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Country House Resort
Ranked #1 of 17 Hotels in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed 29 July 2009

Don't get me wrong, it's a decent enough place. We didn't stay in a fancy room. It was really very small and cramped. The housekeeping staff would leave the windows open and the blinds drawn when they left, which we had intentionally left closed because we had expensive items laying about. I'm sure there's a low level of theft there, but still, it felt like a lack of respect for our things. The owner (I think), was delightful. Very helpful and had great suggestions for dining and things to do. Other staff didn't seem to know the area very well, which surprised us because it is a small area. The breakfasts were filling most mornings. Not quite full on breakfast but more than just rolls. The grounds were great as most have commented. I doubt that we would return, for the price of a comfortable room we would rather go to a Bed and Breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Middleton, WI
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2009

We just returned from a 3 day stay at Country House and we were very pleased with our resort choice. The room we stayed in (212) wasn't overly large, but was comfortable and had a really nice view of Green Bayfrom the balcony. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lots of places to sit and talk. The pool/hot tub area was very clean and inviting. Breakfast was good - mostly continental breakfast type items, but the pastry selection changed daily, which was nice. You can walk down to the waterfront and take a nature trail into downtown Sister Bay - only about a 10-15 minute walk. Very convenient. Many of the guests were older, but there were young couples as well - and everyone seemed to enjoy the amenities. We will be back - this time with a few other couples.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Middleton-Sue
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Crivitz, WI
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 June 2009

Great View, wonderful bed, would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank jfuchscrivitz
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Iowa
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2009

Country House Resort is a wonderful place for adults to enjoy the pleasures of nature and have easy access to everything in Door County. The grounds are very well kept and expansive. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed. There is a nice breakfast available every morning. The desk staff is accommodating. We enjoyed the large hot tub and lounge chairs on the patio. We have been staying here several years.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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Thank skiingangel
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central Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2009

The room was very clean, and smelled GREAT, since all of the rooms are non-smoking. The daily Continental Breakfast is much better than most other places that just throw out the bare minimum every morning-here, there is REAL food, and lots of choices. The prices are reasonable, the staff is very helpful, and the location is amazing-it's beautiful, and isolated, but at the same time, just a short trip back to the main highway, and then you're off to your next adventure. Very enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank shippingwizard
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Marinette, Wisconsin
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111 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2009

We just enjoyed our fourth stay at The Country House and once again, we were not disappointed.

First of all, the staff is incredibly friendly. Check in and check out were pleasant, and although we requested a room change, they were polite about it.

We are comfortable here. Our last three visits have involved specialty rooms, which are not theme rooms as you might think, but which offer (1) a refrigerator along with wet bar and microwave and (2) a two-person Jacuzzi. They are about the size of the average hotel room. The bathroom offers a wonderful shower, which could also accommodate two people. Most of the specialty rooms are located around the corner from the main lodge and have their own parking lots. They are an easy walk to the main lobby through the pool area.

The view of the bay is lovely during all seasons. The balconies (porches on the first floor) are private and overlook an expanse of lawn and fountain.

On rare hot days, the specialty rooms offer cross ventilation, as there is a narrow window next to the door. It cranks open.

The Country House offers a varied breakfast. Although I steer away from toast and pastries to concentrate on fruit and eggs, my husband seemed to enjoy them.

There is plenty to do here: You can play tennis, borrow a bike or boat, or do as I did: Just walk around the grounds taking photos of trillium or water lilies.

Door County offers many riches, from orchards and old farms to fine dining and upscale shopping. The Country House Resort is one of its treasures.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MimiJWisconsin
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Midwest
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2009

My wife and I stayed at the Country House for 3 nights in May 2009. Overall our experience was not bad, but not good either. The biggest problem was the smell. It was very musty combined with that old motel soapy smell. We had to take our clothes to the dry cleaner to get the smell out. We kept leaving the patio door open to let it air out but the maids kept closing the door. Unless you are a sound sleeper bring ear plugs. This is an older establishment and you can hear you neighbor plus the walkway to get to the rooms is made from lumber so you can hear shoes on boards.

The grounds are nice and you can see water from almost any room. There is a lot of growth between the edge of the property and the waterline so the view is about 30% obstructed. The breakfast was fine, actually they had more selection than we had anticipated; the cherries were very good. The staff was friendly and helpful.

The other complaint / suggestion is that at an adults only (meaning over age 13) hotel the hot tub should stay open later than 10 PM. One thing we enjoy is a late dinner, some social time, then to sit in the hot tub for a little while before bed. Country House is ADMANT about closing the area too. We met another couple that had stayed at Country House a couple of times and we had a laugh about the fervor at which they tell you to get out when they are ready to leave.

Bottom line is that we would not stay here again. The smell, the noise, and the confusion between being adults only and shutting things down early were more negatives than the nice grounds and nice staff.

Pros
Nice Ground
Nice Staff
Good Location
Nice View
Adults Only (over 13)

Cons
Musty smell
Noise
A little pricey
Hot tub MUST be shut down at 10 pm
Internet worked only in the lobby

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Toad-and-Fern
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Property: Country House Resort
Address: 2468 Sunnyside Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9163
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Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Sister Bay
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Sister Bay
#3 Romantic Hotel in Sister Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Country House Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award winner - Enjoy a quiet, relaxing getaway at an elegant, adult, wooded waterfront retreat. Close to everything, yet away from it all. 46 rooms and suites, most with private balcony overlooking the rolling bluff, bay, fountains and gardens. Many with 2-person whirlpool, 2-person body spray shower and fireplace. Complimentary bikes, rowboats, tennis and an in-season European style buffet breakfast. Amenities include heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, sun deck, fishing dock and shoreline nature trail. Dogs accommodated is designated "dog friendly" rooms & suites. ... more   less 
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