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“Charming inn; great Door County value”

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Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Sister Bay
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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Charming inn; great Door County value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

The Coachlight Inn is a great value for Door County. It’s in a great location, and you can walk all the way from the Inn to shopping or dining in downtown Sister Bay by taking the paved path in front of the Inn (across the road). The grounds at the Inn are beautiful. The Inn was full during our stay, but luckily it was also very quiet. Our “Classic” room was quite small (we were always stepping over our suitcase and duffel bag in the small floor space), so we probably would spend a little more on a “Deluxe” room next time. I didn’t like having to keep our curtains closed while in the room (because other guests walk past your windows to get to their rooms); I would like to have been able to let in some natural sunlight or keep the windows and curtains open at night for fresh air. (This may be a common design for Door County inns, however.) We didn’t have an opportunity to use the fire pit but thought it was a really neat thing to offer to guests. The continental breakfast was sparse (no cherry-flavored coffee—shucks!), but there are plenty of good restaurants nearby for a larger breakfast. Overall, the Coachlight Inn is a very charming and affordable place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Laurie S
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DCInnManager1, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 27 January 2016
Thank you Laurie for your kind review.
While our Classic rooms are our smallest and least expensive rooms, you and your family may be more comfortable as you mentioned in one of our larger rooms on your next visit. Hopefully you can use our fire pit and grills on your next visit, too.
Thanks again,
Rich and The Coachlite Inn Team
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Central, Illinois
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We spent five nights in the Pond Suite. We felt like we had our own apartment during our stay. The suite has its own parking and entrance. The room has a kitchen with full-size frig., dining room table, our own Jacuzzi tub for two, king size bed and living room area. There is an outside dining area and our own fire pit. Unless we went to the breakfast room it felt like we were the only ones at the hotel even though it was full. Breakfast was just ok but there are plenty of dining choices within walking distance. Downtown is within walking distance.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank knlaw2003
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coachliteinn, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thanks for staying with us. We're glad that you enjoyed the privacy of the Suite. You're correct. A guest could remain secluded in the privacy of the separate Pond Suite if they didn't decide to enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast in the neighboring lobby. We offer three types of cereal, milk, bakery, fruit, juice, coffee and tea each morning from 8-10 AM. We hope that it's a convenient option for those who would like a quick start to their day. Otherwise, all of our basic rooms have small refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers. The Lodge Suite and Pond Suite have full sized appliances. Thanks again for a nice review, and we hope to serve you again.
Rich, Jeannie and all of us at The Coachlite
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

This was our first time staying here and we were very pleased. The room was fantastic as well as the hot tub and fire pit area. Where else can you stay and relax in a hot tub and enjoy a campfire the same night? We will definately stay again our next trip to Door County.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Terry F
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coachliteinn, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
We are all so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a nice review. We hope to see you again soon.
Rich, Jeannie and all the staff at The Coachlite
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Plover, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed at the Coachlite Inn for the first time. Everything about it was great. Nice rooms, beautiful grounds, great location and wonderful hosts/owners. Very helpful with any questions we had. Good prices. Been to Door County many times and will definitely be back at the Coachlite Inn.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Deuce1
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coachliteinn, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thank you so much for staying and taking the time to write a nice review. We hope you had a wonderful time in Door County and we see you again soon! Happy traveling...
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Wausau, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We have visited Door County many times over the past several years,and have stayed at a number of locations in the past. This was our first time at the Coachlite Inn,but it most definitely will not be our last! The room was clean, cozy,and well-equipped and comfortable,including some rarely-found amenities,such as a suitcase stand. The Wifi was faster and more reliable than any other place that we have started in Door County so far. (A very pleasant surprise.) The grounds are beautifully maintained and create a relaxing and tranquil woodland atmosphere. The office/ lounge/ breakfast area and patio provided a wonderful place to sit and plan the day's activities over a tasty continental breakfast or coffee or tea. (Since we stayed there in the summer,I do not know if these are provided in the cooler seasons, but toast,waffles, and hot chocolate would be a nice addition in the fall and winter.) Rich and his staff were very polite and helpful throughout the stay. Rich proved to be a very welcoming and valuable resource for information about all kinds of activities/galleries/ shopping,etc. The location provides easy access to much the Door has to offer, and the price was excellent. Although there is no swimming pool,the whirlpool is spacious,comfortable,and clean and very relaxing. I would and will strongly recommend the Coachlite Inn as a place to stay and look forward to returning soon.

  • Stayed July 2014
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2 Thank Gutguy
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coachliteinn, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thanks so much for choosing The Coachlite for your stay. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope to see you again.
Rich, Jeannie and Everyone at The Coachlite Inn
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Atchison, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We really enjoyed our stay here. The owners were so helpful when we had questions and the rooms were clean and well kept. The grounds were peaceful and very inviting. The only drawback was that there could have been more towel racks in our room. Three of us stayed in one room and there were not enough towel racks for all of our towels. There was plenty of room in the bathroom for another towel rack. That is a very minor tweak though and we would go back again without a second thought!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank dsosb
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coachliteinn, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Hi,
We wanted to say thanks for taking the time to write a review for The Coachlite. We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will take a look at your room and see if another towel rack is a possibility. Also, it may help to know that we always keep extra towels on top of the coat racks, and please let us know at any time during your stay what we can help with. We hope to see you again.
Thanks so much,
Rich, Jeannie and Everyone at The Coachlite
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

My husbsnd and I can't say enough about the Coach Light Inn! Richard and the staff were wonderful hosts! Not only providing a clean comfortable room on beautiful well kept grounds at a reasonable price, but they were very helpful in answering our questions and leading us to the best places in Door County to visit which made our trip one of the most enjoyable get-a-ways we ever had! Thank you again to all at at the CLI!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Laurie A
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coachliteinn, Owner at Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Hello,
We just wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your stay with us and for you taking your time to write a nice review. We hope to see you again.
Thanks from everyone at The Coachlite Inn!
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Property: Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay
Address: 2544 S. Bay Shore Drive, P.O. Box 221, HWY 42, Sister Bay, WI
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Sister Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Sister Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Coachlite Inn of Sister Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, comfortable and quiet in the pines, the Coachlite Inn lends the illusion of seclusion, yet is only one half mile from the heart of Sister Bay. We are within easy walking distance of the Country Walk Shops, restaurants, golf, churches, miniature golf, go carts, and amusement parks. Access to bike, walking, and jogging trail directly in front of the Inn. Within a mile are boutiques, art galleries, beaches, marinas, sailing, fishing, and tennis. Also nearby are the Famous Door County fish boils, horseback riding, professional theater productions, music concerts, night clubs, Peninsula and Newport State Parks, ferries to Washington Island, orchards and the many natural wonders of Door County.Our accommodations include Classic Rooms, featuring one queen bed or two full size beds. Our larger Deluxe Rooms offer one king bed or two queen size beds and the Plus rooms have whirlpool tubs. We also have queen, kitchenette, and two bedroom Suites available. All are tastefully decorated and include color cable TV with HBO, air conditioning, electric heat, ceiling fans, full baths, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, and in-room phones. Complimentary Door County coffee, juice, fruit, bakery, cereal, and milk are served in our lounge from 8 - 10 am. Sit and relax on our patio or next to the Koi pond! Wireless HSIA is available throughout the property. Lobby and desk are open and coffee is available 24 hours per day. Your hosts live on-site to better accommodate all of your needs. ... more   less 
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