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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door County Segway Feng Shui

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“look mom, no hands!”

I enjoyed my first ever segway ride this past Monday.  Friends who work at the English Inn, and I treated our beloved English Inn compadre to a segway tour through Peninsula State Park for his 17th birthday.  The tour, lead by Segway the Door tour guide Linda, was super helpful getting us comfortable on the segway in the beginning, helping us through some of the more difficult terrain, and leading us through the park and highlighting great vistas.  It was a wonderful and fun way to explore the park.  My favorite part was sighting a plethera of Door County wildflowers dotting the roadways: trilliums, forget-me-knots, and lily of the valley.

my companions lagging behind

To see the peninsula from a different perspective, try something new and tour the peninsula on a segway. Segway the Door tours also have tours in Bailey’s Harbor, Egg Harbor, Elison Bay, Sturgeon Bay, and Cavepoint in Jacksonport (can’t wait to go explore Cavepoint on a segway).

segway the door tours

 Looking to experience something new? Reserve at the High Point Inn and you can enjoy a theraputic soak in our indoor whirlpool after your segway tour. Contact us now! Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

Last minute invite to Easter in Door County

Easter at the High Point Inn is waiting for you. Enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with the kids. Attend a traditional Easter service. Prepare the Easter feast in your fully appointed kitchen in your suite.

And may we suggest as part of your Easter feast: prepare one of Faye’s Favorites! The High Point Inn’s own Faye Blank knows her way around a kitchen and these are one of her favorites…

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These adorable mini cheesecake baskets fit right in with spring’s other cute sights. And they’ll take you only a few simple steps. Fun to make, and even more fun to eat. Time prep: 10 min. Total: 2 hr 30 min. Servings total: 12 servings

What You Need
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
½ cup sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
12 NILLA Wafers
1-1/2 cups BAKER’S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, tinted green
36 small jelly beans
12 pieces shoestring licorice (4 inch each)
Make It
HEAT oven to 350°F.
BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.
PLACE wafer on bottom of each of 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Spoon cream cheese mixture evenly over wafers.
BAKE 20 min. or until centers are almost set. Cool. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Top evenly with coconut and jelly beans just before serving. Bend each licorice piece, then insert both ends into each cheesecake to resemble the handle of a basket. Keep refrigerated.
Kraft Kitchens Tips
Size-Wise
These baskets are sure to be a hit at an Easter egg hunt. They are fun to make, and each basket is an easy portion to serve.
How to Tint Coconut
Place coconut and a few drops green food coloring in small resalable plastic bag. Seal bag. Shake bag gently until coconut is evenly tinted.
Variation
Omit NILLA Wafers. Prepare as directed, pouring batter evenly into 12 ready-to-use single-serve graham cracker crumb crusts.

We love Peninsula State Park!

At the High Point Inn we love all the Wisconsin State Parks located in Door County. But our favorite of all is what we consider the jewel in our state park system – Peninsula State Park. So today we have some suggestions  for the coming year on things you should be sure to do in this beautiful, nearby, natural attraction.

For starters, order this book: The Nature of Peninsula: A Park Ecology Sampler. This book has been published by The Friends of Peninsula State Park. The cost of the book is $10.00 by mail order or $7.50 at the park office. Check out this description from the Friends website:

The 90-page book, with color photographs, features essays by field specialists including Roy and Charlotte Lukes, Scott Craven, Tom Blackwood, and several DNR staff. After recouping printing costs, remaining proceeds will be reinvested into future Peninsula educational publications.

Topics vary from bats and white-nose syndrome, to fireflies, to wildflowers. “In recent years, several people authored books about park history,” said Kathleen Harris, Peninsula State Park Naturalist.  ”This is the first title ever to focus exclusively on Peninsula’s natural heritage. Peninsula protects Wisconsin’s largest contiguous tract of the Niagara Escarpment. It includes two state natural areas and eight miles of mostly undeveloped shore. Helping visitors and decision-makers understand that the park is irreplaceable is the purpose of this publication.”

 

Next, make a 2013 resolution to hike the trails in the middle of the park property. Lots of people are drawn to the shoreline portions of the park and to the tower of course, but a hike through the middle of the park gives you a real feeling of nature in the midst of this dense wooded area. Stand still and silent while you are on your hike and you will hear the sound of wildlife around you. The singing birds, the chirping squirrels and the sound of the trees as they creak in the wind reminds us of the importance of conserving this gorgeous, natural area for generations to come.

Lastly, don’t keep the secret of Peninsula State Park to yourself, share it with someone you love. Write about it. Snap some awesome photos. Blog about it. Paint a picture. And share this absolute natural jewel with friends, family and the world!

And before you make your 2013 trip to Door County to visit this incredible park, contact the friendly folks at the High Point Inn in Ephraim to make your “suite” reservation. Call us at 800-595-6894 or at 920-854-9773.
Or drop us a note at info@highpointinn.com. You won’t be sorry!

Celebrate the New Year in Door County!

Door County is the perfect place to celebrate a fresh new start in 2013.  Although winter on the Peninsula can be quiet, there will be plenty of lively places to celebrate this coming week!

Enjoy a delectable dinner at one of Door County’s fine restaurants!

The Log Den has their full menu plus some special extras (including live music from the Modern Day Drifters)

* The Waterfront in Sister Bay offers a beautiful view along with their gourmet New Years menu

* The Mission Grille , Alexander’s and The English Inn all offer fine dining for your celebrations!

There are even more options to be found at http://doorcounty.com .

You can also welcome in the New Year by taking place in Door County’s Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day in Jacksonport!

If you just feel like cozying up to welcome in the New Years we can help!  Here at High Point Inn we have full condo units that include a fully equipped kitchen, cozy fireplace in the living room and a relaxing whirlpool tub in the master bedrooms.  There will also be an afternoon New Years Eve buffet and party favors that are included with your stay!

Give us a call at 1-800-595-6894 if you have any questions about the coming New Years Eve celebrations here in Door County!