Friday, April 30, 2010

3 More Special Deals at Birchwood Lodge!

Mother's Day weekend

Bring your mother to stay with us during the Mother's Day weekend and receive 20% off our regular rates!! Bring your mother to stay with us during the month of May and you will receive 10% off our regular rates.

In order to receive the special pricing it needs to be mentioned at the time of making reservation
Special is available May 7th and May 8th, 2010 only.
Mention AND also get a 12" Pizza baked in house!

Blossom Festival Special

Come celebrate springtime at the Birchwood Lodge and explore the beauty of the blossoms in Door County. Stay two nights in our whirlpool-fireplace Premier Suite. In addition to your room, you will receive Door County cherry wine and snack bag of dried cherries. A $20 Gift Certificate for Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant will be included. Roam the roads of door County and take miraculous pictures of blossoms. Exhibit your best picture at the Birchwood Lodge and at the end of the month we will select a winner of a free night stay in Premier Suite.

In order to receive the special pricing it needs to be mentioned at the time of making reservation
Special price is $198 - $262 + tax.
Special is available till June 10th, 2010 only.
Mention AND also get a 12" Pizza baked in house!

Love is in the Air Special
Now it's the perfect time to take that special someone for a couple days of romance. Relax with each other in one of our cozy whirlpool-fireplace he Premier Suites and enjoy a romantic getaway in Birchwood Lodge. Love is in the air special also includes a bottle of Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, bath fragrances, wine-tasting tour at Door Peninsula Winery for two and a movie on us. So come and create a lasting memory of your special date!

In order to receive the special pricing it needs to be mentioned at the time of making reservation
Special price is $188- $252 + tax. Special is available till June 10th, 2010 only.
Mention AND also get a 12" Pizza baked in house!

Work out all details with the inn!
__________ note: We love the Birchwood Lodge - great place!  Read our Review!  And when you call, make sure to mention!

Another Great Special Deal: Memorial Day Weekend!

How many times can you get a deal on a holiday weekend?  Well, The Ephraim Motel in Ephraim has a deal for you!

Special deal for Users at The Ephraim Motel! Users can get a special 3 day Memorial Day Weekend (May 28, 29 & 30 2010) package with a rate of $196 plus tax (double occupancy). This is a savings of $50 over the regular rate! Please call Julie and ask for the Memorial Weekend Special!

Read our Review!

         Ephraim Motel
         10407 Water St
         Julie:  920-854-5959

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fun "Shui" At Hands On Art Studio May 7th - Fun Times!


6:30pm to 10:00pm

Hands On Art Studio and the Door County Visitors Bureau invite you and a guest to a

Join us for an evening of Japanese appetizers, sushi, imported beer and Sake'. Participate in Karaoke or just listen to music and paint a wide variety of Asian design pottery.

This party is complementary as a kick-off to another great year in Door County. Thanks to all of you and the DCVB for making our county a great destination.

See you on May 7th,
Cy and Karon

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Hands On Art Studio
3655 Peninsula Players Rd
Fish Creek, Wisconsin 54212

Note from  Hands On is a great place!  If you go, please tell Cy and Karen that sent you!  That helps us keep going!  Thanks!

Monday, April 26, 2010

$50 Off At Black Walnut Guest House B&B - First Two People to Book!

The Black Walnut Guest House,  a B&B in Sturgeon Bay that just loves, has a special deal just for you!  Well, the FIRST TWO OF YOU!   So act now!  Read our Review!

Get $50 off your Black Walnut Guest House stay!
  1. Book 3 nights or more at the Black Walnut Guest House in Sturgeon Bay Wi, and get the special of $50 off your bill!
  2. Book your stay for arrival between now and June 13th 2010 and when you are checking out, $50 will be taken off your stay! This is open to the first two bookings to respond!  Call the Black Walnut Guest House at 920-743-8892 or 877-255-9568 and say you want the $50 Special! Book 3 nights or more.
  3. Send an email to to say that you have taken advantage of this Special at the Black Walnut!

To take advantage of this deal, call Geri at the Black Walnut now before the deals are gone!   920-743-8892 or 877-255-9568 !!  You can have a great dinner for two with the money you save!

We LOVE this place and you will too!  The owners are great hosts, and this is one of the nicest B&Bs in Door County!

When the first two bookings are made, the deal will be over, so BOOK NOW!!

Win 2 Tickets to a Wine & Chocolate Tasting Next Weekend! Enter Now!


Win FREE Tickets to May 1st and May 2nd Wine & Chocolate Tasting, through!

We have two sets of 2 tickets each to giveaway for this fabulous Wine & Chocolate Tasting at the Door Peninsula Winery! the event is coming up next weekend, May 1st and May 2nd, and the tickets are for the 1PM tastings on those dates.

This is a scrumptious event that you won't want to miss! After you win the tickets, your friends can purchase additional tickets at $25 each if they also want to attend. This is a great event - be there!

To win: The first 10 who send me an email saying: "I want to win the Wine & Chocolate Tasting Tickets at Door Peninsula Winery through" to me, will be in the drawing!

We will draw two names and notify you immediately at the email address you used - you need to accept the prize by replying to me and then you will receive instructions on how to get your tickets! Please, if you are going to be in Door County next weekend, or plan to, or can be, enter! Because of the quick turnaround needed, this Giveaway will end today at 3PM CST (OR as soon as 10 entries are received, whichever comes first)!  Good luck - GO!

Message from Door Peninsula Winery:

We Know Our Sweet Stuff!  Door Peninsula Winery in Carlsville is well-known for their sweet and semi-sweet fruit and premium grape wines. This May, Door Peninsula Winery is putting a new twist on their sweet knowledge and featuring chocolate nibbles with their wine. The tasting showcases wines specifically chosen by the wine maker to highlight both the locally produced wines and unique Wisconsin made chocolates. It’s a wine and chocolate event to write home about! The wine and chocolate tastings will be a sit-down, guided tasting lead by professional winery staff. Be prepared to learn more than you ever wanted about chocolate tasting and how chocolate pairs with all wines; fruit, sweet, dry, whites and reds. Make your reservation online or call 800-551-5049. Only $25 per person or $22 for wine club members (gratuity not included). Groups of 10 or more are welcomed to arrange a custom tasting and time.

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Door Community Auditorium Announces 2010 Main Stage Schedule!

The Door Community Auditorium has released an awesome Main Stage schedule for 2010!  Check it out below and reserve your seats now!

Rich Little

Starring in Jimmy Stewart: A Humorous Look at His Life

Known for his uncanny ability to mimic over 200 A-list Hollywood celebrities and politicians, Rich Little is perhaps the best impersonator America has ever known. In this delightful journey through the golden years of the silver screen, Little will play a multitude of parts, walking through a lifetime of conversations between Jimmy Stewart and his famous friends, including Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, and Cary Grant.
Sunday, May 30 7:00pm

Mountain Heart with Opening Act Lynn Gudmundsen

Cutting-Edge Americana

With their unmatched energy and stunning instrumental skills, the six members of Mountain Heart offer a captivating stage show like no other. These Grammy-winning performers combine elements of rock, jam band, country, blues, jazz, and bluegrass music to produce a high-energy sound that is at once fresh, accessible, and unmistakable. Joining Mountain Heart will be Lynn Gudmundsen, Door County fiddler
extraordinaire, and friends, who packed the Auditorium with a Fireside Concert last January.

Sunday, June 20 7:00pm

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer
Astonishing Musical Wizardry

Individually, Béla Fleck (on banjo), Zakir Hussain (on Indian tabla drums), and Edgar Meyer (on string bass) are virtuosos, each unmatched in his instrumental skill. Together, they form a powerhouse trio, blending classical, bluegrass, and world music in a captivating evening of genre bending and musical wizardry. The Los
Angeles Times raves that Fleck, Hussain, and Meyer's innovative combinations of American roots and Indian classical music "make alchemical gold."

Tuesday, June 29 8:00pm

John Hiatt with The Combo
Rocker, Bluesman, Wordsmith

Equal parts rocker, bluesman, and wordsmith, John Hiatt has spent more than 30 years on the Americana music scene and now brings to the Auditorium his vibrant brand of heartland-soaked roots-rock. His songs, known for their finely rendered details and memorable melodies, have been made famous by artists like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Bob Dylan, but hearing Hiatt's passionate, gravelly renditions of his own songs (backed by all-star band The Combo) is an extraordinary experience, not to be missed.

Monday, July 5 8:00pm

Julian Hagen and Friends
Songs of Life and Love

Julian Hagen has spent a lifetime making music, and it shows—in the wise grain of his voice, in the depth of his lyrics, in the ease of his guitar work, and in the warmth and grace of his live shows. For this performance, the fourth-generation Washington Islander will be joined by an incredibly talented backup band (including Eric Lewis, Lynn Gudmundson, Hanss Christian and Woody Mankowski) as he presents favorites
from his new CD, How Things Change and old gems, all with the distinct flavor of Door County.

Saturday, July 10 8:00pm

Joan Baez
Musical Force of Nature

Joan Baez is a musical force of nature whose influence on contemporary roots music is incalculable. The soaring soprano and political passion she unleashed at the 1959 Newport Folk Festival have remained constants on the American folk music scene ever since, coming to epitomize an entire generation of music. Fifty years later, Baez's sense of musical and social integrity has not flagged, making her live performances more powerful than ever.
Friday, July 16 8:00pm

Los Lobos
Tradition with a Twist

Ever since they began playing music together in their East Los Angeles high school, the five members of legendary band Los Lobos have blended traditional Mexican folk music with elements of blues, rockabilly, and jazz to create a sound entirely their own. Thirty years and three Grammys later, Los Lobos remain as compelling as ever, staying firmly rooted in tradition even as they find ways to break new and fertile musical ground.

Friday, July 23 8:00pm

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd
Tribute to a Classic

Internationally acclaimed band The Machine travels the world carrying on the legacy of English rock band Pink Floyd, while at the same time creating a legacy of their own. The Machine's knack for recreating Pink Floyd's music is remarkable (The Village Voice calls them "dead-on"), and their innovative jamming and elaborate light displays lend a new, contemporary edge to Pink Floyd's classic repertoire.

Saturday, July 31 8:00pm

Gaelic Storm
A Modern Celtic Phenomenon

From their modest beginnings as a pub band in California, Gaelic Storm has grown into an international phenomenon, playing their unique blend of Celtic music to millions of people in just over ten years. Ever since being featured as the steerageclass band in the blockbuster film Titanic, Gaelic Storm has wowed fans with their dynamic live performances, including upbeat vocals, rousing dance tunes, haunting Celtic ballads, and infectious madcap humor.

Sunday, August 15 8:00pm

Brandi Carlile
A Voice of Fiery Grace

Since releasing her debut album in 2006, Brandi Carlile has been wildly successful in the U.S. and beyond, winning countless fans with a voice that swings gracefully between the gentle twang of Patsy Cline and the ragged fire of Janis Joplin. A young songwriter with lyrical and vocal depth beyond her years, Carlile has collaborated with musicians like T Bone Burnett, the Indigo Girls, and Elton John, making her one of the fastest-rising stars on the American folk-rock scene.

Sunday, August 22 8:00pm

Three Redneck Tenors
A Roll icking Musical Adventure

Join Billy Bob, Billy Joe, and Billy Billee as they mix NASCAR with Beethoven, lite beer with Puccini and even kick up a little dust with "Ave Maria Dixie." You'll travel with our three redneck cousins from their modest beginnings in Paris, Texas (where they discover that belting out a high C causes pigs to move faster) all the way to their triumphant debut at New York's Carnegie Hall.

Sunday, September 5 7:00pm

The Lettermen Christmas
A Stroll Down Memory Lane

This holiday season, the legendary Lettermen will take audiences for a lovely stroll down memory lane without ever having to go out in the cold! Featuring their trademark three-part harmonies, The Lettermen will treat listeners to a heartwarming performance of their biggest hits of the past 40 years, as well an enchanting array of holiday tunes, new and old.

Friday, November 26 7:00pm

Friday, April 23, 2010

Door County Happenings Week 14 Up!

Week 14 of our Door County Happenings podcasts is up and running!  This one is called Earth Day, Restaurants and Concerts!  Lots of great info!  Listen is at

Let us know what you think!  Listen to them all and learn a lot about what's happening in Door County, like restaurants opening or closing, new shops, etc.! 

One lady wrote us the other day about our videos and podcasts:

" I love the videos because I can take a mini vacation to DC by watching them and dream of my annual journey to DC. It keeps me sane in the midst of the stress of everyday work.

You are doing a great job!. I love the podcasts! My friends, who live in Baileys Harbor, say I know more about what's going on than they do."
So join us and listen in!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Door County is turning green - literally! Spring is here!

Door County is growing green with Spring, and starting to look warm and beautiful as Spring continues to work its magic in Door County!

Here's Clark Park in Fish Creek.

Come up in the Spring - beautiful, quiet and . . . green!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Smoke Free, Almost

Wisconsin is heading smoke free as of July 5th.  Casey's Inn restaurant in Egg Harbor is going smoke-free later this week, so they are ahead of the target cycle.

Mojo Rosa's in Egg Harbor is also already smoke-free.

More news later!

The Ephraim Motel is Adding Deck and More!

We just met with Julie, the owner of the Ephraim Motel in Ephraim. We saw that they are adding a wrap-around deck ont he back building adjacent to the pool, which will be great for guests!  This looks like an a great new feature that her guests will enjoy.   The deck is under construction now, as you can see, but should be done in time for the season.  Enjoy!

Also, all the rooms have been spruced up too, with painting.  This place keeps getting better and better!  Read our Review and please tell Julie that sent you!

Restaurants Closing!

In Sturgeon Bay, Perry's Cherry Diner, The Pudgy Seagull, Restaurant ,Sage, Appleby's and Third Avenue Cafe are reported to be closed or closing

Stay tuned for more news!

Gorgeous Sunset in Egg Harbor!

Wow - an awesome, gorgeous sunset in Egg Harbor tonight!  And also, some great food and drinks at John Henry's in Egg Harbor :)

This is one fantastic place to be :)


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

In Fish Creek

Wow - the old C+C Supper Club is undergoing major, major renovation in its new iteration, Cooper's Corner.
Beautiful day in Door County - sunny and warm!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Baileys Harbor Look Around Video Debuted!

We just posted up our new Baileys Harbor Look Around video, our third town look-around!  Fish Creek and Egg Harbor are also available!

Head to our Homepage, look on the left and follow the link for our new Baileys Harbor Look Aroun d- and get a fun tour of this wonderful town on the "quiet side" of the peninsula!

Tell us what you think!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay Announces More Upgrades!

We just received this alert from Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay, a great resort!  Read our Review too!  And please tell Roman and the crew that sent you!  Thanks!

Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, one of the newest resorts in Door County, is staying ahead of the competition this year with some recent sprucing up. The spring and summer tourist seasons are almost here and we've completed some projects to update and refresh our fine facilities. During the quiet time of March, the indoor swimming pool and whirlpool were resurfaced, the pool deck has been completely repainted and all pool main drain grates are in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. There is a new door to the sauna, too. The carpeting in hallways and many of the lodge rooms have been professionally cleaned. Some of the rooms will have new carpeting installed in late April or early May. Twenty-four units have new, 32" LCD flat screen TV's. Guests often praise us for the cleanliness and modern appearance of the lodge and we appreciate those comments. We are proud of our facilities and the entire staff is committed to keeping guests comfortable and content. If you are first visitors or returning guests, we're sure that you'll be impressed with the "springtime freshness" of the Birchwood Lodge.

Wine & Chocolate! What Can Be Better?!

Door Peninsula Winery just announced that Wine and Chocolate is Back with a Vengence!  See info below from Door Peninsula Winery!

Door Peninsula Winery is now taking reservations for the delicious Wine and Chocolate Tasting Events scheduled May 1 & 2 and again May 15 & 16. Enjoy five decadent courses with five generous pours of Door Peninsula Winery wines. This years feature chocolatier is Gail Ambrosius of Madison. Two selections of her truffles will grace the menu, like this elegant jasmine truffle (above) paired with White Merlot. This years menu will also feature a chocolate confection and chocolate entree. The tasting is expected to last about an hour with guests seated and served at Bistro 42's dining room adjacent to the winery. This event will fill up so please make your reservation early (seating times vary).

Call the winery at 800-551-5049 - and tell them that sent you!
Read our Door Peninsula Winery Review!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Door Counry Happenings Podcast Week 12 is UP!

Week 12 Podcast is up!  Listen in and listen to all 12 of our Door County Happenings podcasts!

Click here to select and listen!  This week talks about new restaurant openings!

I will be out of town next week, so no new podcast next week - but more the week after - have fun and leave some comments her to let us know what you think!