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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!

Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

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!
Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com


Door County Segway Feng Shui

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“look mom, no hands!”

I enjoyed my first ever segway ride this past Monday.  Friends who work at the English Inn, and I treated our beloved English Inn compadre to a segway tour through Peninsula State Park for his 17th birthday.  The tour, lead by Segway the Door tour guide Linda, was super helpful getting us comfortable on the segway in the beginning, helping us through some of the more difficult terrain, and leading us through the park and highlighting great vistas.  It was a wonderful and fun way to explore the park.  My favorite part was sighting a plethera of Door County wildflowers dotting the roadways: trilliums, forget-me-knots, and lily of the valley.

my companions lagging behind

To see the peninsula from a different perspective, try something new and tour the peninsula on a segway. Segway the Door tours also have tours in Bailey’s Harbor, Egg Harbor, Elison Bay, Sturgeon Bay, and Cavepoint in Jacksonport (can’t wait to go explore Cavepoint on a segway).

segway the door tours

 Looking to experience something new? Reserve at the High Point Inn and you can enjoy a theraputic soak in our indoor whirlpool after your segway tour. Contact us now! Call us Toll Free: 800-595-6894 or Local: 920-854-9773 or send us an email at info@highpointinn.com

Celebrate the New Year in Door County!

Door County is the perfect place to celebrate a fresh new start in 2013.  Although winter on the Peninsula can be quiet, there will be plenty of lively places to celebrate this coming week!

Enjoy a delectable dinner at one of Door County’s fine restaurants!

The Log Den has their full menu plus some special extras (including live music from the Modern Day Drifters)

* The Waterfront in Sister Bay offers a beautiful view along with their gourmet New Years menu

* The Mission Grille , Alexander’s and The English Inn all offer fine dining for your celebrations!

There are even more options to be found at http://doorcounty.com .

You can also welcome in the New Year by taking place in Door County’s Polar Bear Plunge on New Year’s Day in Jacksonport!

If you just feel like cozying up to welcome in the New Years we can help!  Here at High Point Inn we have full condo units that include a fully equipped kitchen, cozy fireplace in the living room and a relaxing whirlpool tub in the master bedrooms.  There will also be an afternoon New Years Eve buffet and party favors that are included with your stay!

Give us a call at 1-800-595-6894 if you have any questions about the coming New Years Eve celebrations here in Door County!


High Point Neighbors: Fine Line Designs Artist Reception This Weekend


Fine Line Designs Gallery is one of our favorite places in Door County and we think their contemporary collection of art is something everyone would appreciate. The gallery is featuring a reception Thursday and we think you should go. If you can’t make it to the opening reception, we think you should stop by and visit this exhibit.

From Shari Gransee at Fine Line Designs Gallery – right next door!

Two of Door County’s beloved female artists, oil painter Pamela Murphy and ceramic sculptor Stephanie Evans, will exhibit their work together in Fine Line Design Gallery’s third exhibit of the 2012 season. The opening reception of Exhibit III is scheduled for Thursday, July 12 from 4-7 pm, with both artists on hand to discuss their newest work.

Pamela Murphy’s collection of old photographs she discovered at a garage sale has provided an endless stream of inspiration for her oil paintings. “I understood how they ended up there,” she says. “If someone is unable to remember the details of the photograph, the people in them eventually become strangers.” Wanting the memories of the photograph’s subjects to live on, Murphy began using the figures from the images as her “models.” She paints the figures on a textured canvas, which is created by sanding and scraping different layers of paint. Murphy says the distressed quality of the painting’s background lends a sense of time and place to the works.

Like a writer conveys characters and setting through the medium of words, sculptor Stephanie Evans creates history and stories through the medium of clay, specifically through the protagonist of the dress form. “I utilize the form as a vessel for the adornments I place both inside and outside the sculpture,” she says. “These objects, reliefs, and textures combine to tell the story of the imagined wearer’s personal thoughts and desires.”

The symbolism that exists in these embellishments reflects the complex identities of her sculptures.


And while you are at it, discover the fine art of relaxation at the High Point Inn…contact us today:
Toll Free: 800-595-6894
Local: 920-854-9773


A Snow covered Door County! Better late than never they say!


Winter Wonderland: The courtyard at High Point Inn on March 3rd

Within just a few days the scenery in Door County  has changed completely!  We were beginning to get spoiled here with the spring-like days and mild weather patterns; a winter where hikes were more common than skiing or snow-shoeing!  We have yet to see how long this full snow coverage will last, but now is the time to enjoy the beauty of winter in Wisconsin!  The main roads have now been cleared after the storm; it isn’t too late to come join us in Ephraim at the cozy High Point Inn!


A Midsummer’s Eve in Door County’s Historic Ephraim!

Copyright • Dan Eggert Photo

One of the beauties of Ephraim is its ability to conserve a connection to the past.  The Ephraim Historical Foundation is an important part of the village of Ephraim.  The foundation helps keep the museums alive with interactive tours, to delve into Ephraim’s rich past and of course to continue the traditional festivals.

This coming weekend is the Fyr Ball festival.  This is a celebration of Midsummer’s Eve that follows many Norwegian traditions.

This year is looking to be even more exciting than years past!  There is live music, food, arts and crafts, a used book sale, fireworks, bonfires along the water and more!  This year there will even be amusement rides right next to the Red Putter, our neighbor here at High Point Inn.

This is a great time to bring the family to Door County for a fun filled weekend!  Join us at High Point Inn and you will just be a short walk or a trolley ride away from all the excitement!  We have the outdoor and indoor pool ready and the gas grills all set up!

Make sure to check out Ephraim’s website with all the details of the event! 

A Sunny May Day in Door County!

Today has been one of those spring days you wish you could hold onto.  In Door County the sun has been shining all day, the birds have been busy and people are taking the time to sit out and enjoy the day!

Soaking up the sun at the High Point Inn

The trees are blooming and soon cherry blossoms will be just around the corner!  There is much to see and do here in Door County now that the roads are clear and the sun is shining!  Even if you just want to sit back and relax, this is a beautiful time to see the Door Peninsula! 

At High Point Inn we invite you to join us this spring and relax on your own private patio or on our front porch that is perfect for days like today!  Make sure to check out our spring specials on our website and join us in celebrating the long awaited arrival of spring!

High Point Inn Celebrates the poetry of Barbara Larsen

Sponsored by the High Point Inn Poetry Contest

Barbara Larsen of Sister Bay has been named Door County’s Poet Laureate for 2011. Larsen who has published 6 volumes of poetry, finds inspiration in Door County’s natural beauty. Her duties as Poet Laureate encompass something she has been doing since moving to Door County in 1986 – sharing her love of the written word with the people of her community.

In an April 14, 2011 Peninsula Pulse article Gary Jones gives us a glimpse of the passion Larsen feels for poetry:

In some respects Larsen has been functioning as an informal poet laureate for years. She has published six volumes of her verse (two with illustrations by Gretchen Maring); wrote Trilogy, poetry that was set to music and performed by the Peninsula Chamber Singers; and has offered poetry writing workshops at The Clearing, Bjorklunden, Scandia Village, and Gibraltar Schools. She is active in two writing groups that she helped to found, the Wallace Group and Unabridged Poets.

Her work has been published in a number of journals, including Free Verse (now Verse Wisconsin), Rag Mag, the Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, and the Wisconsin People and Ideas Magazine. She has won awards in the Peninsula Pulse Hal Grutzmacher poetry writing contest, and in 1995 received the Jade Ring for poetry in a competition sponsored by the Wisconsin Regional Writers Association.

Barbara Larsen is going to spend 2011 as Door County’s poet evangelist and we will be a richer community because of her work. Larsen will serve a two-year term and is expected to compose poems related to the community and for special occasions, as well as serving as the community’s “literary ambassador.”

And don’t forget to enter the High Point Inn acrostic poetry contest. Click here for details.

A DOOR COUNTY poetry contest at High Point Inn!

Here in Door County at the High Point Inn we are trying to liven things up a bit.  With the arrival of spring and the oncoming summer season we thought it would be fun to have a little acrostic poetry contest.

We are looking for acrostic poems about Door County and what it means to you!  The winner will receive a free night in one of our suites, a book of poetry by Door County’s own NORB BLEI (Paint Me a Picture/Make Me a Poem), a gift certificate from a local coffee shop, an empty journal to fill with future poetry and a pen!

Join us on Facebook for this poetry contest today!  Entries can be e-mailed to info@highpointinn.com along with name and contact information.  If you have any questions about the contest you can get more details on Facebook or give us a call at 1-800-595-6894.  We are looking forward to all the entries!