Eagle Harbor Inn Location
Door County Inn and Resort
After a long drive full of anticipation, we’ll welcome you with a glass of iced lemonade and homemade bars in the Inn and help with plans for your stay. Ephraim’s beautiful white sandy beach awaits a block away, ready for you to frolic in the shallows – ask for our colorful beach chairs if you think you might just stay awhile!
Directions to Eagle Harbor Inn
- Door County
- From Milwaukee
- From Chicago
Ephraim Destinations We Love
Park your car for the weekend. Our neighborhood is filled with unique shops, galleries, and eateries – all within walking distance in our pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. Find a gift for someone special, purchase original works of art, or take a stroll to the waterfront on Ephraim’s new sidewalk. It’s all right outside your door.
Our Favorite Ephraim Attractions and Shops
The expanse of white sandy beach and shallow water makes this a great spot for families, with a wrap-around view of Eagle Bluff in Peninsula State Park forming the southern crescent, around to the view of our quintessential village on the hill. Walk down for the day and take your lunch break back at Eagle Harbor Inn. Remember to pack your towel!
Understated and beautiful Raku pottery is Brian’s specialty, in addition to organizing the Door County 1/2 Marathon. This shop, two doors down in a turn-of-the-century log cabin, offers utilitarian pieces as well as handsome artwork.
Stacy B. herself is the essence of fun, bringing us her whimsical selection of teen props, funky jewelry, summer decorative accessories and wall decor artfully arranged in her little white cottage.
Water Street Gallery
Then there is Fred B., Stacy’s husband, in the larger cottage next door, also a Door County native and an energetic, self-taught painter. Stop by the Gallery for an array of framed Door County art and nautical maps and great conversation.
South Shore Pier
South Shore Pier has been renting boats to visitors of Door County since 1946. Whether you want a pontoon for a group cruise or prefer to paddle by kayak, South Shore has a range of water-faring vessels. Their location provides easy access to Nicolet Beach, Horsehoe Island, Eagle Bluff, and Eagle Lighthouse.
Geoff and Ann hail from Florida bringing their original talent for creating unusual modern art, sculpture, and paintings. Imbued with warm tropical colors, their striking compositions bring life to every space.
Our Favorite Ephraim Dining Spots
The little sister of the Ellison Bay mainstay Wickman House, Trixie’s has quickly established itself as a must-dine option for Door County visitors. The menu leans heavily on ingredients sourced from growers who have a commitment to sustainability. They pair dishes with wine made with low intervention, traditional, sustainable, organic, and biodynamic methods, with special attention paid to women winemakers.
Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor
Originating in 1909, this old-fashioned ice cream parlor is a must-visit. Featuring home-brewed root beer and great ice cream from the classic soda fountain. Lunch and dinner are served on the outdoor patio with a view of Ephraim’s acclaimed sunsets.
Joel, a.k.a. Mr. Good Eggs, serve up a wonderful breakfast burrito with your choice of some gourmet ingredients that will keep you filled up all day. Surfboards provide outdoor seating with a water view.
Chef’s Hat Cafe
The food coming out of this quaint cottage in downtown Ephraim is traditional American with a twist. Expect quality, fresh ingredients and outdoor seating with views of the Bay.
Ephraim Coffee Lab
Ephraim Coffee Lab is home to Isely Coffee Roasters. A humble roasting space with coffee bar, featuring traditional espresso drinks pulled from an Italian, handcrafted, manual lever espresso machine.
Our guests love having Leroy’s three doors down for an early morning or late night bolt of great coffee and pastries. Indoor seating with games in this turn-of-the-century log cabin or popular outdoor seating where you can watch the world go by.
Prince of Pierogi Restaurant
Come and visit the only restaurant in Door County dedicated to pierogi – Poland’s most iconic comfort food. Enjoy a variety of sweet and savory flavors & more!
Other Things To See and Do in Door County
Door County Destinations We Love
Door County Dining
A trendy Baileys Harbor restaurant with a nice range of offerings from local organic burgers to gourmet fish dishes. Green Bay location is Aaron Rogers’ favorite!
Alexander’s of Door County is dedicated to providing a fabulous dining experience. Alexander’s is open for dinner and brunch. Come and experience authentic Door County fine dining!
The food at this waterfront restaurant rivals the brilliant sunsets that are the backdrop for dinner. The menu changes seasonally and often nightly, so feel free to visit more than once during your stay.
A lively, family-friendly hangout with quality burgers, pasta, salads, and a solid beer and wine list. Entertainment is included in the price of your meal — lawn games are always available and live music is often playing.
Bring the kids to this fun train-themed restaurant where food is delivered by train and the Chef Conductor calls out village stops along the way. Families will also enjoy the numerous backyard activities including live chickens and go-carts. Plus, the food is good too!
Door County Culture and The Arts
Anderson Dock, Ephraim
The building where Hardy Gallery is now was once a warehouse and dock for turn-of-the-19th-century steamships carrying summer guests and supplies. Now the building — which is on the National Historic Places Register — hosts three art exhibits per year. Visitors can’t miss its graffitied clapboard exterior. It is also a great fishing and sunset spot.
Svalhus, which translates to “cool house” in Norwegian, resided on Eagle Harbor Inn’s property before the Neddersens donated the structure to the Ephraim Historical Foundation. After it was donated, the building was relocated to a spot near Anderson Dock and it now serves as a community research library and a living example of Norwegian architecture. Five blocks north of Eagle Harbor Inn in the Historic District.
Door Community Auditorium
Home of unforgettable experiences, Door Community Auditorium is Door County’s year-round venue for an eclectic mix of performing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational activities. Upcoming performances include Mavis Staples, Lyle Lovett, and the Righteous Brothers.
Peninsula School of Art
Founded just after World War I by faculty from The Art Institute of Chicago who had begun spending summers in Door County to paint and teach, Peninsula School of Art has long nurtured artistic expression. The school offers year-round workshops, studios, events, and exhibitions for adults and children.
Clearing Folk School
Clear your mind by reconnecting with nature and one another at the “school of the soil” founded by landscape architect Jens Jensen. Year-round class offerings range from crafts, photography, science, humanities, natural sciences, and outdoor experiences.
Locals and visitors look forward to shows performed by the Peninsula Players at the “theatre in a garden.” The professional theater is the oldest summer resident theater in America.
Northern Sky Theater
Formerly known as the American Folklore theater, you’ll find heartwarming original musicals performed in an amphitheater under the stars in Peninsula State Park (though shows move indoors to Fish Creek in the fall).
Birch Creek Music Performance Center
This retrofitted barn serves as a professional mentoring environment for promising young musicians as well as a celebrated concert venue.
Experience chamber music like never before in a range of unique venues. The performances have included world premieres and feature world-class artists from places like Lyric Opera of Chicago and Aspen Music Festival.
Shakespeare’s plays come to life outdoors in the Garden of Bjorklunden’s 405-acre estate, made available by Lawrence University, a liberal arts college, and conservatory of music.
Fishstock Concert Series
Whether you’re in the mood for folk, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, flamenco, blues, reggae, or rock n’ roll, you’ll find a show for you at the Fishtock Concert Series. Each show is performed in a 100-year-old barn, and the atmosphere feels like a throwback to Woodstock in the best way.
Children and adults will be delighted by The Farm. As a living museum of rural America, it strives to represent the intersection of culture, history, agriculture, ecology, recreation, and education. Live baby animals are a big draw, and include goat kids, piglets,
Other Ephraim and Door County Activities
Ephraim Visitor Information
Featuring a calendar of events, Fyr Bal schedule, directions, and Ephraim history
The Spa At Sacred Grounds & Tree of Life Yoga Studio
Enjoy a massage or other spa treatment at this wonderful day spa facility located in north Ephraim. Their massages are a restorative component of many Eagle Harbor Inn packages.
Peninsula State Park
Peninsula State Park
One mile from our front door, features an 18-hole golf course, driving range, extensive biking and hiking trails, Nicolet Beach with rentals.
Peninsula Park Golf Course & Training Center
For spectacular scenic golf less than 1 mile from Eagle Harbor Inn.
State & County Parks
Maps or links to web pages for the 17 county parks and 5 state parks.
Maps, descriptions, and access information for Door County’s 9 lighthouses
Ephraim Yacht Club
Weekly lessons for ages 6-18
Board the large, comfortable catamaran sailboat and cruise the shores and bluffs of Ephraim and Peninsula State Park.
Welcomes visitors of all ages aboard Scuppers, a meticulously maintained, traditional mono-hull sailboat at South Shore Pier, Ephraim
Horse-drawn carriage rides in Ephraim or winter sleigh rides through an orchard. Reservations suggested.
Outdoor and paddling specialty store for hiking, biking, camping, and kayaking. Tours also. Cross country ski, boots and poles, and snowshoe rentals in winter.
Ephraim Gibraltar Airport
Small plane landing, fuel, and free bikes. Free shuttle service for Eagle Harbor Inn guests.
Door County Activities
Lori Somatics & Massage therapy
Lori invites you to visit her within her relaxing, tranquil and private space where you can enjoy your well-deserved healing experience.
Provides a listing and information on 11 golf courses in Door County.
Hands On Art Studio
A place to play for kids and adults to create their own art.
Private charters, scuba charters, charter fishing for salmon and lake trout, as well as lighthouse tours.
Washington Island Ferry
Schedule and rates for ferry and tours.
Nor Door Sports & Cyclery
Bicycle rentals and repair and cycling apparel in summer. Ski, snowshoe and tube rental for winter sports. Fish Creek
Door County Kayak Tours
Tour info, Kayak pictures, launching, landing, camping, inns, accommodations, destinations, tips, scenery, weather, driving directions and more.
Door County General
Door County Visitors Bureau
A variety of information about Door County.
Door County Advocate
Site for our local newspaper, classifieds, plus tourism information.
Door County Kennels
Offers boarding for dogs, cats and other small animals, nestled in the countryside of Egg Harbor
On our 14th consecutive year at Eagle Harbor Inn, we just saw a beautiful sunset in Ephraim.– Ron & Donna