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Blacksmith Inn On the Shore
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

As always, the our Blacksmith Inn experience was perfect and wonderful. It's always where we go when we need total and utter relaxation. Thank you so much for ensuring the existence of such a place! We've never stayed anywhere else in Door County because our experience has always been amazing at Blacksmith. And we probably never will.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Blacksmith Inn on the Shore was a great experience. Bryan Nelson and the staff made us feel so welcomed and cared for. Every T was crossed and every i dotted. The B&B has such a charming character to it and the views of Bailey's Harbor from the room are breathtaking. This is definitely one of the best B&Bs we have stayed at, we will be returning again soon!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

We had a lovely time and thought the room was fantastic. From our room we looked out over Lake Michigan through the trees. One evening we walked out to sit on the private dock and found that even the deck checks there were a nice quality. Large bathroom, great whirlpool tub, hammock on the balcony, a mini-frig and the piece de resistance--a great fireplace! Additionally, although we didn’t use them, both bikes and kayaks are available gratis.

If I had any suggestion it would be to add a light in the closet. We both found it difficult to see inside due to the open closet doors cutting off the light from both sides.

A comment about breakfast: I noticed in many reviews that breakfast was a point of contention. I actually worried about this a little because my husband is a big breakfast fan. Well, ignore all of the detractors! The Inn very fairly explains exactly what to expect on their website and when making reservations; and what we received exceeded our expectations. Plus, my husband would trade nightly popcorn and cherry cookies for hot eggs any day of the week!

After checking out at the end of our stay, the receptionist noticed me gazing longingly at the coffee pot and handed me to two take-along cups for our ride home. Excellent service to the very end!

I have already passed your information on to numerous other people and you’ll most definitely be seeing us again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2011

We have stayed in both the Zahn and Harbor Houses. Both are great but we prefer the Harbor House rooms with their slightly more secluded feeling, wood floors, and view through the trees.

We have been visiting Door County for about 20 years and in my opinion this is the best place to stay if you aren't travelling with kids or need a pool. Previously we stayed more than a dozen times at a different inn (in Ephraim, another small town in Door County) but when the breakfast, ambiance, etc. went downhill, we decided to try the Blacksmith Inn. And are we glad we did!

The Blacksmith Inn is beautiful, cozy and spotless inside and out. The people that run it are really nice and helpful too. They offer free kayaks (it is a very short walk to the water) and bikes, and the included breakfast is very tasty (try their muffin recipes on the website to see what you are in for). The other breakfast items provided (including granola, fruit, coffee,and juices) are also of very high quality. The only suggestion I have would be to offer a hot egg dish in addition or instead of the hard cooked eggs. We love Door County and can hardly wait to return to this warm and inviting inn.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2011

Situated on the lake side of Door County (the non-touristy side), the Blacksmith Inn is a true gem. Quaint rooms with whirlpools, the deck overlooking the beach, and great breakfasts make this a must stay. Go in the summer, and you may be lucky enough to watch a real blacksmith working iron in the restored forge. If not, just grab a kayak and enjoy the quiet.

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  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NeilCzarnecki
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

If you are looking for the nicest, most friendly place to stay in Door county, this is it! Very relaxing, hot tub in every room, fantastic breakfast (and cookies). It has a beautiful view of the bay from your balcony. Walk out on the pier, ride bikes....it's all good. They will assist you in finding restaurants, shops, anything you need.
If you want cheap, I'm sure there is a Holiday inn somewhere with screaming kids....your choice.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are different. Check website
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  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2010

A gorgeous setting, so tranquil looking out at the bay. The room was wonderfully appointed and the inn keepers are so helpful. They can steer you to fine dining or cross country skiing. I always love a romm with a fireplace and the double sinks in the bath please me. I also love the option of eating breakfast in the room.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank COTravelerBoulder
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Additional Information about Blacksmith Inn On the Shore

Address: 8152 State Highway 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202-9332
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Baileys Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Baileys Harbor
Price Range: £110 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Awaken to the sound of waves lapping the shore. Linger over breakfast as the morning light glistens on the water. Kayak the harbor, bike to a lighthouse, stroll the village or just laze in your hammock. Fifteen deliciously private guest rooms each with in-room whirlpool, fireplace, private balcony, view of the harbor, satellite TV/DVD, ipod hook-up, wireless internet, complimentary use of bikes and kayaks and bottomless cookie jar. Romance & relaxation are yours in the heart of Door County. ... more   less 
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Blacksmith Inn On The Shore Baileys Harbor, WI - Door County

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