommodations for families and friends. With both an indoor and outdoor heated pool, a children's pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness center - there is truly something for everyone. Want tennis courts, a playground, game room, bike rentals and more? This is the place! Select from a romantic studio, or a one, two or three bedroom suite - and all the suites with full kitchens have all the things you need to dine in if you want. This lodge is close to the heart of Sister Bay, and all the shopping, dining and interesting sites in Sister Bay - a truly great place to stay! Read our Review!
And here is another spectacular find! The Little Sister Resort offers peace and quiet, in a waterfront setting, with cottages, chalets and more! And, they have Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar and Grill – simply wonderful!
Birchwood Lodge is terrific as well!
And Pheasant Park was a pleasant find as well! We toured this great resort which offers in a Victorian era design, great 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, and amenities like an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, ping pong, fitness center, arcade and more!
This gives you an idea! You will find many more resorts listed in our Resorts listing section. Visit their websites for more detailed information on the exact kinds of relaxing amenities you would like, or the specific activities you might be seeking. And please tell them you found them on DoorCountyNavigator.com!
Enjoy a fresh look at Door County - from couples to families, you can find some revitalizing good times at some of Door County’s finest resorts — check them out! And we will keep searching out more and reviewing them for you!
So live it up - up in Door County!