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“On the Door Peninsula, The Edgewater is the place to be”
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Edgewater Resort
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ephraim
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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“On the Door Peninsula, The Edgewater is the place to be”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hello. The Edgewater has a great pool, hot tub and sauna. For kids this hotel is fantastic. We rented rooms with a fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher and Jacuzzi bath. The on site restaurant is super convenient and excellent for all meals especially the fish boil. Have fun!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

From the perfect view of the water to the sparkling pool and the comfortable accommodations, Edgewater Resort is just what you are looking for! Enjoy the rocking chairs on your veranda as you gather to watch the beautiful sunset over the water.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was our fourth trip to Ephraim and Door County and our first time at Edgewater Resort. We're planning to do it again next year and to stay at Edgewater. The resort is very pretty. It's right on the water and has its own pool, which is smallish but impeccably maintained. Our 4- and 8-year-old loved it. We brought our dogs so we stayed in two of the dog-friendly cottages. They are simple, clean and spacious enough. They sit in front of the fish boil fire pit so the evening entertainment is pretty fun to watch, especially if you have small kids. The grounds are very nice and also perfectly maintained. We reserved a suite for my parents in the main lodge and it was perfect. Beautiful room with kitchen and jacuzzi bath. My mom and dad loved it. It overlooked the water. The staff is very helpful and had good suggestions for dinner. The Old Post Restaurant which is part of the resort served delicious breakfast, and had the famed fish boil at night. Very popular. Ephraim itself is a gem. Quiet but near the bustling town of Fish Creek and also the quaint Sister Bay. It has a nice public beach, and a great old fashioned ice cream parlor called Wilson's. We love Door County and now we love Edgewater Resort too!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Sheboygan,Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was our second year at the Edgewater Resort and it was just as great as our first. The staff remembered us from the year prior and gave us a big welcome back when we checked in. Our room once again was very spacious and clean. Housekeeping freshened up the room and restocked towels and other necessities on a daily basis. The kids loved the pool and had so much fun swimming just about every afternoon. The resort was well occupied but never felt overcrowded and parking was always easy to find just steps away from the room.

One evening while out and about in the nearby town of Fish Creek we ran into the resort manager and she went out of her way asking if we were enjoying our stay in Door County and if we needed any recommendations for shopping and exploring. It was a nice feeling knowing that we were not just another face in the crowd or just another family filling a room at a resort. The resort also offered ten percent off for resort guests at the attached restaurant which was very good. Earl once again put on a fantastic show conducting the fish boil behind the resort. I watched him prepare the fish boil a few times during our stay as his character is very entertaining.

It stormed one evening but there were a number of board games available in the resort lobby that we took back to the room and our kids had a blast playing until the storm passed. The lobby also had about fifteen menus of area restaurants that we could look over on those nights we were undecided on where to eat. The resort was full of both couples and families but with enough room to still have a feeling of privacy. The location is central to everything and one gets the feeling of being right in the center of the entire Door County area. We will certainly be back next year.

Room Tip: As a family we enjoyed the ground level rooms right by the pool. Still a fantastic view on the first...
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We stayed in a 3rd floor waterfront suite (Aug 14-16) that was exceptionally charming. Wonderful view from our private balcony......amazing in early morning, watching the fog lift across the bay. The sunsets are so beautiful! Ephraim is the best town in Door County......not overly crowded like some of the other towns. We watched the charming horse and buggy take passengers up and down the road in front of our suite! The Old Post Office next door has the best fish boil in the county, and the breakfasts are also great. Wilson's restaurant has amazing ice cream......be sure to have an appetite! For more great food, go to Fish Creek to Julie's Park Cafe -- you must have their cherry pie! We have had many trips to Door County and enjoyed our Ephraim visit so much we can't wait to return!

Room Tip: Best view on 3rd floor if you don't mind the stairs. No large TV but we never felt like watchin...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, TX
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

My husband and I spent nearly a week here in one of the waterfront suites and were extremely pleased. The staff was very friendly, the accommodations were excellent and the view couldn't have been better. One of the high points was the fish boil that happens on the property most evenings. Don't miss being entertained (and fed!) by Earl.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was my first trip to Door County and this hotel, so I don't have a lot to compare it to. I enjoyed the lovely views of Peninsula State Park, the location of the hotel and that they offer suites, with full kitchens, in addition to standard rooms. It is an older property, so you will see a bit of wear and tear, however I think they try to keep it in good condition. I don't think housekeeping was up to par though. For me, the main ingredient it was lacking is top notch service you receive at a 4 or 5 star property and/or the charming extras a B&B might offer. It offered neither of those and overall service was flat. Making my reservation was also somewhat of a challenge. On the hotels behalf, I booked at the last minute, however the staff seemed annoyed with my many questions instead of happy to assist a new guest. Overall a great location, beautiful views, decent accommodations, but it could be so much better.

Room Tip: The best views are on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The 1st floor is best for those with kids. Of course...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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EWRGM, General Manager at Edgewater Resort, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience. It is our desire to meet and exceed our guest expectations. I am very sorry that your impression of the reservationist was negative. I looked at your reservation and the young lady that took the reservation was in training. While it is no excuse, please know that was her first day taking reservations and she was struggling to provide the correct information to you. We appreciate the feedback and in the future we will have our “new” associates transfer calls that require more attention the trainer. I have shared your comment with our housekeeping department but I would love the opportunity to talk to you so that I may understand your specific concerns.
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Property: Edgewater Resort
Address: 10040 Water Street, Highway 42, Ephraim, WI 54211
Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ephraim
#6 Family Hotel in Ephraim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Edgewater Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Door County, Wisconsin - Relax at one of Door County's most historic and sought out waterfront resorts. Located in the heart of Ephraim, Wisconsin overlooking scenic Eagle Harbor. A Sense of Simplicity. Visitors to the Edgewater Resort often comment that it's the most relaxing place they've ever stayed - full of today's comforts yet so reminiscent of the past. Whether guests gather on a covered veranda at sunset, unwind in a soothing hot tub, or stroll along the shoreline, they experience a sense of going back ... to a time that was much simpler and much more relaxed. ... more   less 
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