Ephraim Shores is Best Beachfront Resort in Ephraim
Looking for something different to celebrate the nation’s birthday? How about a trip to Door County where you can enjoy a variety of fun family activities? The area is home to multiple events and activities you can enjoy over the long weekend (July 4th is on a Monday this year). Ephraim Shores Resort, the best beachfront resort in Ephraim, is the ideal home base for your family getaway.
Enjoy a small-town Independence Day celebration in the neighboring Bailey’s Harbor. The town celebrates the entire three-day weekend with family-friendly events, including a parade, live music, arts and crafts for sale, food vendors, horse and pony rides, trolley rides and, of course, fireworks. Watching fireworks over the water is something special and shouldn’t be missed. The Bailey’s Harbor Fire Department Breakfast at the local fire station on July 4th is another great tradition that you won’t want to miss.
In addition to Bailey’s Harbor’s fireworks displays, Sturgeon Bay, Gills Rock and Washington Island have their own displays on July 4th. If you don’t want to wait until July 4th to view fireworks, Egg Harbor hosts its own popular display on July 3 starting at 9:30 p.m.
Besides the holiday events, Door County is home to countless activities the entire family can enjoy together. Hike or bike in one of the county’s state parks, go for a boat ride, go zip lining, play mini golf, visit farm animals or take in a museum tour. Even better, everyone can sit and relax on Ephraim Shores’ waterfront or swim in the pool without worrying about staying on schedule.
With its mix of accommodations ranging from rooms with two queen-sized beds to two-bedroom suites with a full kitchen, Ephraim Shores has just what your family needs to make it a great condition. Right on Eagle Harbor, the resort’s amenities include a beach, sundeck, indoor pool and whirlpool, game room, exercise room, bicycles for guests to check out and free Wi-Fi.
Ephraim Shores stands out when it comes to Door County resorts. The resort’s well-trained staff is ready to welcome you to our clean, comfortable rooms and provide you with the relaxing vacation you deserve. A comfortable beachfront resort in Ephraim, Ephraim Shores is the ideal place to spend your vacation this summer. Visit our website today or call us at 877-854-2371 to make your reservations.
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Enjoy Activities and Amenities, Including Nearby State Parks in Door County
If you are looking for premier lodging in Door County, your search ends with Ephraim Shores Resort and Restaurant. Located on beautiful Eagle Harbor overlooking Door County’s most scenic village, this full-service destination has everything you need to unwind after a full day of partaking in everything Door County has to offer.
Amenities abound at Ephraim Shores. No need to neglect your workout just because you are on vacation. The resort’s exercise room boasts state-of-the-art fitness machines while the indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, great places to unwind after a long day, beckon regardless of the weather. If you prefer to take your workout outdoors, enjoy a run or walk in one of the most scenic locations in the state. The resort also makes bikes available for guests who want to tour the area on two wheels.
Ephraim Shores offers a variety of rooms at various price points for each budget. The North Wing Harbor, with spectacular views of Eagle Harbor, is rightfully one of the resort’s most popular rooms. But do not discount rooms in the South Wing, some of which offer dinettes and smaller sitting areas for families or groups, as well as second floor rooms overlooking the water featuring queen-size beds and private balconies to enjoy stunning Door County sunsets. In need of the space a suite offers? Choose from the 1- or 2-bedroom options that feature kitchens and plenty of room for extended family and guests. Other amenities include wireless Internet access, the Second Story Restaurant, laundry facilities and much more.
Of course, many visitors want to experience all the state parks in Door County and when you stay at Ephraim Shores you are never far away from the natural splendor the area has to offer. This Door County waterfront resort is close to Peninsula State Park, which features 8 miles of beautiful Door County shoreline. Open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., enjoy hiking, biking, boating, golf and swimming spring, summer and fall. In winter, enjoy cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling. Camping, nature programs, and sightseeing are offered year-round.
Ephraim Shores Resort and Restaurant offers the best lodging in Door County close to state parks in Door County. Book a room by calling 920-854-2371, 877-854-2371, or by email at [email protected].
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 [email protected].
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:
- Egg Harbor, Harbor View Park – July 3, 9:30
- Baileys Harbor, Downtown – July 4 & 5, Dusk
- Fish Creek, Clark Park – July 4, Dusk
- Gills Rock, Downtown – July 4, Dusk
- Sturgeon Bay, Sunset Park – July 4, Dusk
- Washington Island, Ball Park – July 4, Dusk
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 [email protected].
Winter Activities Draw Visitors to Use Ephraim Wisconsin Lodging
Outdoor 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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Arctic 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.
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.
A 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.
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/.
Pumpkin 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/.
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.
36th 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/.
Ephraim Shores Puts You In the Middle of Door County Activities
Late 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/.