At The Waters Edge

N7136 State Hwy 42 , Algoma, WI 54201 USA (Show map)
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Located ON the scenic Lake Michigan shoreline, just a short drive to Door County, 'at the Waters Edge' is the perfect bed and breakfast to enjoy a romantic get-a-way, anniversary or just a 'break from it all'. ALL of our generously sized THEMED rooms feature PRIVATE ENTRANCES, PRIVATE BATHS and on-the-lake views. Come see our new 1500 sq ft deck overlooking the lake. Wake in the morning to a serene sunrise off the lake and the smell of coffee brewing fresh at our 'coffee bar', then end the day by drifting off to sleep listening to the sound of Lake Michigan waves gently crashing on our private natural pebble beach. It's all here and waiting for you..."at the Waters Edge."



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.2

What a view!

3.8 on August 14, 2017

We stayed in the Honeymoon suite and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our schedule did not permit us to have breakfast either day, so I cannot comment on that. Loved the view from our room and private deck seating area. Recommendations for dinner in town were outstanding, so don't forget to ask for a coupon. We would definitely stay there again!

Shoreline Breeze

4.2 on October 12, 2016

We arrived late but Kerry and Dave made sure we were able to get into our room. We were surprise to hear the waves and see our room. This was our very first experience in a Bed and Breakfast Inn. From the wonderful hospitality, story telling, and meeting new people each morning made our experience an opportunity we would do again at "The Waters Edge." We stayed in the "Northern Woods," which was perfect for us. The feel of the room and the waves hitting the shoreline made us feel like we were back in HI. If you want to have a wonderful and charming time, Kerry and Dave will make you feel at home, your room will remind you how it feels to be near the shoreline, and all the attractions you can visit around the area during your stay. We plan to revisit them soon again. Thank you Kerry and Dave for your wonderful hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
I am so glad you guys enjoyed your 3 night stay with us.... sometimes I think we forget how really nice it is here, but reviews like your remind us!

- Dave (innkeeper)

Great Place To Stay

4.6 on October 08, 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here. The innkeepers were very nice to work with. Our room was very nice also. We plan on coming back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review, see you next time!

- Dave (innkeeper)

Right Next to Lake Michigan!

4.2 on October 03, 2016

A delightful bed and breakfast located just south of the Door County line. My wife and I really enjoyed hearing the Lake Michigan waves as we went to sleep at night. Good breakfast too.

Innkeeper Response
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The waves are really great, especially with a bonfire!!

- Dave (innkeeper)

Great Time

3.0 on August 30, 2016

Very nice place to stay. Loved everything about it. People were so nice. Breakfast could have been a little later.

Innkeeper Response
I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As for a later time for breakfast, when we opened up 8 years ago, we served at 8:30am. We survey our guests the entire first year and offered a 8am, 8:30am or 9am breakfast. Over 80% wanted 8am.... and some even earlier. So we went with what our guests told us!

- Dave Anderson (innkeeper)

Beautiful Venue

3.4 on July 04, 2016

Breakfast was yummy but choices were limited. Hosts were very accommodating, really enjoyed the wild animals and lake view.

Innkeeper Response
I am glad you enjoyed your stay and our breakfast. As for being limited, we serve up to 14 guests every morning, so having a "menu" would be impossible. Our dishes take approx. 1 hour to make, and we have several that we serve. So, if you stay here 2+ nights, you will never get the same breakfast twice. And we always rotate between a sweet dish (apple pankcakes, stuffed blueberry French toast, peach praline) and an egg dish (soufflé, Mexican quiche, country pepper scramble) among others!!

- Dave Anderson (innkeeper)

A Nice Place To Get Away To!

4.4 on November 09, 2015

We stayed At the Waters Edge recently and were very happy with our experience! We had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before. Experienced beautiful sunrises right on Lake Michigan. Kari makes a delicious breakfast and is so outgoing and personable. We would stay there again!

Great Getaway

4.4 on October 24, 2015

We had never stayed at a Bed and Breakfast before and we were pleasantly surprised. Kari's breakfasts were outstanding! We enjoyed the conversation with the other guests and Kari is doing what she is called to do. A real people person! The view is outstanding. Beautiful sunrise right outside your private entrance door. A great job on decorating the themed rooms. Would highly recommend this place! When we return to the Door County area we will stay there again.

Best Hosts and View we've ever had at a B&B!

5 on August 08, 2013

From the moment Kari greeted us when we arrived, she made us feel like good friends she hadn't seen in awhile! She's a genuinely happy person and witty conversationalist. The rooms are nicely detailed and supplied with comforts of home. Sit out on the deck and enjoy the best view of Lake Michigan from only 30 yds away. I'm not lying when I say that you will crave Kari's delicious breakfasts after you leave. We have stayed at several other B&Bs around the Midwest...this is the best!


5 on June 25, 2012

From the moment we arrived, we felt completely welcomed by the hosts, Kari and Dave. They treated us like family! The huge deck and lake views are wonderful, and they have little conversation and relaxing areas that are very cozy. Our room had everything we needed and more, including information about the area and books related to our theme, "Tropical Paradise." We didn't need to use the fireplace even though I wanted to! We liked having a little fridge to keep what we brought cold. I can't forget to mention the food, because it was so delicious! I have never had a cheese souffle or peach praline french toast before, but I hope to again because they were both amazing. And the coffee was great too! Don't pass this place up, it is everything you could want and more! I can't wait to return! A very happy guest :)

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Rooms & Rates

Harley Davidson

A fun place to ‘park your bike’. Cheerful, colorful and definitely a landing place after a day’s ride. Featuring authentic gear and accessories, you’ll feel right at home in your leathers. This is a suite for the discriminating rider who wants no more than hog heaven surrounding the getaway experience. And, when you’ve had enough of the insides, sit on your own second floor deck watching the day pass around Lake Michigan. Put yourself in low gear and idle away.

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

$109 - $159


Our most popular suite featuring fireplace, a new King Bed, romance galore and an incredible setting. Love is all around you . . . literally! Many guests have complimented the feel and romance of the suite, enjoying the time they spend here. Spectacular views of Lake Michigan await you from your second story and very private balcony.

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

$129 - $179


Explore classic Hollywood in this room. A romantic suite, just off the breakfast room and lake access via first floor patio. Private chairs and table await you on a huge deck just outside your door overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, our backyard. Reminisce among the many ‘finds’ in this suite.

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

$99 - $129


A wonderfully cozy and truly Northwood’s feel await your exploration in this unique 2nd story and private balcony suite. Exposed wood, color that compliments and all kinds of woodcraft makes this experience something you would normally find on the north shore of Lake Superior. So why travel all that way when you can enjoy it in Algoma!

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

$99 - $139

Tropical Paradise

This very warm and tropically themed respite awaits you for a ‘blended experience’ of fruity concoction. This makes the ‘5 o’ clock’ in the afternoon cocktail all that more enjoyable from your deck on the second floor overlooking the expansive lawns, shoreline and lake activity around ‘at the Waters Edge’.

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

$109 - $159


Take note of the many forms that music plays in this oversized first floor suite now with a King Bed! Instruments, scales and color adorn this suite for music lovers who will enjoy the whimsical combination of elements found in every corner and wall. Private chairs and table await you on a huge deck just outside your door overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, our backyard. Easy access is available with an extra outside door leading to the driveway.

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

$119 - $169


Navigate your way into a great getaway now with a King Bed! Cast your line and anchor your thoughts in this themed suite that awaits your Great Lakes discovery. Many items in this handicapped suite are from Great Lakes lighthouses or area locales having to do with lake travel. Enjoy a cup of morning coffee at private chairs and table on a huge deck just outside your door overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, our backyard. . Here is a great place to be your own castaway!

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

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Location Type

Downtown, Lakefront, Small town, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Sailing, Shopping, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night stay on weekends
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit taken, but credit card will be held on file.
  • Cancellations: We must receive at least a ten day notice for any cancellation and are subject to a $35 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than ten days, no shows and early check-outs will be charged to your credit card for the full nights of reservation, regardless of the reason
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Dave and Kari Anderson

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  • Time Served: 8:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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