Elegance Discovered at Eagle Harbor Inn, Door County, WI

Eagle Harbor Inn
Across from the Bay, on Ephraim’s main street, sits the charming Eagle Harbor Inn. The bed and breakfast is open year-round for guests to experience the four distinct seasons of Door County, Wisconsin. In the summer, guests are greeted with a cool drink upon arrival, while winter brings hot mulled cider and an excuse to relax by the fireplace while snow falls, blanketing the inn with a layer of white glitter.

Eagle Harbor Inn, Wisconsin cheese

Afternoon delight at the Inn

My visit to Door County was on a cold and clear February weekend. As I stepped inside the main house, smells of fresh baked coffee cake filled the room. I peeked my head into the library, the main gathering place within the bed and breakfast. Each of the nine uniquely decorated rooms is named after a historic woman innkeeper of Ephraim. Rooms feature queen beds with private bath and include a full breakfast served on the garden patio or dining porch. With a 73 year track record of welcoming guests, Eagle Harbor Inn has charmed its way into the hearts and photo albums of many couples traveling from near and far.

eagle harbor inn, sumac suite, door county, wisconsin

Eagle Harbor Inn Sumac Suite

For those traveling with friends or family, the six architecturally distinct houses, named after trees, are a fine option for folks wanting to spread out on the five acre forested property. I stayed in the Sumac Suite which includes a six foot whirlpool tub, two-way fireplace and cherry wood Eastlake queen bed with down comforter, as well as a bedroom upstairs with full bath.

Eagle Harbor Inn, Door County, Wisconsin

Whirlpool Suite

Sumac suite, Eagle Harbor Inn, Door County, Wisconsin

Upstairs bedroom

Families will like the fully equipped apartment size kitchen with coffee maker, as well as HD TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and daily maid service. If this is a vacation, I’d recommend ordering the homemade breakfast basket that is delivered to your door ($19 additional fee.) The basket includes Door County cherry cider, pastries, fresh fruit, milk and the wonderful house made granola with Door County cherries. Of course, you may literally take home a piece of Door County with you…purchase a freshly baked or frozen cherry pie!

Eagle Harbon Inn, suite, Door County, Wisconsin

Apartment size kitchen

If you like to work out on holiday, or you enjoy a dip in the pool and soak in the sauna, head over to the Commons, across from the Inn. Open 7:00 a.m – 8:00 p.m. daily, there are changing rooms and towels available on site.

swimming pool, Eagle Harbor Inn, Door County, Wisconsin

Indoor pool and sauna

Prices vary with room size and season from $98 – $224. Check the website for current pricing and special offers such as Door County Winter Magic, Wine Trail packages or Culinary Weekends. All rooms are non-smoking. You can also compare rates and book through Hotels.com or Priceline.

Eagle Harbor Inn review and all photos by San Francisco-based travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Eagle Harbor Inn and Door County Visitor Bureau during this research trip.

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