My husband and I stayed here over the weekend on our first trip to Door County. Blacksmith Inn is located on what many consider the quieter side of the peninsula, which was a bonus as far as we were concerned.
We stayed in the Harbor House portion of the Inn on the first floor. The other portion, the Zahn house, is where the inn office is located. Our room was very nicely sized, with a nice porch looking out at the harbor. The king sized bed was firmer then we are used to, but we have that issue in every hotel we go to since our own bed is not firm. The bed and linens were much better than almost every other place we have ever stayed. The bathroom was large. We each had our own sink. The whirlpool tub near the fireplace was large and deep, better than other hotels by far.
Breakfast was available from 8 to 10 am each morning in the lobby of the Harbor House, as well as the lobby of the Zahn House. The warm homemade muffins are delicious. The bowl of fresh cut fruit (strawberries one day, pineapple the other) were perfectly in season. I used the yogurt, fruit, and homemade granola to create my own yogurt parfait for breakfast one morning. In addition there were hard-boiled eggs and individual boxes of cereal available. The coffee was fresh and refilled frequently. Various teas and cocoas are also available.
The staff was very friendly yet unobtrusive. They constantly restocked the popcorn bowl and cookie jars in the lobby, as well as refilling breakfast items as needed. Our room was very clean and items there were restocked if needed.
While there were fewer shops and restaurants on this side of the peninsula, the other side is just a short drive away. It was nice to go over there, yet come back to a quieter, less bustling area to relax.
The Inn has a few different bikes available for guest use as well as kayaks and a small sailboat. In winter, they also have snowshoes available. We did not get the chance to take advantage of any of those items on this trip, but will the next time.
I strongly recommend the Blacksmith Inn for a comforting and peaceful stay in Door County. We will stay there any time we visit Door County.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Blacksmith Inn On The Shore Hotel Baileys Harbor
- Blacksmith Inn On The Shore Baileys Harbor, WI - Door County