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A Special Valentine’s Day in Door County

Still looking for something special for that special someone this Valentine’s Day?  Door County is a great place to escape to together! 

Here at High Point Inn we have comfortable suites made for a nice relaxing stay.  With a full kitchen, cozy fireplace and a whirlpool built for two there will be no rush to leave the room.  Now through the 15th we are offering a special for this Valentine’s Day!  When you stay two nights with us you will receive an aromatherapy gift basket from Heaven Scent Gardens

Door County also offers great dining options for a nice romantic dinner out.  Alexander’s in Fish Creek along with The English Inn are two great restaurant options for an elegant dinner for two.  In Sister Bay there is The Inn at Kristofer’s  and in Bailey’s Harbor there is The Harbor Fish Market and Grille that offer amazing views along with fine dining.  These are just some of the many great dining options here on the Door Peninsula. 

It’s not too late to join us for this Valentine’s Day!  For more information call us at 1-800-595-6894 or email us at info@highpointinn.com.

Winter Fun in Door County; making the most of the cold and snow!

Looking for a last minute get away??  This is a fun weekend for a visit to Door County!   

This weekend is The Fish Creek Winter Festival taking place in downtown Fish Creek.  The winter games are a fun tradition for everyone!  There is music, food and drinks, games for all ages and even a parade (make sure to bundle up though!)  The majority of the fun and games are taking place on Saturday February 5th and anyone is welcome to join in the fun!  Plus, if you aren’t looking for crowds we have a great amount of snow for skiing, snowmobiling, sledding and snowshoeing!  Peninsula State Park is ideal for all of these great winter activities, plus the park is right near the festivities and offers a quiet alternative!

It isn’t too late to join us at High Point Inn this weekend!  We are just a short drive from Fish Creek and offer great in room fireplaces to warm up by after a day of winter fun!

A Positive Outlook on Negative Temperatures in Door County

As in most of Wisconsin, here in Door County we have been experiencing some very cold temperatures.  It is true that the cold can be hard to face when we have to run outside to get something, or hop into a vehicle that has yet to warm up, but there is a positive side to these colder than cold temperatures.  Here are some ways to see the positive in these negative temperatures!

1) The cold weather makes a great excuse to stay in bed a little longer, enjoying the warmth of the sun without the coldness of the air.

2) With the bitter cold it is easy to feel guilt free while staying indoors and enjoying a great book while sitting by a warm fire, or bundled up on the sofa. 

3) The cold weather may keep us indoors, but it keeps us indoors together!  Family time can flourish in the cold temperatures with great board games, tasty treats and little chats.

4) A fine warm dinner tastes even better.  Sitting back with a nice glass of wine and a tasty entree while watching the weather outside is very satisfying!

Today on the Door Peninsula I saw a family out for coffee and hot chocolate at Base Camp coffee shop after a day of sledding on Hill 17.  It was a reminder of how the winter can bring people together.

Here at High Point Inn the fireplace has been on and everyone’s gathered together.  Puzzles have been put together, games of checkers and ping-pong have been going all day, the pool and hot tub have been active with families and everyone’s smiling! 

So don’t let the weather get you down!  This is the time for some quiet relaxation and family bonding!

Cozy Indoor and Fun Outdoor Winter Activities in Door County: don’t let the lack of snow slow you down!

The snow is slowly settling back onto the frozen fields of the Door County landscape.  Unfortunately the accumulation is still not enough to get snowmobilers and cross country skiers back on the trail, but on the bright side it IS enough to add to the winter scenery.  Even with a lack of snow the beauty of the door peninsula remains; the trees and fields are touched with white and the ice and snow have created formations along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Here are some ideas from High Point Inn on what to do when skiing, sledding and snowmobiling are not an option.

1) Go for a hike in one of our beautiful state parks!  Put on a pair of warm boots and enjoy the trails even if it’s not on a pair of cross country skis.

2) Attend one of the shows at the Door Community Auditorium.  They have a series of Fireside Coffeehouse concerts and a Souper Movies series that just requires canned food donations to get in.

3) Visit a winery or two.  The wineries offer great selection and a pleasant way to warm up on a cold winters day.  Stones Throw Winery even offers chocolate and wine pairing.

4) Create your own art!  Make a fun stop at Hands on Art Studio and make your own Door County inspired artwork.

5)  RELAX!  The beauty of Door County at this time of year is that it is quiet and peaceful.  Let relaxation soak in while sitting in front of a warm fireplace, reading a book, sipping a glass of wine or soaking in the whirlpool.

With the snow slowly returning make sure to keep an eye on the ski trail conditions at http://winterindoorcounty.com/!  We could be back on the trails soon!

Making Door County a Great Crafty Escape: Group Outings at the High Point Inn

Door County is known for its arts, probably do to the natural beauty that surrounds us here and the inspiration it can provide.  This time of year tends to get drawn out due to the cold air and often gray skies, but now it’s time to take advantage of this quiet time and plan a getaway with your favorite craft!

At High Point Inn we have a conference room that is perfect for group gatherings.  Simply get your scrap booking, quilting, sewing, photography, beading or other craft group together and head our way!  Stay with us for a few days and book the conference room for no extra charge.   Until May you can even take advantage of our 3 for 2 special! 

This is the right time of year to get the group together and on the road!  Plus, what better place to practice your arts and crafts than in Door County?

For more information please feel free to email us at info@highpointinn.com or call us at 1-800-595-6894.

Celebrating the New Year in Style: New Years Eve in Door County

The year 2010 is almost at a close and it is a time to celebrate and welcome in the New Year!  In Door County there are a lot of great ways to bring in the New Year.  There are fine restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious dinner and some fun places to go for live entertainment. 


Here are some choices for fine dining on New Years Eve:


Coopers Corner

The English Inn

Harbor Fish Market and Grille

White Gull Inn



Mission Grille

The Inn at Kristofers



At High Point Inn we are also planning a New Years celebration for our guests.  We will have a gourmet buffet set up with Hors d’oeuvres from Top Shelf and plenty of party favors to go around! 


Join us in Door County to welcome in 2011! 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from High Point Inn in Door County!

After all the anticipation Christmas is right around the corner, followed closely by New Years!  Here In Door County we have our winter wonderland just in time!  Wherever you may be for the Holiday season we hope that it is bright and cheerful! 

At High Point Inn we have the Christmas lights on!  Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Home Away from Home for the Holidays

Door County is one of those places where it is easy to feel at home.  There is a nice open and friendly atmosphere all year round with fun for the whole family.  At this time of year the spirit of the holidays really brings the warmth and welcoming of Door County to a whole new level. 

Right now on the Door Peninsula beautiful white snow, Christmas lights and decorations surround us.  This is the perfect place to celebrate the Holiday season! 

At High Point Inn we invite you to bring the family to Door County for Christmas this year!  Our suites provide a comfortable and spacious area to get cozy, cook, sit by the fireplace or relax in the whirlpool.

Stormy Winter Day in Door County

As most of the Midwest knows we are in the midst of a snowstorm and the best thing to do is stay where you are!  There are a few of us here at High Point Inn today watching the wind blow outside.  As soon as the wind dies down and things are cleared up we are going to be left with a beautiful snow covered peninsula! 

It will now be a great time to come visit Door County for the fun outdoor winter activities!  You can:

1) Snowmobile around the county and make fun stops along the way.

2) Go cross-country skiing in Peninsula State Park, you can even rent skis at Nor Door Sport across from the park if you don’t have your own. 

3) Go snowshoeing.  You can snowshoe in the parks or at The Ridges Sanctuary!

4) Go sledding!  We even had a family go sledding here on the property today!  Although Peninsula State Park has the best ski hill that I know of!

Come join us for some outdoor fun, but make sure to wait until it’s safe to travel!

A Door County Winter Wonderland: a perfect weekend to getaway!

Although we got snow in Door County at the beginning of December, nothing was really sticking… but at this very moment the peninsula has become completely white with snow!  It has come in time for all the fun winter activities that are going on here this weekend!  If you are in need of some holiday fun in Door County here are some great ideas!

1) TAPworks Kids Production is performing Miracle on 34th Street this weekend! 

2) At the Ridges Sanctuary it is the Ridges Natural Christmas; there will be crafts, beautiful hikes and tasty treats!

3) Go to the Renaissance Christmas Concert at Birch Creek for some holiday music and good company.

4) Take a Winter Wonderland trolley tour!  This includes 2 winery stops, a sleigh ride and a cozy lunch at the White Gull Inn!

This is looking to a fun weekend in Door County!  Make sure to check out the High Point Inn website for our web only special and make a special winter get away!