Ephraim Shores Resort celebrates 50 years this summer

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It seems like only yesterday we opened our doors for our first season in downtown Ephraim as Ephraim Shores Motel & Restaurant. Our goal was to be one of the premiere Door County family resorts that would provide guests with a lifetime of memories.

While the building has undergone a lot of cosmetic changes since those first days, one thing that has stayed the same is our commitment to making sure all of our guests enjoy themselves. We have watched families come up to Door County year after year and have seen children grow up and bring their kids back up to continue the tradition.

So in honor of our 50 wonderful years, we thought we would share some of the kind words our guests have shared with us.

Words from our guests

To our Ephraim Shores Resort family,

We want to thank you for the warm hospitality, friendship and joy you have given our family for more than thirty years! We have watched our parents, children and now grandchildren embrace Ephraim Shores as a home away from home. Whether it’s our extended family vacation or a short stay for a Packer game, or just when we need to get away and go to a place that makes us relaxed, happy and wonderfully cared for. Your facilities provide great indoor and outdoor fun. And, most importantly, we feel the kindness you have shown to four generations of our family. May our friendship continue for many decades to come!

Happy Anniversary Ephraim Shores and we’ll see you soon!
Richard and Mary Lynn

This October 2019 will make the 31st continuous year we have come to stay at Ephraim Shores Resort. The staff has always been so accommodating to our families. We love having rooms together, the view of the water and the large front lawn and pool for the kids! The waterfront pier is delightful for sipping wine and watching the sunset! And the evening walk to Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor takes a mere 2 minutes!

Thank you, Ephraim Shores Resort, for all you have done for our families. You have helped make a beautiful family tradition of 31 years!

In appreciation,

I always say that in my imagination Door County is forever summer, the way we enjoy it, just waiting for our return. The beautiful gardens at Ephraim Shores always blooming. Each year when it is time to hug our friends goodbye and head home, I truly leave a piece of my heart at Ephraim Shores in my beloved Door County…..and start planning our next visit.


We want to thank all of our friends, family and guests for making our first 50 years magical for all of us at Ephraim Shores. With so many Door County family resorts to choose from, we are glad you have all been a part of our journey!

About Ephraim Shores Resort

Located in downtown Ephraim, with a private sundeck overlooking Eagle Harbor, Ephraim Shores Resort is the family-friendly resort for groups of all sizes. From our many room types to our beautiful waterfront location, Ephraim Shores has everything your family needs for the perfect vacation. Some of our amenities include an indoor pool and hot tub, and bikes for our guests to use. Contact us at 877-854-2371 or visit our website at ephraimshores.com to make your reservation.

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