I apologize for asking a general question that has probably been asked and answered a million times, but since I'm not finding exactly what I'm looking for, here goes:
I'd like to take my husband for a "getaway" weekend in Door County the weekend of Oct. 10 for his 35th birthday. It will just be the two of us and our dog. I have never been there, so I have absolutely no idea where to stay (with a dog - no camping) and which town is the best. Here's what we like:
No big crowds
Lots of hiking/biking/fall scenery
Remote-type lodging - lake view, if possible
Fine-dining (no family-style)
I'm also wondering what the drive is like from the north side of Chicago - mapquest is saying almost 5 hours?
I'm open to all suggestions! Thanks!