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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.

Door County’s White Gull Inn in the national spotlight

Vote for Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast from the White Gull Inn of Fish Creek!

Vote for Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast from the White Gull Inn of Fish Creek!

Kudos to a well known Door County Restaurant in Fish Creek! The White Gull Inn received national recognition from ABC television’s iconic morning show “Good Morning America” and their contest to determine America’s best breakfast. The breakfast menu nominated for the contest is Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast (see picture above and drool).

From Jeff Alexander at WBAY television in Green Bay:

A quaint Door County inn is headed for the national spotlight.

A crew from ABC’s “Good Morning America” spent the day there sampling one of its soon-to-be famous breakfast specials.

It’s one of the most exciting days in the White Gull Inn’s 114-year history, and around Fish Creek, the locals spread the word.

“They wanted to be here, they wanted to be part of this, and we started having a line out there. The first people showed up at quarter to 7 for a 7:30 opening, and by 7:30 we filled all 25 tables. It was like a festive event,” the inn’s Andy Coulson said.

Last Friday, Andy and Jan Coulson received a call from Good Morning America saying their inn had been chosen as one of four finalists for ABC’s Best Breakfast Challenge, with feature correspondent Marysol Castro.

“I’m happy they waited ’til Friday to let us know, because I think if we had any more time to think about it we would really be a nervous wreck,” Jan Coulson said.

The episode will be aired on Saturday, May 15 at 7 am (CST).

There are 3 other finalists but NONE could possibly be as good as the White Gull Inn!

Immediately after the segment airs on Saturday, May 15 voting will begin. To vote go to http://abcnews.go.com/gma and click a link that says, “VOTE FOR THE BEST BREAKFAST“. The link is NOT there yet but will be on Saturday May 15 following broadcast.  You can vote until 7 pm (CST).

Win or lose this contest, the White Gull Inn will remain a favorite to Door County visitors and locals alike.

Door County’s High Point Inn introduces HDTV + Blu-ray in every room!

HDTV and Blu-ray in every room at Ephraim's High Point Inn

HDTV and Blu-ray in every room at Ephraim's High Point Inn

Adding yet another high point to your next visit to Door County’s High Point Inn – 37″ HDTV and Blu-ray in every suite! GM Melissa LeBelle has been getting good feedback from guests who can also enjoy the 50″ HDTV in the lounge.

“Our guests have come to expect the best in affordable luxury at the High Point Inn, so we felt the time to add HD was now. The crisp picture on the HD stations at 37″ is quite gorgeous,” stated LeBelle.

Make your reservation for a Door County getaway at the High Point Inn soon and take advantage of our winter special – 3 nights for the price of 2 – and get HDTV and Blu-ray too! Mention this special at time of reservation. Contact us info@highpointinn.com or call 920-854-9773. See you soon!

The Door County County Half Marathon: A family tradition

The Hammer Family, New Berlin, WI

The Hammer Family, New Berlin, WI

From Jeanne Hammer, condominium owner at High Point Inn: One of our favorite family memories from 2009 was the weekend we spent in Door County for the Door County Half Marathon/ 5K run through the beautiful Peninsula State Park.    If you are just a novice runner (or a jogger like me) or a serious distance runner, this race is for you.  The scenery through the park made the course the most enjoyable 5K we have ever run.  This year we will be planning our stay at the High Point Inn, Ephraim as we did last year.  It was so convenient , the bus picked us up right from the Inn that morning and took us to the race start.  After the race there is a party in Fish Creek with entertainment, food and beverage.  Just a great weekend to kick off the spring….hope you can come!

The 2010 Door County Half Marathon is scheduled for May 1, 2010. To register click here.

A Door County scene you should NOT miss! The drive to Ephraim up Hwy. 42


Here is an idea for a gorgeous road trip for anyone who thinks winter has little to offer. Jump in your car and head to the beautiful village of Ephraim in Door County, Wisconsin. When you are just north of Sturgeon Bay take the very picturesque Hwy. 42 route to northern Door. Along the way you will pass through Carlsville home to several fine restaurants and shops. Next you will pass through the village of Egg Harbor, a great place to pull over and explore – even in winter! Call ahead to the Main Street Market and pick up a basket of luscious cheeses, fruits, and wines, perfect for your final destination.

Seven minutes out of Egg Harbor is the drive-by destination of Juddville. Though small, Juddville boasts several art galleries, a restaurant and coming soon – a chiropractic practice! As you head towards Ephraim, Fish Creek is the next scenic village and offers year round visitors  the chance to shop and eat at several distinctive restaurants. Hide Side Leather and On Deck Sportswear are open in winter and are worth a visit.

Finally. Ephraim is near. As you approach the village from the south, you pass by the outstanding golf course at Peninsula State Park on your left. Your vehicle will descend a slight hill and before you will be the beauty of Eagle Harbor, truly one of Door County’s most scenic sites. The view at night (see photo above) in winter is that of a charming historic village opening its arms to all who pass through. You will not find most businesses open during the winter months, but the village hall in the center of town features sing-a-longs on Sundays that reminds you music can be a participation sport for the masses!

Drive through Ephraim-proper and you will find yourself in North Ephraim a tree-lined drive past galleries and shops that lead you to your final destination…the High Point Inn. Unpack your car, walk through the door and you will experience for yourself why our resort boasts a high rate of return for previous guests. Our facilities and our staff will make your winter getaway to the Door peninsula one to remember.

Ready for a road trip now? Call us at 920-854-9773 or email and we will help you plan the perfect winter vacation in our quaint Door County setting.