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EAGLE HARBOR INN                                                                                  APRIL 2012

Door County Lighthouse Walk
Summer Solstice Celebration
Women of the Inn

19th Annual

Door County Lighthouse Walk

Cana Lighthouse
June 8-10, 2012

For Lighthouse enthusiasts this weekend is like no other: It is the only time all year that Door County Lighthouses are open to the public, including those on surrounding islands. Tour inludes six mainland lighthouses & 3 island lighthouses. Walk the grounds and learn about the families who were the 'keepers of the light', a most critical need on these waters. Boat tours require tickets; suggested to book early! For more information call
920-743-5958 or see schedule at

Lighthouse Walk 

* Fyr Bal * 

 means Bon Fire in Norwegian;


Summer  Solstice allows you to

Burn your Winter Witch!


48th Annual
 Fyr Bal Festival 
June 15-17, 2012!
Make your reservations soon as rooms fill fast for this wonderful 'local' annual event. It provides family activities, music, Art Fair, Traditions of early Norwegians who celebrate by burning the Winter Witch in Bonfires around the perimeter of Eagle Harbor, welcoming the start of summer! Make it your first fireworks of the Summer,  while completing a perfect spring season! 
You Work Hard. Eat Soup.
Soup Guy
 Cleverly hidden in Ephraim behind Leroy's Coffee Shop is Czarnuszka Soup Bar. Besides his famous Rhythmic Chili which he offers daily, Owner Paul Wanish has 4 homemade soups & 2 sandwich selections to select from. Pretty handy to be next door!



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Eagle Harbor Inn's Wellness Weekend


Some spots still open!

Learn new lifetime relaxation skills with rejuvinating

homemade food demonstrations 

April 27th-29th, 2012. 


Bring your guy, gal, or BFF's to share in a weekend offering sessions to pick from, refreshing your mind & body 

~Food, Journaling, Yoga, Wineries & Shopping~


Stay the weekend on our Wellness B&B Package at $267 or Whirlpool Suites with a Fireplace $355.

Join our crew showing their expertise!



History Behind the Women of the Inn

Though most of the original Inns in Ephraim were owned and operated by a couple, it was an ill-kept secret that in many instances it was the woman who ran the hotel. Our Inn room named Josie is named for Josephine Lang, born 1905.


Josie had the reputation of being one of Ephraim's finest cooks and bakers. In their forties, Josie and her husband Elmer, purchased an old landmark building downtown Ephraim, which had functioned as a general store, barbershop, and beauty shop. The couple turned the building into a small resort hotel naming it Lang's Resort. We honor those women by having named our 9 B&B  Inn rooms after these Historic Women Innkeepers!                         
historical foundation tour
Ted guiding Ephraim History Tour
Take a guided tram or walking tour at theEphraim Historical Foundation to learn about Ephraim's facinating history by those who are passionate about their charming little village!
Bird City-Village of Ephraim!

The Village of Ephraim and Peninsula State Park have partnered and gained Bird City recognition. Bird City status recognizes the importance of Peninsula State Park and Ephraim as a migration corridor, as a 'Wisconsin Great Birding Trail' destination, and as locations attractive to eco-touists.  Ephraim Preserve 


The Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond has 31 documented nesting species along the 27-acre ancient beach ridge and wooded bluffs. Walking sticks grace the split rail entry to let you know you've arrived!And he walk from our place is worth the visit; take in the caves along the bluff face on Moravia Street depicting what was the shore,  millions of year ago.


Another interesting area is Ephraim Wetlands Preserve located just 3 blocks south of Eagle Harbor Inn.


For those who appreciate birding, help us celebrate our Bird City status at the Ephraim Bird City Recognition Ceremony on May 19, 2012 followed by a guided hike at the Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond. Bring the binocs!


      from Nancy Connors  


Many of you may have fond memories of good laughs & conversations with our friend who also was general manager, Nancy Connors. She returned to Minneapolis to be closer to family several years ago, but we stay tuned in. Recently she sent us this recipe to try for an Inn Breakfast & we made it for our Easter dessert. We are testing it out using differerent fruit combinations: So far it is a hit! I am reducing the sugar slightly to make it less sweet. Let us know if you come up with winning combos!


1/2 C softened unsalted butterPear Tort

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 Lb. Pears, D' Anjou, cored

  & sliced 1/2" thick or mixed fruit

1 C flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/8  tsp. salt

1 C + 2 Tbs. sugar

2 eggs.

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. cinnamon


Butter a 9" springform pan. Squeeze half the lemon juice over the cut pears. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder & salt. With mixer, cream 1/2 cup butter & 1 cup sugar on medium until light & fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Beat in flour mixture on low until batter just comes together. Spread in pan & wrap & chill for at least 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375*. Arrange pears in tight concentric circles on top of dough. Squeeze remaining lemon juice evenly over pears. In small bowl, mix 2 Tbs. sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle over pears. Bake for 40-50 minutes until edges are golden & center is set. Cool tart in pan for 10 min. Run a sharp knife around edge & remove sides of pan. Serve with fresh whipped cream & enjoy!


Upcoming Events to Build your Trip Around:

Eagle Harbor Inn's Wellness Weekend, April 27-29 

Door County Half Marathon, May 5 

Shipyard Tours, May 5

Door County Shepherd's Market, May 19-20

Door County Festival of Nature, May 18-19

Memorial Day Weekend: Celebrate Boating! May 25-28

Fyr Bal Summer Solstice Celebration, June 16th