We stayed at the Inn for four nights of our honeymoon (room #9 in the Harbor House).
I'm an aesthete and it's hard for me to relax if things aren't "right". Well, things are "right" at The Inn on the Shore! I've stayed at many B&B's, this would need to be placed in my top five favorite stays!
There are two buildings; one original to the property and remodeled as a B&B, and the other building (harbor House) is new construction, but so beautifully matched to 1700s/1800s New England architecture that you feel you've stepped back in time. Every detail is in place in these rooms and the modern conveniences are tastefully worked-in or disguised.
Breakfast was EXCEPTIONAL for our needs and tastes. Mostly whole and organic foods; hard boiled eggs, their home-made granola (which we've made at home twice) cheeses, fruit, goat milk yogurt, "Naked" pureed fruit drinks + more. Breakfast is buffet style in the lobby with generous trays provided so you can return to your reasonably-private balcony for breakfast.
Fresh popcorn is ALWAYS available in the afternoon and into the evening (home-made on the stove) as well as cranberry oatmeal cookies. There is a FULL lending library of movies - some very current/recently-released movies included.
The grounds are filled with tasteful and beautiful plantings and they share some freshly-cut stems in your room.
There was loud road construction going on on the main road through town and right next to the Inn, but it was easy to ignore in those surroundings!
We would return to the Inn as a destination! Worth every penny!
- 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