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Door County Prepares to Close Out the Season In Festival Style

Posted on: October 8th, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

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

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

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

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

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/.

Ephraim Shores So Delicious. So Door County package

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by kiarolson No Comments

Experience the beauty of Door County this fall. Enjoy a two night stay at our waterfront family resort.

IMG_2118Enjoy the Ephraim Shores So Delicious. So Door County package. Ephraim Shores offers an indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, bikes, game room, and more. Free wireless internet. Enjoy walking distance to shops, restaurants and outdoor sports; plus relax and enjoy the spectacular view of the breathtaking sunsets Ephraim has to offer from our private sun deck.

Included with this package is a $25.00 Door County Gift Certificate, a $25.00 Second Story Restaurant Gift Certificate, Cherry Salsa with Chips, Two Winery Tour Tickets, and Two Exclusive Ephraim Shores coffee mugs. Valid: September 2-30, 2014

Price: $315 + tax

Excludes: Sept 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26&27, 2014

An Ephraim Waterfront Resort To Call Home

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

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/.

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

Posted on: June 27th, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

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

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

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/.

Ephraim Shores Gears Up For Opening Weekend

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by staff No Comments

Second Story Restaurant Now Under Family Management

Not your average Ephraim Motel

With the arrival of spring weather (finally), the Ephraim Shores staff is opening windows and washing off the residue from a long, hard winter. Every spring brings excitement, and this year even more so as we celebrate 45 years as one of Ephraim’s premier motels.

You’ll want to take advantage of two promotions in getting your Door County vacation season off to a good start.

Ephraim Shores - DCHM - Ephraim motel lodgingThe first involves opening weekend, May 2-3, 2014, and the Door County Half Marathon. Be one of the first 20 people to book rooms for the weekend and select the room of your choice for $80. That’s $10 off the regular rate.

If you’re planning to visit a little later in the month, be one of the first 45 reservations for anytime during the May 9-31 period (excluding the Memorial Day weekend) and receive a free Ephraim Shores coffee mug when you check in.

We’re happy to announce the Second Story Restaurant is now under Nelson family management along with the rest of the Ephraim Shores property. Stop in and check out the great food during your visits to Door County

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

It’s Ephraim Shores’ 45th Anniversary, and You Get the Gifts!

Posted on: March 31st, 2014 by staff 1 Comment

Resorts in Door County Prepare for Spring Events

Ephraim-SHores-45th-LogoEphraim Shores turns 45 years old this year as one of Door County’s premier resorts, and we’re celebrating with two great promotions for our early-season guests.

The first 20 people to book rooms for the big May 2-3, 2014, Door County Half Marathon weekend can select the room of their choice for $80. That’s $10 off the regular rate.

In addition, be one of the first 45 reservations for anytime during the May 9-31 period (excluding the Memorial Day weekend) and receive a free Ephraim Shores coffee mug when you check in.

Ephraim Shores - season of blossoms

Ephraim Shores and the rest of the resorts in Door County are looking forward to the Season of

Blossoms that runs April 12 through June 8. The Door County landscape awakens from its winter slumber to explode in color with a variety of blossoms.

This is a great time to visit Door County and take it its charms prior to the busy summer season. Use our online reservation system to book your room here.

We look forward to seeing you this spring … and yes, it is coming.

Book Early to Secure Lodging in Door County

Posted on: March 7th, 2014 by staff No Comments

Spring is Coming Eventually … Really, It Is

Ephraim ShoresDespite a stubborn Old Man Winter who doesn’t realize he’s overstayed his welcome, the color green will make a return appearance to Door County before you know it.

Savvy visitors know it’s a good idea to reserve their lodging in Door County before the snow melts to ensure access to prime accommodations. Your friends at Ephraim Shores are looking forward to a spectacular season, and we encourage you to make plans while rooms are available.

Door County lodging is in high demand the first week of May for the running of the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K, scheduled for May 4. Use our online reservation system to book your room at http://ephraimshores.com/.

We expect a full house for this fun weekend. Ephraim Shores offers one of the most convenient locations in all of Door County lodging to take in the races and enjoy the return of spring to Wisconsin.

Early spring is a great time to take in the sights, great food and relaxing vibe of Door County before the busy summer season. We hope to see you soon!

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