October in Door County at the Ephraim Guest House Condominiums

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DSCN3775October!  As the leaves turn color on the trees throughout the Door County Peninsula, it’s time to enjoy all that fall has to offer.  The air is cooler and it’s apple harvest time.  The apples are ripe and there are plenty of fall festivals throughout Door County in the month of October.  At the Ephraim Guest House Condominiums may we suggest the following festivals; Townline Art Fair at Fineline Designs in Ephraim, Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor, Apple Season Festival at Seaquist Orchards, Fall Festival in Sister Bay, the Door County Fall 50 Run and Jack-o-Lantern Days in Fish Creek.

Each festival has its own uniqueness and flair.  The Townline Art Fair at Fineline Designs consists of visual arts and crafts featuring over 75 professional juried artists from throughout the Midwest.  This show is one of the greats and brings in over 5,000 people where glass, pottery, metal sculptures, paintings, photography, fiber arts, and woodworking will be displayed under tents.  Rain or Shine you and the art will be protected and you can enjoy this festival no matter the forecast.  The TEphraim Guest House Condominiums Applesownline Art Fair will take place both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor has been a mainstay for years and has a very fun and lively atmosphere.  Great for the family, it offers live music, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin and scarecrow displays, storytelling, silent auction, food and fun.  Pumpkin Patch Festival takes place the weekend of October 11th & 12th.  Due to the popularity of this festival and that it lands on Columbus Day weekend, we do require a 3 night minimum stay.

Fall is always special in Door County and we love the bounty of the harvest.  Apple picking is great fun and Seaquist Orchards in Sister Bay offers an Apple Season Festival the weekend of Columbus Day.  This is a family-friendly event with activities for the young and young at heart.  Purchase your Door County apples to bring home and enjoy throughout the year by preserving them or enjoy them right away.

Fall Fest in Sister Bay WisconsinAnother popular festival is the Fall Festival in Sister Bay.  What started as an end of the tourism season celebration has now become one of the largest festivals in Door County.  This festival consists of a parade, arts & crafts fair, food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, and the famed ping-pong shoot-out.  10,000 ping-pong balls are released on Sunday afternoon with a one in ten chance of winning a prize from a participating Sister Bay business.  Such a sight to see you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic festival.  The Fall Festival in Sister Bay takes place on October 18th and 19th.

Whether it’s a yearly tradition to visit Door County in fall or something you’ve heard others speak of, this year is a great year to enjoy the harvest, the colors, and the festivals that surround the Peninsula.

10 Reasons to Fall for Door County – Ephraim Style

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1) The weatheFall Funr is perfect for outdoor activities

Hiking, Biking, Adventure Tours, Fall Kayaking or Golfing it’s here and waiting for you. The weather is still beautiful in Door County and allows people to enjoy many outdoor activities. Ephraim Guest House Condominiums is so close to all of these activities that we’re right in the center of it all.

2) Caramel Apples at the Farmer’s Markets

Though cherries and Door County go hand in hand, Door County boasts plenty of apple orchards and picking your apples is a long time staple for visitors to our county. Not only is picking your own apples a fun and delicious fall choice but a favorite is heading to the farmer’s markets and getting one of those apples dipped in caramel to sink your teeth into.

3) The Door County Shops are full of sales

Sales throughout all of Door County are in full swing so it’s a great time to start shopping for the holidays or reward yourself with a few indulgences.  Fish Creek hosts its inside/outside sales the last weekend of September.

4) Less Traffic allows for amazing Biking and Hiking Conditions

If you enjoy biking and hiking, then you’ll love the fall in Door County. The peninsula offers miles of roads and trails and with less traffic, you’ll get a chance to really see the scenery. Being only 1 mile from the entrance to Peninsula State Park, bike from the Ephraim Guest House, enjoy the trails, and then hike up the tower to take in the scenery from the top of the world.

5) Fall Golfing in Door County

Door County has over ten golf courses on its Peninsula and we are very close to the Peninsula State Park Golf Course with amazing views of Eagle Harbor in Ephraim. The courses are open typically through the end of October, depending on weather of course. After your golf game, enjoy a delicious dinner and a few drinks right at most of the courses.three-bedroom-living

6) Fireplaces and a Good Book to Curl up to on a Door County Evening

With our Autumn rates in full swing, it’s easy to afford a Door County vacation. With cool evenings and fireplaces in many of our suites, grab that book you’ve been waiting to read all summer, grab a warm drink and sink into one of the easy chairs or couches in front of the fireplaces. Be swept away into your novel and enjoy your “me” time.

7) Picking Apples and taking Winery Tours

It’s orchard time in Door County. The harvest of apples is starting and picking apples has become a long-tradition of many guests. Fresh fruit from the harvest is always the best and with the holidays ahead it’s great to preserve those apples to remind you of your Door County vacation. The wineries are open and fall tours are magical. With many new releases of their fall harvest wines you can pick out your favorites to take back with you for an evening dinner with friends or family.

8) Door County Fall Festivals

Every weekend in Door County offers some type of festival or event. From small to large you’ll find it all. Food vendors, games, shopping, and surprises around every corner.

9) Theatre

It’s amazing that on such a small peninsula we have some of the greatest theatre around. This fall be sure to see the likes of, “Always – Patsy Cline” by the Peninsula Players Theatre or take in the “Bachelors” brought to you by the American Folklore Theatre. Both shows will be running throughout the fall and are available week nights and weekends.

DSC_012610) Door County Dining is Delectable and in Full Swing

The restaurants and cafe’s are still open in Door County during the fall and offer everything ones palate could desire. From simple fare of hamburgers or brats to the fine dining of steaks and seafood to Mexican, Italian, or anything in between, you can find it in Door County. From casual to upscale it’s all here and available.

So if a get-away is in your near future and your looking to head to Door County, Wisconsin, we’d love to help you plan your stay. With so many options, you’ll find something that makes your heart sing. And although we didn’t mention it, the sunsets in Door County are still as beautiful in fall as they are in the summer and with the colors of the trees from Peninsula State Park shimmering on the water in Eagle Harbor the view will blow you away.


I want to ride my bycicle, I want to ride my bike! In Door County that is.

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Door County Fall ColorsThe month of September in Door County offers guests a number of reasons to visit but if you enjoy bike riding, this time of the year can be especially inviting for you. Several large bike rides take place this time of year; like the 36th Annual Door County Century Bike Ride on September 7th. This ride is not a race and is intended for all participants to ride “at their own pace”. There are four courses offering different lengths like 28.5, 50, 70, or 100-mile bike routes. Rest stops with food and beverages are spaced throughout the route and a classic Italian dinner picnic is served after the ride.
Another favorite ride is the Peninsula Century Bike Ride on September 13th. This bike ride takes place throughout the bike friendly roads in northern Door County and offers 100, 62, 50, or 25-mile routes. Rest stops for this ride will be provided and a post-ride party beneath the tents at Waterfront Park will take place.
Riding your bike in an organized group/ride is not mandatory and with the beautiful weather that September holds for Door County, any time is the right time for a bike ride. At the Guest House, we are only 1.5 miles to the entrance of Peninsula State Park. Enjoy a ride in the park and take in the fabulous scenery. Enjoy the solitude that comes with the fall vacations in Door County and simply take time to do something you love. As the nights get cooler and the colors of the leaves change, enjoy the Door County beauty.

Ephraim Guest House’s September Getaway in Ephraim Wisconsin

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Fall Door County Stay in Ephraim WisconsinLooking to enjoy a fall fun vacation in Door County?  Ephraim Guest House Condominiums in Ephraim, Wisconsin is once again offering our popular Stay 3 Consecutive Nights but Pay for 2.  But hurry, space is limited and the offer is only valid for stays from September 3rd through September 13th.

Enjoy the quieter time in Door County and relax at the Ephraim Guest House Condominiums.  The Ephraim Guest House offers 1, 2, & 3-bedroom condo’s in Ephraim Wisconsin and allows you to take part in all the shopping, dining, theatre, and nature in one place.

The Ephraim Guest House is located in the heart of Ephraim Wisconsin and is just steps away from all that Ephraim has to offer.  Enjoy the history of Ephraim with a walking tour, or the culinary delights of the restaurants.  Head to the Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond for peace and tranquility or Peninsula State Park to embark on a hike or bike ride.

Whatever your reason for a getaway, we have it and at a price you can afford.  Call us today to book your early fall getaway at 1.800.589.8423!



Ephraim Guest House Condominiums offers Great Value on Door County Vacations in the Month of August

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August Door County Stays at the Ephraim Guest House in Ephraim WisconsinNow is a great time to book your summer Door County Vacation with the Ephraim Guest House.  Plenty of Sun, Fun, and Great Rates.  We have a few dates open in the month of August for your get-away.

Our Peak Season Weekday Rates end on August 17th so there’s time to get in on great savings and end summer with a bang.  Don’t let the time slip by without celebrating time with your family.

Door County offers a variety of activities worthy of any couple or family.  Or just maybe the ladies need some time away before the start of the school year!  Whatever the reason, Door County has it all–great dining, shopping, theater, events, festivals, nature, the beaches, golfing, and more.

At the Ephraim Guest House, we offer 1-,2-, and 3-bedroom condos to make your stay perfect.  Located in the heart of Ephraim, Wisconsin you can park your car and walk to the great attractions and beauty of Ephraim.  Hop in the car and we’re a quick trip to Fish Creek, Sister Bay or take a day trip to Washington Island.  Then come back to your condo and rest and relax either by the hot tub or in our tranquil gardens.

Call 1.800.589.8423 to reserve your vacation stay today.