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Blacksmith Inn On the Shore
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Bondurant, Iowa
2 reviews
“What a beautiful place!”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Door County. We were only able to stay one night at the Blacksmith Inn but we had a wonderful time and it was well worth the stay. The inn keepers were very kind and helped us feel at home. The inn was great- loved that it was on Lake Michigan. We used their kayaks and enjoyed the view from the deck. There were bikes to ride but the rain kept us from them. The inn keepers were very nice and offered us the kayaks and bikes after we'd checked out. The oatmeal cherry cookies were great and breakfast hit the spot. It was a little rainy but we lounged in the hammock together and had a great time. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We spend three nights in Room #6. We were happy to find out the rooms have AC as it was unseasonably warm. We were on the third floor and had an amazing view of Lake Michigan from our large porch (with chairs and a 2 person hammock). The breakfast was a grab and go options from 8 to 10 with a pastry, Naked juices, hard boiled eggs, and homemade granola and a fruit option. Staff were personable and knowledgeable. We took advantage of the paddleboards (make sure you note the wind direction when you head out, getting back took twice as long), which was a fun way to check out the bay. It was nice to be on the quieter side of Door county and appreciated an outdoor concert across the street, and drinks at a nearby bar. They also have bikes and kayaks, which are free to use. The three galleries/shopping experiences we really enjoyed were The Blue Dolphin House in Ephraim, Edgewood Orchard Gallery in Fish Creek which is a must see (happened upon a free wine/apps evening with the artists), and Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jupiter, Florida
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We spent three nights in Room #10 in Harbor House. Had a hard time trying to decide what room to take. All rooms have a great view of the Harbor so I don't think you could go wrong with any of the rooms. Our room was ground floor but still had a great view. We enjoyed the afternoon cookies. A few mornings we missed breakfast because we went out early Kayaking. When we returned the oatmeal cherry cookies took the place of the the muffins we had missed at breakfast. Enjoyed the popcorn in the afternoon. I would recommend going to the Pennisula Players to a see a play and taking the trolley wine tour. The wine trolley goes to four winerys then stops for lunch. You can sample the wines and don't have to drive. Also stop for a drink at Gordon Lodge which is not to far away. It has great views of the water.

Room Tip: Harbor House all rooms have hammacks. We had a ground floor room and it was fine. Zahn house only...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We spent 2 nights at the Inn in Room #2 and it was fantastic. Everything there accents the "Up North" experience. The view of the water was great, the room was comfortable and nicely decorated, the fresh-baked muffins, cookies and such were superb. This was a honeymoon trip and we are definitely going back. It's a couples only environment and the staff is intentionally transparent. They are there if you need them, but generally invisible. Bailey's Harbor is on the Lake Michigan side and has more of a laid back feel than the western side of the penninsula. If you just need to unwind as a couple, this is a great place to do it.

Room Tip: There are 2 buildings. We stayed in the Zahn House. The Zahn house doesn't appear to have any...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

This place met exceeded all expectations! I do recommend the 2nd floor rooms in both buildings. Great breakfast, great lemonade, and great water available for activities. We brought our own kayaks and bikes. They do have both for all customers. We will for sure be going back.

Room Tip: 2nd floor great. Newer building has bigger decks and shade.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Blacksmith Inn. The location was beautiful and the staff was friendly and helpful.

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madison
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2012

We spend a weekend time in this romantic place in Baileys Harbor.Very impressed with mix of old and new interior in the room.You feel like age ago but in the same time you have a Jacuzzi and cable TV. Having breakfast(homemade muffins) on the shore was in the early morning was very nice.Hospitality is a high level there.friendly and nice owners.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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