We launch our new 2012 feature "What a Place" with a profile on Church Hill Inn, located at 425 Gateway Drive in Sister Bay.
This delightful inn is open year-round and offers 34 rooms in a charming environment, celebrating an English inn. You'll also find contemporary amenities such as an exercise room with sauna and full-size Jacuzzi, and Internet access on the property.
Church Hill Inn is now offering off season weekend and midweek special rates.
When you stay Friday and Saturday nights, through May 2012, you can choose a third night free or ask about reduced pricing. And if you stay any night Sunday through Thursday through April 30, you can take about half off the regular rate and still get full breakfast each morning.
Speaking of breakfast, hot entrees are offered daily in the lovely dining room. Specialties include artichoke soufflé, breakfast quiche, French toast, scrambled eggs and oatmeal. Bakery goods such as English toasting bread and banana muffin are served, too.
A favorite gathering spot is the "pub," where the innkeeper has shared information with guests about English beers.
As to the room accommodations, the two-level building has 17 rooms on each level. All rooms offer private baths, a balcony or patio, television/cable, telephone and individually controlled air conditioning and heat. Guests also indulge in luxury linens.
Here, the room choices are: English rooms with one queen size bed. The Oversized English rooms each have one king size bed or two queen size beds. Luxury accommodations offer whirlpools, and two Deluxe Suites each have whirlpools and fireplaces.
Each room or suite has a unique name and decorating theme reminiscent of the English lifestyle, geography and culture. For example, the Songbird (one of the Luxury rooms) is adorned with prints of birds on the walls and wooden birdhouses.
Here's an overview of accommodations:
English rooms: Maps, English Meadow, Highlands, Stamps, Rose, Teapots, Victorian Times, Chess, Croquet, Fishing Baskets, Hats, Lighthouses and English Village.
Oversize English rooms: Pens and Pencils, Toby, Royal Doulton, Bicycling, Cricket, Wimbledon and Fox&Hounds.
Luxury Rooms: Botanical, Butterflies, Garden, Songbird, Willow, Ships, Castles, Coronation, Valentine, East Indies, West Indies and Windsor.
Deluxe Suites: Winston & Clementine.
Guests access their rooms from wide parlors. These areas provide additional places to relax or meet with others while enjoying a fire in the gas fireplace, admiring antiques and listening to classical music play.
More information about Church Hill Inn and other fine places to stay is available on doorcountynavigator.com.