Thorp House Inn & Cottages

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

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 uniquely decorated with their own distinct character - most with 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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Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.0

Wren Cottage at Thorp House Inn and Cottages

4.6 on November 29, 2017

The Wren Cottage was perfect for our short Thanksgiving get away. The Inn and Cottages are conveniently located one block of the Main Street of Fish Creek therefore it was perfect to walk to the shops and restaurants in the area. We had all that we needed to make Thanksgiving dinner at the cottage. The fireplace was cozy and cable and WIFI were pleasant surprises. Stay here for your next trip to Fish Creek in Door County.


Charming House but a few issues

2.6 on November 05, 2017

This is a lovely property in a great location and it is very quiet. However, in our room, we found the bed too high, too soft and too small. The gas fireplace dried out the room and left us stuffed up in the morning but we loved the jacuzzi. Among the few toiletries provided was an intensely fragranced soap that made my throat close. The bathroom was really tiny and offered nowhere to put your own toiletries. The breakfast was really disappointing. Like many properties in Door County, they're not cooking on site and the options were limited to hard boiled eggs, granola (very good), a little fruit, packaged yogurts, lousy drip coffee and a bready, premade breakfast sandwich which invariably had pesto on it; I dont know who can stomach pesto in the morning,. esp in combination with turkey, egg and cheese, or on a bagel with cream cheese and tomato. At this price point, I expected to be able to have a decent latte or cappucino and have some fresh fruit around for snacking.


Highly recommend!

5 on October 11, 2017

A10 all around. Great staff. Owner very helpful. Wonderful breakfast. Loved the porch and only one block walk to the Main Street.


Lovely B&B

5 on October 09, 2017

Step back in time in this lovely turn of the century B&B. Beautifully decorated and maintained. Great staff. Walking distance to most things in Fish Creek. Highly recommend.


Wonderful getaway

5 on September 28, 2017

Beautiful rooms, fabulous breakfast, great house with outstanding service. Not one thing I could say to improve our 3 day stay. The location is great. One block off Main Street so we could walk everywhere down town and to harbor. Great value.


Back to Thorp House

4.0 on September 23, 2017

This was my third stay at the cottages. Host welcoming as always and cottage delightful. Highly recommended! I did not use on-site dining, so cannot comment on that, but my guess based on the overall excellence of this B&B is that the food at the Inn is wonderful.


Charming B&B

3.6 on September 22, 2017

I loved the house. Very authentic and homey feel. Everyone was very nice. The only thing I would change is in the room we stayed in had skylights and in the morning the sun was so bright at 6am. Could not sleep in because it was so bright. That was discouraging in the mornings.


Always a great time

4.2 on September 19, 2017

We have now stayed in the inn and in the cottages. I absolutely LOVE the inn - it's charming and just a great place to unwind and relax. The owner has down a fabulous job of keeping the natural beauty of the historic home while making sure everything is up to date. It is beautiful! This last time we stayed at the cottages because we had our 2 year old son with us. It was great! The cottage was small, but hence the name cottage! The bathroom in our cottage was really tiny with no tub so that was a bit of a challenge with the 2 year old, but my inlaws cottage had a tub so it worked out ok. We will definitely book here again!! It's a great location and great service!!


Lovely cottage for 2

5 on September 09, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed Dove cottage. We were there for 5 days & didn't want to leave. It's right in town so, you can walk to restaurants & shopping. Managers were very helpful. Comfortable bed. Fulley equipped kitchen. We highly recommend Thorp Inn & Cottages. We will be back. ¿¿ Barbara


Fantastic

5 on September 05, 2017

The property is historic and beautiful! Loved our room and the breakfast was delicious! The proprietor was friendly and an amazing chef! Can't wait to visit again!


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Rooms & Rates

#5 Quail Cottage - Breakfast Not Included

Breakfast Not Included. Complete renovation in Spring 2017. One of our largest cottages. This could be your little "Fish Creek House" featuring a corner gas fireplace. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with two twin beds. One full bathroom with jetted tub and shower. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

#6 Wren Cottage - Breakfast Not Included

Breakfast Not Included. Complete renovation. Cozy and charming with a gas fireplace. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a full bed. One full bathroom - shower only. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

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

Emma

Breakfast Included. A luxurious ceiling to floor canopy with side curtains surrounds an ornately carved queen size bed. The European Victorian furnishings, including the design of the documentary wallcovering, date back to the 1800's. A cozy reading nook and warm colors enhance the soothing quality of this room. French doors open to an opulent bath featuring a double whirlpool with skylight overhead and separate shower. Adults only. No Pets.

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

Everil

Breakfast Included. Elegant Neo-Classical style with lavish ornamentation. This room has it all. A 16 ft. cathedral ceiling, fireplace and double whirlpool make this room the luxurious hideaway you've been searching for. Seven shuttered windows view dense forest or a cobblestone courtyard. French doors reveal a private balcony. Queen size bed, private bath with shower and separate whirlpool. Adults only. No Pets.

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

Eliza

Breakfast Included. "English Style" rose chintz wallcovering in soft tones surrounds carved oak antiques from Europe. Two wing chairs provide cozy reading comfort. Fringed damask draperies frame a glimpse of the bay. Queen size bed. Private bath with shower only. Adults only. No Pets.

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

#1 Finch Cottage - Breakfast Not Included

Breakfast Not Included. Our smallest cottage is compact and quaint with lots of charm - the sort of little house that Goldilocks would choose. Features two bedrooms - each with a full bed. One full bathroom - shower only. Brick patio with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Available May through October. Rates based on 2 people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Maria

Breakfast Included. Serene shades of soft aquamarine and ivory lend a dreamy quality to this room. A hand tied lace canopy covers a queen-size four poster bed. The furnishings are in English scrubbed pine antiques. Windows are draped in creamy lace. A reading nook and glimpse of the bay make this room a favorite of many guests. Private bath with shower only. Adults only. No Pets.

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

#2 Teal Cottage - Breakfast Not Included

Breakfast Not Included. Newly renovated bath and kitchen. A private hideaway where you can't be found - yet close to everything in the village. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a full bed. One full bathroom - shower only. Gas fireplace. Deck with forest view. Children welcome. No Pets. Available May through October. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

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

Jessie

Breakfast Included. High Victorian in every detail. The queen size carved walnut bed with its eight foot headboard and matching armoire date back to the Renaissance Revival period. Adjoining the bedroom, through an arched entrance, is the "dressing room" with a double whirlpool and fireplace. A private bath with shower connects to the "dressing room". Both rooms are decorated in documentary wallpapers, oriental rugs and authentic period detail. Adults only. No Pets.

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

#3 Dove Cottage - Breakfast Not Included

Breakfast Not Included. "Scandanavian country" style. Perfect for just two or a family of three. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one tiny room with a twin bed. One full bathroom - shower/tub combination with whirlpool. Gas fireplace. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

#4 Lark Cottage - Breakfast Not Included

Breakfast Not Included. Completely renovated. Our largest and most popular cottage with a fieldstone gas fireplace. Features two bedrooms - one with a queen bed and one with a full and twin. One full bathroom with jetted tub and shower. Deck with grill. Children welcome. No Pets. Open all year. Rates based on 2 people. Add $20 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each additional child (17 years or younger). Call us directly to adjust booking rate for additional children.

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

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Green Bay, WI (GRB-Austin Strauble Field)

Directions to property:

From Green Bay take Exit 185 (Route 57) North to Sturgeon Bay. Route 57 will join with Route 42 which will take you up the Door County peninsula into Fish Creek. Upon entering the village , you will wind down a steep hill (the bluff). Turn right on Bluff Lane (first street on the right) which is one block before you reach Main Street. Thorp House Inn and Cottages will be 1.5 blocks down Bluff Lane on your right.

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, Golf Courses, Door Community Auditorium, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Parking, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

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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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 10:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Cottages Only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: View rates/availability on our website
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of 50% of the base rate before taxes is required on all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Refunds will be made on cancellations received 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Deposits on cancellations with less than the required notice will be refunded only if the space is re-rented. Moving an existing reservation to a future date is considered a cancellation. Refunds are not available for late arrivals or early departures. Reservations for a single night stay require a 100% deposit. Reservations for groups booking 3 or more units (Inn Rooms and /or Cottages) for the same dates require a 100% deposit which is non-refundable (notification prior to the deadline is not honored). A cancellation fee of $25 per room/cottage booked is subtracted from all refunds.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Melanie Camp, Innkeeper

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

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

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