Country House Resort

2468 Sunnyside Road , Sister Bay, WI 54234 USA (Show map)

About

In 1907 Dr. Sebald Fichtner opened "Forest Idyll" on the former Ingebret Torgerson farm, the first homestead in Sister Bay. The beautiful old building, a historic landmark, has become one of Door County's most outstanding places to stay, the Country House Resort. Additions, remodeling and refurbishing have been continuous throughout the years, retaining the charm of a country inn while adding the amenities of an elegant resort. With 46 exceptionally attractive rooms and suites, most have private balconies overlooking the bay, fountains and gardens, many with two-person whirlpools, two-person showers and fireplaces. Enjoy the complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, oversized whirlpool, heated swimming pool, tennis, rowboats, bikes, nature trail and dock, all on site.

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Overall
3.7

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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service4.0
  • Value3.5
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Country House Resort

3.0 on July 21, 2008

Country House Resort is a wonderful place for a relaxing vacation. The location is excellent for exploring The Door. The grounds of the resort are well kept & accommodations are nice. They have a very good breakfast. We stay here each year.


Wonderful Stay

4.4 on May 30, 2008

We enjoyed our time this past weekend at the Country House Resort. It was so quiet and relaxing. The atmosphere is wonderful and the scenery was amazing. Our room had a great view! The staff was pleasant as well. We hope to return again!


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Rooms & Rates

King Water View Room

Sit on your private balcony taking in the panoramic view of Sister Bay. Our more spacious King Water View rooms offer additional room to spread out. The reclining lounge chair is the perfect spot to enjoy a good book or catch a nap. Of course you can never spend too much time sitting on your private balcony taking in the panoramic view of Sister Bay. These are single hotel room type units with private bathrooms. - Tub/shower in bathroom and sink with granite counter top in main room. - Private water view balcony with cocktail table and chairs - King bed with pillow top mattress - Plush hypoallergenic pillows and feather/down pillows - 32" flat screen TV, DVD Blue-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - Small refrigerator, microwave and coffee & tea service - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps and shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $80 - $189

Two Queen Water View Room

With 2 Queen-size beds this room offers lots of flexibility. Stand on your private balcony and look out over the tree tops onto the stunning blue waters of Sister Bay. Enjoy a snack, or make a steaming cup of coffee in your room whenever you wish. These are single hotel room type units with private bathrooms. - Tub/shower in bathroom and sink with granite counter top in main room. - Private water view balcony with cocktail table and chairs - King bed with pillow top mattress - Plush hypoallergenic pillows and feather/down pillows - 32" flat screen TV, DVD Blue-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - Small refrigerator, microwave and coffee & tea service - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps and shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $189

Carriage House

This unique one-of-a kind accommodation is a favorite among repeat guests and is our largest with Specialty Room amenities. It is a stand alone unit located on the edge of the main parking lot. The open beam architecture and ceiling fan give it a private cottage feel. The room is situated on the second floor which allows the balcony to overlook the yard and tree tops with glimpses of a water view. These are single hotel room type units with private bathrooms. - Tub/shower in bathroom and sink with granite counter top in main room. - Semi-private balcony with a partial water view, cocktail table and chairs - King bed with pillow top mattress and feather pillows - Two person whirlpool tub - Large body spray shower - Small refrigerator, microwave, wet bar and coffee & tea service - 32" flat screen TV, DVD Blu-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps and shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $172 - $209

Specialty Room Water View

Perfect for a romantic get-a-way or relaxing escape. Our Specialty Rooms are perfect for a romantic get-a-way or relaxing escape. Enjoy the breathtaking view from outside on your private balcony or relax inside with a soak in your in-room whirlpool. Rejuvenate in the large body spray shower with rainfall shower head. These are single hotel room type units with private bathrooms. - Tub/shower in bathroom and sink with granite counter top in main room. - Private water view balcony with cocktail table and chairs - King or Queen bed with pillow top mattress - Plush hypoallergenic pillows and feather/down pillows - Small refrigerator, microwave and coffee & tea service - 32" flat screen TV, DVD Blue-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps and shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $122 - $209

Queen Water View

Enjoy the stunning view from your private water view balcony. The soothing sounds of the three-tier fountain will enchant you.The beauty of the flower gardens, tree tops and waters of Sister Bay will captivate you. These are single hotel room type units with private bathrooms. - Tub/shower in bathroom and sink with granite counter top in main room. - Private water view balcony with cocktail table and chairs - Queen bed with pillow top mattress - Plush hypoallergenic pillows and feather/down pillows - 32" flat screen TV, DVD Blue-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - Small refrigerator, microwave and coffee & tea service - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps and shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $170

1st Floor Water View Suite

Indulge yourself in the spacious accommodations and amenities of these suites. Soak in the two person whirlpool tub while enjoying the ambiance of the gas fireplace and the view through the balcony doors. Prepare hors devours or a light meal in the great room dining area and enjoy the privacy and each others company. Complete your day on the private balcony gazing at the stars and the moon on the water. - Private water view balcony with cocktail table and chairs - Separate bedroom and Great Room areas - King bed with pillow top mattress - Plush hypoallergenic pillows and feather/down pillows - Gas fireplace and two person whirlpool - Small refrigerator with freezer, microwave, wet bar and coffee & tea service - Dishes and silverware - Flat screen TVs, DVD Blu-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps and shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $146 - $272

2nd Floor Water View Suite

In addition to the same spacious floor plan as our 1st Floor Suites, these units feature a 2nd bedroom & full bath in a loft area overlooking the great room and a water view thru the dormer window. While these suites will accommodate a family or two couples, they are most often chosen by a couple for the 2nd floor view, the spacious atmosphere of the vaulted ceilings & skylights. - Private water view balcony w/ cocktail table & chairs - Two bedrooms & a Great Room area - Second bedroom & full bath in a semi-private loft overlooking the Great Room - Gas fireplace & two person whirlpool - 32" flat screen TV, DVD Blue-ray player w/ Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room and throughout property - King beds with pillow top mattress - Plush hypoallergenic pillows & feather/down pillows - Small refrigerator w/ freezer, microwave, wet bar and coffee & tea service - Dishes & silverware - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps & shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $156 - $287

Penthouse Suite

This may be one of the most unique and breathtaking accommodations in Door County. The 1600 sq. ft. suite encompasses the top floor of the main building with a stunning view of the 3 tier fountain & a panoramic view of the waters of Sister Bay. Once a private residence for the resort owners & manager it now hosts honeymoon couples, families and those who appreciate unique luxury. - Private water view balcony at the apex of the main building - Master Bedroom - King pillow top mattress & feather pillows - Master Bath with 2 person whirlpool tub & shower - 2nd bedroom - Queen pillow top mattress & feather pillows - 2nd full bath with shower - Sleeps 7 maximum - Gas fireplace - Queen & twin size sofa sleeper - Full kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave & dish washer - Dishes and cookware - Flat screen TVs, DVD Blu-ray player with Netflix capability - Free WI-FI in-room - Hair dryer - Plush terry velour robes - Premium soaps & shampoos

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $190 - $338

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Location

Location Type

Lakefront, Lakeview, Secluded, Small town, Waterview

Airport

Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field) 86 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking, Pool , Outdoor Whirlpool, Bikes, Boats, Tennis Court

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only smoking allowed in outdoor common areas but not private balc
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $20/day per dog, 2 dog Max, 80 lb max, only designated Rms

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 night minimum on most weekends- late June to mid August, some weekends in fall
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit required to guarantee reservation. Amount is usually one nights room rate.
  • Cancellations: Deposit less $20 service fee will be refunded only upon notice of cancellation received 14 days prior to arrival. No refund will be made for any cancellation received within 14 days of scheduled arrival. Deposit applies to last days of reservation.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jerry & Joan Zaug Warren Zaug

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

We have had a home next to the Country House for many years. We purchased the resort 27 years ago because we enjoy Door County and the natural beauty. You can enjoy the peaceful, secluded setting and our adult atmosphere (we accommodate adults an children 13 yrs and older) in one of our 46 rooms and suites. Most accommodations feature private water view balconies and many include in-room whirlpools and gas fireplaces. A wide variety of a room types offer options for many tastes and budgets.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 7 -10 AM approx May - Oct.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area