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Embrace Neverending Winter: Take a break this weekend in Door County at the High Point Inn!

Right about now we thought we would be talking about the Door County Half Marathon that is LESS THAN a month away. But never let it be said that we at the High Point Inn are not flexible. In honor of our new snow we are going to post a few photos to remind you that the High Point Inn is an excellent destination in ANY weather.


So come take a break. We still have some great off season specials for you to take advantage of, as well as the famous High Point Inn hospitality.

Sound perfect? We think so too. Call or email us today!

Call 800-595-6894  or email info@highpintinn.com for pricing and some restrictions may apply.

Door County Coffee Shops: GT Coffee in Gills Rock

How Katie Janquart and her cousin Sarah ended up running a coffee shop in Door County during the winter of 2010. In the words of Katie Janquart:


My cousin Sarah and I moved up to Door County from Milwaukee in the spring to work for our friends at the Shoreline. We had both been working as massage therapists in the city and began to see that our hearts belong in a “wide open spaces” kind of environment. I began coming in to the gallery (Charlene’s Gallery in Gills Rock) all summer long for my java jolt, my internet fix and to be surround by amazing art and local characters.  Naturally I began to talk to the owners, found we had a lot in common and became fast friends. In the fall they asked me to come aboard as some extra help in the coffee shop and with that I fell head over heals for the entire package.

Separately my cousin Sarah, myself and the owners began to talk about the possibility of us running the shop and buying the property, what an amazing dream in the works!! One day I mentioned it to the owners and to both of our shock we had been discussing the same thing! Now my cousin and I are living in Door County full time. We own the coffee shop, live in the apartment in the building with hopes of owning both the shop and the gallery some day in the near future :)

We are currently taking a ten week business program to help us get funding and become even more educated on our new endeavor through the Door County Economic Development Center in Sturgeon Bay. We will be mentored by gallery owner Charlene over the next couple of years and we look forward to every step that our journey takes us on.

Next time you visit the High Point Inn, take a drive to Gills Rock and visit with Katie and Sarah, two of Door County’s newest entrepreneurs. The coffee shop will be open from 8AM until at least 5PM daily.

Door County winds into the Holiday Season

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so it’s time to remind everyone that Door County, Wisconsin during the holiday season is a decorated and ready for company! We think some of the most charming places the Door peninsula has to offer are right in our own neighborhood.

Be sure to check out the Shops at Green Gables. Establishments open in winter include:
1) American Folklore Theatre The Green Gables office does not have regular hours in winter, but there will be several holiday performances by AFT co-founder Doc Heide and long-time performer Eric Lewis. Get details of their at their website and visit their online store to purchase CDs and gift cards at their.
2) Perfect Beads A variety of wonderful beads. Open weekends November and December. Call 920-854-6472.
3) Rustic Fish Gallery The Rustic Fish Gallery is owned by Door County artists Mary Ann and Erik Rinkleff. We feature Erik’s hand-carved, collectible wood carvings and Mary Ann’s inspirational greeting card line and fine art photography. Open Friday and Saturday during November and December.
4) Door County Scrimshander Resident artist Gary Kiracofe practices scrimshaw, an art that is “two hundred years behind the times.” Visit the gallery he runs with his wife Dawn where they feature knives, jewelry, ornaments, antique ivory and more. Open Friday,  Saturday and Sunday during November and December.

McKeefry & Yeomans of Ephraim. Bruce McKeefry and Geoff Yeomans have the perfect mix of house AND garden. From French milled soaps to decorative flowers, distinctive furniture and more. On the corner of Townline Rd. and Hwy. 42 in Ephraim. Open all year. Call 920-854-4749 for hours.

The City Farmer in Ephraim – features a distinctive collection of American and English country furniture and home accents. Winter hours are 10 to 5:30 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.

The Paint Box Gallery located next to Joe Jo’s Pizza just north of the High Point Inn. Featuring original art works by local, regional and national artists including a large variety of miniature works. Plus an excellent source of art supplies for the professional and the novice. Open 361 days a year, 10-4 daily.

Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato
is open all year long 11am to 8pm and serves thin crust pizza from scratch. Their homemade Gelato gets rave reviews as well as their pizza.

Blue Dolphin House is located just south of the High Point Inn on Hwy 42. They feature contemporary artwork, gifts and home accessories from manufacturers and artists all over the world. Open in winter, but call for days and hours – 800-765-0141.

Wondering if your favorite restaurant or shop has winter hours? Contact Missy by email or by phone 800-595-6894.

Spend Valentine’s weekend at High Point Inn in Door County, WI

We would love to have you come and stay with us this weekend! It’s a quiet time but there are still a few fun things for you to do. For starters just for visiting High Point you get a special Valentine gift. We have many other great specials for you to take advantage of as well.

In my last post I introduced myself and in this post I would like to introduce you to Debbie who will also join me on this blogging adventure.  Some of you may know Debbie as she works the front desk  and is a familiar face of High Point. Debbie will share a couple of thoughts she has for you to do this weekend.