Picturesque Door County’s many charming cabins and cottages are ideal for a dreamy escape with your loved one in any season. Here are some romantic places to soak up the scenery and reconnect with your partner.
Arbor Cottage – Ephraim
Set in a historic 1850s Post Office building, Arbor Cottage in Ephraim is one of a kind and full of character. You and your special someone will have your own coastal cottage escape—right on the shores of Eagle Harbor. Spectacular views and sunsets will greet you both each day, and you can enjoy the fresh air by relaxing in a chair overlooking the water or on the nearby walking trails.
Plus, the public beach and Peninsula State Park are both less than a mile away—perfect for hand-in-hand walks and soaking up the sun. And explore Ephraim’s historic district anytime for gallery-hopping and enjoying romantic dining and cocktails.
Baileys on the Rocks Cottages – Baileys Harbor
Looking to cozy up in a cute cottage? Take your pick between the two Baileys on the Rock Cottages located on a rock bluff in downtown Baileys Harbor. Choose from the historic Rockledge cottage or the newer Arbor house that boasts a cozy stone fireplace perfect for snuggling in front of with your favorite person. Both are just steps away from Lake Michigan.
Each has all of the amenities and even some unexpected touches for fun nights in, like bookshelves stocked with games and books. And, it’s a short walk to downtown Baileys Harbor’s main drag, where you’ll find Door County Brewing Company and the cool Bearded Heart Coffee Shop, where you can toast to your special weekend away.
Carraig Cottages – Baileys Harbor
Carraig Cottages are actually a grouping of properties scattered around Baileys Harbor and inspired by the owners’ childhoods in the picturesque landscapes of Ireland. The Carraig Mor and Carraig Beag cottages are located in downtown Baileys Harbor, close to bars, restaurants and the Baileys Harbor Town Marina. Or, hike the nearby Ridges Sanctuary for some quiet one-on-one time on the scenic trails.
If you want a tranquil retreat to hang out at with your honey, Carraig Nua and Carraig Dale are just outside of Baileys Harbor in a quiet country setting with tasteful décor and a homey atmosphere. Pop open the bubbly, queue up a movie and snuggle on the couch in this perfect locale. Or, try the Carraigeen cottage just outside of town and right on Kangaroo Lake. You and your significant other will love the breathtaking, romantic sunset vistas while toasting to each other.
Chalet on the Shore – Sturgeon Bay
This Chalet on the Shore was constructed to resemble the hull of a ship—and it’s made of wood from ships dating back to World War II. The private location is literally just feet from the water on Sturgeon Bay, the perfect setting for enjoying the tranquil views together.
Step out for a stroll with your significant other on one of the walking or hiking trails next to the cottage, or visit downtown Sturgeon Bay close by to shop and share a romantic meal at Bluefront Café or Trattoria Dal Santo. Take a waterside stroll or a walk past a scenic lighthouse for the cherry on top of your romantic getaway.
Egg Cottage – Egg Harbor
Stay in your own castle on a hill at the delightful Egg Cottage perched atop the hillside bluff of downtown Egg Harbor. Here, you and your person will get the best of both worlds in a main street location that still offers private sunset views over the water. Walk to the beach to watch sailboats glide across the water and browse unique shops and tasty restaurants like The Village Cafe for days on end of surprising fun.
Inside the cottage, the updated amenities still hold the historic charm of the original 1898 home. With a screened-in gazebo, Adirondack chairs and a whole backyard to yourselves, this Door County cottage was made for unforgettable romantic vacations.