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Door County…known for its 250 miles of shorefront, is a breathtaking setting for all of your recreational activities. Activities such as sailing, boating, parasailing, waterfront picnics, ice fishing, snowmobiling, ice skating and romantic sunsets are in abundance.

Eagle Harbor in Historic Ephraim

Here at High Point Inn we are a short drive from Eagle Harbor.  This particular harbor offers beautiful sunsets, a view of Peninsula State Park across the way, and a great place to stroll and listen to the waves. Although the December temperatures are approaching this is still a great place to visit. 

One of the reasons this is such a great time to see Eagle Harbor is there have been swan sightings recently.  The swans just enhance the beauty of the water and the surrounding shore. 

While taking in these great views of Eagle Harbor there are a few great places to stop and warm up.  There is a quaint coffee shop in town called Leroy’s located in the Water Street Shops.  If you are looking to grab a bite to eat The Chef’s Hat is also open offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.  There are also some shops open for browsing and perhaps getting some of that holiday shopping taken care of.

Believe it or not this is a great time to visit Door County!  It may be quiet but the nature of the Door Peninsula is great year round!

Door County Getaway in Ephraim: The Cure for Pre-Holiday Stress

From the High Point Inn website:

Ah, the holidays. That time of the year we both fondly anticipate and dread is almost upon us. For most, it’s manic season with shopping, social resonsibilities and those wonderful family gatherings featuring “Cousin Eddie” and a cast of (you fill in the number). If there were only a way to pre-charge the emotional and physical batteries before the stress storm.

THERE IS! We call it the Pre-Holiday Stress Eliminator, a time to relax, spoil oneself and get away from the impending turmoil at a special gift package price.
…Stay with us any three nights between Thanksgiving and Christmas and pay for only two at our reduced quiet-season rates.
…Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Door County wine upon arrival
…Take unlimited advantage of our Blu-Ray DVD movie library at no additional charge

Contact us for package rates on a one or two bedroom suite with built-in couple size whirlpool, fireplace, full-size kitchen and 37″ flat-screen television.

Build-up your holiday stress immunity at High Point Inn. It just might be the start of a new annual tradition.

P.S If you must shop, a number of our best stores and galleries are open during the pre-holiday period, with many featuring sale pricing.

Mention this Web-only special when you make your reservation!

Toll Free: 800-595-6894
Local: 920-854-9773

It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas in Door County!

Although the feeling of Thanksgiving is still lingering on the Door Peninsula, Christmas is in the air! 

As we’re still recovering from that Thanksgiving feast, Christmas lights and trees have been put up in towns and The Lodge (106.9) has started playing classic Christmas songs!  Here at High Point Inn we have our own decorations up and families are gathered in the lobby by the warm fireplace. 

This is a great time to take advantage of our after Thanksgiving special and get into the spirit a little early!  Here in Door County there are local shops open with great holiday specials, cozy coffee shops to take a relaxing break at and pretty lights to see as you drive along the quiet roads. 

Next weekend Ephraim even has its own Christmas celebration (reindeers and all)!  Come join us to get into that holiday spirit and find a little relaxation along the way!

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.

Shopping in Door County: Pre-Christmas Fun

Some Door County retailers close shop for the winter, however, many remain open for business all during the winter season. For hardcore shopaholics as well as those of you looking to meander your way through the charming villages there are bargains to be found. Here are some Door County retailers not too far from the High Point Inn:

On Deck Clothing Company:
with locations in Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Fish Creek, chances are you have noticed this long time Door County favorite.
Sister Bay Trading Company: This Sister Bay furniture gallery features everything you need for the home from flooring to interior design services.
The City Farmer: Located just down the road from the High Point Inn, this quaint shop offers a distinctive collection of American and English country furniture and home accents.
McKeefry & Yeomans: Long known as “Door County’s gardeners,” Bruce McKeefry and Geoff Yeomans and their staff have an eclectic array of home accessories, as well as the BEST selection of dried flowers on the Peninsula. Right next door to The City Farmer.
The Shops of Green Gables: Wander down the street from the High Point Inn and you’ll find the Shops of Green Gables. Check out the artwork and carved Santas of The Rustic Fish and the exquisite scrimshaw carvings of Gary Kiracofe at the Door County Scrimshanders. Perfect for the man on your list.

These are just a few of the many fine retailers Door County has to offer you. Visit the Door County Visitor Bureau shopping section to find more winter retailers!

And before you head north make your reservation at the High Point Inn. We currently have an amazing pre-holiday stress eliminator package for you and your loved one(s)! Call 800-595-6894 or email us.

Embracing the Holiday Spirit in Door County

For those of us anxious for the holiday season to begin there are some fun events fast approaching in Door County

On Friday November 26th it is “Capture the Spirit” in Sister Bay.  They will have their tree lighting along with caroling, music, longer shopping hours and much more to celebrate the coming holiday season.  Father Christmas will even be there for

The following weekend, on December 4th, Ephraim is having their holiday celebration.   That Saturday will be Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village; there will be live reindeer, Christmas stories, crafts, cookie decorating, games and even a sing-a-long.  There is even a rumor going around that Santa will be visiting us!

Come join us and enjoy the spirit of the Holidays!  High Point Inn is right in the middle of everything and our lights will be up soon!

Sunshine Over the Door Peninsula

We are nearing the middle of November and have been enjoying some great weather here in Door County!  The sun has been shining and the temperatures have actually been in the 50′s.   The warmer temperatures probably wont last much longer so make sure to take advantage!

It looks like Friday won’t be one of our better days in relation to weather, but the county still has some great events that wont require you to face mother nature!

At Door Community Auditorium on Friday the high school is putting on an encore performance of Seussical the Musical. They were selected to perform for a special theatre showcase the following weekend so they bought the show back.  It is a fun show, now with new choreography and a few more finishing touches.  Then on Saturday Peninsula School of Art has a new exhibit starting called “The Value of Black and White”. 

It is not too late to come stay with us at High Point Inn this weekend.  It is a nice quiet time to come, but there is still plenty to do!

The First Glimpse of Snow in Door County!

The fireplace is on here in the lobby of High Point Inn while outside the first snow of the season is falling!  This is an exciting time for most in Door County.  The ground is just dusted with the bright white snow and although it probably won”t last long it is our first taste of the coming winter!

There are many ways to warm up here this weekend!  Visit the shops and art galleries, and have a warm cup of soup at your favorite cafe. There is also the Jacksonport Firefighters Association Benefit dance where you can support the local firefighters and listen to great live music.  Of course it’s ok to just sit by the fireplace and relax too!

Welcoming November on the Door Peninsula

We have now entered into the month of November and the change is obvious here in Door County.  The streets have quieted down and the air is crisp and cool.  The mornings are even welcoming us with a dense covering of frost that makes everything sparkle. 

This is the perfect time of year to take a long drive to the northern part of the peninsula.  The colors may have faded, and the leaves may have fallen but the views are still spectacular.  In fact, with the leaves now gone from the trees the landscape appears more open and the view is extended. 

This is also a great time to get some holiday shopping done in a nice relaxing atmosphere.  The air may be crisp but it is still pleasant to stroll along the sidewalks and check out all your favorite shops.  Just a short walk from High Point Inn are The Shops of Green Gables along with The Blue Dolphin House and The Rusty Rabbit.  Even more shops are just a short drive into Fish Creek or Sister Bay.

Come join us this November! Make sure to check out the upcoming events at www.doorcounty.com!   Also feel free to contact us here at 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!