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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!

 

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 Fresh New Layer of Snow in Door County

Right now on the quiet and peaceful Door Peninsula there is a soft snow fall to match.  In Door County we have not had near the same amount of snow that has left many snowed in across the state, but we have gotten enough to remind us that it is, in fact, still winter in Wisconsin.   

With this most recent snow fall it looks as if we will have enough snow to really get out there and cross-country ski!  For updated ski reports go to Peninsula Pulse’s website for the Cross-Country Ski Report

The snow is also brightening up the peninsula and covering the brown that was recently uncovered, leaving wonderful sight seeing! You can take a scenic drive or simply pick your favorite coffee shop and take it all in over a warm drink.  For cozy drinks with a great view try Blue Horse Bistro & Espresso in Fish Creek or Espresso Lane in Baileys Harbor. 

If you can get away come join us at High Point Inn for a relaxing stay!  We have some great winter specials going on now, make sure to check out our website for more information or call us at 1-800-595-6894.

A Special Door County Getaway Package at the High Point Inn!

Here in Door County the snow is still on the ground but you can feel that spring is just around the corner!  This is the time of year when the sun starts to shine more and slowly warm up the Door Peninsula.  Although the weather can fluctuate quite a bit, this is a beautiful time to visit the State Parks and drive along the quiet scenic roads to see the ice over Lake Michigan shining in the sun.

To make this season in Door County even better we are offering a special package here at High Point Inn.  Now through March 31st stay two nights with us and receive a $25 Door County Gift Certificate along with a wine and cheese basket from Renard’s Cheese featuring wine from Simon Creek Winery.

Come take advantage of this special deal and peaceful atmosphere!  For more information call us at 1-800-595-6894 or email us at info@highpointinn.com.  We hope to see you soon!

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!

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

Waterfront

Alexander’s

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! 

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!