5 on September 18, 2016
This was our 6th stay at the Black Walnut and it was perfect! Geri is so friendly and her breakfast is amazing! It is quiet and relaxing. We can't wait to go back!
3.6 on August 29, 2016
We stayed in the Arts & Crafts room. It is a very nice room- spacious. Breakfast met my expectations, nothing spectacular but not bad. The only "issue" is that the room gets very cold. The keeper told us the neighboring room was controlled by the same thermostat and that room gets warm. The result for the other room, I hope, is comfortable but for us very cold. She did close all vents and we opened window to help lower the temp. It helped. I suppose I'd recommend the room but do want to warn future guests of this.
5 on August 06, 2016
My husband and I stayed at the BW to celebrate our anniversary. It's always absolutely perfect. Quiet, delicious food, perfect accommodations for those who want to get away from it all. Will definitely stay there again.
5 on August 03, 2016
Very clean. Breakfast served in room was excellent. No complaints.
5 on July 27, 2016
The room was very clean! It seemed exceptionally clean in comparison to other places we've stayed. The breakfast food was amazing! Lots of variety available. We also enjoyed snacking on the cookies that were in the hallway snack table.
5 on July 20, 2016
This is the best B&B we have ever been to, Door County and beyond. The host does a wonderful job of making you comfortable and very welcome while giving you space and privacy. Beautiful home, beautiful decorating (we stayed in the Cottage Room), and the breakfasts (which were delivered to our room at a time of our choosing) were INCREDIBLE. Organic, local, and presented beautifully. She was even able to modify menus for a gluten intolerance that we forgot to mention when booking. Pictures don't do this place justice!
Thank you for writing about your experience. I will always accommodate within reason and whenever it is possible. I believe I have already gotten a reservation from your referral! Love that! thank you. Happy you enjoyed your stay.
5 on June 22, 2016
Very nice very clean. The morning breakfast was excellent
Thank you! enough said. Happy you enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit again.
5 on June 19, 2016
We are return visitors to the Black Walnut, and we will return again. We love the place...there are lots of attractions in Door County to keep you busy, or you can just stay in your room and relax. It truly is a place for us to unwind and just enjoy ourselves at a leisurely pace. . I cannot recommend Black Walnut too highly....it's wonderful .
4.0 on June 03, 2016
We stayed in the Arts & Crafts room, which is lovely. Breakfast, brought to our room on a beautifully arranged tray, was a real treat. We'd certainly return to the Black Walnut Guest House on our next trip to Door County and we highly recommend it to others.
5 on April 30, 2016
Room was clean. Love how it was decorated. Unique fish tank above tub with jets. It was very quiet there. The food for breakfast both mornings was amazing and delivered to my door at time I requested. Would stay again. It was very relaxing!
5 on April 04, 2016
This was by far our favorite B&B we've been to. We really enjoyed all of the amenities, especially the homemade breakfasts and goodies, and the room itself was elegant and romantic! Highly recommended!!!
5 on March 22, 2016
What a great place! This was our second time visiting (stayed in the lovely Arts & Crafts room. The B&B is spotlessly clean, and everything is pretty much perfect. Gerry is a very welcoming hostess, the breakfasts are GREAT and delivered to your door, and the whirlpool tub is another nice touch. Can't say enough good things about the Black Walnut. We hope to return many more times!
5 on March 03, 2016
It was what the doctor ordered peaceful quite and relaxing thank you for a great stay see you next year
We are happy to assist when you are seeking peace, comfort and relaxation. Thank you for sharing... We look forward to seeing you next year.
5 on February 18, 2016
I booked this for valentines day weekend for my parents and they could not stop raving about how much they loved it and wanted to return. From the warm service to the yummy breakfasts it was wonderful for them!
Thank you very much for sending your parents. They really were great. I am thrilled they had such a great time. I appreciate the time taken to post this, thank you. I look forward to seeing you and them in the future.
5 on February 08, 2016
My wife and I recently stayed in the Eastlake Room. Wow, what a great room! Clean and cozy and relaxing. Near downtown to walk to shops and restaurants, but on a side road to enjoy the quietness. Would recommend the Black Walnut to anyone!
Happy to hear you loved the Eastlake room. I think it is often overlooked. Thank you for staying and for posting your experience. Word of mouth is our best advertising - tell everyone! Thank you!
5 on January 24, 2016
My husband and I have been staying at the Black Walnut for 5 years now! We absolutely love everything about it! Geri makes the best breakfast and we love to wake up in the morning and enjoy this delicious breakfast in bed! The rooms are all so clean, detailed and comfortable. This year we stayed in the Arts & Craft room again which is our favorite. I highly recommend the Black Walnut to anyone who is looking for a relaxing and romantic weekend away!
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your 5th stay here! It means the world to me. See you next time!
4.8 on January 20, 2016
As our previous stay's, this trip was just as extraordinary. Between the cold and the Ice Storm, we didn't go out much. What a relaxing and comfortable stay. Geri was yet again the most gracious hostess. The Black Walnut Guest House as usual exceeded my expectations. Thanks Geri, Scott, Linda, Bob and Traci
Thank you guys. It was my pleasure! Happy to know you enjoyed it.
4.6 on January 18, 2016
We stayed in the Arts & Crafts room. It was nice to have the bed in one space and the chairs in another. We got to pick the time our food was delivered to our room each morning. There was always hot water and some snacks available to eat. A nice sitting area to look over menus and to read in a common area in the hallway to the rooms. Nice separate entrance in back. It does have stairs if that's an issue for you. Our room was cleaned every day. Geri was very nice!
Thank you for your descriptive review of the room and offerings. I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay.
5 on January 03, 2016
Our second stay was wonderful again. Geri is a great hostess and cook. The facility is clean and comfortable and remains quiet. Would totally recommend this B and B to any couple looking for a relaxing getaway!
Thank you! What more could one ask for, right? Clean comfortable and quiet. That makes me happy. Look forward to the next time.
5 on November 22, 2015
Geri was very thorough in figuring out exactly the kind of food we wanted. She came through with great breakfasts that catered to our dietary needs. The rooms were very clean and decorated accordingly. The cookies in the hallway were always a treat. We would recommend staying here to anyone!
5 on September 30, 2015
Rooms and facility were immaculate. Food and amenities were fabulous! Was very pleased with our stay and would highly recommend.
5 on September 18, 2015
This was our 5th stay at the Black Walnut and we loved it. Geri is so nice & very accommodating. The food is amazing. We were able to relax and enjoy our time there. We can't wait to stay there again.
5 on August 09, 2015
I will be returning to The Black Walnut Inn as soon as I am able! My significant other and I stayed in the Cabin Room for four nights, and it was clean and luxurious. Our room was large and comfortable. The skylights above the bed were heavenly. Everything at the B and B was organic and energy efficient. Breakfast is brought to your door, and it is always not only beautiful to the eye, but tastes out of this world. We ate breakfast each morning on the connected deck outside our room, and we lounged in the bath in the late afternoon. Geri's homemade chocolate chip and dried cherry cookies and iced tea was the icing on the cake. This is a must-stay! Allie and Adam
5 on June 10, 2015
We love the Black Walnut Guest House, for the value there can be no better place to stay in Door County. Mike and Geri go out of their way to make you feel like it is your second home. We love that they deliver breakfast directly to your door - knock and run away. We have been staying here for over 10 years, and will continue to do so for years to come - there simply is not a better place in Door County!
5 on June 03, 2015
Great place to stay. Breakfasts are fantastic.
4.8 on May 20, 2015
Stayed for two nights at the Black Walnut Guest House, and we had a great experience! We reserved the Arts & Crafts room, which was spacious and nicely decorated; my sister and I appreciated the separation of the room by the fireplace, so we had privacy while enjoying the amazing whirlpool tub. I really enjoyed having morning coffee out on the patio (despite the chilly weather). The homemade breakfast is brought to your room at the time you choose, and it is delicious!! While we were there, we had a sweet potato breakfast pizza one day, and an omelet with our choice of ingredients the next, along with freshly baked muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. Can forget to mention the yummy cookies freshly baked by Geri all day long...what a treat to have. Everything is well thought out at this bed and breakfast; all the 'little things' that bring comfort are there for you. Will definitely recommend the Black Walnut to friends and family, and are already planning another visit!
5 on May 20, 2015
This was our first time at a bed & breakfast and we had the best experience. We will definitely be going back to the Black Walnut. Everything was perfect!!
4.4 on May 06, 2015
Privacy , easy in and out, pleasant hostess
4.8 on March 11, 2015
My boyfriend and I stayed in the East Lake room with a whirl pool in the top (third) story tower of the room. We also had a gas fireplace that was set on a timer so we could wake up and enjoy the fire or fall asleep with it on! All amenities were well thought out and I loved the fact that we were provided with organic/all natural products! The breakfasts were also incredible; hot homemade muffins, warm oatmeal, omelets, fruit, coffee, juice, tea, etc., which were also all natural/organic! She also provided gluten free options for breakfast and was wonderful in recommending places to eat in the area. I would definitely go back again, we had a wonderful experience!
4.2 on March 02, 2015
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Black Walnut Guest House! There were SO many little touches that made us feel at home and helped us relax. The value for our money exceeded expectations and the room was just lovely. The weather in Sturgeon Bay was very cold when we visited, so we had plenty of time in the room to experience it all. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends.
4.8 on March 01, 2015
The room was cozy, food was awesome, and Geri was so hospitable. She researched things for us to do based on our interests before we even arrived! We are definitely coming back!
5 on February 19, 2015
Our stay at The Black Walnut B&B was absolutely fantastic. Geri is a wonderful hostess and her attention to detail is superb. She makes the most delicious breakfasts and they are delivered to your room at your requested time. The rooms are warm, inviting, and very relaxing. The whirlpool and fireplace were used many times throughout our stay. We can't wait for a return visit to The Black Walnut B&B. Thank you Geri for a wonderful weekend.
5 on February 15, 2015
Our stay at the black walnut was wonderful, Geri does such a great job in making sure we always feel welcome, is a very homey feeling and she thinks of all the most wonderful little touches that make our stay so special. Very clean, quiet, food is excellent. Always a pleasure to visit the Black Walnut. Is the only B& B we stay at.
5 on February 11, 2015
Geri was a great host! The room was clean and inviting. The breakfast in the morning was cooked to order and delicious. We were able to peak into the other rooms upon departure... Amazing! The photos don't do the place any justice. We will definitely be back!
4.8 on February 08, 2015
Geri does an awesome job welcoming and inviting people into her b&b. She pays very close to all the little things that put a place over the top! I'd recommend this place to everyone!
5 on February 04, 2015
We spent a lovely winter weekend at The Black Walnut Guest House in Sturgeon Bay. The room was clean and well appointed. The service was outstanding and the breakfast served in your room was top notch. It was private and provided the best of a very relaxing romantic stay for us.
5 on February 04, 2015
The food was amazing, Geri was so sweet and the rooms were just fabulous. Everything was organic and we felt so comfortable the entire time we were there. Geri or Mike even went out of their way to do turn down service with out us asking!
4.0 on January 17, 2015
Rooms are beautiful! Love the service right to our door for breakfast!
4.4 on January 07, 2015
We recently stayed 2 nights in the Cottage Room to celebrate our anniversary. The room was a bit smaller than expected, but very comfortable and cozy. All amenities were provided as promised. The breakfast delivered to the room each morning was the highlight of our stay! They were amazing and used fresh, healthy ingredients! We highly recommend the Black Walnut Guest House.
4.6 on January 02, 2015
If you are looking for a nice little getaway at a good rate, then this is the place for you. We stayed in the cabin room, it was very warm and inviting. There were cute little charisma decorations all throughout our room. Everything is organic, she even sets out little baked treats to snack on in the evening. The town it's within walking distance, so we were able to enjoy a lot of the area on foot. We will definitely be coming back!
5 on November 05, 2014
We spent two nights at The Black Walnut. We enjoyed everything about our stay, absolutely wonderful!!!
4.6 on October 17, 2014
Room was very clean and breakfast was great. Television was a little small however we weren't there to watch tv and not having a bathroom door was odd as I like my privacy. I would stay there again.
4.2 on October 14, 2014
We had a two night stay at the Black Walnut and it was terrific. The room was cozy and comfy, and the cookies and varieties of teas and cocoas and other snacks was great. We had a great time at Peninsula State Park, the art studio, and other shopping we did. Also, the food was very good...we went to Dal Santo and Door County Fire Co. We will for sure be back!
4.2 on October 05, 2014
Geri always makes the stay comfortable and enjoyable. The rooms are very nicely done and the breakfast is outstanding delivered right to your door! We go back whenever we are in Door County.
4.8 on September 24, 2014
This is our second stay here. Both times have been romantic and peaceful. Geri is a fantastic cook and baker. The rooms are gorgeous and comfortable. I highly recommend the Black Walnut.
4.6 on September 23, 2014
Lovely place, peaceful. Great breakfast delivered to your door and hostess was very helpful.
5 on September 20, 2014
Room and Service was beyond our expectations, We will recomend to all of our friends.
5 on September 19, 2014
Excellent all around experience at The Black Walnut. Highly recommend for anyone staying in/near door county! Will be staying here again for our future door county visits.
5 on September 15, 2014
We love staying at the Black Walnut Guest House! This was our 4th time. The food is amazing! Geri is so accomodating. We can't wait to go back.
5 on September 11, 2014
We have stayed a number of times at the Black Walnut and will likely return. The rooms, hospitality and breakfast are outstanding! Sturgeon Bay is a nice town to stay in and use as the home base as you can explore the other fun towns in Door County.
5 on September 05, 2014
Our stay couldn't have been better. Our room was amazing, breakfasts were yummy and arrived on time everyday and Geri was so helpful answering any questions before and during our stay. The little touches throughout the house added to our whole experiece. I'd recommend this place as the go to bed and breakfast in Door County!
5 on August 28, 2014
VERY nice place the best muffins and omlets ever breakfast in bed or on the deck every morning great touch
4.8 on August 26, 2014
My husband & I recently visited Door County and chose The Black Walnut Guest House for our accommodations. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our room was very comfortable and decorated beautifully. Really enjoyed having our own private outside space as well. Our delicious breakfast tray arrived at our door promptly every morning at our chosen time. The innkeeper is a wonderful cook and each breakfast exceeded our expectations. She was very helpful with any questions and/or suggestions that we asked of her. The Black Walnut Guest House is within walking distance of the downtown and plenty of yummy restaurants. We truly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay there again on a return visit to Door Co.
5 on August 12, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the Black Walnut for 6 nights while visiting Door County in August 2014. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of The Black Walnut Guest House... Geri is very welcoming and has a calm, warm personality. She gives you a tour of the house and goes over parking, entry areas of the home, and breakfast. She personally makes the cookies, granola, and breakfast each morning--And it is delicious! We stayed in the Arts and Crafts room. It is the largest of the rooms. The in-room bathroom is small and contains a sink, toilet, and a small shower. There is a vent in the bathroom so it was quite cool in there when the air was on. It is approximately 75-80% wall height so you can hear, but not see, what is going on in the bathroom. There is an armoire with hangers to store your clothes. On each side of the bed there is a two-drawer nightstand with table lamp. The pillows and bed were very comfortable! There is a double-sided glass fireplace separating the sleeping area from the sitting area. Sitting area also houses the large, deep two-person whirlpool. The room has a 2nd small sink, microwave, TV (with cable), DVD player, and mini fridge. You have access to a semi-private patio as well. Breakfast is NOT communal and is hand-delivered to your room each morning at a time you specify by a gentle knock. The house is quiet and private even though it is located in Sturgeon Bay within walking distance to the marina, shops, bars, and restaurants. This was our first stay at a B&B and we were unsure what to expect. We cannot say enough positive things about The Black Walnut. We will definitely be returning!
4.8 on August 11, 2014
The Black Walnut us understated outside while elegant inside. We could not help but simply relax in our room. The breakfasts were unique and exceptional. We strongly recommend the cherry juice when available and the snack cookies in the hall were a delightful treat.
5 on July 29, 2014
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time at the Black Walnut Guest House. Geri is an exceptionally thoughtful and kind host, and the inn is beautiful. We loved our room, the inn's collection of movies, and the delicious breakfasts that Geri cooked for us! I can't imagine a nicer place to stay.
5 on July 25, 2014
My husband and I came to Door County for the first time for our anniversary. We had never stayed at a B & B before but decided to try one after hearing Door County was known for them. This B & B seemed to have everything we were looking for and great reviews. Everything was perfect during our 4 night stay at the Black Walnut! We stayed in the cottage room and loved it. Despite probably being one of the smaller rooms, there was a very airy, cozy and charming feel to it and we had our own private balcony. The breakfast trays were so beautiful! They were always color coordinated with fresh flowers. The fresh fruit was so good. Geri also made us special breakfasts including omelettes, an egg scramble with veggies, freshly made smoothies and homemade oatmeal with bananas, coconut and walnuts. That was the best oatmeal I've ever had! Aside from the food, the rooms also had the same attention to detail. The towels and sheets were of very high quality, the bed was comfortable, the soaps were all organic and unique. There was door county cherry soap and lavender bath salts to use in the huge whirlpool tub. The fish tank and candles made for a romantic and unique experience. When we weren't exploring town, it was nice to have games and a wide selection of movies to choose from. Overall, Geri was a very kind hostess and was very knowledgable about the area. She helped us set up and/or find things to do by providing us maps and other information about what was going on during our stay. I can't say one bad thing about this place!
4.6 on July 21, 2014
The Black Walnut Guest House of Sturgeon Bay, WI was excellent. It is located in a quiet neighborhood and features off-street parking. I stayed in the Arts & Crafts room and the pictures on the website do not do it any justice; the room was MUCH larger than I expected. It featured a whirlpool, private balcony, and king bed. The breakfast was ok, but I am usually a plain bacon and eggs kind of person, so the fanciful spread brought to our door did not suit me much, but my wife loved it. The handmade soaps and bath salts in the room smelled amazing. The main hallway outside of the rooms features a stand with water, tea, and cookies that guests may indulge in at their leisure. The chocolate chip and cherry cookies were phenomenal, however, two cookies I ate contained long black and white hairs. I suspect that the innkeeper did mention owning a dog. So, besides that one issue with the cookies, I would rate the Black Walnut an 8/10.
4.2 on July 17, 2014
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed staying 2 nights at the Black Walnut. The cottage room was adorable and we loved the private balcony. The bed was very comfortable and everything was clean and homey. The best part was the breakfast which was delivered to your room so no awkward small talk with other guests in the morning. Everything served for breakfast was delicious and was really the highlight of our stay. We will definitely be going back!
5 on July 09, 2014
Room was classic decor but with modern amenities, food was excellent, host was friendly but not intrusive. Would recommend the Black Walnut Guesthouse to anyone staying in the area.
4.8 on July 07, 2014
This is the best B&B we've ever stayed at. We stayed in the Cabin Room, which was adorable. Geri had chocolates and a little bouquet of flowers waiting for us upon our arrival (we were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary). She also brought us one of the best breakfasts of our lives! The parfait was so great and I swear the fruit tasted better than anything I've ever had. She also gave us great recommendations on how to best tour Door County. The only negative is that Sturgeon Bay is quite far from the "action" of Door County, so you have to drive 40 minutes to get up near the top. After a long drive from Chicago an extra 40 minutes can be exhausting. I would highly recommend staying here - it was fabulous.
4.6 on July 07, 2014
Everything about the Black Walnut was lovely, down to every little detail. Geri has clearly thought of everything and takes pride in her work. It was a pleasure honeymooning at the Black Walnut and we'll definitely be back!
5 on June 28, 2014
We stayed in the cabin room. It was cozy, clean and very comfortable. We enjoyed the outside porch and the hot tub also. The best part was probably the warm muffins and breakfast tray in the mornings. Soooo good. Geri was extremely accommodating to any needs. We will come back again.
5 on June 18, 2014
Nice place to stay. Breakfast was very good. Nice quiet place. Walking distance to downtown.
5 on May 01, 2014
Our stay at this wonderful bed and breakfast was everything we could have wanted. It was very quiet and peaceful. The amenities like homemade cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate always being available made the stay memorable. And, the breakfasts brought to your door were absolutely delicious. I am telling everyone about this place, and can't wait to return!
5 on April 27, 2014
The Black Walnut is definitely the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Geri is an awesome hostess. Our room was excellent, very clean and comfortable. Geri's muffins and yogurt parfaits are delicious! We will definitely be back. We highly recommend the Black Walnut in Sturgeon Bay, WI.
5 on April 12, 2014
We had a wonderful time at The Black Walnut. We stayed in the arts and crafts room which was very spacious. Geri, the innkeeper, does a fantastic job of taking care of her guests. All of the little touches that make you feel taken care of and on vacation, did not go unnoticed. Breakfast was not only incredibly delicious and filling, but healthy as well. We had such a relaxing time. I would highly recommend staying in any of the rooms at The Black Walnut…you won't be disappointed.
5 on March 30, 2014
Everything was excellent... my wife and I had a great weekend at the Black Walnut Guest House.
5 on March 30, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised with our stay at Black Walnut House. It was more comfortable and cozy than we expected and the service was amazing. The breakfast was outstanding!
4.4 on March 05, 2014
A winter weekend away in a cozy room with a gas fireplace.
Sounds devine to me! Thank you for putting it out there. I hope you feel the urge to visit us again.
5 on February 05, 2014
This was our 3rd time staying at the Black Walnut and we absolutely love it! We have started making this a tradition as a winter weekend getaway and will definitely be back next year. The rooms are so wonderfully designed and everything is very clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are always amazing!! There are so many little touches that Geri adds to make the weekend stay a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this B&B to everyone!
5 on January 23, 2014
We love staying at the Black Walnut, and have been doing so for 9 years. The time there always seems to go by too fast. We highly recommend this B&B as the care that is put into it by the owners is unmatched in our experiences. We will keep going back at least once every year for as long as we can.
4.6 on January 14, 2014
The Black Walnut Guest House completely exceeded all of my expectations as my first bed and breakfast experience. During my entire stay I felt very comfortable and the room was very cozy and quiet. Geri made excellent breakfast and kept the house very clean and comfortable. There was a great selection of surrounding restaurants even in the middle of the winter off-season. I would definitely reccomend this for anyone looking for a quiet weekend getaway spot.
5 on January 05, 2014
There was no better way to bring in the New Year with the Gal I love most then to spend the eve and day in Door County at the Black Walnut Guest House. This was our first go at the bed and breakfast thing and I have to say that we weren't disappointed in the least. The place was charming, the room was very clean and quite cozy (esp. the jacuzzi tub), and the breakfasts were nothing short of wonderful. Of course, our stay began by meeting our wonderful host, who gladly advised us as to the goings on around town for New Years. She even called local restaurants to check availability and specials. All in all, I can't think of a nicer way we could've brought in 2014. Thanks Geri. :-)
5 on December 30, 2013
We had a wonderful stay. The Inn was warm and inviting which was particularly important as we visited the week before Christmas. The room was charming, the breakfast (served to your room) was delicious, and the innkeeper was personable and very helpful.
4.8 on December 23, 2013
A comfortable, clean, and lovely suite is just the beginning. The Innkeeper's attention to detail is second to none, right down to providing snacks that were in line with our special dietary needs. Geri truly has a gift for hospitality and we always feel nurtured after having stayed at the Black Walnut.
5 on December 11, 2013
Our stay at the Black Walnut Guest House was very nice. The room was cozy and the breakfasts were definitely the highlight.
5 on December 05, 2013
Stayed in the Eastlake Room. Loved the tub up in the cupola. Wonderful, quiet place. Absolutely incredible breakfasts!
5 on December 04, 2013
Stayed in the Eastlake Room. Very comfortable. Amazing breakfasts!!!!!
3.8 on December 03, 2013
Lovely room, excellent breakfast, only saw owner at check in briefly, was given phone number to contact if we had any issues, however had no reason to do so. Breakfast left outside our room at the appointed time everyday. All in all a beautiful place to stay.
5 on November 30, 2013
The amenities were wonderful. GREAT place.
5 on October 31, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food was great and it was nice quiet neighborhood. The room was everything advertised and had a great atmosphere. It had a feeling of going back in time.
5 on October 18, 2013
Wonderfully romantic! Breakfast was yummy! Can't wait to come back!
4.2 on October 14, 2013
Although our room was very nice, with a gas fireplace and whirlpool for two, probably the highlight for my husband and me was the BREAKFAST! Absolutely amazing, with fresh muffins and a variety of "specials" including omelets one day and pumpkin pancakes another. We especially enjoyed eating in the privacy of our room :)
4.6 on October 07, 2013
We really enjoyed the room (Arts & Crafts) and the privacy offered by having breakfast brought to our room each morning. We had a wonderful visit and perhaps can come again some time. The breakfast is wonderful!
4.8 on October 07, 2013
My wife and I recently spent 3 nights at the Black Walnut Guest House. Loved everything about it. A fabulous deluxe continental breakfast was at our door each morning of our stay. Location allowed easy access to downtown Sturgeon Bay by foot and a short drive to other Door County locations. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!
5 on September 20, 2013
Geri made our stay fantastic! The room was beautiful and her cooking was superb!
5 on September 20, 2013
I would easily stay here again. It's an intimate, cost-friendly, comfortable, special place to stay. The service is incredible!! Everyone was nice and very sweet. They have fresh home-baked cookies and other treats available all day! An unforgettable breakfast of choice left on a colorful tray outside our door at the time of our chosing in the am. We stayed in two rooms there and each room has it's own quaint and romantic feel; one of the best places I have ever stayed!
5 on September 13, 2013
My wife and I stayed here September 6 ~ 9 and we really enjoyed it. Geri is a gracious host and we always got the impression that we were VIP's. The home is great, has great charm and she even showed me a historical picture album to explain the house. Close to town, yet in a quiet neighborhood. Lots of "little touches" like a small bowl of candy, tea and coffee for anytime you may want it. I highly recommend the B&B. Peter & Barb
5 on September 02, 2013
A Very pleasant two day stay at this perfectly appointed and maintained home. This is our second time at the Inn and we were once again very pleased. Every detail is perfect. The owner is very gracious and makes the best cookies in America! Billy and Judy Rubino
4.4 on August 25, 2013
We had a great stay. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go back and enjoy the Black Walnut.
5 on August 19, 2013
This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and we were just amazed at our experience. Geri was so accomidating. The bed and breakfast was so quiet and private. The food was amazing and I loved that it was organic. The bathrrom products were toxin free which is a plus for me. We would suggest this to any one.
5 on July 25, 2013
We loved our stay here! It was quaint and quiet. We will recommend this to friends and family.
4.4 on July 15, 2013
Best B&B we've been too
5 on July 14, 2013
My girlfriend and I work a lot and wanted to have a fun getaway for the weekend so we went here. It was perfect. The house was beautiful. The food was great and the service was fantastic. I recommend everyone stays a few nights here.
5 on June 11, 2013
This is a hidden charm. Very clean, great service; Geri is wonderful and so helpful in helping plan your trip. The Cottage room was delightful; with a sunk in tub, fireplace, outside patio. The homemade breakfasts are to die for!
5 on April 06, 2013
This is a beautiful historic house. Each room has a different theme to it. It's a great place to relax. You can talk over cookies and cocoa, enjoy a whirlpool bath, or watch a movie. Breakfast is great - and you can order as much as you want. The owner/cook prepared a special meal for us that wasn't even on the menu.
5 on March 26, 2013
My husband and I just loved this B&B. Geri is a very warm, welcoming host who was super kind and accommodating. We are definitely not the typical B&B people who enjoy a lot of together-ness with other travelers- not in this setting, anyway- (a romantic getaway.) So this set-up was perfect! No group meals, activities, etc. You just got to nook away and truly be alone, which was so refreshing. The Arts and Crafts room was not only very spacious and beautiful, but it was so quiet and private- we didn't even hear another guest the entire weekend. And breakfast is delivered to your door, which is the best thing ever. The presentation of the breakfast is like magic- (pot of hot coffee, fresh flowers, adorable linens, etc) and the food is delicious. The cookies in the hallway, along with hot tea, were a really lovely touch. The only thing that would have really sent the entire experience over the top would have been wine and cheese set out at happy hour? (but oh well, we brought plenty of our own! :) The whirlpool tub in the room was absolutely to-die-for. What a great addition!! As for the town/location itself, there is not a lot to do, especially since we visited in winter so it was very quiet-- but that was okay for us, since we really just intended to go and spend alone time together, not experience a booming nightlife. And there aren't a ton of eating establishments to choose from (but we come from Madison so we are self-admittedly very spoiled in this department.) The best meals of the trip were definitely the breakfasts. I miss this place already! Thanks for a wonderful weekend, Geri- you have a beautiful place and Door County is very lucky to have it!
5 on March 20, 2013
As always an outstanding stay. The cottage room was comfortable, clean, and nicely decorated. We had a wonderful weekend and can't wait to be back. - David
Thank you David. Am pleased that you liked the Cottage room. Am always happy to see you guys return. Enjoy the springing weather!
4.2 on February 04, 2013
Excellent b&b - very clean and comfortable rooms and wonderful service. We will definitely be going back.
4.8 on January 25, 2013
My boyfriend (now fiance) and I stayed in the Eastlake Room this past week. This was our second time staying at the Black Walnut, and our first time staying in the Eastlake Room. We LOVED everything about this weekend! The breakfasts were amazing, the room was so clean and comfy and Geri was so helpful with anything we needed. It was an especially special weekend for us this time because we got ENGAGED! We will definitely be returning next year, and probably will make it an annual winter weekend away at the Black Walnut! :)
5 on January 21, 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Black Walnut Guest House and had such an amazing visit. Geri created such a delicious breakfast and a wide variety of choices--everything was perfect. Not to mention, it was delievered to your door with a "good morning knock". The cookies were to die for and I would pay good money for that recipe! Also, we took the Winter Wonderland Trolley Tour and she was very helpful in letting us know what we could add onto our stay, ect. We will be back next year for sure! I highly recommend the Arts and Crafts Room....simply relaxing and calming! Thanks Black Walnut!
You are very welcome. Thank you for taking the time to post this fabulous review. Watch for the cookie recipe in your email...and it won't cost you a penny. We look forward to seeing you again. Next time maybe a couples massage.
5 on January 04, 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Black Walnut Guest House for two nights from December 30-January 1, 2013 and we were very happy with our accommodations. We ended up arriving earlier than planned and called Geri to let her know and we got into our room right away. We were even able to peak at the other rooms since the other guests were not there yet and all were equally as unique as our Cabin room. For breakfast you got a choice of different items that you wanted and special mimosas on new years day, all delivered to your door at the time you specify. This was a nice feature because we were both somewhat sick during our stay and we stayed in bed quite a bit! The whirlpool tub was awesome and we took advantage of that one night. The room has a nice sized tiled shower and a patio door that walks out onto a porch (shared with one other room and the back entrance). I had also emailed Geri a few days earlier to ask her for recommendations of places to eat and she sent me back a nice list of places to call for NYE. We checked out Kitty O Reilly's Irish Pub for the Packer game and ate dinner at John Martins on NYE. Both had great food and were not too far from the house. Whenever we get back to Sturgeon Bay we will hopefully stay here again! It was a nice little getaway!
5 on January 04, 2013
Our room was adorable and the service was amazing. I cannot wait to go back.
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you again.
4.6 on October 24, 2012
Our third stay at this charming B&B. A great location for strolling the shops in town or touring further up the Peninsula. Proprietor is knowledgeable about local restaurants and activities. Breakfasts are delicious, bountiful, and beautifully displayed. We will be back again next year!
5 on October 19, 2012
Everything about our stay was very pleasing. We recommend the Black Walnut to anyone wanting a quiet, clean, and an enjoyable B&B experience.
5 on October 17, 2012
This was our second stay at the Black Walnut Guesthouse. We first enjoyed this wonderful place 10 Years ago and returned for our 10th Anniversary. Geri is an excellent hostess. The food is great, especially the muffins and homemade granola. We love that breakfast is brought to your door with a gentle knock. It truly creates a romantic getaway.
5 on October 13, 2012
The room was gorgeous, the food was excellent, and the service was exemplary. We will definitely be returning. Far surpassed our expectations.
5 on October 12, 2012
The Black Walnut Guest House was an Incredible place to do some well deserved relaxation. My Bride and myself stayed with you Oct 7th thru Oct 9th. We felt so relaxed and at home that my wife didn't want to go home. The service was Amazing and the breakfast was absolutely wonderful. The two of you( Mike and Geri) have definitely found your calling in life. Your support and dedication to your home extend far beyond any boundries. We would be honored to stay with you agai, and as a matter of fact, we plan on making it a regular visit for us. Thank you again so much for the wonderful memory to go along with the the wonderful day that we now share. Good luck in the future and we look forward to seeing you both again. Scott & Linda Deloria
5 on September 27, 2012
The Black Walnut is a very pretty place with cozy rooms and wonderful service. We loved the Arts and Crafts Room with the comfy bed, oversized hot tub and back deck. The cookies and other treats in the hall were a great addition. It was very private set-up but with help if you needed it. Perfect!
5 on September 24, 2012
We stayed in the "Cabin" room and it was perfect. Cozy, clean, and comfortable! The breakfast delivered to our door each morning was delicious! The parfaits....to die for! Geri was a very gracious hostess. We can't wait to go back.
4.6 on September 16, 2012
second time staying, just in a different room. room was perfect and Gerri is amazing. Best Breakfast: home made everything!!!!! Great whirlpool even provided lavander bath salts!
Yay! thank you for posting a review. Happy to know you appreciate the fresh home made breakfasts. I am noticing that everyone likes the bath salts so I will continue to have those in every room. Look forward to seeing you on your third visit.
4.4 on September 14, 2012
great place, esp the cookies, fruit/yogurt parfait, and the tip to go to the Dunes state park.
thank you for taking the time to post a review. happy to hear you liked the cookies and our specialty parfaits! What is it that we did not do to meet your expectations? given the low value points. We are here to assure every guests stay is what they were expecting and hopefully beyond.
5 on September 14, 2012
The breakfast was excellent! We loved everything about our room (Cabin). It was quiet, cozy and very relaxing! We will be back!
4.8 on September 03, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Black Walnut. Room(Cabin Room) was extremely clean and had an architecturally cool layout. Geri was a gracious host and was very helpful in recommending great local restaurants as well as providing us a map for a scenic morning run. The breakfasts were delicious, fresh, organic and healthy. Overall a great experience and would definitely stay here again.
5 on September 03, 2012
If you've never been to the Black Walnut Guest House, you're missing out! We've stayed here 3 times and can't wait to visit again next year. The rooms are so comfortable, perfect beds and linens. Outside patios on all but one rooms, fireplaces for cozy evenings. Geri's' cookies are to die for, and the breakfast delivered to your door- the perfect beginning to exploring the "Door". We love the homemade muffins and granola too! In a quiet neighborhood, walkable to downtown Sturgeon Bay!
Thank you for such a descriptive positive review. You've hit all the great points that people want to hear about. Look forward to seeing you on your 4th visit.
4.4 on August 29, 2012
We had an excellent stay in the Cottage Room. Everything met with our satisfaction. The muffins brought top our room each morning were a great way to start the day.
5 on August 23, 2012
The Black Walnut was a great place to stay . They had an outdoor balcony that you could come and go from, making for easy accesses in and out of the back yard parking lot. The room was very quite and comfortable. We were orginially concerned about staying in a bed & breakfast because we thought that it would be less private, because of the feeling of staying in a strangers house. This however was not that case at all. Geri made us feel extremely welcome and felt as if we were at home. The breakfasts were delicious especially the warm, homemade muffins everyday, and the homemade granola is great too. We would and will definitely recommend this bed & breakfast as well as come back and stay in a different room to get a different experience. We stayed in the cabin room this time.
4.2 on August 16, 2012
This was our 2nd stay at Black Walnut. Geri left special touches in our room such as a small dish of Door County Chocolates and an anniversary card upon arrival. With only 4 suites it kept things quiet and relaxing. Each morning we had the best breakfasts. Warm and yummy homemade muffins, fresh juice, fresh fruit and the most fantastic granola we've ever tasted. After a day of activities we would return and find fresh homemade cookies and lemonade tea just waiting. The B&B was located close enough to town that we could walk or ride our bikes to enjoy shopping or a walk at the park.
4.4 on August 12, 2012
Our stay provided a very relaxing weekend. I highly recommend the Black Walnut!
5 on August 07, 2012
My husband and I stayed in the cottage room. It was very beautiful and cozy. Every detail in the room was well arranged and pretty. We enjoyed a lot the breakfast every morning. The whirlpool in the room was our favorite. We definitely want to visit it again some day!
5 on August 07, 2012
What my husband and I loved best about the place was that each room was differently themed and that your breakfast was delivered to your door each morning at the time you asked for. The owner was delightful and was able to squeeze us in an extra night because you fell in love with the place and enjoyed the restfulness of the B&B I would go back again in a heart beat!
4.4 on July 28, 2012
We did a Sunday through Wednesday stay. Those few days were perfect. Having a breakfast delivered to the room proved to be one of those factors. The other one was our own little balcony. An evening wine, breezes, and stars contributed to that. As we did day excursions to museums, state parks, wineries, the return to the Cottage Room felt like three rooms in one. All of these things plus other details made our three night stay seem doubly relaxing.
4.8 on July 10, 2012
Excellent Bed and Breakfast! Clean, Unique, Spacious and comfortable room. We loved having breakfast delivered to our door each morning. The hospitality was five star. Geri's homemade food was outstanding!!! We loved being in the Sturgeon Bay area, not as crowded as some of the "tourist" towns in the northern part of Door County.
4.4 on May 31, 2012
We choose to go to Door County for our Anniverary for rest and relaxation, and that is what we got. From the 1st day we arrived to check into The Black Walnut Guest House, Geri was vary gracious and helpful with giving us honest information about the sites and area attractions. After we got settled into our room "The Cabin" we immediately were confortable and ready to start winding down and enjoying our vacation. The room was very clean, confortable, cozy and quite. The breakfest was very taste, but not over done. My husband especially enjoyed the fresh cookies that were available every day for him to sample, and the homemade lemonaide was delicious!! Great Bread and Breakfast!!!
4.8 on May 23, 2012
The room was great with nice homey touches. LOVED the breakfast, with organic ingredients. It was a great getaway!
5 on May 21, 2012
We've been staying at The Black Walnut for three years now and we plan to continue this tradition for many years to come. Geri is so wonderful and accommodating to your every need. We love The Black Walnut!!
4.2 on May 19, 2012
The room was comfortable and quiet, and the area was beautiful. Breakfast was lighter than at some B&Bs. If you are looking for a large, hot breakfast, this may not be great for you. However, I appreciated the healthy, fresh food, which arrived at the time of our choice and was beautifully arranged. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway. We hope to go back soon!
4.8 on May 16, 2012
The Arts & Crafts room is very well-appointed, with a sitting area (w/ whirlpool) separated from the sleeping area by a double-sided fireplace. The breakfasts were amazing, and there was always a supply of hot water and cookies available. The only downside to the room was that the bathroom was not fully enclosed (the ceiling was open to the rest of the room), so it was very noisy when someone was in the shower.
5 on April 11, 2012
Great place in a great location. Geri is very nice and breakfast was amazing!
4.8 on March 10, 2012
My husband and I stayed here from february 22-24 in the cottage room and loved it! The room was so pretty and the jacuzzi tub was great! The breakfasts that were delivered to our door were delicious as were the cookies that were available in the hall. The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend it to everyone and can't wait to go back!
5 on February 29, 2012
This was our first B&B experience and it was wonderful. Everything was very clean and well maintained. There were nice little touches around the room to make it feel extra welcoming. The breakfast was our favorite part. The muffins and fresh fruit cups were amazing. Just like the rooms, you can tell extra time and care was put into the food and presentation. Geri was very helpful in our quest for shops and restaurants. We will definitely be recommending the The Black Walnut Guest House to friends and family as well as making a trip back ourselves.
4.0 on February 09, 2012
This was my first stay at the Black Walnut. The room, service and friendliness of the owners was outstanding. I would highly recommend staying at this B&B. We plan on returning in the near future.
5 on February 01, 2012
My wife had simply asked for Christmas for a getaway of some sort. Being huge fans of B&B stays, and never having had been to Door County and from the Chicago area, I looked into the local spots. the BW Guest House was highly recommened in it's reviews, so I thuoght what the heck. Our stay was, as reviewed, outstanding. We were in the Log Cabin room, and we loved having the fireplace and the large jacuzzi tub. Having recieved a fresh 3" of snow on the morning after we arrived, this was the most cozy weekend getaway, and we could not have asked for a more relaxing getaway, not to mention the amazing room service breakfast that was provided. The BW Guest House comes highly recommeded from frequent B&B goers!
5 on January 22, 2012
This was our first time at the Black Walnut Guest House. We stayed 4 nights in the Arts & Crafts room. The room was very large and beautifully decorated. We felt comfortable and at home from the moment we entered the room. The queen bed was very comfortable as well as the separate sitting area. The fireplace was double-sided and kept the room very cozy. We appreciated having a microwave and refrigerator in the room as well as a tv and vcr. This is the first B&B we've stayed at where a breakfast tray is delivered to the door at the time you choose. What a wonderful touch! Each morning we enjoyed the delicious breakfast in the comfort of our own room, next to the fireplace. And speaking of breakfast, we really enjoyed the warm home baked muffins as well as the fruit juice, granola parfaits and cups of fresh fruit. Everything was perfect. Our stay was peaceful and restful, everything we hope for in a B&B. We look forward to a return trip to the Black Walnut, our new favorite place in Door County
4.4 on January 21, 2012
This bed and breakfast is the one and ONLY I will ever stay! I am particular about the cleanliness of hotels, etc and the room was very well kept. Privacy at all times (even while other rooms were full) - odd to think it's possible but we never knew anyone else was there! GREAT B&B!!
4.0 on January 18, 2012
This was our first trip together as a couple, and our first bed and breakfast stay. We absolutely LOVED everything about it! We stayed in the Arts and Crafts room and would highly recommend it...it's definitely worth the extra money! The breakfast in the morning was fantastic. Geri was very helpful and friendly with guiding us on restaurants to eat at and things to do. We actually spent more time in our room than out exploring Door County because it was so relaxing and comfortable. We would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone who is looking to have a fun, relaxing and romantic weekend away :)
4.2 on December 15, 2011
Our second trip back here for a long weekend in December. We returned a for a second time as it is an adorable B&B with very nice innkeeper. Also not too bad a drive to Lambeau to catch the Packers. With any luck we'll be able to match the trip again next year!
5 on November 27, 2011
Our stay at the Black Walnut was amazing! We had never been to a bed and breakfast before and didn't know what to expect. This extended weekend was beyond what we expected. The room was extremely cozy and well maintained. The service was outstanding, and Geri and Mike were very welcoming. The tea and cookie service were very much appreciated, along with the excellent breakfast served right to our door. This was without a doubt the most romantic weekend we have ever had, and we will be recommending this place to anyone wanting to visit the door county area.
5 on November 14, 2011
The Black Walnut was a wonderful place to stay - it was very quiet and relaxing there! I would recommend it to all of my friends! Geri did an excellent job - everything was wonderful!!!
Recommend away! We love referrals. Thank you.
5 on November 03, 2011
An absolutely wonderful experience all around. From walking up on to the front porch, upon arrival, to packing up the car, as we were leaving, there is nothing we would have changed except staying longer. It's been two weeks since our stay and I still wake up expecting fresh warm muffins and coffee to be delivered, can't tell you how much we miss that! Thanks again Geri, The Kane's
You are so welcome, it was my pleasure. A great turn out for what might not have been...thank you and I look forward to seeing you again.
4.0 on October 30, 2011
We visit Door County every year during October to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed at the Black Walnut 2 years ago and enjoyed it so much, we decided to return. Mike and Geri are wonderful hosts, the home is beautiful and the food is divine! We highly recommend the Black Walnut.
5 on October 26, 2011
I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast and the Black Walnut exceeded any expectations I had. The rooms were excellent and well worth the price. The breakfasts, including the homemade baked goods, were delicious. We had a great time and I would recommend this guest house to anyone!
4.0 on October 17, 2011
We really enjoyed the "at home" feeling and the excellent breakfasts. Geri was such a delight to talk with. The cookies and hot chocolate were a special treat in the evenings after a day of hiking in the state parks. This was our first stay at the Black Walnut Guest House but it won't be our last.
4.6 on October 05, 2011
Excellent service, very friendly, beautiful house, fantastic breakfast. Great location as well.
4.6 on October 03, 2011
I would stay again ! It was our first bed and breakfast and it was great!
5 on September 29, 2011
This was our first visit to Door County, and to a bed and breakfast. The pictures on the website are exactly what you get when you go. The room was very cozy and comfortable, the Continental Plus breakfasts were delicious! The B&B was quiet and made for a very relaxing weekend. We will be back!
5 on September 01, 2011
We will return to the Black Walnut when we're in Door County...
4.4 on August 24, 2011
Room was beautiful. Food was excellent. Geri even made us a bag lunch to take with us on our bike ride. Bed was a little soft for my taste but that was minor. Will definitly go there again and will recommend to anyone. Was equal or better than the much higher priced alternatives farther north in Door County.
4.8 on August 17, 2011
My wife and I celebrated our first anniversary at the Black Walnut Guest House. Everything was great and the breakfast was outstanding. We definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay at a bed and breakfast.
5 on August 14, 2011
The Black Walnut was an absolute treat! The room was beautiful and extremely comfortable and well-outfitted. The atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. The breakfast was nothing short of amazing. We can't wait to come back!
5 on August 12, 2011
This was our fifth stay at The Black Walnut and it is still as great as the first time. I almost hate to let others know about it because we consider it or home away from home and don't want it to change. Geri and Mike have always been great to deal with, and they have always gone out of their way to make our stay special. It is our favorite way to celebrate our anniversary. The breakfasts are great and plentiful, and the chocolate chip cherry cookies are to die for. Keep up the good work!
5 on August 01, 2011
Geri's attention to detail and personal service was amazing. The breakfast, delivered each morning to your door, was delicious. The room was adorable and quiet. We never saw the other guest nor did we hear them. It was just the place we needed, to relax and enjoy the area.
4.8 on July 21, 2011
Our stay at the Black Walnut Guest House was so amazing! From the fresh baked muffins and wonderful fruit cups to the fresh green tea lemonade and fresh baked chocolate chip cherry cookies! Our room was absolutely wonderful. We had a beautiful patio that we could be out and enjoy. We would definintely stay at this B & B again and would recommend it to anyone else. Thank you so much to the owners and all of their hard work! Thank you again, Amber and Joe Christman
5 on July 20, 2011
My husband and I wanted to have a special 3-night/4 day 40th wedding anniversary retreat in Door County. From the moment we arrived our innkeeper treated us with care, respect, and spoiled us with wonderful snacks and beverages. She was never intrusive, but always available either in the house, or by cell phone. Her attention to detail, green products, and organic, homemade, delicious food was incredible! We stayed in the Arts & Crafts Mission Room at the Black Walnut. I thought my husband would be most comfortable in this rich, beautifully solid wood paneled, masculine room. We are members of the Twin Cities Bungalow Club (http://www.bungalowclub.org/) so we especially appreciated the artful furnishings true to the era. The fireplace is in the middle of this large room, which made it feel like we were really in a suite. This room is marvelous! I must say, nothing prepared me for what I experienced at the Black Walnut for breakfast. A soft knock at the designated time we asked to be wakened for breakfast and a quiet “Good morning…” woke me compassionately from my sleep. When we opened the door to our room an amazing huge tray of artfully arranged food greeted us on a tray stand. Every morning I shouted to my husband, “Stop! Don’t touch anything! I have to get my camera!” What greeted our senses was a very full tray of homemade granola & a cute pitcher of milk, hot, fresh muffins right out of the oven, an artfully designed yogurt parfait, organic oatmeal, different, fresh, cut-up fruit every morning, yummy organic fruit juices, and organic Kashi cold cereals. This private, sweet breakfast time was romantic in the room or out on our cute deck. I’m so happy we chose the Black Walnut Guest House for our special anniversary. We will have to go back this fall…I’m not waiting for another anniversary! The Black Walnut Guest House is the best-kept secret in Door County. Please don’t miss it!
5 on July 18, 2011
My husband and I went to the Black Walnut to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. I booked Black Walnut since it had the "cabin" room that made it feel like we were staying in our own little cabin space, but we also got the amenities of a B&B (breakfast, daily cleanings, local advice). We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Geri (the proprietor) was wonderful; she told us where we could find live music, had numerous brochures on-hand to help us plan our days, and she even called around to see which restaurants could accommodate a vegetarian at a fish boil. I can't write a review of Black Walnut without mentioning the delicious breakfast. We couldn't wait for her knock on the door each morning with fresh fruit, fruit parfaits, baked goods, tea and coffee. You can choose what you want each morning, but we stuck with what we ordered the first day since it was so delicious. The cabin room had a semi-private balcony so we were also able to enjoy our breakfast outside each morning. I liked that there was no communal seating for all of the B&B guests; I came to share the vacation with my husband so it was nice that we had that separation from the other guests. Lastly, the attention to detail was a pleasant surprise. Geri has 4 different rooms and while I only saw our room, it was clear that she had put a lot of thought and effort into the decoration of our "cabin" room. Everything from the shelving, to the old fashioned stove, to the artwork screamed cabin (except the very up-to-date shower and hot tub...those didn't feel like they belonged in a cabin since they were very updated which we appreciated!). I was very impressed with the effort put into following the theme of the room. If you are looking for a wonderfully helpful and friendly host, privacy, a delicious breakfast and a unique and meticulously decorated accommodation, Black Walnut is the place to stay. We can't wait to go back!
4.4 on July 18, 2011
The Inn keeper Geri is extraordinarily nice and will go out of her way to make your stay as pleasent as possible. If you are looking for a romantic get away, or perhaps just a relaxing vacation free from all the comercialized non-sense running rampant around the penninsula, this is definitely the place to stay. We had no complaints what-so-ever about the Black Walnut and our only regret was that we weren't able to stay longer. Cheers!
5 on July 06, 2011
This was the third time we stayed at the Black Walnut and every time has been wonderful. Geri and Mike are always accommodating and make you feel at home. The rooms are private and comfortable - each one has it's own distinct style and charm. Breakfast is made fresh every day. We plan on staying there every year.
4.6 on June 27, 2011
The Black Walnut Guest House was just what the Dr. ordered for my wife and I: a nice, clean room with a spacious 2-person jacuzzi and a lovely patio on a small balcony. The breakfast was fantastic--great muffins and the best parfait I've ever had. They even found an earring left behind by my wife and had it shipped to us free of charge! We will surely come back!
4.0 on June 27, 2011
Geri was very accomodating and helpful. She went out of her way to make things perfect. We most enjoyed the delicious and healthy breakfasts! Thanks!
5 on June 07, 2011
We stayed at the Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast for a 3 day get away to Door County, WI and had a wonderful stay!! This was our first time at a Bed & Breakfast and were greatly amazed!! This is a beautiful house with such a variety of room styles to choose from. We stayed in the Eastlake Room, with our favorite part of the room being up the stairs in the whirlpool tower!! We spent every evening up there and it was a GREAT wind down from the day!! The food was wonderful; fresh cut up fruit, homemade muffins, hard boiled eggs, oatmeal... The breakfast tray came with freshly picked flowers every morning!! We had a wonderful stay and would like to thank Geri & Mike for making our get away exactly what we needed!!
5 on June 03, 2011
My husband and I had a great (but too-short) stay at the Black Walnut Guest House. Wonderfully clean, great back deck, awesome room and furnishings, very quiet despite being near-capacity, with the best breakfast ever! We only stayed one night and were so sorry we had leave such a warm and peaceful environment. Shortly after our departure we were informed that we left some items behind and they were graciously returned via post the next day. The Black Walnut understands customer service!
5 on June 03, 2011
My husband & I have never stayed at a B&B before, so when we received a gift certificate from my sisters we were excited. We went on the WiB&B website to choose a place to stay for my birthday. We knew that we wanted to stay in Door Co. So, among all the choices, we decided on The Black Walnut Guest House. What a great choice! I don't know how we can stay anywhere else. Geri set the bar way too high! First we arrived & she showed us the room. Wow!!! It was even more beautiful in person. It had a double sided fireplace & a whirlpool tub. Also we had a georgous balcony to enjoy wine & coffee on. I could go on & on about the room, but the breakfast deserves the all the glory. I am gluten free, so I did not expect to be able to eat much of the breakfast, but Geri went above & beyond. She made GF muffins, oatmeal & GF granola. Everything was organic & oh so yummy. There is nothing like eating breakfast in bed on my birthday, especially when it is so wholesome & so good! I will definitely be recommending The Black Walnut Guest House to EVERYONE I know. Thanks Geri for such a great time. Jessica Colton
Jessica, thank you for the great review. It was my pleasure to prepare breakfast for you and am thrilled you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you again. And please do tell all of your friends... Sincerely, Geri
5 on April 17, 2011
Stayed in the cottage room and loved the mirror on the ceiling in the hot tub. Going to return next year for sure!!!
3.0 on April 04, 2011
We arrived on a Thursday and departed on a saturday morning. The room Is spacious. And well appointed. The linens were very soft and the bed comfortable. There are cookies and hot water for tea or hot chocolate put out every day. The whirlpool tub in the arts and crafts room was huge and the water was hot enough to fill the entire tub. The inn keepers are attendant without being intrusive. The breakfast is for the light eater consisting of delicious muffins coffee/tea, a variety of juices and hot or cold cereals and a yogurt granola combination and or fresh fruit. It's will fill you up but go out for breakfast is your expecting eggs / pancake type of breakfast. Breakfast is delivered to your door in the morning. There are some current DVDs at your disposal and a little bistro outside the room on the balcony. The price is what you would typically expect to pay for this time of year in door county. All in all a good experience I have stayed in two other places in door county and liked them both more for various reasons. One would be the white lace inn and the other is the barbican that has the huge coach house that I loved !!!
Thank you Andrea for your descriptive review. I am happy to accommodate a special breakfast request and look forward to doing so upon your return.
3.8 on March 28, 2011
Very organic and earth friendly place. The food was excellent, but not a lot of choice. The only downside was the room didn't have a bathroom door. Other than that, the stay was great. Will recommend to other people.
Thank you for your review and noticing that we do our best to be 'green'. This would be the cottage room that you are referring to and I apologize that the door on the bathroom does not provide enough privacy. Every other room has a solid full length door to the bathroom. Maybe try another room next time and we can discuss breakfast too.
4.8 on March 01, 2011
Room amenities far exceeded our expectations and the food was great. Couldn't have asked for a better relaxing getaway.
5 on February 27, 2011
We loved the Black Walnut..awesome rooms,great breakfast,service was amazing!! We will for sure go back!
5 on February 25, 2011
As soon as my wife and I stepped into this beautiful B&B near downtown Sturgeon Bay, we immediately started making plans to send our parents here for upcoming events. The staff was polite, if not stealthy in their accommodating guests. The breakfasts were amazing! The rooms were warm, cozy and spacious. the bed was incredibly comfortable. And the location was very accessible. All in all, we had a great time. Thank you!
You're welcome! Thank you very much. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to accomodating your parents and seeing you again too.
5 on February 12, 2011
Very relaxing & quiet place to stay. Breakfast is served on your time and is presented well. Chocolate, cookies and beverages are there for you to enjoy anytime during the day. The inkeepers make you feel at home. We would highly recommend this place to everyone.
5 on January 18, 2011
Black walnut was absolutely amazing, I wasn't expecting the quality of service that we received but she did amazing. I would absolutely go back for another trip, and u believe we are planning on going to door county again this summer and staying at black walnut. Everything was perfect A+!!!!
4.6 on January 14, 2011
The rooms were even better then the picture can show!! Geri was wonderful in setting up special arrangements before we arrived. They even have sample menu's for the places in the area. Will come back again!!
4.0 on January 04, 2011
Wonderful experience, easy to understand why it is Sturgeon Bays #1 B & B
4.6 on October 26, 2010
Great food, great service. I stayed in the cabin room, which was great, except I would have liked to have had a table. Except for one chair, there was no where other than the bed to sit in the room. There was a table on the deck with 2 chairs, and having immediate access to the deck was great. definately recommend!
Hello, you are correct in saying that the Cabin room does not have more than one 'comfy' chair to sit on other than the bed. We have provided 2 folding chairs and a folding table in the room for guest convenience. This has been an ongoing search for me to situate this room and find just the right furniture to provide our guests with the best situation and comfort. I will continue my thoughts and am confident that in my search I will find the right solution for the cabin room. Every other room at The Black Walnut Guest House does have a table and 2 chairs in the room. Thank you for your comments and for sharing a positive experience in every other aspect of your stay.
4.0 on October 17, 2010
I surprised my husband for our 33rd wedding anniversary, and was more than pleased with our stay at The Black Walnut! Geri greeted us and gave us an overview of the amenities. We were fortunate to arrive before any other guests and had the wonderful opportunity to peak into each of the other suites. Each is unique, and I can't wait for our next opportunity to stay here. We were in the Arts & Crafts Room, and I was surprised at how much room we had - the photos are great, but the rooms are even better in person. Breakfast was delivered with a soft knock at the door, and when we opened it, we were thrilled to see a beautiful tray complete with fresh flowers. The fresh baked muffins were delicious as was the coffee which we enjoyed on our own little porch area. Everything was quiet and peaceful and exceptional. I recommend The Black Walnut highly. Thank you Geri and Mike!
5 on October 13, 2010
Absolutely the perfect bed and breakfast. Extremely accommodating to our dietary needs. Geri's breakfasts were the best! A wonderful place to stay and will recommend it to everyone who is going to Door Co. Thanks for a relaxing stay.
4.4 on October 07, 2010
Gerri was super nice and it was so warm and welcoming coming in during the pooring rain. Loved it and would definately come back again.
5 on February 17, 2010
We just spent Valentine's Day in the Arts and Crafts room. It was perfect! It was quiet and private the whole time. Geri is one of the nicest people I have ever met. And now to the best part of this: the breakfast. Geri honored my special request for stuffed french toast, and it was to die for! Not only did we get that, we also got fresh fruit, a parfait made with her homemade granola, and other delicious items we requested. It was an awesome experience, and we will definitely be back!
5 on October 12, 2009
We really enjoyed our visit to the Black Walnut Guest House. Geri was a gracious host who was there to answer questions or attend any needs but not intrusive. We stayed in the Eastlake room and were not disappointed. It was clean and beautiful. Loved the fireplace since the weather had turned cold on us that weekend. Loved the touches like the fresh flowers, cookies in the afternoon (delicious). The breakfast was exceptional. The cherry muffins were to die for. We would definitely recommend this B&B to others.