We stayed in Cabin #27 with two adults and two children. We enjoyed our stay, as we went here looking for a more "traditional" Door County/cabin in the woods by the lake experience. We weren't looking for an "all inclusive resort". Here are my observations:
Space: Not a lot of it, but we didn't spend a great deal of time indoors. The shower stall is ridiculously small. Ladies, wax your legs before coming because you'll have to be a contortionist to shave in this shower. (Not exaggerating.)
Cabin Amenities: Dated decor, but clean and tidy. Decent sized fridge, which we packed full with food stuff and drinks we brought with for our own breakfasts and lunches. Small microwave available and small coffee maker (bring your own coffee beans). The office had coffee available though. Towels were a tad small and rough to the skin. Make sure to bring your own beach towels to use. Mattresses were WAY uncomfortable (slab 'O concrete firm). Didn't get a decent night of rest the entire stay. Nice windows all opened to allow a wonderful breeze. Baseboard heat and air conditioner in the living room helped cool the place down on our last day when the weather heated up. There is also a small table in the extra bedroom that you can use for eating at. We had brought our own card table to set up food on and prepare sandwiches, and the table in the cabin was a bit bigger ( we opted to use our own since it was smaller and took up less space).
Outside: Each cabin has it's own patio and is furnished with plastic Adirondack chairs and a table. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on our patio, having snacks, eating a meal, enjoying a beer! There are 2 (?) weber grills to use - just find one and drag it back to your cabin. Also bring your own charcoal and grilling gear. Our personal opinion was that cabin 27 had the best view - other cabins and trees blocked most of the view of Fred & Fuzzy's on one side, and cabins on the other side of us had an obstructed view of the lake because of the boat house down near the docks. Not sure who put it there, but there was a "clothes line" tied between two trees, which came in handy more than once. Parking for each cabin is right next to your cabin. We joined another family for a camp fire one evening which was down near the water. The wood must of been damp (not covered with a tarp), so it was ridiculously smokey.
Fred & Fuzzy's: The restaurant was within a short walk down the hill. I have a separate review of that place. I only bring it up here because there is a A LOT of traffic for this restaurant from about 6-9 p.m.....Every Single Night (weekend was worse). We even had one person want to park in our driveway (we told them "no". Some people are just too bold! When they pay $135 a night, they can have the parking spot there too.) So there's a constant parade of cars and loud motorcycles driving through trying to find a parking spot, turning around when they can't, foot traffic going down, foot traffic going back up, plus boats and wave runners docking at the pier. When the sun finally sets, applause breaks out. It kind of disrupts the peacefulness of being in a cabin near the lake. This was my main gripe about this resort. The rest I could easily deal with.
Beach Area: It's classified as a "children's beach" and IMO is for the 6 and under crowd, so this was a bit of a disappointment to my 9 and 12 year olds (we ended up going to the Sister Bay Beach just down the road, which was wonderful.) There's hardly any area to swim in at the resort's beach, although if you wanted you could jump off the piers into deep water (although there is a lot of plant growth, which would make me nervous getting tangled up in it while swimming.) There are ample chairs to recline on the pier, but no umbrellas set up anywhere, so you're in the sun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little Sister Resort at Pebble Beach, a Door County family tradition, is nestled within a secluded twenty-acre cedar forest bordering 400 feet of picturesque Green Bay shoreline.Totally Smoke-Free and No Pets Allowed Facility. Beautiful Sunsets. Making Memories. Creating Traditions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Sister Hotel Sister Bay
- Little Sister Resort Sister Bay, Door County, WI