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Thorp House Inn & Cottages

4135 Bluff Lane P.O. Box 490, Fish Creek, WI 54212 USA (Show map)
79 Reviews
$155 - $235
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Conveniently centered in the heart of Fish Creek village, just one block above Main Street. A dense forest and limestone bluff provide a natural backdrop for the property which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn was the inspiration for LaVyrle Spencer's bestseller "Bittersweet". The 5 Inn guest rooms are authentically detailed with antiques and documentary wall coverings. Our 6 cottages are decorated in country antiques - most with wood burning fireplaces and whirlpools. Upon arrival, guests may not want to get back into their car for days. The waterfront and beach are just a block away and Peninsula State Park...just another 2 blocks. The many attractions within Fish creek include: fine dining, boutiques, galleries, live theatres, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Historic Noble House (both open for touring in summer). The Inn and its Cottages are open all year and host the first stop on the "Fish Creek Historic Inns Progressive Dinners" held on the first three weekends of December and also on the first weekend of January. Please see our website for more information.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.4
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.0

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Atradition of summer vacationing at the Thorp House

4.4 on August 27, 2012

The Thorp House has been our family's summer vacation home for more than twenty years. Three generations of our family have experienced the Thorp House experience. The staff and properitors are always there to serve and make our vacations relaxing and comfortable. They also provide an affordable two week vacation for us. I highly recommend the Thorp House Inn and Cottages to anyone. Allen Vogt

3 Days in the Door.

4.2 on August 23, 2012

The location, staff and house were wonderful. Everyone was very helpful and kind during our stay. The breakfast was not very good...actually really kind of disappointing. On our last day we refrained from eating it, and ate breakfast down the road.

Anniversary trip

3.6 on July 09, 2012

Wonderful location, very beautiful room. The whirlpool was wonderful to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. lack of hot water in morning routine. Would have enjoyed a little more substantial breakfast (pancakes, omelet, anytype of breakfast meat) instead of fruit, muffin, boiled egg and a artichoke strata. Staff seemed friendly, didn't spend much visiting time with us. Also had let them know it was a Anniversary Trip and thought they may leave a surprise in our room. (heard the Thorp Inn had done this in the past) Overrall would recommend to others.

Girls' Weekend

3.6 on May 20, 2012

The location could not be better, the shops and restaurants of Fish Creek are right outside your door. The pictures online didn't do our cottage justice. That is something I worry about when I see pictures online, that they will be better then the real thing. No worries here. The cottage was adorable, comfortable, and the dining nook was larger then it appeared online. I was annoyed that a place, clearly designed for more then 2 people, had a per person fee. It had 3 beds in two bedrooms, yet you have to pay $20/night for each person over 2. They do tell you this up front, so it isn't a surprise. But it makes me question the value, especially in the off season. They don't clean daily, and you are expected to do your dishes and remove your trash when you leave. I am not sure what extra cost there is to them to justify charging me $40 a night extra for 4 people instead of 2. As far as the service, the room was spotless. However our DVD player didn't function. When we asked about it, we basically got blew us off by saying she didn't know anything about how to set it up so she could take a look but it wouldn't be much use. So we decided to figure it out ourselves. Eventually we realized something was broken, so we called back to see if we could get a new one. The innkeeper told us she was off site, so it would be a bit before she could get there. We eventually get a new DVD player, which we were very appreciative of but I do feel like the situation should have been handled more professionally and that we shouldn't have been made to feel like we were inconveniencing them. There is no breakfast included for cottages, so I can't speak to the food. Over all. Location was great. Cottage was adorable and clean. Value was okay. Service so-so. I would consider staying there again, but they haven't earned my loyalty and on my next trip I will probably give somewhere else a shot.

Great Place

4.8 on February 09, 2012

Great rooms, great bathrooms, and even better service. Fantastic breakfast.

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Location Type



Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Peninsula Art School, Historic Noble House, Door Community Auditorium, Golf Courses, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Historic Guided Walks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Historic Guided Walks, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: yes, in cottages
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights on Summer, Fall and Holiday weekends, 2 nights during mid-week
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% is required on all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be made on Cottage cancellations received 3 weeks prior to the reserved date and on Inn room cancellations with 2 weeks prior notice. Deposits on cancellations with less than the required notice will be refunded if the space is re-rented. A $20 cancellation fee will be deducted from all refunds.



Melanie Camp, Innkeeper

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Continental Plus

  • Cost: Inn rooms only
  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: Library, Breakfast/dining area

Details Diamond Collection

4135 Bluff Lane , P.O. Box 490, Fish Creek, WI 54212 USA (Show map)

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