My two young daughters and I have had the great chance to stay at Pine Grove resort in Ephraim, WI, [what I consider the heart of Door County], for the past 4 years. I spent hours searching on-line while planning our first trip to Door County years ago, to find a hotel with perks for kids and a family on a budget. Stumbling across Pine Grove was the answer to all those things!
Perks here included a great indoor pool and whirlpool as well as a game and exercise room to keep kids busy if the weather turns foul. The office lobby, although small, offers a fireplace, internet, games, brochures and friendly staff to help with your questions.
Continental breakfast is served every day, along with free Door County coffee all day and fresh baked cookies at 2pm, [we take advantage of that as our mid-day break, yum!].
Room perks include mini-fridg, microwave, coffee pot, a free bottled water daily for each person in the party and a bag of microwave pop-corn for a late day treat. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and each has either a patio or balcony to afford private viewing of the breath-taking sunsets on the bay.
The resort hotel also offers two outdoor gas grills, one to the rear of the property and one under the picnic shelter on the private beach across the road. The beach area offers plenty of lounge chairs to soak in the sun and waves from the bay. As a note of interest, as this is on the bay side of Lake Michigan, all beaches there are rock, [sand beaches are on the lake side of Michigan].
To make things even better, this great place is walking distance from the famous Post Office restaurant as well as the unsurpassed Wilson's and bay-front activities, [boat tours, para-sailing, jet-skis].
It is true that during peak season, you'll pay more for rooms and the front and middle view rooms are more costly, [although the sunsets on the bay are worth it if you're into that type of thing like we are], if you book ahead of time the back view rooms are just as nice and look unto the woods at the back of the property. If you need your sun-sets on the bay, just head to the beach!
Really, the only thing that could make this place better would be a sand-box and play-set for younger kids in the back, but then again, the downtown city park is minutes away on foot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Pine Grove Resort. We are the only resort in Ephraim to have a piece of natural, untouched shoreline, along with a private sand beach that tapers gently into the water.Our rooms are spacious, comfortable and include many amenities free of charge. Our luxury suites include private whirlpool baths. From our heated indoor pool, whirlpool or new pool sundeck, you can gaze down to the sparkling water of Eagle Harbor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pine Grove Hotel Ephraim
- Pine Grove Resort Ephraim, Door County, WI