My wife and I had decided to take a road trip around Lake Michigan. Part of that trip brought us to Door County. I had explored the various reviews for B&Bs in the area, and to be honest was a little bit hesitant to try this one because it did not have a high rating in the listings, but it did have some very excellent individual reviews. I'm glad we tried it.
We showed up in the late afternoon and were met by Jane. She ended up being very helpful and friendly. She showed us our room, and it was very clean and in nice condition, contrary to what was experienced by one or two of the other reviewers. But the best part was the view of the lake from our room. Just breathtaking! We explored the beach in front of the property, and noticed that it had a fire pit. We asked Jane if it was alright if we made a fire that night, and she said no problem.
Before we went off to diner, we waited till sunset so we could experience it from the B&B. It was a very clear day, and the sunset was just beautiful. We then went off to dinner to a restaurant recommended by Jane on the other side of the peninsula. When we arrived back later that evening, we found a bag of marshmallows, matches, and a flashlight waiting for us so we could have our fire. That was very much appreciated. We later went to bed. As already stated, the accommodations were very clean and comfortable.
We awoke the next morning early enough so that we could go for a walk before breakfast. It really is a beautiful, quiet location. The B&B itself is interesting because, instead of being a converted home, it's actually a purpose-built B&B. As such, the living room is in the back of the home. This is a good idea, because that frees up the front of the house, with the view of the lake, for the bedrooms. We didn't spend much time in the living room anyway, so no lost opportunities as far as the view is concerned.
When we got back from our walk we were greeted by a delicious breakfast. In fact, my wife got Jane to give her the recipe for the croissants that she made.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience, and we would not hesitate to go there again. The only downside is no internet access. But to be honest with you, that's not necessarily so bad, either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Little Harbor Inn is a relaxing waterfront hideaway worlds away from the stresses of everyday life, yet just a short peaceful drive from quaint Door County villages. Experience all the luxuries of an elegant inn with all the amenities of a private resort. Homemade breakfast delivered right to your door each morning. We use fresh locally grown produce and freshly made baked goods. Plus, enjoy sunbathing, swimming, or fishing from our private pier, or an evening bonfire at water's edge. Make your own s'mores, we'll supply the ingredients!!! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Little Harbor Inn Sturgeon Bay, WI - Door County