The home and grounds of Jim and Carole Maronek in Ellison Bay, is a collection of antique buildings set within 15 acres of woods and meadows, unified by a Russian theme (Carole’s parents were from Byelorussia) – an exquisite spot for a distinctive and memorable Door County wedding.
The centerpiece is their barn, built in 1998 and registered as “Ellison Wonderland, LLC” itself a collection of reclaimed barns and salvaged materials. The surrounding gardens and outdoor artwork are exquisite. They each represent the passion of Carole and jim, respectively. Jim came to Door County after a successful career as set designer for Chicago’s Goodman Theater and he has not stopped creating sets and settings, wall murals and sculpture. Carole’s plants and gardens are a living work of art. The public is welcome to visit during regular gallery hours and the Maronek’s offer the cottages for rent as well as their reception barn.
The Lily Pad is perched, as the name implies, right on the waters of Sturgeon Bay.
It is a fantastic location for anyone with an interest in pursuing maritime fun, as there is a private dock just a few steps from the front door. Fishermen, sailors, paddlers and SUPers will be delighted. A total renovation of the cottage in early Spring, 2018. All you will need is your toothbrush!
This newly renovated and completely furnished cottage is the perfect romantic get-away for a couple seeking to spend quality time in one of the last cottages remaining on the waterfront of Sturgeon Bay. This charming, one-bedroom studio, private getaway is ideal for anyone who wants to bicycle or stroll to the nearby beaches, State Park, restaurants, galleries and entertainment spots here in Sturgeon Bay. Spectacular sunrise vistas overlooking the historic Steel Bridge are the daily fare at The Lily Pad. Enjoy Otumba Park just a block away or relax outside on the deck reading your favorite novel.
The Lily Pad Cottage is a year round venue, including a winter sanctuary (my personal favorite time of year here). It has all of the latest appointments you’d expect to find in a high-end rental including a king-sized bed and a chef’s kitchen. Everything you need to prepare a culinary masterpiece is on hand… but who wants to cook when some of Door County’s finest restaurants are within a few blocks?
We look forward to welcoming you to Door County, the Cape Cod of the Midwest – a wonderful getaway where art and nature conspire to bring you joy.
Gustave’s Getaway is a completely restored historic Door County log cabin that is situated on 80 acres of its original farmstead.
This Door County log cabin was built in 1887 by Annie Miller’s great grandfather using timber native to Door County. It has been home to four generations of Millers. Located on a quiet country road, it is centrally located to the northern Door County communities of Baileys Harbor, Sister Bay, Ephraim, and Fish Creek and minutes from the shores of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.
The Miller family invites you to step back in time to enjoy Door County’s historic past first hand. Our historic home sleeps 6, has full cooking facilities, and all linens are supplied. Our country estate beckons you to its old growth forest trails, flowered meadows, rolling hills and abundance of wildlife. Open year round, you are one with the fall colors, breathtaking sunrises and sets, Northern lights, and jeweled winter beauty.
A short distance away, Carl’s at the Farm accommodates up to 10 adults, and was completely renovated this past year. The home, features modern conveniences that guests expect while maintaining its rustic country character.
Comprised of a gorgeous farm house and barn, both originally built in 1915, The Chanticleer Guest House is truly one of Door County’s most unique bed and breakfasts.
Located on thirty, private acres, just ½ mile north of Sturgeon Bay, the guest house and guest barn have been carefully renovated to capture the beauty of each structure, while providing the modern conveniences you would expect in a fine country bed and breakfast.
If a secluded cabin or cottage is more your idea of a romantic retreat, The Chanticleer Cabins were built just for you! Their four luxury cottages are located on forty, private, wooded acres a few minutes walk from the bed and breakfast. Each cottage overlooks a private, ½ acre pond, which is a magnet for deer, turkey and other wildlife.
The owners and staff of The Chanticleer Guest House and Cabins have been caring for guests since 1993. They take great pride in offering clean, comfortable accommodations in a private and romantic setting. Open year ’round, The Chanticleer is here to make your visit to Door County an enchanting experience.
Small, intimate weddings on site are a possibility for groups of up to 40 participants.
Creed Cottage is located in beautiful Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, in Northern Door County.
Steps away from the shores of Ellison Bay on the Bay of Green Bay and a short distance from Lake Michigan, this light-filled and lovely 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage is minutes from the water and convenient to everything in town.
Walk to the public marina and boat launch ramp, post office, public beach, parks, The Clearing Folk School, Savory Spoon Cooking School and Marketplace, the Pioneer Store, unique shops, terrific restaurants, a great coffee shop, numerous fine art and pottery studios and diverse galleries.
Hike and bike around town and in nearby state parks and wildlife areas, ride the ferry to Washington Island, take a sightseeing cruise, kayak and canoe or enjoy the many music and cultural venues that Door County has to offer. If you did not bring your own bikes and would like to take a quick bike tour around town, limited free bike rental is available in town at the information booth.