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Open Hearth Lodge
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Sister Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, ILL
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Place & Value!”
Reviewed 25 July 2010

I stayed at Open Hearth Lodge for two nights with a friend and my dog. Nora at the Lodge was very accommodating at rearranging rooms so my dog could come with. The room was clean and quiet. Our room was across the hall from housekeeping and it didn't bother us at all. The mini-fridge in the room was great for bringing home leftovers for late night snacks and beverages brought from home. We didn't partake in the breakfast so I can't comment on that. The hotel has a huge backyard with a patio (tables & chairs), a picnic table and BBQ and bags games. It's a great setting - outside of the "hustle and bustle" of town but not too far. There was also a nice receptacle outside the side door for pet waste.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2009

Friendly, Clean, Accomodating
Morning Continental Breakfast a plus,plus

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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chicago, il
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2009

While the open hearth is clean and has some nice amenties (pool, whirlpool, wi-fi), and they seem to really keep the place nicely landscaped- it did not feel like the warmest of places to stay.
I had trouble with the WI-fi and was told I was probably in a room too far to work with the Wi-fi network and that I'd need to come closer to the lobby to use it. Also, they said over the phone that they were dog friendly, but when we got there they said we should take a side path entrance into the hotel (covered by shrubs and dimly lit) when we come in and leave with the dog- also, we're paying extra so this seemed odd.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank bac006
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2009

Open Hearth Lodge is a beautiful hotel. It's not very big but it has a fireplace, a checker board, a computer, a breakfast room,(With good doughnuts and a TV) and an indoor pool and whirlpool. We stayed for 2 nights and never were bothered. The rooms had mini fridges and TVs. The beds were very comfy and the towels were very soft. Our room had a great view of a patio and playground and the gazebo that the whirlpool is in. It is a very nice homey set up. It feels like you're in the woods or in a log cabin. There is an air conditioner but we couldn't find it so we left the windows open.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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3 Thank TMKTWisconsin
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minneapolis
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2008

Dropped in this hotel on a Friday night after reviewing Door County hotels and we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were extremely clean and decorated very nicely. The hearth area was a great way to spend time reading or looking at the local restaurant menus. The Host and Hostess were very nice as well - the decorating in the hotel was so well done. The amenties - pool, whirlpool,ice machine, continental breakfast was convenient as well. I recommend it!

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  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2007

I stayed here at the end of October, the weekend of the statewide teacher's convention, so the place was booked all weekend. When I arrived, I got my room key (an actual key, not a card!) and checked out my room on the second floor. Not bad. There was nothing hugely special about the room, but it was large and clean. It was a little dated, but I spoke with the owner and he said that they are renovating the first floor rooms this winter and the second floor rooms next winter. My window over looked the yard of the hotel and it was nicely landscaped with benches and tables.

I was nervous going to sleep that night, with all of the kids staying there, but during my entire weekend there, I didn't have any problem with noise.

The indoor pool and whirlpool is a nice draw. The lobby/sitting area is nice. It has a fireplace and a few sofas. Also has a public computer available for guests. The entire hotel has free Wi-Fi.

The location is good, as it is in the heart of the Peninsula and it is close to both downtown Sister Bay and downtown Ephraim.

The only drawback is their free breakfast; there is not much of a selection. A few cereals, a few pastries, 2 juices and milk and coffee and that's it. The food goes pretty fast too.

All in all this is a nice hotel and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with family
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2 Thank alvernochick
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Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2006

Staying here right now, using the wireless internet which a great convenience. Our room is clean and comfortable, appreciate the extras like room fridg and the hair dryer. The Christmas decorations and fireplace make it feel cozy and homey. With the indoor pools we have all we need. We recommend this place if you are in Door County.

  • Liked — Feeling like a home rather than motel
  • Tips/Secrets — Take a walk thru the meadow out back
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Open Hearth Lodge

Property: Open Hearth Lodge
Address: 2669 S Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay, WI 54234-9160
Region: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Sister Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Sister Bay
#5 Family Hotel in Sister Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Open Hearth Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lodge is in a meadow on 6+acres at the Welcome to Sister Bay sign. Clean, friendly, well appointed, we offer fine accommodations at a reasonable cost, year round... Located minutes from beaches, state parks, biking, hiking, golf as well as the art, music and theater of Door County. Visit orchards, farm markets, wineries, or hang out at the pool or near the fireplace. ... more   less 
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Open Hearth Lodge Sister Bay, Door County, WI

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