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
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!

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


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.
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Shopping dilemma? Give the gift of Door County!


We know holiday shopping can be exhausting. At times it can feel impossible to get that “perfect something for everyone” on you gift list. This year let High Point Inn help you with your holiday shopping!

Looking for a gift for a family, a couple, or just someone you think needs a little time away? A Door County vacation getaway at the High Point Inn will be a gift to remember. High Point Inn offers great packages and specials that are sure to please anyone on your shopping list. Whether your gift recipients are interested in outdoor activities, shopping, art/galleries, family activities or simply unwinding, High Point Inn’s convenient Ephraim location offers easy access to all Door County has to offer.

Contact High Point Inn to purchase a gift certificate today!
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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!

indoor pool

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

pen park (400 x 154)

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!

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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

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






High Point Inn loves Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival

It’s no secret that Door County loves a good festival.  One of favorite autumn festivals in Door County, is Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch. On Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13th see Egg Harbor play host to Pumpkin Patch this year.

The events kick off straight away Saturday morning with a silent auction, live music, children’s activities, along with craft and vendor stalls.  If your tummy starts rumbling from the days activities don’t be scared! There will also be food and beer stalls to help revive you!

Check out the schedule here:

Saturday, October 12
10am-4:30pm Silent Auction
10am-2pm Mighty Mouth
10am-4pm Carnival Rides and Inflatables
10am-5pm Face Painting
10am-5pm Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors at Baylake Bank
11am-1pm Children’s Musician
11am-3pm Roaming Magician
1pm-4pm Storyteller
2pm-5:30pm Mango Brothers
Sunday, October 13
10am-1:15pm Big Mouth
10am-4pm Carnival Rides and Inflatables
10am-5pm Face Painting
10am-5pm Juried Arts & Crafts Vendors at Baylake Bank
12pm-3pm Storyteller
1:30pm-4:30pm Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns | Rock & Blues

The days events end at 5 pm but there are plenty of restaurants and bars to visit when the sun goes down.

A great part about staying at the High Point Inn is the use of their full kitchens in every suite! If you fancy a home cooked meal after a days adventure at Pumpkin Patch you can pick up everything you need in Egg Harbor!

After a day of fun at Egg Harbor's Pumpkin Patch, stop at MacReady's and Main Street Market and create a feast in your High Point Inn suite!

After a day of fun at Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch, stop at MacReady’s and Main Street Market for some amazing snacks and create a feast in your High Point Inn suite!

MacReady Bread Company is a new addition to Egg Harbor but offers amazing bread that should not be missed! After, head to Main Street Market to peruse their deli for meats and cheeses as well as their wine and beer selection!

You’ll arrive back at the High Point Inn tired after your first or possibly third or fourth visit to Pumpkin Patch ready for a quiet night in with your bounty from MacReady and Main Street Market. Enjoy and relax – remember, you’re on vacation!


A day in the life of a Door County Autumn Mid-Week Guest….


Autumn weekdays in Door County are something to be treasured. The beauty is the same but the setting offers a friendly but relaxed attitude. There is something to be said about getting a table right away at Al Johnson’s and not having to salivate while your watching other people with their pancakes.

However, just because the hustle and bustle is gone doesn’t mean there are any less activities going on!

After waking up to a great nights sleep at High Point Inn a crisp autumn morning greets you while you brew your first morning coffee. The leaves changing on the trees look particularly beautiful this morning so you decide to head to Newport State Park for a peaceful walk. The trails are quieter there but no less impressive than Peninsula State Park.

After your hike you’re feeling relaxed and a bit more stimulated. You’re stomach is growling and only The Viking Grill can satisfy it! You drive back south and stop in for some fuel for the day’s activities.

Traffic has slowed down which makes traveling between towns and villages much faster! It’s a secret only the locales know. You’re able to hit more shops and galleries than when you visit in the summer. Which is great for you! Maybe not so much for your partner. You decide to reward them with a tasty burger and a Wisconsin beer at the Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor.

You’ve had a full day of activities but aren’t done yet! You decide to head back to High Point Inn for a wee nap. Don’t forget you’re on vacation! You deserve a nap.

This evening you and your partner are going to Peninsula Players to see their fall show “Miracle on South Division Street”. The play is under cover so there is no need to worry about rain! However, before you head there you drop in to Mr. Helsinki’s for a few appetizers and drinks. The atmosphere is great, you could sit there all night but there is a play to be seen!

You’ve had a fun packed and full day in Door County and now it’s off to bed! It’s a good thing you’re staying at High Point Inn! You aren’t sure what adventures you want to get up to tomorrow. You’re on vacation though and there is nothing wrong with sleeping in and enjoying the amenities High Point Inn has to offer!

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Peninsula Century Ride chooses GO BO Foundation as official charity partner


The High Point Inn is proud to be a sponsor of The Peninsula Century. Door County’s newest bicycle ride has chosen the GO BO Foundation as its charitable partner in it’s September 14 inaugural outing. Here is the description of the ride from their website:

The Peninsula Century will feature routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through the rolling hills and past the incredible water views of Northern Door County. With a grand roll-out start in Sister Bay from the village’s new Waterfront Park, riders will start within walking distance of the area’s best lodging.

With six aid stations, a post-ride meal and beer, and live music at the finish in Waterfront Park, this ride will have everything you’ll need for a fantastic experience at Door County’s beautiful northern shores.

The ride is capped at 1,200 riders to ensure a safe experience for cyclists and motorists in year one. Participants will finish back at Waterfront Park, where they’ll enjoy post-ride festivities on the water and soak in the Sister Bay sunset just steps from bars, restaurants and shopping.

Sounds like a great activity to celebrate the transition from a Door County summer to a Door County fall.

AND the Peninsula Century could not find a better charitable partner than the GO BO Foundation. Bo Johnson, for whom the charity is named, fought a battle with acute myeloid leukemia that ended last September. The inspirational manner in which Bo lived his life and dealt with his illness touches everyone who learns about it.

We also think Bo would have been delighted to be associated with The Peninsula Century. The ride encompasses 3 things that were important in his life: an athletic event, the great outdoors of northern Door AND a Sister Bay sunset!

We think you will be delighted with this event too. Sign up here. Rider info here.

And kudos to Brian Fitzgerald and team for their newest event that celebrates the great outdoors of northern Door County!

The High Point Inn suggests you be part of The Peninsula Century. Book a suite close to all the action – contact us today!
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High Point Inn Neighbors: The Bead Bucket at the Shorewood Village Shops in Ephraim


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!
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