We just returned from a three day trip to Door County that was for our 5th anniversary. My wife and I were going for a quick little getaway for relaxation and to take pictures of the fall colors. We stayed all three nights at the Church Hill Inn, and while not the worst place we have ever stayed, it is most likely a place we will never stay at again. For what the Inn charges, particularly during peak season or for big events (in our case, the Fall Fest right in Sister Bay), we did not believe the price fits what you actually get. In addition, we must make sure to note that for anyone under the age of 45-50, be forewarned that the Inn tends to lean towards the older crowd (60-80). There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, it is just something to consider if you wish the meet or converse with others while staying at the Inn. Before giving the pros and cons of the Inn, we also wanted to state that we believed that the food was simply average. It was all edible or decent, but not as great as everyone on this website makes it out to be - we were expecting a wonderful breakfast based on the reviews and were disappointed.
Pros - Very nice and friendly staff; honor bar is somewhat unique; free wi-fi; seating area and fireplaces in the different wings; and location for events in Sister Bay or for getting to other towns in Door County.
Cons - walls paper thin (could hear clearly conversations of those next door, and showers of rooms next door and above sounded like they were in our room - want to give a shout out to Dolores and Frank, our next door neighbors on night #1, and thank them for getting us up at 6:30am); pillows very lumpy and uncomfortable; all services essentially shut down by 9pm (for example, my wife could not get coffee in the evening after returning from dinner around 9:30pm), average breakfast food.
Just a side note about the town of Sister Bay for those who may not know - the town is a little slower than those towns to the south (Ephraim and Fish Creek), so if you are seeking things like coffee in the evening, dessert, or a convenience store, everything closes fairly early (at least in the fall). Fish Creek and Ephraim seemed to have more of a nightlife so to speak, in terms of longer hours of operation of restaurants and stores. It was a very nice town, but it skews towards a slightly older crowd.
The staff was very helpful and friendly, so I do not enjoy giving the Inn an average review, but I believe it is better to give our perspective on how we viewed our stay at the Inn so the next prospective couple looking for a place to stay has as many reviews to consider as possible. It would have been nice to know ahead of time of the paper thin walls, poor pillows, and average age of those staying at the Inn prior to making the reservations.
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