We had a nice stay here, checking in on Father's Day for 4 days. We arrived early, but they gave us our room, which was the deluxe 2 bedroom on the south wing. The condo was spacious and VERY clean, with 3 doors that led to a big deck with a view of the water and gardens. Nice!
The grounds are clean and well-maintained...the inn's website does not do this place justice, it is nicer in real life. The gardens are pretty and the pool has a view of the small sand beach and rocky shores. You can hunt for seashells or just relax, its pretty. They have rowboats, paddle boats and bikes to use for free.
Some people have said the location is not good, but it is just a short drive to the other towns in Door County and most of those do not have their inns directly on the harbor...in Ephraim, they are all across the street from the water, so this place is ideal. We bought some groceries and cooked light meals there, but everything is close. Fish Creek is the best town...it has a hipster vibe we enjoyed, and cool shops and a pretty view. Sweetie Pies has homemade pies that are killer and there is a vintage drive in theatre there, too.
We'd never been to Door County, but it was fun...Pennisula Park had a lot to do, a beach and light house, hiking, etc. I found that the shopkeepers were all friendly, unlike in Harbor Country in Michigan, where people are uptight.
The condo was cleaned every day by a friendly staff and the front desk has dvds and games you can take to your room. I really enjoyed this place...our kids loved it, too. I liked that the deck has an opening to get right to the beach, so you feel like it is really private, your own entrance. We made a fire in the firepit on the beach and watched a glorious sunset on the water. This place is super, super quiet. We'd go back in a heartbeat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All our condominium suites have private decks to take in the breath taking views over the bay. 1-3 bedroom suites all have full kitchens with granite counters and living rooms with HD TVs and a sleeper sofa. We have a beach with complimentary kayaks and boats, bonfire pit, bikes, tennis courts, basketball, playground, fitness center and game room. We have a heated indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, and massage therapist on site. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bay Shore Hotel Sturgeon Bay
- Bay Shore Resort