If you love historic inns, but not Victorian "frufru," The Blacksmith Inn On the Shore is a wonderful treat/ retreat. I always love having a water view. Our room had a nice balcony with chairs overlooking Lake Michigan. The architects/ decorator did a fantastic job keeping a rustic look with ALL the modern amenities. It has many "green features" too. Everything was super clean and top notch.
The Blacksmith Inn is more expensive than other B&Bs, but there are MANY extras: soft robes, a whirlpool tub, bath salts and NICE shampoo, soaps, etc., gas fireplace, always available popcorn (the real kind, not the microwave stuff), homemade cookies, always available coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, and fruit. They even have bikes and kayaks available for "free", but we did not have enough time to use (plus it was too chilly.)
The host is very welcoming, but never intrusive. Breakfast, in our suite, was delicious. I wouldn't have minded seconds ; - D
Because of the price, we could not stay here often, but it was a wonderful indulgence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awaken to the sound of waves lapping the shore. Linger over breakfast as the morning light glistens on the water. Kayak the harbor, bike to a lighthouse, stroll the village or just laze in your hammock. Fifteen deliciously private guest rooms each with in-room whirlpool, fireplace, private balcony, view of the harbor, satellite TV/DVD, ipod hook-up, wireless internet, complimentary use of bikes and kayaks and bottomless cookie jar. Romance & relaxation are yours in the heart of Door County. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blacksmith Inn On The Shore Hotel Baileys Harbor
- Blacksmith Inn On The Shore Baileys Harbor, Door County, WI