Head to White Gull Inn, where historic character blends with lovely overnight accommodations and dining experiences for memorable vacation experiences. The inn, located at 4225 Main St. in Fish Creek, is open year-round in Door County.
We recently caught up with long-time innkeeper Andy Coulson, who revealed what makes White Gull Inn so unique and previewed winter overnight packages.
Q. What are key amenities at White Gull Inn?
Andy: Our 17 historic rooms, suites and cottages-all completely renovated for today's travelers-are decorated in antiques, have working fireplaces and many have double whirlpool bathtubs. Included in every stay is the White Gull
Inn's breakfast winner of Good Morning America's best breakfast challenge. Our award-winning restaurant, also open to the public is also known for sumptuous lunches, quiet candlelight dinners and traditional Door County whitefish boils.
Q. What makes the White Gull Inn unique?
Andy: The White Gull is unique in its history (established in 1896), location in the heart of Fish Creek-Door County's most popular village yet off the main highway.
Other unique features are the complimentary coffee delivered to guest rooms each morning and the complimentary afternoon snacks served on our patio or in the dining room.
Q. Looking to winter, what packages and events are planned?
Andy: The White Gull has a variety of packages available in the winter, most notably the White Gull Winter Package, Romance Packages, Spa Packages and Progressive Dinner Packages.
In addition to the packages and the Progressive Dinner Weekends, the White Gull also hosts a very popular winter folk concert series. Details on all our events and packages are on the inn's Web site, http://whitegullinn.com/.
Q. What do you like to recommend people do in Door County?
Andy: Door County has that wonderful combination of great natural beauty (with a host of recreational opportunities from hiking, biking, sailing, wind surfing and
golf in summer to cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing in winter), arts, as evidenced by the many artists who moved to Door County and opened galleries to the performing arts (Door Community Auditorium, Peninsula Players, American Folklore Theatre, to name a few).
Q. What's new at White Gull Inn or planned?
Andy: Part of the charm of White Gull Inn is that it doesn't change People tell us that it represents the best of what Door County has been and what they hope it continues to be. That said, we have continually worked to renovate and update the inn so that it retains the warm, turn-of-the-century flavor, while providing our guests modern conveniences and little touches that make their stay as comfortable as can be.
Q. Anything else?
Andy: When we do make changes or schedule new events, we promote them on our Web site and our Facebook page.