A Good Time to Make a Deal
By Donna Marie Pocus
Special to DoorCountyNavigator.com
It's all online, so go surf for yourself. Door County resorts and inns are offering packages and discounts on winter and early spring stays.
The idea, innkeepers say, is to encourage guests to enjoy the Peninsula at a time when the crowds are less and so are the prices.
Even though the weather is, of course, much colder than it is during a stay in mid-July, there is still beauty to behold here and now. Packages are already put together by creative innkeepers. They make it convenient for you to discover what's open this time of year and get discounts at places beyond the hotels, too.
"I think up here many of us have been offering packages for quite a while. And guests use them," says Heather Hull, innkeeper at the Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast in Sturgeon Bay.
One of the most popular packages at Reynolds House is "Isn't it Romantic?" It includes the following with a two-night stay: dinner for two at the Inn at Cedar Crossing Restaurant ($50 gift certificate), sleigh ride by Mayberry's Carriages and a bottle of wine from Simon Creek Winery.
"I always run a romantic package. People come up here for a romantic weekend for two, for birthdays, for honeymoons or anniversaries. This package makes it easy for them," Hull says.
Meanwhile, the Eagle Harbor Inn, Ephraim, has a "Winter Magic" package running through May 14. People stay in "suite luxury" and enjoy sparking cider and truffles on arrival. Also included is a breakfast basket, Swedish massage and more. Price is $398 (plus tax with prices higher on festival or holiday weekends).
In Fish Creek, the AppleCreek Resort invites people to "come for relaxation and rejuvenation while enjoying Door County's beautiful winter wonderland." Starting Feb 17 and through March, the price for a two-night suite (with whirlpool and fireplace) package ranges from $189 to $249. A motel style room two-night package goes from $119 to $169. And you get a bunch of discounts to get you out of the suite or room and into town. For example, get 10% off at the English Inn Restaurant and O'Meara's Irish Shop, a $5 gift certificate for use at Curt's Oilerie or enjoy 15% off at Lagnippe Wine Gallery.
Perhaps also making it easy for you to getaway now to Door County is the Country House Resort's "Getaway" package running through May 7. When people stay for three nights at this Sister Bay resort, they receive a dinner for two (value of $50) at the White Gull Inn or Mission Grille.
And Scandinavian Lodge, also in Sister Bay, is promoting a Spring Special good during the months of March and April.
Go to www.DoorCountyNavigator.com to check details and and click through to these inns to check availability of these packages as well as offers by many other resorts and inns.