As you head north, enjoy the drive through the town of Ephraim and along the coast. The Pine Grove Resort will be on your right—on the east side of the street. And you can’t miss it, as it is the only brown building (cedar and stone) in this part of Ephraim.
Look for the “office” sign, and check in. This area also has brochures and maps about area attractions. There is access to high speed Internet in the office, and wireless service throughout the Resort.
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Pine Grove Resort
10080 Hwy. 42/Water St.
Ephraim, WI 54211
Telephone (800)292-9494 or (920)854-2321
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Just off the pool area is their newly decorated breakfast area. Included in your stay are items on this buffet (open 8 to 10 a.m. daily): waffles, hard boiled eggs, cereal and yogurt. Regular and Decaf (Door County Brand) coffee is also available here.
Stop by again about 2:30 p.m., when cookies and lemonade are served.
Rooms & suites
There are 45 rooms available in two buildings (called north and south buildings), which are connected. All rooms have a private bathroom (tub/shower combination) and private balcony as well as: microwave, refrigerator, coffee-maker, TV/cable. A DVD is available to rent on a complimentary basis; ask at the front desk. Vending machines are around.
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The owners are continually updating the resort each year - including updating bathrooms, common areas and improving amenities for guests. We love when we see the management and owners always striving to get better, and they do this regulatory at Pine Grove.
Even the outside has a fresh coat on a slightly lighter, richer brown that looks inviting.
Of course, almost all the rooms afford access to a view of the water and a private balcony where you can enjoy the scenic vistas. You select the rooms by how they relate in proximity to the shoreline. Choose from front water view, middle water view and back water view rooms, for example. Each has a private interior entrance. There are four wood view rooms, as well.
We saw a front water view room, outfitted with two queen-size beds (king beds are also available in some water view rooms). Again, most water view rooms have newly renovated bathrooms. What stood out was the amount of floor space –especially between the beds and the dresser in this room. It was more than what you usually find in hotel rooms.
Another front water view room had one king-size bed and one sofa sleeper. It afforded a view of the water as well as nearby Peninsula State Park.
We liked the layout and feel of the room with a queen-size bed and sofa sleeper. Its deck connected with the pool’s deck (more about the pool below).
Another favorite was the room with a woods (no water) view. The view of the woods is apparent when you enter the room, and the balcony gets you close to sounds of nature like birds and crickets (great to wake up to and go to sleep by, respectively).
Hint: For the best view, reserve the specialty suite. It is situated close to the water and has floor to ceiling windows that take advantage of that location.
This suite--with a king-size bed, upgraded art/accessories--also has a spacious bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The tub affords two windows—one looks out at the water and another looks inside at the suite.
Pine Grove Resort also offers a family suite—three bedrooms, two baths and a full kitchen, dining room with fireplace—on its grounds.
Pool and exercise rooms
It is a nice pool, indeed. Find it inside with a water depth of three to five feet. There are cedar walls and ceiling, floor to ceiling windows with a view, and an inviting outdoor sun deck.
There is plenty of chaise loungers, and the convenience of rest rooms near the pool.
Also near the pool is the breakfast area. And this area can actually be rented by guests for for get-togethers etc.
after breakfast service has ended. That's cool. The exercise room--with treadmill, bike, free weights and more--is adjacent to the pool, too.
Private Pine Grove Resort Shoreline
You will definitely want to cross the street, and head to the private shoreline.
Take a swim or soak up the sun. More lounge chairs are here, as well as a gas grill and picnic tables. What fun!
You can seek shelter under the resort’s own beach house. It even affords a view of the famed Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Ephraim.
When it’s time to leave your room, the pool and the private shoreline, consider visiting Peninsula State Park, shopping area, theater and more.
DoorCountynavigator highly recommends Pine Grove Resort. Book it. Stay there! And them them, please that we sent you!
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