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Village Green Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Ephraim B&B and Inns
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Huntley, Illinois
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3 reviews
“Great B&B”
Reviewed September 4, 2011

This B&B couldn't be any better! Located on a quiet location 1/2 block from the bay, it offers well manicured grounds with mature trees and multiple locations to sit and relax. We had a king suite which had a gas fireplace, 2 person Jaccuzzi, kitchenette, comfy sofa and wing chair in one room and a king sized bed and dresser in the other room. The bath was standard, but offered lots of fluffy towels and 2 robes, specialty toiletries and a seemingly endless supply of hot water and good water pressure. The kitchenette was stocked with a coffeemaker, microwave, dishes, glasses, cutlery, wine glasses, corkscrew, coffee packets/filters and table and chairs. There was an assortment of current visitor information. The bed was very, very comfortable and there were lots of pillows to choose from. Outside there was a table and two chairs with a view of mature trees, playful squirrels and songbirds. Very enjoyable place to sip morning coffee. In the lodge meeting room Sue and Steve greeted guests and offered delicious breakfast options, which changed everyday and included hot/cold cereal, fruit, eggs, bagels/breads and coffeecakes. Sue is a wonderful cook; you will enjoy her breakfasts. 3:00 is cookie and juice time and the homemade goodies are very tempting. Sue and Steve have the gifts of hospitality and friendship. They sincerely enjoy making their guests feel special.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed at the Village Green Lodge for an anniversary trip recently. While the property itself looks much more spacious online, it was still well maintained. The owners could not be nicer. Our room was standard - nothing exceptional (I hate to say I was even a little disappointed upon entering), but for the price, it was clean and that was all we needed. One thing not advertised about Door County is that Ephraim is a dry town. No big deal, but when we went looking for place to walk and have a drink, there wasn't one - you have to drive to one of the nearby towns. We'll probably try a new place next time we go to Door County, but overall our stay was nice.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

Outstanding inn, innkeepers, location, breakfasts. I would highly recommend. Keep reading the wonderful reviews as it has all been said. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

WOW! This is not a motel, contrary to the 17 rooms. This property is the real bed and breakfast deal. I was warmly greeted by Sue and Steve at check-in with the most delicious homemade cookies. Sue personally took us to our room and helped us with our bags, then gave us great recommendations for dining and entertainment. I have never experienced such hospitality in my life! The room was filled with pleasant surprises, like a flat-screen TV with 100 channels and wi-fi.

Before you head somewhere for breakfast, you should know this is not the Holiday Inn Express. The complimentary breakfast here is superb, so much that Sue even has a cookbook. Don't waste your time or money at a restaurant, Village Green has the best homemade breakfast in town.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

My family and I stayed at the Village Green Lodge in early June, and we had a lovely time. We stayed in the hotel rooms, which were immaculately clean and cozy. Sue and Steve make you feel as if you are guests at their home rather than in a hotel. The homemade breakfast was outstanding, and Sue even made a separate little dish each morning for the one vegetarian in our group. The only thing I wished this hotel had were lake view rooms (the Ephraim shores are gorgeous), but as another reviewer said, it is literally a 2 minute walk down to the lake. Some of the other hotels we looked at that were right on the shore were double and even triple in price, so we were happy with the value that Village Green Lodge provided. All in all, we loved our stay here and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Nashville, TN
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed three days in the Village Green with innkeepers Steve and Sue, who exuded warmth and made our stay comfortable from the very beginning. We had some initial hesitation about whether to stay in a "suite" or a regular room, which could have saved us $30 a night. We had reserved the suite months ago, but Sue was more than willing to make the switch, since she had an opening in the cheaper room. We chose the suite.

The inn is just off the main drag in Ephraim, a charming village on the shores of Green Bay. There is no view of the water, but the harbor is literally a two-minute walk out the driveway and down the street. The inn itself is largely newer construction, despite the photos that make it look like an old colonial house.

The innkeepers have logged 16 years in the same location, and they know the area thoroughly and are more than willing to share the knowledge. The main lodge room is the location for breakfasts, and there are four or five big tables where you can settle in with other guests after serving yourself buffet-style. The breakfasts are huge and show creativity in menu selection. My only gripe was that they coffee wasn't strong enough fror my taste.

The rooms are clean and comfortable with thoughtful details, such as providing brown washcloths for women to remove their makeup without soiling the lighter-colored towels. There's a beautiful, heated pool, though it was a bit chilly during our time there to take full advantage of it.

It's a good sign that all the guest we met were repeat customers. Some had even been coming to the Village Green before Steve and Sue bought the place in 1994.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bloomingdale, Illinois
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Reviewed June 4, 2011

My partner and I stayed for three nights at the Village Green Lodge at the end of May, 2011. We have stayed at quite a number of bed and breakfast establishments, and this was one of the best! The room and grounds were beautiful, inviting, immaculately clean and in good condition, and the room itself was very spacious--I especially appreciated the two wing chairs for reading. I also appreciated having a king sized bed--quite a rarity among B&Bs. The gathering room was also beautiful and very comfortable. The food was out of this world; I thought I was eating breakfast at some five star restaurant. And best of all, we enjoyed Sue and Steve's warm and friendly hospitality, and cheerful manner--they are the consummate hosts! They both were so helpful and cheerful whenever we had a question. And of course, I loved getting attention from their adorable dog Buddy! To top it off, their rates are extremely competitive. This place has it all...an outstanding bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Village Green Lodge
Address: 10013 Poplar Street, Ephraim, WI 54211
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Location: United States > Wisconsin > Door County > Ephraim
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Ephraim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Village Green Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The peaceful grounds, comfortable rooms, adult-friendly atmosphere and great location in the heart of Ephraim, provide a great venue to unwind and relax while you explore all of Door County. Come experience the charming quaintness of a bed and breakfast lodge 1/2 a block from Eagle Harbor. The tradition of the Village Green Lodge hospitality starts with breakfast and farm-to-table offerings, which change with the seasons. Our guests enjoy couples retreats, ladies weekends, mother-daughter get-a-ways, family and friend reunions or use the lodge as base camp for biking, hiking and kayaking expeditions. Our room options include 1 king or 2 doubles, whirlpool/fireplace suites and a large 2-bedroom/2 bath suite with full kitchen and living room with fireplace...perfect for two couples. Owners, Mike and Jamie McCarthy can suggest fun Door County options to fit your time and interests! ... more   less 
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