The Landmark Resort
When you stay at the Landmark Resort, you may be tempted to just hang out here and not venture too far away from your guest suite and this lovely resort. And who could blame you for that?
The Landmark offers vast indoor and outdoor resort amenities, a helpful staff and well-appointed accommodations. The entire property has breathtaking views of Green Bay waters as well as woods. The Carrington Pub & Grill (see our separate restaurant review) is here, too.
The Landmark is also ideally located in Door County—just minutes from arts, shopping, sports attractions and other activities. So, you’ll want to do some exploring. And it’s also a great choice for weddings, meetings and special events. The employees are experienced in handling groups, and there are meeting rooms, abundant accommodations for your guests, plenty of things to do and convenient parking.
So let’s take a look at the Landmark, Door County’s largest resort/condominium property.
The Landmark sits on 42 wooded and bluff-top acres. It offers up 294 one, two and three bedroom suites/condominiums. You can find the Landmark at 7643 Hillside Rd., which is west of Hwy. 42. We like the location off the highway, yet convenient to it, as well.
As you enter the property, you’ll see subtle brown wood signs for resort buildings. Included is one for “registration” in a building called the Pilot House (all resort buildings have nautical-inspired names). There is parking outside the Pilot House, which is also the site for the Recreation Center (indoor heated pool of three to five feet, fitness center, game room, whirlpool/steam room) and general offices.
Enter the Pilot House, and make a note to come back and take copies of the many brochures about area attractions that are kept in the entryway. Upcoming Landmark events and meetings are also posted here.
Then, enter the lobby area, where there may be as many as three people working the guest registration desk. You’ll get your key card here (which will give you access to your suite as well as additional side entrances, the exercise room and more).
The guest suites are situated in four different buildings named Flagship, Harbor, Charthouse and Navigator.
Available are one, two and three bedroom suites. Each suite has at least one private bathroom. Some of the two and three bedroom suites have two bathrooms each.
Also, all suites also have a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, pots, dinnerware and a package of coffee). Also find a dining area, private patio or deck (we loved how truly private the design is), at least one TV/DVD (some suites have flat screens). There is free wireless Internet, too.
Some suites have electric fireplaces, and there are ceiling fans in bedrooms.
In two and three bedroom suites we saw, one bedroom in each was a loft style, which we admired for its openness and view into the entire suite and outdoors. Speaking of the outdoors, all suites have lovely natural views, because of the way the buildings were constructed on the land. Some of the views are of the water, and others are of the woods.
So, in making a reservation for a suite, first decide what is important to you starting with the number of bedrooms. And the registration staff will help you from there. In all, there are 16 different types of suites at the Landmark. “And each suite is different, which is unique for a property of this size,” said Jeff Larson, director of marketing and sales. “We have shared interior design guidelines, but there is also variety in color scheme and décor.”
Also good to know: these suites have been updated. In fact, the Landmark since 2006 invested $3 million in updating and redecorating all Landmark buildings and nearly every interior space: reception and lobby areas, guest suites (furnishings, décor, kitchen and bathrooms), pools, meeting rooms, public rest rooms.
The guest suites, for example have new carpeting in the living area and bedrooms and flooring in the bathrooms. There are new furnishings including a sofa, light fixtures and window treatments (handsome blinds). The kitchens have been updated; most have Corian counter surfaces. Some units have granite.
The one bedroom suite we saw has all rooms on one level: walk in near the kitchen, which is open to the living/dining area. And there is a bedroom and bathroom.
In the two bedroom suite we toured, two side chairs and a side table along with a sofa (sleeper-style) are in the living area with a TV and coffee table. A bedroom was furnished with a queen-size bed with linens in deep nature-inspired colors suggested by the outdoors: copper, green, gold. It was refreshing to enjoy these deep neutral colors instead of the blue and white, which we see a lot of in Door County. The bathroom has a tub/shower with a separate vanity. And the loft bedroom has a TV as well.
The three bedroom suite we toured has a Mediterranean flair in its decorating with scenes of Italy in art. Yet the color scheme was consistent with what we saw in the two bedroom and earlier in the one bedroom suite. The three bedroom actually has a separate dining room—which is nice for people who plan to entertain during a stay in Door County. There’s a bedroom on the lower level, and two on the upper level including the loft bedroom with a king-size bed.
Also, in this three bedroom suite, there are bathrooms on the lower level and upper level (the bathroom above has shower only, no tub).
There is storage space, but you may find a closet door locked with a small sign, “owner’s closet.” That’s because many of the suites are condominiums owned by people, who are sharing them others who want to stay at the Landmark.
“People come here to relax. It is a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and there are beautiful views from all suites,” Jeff said.
Relaxing at the Landmark
And while this is a big place to be sure, it has a feeling of seclusion and peacefulness. Attractions are creatively nestled on different levels of the bluff property. They are spread over many acres—instead of being crowded together.
For example, a paved walking trail runs through much of the property. It’s not straight and boring. It winds and climbs (just slightly) while affording you a great view of the water (try it at sunset). There are three outdoor pools spread over the land, and even they are situated on double decks (and heated). Also, find 15 picnic areas for eating outdoors: gas grills, picnic table on decks. The landscaping: flowers, plants, rocks are well-maintained and a joy to look at.
If you are a tennis player, check out one of the three courts near the Flagship Building, where you checked in or two others. Also on the Landmark property are a basketball court, shuffleboard courts and areas for playing volleyball, horseshoes and soccer. The Landmark overlooks neighboring Alpine Golf Course, and guests get discounts on playing there.
Indoor amenities include a whirlpool/steam room in each guest building, the heated pool open 24/7 year-round in the Pilot House as well as the fitness center there (with Cybex machines, free weights and more).
The spacious and comfortably furnished lobby areas in each building are wonderful places to hang out, as well. Some soar two-levels high with a wall of windows affording a view of the outdoors: pools, nature, Green Bay waters and woods. Inside there is a gas fireplace and casual elegant furnishings as well as eye-catching accessories. The Charthouse’s lobby, for example, has a late1800s canoe hanging above the fireplace. “It’s typical for guests to kick back and make these lobby areas their own. They play cards, eat and be together,” Jeff said.
Check-out everything going on at the Landmark by turning into channel 96.
The Landmark is just minutes from downtown Egg Harbor, where live music is performed (check annual schedules) in HarborView Park on Thursday and at Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on Sunday and at Birch Creek Music Performance Center.
“We are also near the wineries: Simon Creek, Stone’s Throw and Door Peninsula. And the County is so entertainment and music-oriented,” said Jeff.
“Egg Harbor is the center of it all, and a good place to jump to Maritime Museum to the south, Cana Island to the east and Peninsula State Park to the north. Everything is within 15 minutes,” he continued.
With its convenient location, sparkling amenities and extensive services, and open in winter too, the Landmark Resort is a wonderful place to stay in Door County. If you haven’t been here for a while, call or go online to check out what’s new. And tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com chartered your way there. This is Property ID #: DCNAV-4929.
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