Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Door County Article Published!

Door County: A Special Place!

As we all know by now, Door County Wisconsin is a very special place, year-round.  Great Summer fun, gorgeous fall vistas, clean, crisp winters, and miraculous springs.  So you must make Door County part of your travel plans in the new year.

To that end, we have published an informative overview article of Door County Wisconsin, called:

Door County, Wisconsin: The Power of a Special Place

You can now read this article and share it too!  Tell your friends to check out Door County and read our new article.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hands On Art Studio Has Some December Winter Fun in Store For you!

Hands On Art Studio Offers Some Winter Fun!

FM 106.9 The Lodge is supporting the Door County community!

This press release was just received today:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            CONTACT  JAIME FOREST
DECEMBER 2, 2014                                                                                                           VP Business Development

Fm 106.9 the Lodge and sister station Door Country fm 97.7 are supporting the Door County community again this year with the annual Shop Door County promotion. The promotion encourages people to shop local and shop Door County first, especially during the holiday season. Participating businesses host a registration box where shoppers visit the store, shop, and sign up to win. This year, the Lodge will give away $1,069 dollars to a lucky winner and Door Country will give away $977. Plus, the stations will generously provide a matching gift of $1,069 and $977 to a Door County non-profit or charity on behalf of the business that provides the individual promotion winner. 

Back again this year as Door County's official Christmas music station, fm 106.9 the Lodge plays holiday favorites, both old and new, airing fulltime weekends begining at 3:00 p.m. on Friday. Programming from fm 106.9 the Lodge can be heard worldwide on the online audio stream and now also airs on fm 93.3 for an additional option to Sturgeon Bay area listeners. More details can be found online at or


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Parade!

In Jacksonport - Door County!

18th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and Benefit - Thursday, November 27th in Jacksonport! Be there - we will! Starts at 10AM, parade at 10:30AM. Fun times! Are you coming??  Let us know!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

SALE! Door County Coffee & Tea - Everything! Through December 1st!

Door County Coffee & Tea - 
Everything Sale!  Through December 1st!

ONLINE SALE!  Shhhhh - you heard it here - so please tell them that sent you! 

EVERYTHING at Door County Coffee & Tea is now 30% OFF and Free Shipping was lowered to $50 minimum! November 14th – December 1st with code DCCHRISTMAS

Order up and tell them we sent you!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Old Fashioned Christmas in Ephraim!

Kick Off The Holiday Season in a Special Way!

Old Fashioned Christmas Open House - EPHRAIM!
Date of Event: 11/29/2014

1-3pm:  Decorate Homemade Gingerbread Men in the Inn Kitchen

String Popcorn for the live Inn Tree. Book signing of popular Ephraim based novel, Morning Light.  And imbibe in their Smorgasbord of Homemade Holiday Treats! WHERE: At  EAGLE HARBOR INN/9914 Water Street/Ephraim 920-854-2121 And tell them sent you!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Has Begun!
Enter Everyday and win!

The DoorCountyNavigator,.com Super Giveaway is on!  It runs all of November and December, and one winner will take 8 prizes!  Prizes listed below - enter now and everyday!  Tell your friends!  ENTER NOW

1.  Lull-Abi Inn night stay in 2015 peak season. 2-Night Stay at the Lull Abi Inn in Egg Harbor, valid mid-May through close in October 2015, excluding festival and holiday weekends.  Retail Value: up to $200

2.  $50 Gift Card to Wilkins & Olander Shops – Vera Bradley, Pandora Jewelry, clothing and accessories! 

3.  $30 Gift Certificate to Made in Britain, a fabulous shop in the Main Street Shops in Egg Harbor – great stuff from the UK, foods, clothing, and lots more! See this unique shop.

4.  $25 Gift Certificate to Door County Coffee & Tea Company – anytime in 2015! Great place, marvelous, luscious coffees and more!

5.  A carriage or sleigh ride from Mayberry's Carriages! A $60 value!

6.  $25 Gift Certificate to Gibraltar Grill in Fish Creek!  Fabulous restaurant!  

7.  $25 Gift Certificat to Double Delites - homemade gelato, gourmet popcorns and confections!  In Egg Harbor.

8.  2 Tickets for a Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tour!  Value: $78!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group Announces Awards!

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
 is pleased to announce their 
Door County office's September Chairman's Circle list.
  • Carol Hackett from the Egg Harbor Office
  • Doris Bodenner from the Sturgeon Bay Office
  • Norb Hantke from the Fish Creek Office
  • Gretchen Porten from the Sturgeon Bay Office.
  • MaryKay Shumway from the Fish Creek office
Congratulations to them all!

Read our Trusted Review, and see Video

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Day Buffet in Baileys Harbor!

Harbor Fish Market & Grille is hosting another fabulous Thanksgiving Buffet!

Tell them Sent You!
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Thanksgiving Day Buffet

In Fabulous Door County!

Reservations: 11 am to 5 pm

Oven Roasted Turkey with Old Fashioned Stuffing
Succulent Roast Lamb
Chef Carved Slow Roasted Prime Rib
Oven Roasted Lamb
Baked Alaskan Salmon with Chunky Cucumber Dill Sauce
Baked Pit Ham
Buttery Whipped Potatoes
Rich Turkey Gravy
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes Au Gratin
Garden Fresh Green Beans
Scalloped Creamed Corn
Sweet Garden Carrots with Brown Sugar
Plus, Much More!
Freshly Baked Rolls with Sweet Creamery Butter
Great Selection of Appetizers & Salads
Deliciously Decadent Dessert Selection

$19.95 per person, $8.95 for children under 11
Reservations Encouraged

Harbor Fish Market & Grille
Waterfront Dining in the Heart of Door County
Downtown Baileys Harbor

To make reservations, book online on our Facebook page
or on our website -- or call us directly.

Like us on Facebook


Beginning Monday, October 27, we will be closed Monday through Thursday.  

We will be open Fridays for lunch at 11:30 am, dinner service at 4:30 pm.

Open Saturdays & Sundays, serving breakfast from 7:30 am,
lunch from 11:30 am and dinner from 4:30 pm.

We will be open for breakfast, Friday, November 28th at 7:30 am (Thanksgiving Day weekend).

We will be open for breakfast, lunch & dinner December 26th through December 31 (week between Christmas and New Year's).



More information and menus?  Check out our website!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4th Annual Great Pumpkin Lighting!

4th Annual Pumpkin Lighting! 

 October 24th and October 25th At Hands On Art Studio!  Bring your own pumpkin to carve or purchase a pre-gutted pumpkin at Hands On - and leave it for the lighting ceremony that is on Saturday evening starting at 6:30PM!  Very cool.  Friday night is music by Big Mouth Trio.  Snacks and drinks are available.  And tell Cy and the gang that sent you in!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Shhh! Door County Coffee & Tea Sale for you!

OK - shhh - this is for you only!  Door County Coffee & Tea is having a sale: Details here: Door County Coffee & Tea Sale Online & Phone Orders Only through October 28th 2014!  BUY 1 8oz or 10oz. BAG & GET 1 50% OFF ON-LINE!!! 
What a perfect time for this annual sale with all Classic, Fall & Holiday flavors now available for you to mix & match at!!  Buy 2 bags and 1 bag will be 50% off OR buy 20 and 10 of the bags will be 50% off...there is no limit!  And please – shhhh! - use code October50 and tell them that sent you!

Alexander's - Casual Fine Dining!

Alexander's -  Fine Dining, Casual Atmosphere !

In Door County?  Thinking of some fine dining in a casual atmosphere?  Head to Alexander's in Fish Creek - wonderful food, great atmosphere!  And tell the gang we sent you!

Pamper Yourself - You Deserve it!

At The Spa at Sacred Grounds in Door County!

Treat yourself - you deserve a rejuvenating massage, facial, body scrub! Do it! And tell Diane that we sent you! Enjoy!

The Spa at Sacred Grounds is a great place - tranquil environment, professional staff - wonderful services.  So head on up to Ephraim and enjoy the Spa at Sacred Grounds!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fall Fests - Rooms Available!

#DoorCounty   #DoorCountyFall   #DoorCountyLodging  The Coachlite Inn in Sister Bay has informed us that they have some rooms available for the upcoming Fall Fests!!

2 rooms that became available for this weekend are available from 10/7-14.  For the Pumpkin Patch weekend, there is a 3 night minimum stay which must include Friday and Saturday.

For the Sister Bay festival weekend, there beginning 10/18 they have 3 rooms available, for 3+ night stays minimum.

You must tell them that sent you to them for these openings!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cranberries are Huge for Wisconsin! Learn About it Sept. 24th

For Immediate Release
Contact: Patti Podgers

The Heritage Village at Big Creek Presents:
Cranberries…Wisconsin’s Official Fruit

As summer turns to fall, and November’s chill winds swirl around the corner, visions of the traditional Thanksgiving feast include that once a year treat: cranberry sauce. On Sunday, September 28, Ron Amos, owner of Evergreen Nursery, will explain the history—past and present-- of cranberries in Wisconsin. The program will be held in the Collins Learning Center beginning at 2 p.m.

“Cranberries are actually one of only three native fruits in North America, the other two being blueberries and concord grapes. Although we don’t grow cranberries in Door County, our soil is not acidic enough to sustain them, we do start plants in our greenhouses.

Over the years, cranberries have enjoyed a year round popularity and their production has increased,” Ron explained. “Cranberries are a fun crop. What we do at the nursery is grow the high-yielding hybrid cranberry plants that are then planted in the most productive growing areas in our state.”

 In 2012, Barry Adams of the Wisconsin State Journal reported, “According to a study by UW-Madison, cranberries are grown on 21,000 acres scattered across 20 counties in central and northern Wisconsin that support 3,400 jobs. The economic impact is estimated at $300 million.”

The Heritage Village at Big Creek is open daily from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. until October 5. Located at 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, at the intersection of Highway 42/57 and County Highway TT, parking is available on-site.   For additional information visit  or contact Dan Olson at 920.421.2332.  Please “Like” us on the Heritage Village at Big Creek Facebook page and check out the “Events” calendar on the webpage. Admission to the Village is free, but as this is a donor-sponsored facility, donations are greatly appreciated and welcomed.  Group tours are welcome by reservation for a nominal fee.

Friday, September 12, 2014

AleFest in Egg Harbor - Coming Up September 20th!

Press Release just received!


For Immediate Release
Contact: Alyssa Biddlestone  |  Egg Harbor Business Association

Egg Harbor AleFest
Door County’s premiere craft beer festival in Saturday, September 20th
We’ve entered prime season for beer festivals. Fall is prime beer festival season, thanks to crisp weekend afternoons and idealized dreams of Oktoberfest. (Hey, after a beer or three, everyone thinks the Chicken Dance is a great idea.)
In 2011, a passionate group of beer lovers and Egg Harbor Business Association members banded together to create the Egg Harbor AleFest. From amber ales and hard cider to oatmeal stouts and Belgian pale ales, the Egg Harbor AleFest tapped in to the craft beer craze with their first event in 2012. It just took off immediately. Attendance has been over 500 people each of the first two years.
“It is a popular way to beat the heat, celebrate fall, and taste test a number of unique beers by raising a glass of ice-cold beer with friends and neighbors,” says Jeff Larson, Egg Harbor Business Association president and event organizer. “For the die-hard beer fan, the third annual AleFest on Saturday, September 20th is the best time to visit. You’re invited to enliven and tantalize the taste buds.”
Once again this year there will be more than 35 brewers and 100 different crafts beers represented. It draws many of the small and independent Wisconsin brewers, like Pearl Street Brewery, Stone Cellar, Hinterland, Stillmank Brewing, Appleton Beer Factory, MobCraft, and Lake Louie Brewing. And there are a fair number of brews from the Midwest and beyond. Number of samples included: unlimited.
Beer lovers may roll their eyes at what seems like more mainline offerings from Leinenkugels, Tenth & Blake, New Glarus, and Sierra Nevada, but the lineup has enough breweries you don't see in every local bar - to keep things interesting for festival newbies and veterans alike.
First and foremost, the event is a celebration. Let’s start with the music – it’s live and loud. The O2M (One Too Many) Band from Milwaukee is back for their second year at the event. They love to party. And they love to rock.
Reading from the band’s own promotion copy:

Vocals and visuals by the hardest working (drinking) girl in show business, the lovely Ms. Bette E. Ford. She puts the High in High Octane. Try to stay with her and she'll leave you in the dust. Too much horsepower! This is one loud girl!

The supporting cast of Lounge Rats consists of numerous has been's and never will be's. All are currently living at the Y. We met in rehab, where we played for therapeutic reasons. Only the bass player, Brian Ray is decent, but constantly battling demons (and losing). Lenwood on harmonica, Joey Wagner beating his … drums, and Fabulous Johnny Rockit on guitar, complete the band.
The band tunes up and starts playing with the VIP admission at noon, and unplug the amps at 5pm (when the last call is served).
The entire food-and-beverage experience is one to, well, savor. Is there food? You bet. They will have a variety of tasty grilled offerings from pulled pork, bison burgers and brats to chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian meals to purchase. General admission tickets start at $40 online. Visit  
There is a VIP option, and this ticket gives you unlimited food to accompany the unlimited tasting and early entry.
There is something to love about the location. Harbor View Park is located in the center of Egg Harbor, and overlooks the marina and sparkling waters of the Bay of Green Bay. Scenic beauty and free-range tasting gives the event a certain atmosphere. Taste in style or discuss the finer points of your beer exploration.
Should you find yourself in Egg Harbor for this year’s festivities, Larson recommends booking lodging in Egg Harbor and taking advantage of the free trolley shuttle service running from 11am – 7pm. “You can drop into the Village early in the day, eat some lunch - then attend the craft beer tasting event – and grab dinner and still be driven back to your choice of lodging. We promote drinking responsibly.”
And as the t-shirt says “Drink Wisconsinably.” Another fun item at the festival is the promotional items available for purchase. This red and white imprinted t-shirt is one of my favorites – with the Egg Harbor AleFest name and “Drink Wisconsinably” blazing across the front of the shirt.
Representatives from The Beer Connoisseur magazine will be on premise for the event. Quench your thirst for information about the beer culture both in America and abroad. They are the leading authority on the rising beer phenomenon.
Join the craft beer explosion. See what all the hoopla is about. Embrace this rich lifestyle. Come join the fun and tasting at the September 20th Egg Harbor AleFest. As the festival’s tagline states: “It’s ale we be drinkin.” The Egg Harbor AleFest is more than great beer and great music … it’s great fun.


See following pages for Basic Fact Sheet for the Egg Harbor AleFest event.
Egg Harbor AleFest Fact Sheet

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Early admission for VIP guests – noon
Trolley shuttle from 11am – 7pm   (new this year, between hotels, restaurants and downtown area)

O2M Band from Milwaukee. They love to party. And they love to rock.

Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor
Overlooks the sparkling waters of the Bay of Green Bay and the Egg Harbor Marina

Door County’s premiere craft beer festival.
Last year we had 42 brewers and 150 different beers … it will be similar this year.
Attendance has grown from 500 the first year to 600 last year.
Advance tickets sales for this year’s event is up 14.5%

Egg Harbor Visitor Center …. Alyssa Biddlestone at 920-868-3717
Jeff Larson, event organizer …. Cell: 920-366-1620


General admission is $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door.
• General admission begins at 1pm, AleFest grounds close at 5pm
• Unlimited Sampling of 100+ Craft Beers
• Commemorative Pint Glass
• Great Food - available for purchase
• Live Music
• Awesome View of the Bay

VIP admission is $82 per person in advance or $87 at the door.
• Early admission - noon. AleFest grounds close at 5pm
• Unlimited Sampling of 100+ Craft Beers
• Commemorative Stein (in place of pint glass) Hand made in Door County.
• Unlimited food included - throughout the afternoon for VIP guests
• Sampling of rare and limited edition brews from noon-1pm
• Complimentary bottled water and soda
• Live Music
• Awesome View of the Bay

Designated driver (and all other non-drinkers) admission is $15 per person.
• Admission to grounds
• Commemorative Pint Glass
• Great Food - available for purchase
• Live Music
• Awesome View of the Bay
• Complimentary bottled water and soda

Bison Burgers                    Brats                     
Hamburgers                       Chicken Sandwiches
Turkey Legs                        Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Cheese Platter                  Mac & Cheese

Chocolate Cake                 Selection of Chips, Pretzels and more

Thursday, September 11, 2014

LAST MINUTE! Room Available This Weekend!

Bay Shore Inn - a favorite of ours - just notified us a few minutes ago of a last minute cancellation - so that means they have a room available this weekend!

A one bedroom water view suite, $179/night for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-14 .  Trusted Review:  
You must tell them sent you!

Pumpkin Patch is Coming Up - Know Where to Eat in Egg Harbor!

Pumpkin Patch is coming and you need to know where to eat in Egg Harbor! Harbor View Grill is  a must!


Village Green Lodge - A Different B&B in Ephraim!

Village Green Lodge - Everything You Want!

Want a wonderful, different B&B in beautiful Door County?  Check out Village Green Lodge:

Watch the Visual Review: 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Room Available IN Egg Harbor!

At Lull Abi Inn in Egg Harbor

Pumpkin Patch rooms available!  one of our favorites, Lull Abi Inn, has a room available for Pumpkin Patch weekend IN Egg Harbor! 

Lull Abi Inn: Second floor. single queen with private balcony. Maximum Occupancy: 2.  Dates Available: Thursday October 9, Friday the 10, Saturday the 11, and Sunday the 12th.  3 might minimum stay required. Price: Thursday: $79, Friday $125, Saturday $135, Sunday $79 Call now: 866-251-0749 and you must tell them that sent you!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bay Breeze Resort - Beautiful in Ephraim!

Come Up this Fall - and Check Out Bay Breeze Resort!

Thinking about coming up to Door County this Fall?  Check out one of our favorite places to stay: Bay Breeze Resort in beautiful Ephraim.

This is a wonderful place run by wonderful folks.  We at know you will love this find, so please tell them that we sent you!  Please say hi to Rachel, Debbie or Gary from us!

Friday, August 22, 2014

NEW! Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe Video!

Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe!
Awesome Ice Cream and Food!

Door County Ice Cream Factory in Sister Bay Wi makes all their own ice cream - awesome stuff; and they have great sandwiches and pizza as well.  Tell Todd that sent you in - you will be happy you did!