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From Door County’s High Point Inn: Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night free – until April 30, 2014

What could be better than a two night getaway in Door County? Paying for a two night getaway and getting a third night absolutely free!

And when that getaway is at High Point Inn in Ephraim you’ll have an even bigger smile on your face.

Check out the details below:

ONE NIGHT ON US,

Until April 30
High Point Inn is excited to offer this special to you- our valued guests!

Stay two nights in one of our spacious suites at regular price and
receive the third night for free!

This special excludes festival and holiday weekends and is
not valid with any other discounts.

Must mention this special at time of reservation.

Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com


Valentines Day + “Door County Shorts” = Awesome Weekend!

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The 5th Annual Door County Short Film Festival will be  playing next weekend – Valentines Weekend – in Sister Bay. High Point Inn is a proud major sponsor of the DCSFF. Take part in all the festivities and the fun. Check out the details below:

Shorts in winter in Sister Bay (short films that is)

Looking for something different to do this Valentine’s Day? Check out the fifth annual Door County Short Film Festival in the Sister Bay Village Hall (10693 N. Bay Shore Drive), Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15. This year the DCSFF will premiere 18 short films from three countries.

Four films will be shown Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall, followed by discussion with the filmmakers in the Hall. Meet the filmmakers at the after-party hosted at the Sister Bay Bowl.

Dust off your acting skills and come to the free acting workshop led by Amy Ludwigsen and Ed DiMaio, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, February 15 in the Village Hall. Another free workshop is offered from 3-5 p.m. inside the Northern Grill restaurant, Lloyd Michalsen, on the art of storytelling.

Come to the Sister Bay Village Hall (10693 N. Bay Shore Drive) Saturday night at 7 p.m. for the premiere of 14 short films. Possibly the BEST POPCORN YOU WILL EVER EAT will be available, along with other beverages and goodies from the makers of Tapuat kombucha (coffee, water and Tapuat’s excellent kombucha). Bring something soft to sit on to make your movie watching experience more enjoyable.

Audience members will be asked to vote on their favorite film. The film with the most votes will receive the coveted 2014 Golden Coffee Mug, handcrafted by a local artist. The after-party will be hosted at Husby’s Food & Spirits.

Tickets for each night are $5 per person. All money goes into the D.C. Short Film Fest fund for next year.

The Door County Short Film Fest is a grassroots, community-driven event with the goals of: encouraging the creation of moviemaking; establishing and hosting a winter event in northern Door County; entertaining and benefitting residents, visitors and businesses.

Make the High Point Inn your  Valentine & Film Festival Getaway destination!

Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

Door County Short Film Festival + High Point Inn = Awesome Valentines Weekend

highpoint_FBCOVER_valentinesHigh Point Inn is a proud sponsor of Door County Short Film Festival and this year the Festival falls on Valentine’s weekend.  Check out the details here:

  • 2014 Door County Short Film Fest Schedule:

  • Friday, Feb. 14:
    7 p.m.: Opening Night in Sister Bay Village Hall (10693 N. Bay Shore Dr/Hwy 42)
    9 p.m.: After party at Sister Bay Bowl & panel discussions with filmmakers
  • Saturday, Feb. 15:
    10 a.m.: Acting workshop with Amy Ludwigsen and Edward DiMaio, Sister Bay Village Hall
    3 p.m.: Storytelling workshop with Lloyd Michelsen, Northern Grill & Pizza restaurant (10573 Country Walk Dr)
    7 p.m.: Premiere Presentation of new films at Sister Bay Village Hall. Audience members will be asked to vote on the best film to receive the Golden Coffee Mug award. Popcorn,treats and beverages will be available for purchase.
    9 p.m.(approx): Unofficial after party at Husby’s Food & Spirit

To make your weekend even more special the High Point Inn has a fabulous check out their Valentines Day Special:

Let High Point Inn give Cupid a little extra help this year.
Stay two nights in a private suite with your very own whirlpool
and gas fireplace and receive:

Complimentary gift basket complete with:
• bath salts
• heart-shaped Door County cherry soap
• chocolate covered cherries
• and much more!

Call 800-595-6894 for pricing and availability. Some restrictions may apply.

Make the High Point Inn your  Valentine Getaway destination!

Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

Warm your heart with a Door County getaway to High Point Inn…

Presented as a photo essay of “selfies” presented by the High Point Inn front desk staff:

A series of "Selfies" to lure you to Ephraim's High Point Inn

A series of “Selfies” to lure you to Ephraim’s High Point Inn

 

The pool awaits you....

The pool awaits you….

 

The warmth of the water soothes the winter blues away...

The warmth of the water soothes the winter blues away…

 

Enjoy a hot beverage in the comfort of your suite...

Enjoy a hot beverage in the comfort of your suite…

 

Title of photo "Meditation in front of fire with warm socks"...

Title of photo “Meditation in front of fire with warm socks”…

 

Don't forget there are lots of restaurants open all winter!

Don’t forget there are lots of restaurants open all winter!

 

Make the High Point Inn your Door County winter vacation destination!

Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

 

 

Door County Spring Awakening 2014. It’s not too early to book!

awakeningWe at the High Point Inn are having a beautiful Door County winter! There is lots of snow for snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing and sledding and that makes our guests very happy.

We are, however, thinking ahead to a beautiful Door County Spring. That’s less than 4 months away! With that in mind we officially announce that the HUGELY popular Door County Spring Awakening Package is back for 2014.

And remember it’s not too early to make your reservation for this great value. So as we like to say: “Get it while it’s hot!” Check out the fabulous details below.

Door County Spring Awakening Package 2014
May 4th-June 8th
Discover the beauty of a Door County Spring at a price that will help you shake off the winter blues!
High Point Inn presents our Door County Spring Awakening Package.  Embrace the luxury of our affordable suites in Door County’s most picturesque village- Ephraim, Wisconsin.

Our special package includes many surprises including the choice of a $50.00 gas card or a 2014 Wisconsin State Park and two half day rentals from Nor-Door Sports & Cyclery.
Impressed? That’s only the beginning!


Your Choice:

• 5 nights for the price of 4
• 7 nights for the price of 5

Choose From:

1. $50.00 Gas card
Or
2. 2014 Wisconsin State Park pass AND two ½ day rentals from Nor-Door Sports & Cyclery

All Packages receive:
• 2 mini golf passes from The Red Putter Mini Golf Course
• 20% discount coupon to be used in our gift shop
• A few surprise gifts will be in your room upon check-in
• A $20.00  Breakfast gift certificate to Ephraim’s Chefs Hat Restaurant

Make the High Point Inn your Door County vacation destination!

Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

High Point Inn invites you to a Romantic Winter Escape in Door County

Romantic getaways in Door County begin at the High Point Inn

Looking for a quick but romantic getaway for you and your partner? Look no further! Winter in Door County is a great time to escape for some much needed together time.

Start out with breakfast at Al Johnson’s. Make sure to order the Swedish pancakes so you’re ready for a full day’s adventure. If you’re feeling indulgent order a hot chocolate. It comes with its own zip code of whipped cream.

After breakfast head to Ecology Sports to rent snowshoes. You’ll work off your breakfast snowshoeing in Newport State Park while enjoying the snowy scenery. It’s a great way to enjoy each others company away from distractions.

You’ll be feeling tired and hungry after your afternoon of snowshoeing. Stop by Top Shelf to pick up ingredients to make an intimate dinner in your room tonight. They can provide the food and wine while High Point Inn offers a fully equipped kitchen. You might be feeling a bit sore form the days activity so don’t forget to have a soak in the whirlpool!

Enjoy your winter getaway with your partner at the High Point Inn!
Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make Door County’s Peninsula Pub part of your New Year’s Resolution

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New Year’s Resolutions are filled with thoughts of working out, eating better, making time for the family, and maybe running a half marathon – if you’re got spare time. While these are all noble pursuits, why not pursue something tasty and delicious – something located in Door County that can get your New Year off to a great start? Head to the Peninsula Pub in Egg Harbor for their burger of the day and a Bloody Mary to wash it down.

The slogan of the Peninsula Pub is “People Pleasing Pub with Personality Plus.” and owners Kyle and Faye Blank take this slogan seriously. While a burger and a “Bloody” may not sound like conventional New Year’s eve fare, we think conventional needs to be tossed to the wind sometimes. Plus this is no ordinary burger and cocktail combo. The Peninsula Pub offers a special burger of the day. And we guarantee that burger (like no other) is not for the faint of heart. I suggest you take on the burger of the day. For as a Scottish friend likes to remind me “the stuffed feeling in your stomach is reward for a well done meal.”

In addition to their great burgers, the PenPub has been voted Door County’s favorite Friday fish fry by Door County Magazine readers.  Check out their menu and while you’re there, say hi to one of the owners – High Point Inn’s own fabulous Faye Blank!

Still looking for that perfect holiday gift? Give the gift of Door County! Contact High Point Inn to purchase a gift certificate today.
Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

Holidays at the High Point Inn

We are so excited for this holiday season, and tomorrow is Thanksgiving!  The High Point Inn is a great place to stay during the Thanksgiving holiday (or any holiday in fact).  All of our suites are equipped with a fully furnished kitchen.  It’s the perfect space to create your holiday meal!

In the holiday spirit.  This is a snapshot of our lobby decorations

In the holiday spirit. This is a snapshot of our lobby decorations

Guests that stay with us over the holiday not only can enjoy a cozy atmosphere with their friends or family, they also get the perks of our indoor pool and hot tub!

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For the active guests, after a large holiday meal, you can take advantage of nearby, beautiful Peninsula State Park for a post meal hike.

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The shopping enthusiasts can find some great deals at any of our neighboring shops here in north Ephraim, or venture out to the surrounding communities.

42nd Street Accents is a neighboring shop and advertises with a showcase here at High Point Inn

42nd Street Accents is a neighboring shop and advertises with a showcase here at High Point Inn

Give your holiday routine a change up and come stay with us at The High Point Inn.  There’s plenty to do and lots of fun to be had!

  Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

This Year’s Holiday Home Tour includes the 35,000 Square Foot Ellison Bay Manor!

Our friends at Northern Door Children’s Center announce the exciting details of their 2013 Holiday Home Tour in northern Door County on Thanksgiving weekend Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1, 2013.

Let High Point Inn in be your host for this fabulous weekend. Check out our specials and make your reservations soon!

Ellison Bay Manor, at 35,000 square feet the largest private residence in Wisconsin, will be the showcase house in the annual Northern Door Children’s Center Holiday Home Tour, Thanksgiving weekend November 29-December 1, 2013. Northern Door Children’s Center, a private not-for-profit early childhood learning facility in Sister Bay, WI, will also feature four other exceptional Door County residences and a local church.

Four local home owners have generously offered their houses for the tour. The Julison Family’s Trillium Gap Cottage in Egg Harbor, the lovely Cyr Family home, also in Egg Harbor, the historic Schaupp Family house, formerly owned by artist Martha Cherry, in Ephraim, and the unique Covotsos Family log home in Ellison Bay.

Each of these Door County homes offer special, individual features, such as historic significance, artistic displays, architectural distinctiveness, and special holiday events. Sister Bay First Baptist Church, first founded in 1877, is the site of the Holiday Home Tour Bake Shoppe. Guests can purchase home made baked goods to enjoy.

Ellison Bay Manor was completed in 1996 by former owner, philanthropist Judith Blazer. It is a 43-room mansion on 100 acres overlooking the waters of Green Bay in Door County. The home was designed in a French Chateau style. It has appeared in venues such as Architectural Digest and HGTV’s Front Room. The heirs to the Frank Spitzer Estate are the current owners and have opened it for fundraising events in the Door County community. They placed The Manor on the market with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty. The entire estate, surrounding properties, and contents are available for $8,750,000.

The exterior is adorned with native Door County field stone. The interior includes features such as a double stair case in the grand entryway modeled after Gone With the Wind, an indoor pool and sauna, 14 person whirlpool, 5000 square foot master suite with his and hers bathrooms and 1000 square feet of closet space, 10 bathrooms, eight fireplaces, an elevator, guest suites that include a galley kitchen, a two-story library modeled after the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina complete with spiral stairway, and a 14-person movie theater with ticket counter and concession stand.

Northern Door Children’s Center is offering tours of all five homes Friday November 29th from 4:00-8:00 pm and Saturday November 30th 10:00-4:00 pm, with additional, lengthier tours of Ellison Bay Manor only, available on Sunday December 1st,10:00am-2:00 pm. A Bake Shoppe with delicious homemade baked goods for sale will be held at the First Baptist Church in Sister Bay on Friday night and Saturday.

Tickets for the complete tour will be available on October 1, 2013 at a cost of $35.00 when purchased before November 23. Tickets purchased after the 23rd are $40. Tickets for the tours of Ellison Bay Manor only on Sunday December 1 will be $35.00. A trolley reservation is required to tour the Ellison Bay Manor all three days. For more information about how to purchase tickets with locations and directions to the homes, please call (920) 854-4244. Proceeds from this event will help Northern Door Children’s Center put a much-needed new roof on the facility.

Check out the photos below.   Find out more – Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

All pictures reproduced with permission by Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Kurt Penn Listing Agent

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High Point Inn Neighbors: The Bead Bucket at the Shorewood Village Shops in Ephraim

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Stop in and see Tera Rossman, owner of The Bead Bucket

Door County is full of charming shops for browsing and buying. One of our favorite charming shops is located in Ephraim near Leroy’s Water Street Coffee - The Bead Bucket. Owner Tera Rossman has accumulated an impressive array of materials with which DIY aficionados can assemble funky, beautiful beaded jewelry. The Bead Bucket also offers many pre-made items – earrings, necklaces and more – that will be a perfect gift for a loved one or yourself!

We recommend you grab a coffee beverage at Leroy’s and head on over to see Tera at The Bead Bucket where you can browse the materials you need for your next masterpiece.

Create your own vacation masterpiece – contact Faye, Kathy, Jasmine or Libbi at the High Point Inn!
Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com