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Scandinavian Lodge
Ranked #10 of 17 Hotels in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 June 2007

If one word could summarize this lodge it would be CLEAN. We are in our last day of a one week trip and I wanted to write this while things were fresh. The lodge is located on Hwy-57, walking distance to the Piggly Wiggly and a very nice Country Walks shops area (a very nice, well landscaped, two level unique shops area). There is a nearby Pharmacy, again walking distance, and mini-golf at the large Pirate's Cove center, with go-carting. All that is over the hill so-to-speak so none of that is seen or heard from the lodge. Where the lodge is located, the road/area is very quiet and rural.

The Lodge rooms (we had a 1-room bedroom suite) are clean, new, with a higher ceiling (not vaulted), recessed and table lighting, and contain a very well equiped kitchen. A window air conditioner is on the wall that shares the deck, but the bedroom doesn't benefit from that unit, making it stuffy. We highly recommend a personal fan for the bedroom to keep the air moving. The rooms are well lit, have a nice private wood patio with wood chairs, have a large double-style jacuzzi brand tub in the bedroom, have a little table in the bedroom (my wife did her quilting there), gas fireplace with fixed glass front, and TV's in both rooms. In my opinion, the TV in the living room, above the fireplace, is too high up and a bit small. A combo DVD/VHS unit is included. The unit I was in had a bad cable from that unit and the TV and I had to wiggle it to get a clear picture. You have full cable TV with most channels. The wireless Internet is pretty good (I'm an IT director), very fast, and the signals for me were in the "low" range, and did disconnect a few times...but I was able to maintain very workable Internet signals for 99% of my stay. It works on the deck just fine too.

The lobby has a quaint Scandinavian theme, overlooking the large indoor pool area. The indoor pool, with an adjacent kiddie pool, is a major selling point of this lodge, if you have children. Rain or shine, you're swimming. The outdoor pool and area is landscaped well and the pool water was very clean and clear. The indoor pool, for the entire week we were there, was cloudy. Not sure what that was about, but perhaps a chemical imbalance.. The sauna is nice.

The Lodge has a very nice, two machine (each) laundry, again very clean. In fact, throughout the lodge (and it's not small) I had to work hard to find anything worn out or dirty. This place was Clean!

The kitchen: we used it daily and used the oven as well. The overhead microwave was new and modern, the fridge, again spotless, was normal home size. The counter top in the kitchen is very large and nice to have. A dining room table tops it all off and there are even expansion leafs in the closet for it.

The bathroom was so clean and the shower bright and very nice. The water pressure was hard, and you have a double-sink with plenty of counter space.

Touring: Fish Creek has some great tourist shops, a good coffee cafe (Blue Horse Bistro). Sister Bay has Al Johnson's restaurant, although expensive, the breakfast is excellent. See the goats on the grass roof. Pennisula State Park is a gem for camping, hikes and biking.

Pros: clean, full-featured, wireless Internet, great for couples, families and conferences. Kitchen is well equiped with a large counter. Close to Sister Bay shopping. Quiet rooms, wide hallways that are well lit. Excellent indoor and outdoor pool and patio areas.

Cons: No view of the lake, stuffy air in bedroom, TV in living room is too high and screen too small. In winter, no most rooms have no sun entering patio due to design.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2007

My family and I have stayed there for a couple different times. Actually we are going there this weekend for Easter. Can't wait. We stay in the 3 bedroom suite and there's 8 of us and we are all so comfortable and relaxed. I would recommend it to anyone. We drive about 3-3 1/2 hours to get there, but well worth it!

  • Stayed: April 2005, travelled with family
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Milton, WI
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Reviewed 1 September 2005

My husband and I honeymooned here and have returned every year since (5 yrs). We love the atmosphere, location, and everyone there is very accomodating and helpful. We love the fact that it's homey; We can cook in if we wish or dine out at any of the restaurants nearby. The fireplaces and jacuzzi tubs are very relaxing. We highly recommend it to everyone we know vacationing in Door County.

  • Stayed: October 2004
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Bartlett, Il.
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Reviewed 12 February 2004

We have stayed at the lodge five years in a row, since they first opened their doors. It's just a great place to vacation and we intend to return in 2004. The staff is great (Hi Mary & Teri), the rooms are very clean and the grounds are fantastic with plentyof parking.

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Reviewed 10 January 2004

We stayed at the Scandinavian Lodge twice this past summer and were very pleased. It was very kid friendly. We stayed in a two bedroom with our four children who are all 5 and under. There are both an indoor and an outdoor pool in addition to an indoor children's pool and hot tub.
The Lodge is a very short drive, or for the adventurous a short walking distance, to the shops and restaurants of Sister Bay. The rooms are clean and large and the outdoor decks and patios are large enough for a party. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Now, if only it had a water view. : )

  • Stayed: July 2003
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Additional Information about Scandinavian Lodge

Address: 264 Highway 57, P.O. Box 355, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Sister Bay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Sister Bay
Price Range: £59 - £143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Scandinavian Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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Scandinavian Hotel Sister Bay
Scandinavian Lodge Sister Bay, Door County, WI

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