Category Archives: Door County Restaurants

A Door County Thanksgiving:a relaxing holiday option

Door County is a great place to be for the holidays, whether you live on the peninsula or not.  The nature and quiet that surrounds you make for a perfectly peaceful holiday. 

At High Point Inn we are excited for the coming holiday season!  Our decorations have gone up and we have some more specials starting soon.  We would love to have you celebrate Thanksgiving with us here!  For Thanksgiving we will be offering extra goodies for your suite including a fresh baked pumpkin pie!

This could be the start of a new family tradition!  Our suites offer a full kitchen for cooking, a table that can extend and a nice warm fireplace.  There are also great catering options with Top Shelf in Sister Bay and other great restaurants that offer special Thanksgiving meals, (in case cooking wasn’t on your to do list!)

For more information please feel free to call us at 1-800-595-6894.

A Great Weekend Getaway Deal in Door County!!

We are offering a great deal this weekend and this weekend only at the High Point Inn!  Come stay with us this Friday November 19th and Saturday the 20th and we will take $60.00 of your room total or you can choose a $60.00 gift certificate to The English Inn.  The English Inn is a fine dining restaurant that offers great food and a comfortable atmosphere.  Either way you can take advantage of shopping, dining and relaxing in Door County at a great price!

This is a nice quiet time to visit the Door Peninsula, so come join us for a relaxing stay!  You can get a head start on your Christmas shopping minus the crowds!

Door County Benefit Concert: Musical artists gather to support the Peninsula Arts Association

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High Point Inn would like to salute the Peninsula Arts Association (PAA) and all the great work they have done since their founding in 1937. From their website:

The Peninsula Arts Association is a non- profit organization that has been promoting and supporting the arts in Door County, WI since 1937. As a recipient of the Wisconsin Arts Board program, ArtFund, we have funded over $500,000 since 1994 to countless local artists and organizations.

On Wednesday, November 10 at the English Inn in Fish Creek, some of Door County’s favorite musicians will gather to raise money for the PAA ArtFUND. Come listen to some great music and help out an organization that has been promoting the arts and the artists of the Door Peninsula for the past 73 years!

For tickets call: 920-854-2688

And be sure to book your reservation for a great midweek break at the High Point Inn!

What to do on a cool fall day in Door County

Door County is a great place for both fun and relaxation.  Here are a few ideas of how to enjoy a cool fall day on the Door Peninsula.

1) Start the day off right with a trip to one of the local coffee shops.  There are great options in every town!  In Ephraim there is Leroy’s, in Sister Bay there is Base Camp and Drink Coffee, in Baileys Harbor there is Espresso Lane and The Blue Horse in Fish Creek. 

2) Go antiquing, finding hidden treasures in the fall is especially fun! 

3) Take a hike or a bike ride through the state park of your choice.  This is a good way to warm up and soak up the great autumn air. 

4) Enjoy a nice relaxing sit down meal at one of the many great restaurants

5) Take in a sunset to see the fall colors at their best.  As the sun goes down you can see the trees in a different light, just make sure to bring an extra layer because once the sun has set it gets chilly!

6) Cozy up for the rest of the evening!  At High Point Inn you can sit by the fireplace or take a nice soak in the hot tub.

No matter what you do make sure to enjoy all the beauties of autumn in Door County this year; the weather has made it amazing!

Facing a Chilly Door County Evening

Door County is a great place to visit for all seasons, although with the changing weather there is a change in available activities.  At this time of year many of the summer activities are still up and running!  Here are a few fun evening activities that might be a bit chilly but still lots of fun!

1) Visit the Skyway drive-in theatre!  The drive in is still showing movies on the weekends.  Just remember blankets and cozy up for a double feature! 

2) Go mini golfing!  The Red Putter, Johnson’s Park and Pirate’s Cove offer fun courses for all. 

3) Have a quick bite to eat at the Cookery Wine Bar (or your favorite outdoor eatery) and sit on the outside deck looking over the water.  It might be a bit chilly but you can warm up with some wine and appetizers!

After you’ve had your share of chilly outdoor adventures there are plenty of ways to warm up.  At High Point Inn you can warm up by a nice fireplace or sit in the relaxing whirlpool!  Whether you feel like braving the cold or not, this is a great time to visit us on the Door Peninsula.

An Evening in Fish Creek

From High Point Inn here in Door County it is just a short drive south to Fish Creek.  Fish Creek offers a little more hustle and bustle, which provides a great atmosphere for walking, shopping and people watching. 

On a warm evening it is nice to park the car on the north side of town and walk to the restaurants and shops of downtown Fish Creek.  (The sidewalks are even lined with orange and yellow marigolds.)  The shops are conveniently open later and there is also a great variety to choose from.   

Fish Creek also has some great places to sit out and have a nice relaxing beverage or dinner.  The other evening I visited The Cookery, which has a great wine bar upstairs and full restaurant downstairs.  The wine bar offers appetizers and a beautiful birds eye view of the water and the sidewalks.

If you get tired of walking there is also a pedicab service in Fish Creek.   Peninsula Pedicabs is just a phone call away for a nice ride through town or back to your car.  

An evening in Fish Creek makes for an eventful night, especially at this time of year.  Come join us while the evenings are still warm!

Beating the Back to School Blues in Door County

The stores have taken on their yearly August transformation.  Yellow displays filled with notebooks, pencils, folders and all sorts of back to school goodies are taking over.  But it’s not too late to get the family together for one last trip before the school year begins!

The High Point Inn offers a great place for families to stay.  Our 2 bedroom units offer a nice comfortable area for the whole family to be together.  We also have ping-pong, a game room, more games in the lobby and an indoor and outdoor pool.  Plus there is mini golfing at the Red Putter just a short walk away and fun family restaurants close by.   

Make a trip to Door County for a great escape before the school year sets in.  It is a great place to sit back, relax and forget about things for a bit!

On a Warm Summer’s Night in Door County…

In Door County August is known for the warmth it brings.  Right now at High Point Inn the outdoor pool has been busy, with temperatures close to 90.  This is the perfect time to hit the beach or the pool!  The other upside of these hot days is that the evenings bring with it a nice refreshing air.  Here are a few ideas of what to do on one of these beautiful evenings on the Door Peninsula. 

1.) Get some ice cream!  It may be cooler out but it’s a nice refreshing treat after a day of sun!  Both Wilson’s and Door County Ice Cream Factory offer delicious ice cream choices. 

2.) Take a nice stroll through your favorite town (this can be combined with the ice cream of course). 

3.) Just sit back and take it all in.  Stargazing is always a great relaxing activity.

4.) Enjoy a refreshing drink out on your very own patio.

5.) Go mini golfing

Now these are just a few ideas of what you can do, the main thing is to get out and enjoy!

Splendor in September at High Point Inn

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It is hard to forget that August is right around the corner, and following close behind is September.  At High Point Inn we are getting ready for September, one of the best months in Door County!

During the week in September the Door Peninsula is a calm and beautiful place, it is a great time to make a nice relaxing visit.  At High Point Inn we would like to make your stay even more enjoyable with our Splendor in September special! We are offering a special deal on your stay along with added perks!  The package includes wine, dinner deals, tickets for Red Putter mini golf and more!

Check out our website for more details.  It truly is a great deal!

Door County Sunsets and Ice Cream

On a warm day in Door County there are many ways to cool down and relax.  There are beaches where you can spend the day in the sun and cool off in the lake.  At High Point Inn we have an outdoor pool that is great for lounging and cooling off.  There are also many parks with wonderful shaded hiking and biking trails.  However, the best way to cool down (in my opinion) is with an ice cream cone and a sunset.

Once the sun starts to go down and the heavy heat of the day has passed it is the perfect time to head to your favorite ice cream shop and go for a nice stroll to the water to watch the sun set.  

In EphraimWilson’s is the ideal place to get your favorite flavor of ice cream and watch the sunset.  Just across the street there are benches lined up along the shore.  From here there is a great view of the harbor, and the bluffs create a beautiful contrast to the colors of the sunset. 

There are many different locations to choose from, so you might have to leave a couple nights open for ice cream and sunsets!  Join us at High Point Inn and we’d be happy to give some more suggestions.