The Black Walnut Guest House

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


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

Wonderful Weekend Away!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

Bob and Tracis first 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

Innkeeper Response
Thank you guys. It was my pleasure! Happy to know you enjoyed it.

Queit Getaway

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your descriptive review of the room and offerings. I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay.

Black Walnut Guest House

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!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! What more could one ask for, right? Clean comfortable and quiet. That makes me happy. Look forward to the next time.

Very Accomodating!

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!

Could not have been happier!

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.

Awesome B&B

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.

Absolutely Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

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

Fantastic Stay

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!

First Rate

5 on June 03, 2015

Great place to stay. Breakfasts are fantastic.

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Location Type

Small town


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

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: please call for 1 night stay availability
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.



Geri and Mike

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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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Continental Plus

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free