Door County Winter Packages
Door County is well known as a summer destination, but the Winter Season is one of the best kept secrets around. Whether you are seeking a kid friendly vacation or a romantic getaway for two, Door County has much to offer.
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Door County has always been known for its beautiful summers and colorful falls, but its winters are rarely mentioned. The snow opens up a whole new world of possibilities. With miles of trails to explore, Door County is a great place to spend time getting away from all the craziness of our fast paced lives these days. For all the latest ski reports and winter activities, check out Winter in Door County.
If you are looking for a way to slow down and reconnect with someone special, take a walk or cross country ski through a snow covered forest. The serenity found deep in the woods is so relaxing. These slow paced activities offer a way to experience nature’s true beauty. Frost sparkles on barren branches like little diamonds and the heavy snow weighs down cedar boughs after every storm. Some great places to take advantage of this are any of the state parks, Toft’s Point or Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor or Cave Point south of Jacksonport.
If you prefer something a bit faster paced, we’ve got lots to offer you. Door County is home to some great snowmobiling. There are trails from Sturgeon Bay all the way to Gills Rock making every town accessible. Peninsula State Park opens its borders to snowmobilers for miles of perfectly groomed trails.
Are you looking for a romantic weekend for two? Door County prides itself for winter getaways. You can plan a whole weekend of activities or stay at a lovely B & B and not leave your suite. This place has so many options to choose from such as wine tastings, moon lit sleigh rides thru snow covered fields, romantic dinners, sightseeing and so much more. Many of our members offer winter specials for romantic retreats!
The Fish Creek Winter Games are held every year to showcase Door County’s festivities including a parade, cherry pit spitting contest, ice sculptures, live music, candlelight ski through the state park and so much more. This year the festival takes place on Feb 4th -6th. The locals all come out to enjoy the festival so you’re sure to see some real characters! Take a trolley ride to a local winery and other stops along the way. This is one weekend you must come to Fish Creek.
There is no shortage of fun no matter what age you are! Traveling with a family might seem stressful but when coming here, it’s well worth it. Many of our hotels are kid friendly and feature suites with multiple rooms to make your vacation that much more relaxing. Some have indoor pools which can keep the kids occupied all day long if the weather is not cooperative. If you are looking for kid friendly activities, we have tons! Sledding on Hill 17 was a must do when I was growing up. Located just inside Peninsula State Park on the 17th hole of the golf course is a hill that will make everyone’s trip! This gigantic sledding hill is fun for everyone and a sure way to guarantee you have sleeping children when you return to the hotel.
Door County winters have endless possibilities for people of all ages. Start planning your trip now for your weekend getaway! Check out the latest activities and events at Winter in Door County. If you are looking for a great chance to get away and save money in the process, Door County Lodging Members are offering these great packages.
Glidden Lodge Beach Resort’s Winter Specials are numerous to say the least. Spend your weekend on the shores of Lake Michigan just north of Sturgeon Bay. With packages ranging from Winter Wonderland Trolley to Family Affair to Tranquil Spa Retreat, there is something for everyone.
Settlement Courtyard Inn just outside of Fish Creek offers both a great place to stay, but also the onsite Lavender Spa for your relaxation. For a relaxing winter escape, enjoy the spacious and luxurious Coach House. Winter rate for 2 people $229 and $259 for 4 people. To take advantage of the spa, check out the winter couples spa package $676 which includes 2 nights and Refresher Couples Massage or Create your own package-tell us what you want. Nov. 6-March 31, 2012
Bay Shore Inn minutes north of Sturgeon Bay has great specials for the off-season. Check out their Quiet Time Special which gets you a free night when you stay two nights. If that’s not enough, check out the Winter Wonderland Trolley Tour Package- December 2-March 31 includes a Friday and Saturday night stay in one of our beautiful one bedroom water view suites and includes a free $25 Door County Visitor Bureau Gift Certificate. The Trolley will pick you up Saturday morning at Bay Shore Inn at 9:45am for a tour of two award winning wineries, followed by a cozy sleigh ride and topped off with a fireside lunch at the White Gull Inn. Weekend packages for one couple start at $318+tax, packages for 2 couples sharing a two bedroom suite start at $468+tax. This trolley tour is only offered on Saturdays.The indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room are open year round, so call us today to make your reservation!
Lodgings at Pioneer Lane is offering a great special for the offseason. Midweek nights start at $109 and Friday- Saturday starts at $139.Lodgings at Pioneer Lane is a small country inn, nestled in the heart of Ephraim, Door County Wisconsin’s most picturesque vacation destination. The inn is just steps from Ephraim’s shopping and dining district.
When choosing your perfect vacation, start by finding the best place to stay. We have contacted our properties to find which places are staying open through the winter. You are sure to find the perfect place to make memories this year in Door County.
Coachlite Inn has rooms available year round in this conveniently located Inn between Sister Bay and Ephraim.
Country House Resort stays open year round. This resort is perfect for a romantic getaway located high atop the bluff just south of Sister Bay.
Applecreek Resort at the top of the hill in Fish Creek is just steps from downtown Fish Creek.
Birchwood Lodge will remain open this winter. The Lodge is very centrally located near downtown Sister Bay.
Open Hearth Lodge at the bottom of Little Sister Hill has availabilities throughout the winter.
Bay Shore Inn on the shores of Green Bay waters is located minutes from Sturgeon Bay. There are many activities to choose from both on the property and in town.
Scofield North in Baileys Harbor has two rental cottages available situated along 300 feet of spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline.
The Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, a small country inn nestled in the heart of Ephraim, creates the perfect setting for a romantic getaway anytime of the year.
Settlement Courtyard Inn has the Coach House Suite available through the winter. Located just outside bustling Fish Creek, this is a great spot to begin any adventure.