The White Gull Inn is the quintessential quaint, elegant B&B. As a child I spent every summer vacation in Fish Creek. In those days we stayed in cottages and viewed the White Gull as a bit stodgy. Returning as an adult to a beautifully restored Inn we could not have been happier. On our most recent stay we were with friends from NJ who frequent Cape Cod. They made it a point to request a room in the back to avoid street noise - HAH! Those who know Fish Creek understand how laughable that is and for the rest of you - just wait. Here is where Door County is so special. Despite significant growth and development since my childhood visits, it is still a magical place and far less spoiled than many better-known destinations. (Hint -I believe there is not a single traffic light north of Sturgeon Bay) We stayed in an adjacent cottage where the room was spacious, beautifully decorated and serene. On an earlier visit we stayed in a tiny room in the main building. Really tiny, but beautiful. Breakfast is great whether you choose Good Morning America's Best Breakfast in America contest winner, Cherry Stuffed French Toast or any option. Dinners are romantic and delicious. The Fish Boil is a must - at least to watch. It is a show that I have seen literally hundreds of times without ever tasting the outcome, so I cannot speak to the flavor. The White Gull is just steps from the most beautiful sunset you can imagine in Sunset Park. My only complaint is the lack of coffee in the room, or even in the lobby for early risers. I guess it's part of the charm of Fish Creek, but I really like my coffee first thing and had a lovely walk into town to the Blue Horse - the first place to open. Would have liked to just go out to the porch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1896, the historic White Gull Inn has been providing lodging and dining to generations of Door County visitors. Located in the bayside village of Fish Creek, the 17 rooms, suites and cottages of the White Gull have been meticulously renovated and decorated with antiques. Most rooms have working fireplaces and many have double whirlpool baths. Full breakfast, voted America's favorite in 2010 by viewers of Good Morning America, is included with every stay. Lunch, dinner and traditional Door County fish boils are served. Restaurant open to the public year round. Member of the prestigious Select Registry of North American Inns. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- White Gull Hotel Fish Creek
- White Gull Inn Fish Creek, WI - Door County