Square Rigger was our choice for a quick end-of-the-summer getaway and we were not disappointed. Our room on the first floor (#3) faced the large white sand beach and Lake Michigan. My daughter loved the beach which was well stocked with sand toys and nice chairs and the swimming area was large and completely free of rocks which was a huge plus.
We signed up for the fish boil which was small and intimate ( the servers helped us debone our fish and came around with seconds for everyone). The boil-over impressed the heck out of my husband and daughter, both fish boil neophytes.
The rooms are very basic and come with a fridge, plenty of towels and air-conditioning. No coffee makers in the rooms but the Lodge does serve breakfast every morning.
Elizabeth and her staff were friendly and very helpful with directions, providing maps and booklets that helped us navigate the penisula easily.
The Lodge is very close to Whitefish Dunes State Park and Cave Point County Park, both of which are not to be missed.
The Square Rigger Lodge is the closest thing on the Lake side of the penisula to having your own private cottage...and is far more affordable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Get ready to spark your nostalgia - and cox your kids into abandoning their video games (shhh... you don't have to tell them we have free WiFi!) Share all the ingredients of a classic American summer: 286 feet of shoreline for swimming, sailing, fishing, scuba-diving and sandcastle construction + a large, shaded yard perfect for napping, reading, and swinging to your heart's content. Located in the heart of Jacksonport, we wan you to enjoy the atmosphere of our small, quite village. Bring home sweet treats like Door county Fudge at Bley's grocery next door, pick up some fresh ingredients from the Tuesdays Farmer's market to create family memories around the open kitchen inside our cottages, or bury your feet in the sand while you cook kabobs at the fire pit. For the adventurous at heart, we have a historical sunken pier in the waters just off the beach and 3 shipwrecks in the National Historic Wharf complex. There are magnificent hiking trails nearby at Whitefish Dunes State Park and Cave Point County Park. Plus we have a wonderful lakefront beach park just a block away, the perfect summer stroll. Door County offer amazing scenery in every season. Daffodils are already popping up which means the cherry and apple blossoms of spring are sure to come soon. Join one of the many Spring Blossom Trolley tours, take a 45-minute hike around our favorite Jacksonport loop (free maps are available in your room), or take a DIY-trip around to the many lighthouses, orchards and festivals around the county. After your voyages, you can be back in 15 minutes to enjoy a nice glass of wine on the beach and watch the sunset colors wrap around the sky with a crackling fire. All the comforts of home await you with tvs, showers, baths and electric heat. Then wake up to a spectacular sunrise and enjoy coffee on the beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Square Rigger Hotel Jacksonport