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

Amazing fall getaway

5 on October 11, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed two nights staying at Black walnut. While I was initially disappointed it was a drive from all the towns in Door a county, this place made me quickly forget about all of that! We planned out all that we did accordingly. Our room was so cozy and comfortable. Everything was spectacular-breakfast delivered to our room and being able to actually eat breakfast in bed in front of the fireplace was very relaxing. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to others!

Awesome place to stay!

5 on September 18, 2016

This was our 6th stay at the Black Walnut and it was perfect! Geri is so friendly and her breakfast is amazing! It is quiet and relaxing. We can't wait to go back!

Great room and service

3.6 on August 29, 2016

We stayed in the Arts & Crafts room. It is a very nice room- spacious. Breakfast met my expectations, nothing spectacular but not bad. The only "issue" is that the room gets very cold. The keeper told us the neighboring room was controlled by the same thermostat and that room gets warm. The result for the other room, I hope, is comfortable but for us very cold. She did close all vents and we opened window to help lower the temp. It helped. I suppose I'd recommend the room but do want to warn future guests of this.

Always a perfect stay at the Black Walnut

5 on August 06, 2016

My husband and I stayed at the BW to celebrate our anniversary. It's always absolutely perfect. Quiet, delicious food, perfect accommodations for those who want to get away from it all. Will definitely stay there again.

Black Walnut in Sturgeon Bay

5 on August 03, 2016

Very clean. Breakfast served in room was excellent. No complaints.

Clean Room and Amazing Food

5 on July 27, 2016

The room was very clean! It seemed exceptionally clean in comparison to other places we've stayed. The breakfast food was amazing! Lots of variety available. We also enjoyed snacking on the cookies that were in the hallway snack table.

Best B&B in Door County!

5 on July 20, 2016

This is the best B&B we have ever been to, Door County and beyond. The host does a wonderful job of making you comfortable and very welcome while giving you space and privacy. Beautiful home, beautiful decorating (we stayed in the Cottage Room), and the breakfasts (which were delivered to our room at a time of our choosing) were INCREDIBLE. Organic, local, and presented beautifully. She was even able to modify menus for a gluten intolerance that we forgot to mention when booking. Pictures don't do this place justice!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for writing about your experience. I will always accommodate within reason and whenever it is possible. I believe I have already gotten a reservation from your referral! Love that! thank you. Happy you enjoyed your stay.

Relaxing place

5 on June 22, 2016

Very nice very clean. The morning breakfast was excellent

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! enough said. Happy you enjoyed your stay. Come back and visit again.

Return visitors...we love this place.

5 on June 19, 2016

We are return visitors to the Black Walnut, and we will return again. We love the place...there are lots of attractions in Door County to keep you busy, or you can just stay in your room and relax. It truly is a place for us to unwind and just enjoy ourselves at a leisurely pace. . I cannot recommend Black Walnut too's wonderful .

Our stay at Black Walnut Guest House was Wonderful!

4.0 on June 03, 2016

We stayed in the Arts & Crafts room, which is lovely. Breakfast, brought to our room on a beautifully arranged tray, was a real treat. We'd certainly return to the Black Walnut Guest House on our next trip to Door County and we highly recommend it to others.

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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