Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast
By Donna Marie Pocius
Special to DoorCountyNavigator.com
This bed and breakfast, located in historic Sturgeon Bay, has a special feeling from the get-go. That's because a stay here is more than enjoying the wonderful amenities. It's also about learning about history of the inn as well as discovering Door County.
The innkeeper, Heather Hull, gives you a tour of the inn shortly after you get settled in one of the four rooms/suite. You'll hear about the Reynolds family and the ch
erry and apple industry in Door County. Also, check out the original finishes and architectural features of this building including original maple floors, original light fixtures, leaded glass windows, oak woodwork, fret work and pretty oak fireplace in the living room.
The house was built in 1900, renovated over the years, and became a B&B in 1998.
Specials vary from discounts on room rates to packages that include spa visits, tours in Door County and more.
Three guest rooms and a private upper level suite have been updated. They each have a private bath, cable television, DVD/VCR, air conditioning and windows.
Included is the Granny Smith guest room, a spacious and bright room with a bay window. It's outfitted with a gas fireplace, which is original to the home. A focal point is the 19th-century oak sleigh bed.
Another possibility is the Cortland guest room, adorned with a 19th-century chamfered bed and a Franklin stove. The bathroom's highlights include an original claw foot tub and pedestal sink as well as a window affording abundant natural light.
The pretty Macintosh room has an adjoining spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub. The room has exposed pine floors a vintage oak chamfered bed.
On the upper level one finds the spacious Winesap suite, affording guests three rooms to enjoy. The bedroom has Victorian oak furnishings and a queen-size bed, while the sitting room has a fireplace and peaked ceiling. This spacious bathroom has a whirlpool tub and a vanity and chair.
The breakfast is all about casual elegance. The innkeeper, who has won awards for her culinary skills, presents cold and hot courses such as pear with raspberry sauce followed by blueberry French toast.
Guests have commented in online reviews about the breakfasts as well as Heather's personal assistance in itinerary planning for her guests. She spends about 30 to 45 minutes with each guest, chatting up Door County. She pulls out maps and guide books and writes things down as well as gives personal directions.
Find the Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast (as well as many other fine places) at 111 South Seventh Ave., Sturgeon Bay and at www.doorcountynavigator.com