Here are some of Fred & Debi's favorite places to dine!
Located just a short walk from the hotel, the Village Cafe is a ‘must stop’ during your Door County adventure. If you are looking for a hearty breakfast, light lunch or are simply craving our famous carrot cake, we invite you stop by and see us.
Just a short distance from the hotel is this tapa's restaurant that was voted one of the best restaurants in Door County in 2015. The sangria is some of the best we have ever tasted!
Step into Tuscany and enjoy the rich décor and robust Italian tastes in Door County’s newest Italian steak house restaurant. From perfectly seared steaks to mouth-watering seafood, take time to relax in our sumptuous atmosphere and beautiful new bar area.
Fine dining year round. Casual. Contemporary. Alexander's is committed to providing a fabulous dining experience. Sunday Brunch, too. Alexander's is truly one of our guest's favorites. Located north of Fish Creek.
The Wild Tomato is a family owned and operated restaurant with not only great wood-fired pizzas, salads, sandwiches and burgers, but also a new attitude toward giving to their community, using sustainable products and creating an affordable restaurant using the best ingredients available.
The menu at Mr. Helsinki restaurant and wine bar includes curry style dishes, cajun and creole entrees, and burgers that many customers claim are the best they have ever enjoyed. Located in Fish Creek.
Located on the north end of Sister Bay, The Waterfront's relaxing atmosphere and decor paired with it's delicious Land and Sea cuisine make it one of Door County's premier locations for dining and cocktails.
Located at the tip of the peninsula in Gills Rock, you can catch a stunning sunset while you feast on their delicious menu. It's a bit of a drive from the hotel, but well worth it!
The "Door County Fish Boil" consists of fresh locally caught Whitefish cut into steaks, small baby red potatoes and sweet boiling onions. The ingredients are boiled to perfection outdoors in large stainless steel kettles over a wood fire. Salt is the only seasoning used, although it's primary function is to increase the boiling temperature of the water. During the cooking process, the fish oils naturally rise to the surface of the water. Immediately before removing the fish, potatoes, and onions from the kettle, the "Master Boiler" will throw #1 fuel oil directly into the fire beneath the kettle, resulting in a tremendous burst of flames that force the water and fish oils to "Boil Over" the rim of the kettle. This signals the end of the cooking process and the beginning of a wonderful dining experience.
The White Gull Inn's famous traditional Door County Fish Boils are served Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from May through October and on Friday evenings the rest of the year. Reservations requested.
Please join us on your next visit to Door County for delicious home-cooked breakfasts and traditional Door County Fish Boils in our newly restored building that housed Ephraim's post office in the early 1900s. Reservations requested.
Door County features live music venues in every community.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music school in Door County, Wisconsin, for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally-known performers and educators during the day, and perform alongside them in concerts at night.
Please plan to attend the 64th season: August 2-20, 2016. All nine symphony concerts are performed in the wonderful acoustics of the intimate Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek. The PMF Orchestra consists of outstanding musicians from around the country and the world, most of whom have been returning to the Festival for many years.
Our concerts are held in a 100-year-old Door County dairy barn, which has been renovated to seat 150 people in our hayloft acoustic area (for solo, duet and trio acts), and 400 in our ground-level big stage area. Both concert areas feature independent state of the art lighting and sound systems, creating a personal and rustic setting for performers and audiences alike.
Performing Arts Venues
America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater. The Peninsula Players Theatre is nestled in a fragrant cedar forest overlooking the waters of Green Bay, where patrons come before curtain to stroll along the shore, enjoy a relaxing picnic, or have a cocktail while watching the sunset before the exhilaration of a live theatrical performance.
The Door Community Auditorium is Door County's 750-seat performing arts center. DCA has a rich history of bringing big name entertainment to the peninsula. The facility is used for a variety of performances from Gibraltar school concerts, musicals, and plays, to national touring acts, to the St. Norbert College Distinguished Lecture Series.
The Northern Sky Amphitheatre is our little piece of heaven in Peninsula State Park. The mission of Northern Sky Theatre is to create, develop and present professional musical and dramatic productions that will further the knowledge and appreciation of the culture and heritage of the United States. Be sure to join us each season for our intimate Fall Season shows presented at the Door Community Auditorium.
It is with great enthusiasm and anticipation that we announce the 2016 summer season, featuring William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM! This season promises to be thrilling, mysterious, and full of heart and soul.
Get to know Door County through scenic tours.
With over 250 miles of shoreline, Door County’s beauty begins at the water’s edge. Climb aboard and leave the cares of land behind. Enjoy sailing under Door County’s majestic bluffs and rocky shoreline as your boat departs into the serene waters of Green Bay. Rocky shoals, tree covered islands and beautiful sunsets provide an exhilarating view and memories that will last a lifetime. So grab a camera, snacks or beverages and anything else to make yourself feel at home, as you sail on the Door’s sparkling green and blue waters.
Wineries & Breweries
Deliciously Door County
The county’s largest vineyard and most modern winery. Featuring free wine tasting and tours. Guided winery tours feature a complete review of the wine making process from harvest through bottling and casing. The tour ends at our popular and ever expanding retail shop.
Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley you'll find a whole other wine country. We invite you to sample our fine wines made from California and Door County grapes in the traditional one barrel at-a-time way.
Our mission is to create beers that lead to a gathering of community and friends where ever you are. We promise to create only the best tasting, thought provoking, carefully sourced, eco-conscience beers that are constantly pushing the edge of imagination and senses.
The winery resides in a restored dairy barn, producing most of its award-winning wines from fruits grown on the property. Estate-grown fruits include cherries, apples, grapes, raspberries, and pears. Styles of wine offered for tasting and purchase, range from dry to sweet, pure fruit and grape varietals, sparkling and spiced.
Harbor Ridge Winery is nestled in a log building just south of Egg Harbor. Harbor Ridge Winery is no ordinary winery, we like to call it a Margaritaville type winery; besides our extensive offering of wines, we also enjoy making wine drinks up at our espresso cafe, try one of our Granitas or a Wine-a-Rita.
Culture in the Country
Hands On Art Studio is a do-it-yourself Door County destination, offering patrons a freewheeling walk-in art experience, no reservations needed. You as the artist can choose from a large variety of art projects including fused glass, jewelry, metal sculpture, mosaics, spin art and a wide selection of wood, metal and ceramic pieces to paint.
Housed in a restored fruit barn built in 1918, the gallery presents monthly changing feature shows, along with general exhibits of work by over 150 artists. Paintings, sculpture, glass, clay, wood and jewelry are all represented.
Located in Sister Bay, this art gallery features the original hand-carved wood carvings of David Frykman, spectacular photography by Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman, and stoneware pottery and sculpture by master potter Steve Jorgenson.
A non-profit organization with the sole purpose of promoting and encouraging local artists, inspiring local youth in creative ways, supporting emerging artists and celebrating the Peninsula’s veteran artists.
Beaches and Parks
Sand and Sun
Frank Murphy County Park
This 14-acre park is located on Horseshoe Bay, south of Egg Harbor. Notable features include 1,600 feet of sandy beach, boat launching facilities, a dock, picnic area, volleyball court and playground area. Parking and toilet facilities are available.
Enjoy some of the areas most scenic courses.
Through an exclusive agreement with the club, guests at The Ashbrooke can play golf at Door County's only private facility. Enjoy your experience on this championship golf course that winds its way through the old apple orchards of Door County. This Links style course will challenge golfers of any ability as it continually challenges one's mental game as well as their physical game.
The Peninsula State Park Golf Course began as a 6-hole course in 1917, grew to 9-holes in 1923, and finally opened as an 18-hole course in 1931. Peninsula offers spectacular views of Eagle Harbor and the Village of Ephraim. The back 9 holds the most views and the most varied landscape.
Natural beauty at it's finest.
Located between Fish Creek and Ephraim, this state park is a 3,776-acre treasure on Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. Rocky bluffs ascend over 150 feet while deer graze contentedly in abandoned farm fields. Considered Wisconsin's most complete state park, Peninsula offers an 18 hole golf course, sand beach, bike trails, a lighthouse, cross-country skiing in winter and eight miles of spectacular Door County shoreline.
Located northeast of Ellison Bay, is a 2,400-acre "wilderness park" with 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 3 miles of sand beaches. Newport offers 38.3 miles of trails; all of them open for hiking. Of these, 16.8 miles also are open to off-road bicycles. In the winter, 26.3 miles of trails are available for cross-country skiing, including 12.5 miles groomed and tracked for classical skiing, 2 miles groomed for skate skiing, and 4.5 miles are open for snowshoeing.
This park, established in 1967 to protect the fragile dune environment, is an 865-acre day-use park located south of Jacksonport. Stroll along Lake Michigan, watch waterfowl at Clark Lake, use the boardwalk to discover the wetlands or relax on one of the many trails throughout the forested sand dunes and beech forest.
Located at the very tip of the Door County Peninsula, is a 700-acre gem. The Pottawatomie Lighthouse, a sand beach, and an Icelandic-style boat house offer a diverse experience. Cars and even bikes are not allowed on the 912-acre island, making for an experience unlike any other Wisconsin state park.
This state park, on the shore of Sturgeon Bay in southern Door County has 1,200 acres of gently rolling upland terrain bordered by steep slopes and rugged limestone cliffs. Over two miles of shoreline provide many scenic views and recreational opportunities. A 75-foot observation tower rises above the forest canopy giving a panoramic view.