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Thorp House Inn and Cottages
Ranked #1 of 5 Fish Creek B&B and Inns
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Edina, Minnesota
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“Elegant rooms in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 19 July 2012

This was our second time in Door County (our son goes to a music camp in Egg Harbor). Last year we'd stayed in a B&B in Sturgeon Bay, which was very nice, and less expensive, but Fish Creek is a much better location. From Thorp House you can easily walk to a number of great restaurants, from casual to elegant to traditional Door County Fish Boil, as well as many shops.

The house itself is beautiful, tastefully decorated with beautiful antiques. It was awfully nice to be able to sit out on the large covered porch in the morning with my cup of coffee and a book while my wife was still sleeping.

We split our stay between two rooms. The first two nights were in the Emma, which had a large, comfortable canopy bed, and various antiques. There wasn't any closet, although there was a coat rack you could use, but there was a spacious nook to put our suitcases. There was also a large bathroom with a gorgeous 2-person whirlpool tub under a skylight. And since I'm sure you are wondering, yes, if you turn off all the lights, you can see the stars through the skylight- lovely and romantic.

Our final night we spent in the Eliza, a considerably smaller (and cheaper) room downstairs. It certainly wasn't as elegant as the Emma, although there was a walk-in closet, it was plenty nice, and cheaper than most chain hotels. It was also nice that they moved our bags to the new room for us after they were cleaned.

I always worry about whether the rooms will be quiet when I stay at a B&B, but no problems here. And despite unusually extreme heat, the rooms were comfortable.

Breakfast was good, not great. There was fresh fruit which was always good, followed by a personal-sized egg strata (which varied by day- a southwest one time, artichoke the next). The stratas allowed the guests to eat when they chose (between 8:30 and 10) rather than having a preset time that everyone needed to be there. There were also muffins, which were fair, as well as granola and yogurt available. Certainly decent food to get you going for the day, but not memorable.

The owner was friendly and interesting to talk to. Due to the open breakfast hours, we didn't end up sitting with other guests most of the time, but Melanie kept us company.

We would absolutely come back here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

I had high hopes since this was the first place and our first time in Door County. I really wanted to like this place. The location is excellent. The house itself was pretty, but the room was very small for the price IMO. The owner seemed put out that we were there 45 min before the check in time of 3:00. She gave us no info, didn't talk to us much, and didn't seem at all interested. If I had guests staying with me, I'd at least ask them how they found me, what they were planning to do, etc.....anyway, she may have had an off day. I probably wouldn't go back since I found another B&B in Door County that I found to be much better in every aspect.

Fish Creek is amazing and this place isn't at all bad, just not great.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

The Thorpe House cottages have become our home away from home. The setting makes you feel like you're deep in the woods while being only steps to the Fish Creek shops, restaurants, and beach. They are definitely a gem.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Last minute trip to Fish Creek with my daughter. We stayed overnight on the 3rd of July. We stayed in Maria. The bed was very comfortable with nice soft linens. The inn was extremely clean, nicely decorated and furnished. After a long day it was nice to sit on the covered porch in the rocking chairs reading, drinking tea and eating a homemade cookie. You do need to wake up early to get freshly brewed coffee (which was excellent).

Room Tip: There was no fitness room or pool, my rating needs to be deleted. Perfect location for staying in Fi...
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

It was my first trip to Door County and, because of our visit to this wonderful Inn, we'll be back again soon. The Inn was spotless, the room was clean and the staff and owner were welcoming hosts. Centrally located in Fish Creek/Egg Harbor, we were close to just about all of the magnificent food that the area has to offer and much of it within walking distance. I would highly recommend staying at the Thorp House Inn, I know I will be again (I'll book one of the larger rooms next time, however). Worth the money!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frankfort, IL
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

We loved the Thorp House Inn! We have visited Door County for many years, but this was our first stay at the Thorpe House. Our room, the Everil, was wonderful. Each morning we enjoyed coffee on our private balcony and a cool drink on the porch in the late afternoon. Breakfast was wonderful as was the close location to the main street of Fish Creek. How much did we enjoy our stay at the Thorp House Inn--enough to book the same room, the same time next year!
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Lovely inn with all the right details. Very welcoming staff, and friendly, lowkey guests. Everything was relaxed, comfortable, beautiful but not fussy. A very nice location, a block away from the "action" but felt private, even a bit secluded. Everything was within walking distance and the proximity to Peninsula Park is a plus.

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Property: Thorp House Inn and Cottages
Address: 4135 Bluff Ln, Fish Creek, WI 54212-9337
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Fish Creek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Fish Creek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Thorp House Inn and Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For over 100 years, Thorp House Inn & Cottages has welcomed visitors to the charming village of Fish Creek. The five unique guest rooms in the Inn offer the authentic ambiance of a bygone era amidst the spectacular natural beauty of the Door County peninsula. Whirlpools and fireplaces are available. The Cottages at Thorp House Inn have a charm and following all of their own. They are just what you had in mind... cozy and private... nestled in the pines... close to the beach... in the heart of the village. Walk to shops, restaurants, Peninsula State Park and much more. Each cottage is decorated in country antiques and has its own unique character. Most have fireplaces and some have whirlpools. Both the Inn and Cottages are open year-round. ... more   less 
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