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The Black Walnut Guest House

Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 USA (Show map)
4.8
128 Reviews
$92 - $195
per night

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Situated in a quiet neighborhood seconds from the Jefferson street shops and just a short walk to Sturgeon Bay's Historic downtown. You will find fine and casual dining and wonderful specialty shops. The Black Walnut has four uniquely decorated guest rooms, one that is sure to your liking.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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great place

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


Sturgeon Bay Gem

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.


Quiet, Relaxing Stay in the Heart of Sturgeon Bay

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!


Relaxing in Door County

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.


A wonderful stay!

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.


Above and Beyond, Wonderful!

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!


Black Walnut GH

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.


Black Walnut was great

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!


Wonderful stay

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.


Love this place!

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.


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field) 50 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf Courses, Kayak, Biking, Hiking, Relaxing, Day Spa, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Videos , Video and DVD library in common room, some rooms with Ipod dock, afternoon cold beverages, ask for iron and ironing board, Cookie jar is always full, hot beverages in the evening and upon request

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Watching the sunset, Relaxing, Wineries, Wine tours, Lighthouse tours, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: bed not available for a third person in any room
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: please call for 1 night stay availability
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night or half the room rate is required upon making a reservation, can mail a check to be received within 7 days. 1 night stays require payment in full.
  • Cancellations: If cancellation is necessary and the room is re-rented or a 14 day advance notice is verbally given, your deposit will be refunded. A NO CANCELLATION policy is in effect for all 1 night stays.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Geri and Mike

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

Mike and I enjoy anything to do with the outdoors. We golf and bike, walk and just enjoy spending time outside. We grill out often and like to picnic. My calling was to be in the hospitality business and so I have been my entire working life.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 7:30 - 10am
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


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454 North 7th Avenue , Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 USA (Show map)

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