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Enjoy Your Summer Vacation at This Door County Waterfront Resort

Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant offers you the prime location for a summer getaway at a Door County waterfront resort. As we are edging closer to the end of summer, get out to experience the joys and views of historic Ephraim and greater Door County, Wisconsin.

Ephraim, Wisconsin has a lavish number of attractions, many of which won’t be around after Labor Day. The summer concert series Evenings in Ephraim comes to a conclusion on Monday, August 31st. Every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Harborside Park Gazebo Ephraim celebrates local music. Come out as the sun sets over Eagle Harbor and the humid day turns into a relaxing evening. Highlighting August performances are folk singer Katie Dahl, jazz and pop group the Sam Fazio Trio, Randi Fay & Limited Edition, and Tradecraft. Closing out the series will be the acoustic classic rock and vocal harmonies band, The Sidekicks.

The history of the city and surrounding area is a big part of the culture in Ephraim. The city was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by a Movarian religious community from Norway. The church and the cities founder played a big role in making the city what it is. Movarian Reverend Andreas Iverson not only founded the city, but also set the city up as a port for the Anderson brothers, a Norwegian shipping family. Today, the home of Reverend Iverson and the operations buildings of the Andersons are just a few of over 30 buildings preserved by the Ephraim Historical Foundation.

The Ephraim Historical Foundation has filled the summer with events and tours at their various museums. Alas, as the summer comes to a close so does the foundation’s daily events. While you still can, check out the foundation’s tram, trolley and walking tours of Ephraim and enjoy the unique sites this city has to offer. After Labor Day the Foundation remains open on weekends through mid-October.

Peninsula State Park and Eagle Harbor can occupy a whole weekend. Sand beaches throughout Ephraim give your hot days the relief they want. Kayaking through the harbor is also an option thanks to the Ephraim Kayak Center. Peninsula State Park offers scenery and experience for the ages. Hike the trails of the almost 4,000 acres of park and marvel at the views of the geology. The Park also hosts the Peninsula State Park Golf Course, 18 holes of Door County glory. It does not take long to see why this place attracts almost one-million visitors every year.

Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant is a hub for your summer excursions. A family-owned establishment since 1969, the resort has an indoor pool and whirlpool, wireless Internet access, an exercise room and a game room as well as the Second Story Restaurant, Ephraim Shores’ own addition to the unique dining options throughout Ephraim. The resort has ten variants of rooms and offers its visitors free bicycle rentals to explore the quaintness of Ephraim, the beachfront of Eagle Harbor and the trails of Peninsula State Park. All of these located just a short distance from Ephraim Shores.

Ephraim Shores is a Door County waterfront resort and a fun family getaway . Rooms fill up fast at this Ephraim hotel so be sure to book in advance. Get in touch with Ephraim Shores, and book a room by calling 920-854-2371, 877-854-2371, or by email at reservations@ephraimshores.com.

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Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant is a Summer Getaway Hot Spot

July is a month highlighted by the outdoors. Barbecues, fishing, fireworks, sailing, hiking and days at the beach all scream summer and all scream Door County. Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant should be the center of your summer getaway. Located in Ephraim, Wisconsin in northern Door County, Ephraim Shores has been the headquarters for family vacations for nearly 50 years. Make it your Ephraim hotel this summer.

The Door County season is in full swing now. The weather is perfect for spending your days out on Eagle Harbor or hiking through Peninsula State Park. Both attractions are a short distance from your Ephraim hotel, Ephraim Shores. There is more to experience. Ephraim Shores provides a quaint way to experience what Ephraim has to offer. Each guest of Ephraim Shores is provided with complimentary bicycle access for touring the surrounding town from Harborside Park, which features Evenings in Ephraim all summer long, to local favorite Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor.

This Ephraim hotel has ten room types with features such as a coffee maker, wet bar, cable television, kitchenettes and in-room whirlpools. Other amenities of the resort include private waterfront dock, laundry facilities, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, game room and swing set.

Independence Day Celebrations

With July comes Independence Day and plenty of celebrations that are just a short drive away. Door County is ready to celebrate. There will be fireworks up and down the peninsula. You can find celebrations and fireworks at the following locations:

Ephraim Shores is a fun family getaway as an Ephraim resort on the waterfront. Get in touch with Ephraim Shores, and book a room by calling 920-854-2371, 877-854-2371, or by email at reservations@ephraimshores.com.

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Winter Activities Draw Visitors to Use Ephraim Wisconsin Lodging

ephraim-wisconsin-lodging-esOutdoor activities always are among the most popular reasons to visit Door County. Whether it is the colors of fall, the serene beauty of winter, the blossoms of spring or the energy of summer, Ephraim, Wisconsin lodging is a destination regardless of the time of year.

Snowshoeing is a popular activity throughout Door County, and a number of parks offer guided snowshoe hikes or introductory classes. Most offer a limited selection of snowshoes to use, but you may want to rent some at a sporting goods store just to be on the safe side.

If you’ve never used snowshoes before, you might be surprised what a workout they are! The combination of using different muscles than your normal walking stride and the potential for wading through deep snow makes for an exhilarating adventure.

If skating is more your style, you’ll want to check out the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Skate on Saturday, February 14, at the Sister Bay Sports Complex.

Reserve your Choice Dates Now

With the Ephraim Shores reservation book now open for the 2015 season, this is your opportunity to book your Ephraim, Wisconsin, lodging at one of the premier motels in Door County, Wisconsin. Call us at (920) 854-2371 or access our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Opening day at Ephraim Shores is Friday, May 1, with room rates only $80 per night that weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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ephraim-shores-motels-in-door-countyArctic Blast Greets New Year Visitors to Door County

A surge of cold, Arctic air greeted visitors to Door County in early January as 2015 made its entrance. Despite temperatures that dipped to more 10 degrees below zero and wind chill factors approaching 40-below, local merchants welcomed residents and visitors alike with a warm smile.

Thanks to last year’s lengthy visit from the Polar Vortex, Door County residents are used to these temperatures and simply shrugged off the latest cold spell. In fact, the bright white of freshly fallen snow was a welcome change from the brown landscape that colored our warm Christmas season.

Take the opportunity to enjoy nature’s winter beauty by taking a drive to Door County this time of year. The traffic is light, and seeing your favorite landmarks bathed in ice and snow is a visual treat.

We enjoy all four seasons in Door County and invite you to experience them, too.

Online Reservations Now Open

The reservation book is open for the 2015 season at Ephraim Shores, one of the premier motels in Door County, Wisconsin. Call us at (920) 854-2371 or access our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Opening day at Ephraim Shores is Friday, May 1, with room rates only $80 per night that weekend.

Make sure to book your room at Ephraim Shores early for the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K runs, scheduled for Saturday, May 2. This is a very popular weekend in Door County, and we would be honored if you chose to stay with us.

Ephraim Shores offers one of the most convenient locations of any motel in Door County to take in the first big race of the season.

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Ephraim Shores Looks Forward to Being Your Door County Wisconsin Resort in 2015

The staff at Ephraim Shores and the Second Story Restaurant wants to thank you for making us your favorite Door County, Wisconsin, resort in 2014. The rapid onset of winter has us planning ahead already for next season, but not before we have some gifts for you this holiday season.

To get your holiday season started on the right foot, we will give away sweet gifts during Thanksgiving week to two of our lucky list members.

IMG_1646A gift basket will include two wine tour tickets, a $25 gift card for Ephraim Shores, White Christmas wine and wool mittens.

The second gift is a box of Seroogy’s caramels. If you’ve never tried Seroogy’s caramels, you’re in for a real treat. Made by hand in the family-run business’s De Pere, Wisconsin, store, Seroogy’s candies have been a holiday favorite in Northeastern Wisconsin for generations.
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Watch for an announcement when our online reservation system opens shortly after the holidays for the 2015 season. We’ll have updated room rates posted soon, and you will be able to book your Door County resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/. This also is a perfect time to buy an Ephraim Shores gift certificate for a holiday gift.

Opening day for Ephraim Shores will be Friday, May 1, 2015, just in time for the Door County Half Marathon weekend.

Sign Up Now for the Door County Half Marathon

Registration for the 2015 Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K is already open. Since the event fills up months ahead of time, you’ll want to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

The 2015 Door County Half Marathon will take place Saturday, May 2, on a certified road course in nearby Peninsula State Park. To sign up for the race, go to http://doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/.

Ephraim Shores Is Your Ephraim Motel Home for a Busy October

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October in Door County features some of the most popular festivals of the entire year, and Ephraim Shores is ready to serve as your Ephraim motel of choice as the busy season comes to a close.

Pack a sweatshirt and visit us again for these family-friendly events. Book your Ephraim motel accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

eggh_pumpkin_patcPumpkin Patch Festival – Egg Harbor

This annual favorite takes place the weekend of October 11-12 in downtown Egg Harbor. Businesses throughout the village decorate for the festival, and live music in the park makes a perfect complement to the great food and drinks available there. Click here for more info.

Apple Season Festival – Sister Bay

Seaquist Orchards Farm Market will host this event from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. Enjoy apple launching, pumpkin painting, indoor and outdoor mazes, live music, food and make-your-own caramel apples.

17th Annual Amish Quilt Show – Jacksonport

Original hand-made Amish quilts will be available for viewing and purchase at Mr. G’s Hall from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 11-12. Many other items, including wall hanging, pillows, table runners, place mats and more also will be on display.

41st Annual Townline Art Fair – Ephraim

View works from more than 80 professional artists from throughout the Midwest at Fine Line Designs Gallery and Sculpture in north Ephraim. The event runs 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 11; and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, October 12.

69th Annual Sister Bay Fall Festival – Sister Bay

Considered the granddaddy of all Door County festivals, this grand celebration takes place October 17 and 18. Get there early for the parade on Saturday and the amazing 10,000 ping pong ball drop on Sunday. In between, there is plenty of food, activities and music to enjoy.

Jack O’Lantern Days Jamboree – Fish Creek

This festival features trick or treating, a Haunting Halloween Parade, Ghost Tour trolley rides and costume parties the weekend of October 24-27.

Door County Fall 50 Distance Run

Individuals and teams take part in this annual endurance test from the northern tip of Door County to Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, October 25. Visit http://www.fall50.com/ for more information.

Sign Up Early for Next Spring’s Door County Half Marathon

Believe it or not, you already need to make plans for next spring if running is your thing. Registration for the 2015 Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K opened on Wednesday, October 1.

The event fills up months ahead of time, so you’ll want to sign up early to reserve your spot for a race that has been called one of the best in the Midwest by national writers.

The Door County Half Marathon will take place Saturday, May 2 on a certified road course in nearby Peninsula State Park. Watch for an announcement when our online reservation system opens shortly after the holidays for the 2015 season.

To sign up for the race, go to http://doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/.

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Make Ephraim Shores Your Ephraim Hotel and Restaurant Headquarters

While Labor Day weekend may be in our rearview mirror, plenty of great weather and amazing Door County activities remain for visitors to Ephraim Shores, your Ephraim hotel and restaurant for fall fun.

Book your Ephraim hotel accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Tour Historical Iverson House and Moravian Church – Ephraim

Learn more about Ephraim’s past each Thursday in September with tours of historical Iverson House and Ephraim Moravian Church from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Hear captivating insights into the establishment of the village with detailed looks at two of Ephraim’s oldest buildings, just a short walk from Ephraim Shores. Call 920-854-9688 for more information.

12th Annual Corn Fest – Carlsville

Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy hosts this popular event on Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for Sunshine House Inc., a nonprofit agency serving adults of all abilities in a vocational setting. Walk the corn maze, enjoy great food and live music, and take in the Antique Road Show – Door County style. Call 920-743-7943, ext. 204 for more information. To learn more about Sunshine House, go to www.sunshinehouseinc.org.

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Cycling enthusiasts will pass through the Ephraim area on the 100-mile Century loop of the Door County Century Bike Ride this Sunday, September 7. The ride begins and ends at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay, and features routes of 28, 50, 70 and 100 miles. For information and registration, go to http://www.doorcountycentury.com.

Peninsula Century Ride – Sister Bay

If you’re looking for a ride option that begins and ends a little closer to Ephraim Shores, you’ll want to participate in the Peninsula Century Ride. Beginning at Waterfront Park in nearby Sister Bay, you’ll see Northern Door County on routes of 25, 50, 62 (100K) and 100 miles. The post-ride party features food from local restaurants, beer from Door County Brewery and live music. Call 920-421-1518 or go to www.pinsulacentury.com for more information.

25th Annual Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction

This citywide celebration September 20-22 features an arts and crafts show, car show, food, entertainment and children’s activities. You’ll want to stick around for the auction of street art at the conclusion of the festival, followed by the Harvest Moon Celebration with dancing and music on the street under the big top. For more information, call 800-301-6695 or go to http://www.sturgeonbay.net/experience/events/harvest-festival.

PumpKinmania Festival – Sturgeon Bay

This new event will take place Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay. This family-friendly event will draw competitive pumpkin growers with pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 pounds vying for cash prizes. Enjoy live music, sample food from local restaurants and a wide range of kids’ games. Call 920-743-5555 for more information.

10th Annual Orchard Country’s Fall Harvest Celebration – Fish Creek

Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market will host this event on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy live music, free winery tours and tastings, pick your own apples, craft booths and children’s activities. Call 866-946-3263 or go to www.orchardcountry.com for more information.

Inside/Outside Sale – Fish Creek

The weekend of September 27-28 will be a great weekend for shopping in Fish Creek with great bargains all over town. Enjoy the fall decorations and other festivities throughout the village. For more information, call 800-577-1880 or visit http://www.visitfishcreek.com.

Book your Ephraim hotel accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

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Ephraim Shores Puts You In the Middle of Door County Activities

ES-august-2014Late August offers a variety of activities within a short drive of Ephraim Shores for guests of our Door County waterfront resort.

Book your Door County waterfront resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Peninsula Music Festival – Fish Creek

Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek hosts a series of concerts that concludes Thursday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 23). Go to http://www.musicfestival.com/newsite for the festival schedule and ticket information.

Monday Evenings in Ephraim

It’s walking distance from our Door County waterfront resort to Harborside Park in Ephraim for celebrations of local music, shopping and dining from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eagle Harbor (rain location Ephraim Village Hall).

Visit www.ephraim-doorcounty.com or call 920-854-4989 for more information.

Wilderness Days – Ellison Bay

Newport State Park hosts a day of hikes and programs to celebrate Wisconsin’s only formally designated wilderness state park on August 31. Call 920-854-2500 for more information.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

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Let Ephraim Shores Be Your Host for Door County’s Top Activities

cherries - Ephraim waterfront resort - Ephraim ShoresEphraim Shores guests will enjoy convenient access to some of Door County’s biggest events this month, highlighted by the Door County Triathlon and a wide range of entertaining festivals.

Door County offers something for virtually every interest during the summer, and the July calendar is packed with fun. We offer an ideal location as an Ephraim waterfront resort to make your visit memorable.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

 

Cherry Season Festival – Sister Bay

Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay hosts this fun event on Saturday, July 26. Make your own cheery pie, participate or watch the fun at the pie-eating competition, and enjoy children’s games, pie-baking competition, live music and more great food.

Go to http://www.seaquistorchards.com for more information.

 

Summer Cherry Harvest Fest – Fish Creek

Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host this family-friendly event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Featuring live music from The Johnson Project, visitors can enjoy free tours, wine and beer tasting, along with artisan booths, food and baked goods.

Your family will enjoy picking cherries, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, a jumping castle, cherry pit spitting competition and pie-eating contests. Go to www.orchardcountry.com for more information.

 

Door County Antique Show and Sale – Fish Creek

Sponsored by the Sister Bay Lions Club to benefit the Leader Dog for the Blind Program, the show features 35 professional dealers along with onsite crystal and china repair. The show will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24-26 at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek.

Go to http://www.visitfishcreek.com for more information.

 

So Delicious So Door County

Make plans to enjoy the culinary delights of Door County Sept. 6 through Oct. 26. Join us in celebrating the bounty of Door County, along with art, music, attractions and great accommodations such as Ephraim Shores, your Ephraim waterfront resort.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Prize Drawings Include a Free Night’s Stay at our Waterfront Ephraim Resort

Ephraim-SHores-45th-LogoHelp Ephraim Shores celebrate its 45th anniversary as a leading Ephraim resort by joining in the festivities over the Fourth of July weekend.

Sign up for prize drawings in the Ephraim Shores office that will take place Saturday, July 5, 2014. Enjoy a piece of cake for good luck as we give away some great prizes including:

  • Grand prize – 1 night stay at Ephraim Shores in 2015
  • Skyway Drive-in Theater tickets
  • Wilson’s ice cream cones
  • Free kayak rental
  • Ephraim Shores t-shirts
  • And more!

Ephraim Shores Welcomes Door County Folk Festival

The fun never stops in Door County, Wisconsin, during the summer, and July is no exception with one of the season’s most popular events for Ephraim Shores’ visitors.

The 35th annual Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) gives you a reason to extend your stay at your favorite Ephraim resort beyond the Fourth of July weekend.

This five-day music party begins Wednesday, July 9, and concludes Sunday, July 13. The festival features some of the top dance leaders, teachers and callers in North America, as well as musicians and orchestras that make Ephraim resorts the place to be.

Participate or just enjoy watching the fun as Ephraim, Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay play host to dancing, singing and playing into the warm Door County nights.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Book Your Ephraim Hotel Room for Early Summer Events

Ephraim Shores - lilac - Ephraim hotelThe tourism season is off and running in Door County, and Ephraim Shores is ready to be the Ephraim hotel of choice for your visit.

The weather forecast finally is showing signs of heating up as the Memorial Day weekend approaches, and we have our beach ready for the warm temperatures sure to come.

Be one of the first 45 reservations for anytime through the end of May (excluding the Memorial Day weekend) and receive a free Ephraim Shores coffee mug when you check in.

When you arrive, make sure to visit the Second Story Restaurant. In addition to being your hosts at the premier hotel in Ephraim, the Nelson family welcomes you to experience quality dining on property under their management.

Early Summer Ephraim Events

Book your Ephraim hotel room at Ephraim Shores for two popular events schedule taking place in the next few weeks. The Season oEphraim Shores - fyr bal - Ephraim hotelf Blossoms runs through June 8 as the beautiful foliage of Door County comes to life, and the 50th annual Fyr Bal Festival promises to be a blast on Saturday, June 21.

The Fyr Bal (pronounced ‘fear ball’) re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating Midsummer’s Eve. Check out the event schedule here: http://www.ephraim-doorcounty.com/events/fyrbal.htm.

May is a great time to book your Ephraim hotel room prior to the busy summer season. Use our online reservation system to book your room at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Amenities

Indoor Swimming Pool

Make the most of your stay with our beautiful indoor swimming pool and hot tub. A great place to unwind after a long day of Door County activities.

Exercise Room

Want to get in you rdaily fitness routne? Have a few minnutes to yourself and use one of our fitness machines to help get you in the zone.

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Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant Is Centrally Located in Historic Ephraim

Enjoy Your Summer Vacation at This Door County Waterfront Resort

Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant offers you the prime location for a summer getaway at a Door County waterfront resort. As we are edging closer to the end of summer, get out to experience the joys and views of historic Ephraim and greater Door County, Wisconsin.

Ephraim, Wisconsin has a lavish number of attractions, many of which won’t be around after Labor Day. The summer concert series Evenings in Ephraim comes to a conclusion on Monday, August 31st. Every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00PM at the Harborside Park Gazebo Ephraim celebrates local music. Come out as the sun sets over Eagle Harbor and the humid day turns into a relaxing evening. Highlighting August performances are folk singer Katie Dahl, jazz and pop group the Sam Fazio Trio, Randi Fay & Limited Edition, and Tradecraft. Closing out the series will be the acoustic classic rock and vocal harmonies band, The Sidekicks.

The history of the city and surrounding area is a big part of the culture in Ephraim. The city was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by a Movarian religious community from Norway. The church and the cities founder played a big role in making the city what it is. Movarian Reverend Andreas Iverson not only founded the city, but also set the city up as a port for the Anderson brothers, a Norwegian shipping family. Today, the home of Reverend Iverson and the operations buildings of the Andersons are just a few of over 30 buildings preserved by the Ephraim Historical Foundation.

The Ephraim Historical Foundation has filled the summer with events and tours at their various museums. Alas, as the summer comes to a close so does the foundation’s daily events. While you still can, check out the foundation’s tram, trolley and walking tours of Ephraim and enjoy the unique sites this city has to offer. After Labor Day the Foundation remains open on weekends through mid-October.

Peninsula State Park and Eagle Harbor can occupy a whole weekend. Sand beaches throughout Ephraim give your hot days the relief they want. Kayaking through the harbor is also an option thanks to the Ephraim Kayak Center. Peninsula State Park offers scenery and experience for the ages. Hike the trails of the almost 4,000 acres of park and marvel at the views of the geology. The Park also hosts the Peninsula State Park Golf Course, 18 holes of Door County glory. It does not take long to see why this place attracts almost one-million visitors every year.

Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant is a hub for your summer excursions. A family-owned establishment since 1969, the resort has an indoor pool and whirlpool, wireless Internet access, an exercise room and a game room as well as the Second Story Restaurant, Ephraim Shores’ own addition to the unique dining options throughout Ephraim. The resort has ten variants of rooms and offers its visitors free bicycle rentals to explore the quaintness of Ephraim, the beachfront of Eagle Harbor and the trails of Peninsula State Park. All of these located just a short distance from Ephraim Shores.

Ephraim Shores is a Door County waterfront resort and a fun family getaway . Rooms fill up fast at this Ephraim hotel so be sure to book in advance. Get in touch with Ephraim Shores, and book a room by calling 920-854-2371, 877-854-2371, or by email at reservations@ephraimshores.com.

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Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant is a Summer Getaway Hot Spot

July is a month highlighted by the outdoors. Barbecues, fishing, fireworks, sailing, hiking and days at the beach all scream summer and all scream Door County. Ephraim Shores Resort & Restaurant should be the center of your summer getaway. Located in Ephraim, Wisconsin in northern Door County, Ephraim Shores has been the headquarters for family vacations for nearly 50 years. Make it your Ephraim hotel this summer.

The Door County season is in full swing now. The weather is perfect for spending your days out on Eagle Harbor or hiking through Peninsula State Park. Both attractions are a short distance from your Ephraim hotel, Ephraim Shores. There is more to experience. Ephraim Shores provides a quaint way to experience what Ephraim has to offer. Each guest of Ephraim Shores is provided with complimentary bicycle access for touring the surrounding town from Harborside Park, which features Evenings in Ephraim all summer long, to local favorite Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor.

This Ephraim hotel has ten room types with features such as a coffee maker, wet bar, cable television, kitchenettes and in-room whirlpools. Other amenities of the resort include private waterfront dock, laundry facilities, indoor swimming pool, exercise room, game room and swing set.

Independence Day Celebrations

With July comes Independence Day and plenty of celebrations that are just a short drive away. Door County is ready to celebrate. There will be fireworks up and down the peninsula. You can find celebrations and fireworks at the following locations:

Ephraim Shores is a fun family getaway as an Ephraim resort on the waterfront. Get in touch with Ephraim Shores, and book a room by calling 920-854-2371, 877-854-2371, or by email at reservations@ephraimshores.com.

Bring Your Skates and Snowshoes to Ephraim Wisconsin

Winter Activities Draw Visitors to Use Ephraim Wisconsin Lodging

ephraim-wisconsin-lodging-esOutdoor activities always are among the most popular reasons to visit Door County. Whether it is the colors of fall, the serene beauty of winter, the blossoms of spring or the energy of summer, Ephraim, Wisconsin lodging is a destination regardless of the time of year.

Snowshoeing is a popular activity throughout Door County, and a number of parks offer guided snowshoe hikes or introductory classes. Most offer a limited selection of snowshoes to use, but you may want to rent some at a sporting goods store just to be on the safe side.

If you’ve never used snowshoes before, you might be surprised what a workout they are! The combination of using different muscles than your normal walking stride and the potential for wading through deep snow makes for an exhilarating adventure.

If skating is more your style, you’ll want to check out the Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Skate on Saturday, February 14, at the Sister Bay Sports Complex.

Reserve your Choice Dates Now

With the Ephraim Shores reservation book now open for the 2015 season, this is your opportunity to book your Ephraim, Wisconsin, lodging at one of the premier motels in Door County, Wisconsin. Call us at (920) 854-2371 or access our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Opening day at Ephraim Shores is Friday, May 1, with room rates only $80 per night that weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Motels in Door County Endure Frigid, But Beautiful Start to 2015

ephraim-shores-motels-in-door-countyArctic Blast Greets New Year Visitors to Door County

A surge of cold, Arctic air greeted visitors to Door County in early January as 2015 made its entrance. Despite temperatures that dipped to more 10 degrees below zero and wind chill factors approaching 40-below, local merchants welcomed residents and visitors alike with a warm smile.

Thanks to last year’s lengthy visit from the Polar Vortex, Door County residents are used to these temperatures and simply shrugged off the latest cold spell. In fact, the bright white of freshly fallen snow was a welcome change from the brown landscape that colored our warm Christmas season.

Take the opportunity to enjoy nature’s winter beauty by taking a drive to Door County this time of year. The traffic is light, and seeing your favorite landmarks bathed in ice and snow is a visual treat.

We enjoy all four seasons in Door County and invite you to experience them, too.

Online Reservations Now Open

The reservation book is open for the 2015 season at Ephraim Shores, one of the premier motels in Door County, Wisconsin. Call us at (920) 854-2371 or access our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Opening day at Ephraim Shores is Friday, May 1, with room rates only $80 per night that weekend.

Make sure to book your room at Ephraim Shores early for the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K runs, scheduled for Saturday, May 2. This is a very popular weekend in Door County, and we would be honored if you chose to stay with us.

Ephraim Shores offers one of the most convenient locations of any motel in Door County to take in the first big race of the season.

Thank You From Our Family to Yours For a Great Season

Ephraim Shores Looks Forward to Being Your Door County Wisconsin Resort in 2015

The staff at Ephraim Shores and the Second Story Restaurant wants to thank you for making us your favorite Door County, Wisconsin, resort in 2014. The rapid onset of winter has us planning ahead already for next season, but not before we have some gifts for you this holiday season.

To get your holiday season started on the right foot, we will give away sweet gifts during Thanksgiving week to two of our lucky list members.

IMG_1646A gift basket will include two wine tour tickets, a $25 gift card for Ephraim Shores, White Christmas wine and wool mittens.

The second gift is a box of Seroogy’s caramels. If you’ve never tried Seroogy’s caramels, you’re in for a real treat. Made by hand in the family-run business’s De Pere, Wisconsin, store, Seroogy’s candies have been a holiday favorite in Northeastern Wisconsin for generations.
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Watch for an announcement when our online reservation system opens shortly after the holidays for the 2015 season. We’ll have updated room rates posted soon, and you will be able to book your Door County resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/. This also is a perfect time to buy an Ephraim Shores gift certificate for a holiday gift.

Opening day for Ephraim Shores will be Friday, May 1, 2015, just in time for the Door County Half Marathon weekend.

Sign Up Now for the Door County Half Marathon

Registration for the 2015 Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K is already open. Since the event fills up months ahead of time, you’ll want to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

The 2015 Door County Half Marathon will take place Saturday, May 2, on a certified road course in nearby Peninsula State Park. To sign up for the race, go to http://doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/.

Door County Prepares to Close Out the Season In Festival Style

Ephraim Shores Is Your Ephraim Motel Home for a Busy October

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October in Door County features some of the most popular festivals of the entire year, and Ephraim Shores is ready to serve as your Ephraim motel of choice as the busy season comes to a close.

Pack a sweatshirt and visit us again for these family-friendly events. Book your Ephraim motel accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

eggh_pumpkin_patcPumpkin Patch Festival – Egg Harbor

This annual favorite takes place the weekend of October 11-12 in downtown Egg Harbor. Businesses throughout the village decorate for the festival, and live music in the park makes a perfect complement to the great food and drinks available there. Click here for more info.

Apple Season Festival – Sister Bay

Seaquist Orchards Farm Market will host this event from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11. Enjoy apple launching, pumpkin painting, indoor and outdoor mazes, live music, food and make-your-own caramel apples.

17th Annual Amish Quilt Show – Jacksonport

Original hand-made Amish quilts will be available for viewing and purchase at Mr. G’s Hall from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 11-12. Many other items, including wall hanging, pillows, table runners, place mats and more also will be on display.

41st Annual Townline Art Fair – Ephraim

View works from more than 80 professional artists from throughout the Midwest at Fine Line Designs Gallery and Sculpture in north Ephraim. The event runs 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, October 11; and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, October 12.

69th Annual Sister Bay Fall Festival – Sister Bay

Considered the granddaddy of all Door County festivals, this grand celebration takes place October 17 and 18. Get there early for the parade on Saturday and the amazing 10,000 ping pong ball drop on Sunday. In between, there is plenty of food, activities and music to enjoy.

Jack O’Lantern Days Jamboree – Fish Creek

This festival features trick or treating, a Haunting Halloween Parade, Ghost Tour trolley rides and costume parties the weekend of October 24-27.

Door County Fall 50 Distance Run

Individuals and teams take part in this annual endurance test from the northern tip of Door County to Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, October 25. Visit http://www.fall50.com/ for more information.

Sign Up Early for Next Spring’s Door County Half Marathon

Believe it or not, you already need to make plans for next spring if running is your thing. Registration for the 2015 Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K opened on Wednesday, October 1.

The event fills up months ahead of time, so you’ll want to sign up early to reserve your spot for a race that has been called one of the best in the Midwest by national writers.

The Door County Half Marathon will take place Saturday, May 2 on a certified road course in nearby Peninsula State Park. Watch for an announcement when our online reservation system opens shortly after the holidays for the 2015 season.

To sign up for the race, go to http://doorcountyhalfmarathon.com/.

September Is Festival and Bike Ride Month in Door County

Make Ephraim Shores Your Ephraim Hotel and Restaurant Headquarters

While Labor Day weekend may be in our rearview mirror, plenty of great weather and amazing Door County activities remain for visitors to Ephraim Shores, your Ephraim hotel and restaurant for fall fun.

Book your Ephraim hotel accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Tour Historical Iverson House and Moravian Church – Ephraim

Learn more about Ephraim’s past each Thursday in September with tours of historical Iverson House and Ephraim Moravian Church from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Hear captivating insights into the establishment of the village with detailed looks at two of Ephraim’s oldest buildings, just a short walk from Ephraim Shores. Call 920-854-9688 for more information.

12th Annual Corn Fest – Carlsville

Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy hosts this popular event on Saturday, September 6, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for Sunshine House Inc., a nonprofit agency serving adults of all abilities in a vocational setting. Walk the corn maze, enjoy great food and live music, and take in the Antique Road Show – Door County style. Call 920-743-7943, ext. 204 for more information. To learn more about Sunshine House, go to www.sunshinehouseinc.org.

ES-sept-201436th Annual Door County Century Bike Ride – Sturgeon Bay

Cycling enthusiasts will pass through the Ephraim area on the 100-mile Century loop of the Door County Century Bike Ride this Sunday, September 7. The ride begins and ends at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay, and features routes of 28, 50, 70 and 100 miles. For information and registration, go to http://www.doorcountycentury.com.

Peninsula Century Ride – Sister Bay

If you’re looking for a ride option that begins and ends a little closer to Ephraim Shores, you’ll want to participate in the Peninsula Century Ride. Beginning at Waterfront Park in nearby Sister Bay, you’ll see Northern Door County on routes of 25, 50, 62 (100K) and 100 miles. The post-ride party features food from local restaurants, beer from Door County Brewery and live music. Call 920-421-1518 or go to www.pinsulacentury.com for more information.

25th Annual Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction

This citywide celebration September 20-22 features an arts and crafts show, car show, food, entertainment and children’s activities. You’ll want to stick around for the auction of street art at the conclusion of the festival, followed by the Harvest Moon Celebration with dancing and music on the street under the big top. For more information, call 800-301-6695 or go to http://www.sturgeonbay.net/experience/events/harvest-festival.

PumpKinmania Festival – Sturgeon Bay

This new event will take place Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay. This family-friendly event will draw competitive pumpkin growers with pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 pounds vying for cash prizes. Enjoy live music, sample food from local restaurants and a wide range of kids’ games. Call 920-743-5555 for more information.

10th Annual Orchard Country’s Fall Harvest Celebration – Fish Creek

Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery and Market will host this event on Saturday, September 27, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Enjoy live music, free winery tours and tastings, pick your own apples, craft booths and children’s activities. Call 866-946-3263 or go to www.orchardcountry.com for more information.

Inside/Outside Sale – Fish Creek

The weekend of September 27-28 will be a great weekend for shopping in Fish Creek with great bargains all over town. Enjoy the fall decorations and other festivities throughout the village. For more information, call 800-577-1880 or visit http://www.visitfishcreek.com.

Book your Ephraim hotel accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Enjoy Late Summer Fun At Our Door County Waterfront Resort

Ephraim Shores Puts You In the Middle of Door County Activities

ES-august-2014Late August offers a variety of activities within a short drive of Ephraim Shores for guests of our Door County waterfront resort.

Book your Door County waterfront resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Peninsula Music Festival – Fish Creek

Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek hosts a series of concerts that concludes Thursday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 23). Go to http://www.musicfestival.com/newsite for the festival schedule and ticket information.

Monday Evenings in Ephraim

It’s walking distance from our Door County waterfront resort to Harborside Park in Ephraim for celebrations of local music, shopping and dining from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eagle Harbor (rain location Ephraim Village Hall).

Visit www.ephraim-doorcounty.com or call 920-854-4989 for more information.

Wilderness Days – Ellison Bay

Newport State Park hosts a day of hikes and programs to celebrate Wisconsin’s only formally designated wilderness state park on August 31. Call 920-854-2500 for more information.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

An Ephraim Waterfront Resort To Call Home

Let Ephraim Shores Be Your Host for Door County’s Top Activities

cherries - Ephraim waterfront resort - Ephraim ShoresEphraim Shores guests will enjoy convenient access to some of Door County’s biggest events this month, highlighted by the Door County Triathlon and a wide range of entertaining festivals.

Door County offers something for virtually every interest during the summer, and the July calendar is packed with fun. We offer an ideal location as an Ephraim waterfront resort to make your visit memorable.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

 

Cherry Season Festival – Sister Bay

Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay hosts this fun event on Saturday, July 26. Make your own cheery pie, participate or watch the fun at the pie-eating competition, and enjoy children’s games, pie-baking competition, live music and more great food.

Go to http://www.seaquistorchards.com for more information.

 

Summer Cherry Harvest Fest – Fish Creek

Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host this family-friendly event from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Featuring live music from The Johnson Project, visitors can enjoy free tours, wine and beer tasting, along with artisan booths, food and baked goods.

Your family will enjoy picking cherries, horse-drawn wagon rides, face painting, a jumping castle, cherry pit spitting competition and pie-eating contests. Go to www.orchardcountry.com for more information.

 

Door County Antique Show and Sale – Fish Creek

Sponsored by the Sister Bay Lions Club to benefit the Leader Dog for the Blind Program, the show features 35 professional dealers along with onsite crystal and china repair. The show will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24-26 at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek.

Go to http://www.visitfishcreek.com for more information.

 

So Delicious So Door County

Make plans to enjoy the culinary delights of Door County Sept. 6 through Oct. 26. Join us in celebrating the bounty of Door County, along with art, music, attractions and great accommodations such as Ephraim Shores, your Ephraim waterfront resort.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Ephraim Shores to Celebrate Its 45-Year Anniversary Over July 4th Weekend

Prize Drawings Include a Free Night’s Stay at our Waterfront Ephraim Resort

Ephraim-SHores-45th-LogoHelp Ephraim Shores celebrate its 45th anniversary as a leading Ephraim resort by joining in the festivities over the Fourth of July weekend.

Sign up for prize drawings in the Ephraim Shores office that will take place Saturday, July 5, 2014. Enjoy a piece of cake for good luck as we give away some great prizes including:

  • Grand prize – 1 night stay at Ephraim Shores in 2015
  • Skyway Drive-in Theater tickets
  • Wilson’s ice cream cones
  • Free kayak rental
  • Ephraim Shores t-shirts
  • And more!

Ephraim Shores Welcomes Door County Folk Festival

The fun never stops in Door County, Wisconsin, during the summer, and July is no exception with one of the season’s most popular events for Ephraim Shores’ visitors.

The 35th annual Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) gives you a reason to extend your stay at your favorite Ephraim resort beyond the Fourth of July weekend.

This five-day music party begins Wednesday, July 9, and concludes Sunday, July 13. The festival features some of the top dance leaders, teachers and callers in North America, as well as musicians and orchestras that make Ephraim resorts the place to be.

Participate or just enjoy watching the fun as Ephraim, Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay play host to dancing, singing and playing into the warm Door County nights.

Book your Ephraim resort accommodations at Ephraim Shores using our online reservation system at http://ephraimshores.com/.

Ephraim Shores Ready To Welcome Summer Visitors

Book Your Ephraim Hotel Room for Early Summer Events

Ephraim Shores - lilac - Ephraim hotelThe tourism season is off and running in Door County, and Ephraim Shores is ready to be the Ephraim hotel of choice for your visit.

The weather forecast finally is showing signs of heating up as the Memorial Day weekend approaches, and we have our beach ready for the warm temperatures sure to come.

Be one of the first 45 reservations for anytime through the end of May (excluding the Memorial Day weekend) and receive a free Ephraim Shores coffee mug when you check in.

When you arrive, make sure to visit the Second Story Restaurant. In addition to being your hosts at the premier hotel in Ephraim, the Nelson family welcomes you to experience quality dining on property under their management.

Early Summer Ephraim Events

Book your Ephraim hotel room at Ephraim Shores for two popular events schedule taking place in the next few weeks. The Season oEphraim Shores - fyr bal - Ephraim hotelf Blossoms runs through June 8 as the beautiful foliage of Door County comes to life, and the 50th annual Fyr Bal Festival promises to be a blast on Saturday, June 21.

The Fyr Bal (pronounced ‘fear ball’) re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating Midsummer’s Eve. Check out the event schedule here: http://www.ephraim-doorcounty.com/events/fyrbal.htm.

May is a great time to book your Ephraim hotel room prior to the busy summer season. Use our online reservation system to book your room at http://ephraimshores.com/.